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

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#41 stringer bell

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Posted 29 April 2019 - 03:45 PM

Probably better for Marwin to greet his ex-teammates at first base.

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Posted 29 April 2019 - 04:21 PM

Yeah.... don't really understand not playing Cron tonight. Dude has been playing well. At least not batting 5th if you're intent of playing Marwin.


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Posted 29 April 2019 - 05:03 PM

Cruz, so far this year, only has 2 days/games of just one hit. He either gets multiple hits in a game (8 games).... or no hits at all (11 games) the other days. 

Gonzalez and Adrianza. Both in the same game. Damn. I guess that means or bench looks better.

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Posted 29 April 2019 - 05:06 PM

 

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Posted 29 April 2019 - 05:24 PM

A few things:

 

1.) I will be at Target Field for the games on Wednesday and Thursday this week. I'm flying in from Pittsburgh. Can't wait!

 

2.) This is going to be a VERY difficult week for the Twins. 4 with the Astros and 3 at Yankee Stadium. Meanwhile, Cleveland has off-days Today and Thursday, and have a two-game set in Miami and a three-game set with the M's at Progressive Field. FiveThirtyEight's projections are not kind for the Twins this week. However...

 

3.) FiveThirtyEight has the Twins at a 60% chance to make the playoffs. Cleveland is still the runaway favorites to win the Central, but given the surprising meltdown in Boston, the mediocrity of the A's, the poor start by the Angels, and the likelihood of unsustainable success by Seattle, grabbing that 2nd Wild Card Spot is very much within reach. I know it's early, but gotta dream big, amiright!?

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Posted 29 April 2019 - 05:32 PM

A pun-derstorm

edit: I'll see myself out


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#47 Joe A. Preusser

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Posted 29 April 2019 - 05:35 PM

A few things:
 
1.) I will be at Target Field for the games on Wednesday and Thursday this week. I'm flying in from Pittsburgh. Can't wait!
 
2.) This is going to be a VERY difficult week for the Twins. 4 with the Astros and 3 at Yankee Stadium. Meanwhile, Cleveland has off-days Today and Thursday, and have a two-game set in Miami and a three-game set with the M's at Progressive Field. FiveThirtyEight's projections are not kind for the Twins this week. However...
 
3.) FiveThirtyEight has the Twins at a 60% chance to make the playoffs. Cleveland is still the runaway favorites to win the Central, but given the surprising meltdown in Boston, the mediocrity of the A's, the poor start by the Angels, and the likelihood of unsustainable success by Seattle, grabbing that 2nd Wild Card Spot is very much within reach. I know it's early, but gotta dream big, amiright!?


Nice to hear, but I'd much rather step on Cleveland's throat here and now and play one of those wild carders in the first round. Own it, baby.

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Posted 29 April 2019 - 05:51 PM

Fantastic catch Marwin

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Posted 29 April 2019 - 05:56 PM

Fantastic AB from Kepler

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Posted 29 April 2019 - 06:00 PM

So the “lefty heavy lineup” includes 2 righties and a lefty on the bench? That’s doesn’t seem that abnormal.

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Posted 29 April 2019 - 06:03 PM

Polanco got caught chasing a bunch of junk from Verlander. Interesting to see him threw exclusively fastballs to Kepler and then go all offspeed to Polanco.

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Posted 29 April 2019 - 06:14 PM

Interesting that Adrianza sat against lowly Baltimore but has been in the lineup against Houston the last 2 times the Twins have played the Astros.


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Posted 29 April 2019 - 06:15 PM

Odorizzi isn't looking terrible out there.

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Posted 29 April 2019 - 06:23 PM

That Schoop slide was terrible. Lead leg missed bag and he tagged with trailing hand. Nitpicky, but those are the things that lose games

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Posted 29 April 2019 - 06:30 PM

Good inning to get through the meat of the order by Jake

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Posted 29 April 2019 - 06:34 PM

I predict that Adrianza will go deep!
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Posted 29 April 2019 - 06:35 PM

ADRIANZA!!! BOMB!

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Posted 29 April 2019 - 06:35 PM

You can call him Ehire!!
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Posted 29 April 2019 - 06:35 PM

Tigers can thank the first-base umpire for that home run on a second chance.

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Posted 29 April 2019 - 06:35 PM

Haha get out of here, cmon
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