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Game Thread 7/12: Twins vs. Tampa Bay, 7:10 pm CT

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#1 Tom Froemming

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Posted 12 July 2018 - 02:35 PM

Twins | 41-49 overall, 26-21 at home, 6-4 in their last 10

Kyle Gibson | 3.59 ERA, 1.27 WHIP, 8.8 K/9, 3.9 BB/9

 

Rays | 48-44 overall, 22-27 on the road, 7-3 in their last 10

Blake Snell | 2.09 ERA, 1.03 WHIP, 10.2 K/9, 3.4 BB/9

 

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The Twins have been playing well of late, but the Rays arrive at Target Field red hot. They’re on a five-game winning streak in which they’ve outscored their opponents 31-13. Here’s how weird the American League is in 2018: Despite being six games better than the Twins, the Rays are actually farther away from a playoff spot (9.5 games back in the Wild Card) than Minnesota right now (8.5 games back in the Central).

 

So even though Tampa Bay is four games over .500, they’re in pretty much the same position as the Twins as we head closer and closer to the trade deadline.

 

Darren Wolfson tracked down Twins GM Thad Levine and got some updates on Miguel Sano and Byron Buxton. Here’s the video on Twitter:

 
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#2 Mike Sixel

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Posted 12 July 2018 - 02:49 PM

Grossman might be batting a bit high for my tastes....but Willians is playing!

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Posted 12 July 2018 - 02:55 PM

Grossman might be batting a bit high for my tastes....but Willians is playing!

Yeah, but when are we going to see him behind the plate?




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Posted 12 July 2018 - 03:08 PM

I probably should have mentioned that Logan Morrison was placed on the DL with what they're calling a "left hip impingement" and Ehire Adrianza was activated back off the DL to replacement. 

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Posted 12 July 2018 - 03:30 PM

 

I probably should have mentioned that Logan Morrison was placed on the DL with what they're calling a "left hip impingement" and Ehire Adrianza was activated back off the DL to replacement. 

Hmm, I would have thought it would be due to a Left Swing impingement for Logan - thanks for the update!!Grossman batting 4th make me a little uneasy but he has been hitting better lately and looking at the rest of the choices I don't see too many other options.  

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Posted 12 July 2018 - 04:27 PM

The grounds crew has rolled out the tarp. It appears this one may be delayed.

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Posted 12 July 2018 - 04:49 PM

 

The grounds crew has rolled out the tarp. It appears this one may be delayed.

Yeah, I just beat the rain home. Heavy, but don't know how long it will last.

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Posted 12 July 2018 - 05:04 PM

The grounds crew has rolled out the tarp. It appears this one may be delayed.


I’m at City Works on 7th and Hennepin and it’s monsoon season out right now.

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Posted 12 July 2018 - 05:08 PM

It never rains here....other than September through April....

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Posted 12 July 2018 - 05:16 PM

Eddie Rosario lost out on the final vote to get into the All-Star Game, but in the end is he really a winner?

I mean, if my day job was like "hey Tom, you can either take four days off or we can send you out to Washington, where you'll probably have to do a bunch of extra work" I know what I'd pick. Then again, maybe things for a desk jockey are slightly different than a professional baseball player, I dunno.
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#11 Carole Keller

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Posted 12 July 2018 - 05:22 PM

Eddie Rosario lost out on the final vote to get into the All-Star Game, but in the end is he really a winner?

I mean, if my day job was like "hey Tom, you can either take four days off or we can send you out to Washington, where you'll probably have to do a bunch of extra work" I know what I'd pick. Then again, maybe things for a desk jockey are slightly different than a professional baseball player, I dunno.


Yeah. People always think it’s a bad thing when I’m not scheduled to go on tour with the orchestra, thinking I’m missing out. The only think I’m missing out on is jet lag and work.
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Posted 12 July 2018 - 05:25 PM

Eddie Rosario lost out on the final vote to get into the All-Star Game, but in the end is he really a winner?

I mean, if my day job was like "hey Tom, you can either take four days off or we can send you out to Washington, where you'll probably have to do a bunch of extra work" I know what I'd pick. Then again, maybe things for a desk jockey are slightly different than a professional baseball player, I dunno.

True, but I’ve heard players with an all star appearance on their resume command bigger deals. I wonder how true that is.

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Posted 12 July 2018 - 05:31 PM

Here's to Astudillo taking the DH job from Logan Pipp.
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#14 Mike Sixel

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Posted 12 July 2018 - 05:34 PM

 

Eddie Rosario lost out on the final vote to get into the All-Star Game, but in the end is he really a winner?

I mean, if my day job was like "hey Tom, you can either take four days off or we can send you out to Washington, where you'll probably have to do a bunch of extra work" I know what I'd pick. Then again, maybe things for a desk jockey are slightly different than a professional baseball player, I dunno.

 

Used in arbitration....plus, you get to be known as an All Star forever. 

 

I'd totally want that.

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Posted 12 July 2018 - 05:36 PM

....plus, you get to be known as an All Star forever.


Just like Laudner
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Posted 12 July 2018 - 05:40 PM

Yeah. People always think it’s a bad thing when I’m not scheduled to go on tour with the orchestra, thinking I’m missing out. The only think I’m missing out on is jet lag and work.


Then again, I’ve been some places I’d never go to on my own because of work.

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Posted 12 July 2018 - 05:49 PM

Delay of about an hour sounds like.

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Posted 12 July 2018 - 05:53 PM

I probably should have mentioned that Logan Morrison was placed on the DL with what they're calling a "left hip impingement" and Ehire Adrianza was activated back off the DL to replacement.


Left Hip Impingement? Didn’t I see them play 7th Street Entry in the ‘80s?
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Posted 12 July 2018 - 06:13 PM

I’ll bet Rosario gets there as an injury replacement for someone.

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Posted 12 July 2018 - 06:15 PM

 

I probably should have mentioned that Logan Morrison was placed on the DL with what they're calling a "left hip impingement" and Ehire Adrianza was activated back off the DL to replacement. 

 

that explains the "speed" lately....

There's always next year, or the next, or maybe by the time I'm Chief's age, I guess....




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