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#1 sampleSizeOfOne

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Posted 22 June 2018 - 03:29 PM

The order o' tonight's service will be as follows...

Would the congregation please rise for the singing hymn #25 "Nothing but Raindrops"

The first sermon will be given on "the 3rd strike."

There will be a moment of silence as the pitcher gets the sign.

Rise for hymn #99 "Third base coach is waving you on"

The second sermon is "hitting the cutoff"

A collection plate will be passed about for those stranded in scoring position.

And finally please rise for our national anthem.

The bullpen will be called in to give the benediction.

Can i have an Amen?

Er, and feel free to incorporate yer own variations as appropriate. I usually sleep too late to make it to services myself. I guess i'm limited by my own experience and even that i'm only badly parodyin'. I should get out more widely to experience this freedom of religion thing...

Rangers
Mike Minor (L)

1. Shin-Soo Choo (L) DH
2. Elvis Andrus (R ) SS
3. Nomar Mazara (L) RF
4. Adrian Beltre ( R) 3B
5. Rougned Odor (L) 2B
6. Joey Gallo (L) LF
7. Robinson Chirinos ( R) C
8. Ronald Guzman (L) 1B
9. Delino DeShields ( R) CF

Twins
Fernando Romero ( R)

1. Joe Mauer (L) 1B
2. Eddie Rosario (L) LF
3. Brian Dozier (R ) 2B
4. Robbie Grossman (S) DH
5. Ehire Adrianza (S) SS
6. Taylor Motter (R ) 3B
7. Max Kepler (L) RF
8. Ryan LaMarre ( R) CF
9. Bobby Wilson (R ) C

Gametime Forecast: 80°F • Mostly Cloudy • 0% PoP
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Posted 22 June 2018 - 03:43 PM

Following the service, please join us in the basement for fellowship, and where chicken sandwiches will be served. 

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Posted 22 June 2018 - 04:16 PM

For those keeping track, Rosario is back, but no Escobar in tonight's line up.

Hope he gets well soon.

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Posted 22 June 2018 - 04:26 PM

4 through 6 in the line-up is pretty awesome.

I wonder when the last time was when Adrianza hit 5th.

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Posted 22 June 2018 - 04:49 PM

Here's a nagging issue for me. When RG is your cleanup hitter, and Andrianza is in the 5 hole, can you look in the mirror and call yourself a contender? ,I know injuries, suspensions, and bad luck haven't helped. But sheesh! I now return to My GT Happy Place. :)
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Posted 22 June 2018 - 04:51 PM

It's a chicken salad sandwich lineup, for sure. But the game is not played on paper (plates).
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Posted 22 June 2018 - 04:55 PM

If Escobar isn’t ready to play by tomorrow, the Twins may need to DL him. Oh, wait. They don’t have any infielders to bring up anyway.

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Posted 22 June 2018 - 04:57 PM

Here's a nagging issue for me. When RG is your cleanup hitter, and Andrianza is in the 5 hole, can you look in the mirror and call yourself a contender? ,I know injuries, suspensions, and bad luck haven't helped. But sheesh! I now return to My GT Happy Place. :)


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Posted 22 June 2018 - 05:00 PM

Not the 27 Yankees lineup for sure, 4 real guys and 5 Class ?????


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Posted 22 June 2018 - 05:15 PM

Not the 27 Yankees lineup for sure, 4 real guys and 5 Class ?????


Maybe the 72 Yankees?
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Posted 22 June 2018 - 05:17 PM

I’m just happy we have an Eddie in the lineup.
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Posted 22 June 2018 - 05:24 PM

Another strikeout for Buxton at Rochester this evening.  

 

SIgh.


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Posted 22 June 2018 - 05:39 PM

Another strikeout for Buxton at Rochester this evening.  
 
SIgh.

They want him to completely change his approach/swing, and I agree. I would guess he's going back to a leg kick, but just a guess. Also he might be instructed to take more pitches. Hopefully someone with eyes on will give a report in the milb thread or somewhere.

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Posted 22 June 2018 - 05:39 PM

So, Mrs. Blake and I got back to town this morning, where this afternoon it's a balmy 105 degrees.

 

Did I mention we were in Laughlin, NV., where the high yesterday was 119?

 

105 doesn't really looks so bad right about now.

 

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Posted 22 June 2018 - 05:41 PM

May as well bat Romero tonight.

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Posted 22 June 2018 - 06:04 PM

That's a brutal lineup. The Twins batting order only has 1 hitter with an OPS over .730 with 5 guys under .700. It doesn't matter how much better the pitching is this year when the lineup is this bad.


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Posted 22 June 2018 - 06:09 PM

 

That's a brutal lineup. The Twins batting order only has 1 hitter with an OPS over .730 with 5 guys under .700. It doesn't matter how much better the pitching is this year when the lineup is this bad.

I keep waiting for this lineup to get it together. Maybe they'll get it together after a couple of major players are traded at the deadline.


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Posted 22 June 2018 - 06:12 PM

 

It's a chicken salad sandwich lineup, for sure. But the game is not played on paper (plates).

It's a chicken-something lineup, that's for sure....

 

Just one glance at that gives me a visual of a white flag being waved from the dugout before the shootin' even starts.

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Posted 22 June 2018 - 06:23 PM

Wouldn't mind a status update here or there, as i seem incapable of checking on my own...

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Posted 22 June 2018 - 06:24 PM

Wouldn't mind a status update here or there, as i seem incapable of checking on my own...

0-0, bottom 1st :)

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