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Game Thread: Twins vs Houston @ 4:40 PM PST (6:40 PM CST) 4/29/2019

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#21 ashbury

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Posted 29 April 2019 - 12:21 PM

National homonym day? Sew how dew wee no witch weigh is rite?

Yew Kant.

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Posted 29 April 2019 - 12:23 PM

 

Oui Cannes knot no.

Uh oh.

 

I'm going to wind up in a corner, muttering, "What have I done? What have I unleashed?"

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#23 ashbury

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Posted 29 April 2019 - 12:23 PM

Oui Cannes

Say bone.

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Posted 29 April 2019 - 12:26 PM

 

Uh oh.

 

I'm going to wind up in a corner, muttering, "What have I done? What have I unleashed?"

Once you open Pandora's Box, there is no turning back...

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Posted 29 April 2019 - 12:28 PM

 

Say bone.

HAHAHAHAHA NO WAY! you didn't say simon says.

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#26 USAFChief

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Posted 29 April 2019 - 12:29 PM

 

Uh oh.

 

 What have I unleashed?"

A pun-derstorm

 

edit: I'll see myself out

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Posted 29 April 2019 - 12:30 PM

 

A pun-derstorm

That's the opposite of unbad.

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Posted 29 April 2019 - 12:30 PM

Once you open PUNdora's Box, there is no turning back...

FTFY

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Posted 29 April 2019 - 12:32 PM

 

A pun-derstorm

 

edit: I'll see myself out

homonym pun-derstorm.

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Posted 29 April 2019 - 12:32 PM

 

FTFY

This thread spiraled out of control so fast, it was tough to keep up!

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Posted 29 April 2019 - 01:27 PM

 

This thread spiraled out of control so fast, it was tough to keep up!

You can say that again.

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Posted 29 April 2019 - 01:27 PM

 

This thread spiraled out of control so fast, it was tough to keep up!

 


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Posted 29 April 2019 - 01:30 PM

Lineup:

 

Max Kepler (L) RF
Jorge Polanco (S) SS
Eddie Rosario (L) DH
Mitch Garver ® C
Marwin Gonzalez (S) 1B
Jonathan Schoop ® 2B
Jake Cave (L) LF
Ehire Adrianza (S) 3B
Byron Buxton ® CF

 

Notsure I quite understand this lineup. Cron has been hitting the ball well lately, Cruz is one of our most consistent hitters, and Ehire just can't hit.

Career Game Thread Record: 10-3

 

Safe to say I am the key to the Twins' success 


#34 ashbury

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Posted 29 April 2019 - 01:31 PM

It's Homina Day!

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Posted 29 April 2019 - 02:13 PM

Yeah, it's weird. Looks like he's padding the lineup with as many lefties as possible. Not the move I would have made, but we'll see how it plays.

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Posted 29 April 2019 - 02:49 PM

Yeah, it's weird. Looks like he's padding the lineup with as many lefties as possible. Not the move I would have made, but we'll see how it plays.

It could be nothing more complicated than the crack analytics team pulling up career records against Verlander, and Rocco going with whoever has had the most succ-... least failure against this stud pitcher. Well, never mind, nobody except Cruz has that much of a track record to base anything on. But, Analytics. I bet they analyzed stuff.

 

And they went heavy on lefties (or switch hitters) against a good righty. Analytics.

 

Except... Castro, lefty though he is, has a miserable 1-for-19 records against Verlander. He's the only exception. I believe. Analytics. It's a 3 man bench and the other two are righties.

 

On the 40-man, Wade, Gordon and Arraez are all lefties but not in town at this time. Analytics. :)

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Posted 29 April 2019 - 02:53 PM

Lefties are only hitting .160 against Verlander, with 31 strikeouts (vs. .203 for righties with only 15 Ks.) OBP is 50 points higher for righties; and .OPS is 20 points higher. 

 

I don't know if the mostly-lefty lineup is the way to go.

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Posted 29 April 2019 - 02:57 PM

It could be nothing more complicated than the crack analytics team pulling up career records against Verlander and Rocco going with whoever has had the most succ-... least failure against this stud pitcher. Well, never mind, nobody except Cruz has that much of a track record to base anything on. But, Analytics.They analyzed stuff. Analytics.

They were able to analyze the lack of data and come away with some interesting conclusions about it, I’m sure.
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Posted 29 April 2019 - 03:37 PM

Verlander sure is fun to watch, when he's pitching against anyone other than the Twins.

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Posted 29 April 2019 - 03:40 PM

Gonzalez struggling in the 6 spot. Naturally, the solution is to hit him 5th.



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