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Game Thread: Twins @ Royals, 8/22/20 at 6:05pm CT

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#1 twinssporto

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Posted 22 August 2020 - 10:00 AM

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Welcome back to another exciting Game Thread installment brought to you by Twins Daily! The game last night was not fun to watch. Sounds like Odorizzi will be ok but probably very sore for a few days. According to reports from the Twins, Zach LittelI might be shut down for an extended period of time. Hopefully today's outcome turns out better.

 

I am now officially tired of playing the Kansas City Royals. They're like an annoying fly or mosquito buzzing around my face...Enough already! I miss playing some of the other divisions. I miss playing AL East teams and I miss playing AL West teams. 

 

Speaking about missing things, I think I'm actually starting to miss my kids. Today we are driving our youngest son to school and my wife and I will become official empty nesters. All three kids are now enrolled full time at their respective schools or colleges...I figured I would use this game thread introduction to do a quick shout out to my family (yes, my kids read Twins Daily and like to read some of my posts).

 

To my oldest son at Virginia Tech: Congratulations on making it to your senior year! The United States Army will be getting one helluva good officer next year.

 

To my daughter at Iowa State: Enjoy your junior year. Keep studying hard and keep your distance from the boys!

 

To my youngest son at Alexandria Tech: Have fun and learn as much as you can. Try not to party too much your first year away from home.

 

To my wife: You did a great job raising these kids. They're all good people mostly on account of your patience and love. Thank you!

 

OK, back to the game thread action! Someone will need to post tonight's lineups as I'll be loading my sons stuff into his new home. I checked but the official lineups have not been posted yet so I wrote in the expected lineups per MLB.

 

Go Twins! Beat these pesky Royals! I'll be listening to the game in the car and probably passing to my wife a bunch of tissues on the way back home...

 

Tonight's Lineups

 

Twins:

SP - Randy Dobnak 4-1, 1.42 ERA

1. Max Kepler (RF)

2. Jorge Polanco (SS)

3. Eddie Rosario (DH)

4. Marwin Gonzalez (3B)

5. Jake Cave (CF)

6. Miguel Sanó (1B)

7. Luis Arraez (2B)

8. LaMonte Wade Jr. (LF)

9. Alex Avila ©

 

Royals:

SP - Brady Singer 1-2, 4.56 ERA

1. W. Merrifield (CF)

2. Nicky Lopez (2B)

3. H. Dozier (RF)

4. Jorge Soler (DH)

5. Ryan McBroom

6. M. Franco (3B)

7. Alex Gordon (LF)

8. A. Mondesi (SS)

9. C. Gallagher ©

 

Weather 90 degrees. 0% chance of rain.

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#2 SQUIRREL

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Posted 22 August 2020 - 04:04 PM

My uncle was a professor at Tech for a long time. I have a cousin who went there, as well as all three of her kids. Go Hokies!
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#3 AlwaysinModeration

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Posted 22 August 2020 - 04:08 PM

Twisnporto, congrats on achieving empty nest status. I particularly love your assessment of your kids: “They're all good people mostly”

I mean, that’s all we can really hope for, right?

Now, Twins, let’s see you get back to winning this series. I don’t think 5-5 versus the Royals is too much to ask, amiright?
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Posted 22 August 2020 - 04:28 PM

Arraez is back, and we get to see Wade in action as well.

 

I hope we win!

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#5 Nine of twelve

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Posted 22 August 2020 - 05:00 PM

 

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To my daughter at Iowa State: Enjoy your junior year. Keep studying hard and keep your distance from the boys!

 

 

What kind of engineering is she going into?

(Disclaimer: My Father-In-Law is a retired ISU Engineering prof.)


#6 BeatTheRich

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Posted 22 August 2020 - 05:03 PM

Good test for Randy today. These Royal pains in the --- have seen him as recently as a week ago. I expect him to keep doing what he's been doing -- love the guy already -- but there may be a few longish at bats. Really hoping to see one or more of our guys break out at the plate.


#7 milldaddy35

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Posted 22 August 2020 - 05:12 PM

EDDIE THE STICK LETS GO

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#8 Nine of twelve

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Posted 22 August 2020 - 05:13 PM

A 3-0 lead with nobody out in the top of the first is always a good thing. For the visiting team, anyway.


#9 stringer bell

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Posted 22 August 2020 - 05:25 PM

Way to go, Bert. Great call!

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Posted 22 August 2020 - 05:30 PM

Best wishes, Twinssporto. I’ve often said that I loved being the parent of young kids, I loved being the parent of middle school kids, and I loved being the parent of high schoolers. But I really love being an empty nester. It truly is a gift to be able to relate to your kids as adults and “mostly good people” in their own right. Your job’s not done, however. Hopefully you have many more years of being their dad. 

 

I also hope you get the car unpacked just in time to head out to KFC for a late supper in about three hours. 

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Posted 22 August 2020 - 05:43 PM

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#12 SS MagicMark

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Posted 22 August 2020 - 05:44 PM

Two double plays for the D in two innings. A much better start than yesterday.

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Posted 22 August 2020 - 05:44 PM

Anyone remember the old double mint commercials?

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Posted 22 August 2020 - 05:54 PM

Anyone remember the old double mint commercials?

Um, yes

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Posted 22 August 2020 - 05:54 PM

Up and in on the bunter

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Posted 22 August 2020 - 05:55 PM

 

Anyone remember the old double mint commercials?

I do, but Chief would probably consider them the recent Doublemint commercials.

 

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#17 Nine of twelve

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Posted 22 August 2020 - 05:57 PM

I have never understood why the pitcher doesn't have priority on fielding pop-ups within 5 feet of the mound. He's there anyway and he doesn't have to cover a base.


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Posted 22 August 2020 - 05:58 PM

I have never understood why the pitcher doesn't have priority on fielding pop-ups within 5 feet of the mound. He's there anyway and he doesn't have to cover a base.

you don’t want your pitcher looking up in the air and trying to navigate a mound at the same time

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#19 milldaddy35

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Posted 22 August 2020 - 06:03 PM

Dobnak doesn't look as sharp as he usually does, but through 3 scoreless with nothing hit hard yet

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#20 Danchat

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Posted 22 August 2020 - 06:03 PM

Dang, Dobnak is simply unflappable. Two singles on two pitches to start the inning? No problem for him.




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