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

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#41 Bomba2026

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Posted 05 October 2019 - 02:09 PM

The announcers are at it again....Do these idiots need flash cards to pronounce names? They just love messing with the Dobber's name, and not in a good way like we do! I have to watch this game with no beverage of support as I have to work tonight....Go Twins silence Costas! And hopefully the Bombas will fly out, but only if the wind is blowing, right Billy Bob??
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#42 Badsmerf

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Posted 05 October 2019 - 02:11 PM

Not going to call out anyone in particular, but I also had the sense at times some guys were tight and seemed to be trying too hard for the big hit or big moment. I'd like to think a game under their belt will help them relax today.

I won't go so far to say the Yankees over used their bullpen...heck, they won right?...but it sure seemed like they had quick hooks and ran through almost everyone. Does that help the Twins today?

Do or do not. There is no try.

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Posted 05 October 2019 - 02:43 PM

They are absolutely correct in starting Dobnak today. Twins cannot beat the Yankees in any conventional way so doing something unconventional might shake things up. Nothing to lose...except our 15th straight post season game, adding to the record we wish we never had.

 

Walking Yankee hitters and then having to throw 'perfect' 3-2 pitches just doesn't work against the Yanks. They collectively can be a lot more dangerous, against us, than we are against them. Once they get the rally started, Twins have been incapable of stopping it....for years. To beat NY, Dobnak must go at least 5 or 6 innings. Berrios didn't give us enough innings last night. Naturally our pen has to be a ton better, but its mostly location of pitches that continues to kill us. Nibbling is OK if you know how to control it. We don't, at least not against NY.

 

Our hitters must be a lot more selective on deep counts. It was painful watching the k's on 3-2 pitches yesterday.. While I always maintain hope of beating them, I have little confidence they will do it...until they somehow put together a strong full game against this hated team. Over the last decade and more, there has been no evidence any collection of guys wearing Twins unis can do it.

 

Win tonite or its say goodbye on Monday until 2020. Sometimes the bigger discouragement comes in not THAT you lose, but HOW you lose. Last nights game was terrible and Ithink the players know it. Publicly they will all say the positive things and thats fine....but privately they have to wonder what it takes to finally get this huge elephant off their backs. The two underdog NL teams came back and won game 2, so clearly it can be done. I don't want our team to be the only one that gets swept out of these series.

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Posted 05 October 2019 - 02:48 PM

Here's a thought:

 

If Twins go up early and Dobnak is barely holding the fort, bring in Odo for 4 or 5 innings and get to May, Romo and Rogers.

 

If we win, then Monday is a true bullpen game where a lot of guys have two full days rest.Tuesday, you throw Berrios on three days rest. If it goes to 5, you have Odo for the finale.

 

I kind of like that, but, we need to win a game here tonight if we want to advance.

 

Yankees hitters wear you down and take you out. Gotta make pitches and Odo gives us the best shot at winning.

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Posted 05 October 2019 - 02:55 PM

It comes down to: Twins pitching didn't execute last night and the Yankees pitching did.

 

If Twins pitching could have caught the edge more consistently, last night, it changes things considerably.


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Posted 05 October 2019 - 02:56 PM

 

Here's a thought:

 

If Twins go up early and Dobnak is barely holding the fort, bring in Odo for 4 or 5 innings and get to May, Romo and Rogers.

 

If we win, then Monday is a true bullpen game where a lot of guys have two full days rest.Tuesday, you throw Berrios on three days rest. If it goes to 5, you have Odo for the finale.

 

I kind of like that, but, we need to win a game here tonight if we want to advance.

 

Yankees hitters wear you down and take you out. Gotta make pitches and Odo gives us the best shot at winning.

That is very creative.


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Posted 05 October 2019 - 02:59 PM

I can't believe no one has posted lineups yet!

 

US:

 

Max Kepler(L) CF
Jorge Polanco(S) SS
Nelson Cruz(R ) DH
Eddie Rosario(L) RF
Mitch Garver(R ) C
Luis Arraez(L) 2B
Miguel Sano(R ) 3B
Marwin Gonzalez(S) 1B
Jake Cave(L) LF

 

THEM:

 

DJ LeMahieu(R ) 1B
Aaron Judge(R ) RF
Brett Gardner(L) CF
Edwin Encarnacion( R) DH
Giancarlo Stanton(R ) LF
Gleyber Torres(R ) 2B
Gary Sanchez(R ) C
Didi Gregorius(L) SS
Gio Urshela(R ) 3B

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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. 


#48 insagt1

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Posted 05 October 2019 - 03:04 PM

No one on FS1 is picking the Twins today.and I don't really blame them. Until Twins demonstrate that they can actually beat this team, why would anyone pick them to win? If they do win today they can go home sky high...which would be real fun.

 

If they lose, well,.....

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#49 mrtwinsfan

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Posted 05 October 2019 - 03:05 PM

Garver. #5sano #7little surprised, 


#50 twinsnorth49

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Posted 05 October 2019 - 03:07 PM

Let's go Dobber!!!

 

Shut these clowns down!!

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#51 twinsnorth49

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Posted 05 October 2019 - 03:09 PM

Start it up Kep!!


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Posted 05 October 2019 - 03:09 PM

It's a brand new chance!Let's go!

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Posted 05 October 2019 - 03:09 PM

Let's go Dobber!!!
 
Shut these clowns down!!

Dobnak actually pitches in the bottom of the inning. Bam!

/thread
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#54 sampleSizeOfOne

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Posted 05 October 2019 - 03:10 PM

Let's go Dobber!!!

Shut these clowns down!!


Up is good too.

Never thought of us as coulrophobic before...
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#55 ashbury

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Posted 05 October 2019 - 03:11 PM

Shut these clowns down!!

Up is good too.

I would love to see out.

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#56 sampleSizeOfOne

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Posted 05 October 2019 - 03:11 PM

Dobnak actually pitches in the bottom of the inning. Bam!

/thread


I been ninjad again.
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Posted 05 October 2019 - 03:12 PM

In about an hour, I have to go to work ... I hope it's well in hand by then

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Posted 05 October 2019 - 03:12 PM

Pounce on them early!

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#59 Diesel

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Posted 05 October 2019 - 03:12 PM

Hope polanco is ok
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#60 twinsnorth49

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Posted 05 October 2019 - 03:12 PM

 

Dobnak actually pitches in the bottom of the inning. Bam!

/thread

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