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Game Thread: Twins vs Texas 7:10 PM CST 7/5/2019

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#1 Blake

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Posted 05 July 2019 - 02:24 PM

Because we're winding down into the All Star break, I thought today would be a good day to look back.

 

With a quick Google Search, I came up with some stuff that will allow me to escape the rigors of putting together a real game thread and, instead, dine off the work of others, while taking credit for my complete lack of inspiration.

 

Without further ado, here goes:

 

1687 Isaac Newton's great work PRINCIPIA published by Royal Society in England. Outlines his laws of motion and universal gravitation.

 

 

*How we got Launch angle, spin rate, WHIP and WHIP. 

 

1904 NY Giants 18-game winning streak ends as Phillies win 6-5 in 10 innings at Huntington Park

 

1904giants

 

*I'm going to defer to Chief on this one. His knowledge of the event is probably contemporary, unlike mine.

 

The Twins final stop, before taking a break, one that appears to be much needed, is Texas.

 

It seems the Twins are doing a good job of catching teams on the upswing while they're currently running just a bit flat. 

 

Personally, I think these teams are catching fire just long enough to bother the Twins, then flame out, while the Twins will catch their breath and take the rest of the season by storm.

 

 

 

This team has been very good so far this year and I'm sticking with they'll continue to thrill and chill fans.

 

 

 

*no real reason, just thought this was cool.

 

No for some random and possibly related baseball thoughts:

 

1. All Star Break approaches!

2. Two Twins were voted into the All Star game!

3. May various players on the Twins take a well deserved break and come back better, stronger, faster!

4. 

 

Pitching for the Twins:

 

Martin Perez

 

Pitching for Texas:

 

Adrian Sampson

 

Lineup for the Twins:

 

1. Max Kepler (L) RF
2. Jorge Polanco (S) SS
3. Nelson Cruz ® DH
4. Mitch Garver ® C
5. Marwin Gonzalez (S) LF
6. C.J. Cron ® 1B
7. Luis Arraez (L) 3B
8. Jonathan Schoop ® 2B
9. Byron Buxton ® CF

 

Lineup for TX:

 

Tabula Rasa

 

5. Play Ball!

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted 05 July 2019 - 02:25 PM

Disclaimer: No warranties, implied or otherwise, are implied by this game thread. In fact, quite the opposite. 

 

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

 

.....Somewhere over the rainbow

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Posted 05 July 2019 - 02:47 PM

Isn't this one in Minnesota? There are probably a few ticket holders having a panic attack right now after reading your title.

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It's great to get out of the cellar ... as long as you bring something with you.


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Posted 05 July 2019 - 03:03 PM

Biggest game of the season. The. Biggest.

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#5 Blake

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Posted 05 July 2019 - 04:23 PM

 

Isn't this one in Minnesota? There are probably a few ticket holders having a panic attack right now after reading your title.

I'm the one having the panic attack! You're correct, I've got it wrong.

 

I'll ask a mod to fix, though, knowing them, they'll point and laugh.

 

Rightfully so, I might add.

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Posted 05 July 2019 - 04:40 PM

Based on the radar I think it's unlikely this game starts on time.


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Posted 05 July 2019 - 04:41 PM

This weekend would be a very nice time for Cron to get a few RBIs and maybe a HR or two.
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Posted 05 July 2019 - 05:38 PM

I always want the Twins to win. Duh! But I really, really want this series. I don't think we are firing on all cylinders right now, but I don't think we are playing badly either. I think playing some decent teams, on the road, with a couple really long games, the team is just a little tired right now.

Really want a strong finish for the first half and then a rest. Perez looked good last time out. Go Twins and WIN!

"Nice catch Hayes...don't ever f*****g do it again."

 

--Lou Brown


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Posted 05 July 2019 - 06:00 PM

Danny Santana - is having a great yearfor texas, in left field tonight, good for him

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Posted 05 July 2019 - 06:06 PM

Laudner in the booth with Bremer- anyone but roy smalley

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Posted 05 July 2019 - 06:14 PM

Based on the radar I think it's unlikely this game starts on time.


The delay will give me a chance to watch the end of ‘Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.’
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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 05 July 2019 - 06:25 PM

Spoiler Alert - Wonka wins in Extra Innings.
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Posted 05 July 2019 - 06:38 PM

 

Laudner in the booth with Bremer- anyone but roy smalley

I've been looking forward to Laudner. Hopefully, he still has that edge he demonstrated a few years ago when he suggested the pitcher needs to go down and in again after a batter fouls one of those off his shin.

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Posted 05 July 2019 - 06:38 PM

Biggest game of the season. The. Biggest.


The all star game? Nah, it is not that big...

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Posted 05 July 2019 - 06:40 PM

The delay will give me a chance to watch the end of ‘Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.’


Not to be confused with Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

Don't let Slugworth get your gobstopper!

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Posted 05 July 2019 - 06:43 PM

So, future radar seems to indicate the rain lasting until well after 9. Might be looking at two tomorrow.

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Posted 05 July 2019 - 06:49 PM

Not to be confused with Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
Don't let Slugworth get your gobstopper!


I didn’t give it to him. And I’m still working on it!

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 05 July 2019 - 07:12 PM

I didn’t give it to him. And I’m still working on it!


Gobstoppers were one of few candies that would last through a movie for me. I am a little sad they are smaller these days.

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Posted 05 July 2019 - 07:26 PM

Oh...

Rain delay is over.

I guess i can stop work on the ark for a bit...
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Posted 05 July 2019 - 07:37 PM

Is the audio going up and down for anyone else?

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