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#21 Matthew Taylor

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Posted 26 March 2020 - 10:02 AM

Twins get on the board thanks to an errant pickoff attempt from Porcello. 3-1.


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Posted 26 March 2020 - 10:02 AM

Who says moving a guy to 3rd base with 2 outs is not big deal?!

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Posted 26 March 2020 - 10:06 AM

Having no breaks between innings is making it difficult for me to find food without missing anything.

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#24 Matthew Taylor

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Posted 26 March 2020 - 10:10 AM

Haha the game is flying by though, this is awesome.

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Posted 26 March 2020 - 10:15 AM

Yeah, I think we've found the secret to speeding up the games - give teams 15 seconds to get in and out of the dugout and ready to start the next inning.

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#26 Matthew Taylor

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Posted 26 March 2020 - 10:25 AM

Really solid pitching performance by Scott Baker. I had forgotten how sharp he looked besides the miss to Miggy.


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Posted 26 March 2020 - 10:28 AM

Dave Dombrowski sighting. AWKWARD!

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Posted 26 March 2020 - 10:37 AM

 

Really solid pitching performance by Scott Baker. I had forgotten how sharp he looked besides the miss to Miggy.

Yeah, it's funny what you remember and what you don't.

 

This game had all that drama at the end and that's what I remember. I couldn't have told you how good Baker looked, how Porcello was striking out a ton of Twins or that Tolbert scored the first Twins run on a botched pick-off attempt.

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Posted 26 March 2020 - 10:37 AM

Jason Kubel with a BOMB!

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Posted 26 March 2020 - 10:39 AM

I'd driven up to Minn for that final Royals series, but I didn't remember that impressive Cuddyer bat flip on his dinger! Guess I was watching the ball.

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#31 Matthew Taylor

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Posted 26 March 2020 - 10:43 AM

 

I'd driven up to Minn for that final Royals series, but I didn't remember that impressive Cuddyer bat flip on his dinger! Guess I was watching the ball.

I didn't either! That was pretty great haha


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Posted 26 March 2020 - 10:44 AM

Bases loaded...2 outs...who else would you rather have up to the plate in this moment than...................Matt Tolbert


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Posted 26 March 2020 - 10:45 AM

Mauer got the attention for his sideburns, but Baker had himself a pretty impressive set of those, too.

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Posted 26 March 2020 - 10:46 AM

 

Bases loaded...2 outs...who else would you rather have up to the plate in this moment than...................Matt Tolbert

 

Goes back to that depth thing you were talking about :)

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Posted 26 March 2020 - 10:52 AM

Rauch throwing 90-91. A 6-11 guy throwing at that velo today would have people wondering if his elbow is healthy.

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Posted 26 March 2020 - 11:03 AM

Little Nicky Punto comes through to lead off B7. Hell of an AB.

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#37 Matthew Taylor

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Posted 26 March 2020 - 11:03 AM

 

Rauch throwing 90-91. A 6-11 guy throwing at that velo today would have people wondering if his elbow is healthy.

So true. Rauch was really good for the Twins. In 1.5 seasons he posted a 2.82 ERA in 73.1 innings 

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Posted 26 March 2020 - 11:06 AM

Zack Miner looks like my cousin's red-head wife.

 

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#39 Matthew Taylor

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Posted 26 March 2020 - 11:08 AM

Orlando Cabrera was definitely the Twins MVP of this game. His homer puts the Twins up 4-3. Will the lead hold???


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Posted 26 March 2020 - 11:09 AM

Nice seeing Mauer laugh on that slide back into first after slipping between first and second. 

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