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Doubleheader Game Thread: Twins@White Sox 8/9 1:10 & 7:10PM

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#1 Riverbrian

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Posted 09 August 2013 - 08:23 AM

Twins SP: SP Gibson and Hendriks

Game 1:

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

White Sox: SP Danks and Leesman

Game 1

CF De Aza
SS Ramirez
RF Rios
DH Dunn
1B Konerko
3B Gillaspie
2B Beckham
LF Viciedo
C Flowers


Things to think about:

1. Think about the White Sox... I hate the White Sox... With every fiber of my being. In all sports at all levels... I can't think of another team that I hate more than the White Sox. I hate them so much... I've thought about them 12 times yesterday. I hate thinking that the White Sox could end up drafting ahead of us next year and at the same time... I would hate it more to see the White Sox finish with a better record. If the White Sox were run over by a bus... I would hope that the car behind the bus... Nails them to.

2. Think about Doubleheaders... It makes a great Friday. Not just one...But two games. Baseball is the greatest game in the World. Let's see those pansy Viking players play two games in one day.

3. Think about Power... Gardy appears to be loading up on Power today with the Return of Willingham. Hammer, Morny, Cola, Arcia, Plouffe back to back to back to back to back. If we don't hit some out today... I can't see those guys small balling it.

4. Think about Liam Hendriks... Now that you have thought about him... Think about the last time you thought about him. It's been awhile hasn't it. He was a prospect at one time.

5. Think about Driving... If you drive WRECKless... Shouldn't that be what we are all trying to achieve. I know my insurance company would appreciate WRECKless driving.

Edited by Riverbrian, 09 August 2013 - 10:42 AM.

A Skeleton walks into a bar and says... "Give me a beer... And a mop".

#2 TheDean

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Posted 09 August 2013 - 10:49 AM

I've been reading the forums for a while, and this is my first post here. I decided to share a tidbit that I saw with the reappearance of Hendriks as a starter for the Twins. For the third consecutive year, he is the youngest pitcher to get a start for the Twins.

Yes, I know that he's actually a couple months older than Hernandez, but they're both in their age 24 seasons. I think that it's quite a good measure of the Twins' struggles with developing young pitching talent: Liam Hendriks has been the youngest starter for three years.

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Posted 09 August 2013 - 11:08 AM

Hammer time!

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Posted 09 August 2013 - 11:13 AM

1. Think about the White Sox... I hate the White Sox... With every fiber of my being. In all sports at all levels... I can't think of another team that I hate more than the White Sox. I hate them so much... I've thought about them 12 times yesterday. I hate thinking that the White Sox could end up drafting ahead of us next year and at the same time... I would hate it more to see the White Sox finish with a better record. If the White Sox were run over by a bus... I would hope that the car behind the bus... Nails them to.


As someone who has some small amount of training in mental health I would encourage you to be more open and not try to repress your feelings so much.

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Posted 09 August 2013 - 11:13 AM

Dayan Viciedo was a late scratch from the White Sox' lineup Friday.

No word on the reason for the scratch, but it's possible Viciedo's left thumb is bothering him again. The club should update his status shortly. Jordan Danks replaced him in the lineup, playing center field while Alejandro De Aza moves to left.
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Posted 09 August 2013 - 11:32 AM

I've been reading the forums for a while, and this is my first post here. I decided to share a tidbit that I saw with the reappearance of Hendriks as a starter for the Twins. For the third consecutive year, he is the youngest pitcher to get a start for the Twins.

Yes, I know that he's actually a couple months older than Hernandez, but they're both in their age 24 seasons. I think that it's quite a good measure of the Twins' struggles with developing young pitching talent: Liam Hendriks has been the youngest starter for three years.

Welcome to TD!

Hendriks is a curious case. I'm personally hoping that site of Cuellar reminds him about how he was pitching in AAA last year and he really brings it against the sox tonight.

RB, I'm with you on this one... I hate the white sox so much... so much. I hate them so much I refuse to give them enough respect to capitalize their name.

You can come up with statistics to prove anything. Forty percent of all people know that.


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Posted 09 August 2013 - 11:49 AM

6. Think of me. I'll be at both games. On my way to the first and taking my nephew to the 2nd. P.S Forgot that the red line is reputed and its a bit farther to walk to the Cell

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Posted 09 August 2013 - 12:06 PM

CSNChicago.com's Dan Hayes reports that the Rangers have acquired Alex Rios from the White Sox in exchange for Leury Garcia.


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Posted 09 August 2013 - 12:09 PM

Scored a GREAT seat. Am not saying where because there is no way I don't make it on tv

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Posted 09 August 2013 - 12:10 PM

OK, question of the day: Is this Kyle Gibson's last start? And if not, how many more does he get.

He has 92.2 innings in Rochester, and 36.1 for the Twins. That's 129 total.

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Posted 09 August 2013 - 12:21 PM

1-2-3 for Gibson. Got to like that.

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Posted 09 August 2013 - 12:23 PM

I've been reading the forums for a while, and this is my first post here. I decided to share a tidbit that I saw with the reappearance of Hendriks as a starter for the Twins. For the third consecutive year, he is the youngest pitcher to get a start for the Twins.

Yes, I know that he's actually a couple months older than Hernandez, but they're both in their age 24 seasons. I think that it's quite a good measure of the Twins' struggles with developing young pitching talent: Liam Hendriks has been the youngest starter for three years.



This is a quality first post.
Lighten up Francis....

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Posted 09 August 2013 - 12:25 PM

[SIZE=5][/SIZE][SIZE=7][COLOR=#333333]Colabello!!!!![/COLOR][/SIZE]

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Posted 09 August 2013 - 12:27 PM

Twins SP: SP Gibson and Hendriks

Game 1:

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

White Sox: SP Danks and Leesman

Game 1

CF De Aza
SS Ramirez
RF Rios
DH Dunn
1B Konerko
3B Gillaspie
2B Beckham
LF Viciedo
C Flowers


Things to think about:

1. Think about the White Sox... I hate the White Sox... With every fiber of my being. In all sports at all levels... I can't think of another team that I hate more than the White Sox. I hate them so much... I've thought about them 12 times yesterday. I hate thinking that the White Sox could end up drafting ahead of us next year and at the same time... I would hate it more to see the White Sox finish with a better record. If the White Sox were run over by a bus... I would hope that the car behind the bus... Nails them to.

2. Think about Doubleheaders... It makes a great Friday. Not just one...But two games. Baseball is the greatest game in the World. Let's see those pansy Viking players play two games in one day.

3. Think about Power... Gardy appears to be loading up on Power today with the Return of Willingham. Hammer, Morny, Cola, Arcia, Plouffe back to back to back to back to back. If we don't hit some out today... I can't see those guys small balling it.

4. Think about Liam Hendriks... Now that you have thought about him... Think about the last time you thought about him. It's been awhile hasn't it. He was a prospect at one time.

5. Think about Driving... If you drive WRECKless... Shouldn't that be what we are all trying to achieve. I know my insurance company would appreciate WRECKless driving.


Another GREAT setup of a game thread.

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Posted 09 August 2013 - 12:28 PM

I've been reading the forums for a while, and this is my first post here. I decided to share a tidbit that I saw with the reappearance of Hendriks as a starter for the Twins. For the third consecutive year, he is the youngest pitcher to get a start for the Twins.

Yes, I know that he's actually a couple months older than Hernandez, but they're both in their age 24 seasons. I think that it's quite a good measure of the Twins' struggles with developing young pitching talent: Liam Hendriks has been the youngest starter for three years.


Welcome, rookie. I look forward to more posts from you.

#16 stringer bell

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Posted 09 August 2013 - 12:39 PM

Not quite as clean in the bottom of the second.

#17 James

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Posted 09 August 2013 - 12:41 PM

I walk away for a little bit and look what happens. I guess I'm stuck in my chair at work until this game is done.

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Posted 09 August 2013 - 12:42 PM

Gibson getting hit hard a bit - lot of fly ball outs.

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Posted 09 August 2013 - 12:50 PM

Not that I blame the fans here, but the stadium is really empty

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Posted 09 August 2013 - 12:50 PM

Is is safe to say that Dozier has been the Twins' best player since the All-Star break and it isn't close?

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Posted 09 August 2013 - 12:50 PM

2. Think about Doubleheaders... It makes a great Friday. Not just one...But two games. Baseball is the greatest game in the World. Let's see those pansy Viking players play two games in one day.


Another excellent point!
Clearly baseball is the best game in the world.

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Posted 09 August 2013 - 12:51 PM

Not that I blame the fans here, but the stadium is really empty

Two bottom of the barrel teams playing a meaningless makeup game in mid-August in the day time. It does kinda figure.

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Posted 09 August 2013 - 12:58 PM

Is is safe to say that Dozier has been the Twins' best player since the All-Star break and it isn't close?


Not sure about that. However...

Dozier has an OPS against RH pitchers of .654.
He has an OPS against LH pitchers this year of .963 (coming into this game).

He has an overall OPS of .785 in the last 28 days.

Better than I had dared hope after April and May.

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Posted 09 August 2013 - 01:01 PM

Not that I blame the fans here, but the stadium is really empty


I guess even an almost perfect Summer afternoon doesn't do much for a 43-69 team.

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Posted 09 August 2013 - 01:03 PM

Lead off double... wasted.

I'm only listening on the radio. Do I actually have anything to be angry about?

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Posted 09 August 2013 - 01:05 PM

Lead off double... wasted.

I'm only listening on the radio. Do I actually have anything to be angry about?


I don't think so. Excellent play by Ramirez. Hard hit, diving stop. Most times thats into left field.

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Posted 09 August 2013 - 01:07 PM

Do I actually have anything to be angry about?


Don't let just cause stop you, rage on!

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Posted 09 August 2013 - 01:09 PM

Scored a GREAT seat. Am not saying where because there is no way I don't make it on tv


Flash us. Then we'll know for sure it's you.

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#29 James

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Posted 09 August 2013 - 01:12 PM

I don't think so. Excellent play by Ramirez. Hard hit, diving stop. Most times thats into left field.

They just posted the video of the play on gameday. I can't be angry about the play anymore.

I will, however, continue to be just as angry because I'm stuck at my desk at work.

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Posted 09 August 2013 - 01:13 PM

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You should just make this statement your signature. If you don't, I might as well do it.

You can come up with statistics to prove anything. Forty percent of all people know that.