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Game Thread: Twins@Tigers 8/22 12:08PM

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#1 Riverbrian

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Posted 22 August 2013 - 10:08 AM

Twins: SP Andrew Albers

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

Tigers: SP Justin Verlander

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

Things to Think About:

1. Think about Albers... 3 Starts under his belt... This is all pretty new to him... If it's not new to him... Facing off against the Tigers and Justin Verlander should be.

2. Think about Verlander... He's gotta matchup against Albers... Right now... Albers is blowing Verlander away in the ERA Department.

3. Think about Tuiasosopo... What football Roster did they grab him off of. Names like that are usually playing on the line of scrimmage somewhere.

4. Think about 6 thru 9... The Tigers are not very scary either 6 through 9 in the batting order.

5. Think about Self Help Groups... My Wife suggested I should look into a self help group. I couldn't get past the thought of how I can get "Self" Help in a group. The fact that I couldn't get past that... Probably suggests that I could use some help.
A Skeleton walks into a bar and says... "Give me a beer... And a mop".

#2 Oldgoat_MN

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Posted 22 August 2013 - 10:18 AM

Morneau is the only batter in our lineup hitting over .250.

Hope Mauer & Arcia are back soon.

Wait! I lied!

Ramirez is hitting .281.

Yea!

Edited by Oldgoat_MN, 22 August 2013 - 10:27 AM.


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Posted 22 August 2013 - 10:41 AM

2. Think about Verlander... He's gotta matchup against Albers... Right now... Albers is blowing Verlander away in the ERA Department.


Any questions about Verlander's ability to pitch with a case of the jitters should be answered today.

#4 ChiTownTwinsFan

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Posted 22 August 2013 - 10:44 AM

5. Think about Self Help Groups... My Wife suggested I should look into a self help group. I couldn't get past the thought of how I can get "Self" Help in a group. The fact that I couldn't get past that... Probably suggests that I could use some help.


Isn't this kind of what game threads are?

#5 IdahoPilgrim

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Posted 22 August 2013 - 10:46 AM

Isn't this kind of what game threads are?


I'm sure that most of us here would be happy to sit down with RiverBrian and tell him how he should fix his life.;)

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Posted 22 August 2013 - 10:50 AM

I'm sure that most of us here would be happy to sit down with RiverBrian and tell him how he should fix his life.;)


Oy, no ... I wouldn't want that responsibility for anyone.


Edit: On further thought ... put it this way, I think he's the least of the 'needs fixing' on here. ;) But I still don't want that responsibility.

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Posted 22 August 2013 - 10:50 AM

This game is a setup.
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It looks so bad we can't help but win.

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


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Posted 22 August 2013 - 11:03 AM

Oy, no ... I wouldn't want that responsibility for anyone.


Edit: On further thought ... put it this way, I think he's the least of the 'needs fixing' on here. ;) But I still don't want that responsibility.


I meant it in jest.

And of course, the good thing about doing it in a group is if you screw up somebody's life you can always blame the rest of the group members instead of yourself.:o

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Posted 22 August 2013 - 11:10 AM

4. Think about 6 thru 9... The Tigers are not very scary either 6 through 9 in the batting order.

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First off, using the binary correlative, either, to compare four players threw me off completely. Is that your Canadian influence talking?

Secondly, although Omar Infante may have a cutesy, baby-sounding last name, he is a scary-good defender at 2B and is having a BABIPistcally frightening year at the plate.

Finally, Tuiasosopo is legitimately scary. As all Samoan heritage athletes seem to be, he excelled at football and turned down a full ride to the University of Washington, his Dad is Manu, former scary defensive lineman for the Seahawks.

#10 IdahoPilgrim

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Posted 22 August 2013 - 11:13 AM

Any questions about Verlander's ability to pitch with a case of the jitters should be answered today.


So far I like the answer.

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Posted 22 August 2013 - 11:22 AM

Finally, Tuiasosopo is legitimately scary. As all Samoan heritage athletes seem to be, he excelled at football and turned down a full ride to the University of Washington, his Dad is Manu, former scary defensive lineman for the Seahawks.


He seems to come from an important family all-around. I found this on Wikipedia:

Mariota Tiumalu Tuiasosopo (1905-1957) was the author of Amerika Samoa, the national anthem of American Samoa.

Here are the lyrics:

American Samoa greatest possession in the world all other possessions are run by little girls.
American Samoa number one exporter of potassium!
Other possessions have inferior potassium.
American Samoa home of the Tuiasosopo swimming pool it's length thirty metre and width six metre.
Filtration system a marvel to behold it removes 80 percent of human solid waste.

It goes on, but you get the gist.

#12 ashburyjohn

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Posted 22 August 2013 - 11:23 AM

So far I like the answer.


You can ask for better, but against him often not get it.

#13 ChiTownTwinsFan

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Posted 22 August 2013 - 11:25 AM

Oh man ... I missed the top half and a run scored

#14 IdahoPilgrim

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Posted 22 August 2013 - 11:26 AM

Whew! Anytime we get past Cabrera with no damage I feel the sun shine a little brighter.

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Posted 22 August 2013 - 11:29 AM

L

Oh man ... I missed the top half and a run scored

Love the new avatar but miss the old one.

#16 ChiTownTwinsFan

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Posted 22 August 2013 - 11:31 AM

LLove the new avatar but miss the old one.


Which old one? I've changed it a few times. The new one is the beach on Sanibel Island at sunset. :)

#17 stringer bell

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Posted 22 August 2013 - 11:31 AM

Serious thought. Given the Twins lineup, even though Verlander is very quick to the plate, you have to send guys with speed when they reach. The catcher didn't appear to be quick in throwing and didn't seem to have a particularly strong arm.

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Posted 22 August 2013 - 11:35 AM

Oh man ... I missed the top half and a run scored


Top 40% of the top half, even. :)

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Posted 22 August 2013 - 11:39 AM

He seems to come from an important family all-around. I found this on Wikipedia:

Mariota Tiumalu Tuiasosopo (1905-1957) was the author of Amerika Samoa, the national anthem of American Samoa.

Here are the lyrics:

American Samoa greatest possession in the world all other possessions are run by little girls.
American Samoa number one exporter of potassium!
Other possessions have inferior potassium.
American Samoa home of the Tuiasosopo swimming pool it's length thirty metre and width six metre.
Filtration system a marvel to behold it removes 80 percent of human solid waste.

It goes on, but you get the gist.


Very Nice!

There he goes. One of God's own prototypes. Some kind of high powered mutant never even considered for mass production. Too weird to live, and too rare to die.


#20 stringer bell

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Posted 22 August 2013 - 11:44 AM

Which old one? I've changed it a few times. The new one is the beach on Sanibel Island at sunset. :)

The car!

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Posted 22 August 2013 - 11:46 AM

This game is over right? 1 run with our ace on the hill, done deal!

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


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Posted 22 August 2013 - 11:48 AM

It was over after two hitters!

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Posted 22 August 2013 - 11:48 AM

Very Nice!


High five!

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Posted 22 August 2013 - 11:50 AM

Okay ... you all just jinxed it.

#25 stringer bell

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Posted 22 August 2013 - 11:52 AM

And..............we're tied.

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Posted 22 August 2013 - 11:56 AM

Hmmmm. Pitching to Miggy with a RISP and an open base? Especially a soft-tossing lefty.

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Posted 22 August 2013 - 11:57 AM

It was over after two hitters!


The case seems to have been re-opened by the Wayne County board of inquiry.

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Posted 22 August 2013 - 11:58 AM

Hmmmm. Pitching to Miggy with a RISP and an open base? Especially a soft-tossing lefty.

No problem for the SuperCanuck!

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Posted 22 August 2013 - 11:58 AM

Hmmmm. Pitching to Miggy with a RISP and an open base? Especially a soft-tossing lefty.


We have to find out what we've got.

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Posted 22 August 2013 - 11:58 AM

Hmmmm. Pitching to Miggy with a RISP and an open base? Especially a soft-tossing lefty.


And Albers strikes him out. Don't question it lol. Cabrera still gets out almost 65% of the time.