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#1 sampleSizeOfOne

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Posted 17 September 2020 - 10:59 AM

Aphorism game thread.

 

In the aphore times, when ya couldn't look up the rules on the internet, and compare the bruteforce statistics of when it made sense to bunt, they had to come up with quick and clever ways of remindin' folk what to do. Here are a bunch of useful ones that will help us win...

 

Well now... It seems some Sox fan got into my game thread intro, and mixed a few dubious ones. Can you help me sift through and figure out what is what? Rosario sure would appreciate it.

 

Hit 'em where they ain't.

 

Red sky at dawn, the bunt must be on.

Red sky at night, play back and hold tight.

 

Chose wisely, for swinging at the correct pitch may give you immortality, a false pitch will take it from you.

 

Don't make the 3rd out at 3rd.

 

Only you can prevent jinx-fires.

 

Hit the cutoff.

 

nobody, not even the rain, has such small... chance of falling in our outfield.

 

Cover first on anything hit to the left.Er... your left.

 

Swing, batter batter batter.

 

I'm not left handed either.

 

Quoth the umpire... nevermore.

 

Don't swing until ya see the whites of their eyes.

 

Never tell me the odds!

 

You remind me of the babe.

 

Bases are half-full.

 

I don't want a pickle.

 

Run on 3... 2... 1... Contact!

 

Don't cross the streams.

 

Don't throw a hanger on 0-2.

 

Spider always catches the infield fly.

 

Evil, pure and simple from the 8th dimension.

 

Coffee is for closers.

 

Helmets are for lollygaggers.

 

Pay no attention to the man behind the baggy.

 

Play Ball!

 

Twins:

0. Kenta Maeda (R ) P
1. Max Kepler ( L) RF
2. Josh Donaldson (R ) 3B
3. Jorge Polanco ( S ) SS
4. Nelson Cruz (R ) DH
5. Eddie Rosario ( L) LF
6. Miguel Sano (R ) 1B
7. Byron Buxton (R ) CF
8. Marwin Gonzalez ( S ) 2B
9. Ryan Jeffers (R ) C

 

White Sox:

0. Reynaldo Lopez (R ) P
1. Tim Anderson (R ) SS
2. Yasmani Grandal ( S ) C
3. Jose Abreu (R ) 1B
4. Eloy Jimenez (R ) LF
5. Edwin Encarnacion (R ) DH
6. Yoan Moncada ( S ) 3B
7. Luis Robert (R ) CF
8. Jarrod Dyson ( L) RF
9. Nick Madrigal (R ) 2B

 

Did i miss any?

 

Feel free to add your own...

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Posted 17 September 2020 - 11:43 AM

As good a lineup as the Twins can put out there. They've really handled Lopez so far and Maeda has been tremendous. Should be easy right? Somehow, I expect the outcome to be in doubt until the final hitter today.

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Posted 17 September 2020 - 11:47 AM

This game essentially determines if the twins play the yankees in the first round. A win keeps us alive for the division which helps avoid being the 4/5 seed. A loss and it's probably over, 3 down with 8 to play

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Posted 17 September 2020 - 11:52 AM

Since zack littell got removed from the 40 man, somebody new has got to be coming up, since Rooker could be put on the long term DL.... internesting

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Posted 17 September 2020 - 12:02 PM

Nice day for a day game ... damn it ... if people were allowed in the stadiums, I'd so be there!

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Posted 17 September 2020 - 12:04 PM

 

This game essentially determines if the twins play the yankees in the first round. A win keeps us alive for the division which helps avoid being the 4/5 seed. A loss and it's probably over, 3 down with 8 to play

You can add in the tiebreaker, too. The White Sox earn the tiebreaker with a win today, so the Twins would have to gain four games in the final eight games, a tall order. 

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#7 sampleSizeOfOne

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Posted 17 September 2020 - 12:22 PM

Polanco with a walk and stolen base.

 

Alas, that is all we get in the top of the first.


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Posted 17 September 2020 - 12:22 PM

Scoreless first for the Twins. A walk and stolen base, but Cruz struck out with Polanco on second.

 


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Posted 17 September 2020 - 12:27 PM

So, with the COVID-19 protocols, what is being done with "around the horn"? I've seen the catcher both thrown the ball directly back to the pitcher and I've also seen him throw the ball to third. On the first out in the bottom of the first, Sanó threw the ball to Maeda after a ground out.


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Posted 17 September 2020 - 12:28 PM

Double play to endthe inning.


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Posted 17 September 2020 - 12:33 PM

 

You can add in the tiebreaker, too. The White Sox earn the tiebreaker with a win today, so the Twins would have to gain four games in the final eight games, a tall order. 

 How is that. Tied at 5-5.... what is the next criteria that gives them the tiebreaker?


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Posted 17 September 2020 - 12:36 PM

 

 How is that. Tied at 5-5.... what is the next criteria that gives them the tiebreaker?

I assume divisional record, but could be wrong


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Posted 17 September 2020 - 12:37 PM

wow


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Posted 17 September 2020 - 12:38 PM

Yeesh, Buck does it again!


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Posted 17 September 2020 - 12:38 PM

so good to see


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Posted 17 September 2020 - 12:38 PM

Holy crap buck


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Posted 17 September 2020 - 12:39 PM

 

 

I assume divisional record, but could be wrong

That is correct.


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Posted 17 September 2020 - 12:39 PM

 

I assume divisional record, but could be wrong

 

I'm pretty sure Provus confirmed on the broadcast intra-division record is the next tie-breaker after head to head.He also mentioned the White Sox are something like 5 games up on the Twins in that metric.


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Posted 17 September 2020 - 12:40 PM

 

This game essentially determines if the twins play the yankees in the first round. A win keeps us alive for the division which helps avoid being the 4/5 seed. A loss and it's probably over, 3 down with 8 to play

 

Gotta beat the Yankees sometime! I think this is the year.


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Posted 17 September 2020 - 12:41 PM

 

Yeesh, Buck does it again!

As expected.

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