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#1 twinssporto

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Posted 08 September 2019 - 09:43 AM

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Good morning Twins fans and welcome back to another exciting game thread extravaganza! After last night's big win our magic number now stands at 14! If we can manage to beat up Clevinger and the Indians today our magic number would reach 12.  Despite the nice win yesterday we still faced some unfortunate news regarding one of our better pitchers. Big Mike Pineda will be going away for awhile...a 60 game suspension is not something I really wanted to see at the moment but I think this team will prevail.  If you're nervous and frustrated I posted a few soothing links that will put your mind at ease.

 

Let's start with some light happy music.  The Twins are in first place! If you lived in the Twin Cities back in 87 and 91 and listened to KQRS this should bring back some good memories. This clip also has the pennant polka and the Twins team song. Turn up the volume on your computer and relax a little.

 

http://www.radiotape..._1987_Music.mp3

 

If the above music still didn't put your anxiety in check maybe this tune will do it. The song seems fitting since today is a Sunday and it's still morning when I posted this. 

 

https://www.youtube....h?v=3DSVMDmzCcA

 

Hopefully these links work! If not, my whole thread just got flushed down the toilet...It's ok though. I'm relaxed and fully expecting the Twins to win the division, smoke the Astros and destroy the Yankees with or without Big Mike Pineda.

 

P.S. Today's lineup is interesting...

 

Let's go Twins!!!

 

Lineups:

 

TWINS:

1. Max Kepler RF

2. Mitch Garver DH

3. J. Polanco SS

4. Eddie Rosario LF

5. Willians Astudillo C

6. Luis Arraez 3B

7. Ehire Adrianza 1B

8. LaMonte Wade CF

9. Jonathan Schoop 2B

SP: Randy Dobnak 0-0, 0.00 ERA

 

INDIANS:

1. F. Lindor SS

2. O. Mercado CF

3. C. Santana 1B

4. Yasiel Puig RF

5. Jason Kipnis 2B

6. F. Reyes DH

7. Greg Allen LF

8. Kevin Plawecki C

9. Yu Chang 3B

SP: Mike Clevinger ® 10-2, 2.71 ERA

 

Weather: Cloudy with precipitation likely 20% chance. 60 degrees.  

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

#2 beckmt

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Posted 08 September 2019 - 10:25 AM

Looking out my window in a northern suburb precipitation is a 100% chance, looks like a rain delay.  

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Posted 08 September 2019 - 10:29 AM

Man that's a light hitting lineup.  

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Posted 08 September 2019 - 10:35 AM

Pirana Power

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Posted 08 September 2019 - 10:47 AM

 

Pirana Power

 

Oh the Pirantahs.Ozzie lives on.

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Posted 08 September 2019 - 11:02 AM

This would be the lineup I'd expect the day after clinching, not with a chance to put the nail in the coffin.

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Posted 08 September 2019 - 11:16 AM

Maybe the Twins are going small ball on Cleveland, what with Clevinger on the mound?

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Posted 08 September 2019 - 11:40 AM

Hope im wrong , picking up ryan lamarre ?byron buxton wont be seen batting AGAIN ?


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Posted 08 September 2019 - 11:49 AM

Hope im wrong , picking up ryan lamarre ? byron buxton wont be seen batting AGAIN ?

I think it says more about Ian Miller than Buxton

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Posted 08 September 2019 - 12:08 PM

Last turn we saw Dobnak in the one inning opener role. Down two starters, will Dobnak be stretched out? Is it Thorpe the primary pitcher again?

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Posted 08 September 2019 - 12:12 PM

Looking out my window in a northern suburb precipitation is a 100% chance, looks like a rain delay.


Oooh, maybe I’ll get home in time to see the end of the game. Am currently 30,000ft in the air.
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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 08 September 2019 - 12:13 PM

A win today would be huge. It would be nice to wrap up the division soon so that the Twins could give players more rest before the postseason begins.


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Posted 08 September 2019 - 12:14 PM

Last turn we saw Dobnak in the one inning opener role. Down two starters, will Dobnak be stretched out? Is it Thorpe the primary pitcher again?


I hope they let him go for as long as he’s pitching well.
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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. 


#14 MNT1996

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Posted 08 September 2019 - 12:21 PM

Clevinger's mound antics really annoy me

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Posted 08 September 2019 - 12:23 PM

Blast from (my) past. Baseball-related, but only tangentially Twins-related.

 

There is an interesting article in today's NYT travel section talking about the origins of the modern swimsuit, which was invented in Portland by Jantzen.

 

https://www.nytimes....im-jantzen.html

 

It talks about the fiberglass "diving-girl" statues that existed here and elsewhere. I immediately remembered that one used to be prominently displayed in Portland, but it took a long time to remember where. Civic Stadium, where the Twins AAA affiliate Portland Beavers played in the 1980s and early 1990s, had a gigantic left-field wall much like Boston's Green Monster (except it was blue). Of course there was advertising on the outfield walls, and the Blue Monster was a particularly large canvas for such. In the leftfield corner, just inside the foul line, was a large Jantzen ad, and the central feature of that ad was the diving-girl statue, maybe 15 feet long in horizontal orientation and hanging in front of the wall. Of course, the diving girl statue was in play, but in the dozens of Beavers' games I attended after moving here in 1988, I only remember a few balls hitting her. One of those quirk that is unique to baseball; I can't think of any other sport in which something like that could intrude on the field of play.

 

Just a fun, irrelevant recollection that I thought might be of interest. Go, Twins! :)

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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 08 September 2019 - 12:27 PM

Per MLB.com, Buxton is going to CA to see a specialist to get a better idea of whether he'll be able to bat again this season.

 

"I don't really think anybody can say for sure, or with any confidence, 'yes' or 'no,'" Baldelli said. "And that's why we're trying to seek out as many opinions as we can, and not wait until the season ends to do that. Doing it now and allowing us to react from there, I think, makes a lot of sense."

 

Doesn't look good.

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Posted 08 September 2019 - 12:32 PM

Maybe Dobnak should only go one inning today?

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


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Posted 08 September 2019 - 12:33 PM

Nice throw by Miller.


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Posted 08 September 2019 - 12:33 PM

WHAT B.S. EFFORT THERE BY eHIRE AT 1B,,NEVER LIKE HIM THERE B4 , 


#20 Sconnie

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Posted 08 September 2019 - 12:35 PM

I hope they let him go for as long as he’s pitching well.

Rats.... interesting Smeltzer the Primary today. Looking like Thorpe for Wednesday
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