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Game Thread (8/8): Twins at Cleveland, 6:10 PM CT

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#1 Tom Froemming

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Posted 08 August 2018 - 10:00 AM

Twins | 53-59 overall, 20-35 on the road, 5-5 last 10
Jake Odorizzi, RHP | 4.60 ERA, 1.41 WHIP, 2.55 K:BB in 115.1 IP

Cleveland | 62-50 overall, 35-23 at home, 6-4 last 10
Mike Clevinger, RHP | 3.48 ERA, 1.22 WHIP, 3.09 K:BB in 139.2 IP

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Additional notes:
Adalberto Mejia left last night’s game early due to a wrist injury, but per La Velle E. Neal III the team does not believe it’s serious. The hope is he’ll make his next scheduled start. In a recent article, Mike Berardino reported that Matt Magill’s role would be changing. Instead of length, Paul Molitor will look to Magill for more high-leverage opportunities. Clevinger has had some trouble against the Twins, posting a 4.23 ERA and 1.59 WHIP in 27 2/3 innings pitched. His career marks are 3.64 ERA and 1.28 WHIP. Eddie Rosario, who is coming off a four-hit night, has a .313/.358/.549 slash line against right-handed pitchers this year.
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#2 yarnivek1972

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Posted 08 August 2018 - 10:08 AM

Not sure how Magill’s earned a “higher leverage” role. He’s given up at least one run in 7 of his last 9 appearances.

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Posted 08 August 2018 - 03:29 PM

I forget. Was yesterday the Straights of Dire or the Boys of Beach?

Is it the other one today?

#4 Han Joelo

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Posted 08 August 2018 - 03:34 PM

I was going to complain about Garver's spot in the lineup, but instead, I'll just be thankful he is in the lineup.  Baby steps.

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#5 sampleSizeOfOne

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Posted 08 August 2018 - 05:10 PM

Are we there yet?

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Posted 08 August 2018 - 05:13 PM

OMG, my prayers are answered. Sano in the 4 hole, Kepler 5, and Morrison all the way down to #7. Now switch Morrison and GArver, change the name "Morrison" to "Austin" and we might have something. I like this lineup other than that....  

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#7 sampleSizeOfOne

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Posted 08 August 2018 - 05:20 PM

If Rosario score, i'll be happy.

Good to get a lead...

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Posted 08 August 2018 - 05:22 PM

It's Cleveland that's in Dire Straits. We win the next three and we are only something like 7 games behind...... Then it's jut a matter of time before the enormous pressure gets to Clevleand and they wilt...... Then we walk into NY and...... and..... Sorry, an image of both the Hindenburg and Les Nessmans Turkey Promotion flashed in front of my eyes! I can't go on............
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TwinsWorld: Did you hear we just updated the Stadium Club?

If I wanted balls and strikes called by a robot, I would get an Xbox!

#9 Aggies7

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Posted 08 August 2018 - 05:25 PM

Cave plays the outfield like I do in slow pitch softball.

#10 Aggies7

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Posted 08 August 2018 - 05:25 PM

Are you serious, Jake Cave? That’s just brutal.

#11 Platoon

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Posted 08 August 2018 - 05:30 PM

Is Cave having a bad inning or is that my imagination?
TwinsWorld: Did you hear we just updated the Stadium Club?

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#12 Aggies7

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Posted 08 August 2018 - 05:32 PM

Is Cave having a bad inning or is that my imagination?


It’s been memorable.

#13 Monkeypaws

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Posted 08 August 2018 - 05:35 PM

Glad to hear about Adalberto.


#14 yarnivek1972

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Posted 08 August 2018 - 05:41 PM

Note to Clevinger: get a haircut ya hippie!
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#15 yarnivek1972

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Posted 08 August 2018 - 05:43 PM

Well, at least Morrison made contact.

#16 AlwaysinModeration

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Posted 08 August 2018 - 05:51 PM

I wonder if Buxton watches all of the balls he would catch if he were manning center for the Twins.

#17 Aggies7

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Posted 08 August 2018 - 06:01 PM

Inexcusable, Mitch.

#18 Aggies7

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Posted 08 August 2018 - 06:01 PM

And it costs a run

#19 Monkeypaws

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Posted 08 August 2018 - 06:02 PM

Good lesson for Garver, on the defensive side.


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Posted 08 August 2018 - 06:03 PM

Sigh



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