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GAMES THREAD 8/15/2020: Minnesota Twins vs. Kansas City Royals 12:35 CDT

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#1 Diesel

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Posted 15 August 2020 - 10:12 AM

Can you imagine playing 53 games in 44 days?!? That's what the St. Louis Cardinals face for their final stretch of the season, after a COVID-19 outbreak led to games being cancelled for over 2 weeks. This season has been very odd, but luckily for the Twins, today's doubleheader was caused by weather, and not a virus. Jake Odorizzi and Jose Berrios will start today with a well-rested bullpen and possibly an extra player on the roster.

 

Lineups

 

Twins

 

Maximilian Kepler RF

Jorge Polanco SS

Nelson Cruz DH

Marwin Gonzalez 3B

Miguel Sano 1B

Luis Arraez 2B

Byron Buxton CF

Alex Avila C

Jake Odorizzi P

 

Royals

 

 

Whit Merrifield CF

Jorge Soler DH

Salvador Perez C

Hunter Dozier RF

Ryan McBroom 1B

Maikel Franco 3B

Alex Gordon LF

Adalberto Mondesi SS

Nicky Lopez 2B

Ian Kennedy P

 

Recently, Patrick Mahomes of the Kansas City Chiefs became part of the ownership team of the Royals. As most of you guys know, his dad played on the Twins, but also did something very idiotic 26 years ago today....

 

(excerpted from the Orlando Sentinel, August 16th, 1994)

 

MINNESOTA TWINS pitcher Pat Mahomes was expected to be charged with driving under the influence of alcohol after he rolled his Jeep Grand Cherokee in a one-car accident early Monday morning, a spokeswoman for the Minneapolis Police Department said Monday. Mahomes, 24, who incurred head injuries, was released from Hennepin County Medical Center late in the afternoon. He was originally in serious condition, but was upgraded to satisfactory by mid-afternoon. Mahomes, who was alone, was traveling at "a fairly high rate of speed" when his vehicle crossed the center line, hit a guard rail and rolled over, a police spokeswoman said. He was not wearing a seat belt and was trapped until police were able to get him out.

 

pat mahomes.jpg

 

Just over a year later, the Super Bowl-winning quarterback was born. 

 

30 minutes after the first game is finished, a second game will begin pitting Jose Berrios against Danny Duffy. Lineups will be updated as soon as possible.

Let's play ball!

 

 

 

 

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Posted 15 August 2020 - 10:28 AM

FYI ... to all game threaders ... this thread will serve both games :) 

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#3 FlauerPauer

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Posted 15 August 2020 - 11:23 AM

Are these games only 7 innings?

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Posted 15 August 2020 - 11:24 AM

 

Are these games only 7 innings?

Yes, I believe so. 

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#5 Shaitan

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Posted 15 August 2020 - 11:34 AM

 

Yes, I believe so. 

 

There goes my excitement for a classic doubleheader (instead of the split).

 

Either way, I'm happy to have baseball.


#6 milldaddy35

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Posted 15 August 2020 - 11:35 AM

Need to jump on early like we have been

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#7 FlauerPauer

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Posted 15 August 2020 - 11:39 AM

Any word on who was brought in as the extra man?


#8 Nine of twelve

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Posted 15 August 2020 - 11:41 AM

 

Are these games only 7 innings?

Yes, unless the score is tied at the end of the 7th.


#9 milldaddy35

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Posted 15 August 2020 - 11:45 AM

Good first inning from Jake...needed that

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#10 FlauerPauer

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Posted 15 August 2020 - 11:45 AM

Good inning for Odo. Need him to be solid.


#11 operation mindcrime

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Posted 15 August 2020 - 11:51 AM

We need to sweep these turds!!!!!
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Posted 15 August 2020 - 11:51 AM

Using the radio WCCO audio helps when it comes to the annoying music between pitches, FYI.


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Posted 15 August 2020 - 11:52 AM

Are these games only 7 innings?


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#14 FlauerPauer

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Posted 15 August 2020 - 11:55 AM

That pitch should have been placed in downtown Minneapolis. Tough break. Eddie just got under it.

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#15 Danchat

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Posted 15 August 2020 - 11:56 AM

 

Any word on who was brought in as the extra man?

Sean Poppen.

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#16 FlauerPauer

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Posted 15 August 2020 - 12:03 PM

 

Sean Poppen.

 

Yikes.


#17 Don Walcott

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Posted 15 August 2020 - 12:06 PM

At least he's fresh.

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#18 FlauerPauer

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Posted 15 August 2020 - 12:07 PM

 

At least he's fresh.

 

Theoretically, all the relievers should be fresh with two days off. I guess I just think Poppen is a AAAA player, but after thinking about it, why not bring him up in the case of a blowout, he could pitch and get sent down.

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#19 sampleSizeOfOne

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Posted 15 August 2020 - 12:09 PM

Woah!

 

Now that is an elegant game thread intro!

 

Thanks!

 

I see i been missing a slugfest so far?

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#20 FlauerPauer

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Posted 15 August 2020 - 12:14 PM

Remember all the hype about the thought of Arraez hitting .400 or winning a batting title? Me too...

 

I know he's been getting some bad luck, but needs to make adjustments on that inside pitch. Striking out way too much.