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Game Thread: Twins vs Rangers, 4/26 - 7:10pm

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#1 Brock Beauchamp

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Posted 26 April 2013 - 06:03 AM

Lineups:

Twins:
Brian Dozier 2B
Joe Mauer C
Josh Willingham DH
Justin Morneau 1B
Chris Parmelee RF
Trevor Plouffe 3B
Oswaldo Arcia LF
Aaron Hicks CF
Pedro Florimon SS
(Scott Diamond P)

Rangers:
Ian Kinsler 2B
Elvis Andrus SS
Lance Berkman DH
Adrian Beltre 3B
Nelson Cruz RF
David Murphy LF
Geovany Soto C
Mitch Moreland 1B
Craig Gentry CF
(Justin Grimm P)

#2 big dog

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Posted 26 April 2013 - 07:07 AM

{muttering hints to Gardy} Escobarescobarescobarescobarescobar.....

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Posted 26 April 2013 - 10:36 AM

That was an aggravating loss last night. Let's get a win today and not let this turn into a spiral of death.

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Posted 26 April 2013 - 05:17 PM

That was an aggravating loss last night. Let's get a win today and not let this turn into a spiral of death.


Agreed. Those 1-runners are OUR games.

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Posted 26 April 2013 - 05:17 PM

so much for my psychic powers. Hopefully Florimon doesn't let anything roll under his glove tonight.

And no AJ- here all those folks paid good money to boo him and he's not even in the lineup.

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Posted 26 April 2013 - 05:20 PM

Lets go scotty, go twins and roll tide

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Posted 26 April 2013 - 05:29 PM

That was an aggravating loss last night. Let's get a win today and not let this turn into a spiral of death.


I blamed my dog after the game, but as the night wore on I became somewhat content that the Twins did not get blown out early, as happened so often last year. They were in it until the last at bat against one of the hottest clubs in baseball. That said, let's hope that they punish the Rangers tonight.

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Posted 26 April 2013 - 05:37 PM

It would be nice to see some power from the home team. Lowest slugging percentage in the league - OBP is good because of very good walk percentage, but table-setting gets you only so far, and being last in doubles and homers means you need long sequences just to scratch out a run.

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Posted 26 April 2013 - 06:21 PM

It would be nice to see some power from the home team. Lowest slugging percentage in the league - OBP is good because of very good walk percentage, but table-setting gets you only so far, and being last in doubles and homers means you need long sequences just to scratch out a run.


Sorta like the Rangers are doing.

Seriously looking like a Redbox movie may have been the way to go tonight.

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Posted 26 April 2013 - 06:23 PM

Sorta like the Rangers are doing.


Watch and learn, Twins. Watch and learn.

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Posted 26 April 2013 - 06:23 PM

Sorta like the Rangers are doing.

Seriously looking like a Redbox movie may have been the way to go tonight.


It's only one run and only the first inning. Hang in there for a while at least.

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Posted 26 April 2013 - 06:24 PM

It would be nice to see some power from the home team. Lowest slugging percentage in the league - OBP is good because of very good walk percentage, but table-setting gets you only so far, and being last in doubles and homers means you need long sequences just to scratch out a run.


What does that writing on your avatar's shirt say?

#13 ashburyjohn

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Posted 26 April 2013 - 06:25 PM

John, your avatars seem to keep getting younger.


I'll answer your comment in the Escobar thread over here. She is reputedly a Snorg T-shirt girl. Interview With a Snorg Girl. Blame your sponsor, not me.

Edit: the shirt says "Your mom goes to college". Plus-one Internet Points if anyone knows the source of that quote?

#14 ashburyjohn

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Posted 26 April 2013 - 06:27 PM

It's only one run and only the first inning. Hang in there for a while at least.


Don't look now but...

#15 glunn

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Posted 26 April 2013 - 06:28 PM

I'll answer your comment in the Escobar thread over here. She is reputedly a Snorg T-shirt girl. Interview With a Snorg Girl. Blame your sponsor, not me.

Edit: the shirt says "Your mom goes to college". Plus-one Internet Points if anyone knows the source of that quote?


I don't think we are allowed to make negative comments about our sponsors per the contract that they made me sign to be a moderator.

#16 glunn

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Posted 26 April 2013 - 06:29 PM

Don't look now but...


Ouch. I am at work and the website stopped refreshing.

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Posted 26 April 2013 - 06:31 PM

A bit nonchalant on the Berkman "double" there by Hicksie.

#18 glunn

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Posted 26 April 2013 - 06:31 PM

Morneau doubles with 2 outs and Mauer does not score from second???

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Posted 26 April 2013 - 06:33 PM

Morneau doubles with 2 outs and Mauer does not score from second???


I'll assume there was doubt whether it would hang up or not, giving the batter/runner the advantage for the first 45 feet or so over his teammate.

Edit: scratch that. The ESPN pbp shows Mauer only at first base after the error, with no advancement. Maybe the error being by the 2Bman is the source of confusion?

Edit^2: man, if no one is watching live and we're all following a text feed, it's gonna be a weird game.

Edited by ashburyjohn, 26 April 2013 - 06:36 PM.


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Posted 26 April 2013 - 06:36 PM

I'll assume there was doubt whether it would hang up or not, giving the batter/runner the advantage for the first 45 feet or so over his teammate.


But there were 2 outs? I was taught to run like hell on any hit when there are 2 outs.

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Posted 26 April 2013 - 06:39 PM

But there were 2 outs? I was taught to run like hell on any hit when there are 2 outs.


Good grief. Scratch everything I said. Ever. I'll go sit in the corner now and peruse the t-shirt ads.

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Posted 26 April 2013 - 06:40 PM

But there were 2 outs? I was taught to run like hell on any hit when there are 2 outs.



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#23 glunn

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Posted 26 April 2013 - 06:40 PM

I'll assume there was doubt whether it would hang up or not, giving the batter/runner the advantage for the first 45 feet or so over his teammate.

Edit: scratch that. The ESPN pbp shows Mauer only at first base after the error, with no advancement. Maybe the error being by the 2Bman is the source of confusion?

Edit^2: man, if no one is watching live and we're all following a text feed, it's gonna be a weird game.


I am following on cbssportsline, which showed Mauer on second.

#24 ashburyjohn

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Posted 26 April 2013 - 06:42 PM

Hicksie with an assist to nail Soto?

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Posted 26 April 2013 - 06:43 PM

There were two outs. Mauer was on first, not second. The double by Morneau was a soft slicer to left field that did not get by the left fielder. There was no opportunity for Mauer to score.

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Posted 26 April 2013 - 06:43 PM

We need a volunteer to do play by play tonight. I am exhausted and CBSsportline gives false information.

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Posted 26 April 2013 - 06:44 PM

There were two outs. Mauer was on first, not second. The double by Morneau was a soft slicer to left field that did not get by the left fielder. There was no opportunity for Mauer to score.


Thanks Chief!

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Posted 26 April 2013 - 06:44 PM

I watching.

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Posted 26 April 2013 - 06:46 PM

Sano dials "9" for the 9th time tonight. Jeebus.

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Posted 26 April 2013 - 06:47 PM

Sano dials "9" for the 9th time tonight. Jeebus.


Is he trying to get an outside line?