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#1 twinssporto

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Posted 12 August 2020 - 04:12 PM

 

 

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Good evening and welcome back to the always fun Twins Daily Game Thread! Get ready for some exciting baseball action along with a few laughs. I think Maeda is going to throw a real gem tonight. Sitting with a 2-0 record and an ERA of 2.65, Maeda is looking like a great addition to our rotation this year.

 

I apologize for posting this late today but I got stuck on a conference call at work and couldn't get them to hang up. By the way, tomorrow I'm turning 49 years old.  Somehow I just woke up one day and realized I'm going to be almost 50! Where did the time go? If any of you have hit 50 does it feel weird? I probably have more years behind me than I do in front of me (hopefully not but that whole Covid thing is hanging over our heads)...

 

Anyway, tomorrow I turn 49. I'm going to celebrate by grilling something on my Big Green Egg, toss back a few cocktails and watch the Twins game on TV with my wife and my two remaining kids (who are heading back to college Friday) the other one already left for Virginia Tech. The Twins usually win on my birthday too, so we have that going for us! 

 

Let's go Twins!

 

Tonights Lineups:

 

Minnesota Twins:

 

1.Mitch Garver ©

2. Jorge Polanco (SS)

3. Nelson Cruz (DH)

4. Eddie Rosario (LF)

5. M. Gonzalez (3B)

6. Miguel Sano (1B)

7. Jake Cave (RF)

8. Byron Buxton (CF)

9. Luis Arraez (2B)

(P) Kenta Maeda 2-0, 2.65 ERA

 

 

Milwaukee Brewers

 

1. Eric Sogard (SS)

2. Keston Hiura (2B)

3. C. Yelich (LF)

4. A. Garcia (CF)

5. Justin Smoak (1B)

6. Ryan Braun (DH)

7. Ben Gamel (RF)

8. Omar Narvaez ©

9. Brock Holt (3B)

(P) Eric Lauer 0-1, 9.53 ERA 

 

77 degrees, 0% chance of rain

 

 

 

 

 

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#2 PDX Twin

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Posted 12 August 2020 - 04:29 PM

Happy Birthday Eve!

 

The logic of Garver leading off escapes me. I didn't even particularly like it last year when he could hit, but this year?

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Posted 12 August 2020 - 04:55 PM

Here's hoping for 7 innings from Maeda! Maybe I'm being hopeful, but we need to see our starters going deep soon.

 

And yes, batting Garver leadoff makes no sense. He's currently not the threat he was last year, and putting a guy who's striking out at a 50% clip leadoff is a nice gift to the opposing starting pitcher. 


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Posted 12 August 2020 - 05:06 PM

Need to get at least 6 innings from Maeda.

 

Also, Garver will leadoff the game with an XBH 

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Posted 12 August 2020 - 05:14 PM

Congrats on the upcoming 49th!

I have it on good authority that you can be 49 for a long time.

And yeah glad you escaped from those sticky conference calls in time for this.

Thanks for the intro!
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Posted 12 August 2020 - 05:20 PM

Need to get at least 6 innings from Maeda.

Also, Garver will leadoff the game with an XBH


Garver did make solid contact on a grounder on an 0-2 pitch.

You get partial credit.
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#7 Sielk

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Posted 12 August 2020 - 05:25 PM

I have to say, Maeda is quickly becoming one of my favorite Twins. Looks fantastic this season so far.

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Posted 12 August 2020 - 05:30 PM

CAVE!!!!!

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#9 IndianaTwin

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Posted 12 August 2020 - 05:31 PM

Byron Sano showing how to run the bases. 


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Posted 12 August 2020 - 05:31 PM

Sano’s speed plates us the first run of the game
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Posted 12 August 2020 - 05:32 PM

Classic Luis

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#12 IndianaTwin

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Posted 12 August 2020 - 05:34 PM

Happy birthday. And handle it like a friend of mine, who would tell people, “I’m barely in my 40s.”

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Posted 12 August 2020 - 05:34 PM

Yelich doesn’t catch Cave’s double even if he saw it off the bat. But Sano certainly does not try to score if he had.

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Posted 12 August 2020 - 05:34 PM

Good hitting so far

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Posted 12 August 2020 - 05:35 PM

Brewers outfield looks pretty good

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Posted 12 August 2020 - 05:36 PM

Errors are officially useless. I know we have known that, but calling that Garver batted ball a hit is ridiculous. That is an error at high school. 

 

Also, Hip Hip!

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Posted 12 August 2020 - 05:37 PM

Good thing we're adding on runs, since recent history tells us that we are unlikely to score after this inning!

Triples are more fun than home runs; stolen bases are more fun than strikeouts; singles are more fun than walks.


#18 milldaddy35

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Posted 12 August 2020 - 05:38 PM

Cruz!!! This is what we needed

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Posted 12 August 2020 - 05:38 PM

Errors are officially useless. I know we have known that, but calling that Garver batted ball a hit is ridiculous. That is an error at high school.

Also, Hip Hip!

This years stats are all meaningless anyway, if somebody bats .400, it won’t really count.

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Posted 12 August 2020 - 05:40 PM

Death by a thousand paper cuts offense tonight.

I approve.

Now bring on the lemon juice pitching!



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