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Game Thread: Twins@Tigers 8/20 6:05PM

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#1 Riverbrian

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Posted 20 August 2013 - 02:59 PM

Twins: SP Mike Pelfrey

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

Tigers: SP Rick Porcello

CF Jackson
RF Hunter
3B Cabrera
1B Fielder
DH Martinez
LF Dirks
2B Infante
C Pena
SS Iglasias

Things to Think About:

1. Think about the Tigers... Tigers come from many places... India, Bangladesh, Laos, Vietnam Sumatra and Siberia among many places in Asia. In the United States they are found in Baton Rouge, Clemson South Carolina, Auburn Alabama, Princeton New Jersey, Columbia Missouri, Memphis, Cincinnati and Detroit. Animal Researchers have discovered that the Siberian Tiger is stronger and faster than Prince Fielder.

2. Think about the Tigers... They are heading for a 1st place finish in the A.L. Central. They have a strong rotation and the finest hitter in the game.

3. Think about the Twins... They are heading for a 4th place finish in the A.L. Central. If they continue to play like they have... I think they can finish 4th.

4. Think about Mike Pelfrey... I think he will pitch very carefully tonight.

5. Think about Deer Crossing signs... Do the Deer actually know to cross where the sign is? Maybe the Deer picture helps them know where to cross since they can't read... What about Badgers and Skunk? Are Badgers and Skunks wondering how many of us have to die before we get a sign.
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#2 Mr. Brooks

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Posted 20 August 2013 - 03:09 PM

Think about Chris Herrmann. How awful is your lineup when Herrmann is your #6 hitter?

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Posted 20 August 2013 - 03:24 PM

Think about Plouffe. How bad of a year is it when Herrmann is hitting ahead of you in the lineup... Sad year for Mr. Plouffe. On the upside, he is still getting paid to play baseball.

#4 stringer bell

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Posted 20 August 2013 - 03:27 PM

Where's (Os)waldo?

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Posted 20 August 2013 - 03:55 PM

Animal Researchers have discovered that the Siberian Tiger is stronger and faster than Prince Fielder.


I don't know about stronger; ever watch Prince turn on a pitch? And as for faster, you might as well have mentioned the Siberian Tree Sloth.

#6 Winston Smith

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Posted 20 August 2013 - 04:32 PM

Tiger Twins?
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May all our prospects be All Stars and the beer be free.


#7 Bark's Lounge

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Posted 20 August 2013 - 05:00 PM

Where's (Os)waldo?

Found Him.

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Posted 20 August 2013 - 05:04 PM

Arcia with the bad wrist, Mauer scratched because of dizziness (uh oh).
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Posted 20 August 2013 - 05:05 PM

Bark is referring to R. Clyde Gardenhire Acres VIP Kennel Services, I presume?

#10 Bark's Lounge

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Posted 20 August 2013 - 05:07 PM

Bark is referring to R. Clyde Gardenhire Acres VIP Kennels, I presume?

You have presumed correctly.:)

#11 Winston Smith

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Posted 20 August 2013 - 05:08 PM

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#12 kydoty

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Posted 20 August 2013 - 05:09 PM

One bench option for tonight.

Gardy can just go get drunk in the clubhouse.

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#13 ashburyjohn

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Posted 20 August 2013 - 05:09 PM

Mauer scratched because of dizziness


Didn't even know he was blond.

#14 kydoty

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Posted 20 August 2013 - 05:13 PM

Rick Porcello is the #5 starter for the Tigers. He would be the ace of the Twins staff.

If that doesn't show you just how far ahead the Tigers are in talent than us, nothing will.

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#15 Mr. Brooks

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Posted 20 August 2013 - 05:16 PM

Rick Porcello is the #5 starter for the Tigers. He would be the ace of the Twins staff.

If that doesn't show you just how far ahead the Tigers are in talent than us, nothing will.


Most teams #5 would be our ace right now, no joke.

#16 LaBombo

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Posted 20 August 2013 - 05:16 PM

.10 ... Too much to drive, not enough to numb the unpleasantness of Twins' offense...

#17 LaBombo

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Posted 20 August 2013 - 05:22 PM

Rick Porcello is the #5 starter for the Tigers. He would be the ace of the Twins staff.

If that doesn't show you just how far ahead the Tigers are in talent than us, nothing will.


Put another way, it's the second straight season where none of our starters makes the Tigers' rotation. That was where Ryan lost me with the whole "meaningful games" thing...

#18 LaBombo

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Posted 20 August 2013 - 05:27 PM

Bonus rotation bummer: In 2012 Drew Smyly made only 18 starts, threw fewer than 100 innings, out-WARed all non-Diamond Twins starters combined... and didn't make their 2013 rotation.

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Posted 20 August 2013 - 05:30 PM

Should have bunted.

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Posted 20 August 2013 - 05:33 PM

"'Waldo, make room for Plouffsie in there, willya?"