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#1 sampleSizeOfOne

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Posted 07 October 2019 - 10:48 AM

Let me explain the ALDS thus far...

No there is too much.
Let me sum up:


Episode V (III, sir!)

The Empire Ks

It is a dark time for the Twins Fan base.

Although the Bomba title has been claimed, Imperial troops have driven our Rebel forces from the Yankee Stadium and pursued us across the country.

Evading the dreaded Imperial TV network, a group of freedom fighters led by Nelson Cruz are entrenched in Target Field in the remote ice state of Minnesota.

The evil Pinstripes look to dash the hopes of the upstart Twins, and silence the mighty bomba stick, the last hope for order and peace in the MLB….

(John Williams wasn't available so this wiil have to do)



To take a cue from the song, what beverage goes well with this game?

And if you care to share, what songs remind you of which good times?

I am skipping a rehearsal tonight to devote my undivided attention to this game. Not sure that will make a difference, but i'm doing it.

And please forgive my lack of patience in posting this before the line ups have been released.

I will return to complete my game thread, you have my word!
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#2 Mike Sixel

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Posted 07 October 2019 - 10:54 AM

I'm likely to go replenish my bourbon supply before this game.
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It's been a fun year so far, GO Twins. 


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Posted 07 October 2019 - 10:58 AM

 

I'm likely to go replenish my bourbon supply before this game.

I thought, like a lot of Twins fans, you'd bought stock in a distillery.

 

If not, shows a distinct lack of prior planning and true understanding of MN sports..... :)

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#4 Blake

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Posted 07 October 2019 - 10:58 AM

Excellent job, SSo1!

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#5 sampleSizeOfOne

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Posted 07 October 2019 - 11:18 AM

Minnesota:

0. Jake Odorizzi (R ) P
1. Max Kepler ( L) CF
2. Jorge Polanco ( S ) SS
3. Nelson Cruz (R ) DH
4. Eddie Rosario ( L) RF
5. Mitch Garver (R ) C
6. Luis Arraez ( L) 2B
7. Miguel Sano (R ) 3B
8. M. Gonzalez ( S ) 1B
9. Jake Cave ( L) LF
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Posted 07 October 2019 - 11:35 AM

I like the lineup in a do or die game. 

 

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he gone!


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Posted 07 October 2019 - 12:40 PM

What's the reasoning for putting Rosario in RF and Cave in LF?

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Posted 07 October 2019 - 12:42 PM

Tampa Bay taking to the 'Stros inning by inning.5-1 bottom of the 4th.

 

It would be nice if the Twins could follow suit.

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Posted 07 October 2019 - 01:03 PM

 

Tampa Bay taking to the 'Stros inning by inning.5-1 bottom of the 4th.

 

It would be nice if the Twins could follow suit.

 

8-1 now.

Kiermaier hit a 3-run bomb when the team was trailing 1-0 early.

 

It's a good strategy: 3-run homers are a good recipe for winning ball games. Twins will need to hit bombas with men on base tonight.

 

A bit worried about Severino as he's about as rested as possible with only two starts under his belt this season! 

 

Odorizzi's an All-Star. Been a rock all year. Time for Jake to step up and pitch the game of his life. Go Twins!

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Posted 07 October 2019 - 01:14 PM

I hope our baseball team absolutely freaking destroys the Yankees tonight. Show up.

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Posted 07 October 2019 - 01:15 PM

 

I like the lineup in a do or die game. 

It's exactly the same lineup as our previous game (except SP, obviously).

 

Hopefully they choose "do" rather than "die" this time. :)

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Posted 07 October 2019 - 01:30 PM

 

It's exactly the same lineup as our previous game (except SP, obviously).

 

Hopefully they choose "do" rather than "die" this time. :)

Yeah...I'd have preferred to shake it up a bit. At least put Arreaz in the lead-off spot and drop Rosario down a bit.

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#13 bunt_vs_the_shift

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Posted 07 October 2019 - 01:46 PM

 

Yeah...I'd have preferred to shake it up a bit. At least put Arreaz in the lead-off spot and drop Rosario down a bit.

I was thinking the same thing. Arraez has earned more at bats and Eddie hasn't. Loved watching Luis play out the game and grind out a double with 2 outs in the 9th. Give me a team of guys like that. Hated watching Eddie laugh at himself while he strikes out swinging at bad pitches out of the zone. Max looks like he could have used a week of game at bats to ramp back up but we obviously didn't have that luxury. I would bat him down to take off the pressure and give him time to adjust, but maybe tonight he bounces back.

 

As I said in the other thread, for the love of God somebody show some fire tonight! These guys are showing you up, so act like you care more than I do! 

 

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Posted 07 October 2019 - 01:50 PM

It's exactly the same lineup as our previous game (except SP, obviously).

Hopefully they choose "do" rather than "die" this time. :)


Well we got O"do"rizzi pitching, so that's something.

But Saturday we had "Do"bnak pitching, so that may not help.
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Posted 07 October 2019 - 01:58 PM

And the Yankees still have not posted their line up.

Do i detect a trace of fear?

(No really, do i? i can't tell...)
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Posted 07 October 2019 - 01:59 PM

Need that rally squirrel to show up tonight. The Minnesota Twins showing up might be nice too. Either or both would be great.

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Hit dingers. Never bunt.

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Posted 07 October 2019 - 02:01 PM

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Posted 07 October 2019 - 02:04 PM

 

What's the reasoning for putting Rosario in RF and Cave in LF?

Rosario was in right field quite a bit the last two weeks of the season and he's started all three playoff games there. I presumed that Rosie would be in right whenever Marwin started at a corner OF spot during the regular season, but that didn't happen. When Arraez has played left, Eddie has moved to right always. 

 

Rosario's strong arm has always made more sense in right field to me. His range this year, for whatever reason, also seems suited to the smallest area to patrol. 

 

Another switch that Baldelli made in game 2 was to move Arraez from second to third and Sanó to first with Marwin going to the outfield when Cave was pinch hit for. The easier move would have been to put Arraez in left field. 

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Posted 07 October 2019 - 02:13 PM

 

And the Yankees still have not posted their line up.

Do i detect a trace of fear?

(No really, do i? i can't tell...)

 

Forfeit.

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Posted 07 October 2019 - 02:14 PM

 

Tampa Bay taking to the 'Stros inning by inning.5-1 bottom of the 4th.

 

It would be nice if the Twins could follow suit.

10-3 in the 7th, Give the Rays credit for showing a PULSE, Will the Twins tonight, Rocco we all know you and the team Dont care about the losing streak. How about us fans, My god 2002 long time ago,It does MATTER 

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