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Game Thread: Twins vs. Rays 5:10 PM PST (7:10 PM CDT) 6/25/2019

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#1 Blake

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Posted 25 June 2019 - 10:58 AM

It's Tuesday, no baseball yesterday, well, no baseball that counts, which means Monday was an off-day for the home town nine and, it gives me a chance to toss some word salad and create this series opener thread masterpiece.

 

The object of this opener, much like the opener used in games, is to get the ball rolling and then pass the baton to the bulk-writers. The guys who do the heavy lifting for the rest of series. 

 

Which brings me to the Rays. The Rays are credited with starting the "opener" then "primary" pitcher. Truth of the matter is, though, TD has long used this format. I think the Rays merely lifted the idea from Twins Daily and rebranded to suit their needs. 

 

With that said, I hope Twins Daily, and assorted associated writers, miscreants, low lifes and ne're do wells understand the grave responsibility they have when it comes to influencing baseball. 

 

Call it: "The TD Effect."

 

 

*I've been trying to work this in some how and, well, decided to just force the issue. Mainly because I think it's funny.

 

With that, here are some things to think about:

 

1. Can Mr. Gibson rebound from his last not so good start?

2. Can Blake Snell, awesome name and all, fall on his face, just for the Twins?

3.Can Mr. Sano became a regular contributor to the "Bomba" squad?

4. Will Mr. Arraez be allowed to show that he belongs over the next few games?

 

Pitching for the Twins:

 

Kyle Gibson

 

Pitching for the Rays:

 

Blake Snell

 

5. Play Ball!

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Posted 25 June 2019 - 11:00 AM

Disclaimer: This thread, in no way, is accusing the Rays of nefarious activities and the lifting of valuable ideas from the best baseball site on the web, Twins Daily. Nor does the author think the Rays owe anything in the way of monetary damages to the aforementioned site. 

 

.....Free tickets to games will suffice.

 

Sincerely, 

 

One of many authors of game threads. 

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#3 Blake

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Posted 25 June 2019 - 11:03 AM

 

The game is in Minneapolis, Central time.

Could you at least let me get my disclaimer written before pointing out my errors? :)

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Posted 25 June 2019 - 11:27 AM

 

 

2. Can Blake Snell, awesome name and all, fall on his face, just for the Twins?

 

 

If I remember correctly, the last time Snell faced the Twins, the Rays had just come from a series in Detroit. Snell himself looked like he had been drinking from the Flint River.It was one of his few very bad starts that season.There is precedent!!

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#5 sampleSizeOfOne

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Posted 25 June 2019 - 12:28 PM

Could you at least let me get my disclaimer written before pointing out my errors? :)


Can't tell... were you picked off or picked on?

How was that scored?

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Posted 25 June 2019 - 01:21 PM

I see finding out the lesser of two evils is the story in right field today.Astudillo's glove vs. Cave's bat against Snell.

 

I'm calling an Austin Meadows triple.

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Posted 25 June 2019 - 01:26 PM

I am safe back at home, by the way.

it was nice to see even just a wee bit of Minnesota. Alas, kinda wish the Twins had given KC more of a run for their money on Sunday. Can't help feelin' bad for Jessica...

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Posted 25 June 2019 - 01:34 PM

 

Can't tell... were you picked off or picked on?

How was that scored?

"Yes."

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Posted 25 June 2019 - 02:05 PM

"Yes."


I "see."

Sorry if i fell in the picking on catagory.

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Posted 25 June 2019 - 02:08 PM

 

I "see."

Sorry if i fell in the picking on catagory.

Nonsense, you asked how it is scored, I scored it a "Yes."


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Posted 25 June 2019 - 02:37 PM

 

I see finding out the lesser of two evils is the story in right field today.Astudillo's glove vs. Cave's bat against Snell.

 

I'm calling an Austin Meadows triple.

No inside the parker?

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Posted 25 June 2019 - 02:38 PM

 

 

Edited by Blake, 25 June 2019 - 02:38 PM.

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Posted 25 June 2019 - 02:38 PM

No one keel over that I remembered to post the lineups.


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Posted 25 June 2019 - 02:57 PM

 

No one keel over that I remembered to post the lineups.

Always with the age cracks...

Cutting my carbs...with a pizza slicer.


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Posted 25 June 2019 - 03:05 PM

 

Always with the age cracks...

Yes, well, a bit of ointment will clear those cracks right up...

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Posted 25 June 2019 - 03:08 PM

No one keel over that I remembered to post the lineups.


Keel over? Oh, you mean turtle.

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Posted 25 June 2019 - 03:11 PM

Always with the age cracks...


And corresponding wise cracks.

Personally, i think it's all craic. No harm in that, aye?

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Posted 25 June 2019 - 03:28 PM

Interesting, Astudillo in the field over Cave.


#19 USAFChief

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Posted 25 June 2019 - 03:32 PM

No Buxton. He was eligible to come off the IL today, no?

 

Worrisome.

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Posted 25 June 2019 - 04:38 PM

 

No Buxton. He was eligible to come off the IL today, no?

 

Worrisome.

 

Yet unsurprising.

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