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Game Thread: Twins vs. Tigers, 9/23/20 @ 6:40pm CT

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#1 twinssporto

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Posted 23 September 2020 - 05:14 PM

 

Good evening and welcome back to another great game thread experience!  I apologize for posting this so late...

 

This Covid thing has thrown a real wrench into my usual schedule. Seems like everyone is having the same issues. Regardless, the Twins making the playoffs (never any doubt) makes this Covid crud more bearable. Five games left to play and we are only a half game behind the White Sox to win the division. Bet on this: The White Sox will fold and the Twins will take the division. This game means something and I think the Twins players want that divisional title.

 

Let's GO TWINS!!!  Playoff bound and ready to fight.

 

Tonight's Lineups:

 

TWINS:

 

1. Byron Buxton (CF)

2. Max Kepler (RF)

3. Josh Donaldson (3B)

4. Eddie Rosario (DH)

5. Miguel Sano (1B)

6. Jake Cave (LF)

7. Jorge Polanco (SS)

8. M. Gonzalez (2B)

9. Ryan Jeffers ©

SP - Kenta Maeda (5-1) 2.52 ERA Cy Young contender too!

 

TIGERS:

 

1. Victor Reyes (CF)

2. Willi Castro (SS)

3. M. Cabrera (DH)

4. J. Candelario (1B)

5. Niko Goodrum (2B)

6. H. Castro (LF)

7. Eric Haase ©

8. Daz Cameron (RF)

9. I. Paredes (3B)

SP - Casey Mize (0-2) 6.08 ERA He's gonna get shelled!

 

Nice weather tonight! 

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#2 stringer bell

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Posted 23 September 2020 - 05:18 PM

Early results are promising out east. Giolito has spotted the Biebs a run in Cleveland 1-0 for the Ohioans, although Bieber has walked two and thrown over 50 pitches in three innings. Toronto scored two in the bottom of the first and leads NY 2-0 after one. Wildman Robby Ray is on the hill for Toronto (Buffalo). Neither game is close to locked up, but promising nonetheless.


#3 Joey Self

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Posted 23 September 2020 - 05:28 PM

It feels odd rooting for Cleveland this time of year.

I'll be out for church tonight, so won't be able to watch it live with the crew here.Root hard, guys and/or gals. 

JcS

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Posted 23 September 2020 - 05:35 PM

 

Early results are promising out east. Giolito has spotted the Biebs a run in Cleveland 1-0 for the Ohioans, although Bieber has walked two and thrown over 50 pitches in three innings. Toronto scored two in the bottom of the first and leads NY 2-0 after one. Wildman Robby Ray is on the hill for Toronto (Buffalo). Neither game is close to locked up, but promising nonetheless.

And the Palehose just tied it up, thanks in part to a Jose Ramirez error. Considering what he did for us last night, I guess I'll give him a pass for that. :)


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Posted 23 September 2020 - 05:36 PM

At least Bieber managed it out of the inning without letting the runner on third score.


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Posted 23 September 2020 - 05:47 PM

Jeffers sure has an interesting throw from his knees with one hop. The hop surely slows the ball but his release seems very quick.
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Posted 23 September 2020 - 05:50 PM

Does anyone know what Polanco and Sanó have written on their caps?

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Posted 23 September 2020 - 05:52 PM

 

Does anyone know what Polanco and Sanó have written on their caps?

 

TC?

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#9 stringer bell

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Posted 23 September 2020 - 05:52 PM

Running and throwing out base stealers sure has diminished in the advanced metrics era.

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Posted 23 September 2020 - 05:53 PM

What's the story on Cruz. Is he hurt? Is there a reason for being out again?


#11 Sielk

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Posted 23 September 2020 - 05:54 PM

TC?


Yeah, of course, but they also had something handwritten on there.

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Posted 23 September 2020 - 05:55 PM

My life the next two weeks:

 

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#13 spycake

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Posted 23 September 2020 - 05:56 PM

 

What's the story on Cruz. Is he hurt? Is there a reason for being out again?

 

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#14 stringer bell

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Posted 23 September 2020 - 05:56 PM

JD just missed it. 


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Posted 23 September 2020 - 05:59 PM

Does anyone know what Polanco and Sanó have written on their caps?

You catch that
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#16 stringer bell

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Posted 23 September 2020 - 06:00 PM

 

Yeah, of course, but they also had something handwritten on there.

Marnie lets you in on the writing on the caps.

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#17 Sielk

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Posted 23 September 2020 - 06:01 PM

Marnie lets you in on the writing on the caps.


Heard it, thanks.
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#18 MNT1996

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Posted 23 September 2020 - 06:04 PM

He should be out though, right?

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Posted 23 September 2020 - 06:04 PM

Hope Sano is ok. Looks like a wrist or a thumb injury. 


#20 FlauerPauer

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Posted 23 September 2020 - 06:05 PM

 

He should be out though, right?

 

 

Looks like that's what Rocco is asking.

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