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#1 Brock Beauchamp

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Posted 10 May 2013 - 05:23 AM

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#2 Brock Beauchamp

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Posted 10 May 2013 - 06:22 AM

Lineups:

Twins:
Jamey Carroll 2B
Joe Mauer DH
Josh Willingham LF
Justin Morneau 1B
Trevor Plouffe 3B
Ryan Doumit C
Oswaldo Arcia RF
Aaron Hicks CF
Eduardo Escobar SS
(Mike Pelfrey P)

Orioles:
Nate McLouth LF
Manny Machado 3B
Nick Markakis DH
Adam Jones CF
Chris Davis 1B
Matt Wieters C
J.J. Hardy SS
Chris Dickerson RF
Alexi Casilla 2B
(Jason Hammel P)

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Posted 10 May 2013 - 10:26 AM

"They're coming home after a tough road trip where they faced three winning American League teams in the Tigers, Indians, and Red Sox and managed to win five of ten games against three good teams."

I recall some people saying that this past road trip would show what the Twins were really made of.

It's still early, but maybe the early success was not an anomaly - this team might be a .500 club for real.

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Posted 10 May 2013 - 01:26 PM

It's still early, but maybe the early success was not an anomaly - this team might be a .500 club for real.


If the Twins continue to hang around .500 I may not stop saying "it's early" until mid-September.

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Posted 10 May 2013 - 02:14 PM

At this point, if I had a time machine I'd bet the house on the Vegas over/under line for Twins wins. I'd probably do other things too, like take my money out of the stock market in early 2007 and reinvest it in 2008, but I'd definitely bet on the Twins.

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Posted 10 May 2013 - 02:33 PM

At this point, if I had a time machine I'd bet the house on the Vegas over/under line for Twins wins. I'd probably do other things too, like take my money out of the stock market in early 2007 and reinvest it in 2008, but I'd definitely bet on the Twins.


So your saying... If you had a Time Machine... Your usage of it would be based upon financial gain.

I think we know how you roll now;)
A Skeleton walks into a bar and says... "Give me a beer... And a mop".

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Posted 10 May 2013 - 02:50 PM

I got a Graduation dinner to attend tonight and I'm not sure how long that will last. I'll probably miss the beginning of the game.

For the Game Threaders I just want to say... The Romantics once wrote...

"What I like About You... You Really know how to Dance"

I'm sure that dancing ability will cure all the evils that crop up and the basis of a long term relationship has been formed.

It was Billy Squier who said "Lonely is the Night... When you Find yourself alone"

I have nothing to add to that line.
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Posted 10 May 2013 - 02:55 PM

So your saying... If you had a Time Machine... Your usage of it would be based upon financial gain.

I think we know how you roll now;)


With sufficient financial gain, the other ways we each roll become a great deal easier.

#9 ashburyjohn

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Posted 10 May 2013 - 02:56 PM

I got a Graduation dinner to attend tonight and I'm not sure how long that will last.


I've got a date with my wife tonight. It should last approximately two weeks, so my presence here on this site will be sparse-to-none during that time.

#10 IdahoPilgrim

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Posted 10 May 2013 - 02:57 PM

So your saying... If you had a Time Machine... Your usage of it would be based upon financial gain.

I think we know how you roll now;)


If I had a time machine, I for one would go back in time and right wrongs and make the world a better place.

However, if in the process of that, I just happened to pass a vendor of lottery tickets...

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Posted 10 May 2013 - 02:58 PM

At this point, if I had a time machine I'd bet the house on the Vegas over/under line for Twins wins. I'd probably do other things too, like take my money out of the stock market in early 2007 and reinvest it in 2008, but I'd definitely bet on the Twins.


Might as well sell short.

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Posted 10 May 2013 - 03:54 PM

I've got a date with my wife tonight. It should last approximately two weeks, so my presence here on this site will be sparse-to-none during that time.


"Two Weeks"... That's funny.

Sounds like she has chosen the venue.
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#13 ashburyjohn

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Posted 10 May 2013 - 03:59 PM

"Two Weeks"... That's funny.

Sounds like she has chosen the venue.


North and South Carolina. The date starts with a romantic dinner of "cleaning out the refrigerator of all the leftovers", followed by the theater spectacle of packing the suitcases, and getting to bed for an early flight time. After that, it should get better.

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Posted 10 May 2013 - 04:01 PM

"Two Weeks"... That's funny.

Sounds like she has chosen the venue.


Indian food?

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Posted 10 May 2013 - 04:04 PM

If I had a time machine, I for one would go back in time and right wrongs and make the world a better place.

However, if in the process of that, I just happened to pass a vendor of lottery tickets...


However, others might be harmed by you righting what you perceive to be wrongs. I'm merely taking advantage of financial transactions freely offered by others who have gain as their only motive.

I didn't say those were the only things I would do with a time machine. I do confess those were the things I thought of first, though.

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Posted 10 May 2013 - 05:11 PM

North and South Carolina. The date starts with a romantic dinner of "cleaning out the refrigerator of all the leftovers", followed by the theater spectacle of packing the suitcases, and getting to bed for an early flight time. After that, it should get better.


'Should' being the operative word.

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Posted 10 May 2013 - 06:17 PM

Glen Perkins is unavailable on Friday due to soreness in his left side.

The 30-year-old lefty has pitched fairly well to this point in the season, posting a 3.55 ERA, 1.03 WHIP and 20/5 K/BB ratio through his first 12 2/3 innings while converting all eight of his save chances. Consider him day-to-day for now. Jared Burton would likely draw any save chances while Perkins is out.
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Posted 10 May 2013 - 06:20 PM

Glen Perkins is unavailable on Friday due to soreness in his left side.


His left side? That includes the rotator cuff, the UCL, the hamstring, the ACL, the pinkie toe... . Maybe it all went bad all at once.

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Posted 10 May 2013 - 06:24 PM

Always takes a bit of luck to pitch to Adam Jones. Got away unscathed that time.

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Posted 10 May 2013 - 06:31 PM

Casilla does his old buddy Carroll a solid for the first hit, then the Orioles' rookie RF lets one get by for a double. Oops.

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Posted 10 May 2013 - 06:32 PM

One can only hope our buddy Stew is scoring as that ball sails over a "deer in headlights" Markakis.

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Posted 10 May 2013 - 06:37 PM

I guess I better be done with the yard work if I want to see these Twins scores!!

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Posted 10 May 2013 - 06:40 PM

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#24 mikeee

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Posted 10 May 2013 - 06:41 PM

crickets are good. The Orioles are batting.

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Posted 10 May 2013 - 06:42 PM

Awwwwww JJ!
I always liked Hardy.

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Posted 10 May 2013 - 06:48 PM

The obvious play is to bunt over the speedy Doumit.

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Posted 10 May 2013 - 06:50 PM

The obvious play is to bunt over the speedy Doumit.


Arcia's strategy worked to get Doumit to second, as well.

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Posted 10 May 2013 - 06:52 PM

Pretty slow paced game, considering it's not been a total slugfest up to this point. Hammel seems, uh, deliberate.

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Posted 10 May 2013 - 06:53 PM

bases loaded, no out.

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Posted 10 May 2013 - 06:54 PM

bases loaded, no out.


What's the over/under on runs scored? Until the Boston series, I might have put it at 0.5.