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Game Thread: Twins vs White Sox 5:10 PM PST (7:10 PM CST) 5/24/2019

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#1 Blake

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Posted 24 May 2019 - 03:47 AM

"Red-headed step-children are mollycoddled compared to this thrashing."

 

----Halos Heaven game thread, last game of the series against the Angels.

 

The above statement can be applied to multiple teams this season, with the way the Twins have been swinging the lumber.

 

And, even better, the Twins have also had their share of close games, yet found a way to win.

 

But, the White Sox are in town, and, as a division rival, cannot be overlooked, because things tend to be tough within the division. Witness what happened when the Twins played Detroit and split the series.

 

Currently, the Twins own an 8 game lead over Cleveland and take on a Chicago team that, with the young talent they have, should be trending in the right direction. (I had to look twice at the division lead and it's not even the end of May.)

 

One thing to note, though, is the White Sox continue to struggle in the field, currently ranking 29th out of 30 teams when it comes to catching the ball. Only Seattle is worse.

 

Let's hope the above statement can be applied to the White Sox after this next series.

 

 

Some things to think about:

 

1. Over/Under on the errors committed by the White Sox this series?

2. When does the Sox management figure out the ability to catch the ball should probably be considered when developing players?

3. Giolito shut out Houston.

4. Should be a fun series. Oh, who am I kidding? Every series this year has been fun.

 

Pitching for the Twins:

 

Jose Berrios

 

Pitching for the White Sox:

 

Reynaldo Lopez

 

5. Play ball!

 

Uncle Ted even wrote a song about the Twins and where they stand with the Central Division:

 

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#2 Blake

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Posted 24 May 2019 - 03:52 AM

Disclaimer: For any inaccuracies in this thread, the author blames Stan, the guy in the second row 20 seats down from the dugout. If this opener is brilliant, the author blames everyone else, because the author has reached the point he's not really sure which end is up. Normally, the author knows which end is up, it's the getting the right side up that is usually the issue.

 

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Posted 24 May 2019 - 04:40 AM

It's always a good weekend when the Twins beat up on the Sox... so let's hope that the Twins beat up on the Sox to go with my nice 4 day weekend.

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Posted 24 May 2019 - 07:55 AM

I get most nervous to play teams the Twins should have no trouble beating, and the White Sox come to town after just beating the Astros 2 of 3 in Houston, so I hope no one is saying, ‘Yay, we get to play the White Sox now!’ At least we won’t see Giolito this run. But we’ve always had a good rivalry with the Sox and they’ve always played us well. While we were awful last year, they were worse, and yet I still managed to sit through some horrible losses at their hands.
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Posted 24 May 2019 - 08:29 AM

 

I get most nervous to play teams the Twins should have no trouble beating, and the White Sox come to town after just beating the Astros 2 of 3 in Houston, so I hope no one is saying, ‘Yay, we get to play the White Sox now!’ At least we won’t see Giolito this run. But we’ve always had a good rivalry with the Sox and they’ve always played us well. While we were awful last year, they were worse, and yet I still managed to sit through some horrible losses at their hands.

*2 of 4.

 

But I agree, the White Sox are not a pushover, they have some talent. I would not be terribly surprised to see them finish 2nd in the ALC.

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Posted 24 May 2019 - 08:45 AM

No Giolito is definitely good, considering how he shut down the Astros. So the Sox pen should be well rested. They're gonna need it.


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Posted 24 May 2019 - 09:00 AM

In my eyes, there are three tiers of teams in the AL.

Contenders
Yankees Rays Red Sox Twins Astros

Mediocre
Indians White Sox Angels Athletics Rangers

Bad
Orioles Blue Jays Mariners Tigers Royals

The White Sox are going to be a very scary team within a couple years
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Posted 24 May 2019 - 09:11 AM

What's the over/under on Twins home runs this weekend?

 

25?............too conservative?

 

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#9 Craig Arko

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Posted 24 May 2019 - 09:26 AM

Important start for Berrios. See if he can shake off the funk.
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Posted 24 May 2019 - 09:26 AM

 

What's the over/under on Twins home runs this weekend?

 

25?............too conservative?

Yes

 

 

 

I hope you weren't expecting more than that. And please post more often. We need you!

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Posted 24 May 2019 - 09:31 AM

Happy they're avoiding Giolito. He's looking like he's going to be a problem for a long time. 

 

I'm planning on strolling over to the park for tonight's game, hopefully the weather clears up. 

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Posted 24 May 2019 - 09:55 AM

Happy they're avoiding Giolito. He's looking like he's going to be a problem for a long time. 
 
I'm planning on strolling over to the park for tonight's game, hopefully the weather clears up.


Forecast is clearing up by about 4:00. And since Target Field has drainage, should be good to go.
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Posted 24 May 2019 - 09:57 AM

Sweeps are fun, but if the Twins keep winning series, I'll be happy (even if that means losing one at home against the hated* White Sox.

 

*Are they really "hated" any more? This is just the only real rivalry the Twins have, but it's seemed to have turned "meh" more than truly "hated" since the mid-00s.

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Posted 24 May 2019 - 10:09 AM

 

What's the over/under on Twins home runs this weekend?

 

25?............too conservative?

Welcome to the board. Always nice to have new guys.

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Posted 24 May 2019 - 10:21 AM

 

Forecast is clearing up by about 4:00. And since Target Field has drainage, should be good to go.

I had drainage once. Always good to go.

 

 

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Posted 24 May 2019 - 10:29 AM

 

 

What's the over/under on Twins home runs this weekend?

 

25?............too conservative?

Too optimistic. You forgot to factor in the heavier damp air, the ten degrees lower than normal temps, the "We Should Whip These Guys Syndrome" and the tired arms of Twins hitters. I'd put it closer to 20. But my beer glass is usually half empty.

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Posted 24 May 2019 - 11:07 AM

I had drainage once. Always good to go.


Ohhh, myyy!
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Posted 24 May 2019 - 11:20 AM

 

I had drainage once. Always good to go.

And that's all we need to know.

 

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Posted 24 May 2019 - 11:20 AM

I believe if we hit 3 bombs tonight we tie the record for most homeruns through 50 games (1999 Seattle?).

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Posted 24 May 2019 - 11:34 AM

Welcome to the bored. Always nice to have new guise.


ftfy

ps. I hope we win.

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