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#1 twinssporto

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Posted 13 September 2020 - 10:23 AM

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To all the Twins fans around the world, welcome to another Game Thread extravaganza! This is probably the best area on Twins Daily to experience our members' unique wit and wisdom around baseball and the Minnesota Twins. The banter on Game Threads are quick and always snappy. Settle in for a great game, some bad jokes and a fun time....and please don't be afraid to participate.

 

I know this is obvious but a win today for the Twins means a sweep against the Indians. It's great to see this team starting to get their offense going. It couldn't be happening at a better time...Look out White Sox! We're coming for you...4 games starting tomorrow. My crystal ball sees the Twins running away with the division after we win today and sweep the White Sox this week. I think the Twins win the division by 4 games. Not that it really matters, we will be in the playoffs anyway. I'm more concerned about everyone being healthy for the playoff run (that means you Kepler, Garver, Arraez, etc.).

 

Pineda is gonna have a big day and my pick to click is Mr. Sano. 

 

Oh, almost forgot to pass along a non-baseball related public service announcement. I made a meatloaf last night and cooked it on the grill over a cedar wood plank. Turned out great! If you've never cooked meatloaf on the grill give it a try. You'll be in for a real treat!

 

Go Twins!

 

Todays Starting Lineups:

 

Twins:

1. Max Kepler (RF)

2. Josh Donaldson (3B)

3. Jorge Polanco (SS)

4. Nelson Cruz (DH)

5. Eddie Rosario (LF)

6. Miguel Sano (1B)

7. L. Wade (CF)

8. M. Gonzalez (2B)

9. Ryan Jeffers ©

SP - Michael Pineda 1-0 (2.77 ERA) RHP

 

 

Cleveland:

1. F. Lindor (SS)

2. C. Hernandez (2B)

3. J. Ramirez (3B)

4. C. Santana (1B)

5. F. Reyes (DH)

6. T. Naquin (RF)

7. J. Naylor (LF)

8. S. Leon ©

9. O. Mercado (CF)

SP - Triston McKenzie 2-0, (2.57 ERA) RHP

 

Game Time Weather: 73 degrees and partly cloudy, winds light and variable. 0% chance of rain. 

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#2 denarded

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Posted 13 September 2020 - 10:50 AM

Yay Kepler

Boo Buxton

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Posted 13 September 2020 - 10:53 AM

"...a win today for the Twins means a sweep against the Indians"

This is the kind of cutting edge insight I come to TD for!!1!
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Cutting my carbs...with a pizza slicer.


#4 operation mindcrime

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Posted 13 September 2020 - 11:23 AM

Purple Pride!!!!! :)

#5 twinssporto

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Posted 13 September 2020 - 11:39 AM

 

"...a win today for the Twins means a sweep against the Indians"

This is the kind of cutting edge insight I come to TD for!!1!

I stayed up half the night trying to put that whole thought together. That's the type of pride you only find with TD contributors. 

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Posted 13 September 2020 - 11:49 AM

Hard to believe today's game marks 80% of the season completed. I anticipate another strong performance from Big Mike. Yesterday the bottom of the lineup got us going early. Today I expect Mr Kepler and his buddies at the top of the lineup to shine. Bring out yer dead... I mean brooms.


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Posted 13 September 2020 - 12:03 PM

Cleveland's pitcher is supposed to be quite a phenom. I hope the team can score 4 or 5 today.


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Posted 13 September 2020 - 12:18 PM

Two on, none out. Let's go Big Mike.


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Posted 13 September 2020 - 12:19 PM

Cleveland's pitcher is supposed to be quite a phenom. I hope the team can score 4 or 5 today.


6'5" 160? Makes Randy Moss appear cherubic.

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Posted 13 September 2020 - 12:23 PM

Not sure what's more offensive about that play - Eddie's decision-making or Big Mike's ability to be in position.


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Posted 13 September 2020 - 12:26 PM

Twins with some bad luck and some bad defense, but Pineda bails them out with some great pitching. 


#12 jud6312

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Posted 13 September 2020 - 12:26 PM

Mike should just do that strikeout thing all the time so he doesn't have to field bunts or back up home. 


#13 Sielk

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Posted 13 September 2020 - 12:27 PM

Thankfully that remained without consequences.

#14 mnfireman

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Posted 13 September 2020 - 12:27 PM

I am a Rosario fan, but he's made a glaring mistake every game for about 2 weeks, time for a day off. 


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Posted 13 September 2020 - 12:28 PM

Eddie just can't help himself. He comes up big last night, and then makes a rookie mistake on a throw in the first inning today. This is exactly the kind of play leads many of us to question whether he's worth $10mil next year...

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Posted 13 September 2020 - 12:28 PM

Nice job by Pineda. 1-0 Cleveland after a half inning.


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Posted 13 September 2020 - 12:29 PM

I don't think I've ever seen a skinnier pitcher in MLB

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Posted 13 September 2020 - 12:31 PM

MLB? I don't think I've ever seen a skinnier pitcher in Little League.
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Posted 13 September 2020 - 12:35 PM

 

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...Oh, almost forgot to pass along a non-baseball related public service announcement. I made a meatloaf last night and cooked it on the grill over a cedar wood plank. Turned out great! If you've never cooked meatloaf on the grill give it a try. You'll be in for a real treat!...

 

I thought with the meatloaf you were trying to suggest that “two out of three ain’t bad.” That may be true in ordinary circumstances, but I want more chicken.

 

(That said — that looks incredible. Regular meatloaf recipe? Hot fire or low and slow? About how long?) 

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#20 jud6312

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Posted 13 September 2020 - 12:38 PM

 

I don't think I've ever seen a skinnier pitcher in MLB

Big Mike does like those water pills.

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