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Game Thread: Twins vs. Yankees, 7/24/19, 7:10pm CST

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#21 Nine of twelve

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Posted 24 July 2019 - 05:51 PM

I was at Target Field last night. The last time I felt like that at a Twins game was at game 163 in 2009. I could hardly stand it. And Aaron Hicks made such a marvelous defensive play to end the game that I almost didn't feel bad about losing. Incidentally I sat next to a young man, a Yankee fan from Minnesota, and we had great conversation as the game unfolded. He is definitely not the typical (or stereotypical) Yankee fan. All in all, it was an honor as a baseball fan to attend that game.

Now let's thrash the Yankees into a pulp tonight!

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#22 Nine of twelve

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Posted 24 July 2019 - 05:52 PM

 

 Yay math!

 

It is right to give math thanks and praise.

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Posted 24 July 2019 - 05:54 PM

A-The solution to all our bullpen problems.

 

Q-WTF is a Carlos Torres.

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Posted 24 July 2019 - 05:55 PM

Let's hope for a win... and 7 or 8 strong from Odorizzi.  

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Posted 24 July 2019 - 05:56 PM

And I would not be one bit surprised to see Sano put a couple 110+ exit velocity baseballs into the outfield stands again tonight. For the first time in about two and a half years he is healthy and able to fully utilize his massive baseball talent.

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#26 diehardtwinsfan

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Posted 24 July 2019 - 05:56 PM

 

A-The solution to all our bullpen problems.

 

Q-WTF is a Carlos Torres.

 

I wonder what Trebek would have done if someone had answered a statement in that form of a question...

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Posted 24 July 2019 - 05:59 PM

Career Game Thread Record: 20-7

 

Safe to say I am the key to the Twins' success 


#28 twinssporto

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Posted 24 July 2019 - 06:00 PM

 

29 minutes until half of Minnesota starts drinking heavily.

Too late for me.  Couldn't wait any longer

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

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Posted 24 July 2019 - 06:01 PM

I'm in California and still at work. Wait, is that a Scotch bottle in my desk?

Edited by LA VIkes Fan, 24 July 2019 - 06:01 PM.

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#30 Nine of twelve

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Posted 24 July 2019 - 06:03 PM

 

Too late for me.  Couldn't wait any longer

Likewise.

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#31 twinssporto

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Posted 24 July 2019 - 06:05 PM

 

Best as I can tell, it is just rest for Kepler. Perhaps the earlier lineup was erroneous?

I double checked the lineup just now and you are correct. Kep out Cave in...Ugggh.

 

The lineup I posted was around 4:45 or so.  Seems odd for such a late, last minute change.

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

#32 Brock Beauchamp

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Posted 24 July 2019 - 06:06 PM

 

Best as I can tell, it is just rest for Kepler. Perhaps the earlier lineup was erroneous?

Ah, good, okay. Makes sense to give him a rest tonight.

 

It's just unfortunate that Buxton couldn't return to man center in his place.

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#33 LVTwinsfan

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Posted 24 July 2019 - 06:07 PM

The news is actually better than you think. Because there are 10 games against Cleveland yet to go, all the Twins need to do is win 56 of their remaining 62 - there is no way to do that without beating Cleveland at least 4 times, increasing their loss column while we pad our win column. Yay math!

https://s2.smu.edu/~...can_league.html

56 minus Indians losses that are not against the Twins.... I think maybe

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#34 Brock Beauchamp

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Posted 24 July 2019 - 06:10 PM

Here we go.

 

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#35 GCTF

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Posted 24 July 2019 - 06:10 PM

I'm in California and still at work. Wait, is that a Scotch bottle in my desk?

If it isn't, you're doing it wrong.

You may see me tonight with an illegal smile.


#36 GCTF

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Posted 24 July 2019 - 06:11 PM

I wonder what Trebek would have done if someone had answered a statement in that form of a question...

You may see me tonight with an illegal smile.


#37 GCTF

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Posted 24 July 2019 - 06:12 PM

Oops.

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#38 GCTF

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Posted 24 July 2019 - 06:13 PM

I wonder what Trebek would have done if someone had answered a statement in that form of a question...

Boo. Hiss.

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Posted 24 July 2019 - 06:18 PM

Odorizzi on a mission this evening?

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Posted 24 July 2019 - 06:18 PM

56 minus Indians losses that are not against the Twins.... I think maybe

Magic numbers are all about assuming nothing about the opponents. If they win out, it comes down to how many wins you need. It's just that if the remaining schedule has interesting texture, sometimes you can infer a little extra, as in this case.

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