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Game Thread: 6/13/19 Twins vs. Mariners 12:10 CDT

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#1 Diesel

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Posted 13 June 2019 - 06:39 AM

Breathe in. Breathe out. The Twins have been through a bit of a rough stretch, but I do feel that people are overreacting justttttt a bit. Yes, the Panic!! Thread is incredible, but I really don't think people should be too worried about this team. I'm just going to give a few reasons why to be hopeful about this team.

The Twins have three guys at Rochester that would be on the majority of rosters leaguewide in Cave, Astudillo, and Arraez. As much as an injury to a star hitter would suck, the Twins have guys to fill in!

The Twins have an impressive and deep prospect list. Through the next few years, many of these guys will turn into really good players, while others will be traded to help our current team!

These past 12 or so games have been label as terrible by the fan base, yet the team is still around .500 during this time. If that is a rough stretch, I am scared to know what an extremely good stretch is for this team.

Any team can win in baseball once the playoffs start. Look at dome teams that have recently won it all. The 1997 and 2003 Marlins. The 2006 Cardinals. The 2005 White Sox. Once you are in the playoffs, you have a chance to win it all.

This team is still one of the best in baseball, and I expect that to continue throughout the year. The bats are still hot, the pitching will eventually be better again, and I promise you this team won't have 5 errors in a game again this year. This team still can win this series, guys.

Pitchers:

Yusei "Ohtani was great against me too" Kikuchi, SEA 3-4 4.99 ERA

Big Mike "You know what you will get" Pineda, MIN 4-3 5.34 ERA

Anyone else can chip in some positive thoughts about this team below. Lineups TBA, but someone can post them in the game thread.

Let's Play Ball!
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Posted 13 June 2019 - 06:46 AM

I feel like I just got off last nights game thread.  Another game already? I'm exhausted.

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On a long enough timeline the survival rate for everyone drops to zero.

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Posted 13 June 2019 - 06:58 AM

I'll be at today's game! Should be fun. I get to see Big Mike labor for five or six innings. Yea!

 

Of course, after that is the bullpen! I hope the beer is cold and refreshing.

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Posted 13 June 2019 - 08:03 AM

But what is this thread's name??? (The name "Sam" needs to be officially retired forever.)

It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data. -- Arthur Conan Doyle


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Posted 13 June 2019 - 08:04 AM

I'll be at today's game! Should be fun. I get to see Big Mike labor for five or six innings. Yea!

Of course, after that is the bullpen! I hope the beer is cold and refreshing.


COLD? It’s 50-something outside and you want COLD beer? I admonish ye.
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A rose by any other name would smell as sweet. But a skunkweed will always be a skunkweed and instantly recognizable. 


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Posted 13 June 2019 - 08:05 AM

But what is this thread's name??? (The name "Sam" needs to be officially retired forever.)


I think it should be called John
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A rose by any other name would smell as sweet. But a skunkweed will always be a skunkweed and instantly recognizable. 


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Posted 13 June 2019 - 08:08 AM

 

COLD? It’s 50-something outside and you want COLD beer? I admonish ye.

Well, could keep warm through thinking about the 106 it's going to be where I live....


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Posted 13 June 2019 - 08:11 AM

Well, could keep warm through thinking about the 106 it's going to be where I live....

No, thinking about warm weather elsewhere does not make one feel warm. It makes one feel even colder.
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Posted 13 June 2019 - 10:00 AM

But what is this thread's name??? (The name "Sam" needs to be officially retired forever.)


"Play it again, Sam" would seem to diverge from original meaning somewhat...
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Posted 13 June 2019 - 10:04 AM

I think it should be called John


I could get behind this.

Good ol' Johnny won't let us down.
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Posted 13 June 2019 - 10:09 AM

"The Twins have been through a bit of a rough stretch"

I like how a bit of a rough stretch constitutes dropping 2 of 3 on the road and not sweeping a series in a while. Most teams would take this all day and we have still managed to have one of the top records in all of baseball on top of that
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Posted 13 June 2019 - 10:33 AM

Was just wondering...

Do band wagons have conductors?
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Posted 13 June 2019 - 10:42 AM

Let's go!

 

SS Polanco .339
1B Cron .276
DH Cruz .273
LF Gonzalez .256
2B Schoop .246
RF Kepler .262
3B Adrianza .258
C Castro .274
CF Buxton .271

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Posted 13 June 2019 - 10:48 AM

The pitching has been held together with duct tape and twine this whole season, so some falling apart should not be a surprise.

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Posted 13 June 2019 - 11:00 AM

Who hits bombas today? No Sanò or Rosario.

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Posted 13 June 2019 - 11:03 AM

At the game too. It is a stunning day.
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"A noble spirit embiggens the smallest man."


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Posted 13 June 2019 - 11:03 AM

 

Who hits bombas today? No Sanò or Rosario.

Cruz with a majestic long ball to deep left center and Cron with a laser beam just inside the LF foul pole.

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Posted 13 June 2019 - 11:06 AM

My request of the Twins players today is, no dramatics, just timely hits, strong pitches, and crisp D. That should lead to a W.

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Posted 13 June 2019 - 11:11 AM

My request of the Twins players today is, no dramatics, just timely hits, strong pitches, and crisp D. That should lead to a W.


That would be a circus boy update inthe software sense as we reboot for a new game, eh?
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Posted 13 June 2019 - 11:13 AM

At the game too. It is a stunning day.


Emjoy!

If it is ever a choice between posting and enjoying the game, enjoy. You can always post later if you must.