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Game Thread: Twins@Royals 8/6 7:10PM

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#1 Riverbrian

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Posted 06 August 2013 - 03:34 PM

Twins: SP Andrew Albers

2B Dozier
3B Carroll
1B Mauer
DH Morneau
LF Arcia
RF Colabello
C Herrmann
CF Thomas
SS Bernier

Royals: SP James Shields

CF Cain
1B Hosmer
DH Butler
LF Gordon
RF Maxwell
3B Moustakas
2B Tejada
C Kottaras
SS Escobar

Things to think about:

1. Think about Andrew Albers... Hey... Look... Someone New to look at... He's a great story... He's paid his dues and now he gets his MLB Debut... I imagine he didn't sleep much last night... However... He is Canadian and those guys don't sleep so he's probably used to that.

2. Think about James Shields... What a pitcher to debut against... I'm sure there is a part of Albers that was wishing for a matchup against Wade Davis.

3. Think about the Streaking Hot Royals... What a team to debut against... There has to be a part of Albers that was wishing for a matchup against the Astros instead.

4. Think about Colabello... He's in RF today... Herrmann is catching... I would imagine because he has caught Albers before. That puts Mauer at 1B and Morneau at DH... So... If Colabello is going to play... It's RF.

5. Think about the Left Field Stands... Or the Right Field stands... Many people sit and watch a game from the stands. More people sitting than standing yet they are called stands.
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Posted 06 August 2013 - 04:29 PM

If Albers is worth his salt, he dreams of shutting out the opposition in his debut, or maybe giving up a scratch run. So beating Shields 2-1 with some luck and being the talk of SportsCenter for the next 24-hour cycle is just a simple extension of that determination. May his dream come true.

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Posted 06 August 2013 - 05:24 PM

5. Think about the Left Field Stands... Or the Right Field stands... Many people sit and watch a game from the stands. More people sitting than standing yet they are called stands.


Not to mention "bleachers" - has anybody ever seen any laundry actually being done in them?

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Posted 06 August 2013 - 05:25 PM

No Doumit, no Plouffe, no Florimon and no Butera - oh wait, we don't have to worry about him any more. But late in the game we could lose our DH when Carroll has to come in and pitch again.

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Posted 06 August 2013 - 05:37 PM

Wow, the Twins line-up just looks so Triple AAA ish....i hope Albers can pitch a shut out tonight cause that is the only way he can win this game

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Posted 06 August 2013 - 05:52 PM

Ouch! Diamond pitching for Rochester in the bottom of the 2nd.

  • Mike Fontenot walks.
  • Chris Gimenez walks. Mike Fontenot to 2nd.
  • Evan Frey walks. Mike Fontenot to 3rd. Chris Gimenez to 2nd.
  • Craig Albernaz hits a grand slam (1) to left field. Mike Fontenot scores. Chris Gimenez scores. Evan Frey scores.

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Posted 06 August 2013 - 05:54 PM

Ouch! Diamond pitching for Rochester in the bottom of the 2nd.

  • Mike Fontenot walks.
  • Chris Gimenez walks. Mike Fontenot to 2nd.
  • Evan Frey walks. Mike Fontenot to 3rd. Chris Gimenez to 2nd.
  • Craig Albernaz hits a grand slam (1) to left field. Mike Fontenot scores. Chris Gimenez scores. Evan Frey scores.


It could be worse...he could still be pitching in Minnesota.

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Posted 06 August 2013 - 05:55 PM

Good luck to Albers! Not many people get to say they were major league ball players, even for just one night. I hope he can stay in the moment, and I hope it's the first of many successful outings for him with the Twins.

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Posted 06 August 2013 - 05:56 PM

Ouch! Diamond pitching for Rochester in the bottom of the 2nd.

  • Mike Fontenot walks.
  • Chris Gimenez walks. Mike Fontenot to 2nd.
  • Evan Frey walks. Mike Fontenot to 3rd. Chris Gimenez to 2nd.
  • Craig Albernaz hits a grand slam (1) to left field. Mike Fontenot scores. Chris Gimenez scores. Evan Frey scores.

If you want to keep track of what is happening in the minors:
Minnesota Twins Affiliates Scoreboard | MiLB.com Scoreboard | The Official Site of Minor League Baseball


I blame Doumit's pitch framing.

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Posted 06 August 2013 - 05:57 PM

It looks like Plouffe is in Gardy's doghouse ... or was he hurt on that fall into the stands last night ! A MLB channel commentator was worried that spikes might hurt a fan !

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Posted 06 August 2013 - 06:06 PM

It looks like Plouffe is in Gardy's doghouse ... or was he hurt on that fall into the stands last night ! A MLB channel commentator was worried that spikes might hurt a fan !


Gardy said he just needed a break- he's 6 for his last 54, got picked off because he's thinking too much, just frustrated and needs a game off. The fall last night was hard on him too. The interview's on the team page at mlb.com Slumping Plouffe...

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Posted 06 August 2013 - 06:09 PM

Soooooooo...Do I sit here, watch the game and enjoy the witty banter, or should I go the the block party with my scantily clad neighbor lady?

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Posted 06 August 2013 - 06:11 PM

Soooooooo...Do I sit here, watch the game and enjoy the witty banter, or should I go the the block party with my scantily clad neighbor lady?


Post pictures of the neighbor lady and we'll render a judgment on that.

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Posted 06 August 2013 - 06:11 PM

Soooooooo...Do I sit here, watch the game and enjoy the witty banter, or should I go the the block party with my scantily clad neighbor lady?


That depends. Can you post a picture of the lady, so we can make a proper evaluation?

Edit: Oops! Came in second that time.

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Posted 06 August 2013 - 06:12 PM

Soooooooo...Do I sit here, watch the game and enjoy the witty banter, or should I go the the block party with my scantily clad neighbor lady?


You know you'd rather go see your scantily-clad neighbor lady.

My choice was to watch the game, enjoy the banter or pay to go and boo A-Roid at the White Sox game. I chose here.

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Posted 06 August 2013 - 06:13 PM

Post pictures of the neighbor lady and we'll render a judgment on that.


I would, but if her husband caught wind of it he would try to beat me up.

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Posted 06 August 2013 - 06:13 PM

Good evening everyone. Nice night for a debut! Good luck Albers!

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Posted 06 August 2013 - 06:13 PM

okay ... good start

#19 Gibby

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Posted 06 August 2013 - 06:13 PM

Hey! Did we just score a run in the first inning?

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Posted 06 August 2013 - 06:14 PM

That depends. Can you post a picture of the lady, so we can make a proper evaluation?

Edit: Oops! Came in second that time.


Great minds not only think alike, they use evidence rather than make uninformed decisions!

DOZIER!!!!!!!!!

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Posted 06 August 2013 - 06:14 PM

Wait...it's ok if you go with the neighbor lady to the party, but her husband would object to a pic?

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Posted 06 August 2013 - 06:15 PM

Woo Dozier!

#23 Riverbrian

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Posted 06 August 2013 - 06:15 PM

[SIZE=7]Dozier[/SIZE]
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Posted 06 August 2013 - 06:15 PM

Darn. I was in a self-loathing mood and looking forward to the usual carnage
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Posted 06 August 2013 - 06:15 PM

I would, but if her husband caught wind of it he would try to beat me up.


Go ahead, no worries- we got your back!

Hey why are the Twins batting a pitcher second in the order??

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Posted 06 August 2013 - 06:16 PM

Wait...it's ok if you go with the neighbor lady to the party, but her husband would object to a pic?


Um yeah, pictures on the internet never bit anyone in the butt.

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Posted 06 August 2013 - 06:17 PM

Go ahead, no worries- we got your back!

Hey why are the Twins batting a pitcher second in the order??


Thanks, but I could destroy him.

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Posted 06 August 2013 - 06:17 PM

Is he on TD?

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Posted 06 August 2013 - 06:18 PM

I would, but if her husband caught wind of it he would try to beat me up.


Tell him the phots are not for you... It's for a bunch of friends.
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Posted 06 August 2013 - 06:18 PM

Um yeah, pictures on the internet never bit anyone in the butt.


I would be more concerned about a punch to the face, but I don't know your neighbors, so...