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Game Thread “Josh” 7/21/19 1:10 CDT Twins vs. Athletics

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#1 Diesel

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Posted 21 July 2019 - 09:41 AM

I’ve been kind of hanging in the lowlights for the past month. A lot of stress-induced games by the Twins have led me to stay away from the online keyboards so I don’t say anything I regret. However, I do have a few questions to start off this series finale.

Why do teams have elephants as mascots, but not as the actual name of the team? (Looking at you, Oakland and Alabama)

Is it bad that I’ve never heard of half of the pitchers on Oakland’s roster? (Blake Treinen and (gulp) Liam Hendriks are exceptions)

Are there actually going to be five good teams in the National League this year? What a disaster!

Why was the last game thread named after my dog?😏

When’s Morneau coming back to the booth? Congrats to him and his family!

Could there be a legitimate baseball team of guys named Mike, Matt, and Mark?

Wrong Answers Only

Lineups

1. Max Kepler CF
2. Jorge Polanco SS
3. Nelson Cruz DH
4. Eddie Rosario LF
5. Miguel Sano 3B
6. Marwin Gonzalez RF
7. Luis Arraez 2B
8. Ehire Adrianza 1B
9. Jason Castro C

1. Marcus Semien SS
2. Matt Chapman 3B
3. Matt Olson 1B
4. Mark Canha RF
5. Ramon Laureano CF
6. Khris Davis DH
7. The best defensive outfielder in Twins History LF
8. Jurickson Profar 2B
9. Josh Phegley C

Big Mike Pineda vs. Daniel Mengden

Play Ball!

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Posted 21 July 2019 - 10:17 AM

Last night could be one of those season defining losses if the team allows it to happen. We’ve seen it before with other teams.

Remember Thome’s walk off against the White Sox in 2010? That happened on August 8th? The White Sox may not of lost the division that day, but we all know that emotionally they did. It was all over for them after that. We can’t let that happen here.
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Posted 21 July 2019 - 10:22 AM

Last night could be one of those season defining losses if the team allows it to happen. We’ve seen it before with other teams.

Remember Thome’s walk off against the White Sox in 2010? That happened on August 8th? The White Sox may not of lost the division that day, but we all know that emotionally they did. It was all over for them after that. We can’t let that happen here.


The Twins need to add some big pieces at the deadline to keep morale up. Giving Morin away wasn’t a bad thing in itself, but doing it before Mejia and Magill was not the best idea

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Posted 21 July 2019 - 10:39 AM

The Twins are 1 and 4 on the current home stand. They will need to win today and sweep the Yankees to have a winning homestand. The trade deadline is near and the Twins are pretty quiet, which is normal for them. The Indians will stay hot, they want to win. I wish I could say the same for the Twins. Enjoy the last few days of first place for the 2019 Twins.

You know horses are smarter than people. You never heard of a horse going broke betting on people.  - Will Rogers


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Posted 21 July 2019 - 10:44 AM

Looking at this Oakland team, it reminds me of a bunch of leftovers. Unfortunately for the Twins, sometimes leftovers can be really good, at least until they go bad. Some posters have argued that the Athletics look like a World Series team. I don't see it. I see it as a bunch of overachievers somehow playing ~.500 ball. It's rare (1987) that such teams go on to post-season success. 

 

As for the Twins, is it just bad luck that they can't score with the bases loaded or are they really a bunch of chokers? Time will tell, I guess.

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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 21 July 2019 - 11:05 AM

The Twins are 1 and 4 on the current home stand. They will need to win today and sweep the Yankees to have a winning homestand. The trade deadline is near and the Twins are pretty quiet, which is normal for them. The Indians will stay hot, they want to win. I wish I could say the same for the Twins. Enjoy the last few days of first place for the 2019 Twins.


Things are definitely going to happen at the deadline (The 3 Ms in the bullpen were moved to create space). The Indians are playing out of their minds right now, and The Twins are still 3 games ahead. Let’s be a bit more optimistic, OK?
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Posted 21 July 2019 - 11:42 AM

Let's just make sure to try our best to have some fun today, huh?

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Posted 21 July 2019 - 11:49 AM

Tell me about your optimism after the Yankee series. No doubt you will still be preaching this hogwash when we are 3 games behind in August. Excuse my harshness here but I take offense when being told how I should think

There are plenty of other threads on this site for you to go down that road!
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Posted 21 July 2019 - 11:56 AM

Let's just make sure to try our best to have some fun today, huh?


I’ve got a fridge full of beer if you want to bring some nachos.
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Posted 21 July 2019 - 11:59 AM

one little click and all my search pages are showing fluevog ads. 

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Posted 21 July 2019 - 12:04 PM

Why do teams have elephants as mascots, but not as the actual name of the team? (Looking at you, Oakland and Alabama)

Maybe still a throwback from these unfortunate days??
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Posted 21 July 2019 - 12:05 PM

Also, Simpsons to the rescue again:

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Posted 21 July 2019 - 12:07 PM

The players suck

The manager sucks

The coaches suck

The owners suck

The front office sucks

The beer vendors suck

The ushers suck

I suck

You suck

Everyone and everything sucks

 

Play ball!

 

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Endut! Hoch Hech!


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Posted 21 July 2019 - 12:08 PM

 

The players suck

The manager sucks

The coaches suck

The owners suck

The front office sucks

The beer vendors suck

The ushers suck

I suck

You suck

Everyone and everything sucks

 

Play ball!

HEY! You take that back!

 

The beer vendors are tremendous :)

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Posted 21 July 2019 - 12:12 PM

you scream, i scream, we all scream for ice cream.

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Posted 21 July 2019 - 12:13 PM

"Greetings, Professor Falken. How about a nice game of basreball?"
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Posted 21 July 2019 - 12:13 PM

Damn fine anthem, however
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Posted 21 July 2019 - 12:19 PM

Gonzalez!
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Posted 21 July 2019 - 12:19 PM

Alright alright alright

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Posted 21 July 2019 - 12:21 PM

Josh is off to a good start (or at least not a bad start)
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