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Game Thread: Twins vs. Atlanta 5:10 pm PST (7:10 PM CDT) 8/5/2019

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#1 Blake

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Posted 05 August 2019 - 04:04 PM

There once was a guy named Cruz,

 

Who liked his afternoon snooze.

 

And, once his nap was done,

 

He'd hit more baseballs a ton,

 

Yet another pitcher gets the blues!

 

 

Tonight brings the Braves to town for a three game series and, if recent history is any guide, opposing pitchers need to be brave when facing the Twins lineup.

 

 

*Our very own Tom Froemming came up immediately when I searched You Tube.

 

The Twins have been putting on quite the power display, to the point it seems like fans would be disappointed with a 10-0 win, if there weren't any home runs hit. (okay, not really. Or, are we that spoiled by this team?)

 

 

 

 

And, with that, I realize I've run out of time, and Ideas, so, we will wrap this up with some thoughts. Questions? Random letters tossed together that need their own version of the Rosetta stone to decipher?

 

1. If the Twins win, and no balls leave the park, is it truly a win? (yeah, ya'll saw that one coming, didn't you?)

2. Do we have an over/under line on baseballs hit out of the park?

3. Should the line on home runs also include Atlanta?

4. Dozier threw a ball to Suzuki and Escobar hit one out of the park. Only in baseball.

 

Lineups:

 

bravestwins
 
5. Play ball!
 
And now, for some nostalgia:
 

 

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Posted 05 August 2019 - 04:08 PM

Good job Blake. Thanks for the intro!

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Posted 05 August 2019 - 04:08 PM

Aaron Gleeman tweeted about Garver only starting 28 of 54 games since returning from the IL in early June. I don't know why he's not getting the starts at 1B over Adrianza...
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Posted 05 August 2019 - 04:09 PM

Disclaimer: No warranties, or accuracy, is expressed or implied by this post. If any inaccuracies have slipped into this post, or accuracy, it is purely unintentional.

 

Thank you and remember, only you can prevent nacho cheese whiz.

 

-Oscar and Felix.

 

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#5 Blake

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Posted 05 August 2019 - 04:10 PM

 

Good job Blake. Thanks for the intro!

I cut it a bit close, sir!

 

And, thank you!


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Posted 05 August 2019 - 04:18 PM

Aaron Gleeman tweeted about Garver only starting 28 of 54 games since returning from the IL in early June. I don't know why he's not getting the starts at 1B over Adrianza...


Well today it probably has to do with getting as many LHB in the lineup as possible. Soroka has a rather severe split.
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Posted 05 August 2019 - 04:22 PM

I approve of limericks.

#8 terrydactyls1947

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Posted 05 August 2019 - 04:23 PM

How about a Haiku?

A Twin comes to bat
The pitcher throws a fast ball
The ball leaves the park
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Posted 05 August 2019 - 04:26 PM

Well today it probably has to do with getting as many LHB in the lineup as possible. Soroka has a rather severe split.


Could be. You would think a dangerous hitter like Garver isn't sitting 4 out of the last 5 games...
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Posted 05 August 2019 - 04:29 PM

Twin swings at the plate

Ball rises majestically  

Gone. The fans cheer

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Posted 05 August 2019 - 04:32 PM

Whoops, on syllableshort one the 3rd line there. 

 

Twin swings, all his might

Ball rises majestically

Long Gone! The fans roar

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Posted 05 August 2019 - 04:32 PM

Has anyone else ever noticed the Twins never have news article on the front page of MLB.com. I mean today two top teams playing and they have nothing!


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Posted 05 August 2019 - 04:32 PM

A Twin's bat frightens
Sayonara Soroka
Delicious chicken
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I'd rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy.


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Posted 05 August 2019 - 04:42 PM

Has anyone else ever noticed the Twins never have news article on the front page of MLB.com. I mean today two top teams playing and they have nothing!


Gotta promote that New York..... Mets? Game.
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Posted 05 August 2019 - 04:42 PM

I cut it a bit close, sir!

And, thank you!


Efficiency.

Like sneaking a Bomba just inside the foul pole.
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Posted 05 August 2019 - 04:46 PM

 

Gotta promote that New York..... Mets? Game.

sarcasm

 


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Posted 05 August 2019 - 04:50 PM

How about a Haiku?

A Twin comes to bat
The pitcher throws a fast ball
The ball leaves the park


Poetry without rhyme
Frost says is netless tennis
*i* approve haiku

Write right.
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Posted 05 August 2019 - 04:55 PM

 

 

There once was a guy named Cruz,

 

Who liked his afternoon snooze.

 

And, once his nap was done,

 

He'd hit more baseballs a ton,

 

Yet another pitcher gets the blues!

 

 

Tonight brings the Braves to town for a three game series and, if recent history is any guide, opposing pitchers need to be brave when facing the Twins lineup.

 

 

*Our very own Tom Froemming came up immediately when I searched You Tube.

 

The Twins have been putting on quite the power display, to the point it seems like fans would be disappointed with a 10-0 win, if there weren't any home runs hit. (okay, not really. Or, are we that spoiled by this team?)

 

 

 

 

And, with that, I realize I've run out of time, and Ideas, so, we will wrap this up with some thoughts. Questions? Random letters tossed together that need their own version of the Rosetta stone to decipher?

 

1. If the Twins win, and no balls leave the park, is it truly a win? (yeah, ya'll saw that one coming, didn't you?)

2. Do we have an over/under line on baseballs hit out of the park?

3. Should the line on home runs also include Atlanta?

4. Dozier threw a ball to Suzuki and Escobar hit one out of the park. Only in baseball.

 

Lineups:

 

 
 
5. Play ball!
 
And now, for some nostalgia:
 

 

 

We need more poem openings to the Game Threads. It's a nice way to calmly pontificate on the upcoming ball game. Brings the reader closer to the action and drama that awaits us.

Violets are red, Violets are blue, The Twins hit homers and so do you!...I'll keep working on my prose. Hopefully I will think of something before I do another game thread opener. I like the trend you're setting.

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


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Posted 05 August 2019 - 05:05 PM

Limericks? Haiku?

 

There was an old man..................Said with a laugh, "I
From Peru, whose lim'ricks all....Cut 'em in half, the pay is
Look'd like haiku. He.....................Much better for two."

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So, in conclusion, what was your question again?


#20 terrydactyls1947

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Posted 05 August 2019 - 05:12 PM

May I be excused now? It's almost dinner time here in Maine.
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