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GAME THREAD 9/16/2020: Twins @ White Sox, 7:10 CDT

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#1 Diesel

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Posted 16 September 2020 - 04:58 PM

I looked at the current playoff standings to see who we would possibly play....that was a terrible idea. However, there are still 2 games left in this series, and the Twins can still narrow back the division lead to a single game! Let's hope that happens so we don't have to play the team that will be left unnamed.

 

Twins

 

Starting Pitcher: Jake Odorizzi

 

1. RF Max Kepler (L)
2. 3B Josh Donaldson ®
3. DH Nelson Cruz ®
4. LF Eddie Rosario (L)
5. 1B Miguel Sanó ®
6. CF Byron Buxton ®
7. 2B Marwin Gonzalez (S)
8. SS Ehire Adrianza (S)
9. C Alex Avila (L)

 

White Sox

 

Starting Pitcher: Lucas Giolito

 

1. SS Tim Anderson ®
2. 1B Yasmani Grandal (S)
3. DH José Abreu ®
4. LF Eloy Jiménez ®
5. 3B Yoán Moncada (S)
6. C James McCann ®
7. CF Luis Robert ®
8. RF Nomar Mazara (L)
9. 2B Nick Madrigal ®

 

I'm not saying we NEED a win today and tomorrow, but it would give us a shot at the division! Weirder seasons have happened (2009 being the most glaring example). Although I think the White Sox are currently playing better, the Twins (or any team for that matter) could get hot for a few weeks to win the title. Although a 16 team playoff is fine for this year, having it for next year and beyond is a terrible idea. Anything can happen in a 3 or 5 game series.

 

Let's play ball!

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#2 sampleSizeOfOne

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Posted 16 September 2020 - 05:16 PM

Go bottom third of the order!


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Posted 16 September 2020 - 05:25 PM

It’s pretty cloudy in Chicago right now ... but I don’t think it will rain

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Posted 16 September 2020 - 05:34 PM

 

It’s pretty cloudy in Chicago right now ... but I don’t think it will rain

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Regarding rain, Donaldson begs to differ...

 

(or so i'm lead to believe. Which i will... when i see it.)

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#5 FlauerPauer

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Posted 16 September 2020 - 05:35 PM

Would like to see Jeffers in the lineup. Go Twins!


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Posted 16 September 2020 - 05:41 PM

Is Tim Laudner an alcoholic? Is nose is soooooo purple!!!

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Posted 16 September 2020 - 05:45 PM

Sorry for being a negative nancy. That lineup is not right tonight. Jake better have a piggyback after 2.2 innings if any trouble. However the bullpen is managed...Good luck. Aside from Alcala (who won't pitch) and Duffy who I'm holding my breath for...Not good.I'll stand by that statement and you can all mock me later. Gonzalez should not be in lineup (don't care about splits) Kepler needs to be dropped 6 places. I don't get it. Yes, were going post season but I'd rather play the yankees at home than on the road. thank you for your time

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Posted 16 September 2020 - 05:52 PM

 

P.S. I'm sober

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#9 wsnydes

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Posted 16 September 2020 - 06:03 PM

My first game thread of the season... finally. What have I missed?
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Posted 16 September 2020 - 06:04 PM

 

Are you sure you're not high on life?

Hooray for everyone (Simpsons)

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#11 sampleSizeOfOne

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Posted 16 September 2020 - 06:07 PM

 

My first game thread of the season... finally. What have I missed?

50 game threads.

 

Definitely... 50 game threads.

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Posted 16 September 2020 - 06:07 PM

 

My first game thread of the season... finally. What have I missed?

30 chicken dinners.

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Posted 16 September 2020 - 06:09 PM

 

 

Sorry for being a negative nancy. That lineup is not right tonight. Jake better have a piggyback after 2.2 innings if any trouble. However the bullpen is managed...Good luck. Aside from Alcala (who won't pitch) and Duffy who I'm holding my breath for...Not good.I'll stand by that statement and you can all mock me later. Gonzalez should not be in lineup (don't care about splits) Kepler needs to be dropped 6 places. I don't get it. Yes, were going post season but I'd rather play the yankees at home than on the road. thank you for your time

P.S. I'm sober

No apology needed.

 

Are there any more negative nancies about? I think as long as we got an even number, we're okay.


#14 wsnydes

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Posted 16 September 2020 - 06:12 PM

50 game threads.

Definitely... 50 game threads.

That math checks out. So, you're saying that I'm a little behind?
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#15 wsnydes

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Posted 16 September 2020 - 06:12 PM

30 chicken dinners.

That might explain my hunger pangs...
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#16 milldaddy35

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Posted 16 September 2020 - 06:15 PM

Not really inspiring to throw Odo in the most important game of the year (until tomorrow, if we win today)

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#17 sampleSizeOfOne

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Posted 16 September 2020 - 06:15 PM

 

30 chicken dinners.

How many flocks is that?

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#18 sampleSizeOfOne

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Posted 16 September 2020 - 06:16 PM

 

That math checks out. So, you're saying that I'm a little behind?

3 games, so i hear...


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Posted 16 September 2020 - 06:16 PM

I'd rather not play the Yankees, Dick. Sorry. I'm ok going around the Yankees.

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#20 wsnydes

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Posted 16 September 2020 - 06:18 PM

3 games, so i hear...

That math also checks out!
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