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Playoff Game Thread: Twins @ Yankees 4:07 PM CT, 10/5/19

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#1 twinssporto

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Posted 05 October 2019 - 08:19 AM

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Welcome to another exciting game thread experience at Twins Daily and game #2 in the ALDS series against the Yankees.  After last nights game and the disappointing results, I'm calling an audible and doing an entirely different introduction than what I intended to write yesterday.  The theme for today is simple:

 

GET. READY. TO. FIGHT.

 

While there were some questionable calls, plays and managerial decisions made during the game yesterday, did anyone of us think this would be easy? Playing New York at home in the playoffs is difficult for almost every team in the league. The Twins know this and that's why I think they will come out swinging hard today. 

 

I liked what I saw yesterday from half of our team. This group looked relaxed and not that stressed. The other half, not so much. I'm going to chalk that up to nerves and playing in their first post season game. The anxiety and stress that plagued some of the guys yesterday should be gone today.  That's why I think we're going to put the Yankees in their place today. I honestly think our ball club playing their best beats the Yankees lineup playing their best. 

 

I'm in Dallas, Texas for a few days and had to watch the game in a bar last night. There were a few Yankee fans around but most of the people in the bar were cheering for the Twins. I'd say there was more interest in the Twins/Yankees game than in the Astros game...A lot of people are cheering for the Twins!

 

If this team wants to take the next big step forward they will have to fight for it. Nothing worth having is for free.  I'm excited to see these guys step up.

 

This is still the best Twins team I've ever personally seen and I've been a lifelong fan for almost 40 years. The Twins are going to win today!

 

Let's go Twins! I'll be cheering loud from Texas!

 

Lineups TBD

 

Weather: 62 degrees and sunny

 

 

 

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Posted 05 October 2019 - 08:23 AM

Did. We. Win. Yet?

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Hit dingers. Never bunt.

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Posted 05 October 2019 - 08:27 AM

 

Did. We. Win. Yet?

No, but, hey, the game thread opener is a winner!

 

In fact:

 

participation

 

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#4 USAFChief

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Posted 05 October 2019 - 08:30 AM

Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor??!?1!!??

Let's go!
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Posted 05 October 2019 - 08:31 AM

I'm going to miss today's game because I already scheduled an appointment to punch myself in the balls for four hours straight.

 

Oh, wait. THOSE TWO THINGS ARE THE SAME.

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Posted 05 October 2019 - 08:31 AM

 

Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor??!?1!!??

Let's go!

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Hit dingers. Never bunt.

#7 Battle ur tail off

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Posted 05 October 2019 - 08:34 AM

Gotta come and play ball. Enough playing scared. Enough nibbling by the pitchers. Go right after them. 

 

For as much as this team talked about how the past didn't matter, they bought in to it hook, line, and sinker last night. It honestly looked like a re-run of every Twins playoff series that last how many times. 

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Posted 05 October 2019 - 08:40 AM

It was a fun game right up until Duffey was asked to get out of the bases loaded jam.

 

He's really turned into quite the weapon out of the bullpen.

 

 

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Posted 05 October 2019 - 08:51 AM

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#10 USAFChief

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Posted 05 October 2019 - 08:59 AM

I'm going to miss today's game because I already scheduled an appointment to punch myself in the balls for four hours straight.

Oh, wait. THOSE TWO THINGS ARE THE SAME.


4 hours?

You'll be able to catch the 8th and 9th innings.
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Posted 05 October 2019 - 09:01 AM

I'm going to miss today's game because I already scheduled an appointment to punch myself in the balls for four hours straight.

Oh, wait. THOSE TWO THINGS ARE THE SAME.

We’re playing the Yankees, what are you going to be doing for the final three innings?

Edit: Chief’s old, but faster than me.
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Posted 05 October 2019 - 09:06 AM

 

I'm going to miss today's game because I already scheduled an appointment to punch myself in the balls for four hours straight.

 

Oh, wait. THOSE TWO THINGS ARE THE SAME.

Queue: Idiocracy

 

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Posted 05 October 2019 - 09:09 AM

Dobnak is pitching. If he wins this game he becomes the national media’s next Thielen
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Posted 05 October 2019 - 09:21 AM

Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor??!?1!!??

Let's go!

AAAAAHHHHHHhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.....

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I can explain it for you, but I can't understand it for you.


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Posted 05 October 2019 - 09:23 AM

What's really sad is if the Twins clear the Yankee baseball hurdle, things probably get easier.

 

Relatively speaking.


#16 ashbury

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Posted 05 October 2019 - 09:26 AM

Gotta come and play ball. Enough playing scared. Enough nibbling by the pitchers. Go right after them.

I gotta repeat, last night on the MLB Network post-game show, Harold Reynolds and his companions were kvetching on and on about all the nibbling. Nibble, nibble, nibble! By The Yankees Pitchers.

 

It's not just us. It's the cool thing to complain about. Greg Maddux would be mocked as merely a Nibbler who gets the calls, if he played today.

 

You're not supposed to throw it down the middle. It comes down to command. Lack of command is not nibbling.

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I can explain it for you, but I can't understand it for you.


#17 Mike Sixel

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Posted 05 October 2019 - 10:07 AM

I'm going to miss today's game because I already scheduled an appointment to punch myself in the balls for four hours straight.

Oh, wait. THOSE TWO THINGS ARE THE SAME.

That means you have time to watch the last two or three innings.....

Edit, I see chief was somehow up early today....

Edited by Mike Sixel, 05 October 2019 - 10:08 AM.

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It's been a fun year so far, GO Twins. 


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Posted 05 October 2019 - 10:17 AM

Please no CJ Cron in lineup. Start Cane in right Rosario in left and Gonzalez at 1st base.
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#19 Battle ur tail off

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Posted 05 October 2019 - 10:26 AM

 

I gotta repeat, last night on the MLB Network post-game show, Harold Reynolds and his companions were kvetching on and on about all the nibbling. Nibble, nibble, nibble! By The Yankees Pitchers.

 

It's not just us. It's the cool thing to complain about. Greg Maddux would be mocked as merely a Nibbler who gets the calls, if he played today.

 

You're not supposed to throw it down the middle. It comes down to command. Not nibbling.

 

Ok, 8 walks is acceptable then I guess. Call it not throwing strikes then if you like. 

 

My daughters 12u softball team won't win games if they walk 8 girls. 

Edited by Battle ur tail off, 05 October 2019 - 10:32 AM.


#20 Mr. Brooks

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Posted 05 October 2019 - 10:28 AM

I gotta repeat, last night on the MLB Network post-game show, Harold Reynolds and his companions were kvetching on and on about all the nibbling. Nibble, nibble, nibble! By The Yankees Pitchers.

It's not just us. It's the cool thing to complain about. Greg Maddux would be mocked as merely a Nibbler who gets the calls, if he played today.

You're not supposed to throw it down the middle. It comes down to command. Not nibbling.


The difference is that the Yankees got us to bite on their nibbles in several key spots, while their hitters refused to bite.



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