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#1 sampleSizeOfOne

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Posted 02 August 2020 - 11:03 AM

Pun

noun

a joke exploiting the different possible meanings of a word or the fact that there are words which sound alike but have different meanings.

(courtesy of google search)

I fogured i'd just encourage folk to get them out of your system now before the game starts.

If people can mean several things with the same word, well, how do we know what they mean to mean? That way leads to chaos and anarchy.

Did you hear about the Twins new pitch combining a slider with a sinker? It slinks.

I'll show myself out.

But not before sharing the lineups, and pointing out that Buxton is in center, so all is right with the world.

Tribe:

0. Aaron Civale (R ) P
1. C. Hernandez ( S) 2B
2. Jose Ramirez ( S ) 3B
3. F. Lindor ( S ) DH
4. Carlos Santana ( S ) 1B
5. Mike Freeman ( L) SS
6. D. Santana (R ) RF
7. Bradley Zimmer ( L) LF
8. Oscar Mercado (R ) CF
9. Beau Taylor ( L) C

Twins:

0. Tyler Clippard (R ) P
1. Max Kepler ( L) RF
2. Jorge Polanco ( S ) SS
3. Nelson Cruz (R ) DH
4. Eddie Rosario ( L) LF
5. Mitch Garver (R ) C
6. Luis Arraez ( L) 2B
7. Miguel Sano (R ) 1B
8. M. Gonzalez ( S ) 3B
9. Byron Buxton (R ) CF

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Posted 02 August 2020 - 11:45 AM

More ominous news on the health front: Eduardo Rodriguez of Boston is out for the season with heart ailment resulting from bout with Covid-19.

 

https://www.washingt...inked-covid-19/

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Posted 02 August 2020 - 12:00 PM

I see Homer Bailey did end up being put on the IL with right bicep tendinitis. Anyone have an idea when Odorizzi will be back up with the team?
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Posted 02 August 2020 - 12:00 PM

More ominous news on the health front: Eduardo Rodriguez of Boston is out for the season with heart ailment resulting from bout with Covid-19.

https://www.washingt...inked-covid-19/


Doh.

Hope he gets well soon!

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Posted 02 August 2020 - 12:07 PM

Almost there...

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Posted 02 August 2020 - 12:14 PM

 

I see Homer Bailey did end up being put on the IL with right bicep tendinitis. Anyone have an idea when Odorizzi will be back up with the team?

 

Yikes! 2 starting pitchers injured within the first 2 weeks! Not a great start... good thing Maeda & Hill were added during the offseason.

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Posted 02 August 2020 - 12:17 PM

Good start from Clippard...I like him as the opener against three lefties. 

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Posted 02 August 2020 - 12:18 PM

Yikes! 2 starting pitchers injured within the first 2 weeks! Not a great start... good thing Maeda & Hill were added during the offseason.


That's like... 40% of a normal rotation.
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Posted 02 August 2020 - 12:18 PM

so, with a bullpen game ... how many innings will Clippard get? Just one, and then into the long relievers?

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Posted 02 August 2020 - 12:19 PM

Good start from Clippard...I like him as the opener against three lefties.


4 switch hitters and lefty.

So they'da been righties if he was lefty.
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Posted 02 August 2020 - 12:21 PM

Kepler is on 3rd. But this being reconsidered...
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Posted 02 August 2020 - 12:21 PM

Didn't see any chalk dust on that ... 

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Posted 02 August 2020 - 12:21 PM

Fairly clearly hit the line, so that'll be a double.

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Posted 02 August 2020 - 12:21 PM

That ball hit the chalk!
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Posted 02 August 2020 - 12:21 PM

Just a horrible call all around

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Posted 02 August 2020 - 12:22 PM

Where are you guys seeing it hit the line?

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Posted 02 August 2020 - 12:23 PM

Nice double Max! Now let's get him home!!!!!

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Posted 02 August 2020 - 12:23 PM

Lucky break there. That ball was foul

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Posted 02 August 2020 - 12:24 PM

Lol that was 100% foul
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Posted 02 August 2020 - 12:24 PM

Goes back to 2nd as it was a ground ruler than bounced back onto the field...
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