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#1 Riverbrian

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Posted 03 August 2013 - 12:12 PM

Astros: SP Erik Bedard

SS Villar
2B Altuve
C Castro
DH Carter
1B Wallace
3B Dominquez
LF Grossman
CF Barnes
RF Hoes

Twins: SP Kyle Gibson

2B Dozier
C Mauer
1B Morneau
RF Doumit
3B Plouffe
LF Arcia
DH Colabello
CF Thomas
SS Florimon

Things to think about:

1. Think about the record... The Twins are 46-60... 5th Worst record in Baseball. The Atlanta Braves 65-45 have the 5th Best record in Baseball. 17 more wins out of the 106 Twins games thus far and the Twins have the 5th best record in baseball. 1 more win every 7 games or so.

2. Think about the Record... The Astros are 36-72. If the Twins would have just lost 11 more games out of the 106 Twins games thus far. We could have the worst record in baseball. 1 more loss every 10 games or so. The Margins are razor thin.

3. Think about Splits... How could the Twins reach the Braves and win 1 more time every 7 games? Easy... Play against more left handers starters and more games against the A.L. West. The Twins are 9-10 against left-handed starters and 11-6 in 17 games vs. A.L. West teams.

4. Think about Splits... How could the Twins catch the Astros and lose one more game every 10 games or so. Easy... Play against more right handed starters and more games against the A.L. East. The Twins are 37-50 against Right Handers and 9-18 against the A.L. East.

5. Think about Blanks... I find it very easy to draw a blank. I grab a sheet of paper... I Grab a pen... I make random hand motions over the paper with the pen with the pen never touching the paper. I then put the pen down.

As long as the pen doesn't leak during this process... I have drawn a blank.

Edited by Riverbrian, 03 August 2013 - 03:31 PM.

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Posted 03 August 2013 - 03:01 PM

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4 Dozier
2 Mauer
DH Morneau
9 Doumit
5 Plouffe
7 Arcia
3 Colabello
8 Thomas
6 Florimon


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#3 Mr. Brooks

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Posted 03 August 2013 - 03:07 PM

Is Gardy trolling us with his lineups?
I can't figure out why Doumit is a clean up hitter, and Arcia is hitting way down with the likes of Colabello, Clete Thomas and Pedro Florimon?
If the goal is to score runs, wouldnt it make sense to put your best hitters directly behind the guy who gets on base nearly half the time?

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Posted 03 August 2013 - 03:25 PM

Is Gardy trolling us with his lineups?


need the 'veteran presence' in the middle of the lineup!!!!oneone!11

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Posted 03 August 2013 - 03:29 PM

Is Gardy trolling us with his lineups?
I can't figure out why Doumit is a clean up hitter, and Arcia is hitting way down with the likes of Colabello, Clete Thomas and Pedro Florimon?
If the goal is to score runs, wouldnt it make sense to put your best hitters directly behind the guy who gets on base nearly half the time?


Does seem a little odd. If you're going to bat Doumit so high then put him in the 3 hole and split up M and M. But I agree, I would have Arcia batting in the first half of the lineup and move Plouffe or Morneau down.

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Posted 03 August 2013 - 05:16 PM

Gibson shook off Hermann a lot last start. So far looks like he's shaking Mauer off too. I suspect he wants to throw that slider more than Mauer/Hermann will call for it.

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Posted 03 August 2013 - 05:21 PM

On the road catching snippets. Ugh

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Posted 03 August 2013 - 05:27 PM

That's how you play ball... Dozier playing the game!!!
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Posted 03 August 2013 - 05:27 PM

On the road catching snippets. Ugh


Where r u now.
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Posted 03 August 2013 - 05:29 PM

Where r u now.

Heh actually MSP. Awaiting flight back to chicago. Boarding should be starting in 15 mins.

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Posted 03 August 2013 - 05:33 PM

Wonder if I'll be able to watch from the air

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Posted 03 August 2013 - 05:33 PM

Still feels like an interleague game. I almost wish Bedard would bean someone, intentionally - Arcia maybe, just to get some bad blood cooking here.

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Posted 03 August 2013 - 05:36 PM

A nasty case of urine retention going around here last night, hope everyone is feeling better!
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Posted 03 August 2013 - 05:38 PM

Wonder if I'll be able to watch from the air


Those things go pretty fast so the view will be gone quickly... You'll also need a window seat or you will be climbing on someone.

The Airport being South of Target Field and flying south decreases your odds as well.

Oh... You probably mean on a screen of some sort.
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Posted 03 August 2013 - 05:40 PM

Still feels like an interleague game. I almost wish Bedard would bean someone, intentionally - Arcia maybe, just to get some bad blood cooking here.


I agree... The Twins need to get some attitude. I don't care if its the Astros. Strap it on.
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Posted 03 August 2013 - 05:40 PM

A nasty case of urine retention going around here last night, hope everyone is feeling better!


I'm flowing just fine... Thank you.
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Posted 03 August 2013 - 05:43 PM

Wonder if I'll be able to watch from the air

I like to watch too.

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Posted 03 August 2013 - 05:46 PM

Gibson is accumulating WHIP
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Posted 03 August 2013 - 05:49 PM

Here come the Rochester Murderers Row... Arcia... Colabello... Thomas and Bernier.
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Posted 03 August 2013 - 05:51 PM

Leadoff Triples... We can do that every inning... I won't complain.
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Posted 03 August 2013 - 05:53 PM

Ugh ugh ugh. Little plane. But go Twins

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Posted 03 August 2013 - 05:53 PM

Leadoff Triples... We can do that every inning... I won't complain.

We'd prolly score 5 runs a game if we could do that!!

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Posted 03 August 2013 - 05:59 PM

Bernier... Enjoying his time in the sun.
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Posted 03 August 2013 - 06:00 PM

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Posted 03 August 2013 - 06:01 PM

Delayed steel - worked perfectly!

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Posted 03 August 2013 - 06:01 PM

Strike 'em out, throw 'e...scratch that. Twins baseball.

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Posted 03 August 2013 - 06:01 PM

It ain't the youth killing the Stros... It's the youth doing stuff like that.
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Posted 03 August 2013 - 06:03 PM

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Posted 03 August 2013 - 06:03 PM

Mauer's last HR - June 22

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Posted 03 August 2013 - 06:03 PM

What? Just have gameday ... Thomas steals home???