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

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#1 Blake

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Posted 08 August 2019 - 03:17 PM

After the fiasco of the last thread, pro tip: don’t do something that stands out, otherwise people develop expectations, I realized that I needed to see if I could bring a bit more culture to Twins Daily. Well, okay, not so much realized as had a couple of people think poetry was on the groovy side.*

 

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*By fiasco, I mean something people wish to see more of. Unless they were just humoring me, in which case, the jokes on them!

 

**What do mean it's not culture? Says, "Culture Club" right there! 

 

Now, for the groovy part:*

 

 

*What do you mean Bruce Campbell and "The Evil Dead" isn't groovy?

 

Diamond Dreams

 

I gaze upon a field of shimmering green,

 

And, with wondering eyes will have seen,

 

Large men with bats that strut and preen,

 

Youths lean forward with eyes full of wonder,

 

White baseball tear the very air asunder,

 

Players swing bats and make sound like thunder.

 

The crowd doth roar and holler with delight!

 

The home team wins, all go home happy this beautiful night!

 

 

Some random thoughts. (You actually got this far? I'm impressed with your ability to battle your tail off and get after it!)

 

1. If I could have pulled off Iambic Pentameter, I would have. Unfortunately, I have no idea what that even means.

2. Free verse was also an option. Just as quickly, it became not an option.

3. Limericks are passe.

4. Haiku was done in the comments last time. 

 

Oh, wow, there's absolutely no baseball in this opener. What to do, what to do?

 

Ah, I know, Lineups:

 

clevelandtwins
 
Make no mistake about it. this is a huge series and will probably set the tone for the rest of the season. These are two very good, but flawed, teams. I am really looking forward to the series because I expect it should be some high drama baseball.
 
5. Play Ball!

 

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Posted 08 August 2019 - 03:20 PM

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#3 Blake

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Posted 08 August 2019 - 03:21 PM

And, of course, I put Central Time in code.

 

Ah well.

 

Maybe a mod would be so kind as to not hold down the shift key and replace the ampersand with a "7?"


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Posted 08 August 2019 - 03:22 PM

I really dislike Sano at third with Adrianza at first. Sano is a considerably taller target at first and Adrianza has more range at third. It’s making two positions weaker. And frankly, Cron should be playing over Marwin anyway.

Gonzalez couldn’t hit himself out of a wet paper bag the way he’s been the last month or so.
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Posted 08 August 2019 - 03:27 PM

To steal a take from Aaron Gleeman, I really wish they'd start working Garver in at 1B to keep him in the lineup more often. I get that he's much better against lefties, but he's still OPSing .875 against righties with a 123 WRC+. Adrianza vs. righties has a 90 WRC+, and Gonzalez is even worse against righties with a 80 WRC+.

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Posted 08 August 2019 - 03:51 PM

What is this culture you speak of?

How may a philistine like me help?

What rhymes with philistine?

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Posted 08 August 2019 - 04:24 PM

 

What is this culture you speak of?

How may a philistine like me help?

What rhymes with philistine?

Plasticine

 


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Posted 08 August 2019 - 04:30 PM

 

What is this culture you speak of?

How may a philistine like me help?

What rhymes with philistine?

 

Thad Levine?

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Posted 08 August 2019 - 05:04 PM

I am surprised that Gonzalez and Adrianza are playing and Cron and Cave are not. I get the more LH lineup but Gonzalez is not hitting.  


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Posted 08 August 2019 - 05:16 PM

Than Cron single from yesterday’s game was right ahead of us. We were getting ready to duck at the game

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Posted 08 August 2019 - 05:42 PM

LETS Play!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Posted 08 August 2019 - 05:48 PM

 

What is this culture you speak of?

How may a philistine like me help?

What rhymes with philistine?

 

Brave Slumber:Are Philistine Dreams an Eclectic Reap?


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Posted 08 August 2019 - 05:49 PM

Cripes, I'd stick Garver in RF with the way Marwin has been hitting. 

 

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Posted 08 August 2019 - 05:55 PM

I'd love to know when our friends at MLB are going to address the Puig suspension.It's only been a week and a half.Hear the appeal already and get him off the field!!


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Posted 08 August 2019 - 06:02 PM

Time to ramp things up, boys. I still believe. 

 

http://www.youtube.c...h?v=Hf-PFMWfx-Y

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Posted 08 August 2019 - 06:05 PM

 

I'd love to know when our friends at MLB are going to address the Puig suspension.It's only been a week and a half.Hear the appeal already and get him off the field!!

What's his lefty/righty splits? Might be nice to push that suspension to Saturday or Sunday.

Hit dingers.  Never bunt.


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Posted 08 August 2019 - 06:07 PM

 

I'd love to know when our friends at MLB are going to address the Puig suspension.It's only been a week and a half.Hear the appeal already and get him off the field!!

 

 

What's his lefty/righty splits? Might be nice to push that suspension to Saturday or Sunday.

Nevermind, he looks pretty equal vs both

Hit dingers.  Never bunt.


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Posted 08 August 2019 - 06:08 PM

I'd love to know when our friends at MLB are going to address the Puig suspension. It's only been a week and a half. Hear the appeal already and get him off the field!!


They usually wait until the team visits New York or that area. The Indians go to New York one week from today.

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Posted 08 August 2019 - 06:12 PM

Plasticine


Thad Levine?


Win!
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Posted 08 August 2019 - 06:16 PM

A very welcome first inning by Kyle, and exactly what was needed.

So, in conclusion, what was your question again?




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