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Game Thread: Twins@Rangers 9/1 2:05PM

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#1 Riverbrian

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Posted 01 September 2013 - 10:44 AM

Twins: SP Kevin Correia

CF Presley
RF Mastroianni
2B Dozier
DH Willingham
3B Plouffe
1B Colabello
LF Thomas
C Pinto
SS Bernier

Rangers: SP Travis Blackley

CF Martin
SS Profar
2B Kinsler
DH Beltre
RF Rios
LF Adduci
3B Baker
1B Moreland
C Soto

Things to Think About:

1. Think About Alex Presley... Batting Leadoff and Playing CF... OK... Let's see how he does.

2. Think About Josmil Pinto... Lot of us have been waiting to see this guy... OK... I know I'm pumped to see him play... Let's see how he does.

3. Think about Brian Dozier... 15 Dingers and that moves him from leadoff to the #3 Spot. We should all be Dozier Fans at this point.

4. Think about Clete Thomas... Still in the lineup... Too Funny... In LF today.

5. Think about Stats... I spent yesterday doing some research and the results were interesting. Did you know that 3 out of 4 people make up 75% of the Population?
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#2 VATwinsFan

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Posted 01 September 2013 - 10:56 AM

Can there be a more depressing headline than this from the Twins home page at mlb.com?

"Correia leads Twins' bid for series win in finale"

#3 ChiTownTwinsFan

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Posted 01 September 2013 - 11:00 AM

Lol @ 4

6. Think about me sitting in 96 deg (heat index is 115) watching the Miracle game in Ft. Myers. Middle of 4, down 1-0. Lots of antics between innings at minor league games
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Posted 01 September 2013 - 11:11 AM

7. Think about Oakland...two games back of Texas for the Division Lead. And the Twins roll out a lineup like that. Highest averages in the lineup? .244 (Dozier and Bernier). Next highest average? Trevor Plouffe. Don't blame Corriea for this. The A's management has a right to be upset.

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Posted 01 September 2013 - 11:16 AM

Lol @ 4

6. Think about me sitting in 96 deg (heat index is 115) watching the Miracle game in Ft. Myers. Middle of 4, down 1-0. Lots of antics between innings at minor league games


Do the antics help you forget the heat index? I can't imagine sitting out in that (although truth be told I spent a big chunk of Friday sitting on metal bleachers in a heat index of over 100 myself, watching my daughter's college soccer team). I think I would prefer fewer antics, more action, but minor league games do have their charms.

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Posted 01 September 2013 - 11:20 AM

Do the antics help you forget the heat index? I can't imagine sitting out in that (although truth be told I spent a big chunk of Friday sitting on metal bleachers in a heat index of over 100 myself, watching my daughter's college soccer team). I think I would prefer fewer antics, more action, but minor league games do have their charms.

It's not bad. If you know Hammond Field I'm sitting in section 203 all the way at the top. So I'm in the shade and getting a decent breeze. And now it's 2-0
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Posted 01 September 2013 - 11:25 AM

33. Think about no longer having the big Canuck around!

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Posted 01 September 2013 - 11:38 AM

That's Buxton batting. He's wearing #7
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#9 ChiTownTwinsFan

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Posted 01 September 2013 - 11:39 AM

Argh ... photo insert fail ...
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Posted 01 September 2013 - 11:44 AM

Think about the Affiliates... you can find their Box scores >>HERE

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Posted 01 September 2013 - 11:48 AM

Argh ... photo insert fail ...


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Posted 01 September 2013 - 12:07 PM

I can't remember the last time I've seen a starting lineup that bad. Maybe back in the mid 90s when we were relying on the Scott Stahoviaks of the world.

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#13 PseudoSABR

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Posted 01 September 2013 - 12:18 PM

Who's to say Thomas, Mastroianni, and Presley are redundant, when you can have them in the same stating outfield?!

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Posted 01 September 2013 - 12:25 PM

Argh ... photo insert fail ...



It's perfect -- just had to turn my laptop upside down.

#15 ChiTownTwinsFan

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Posted 01 September 2013 - 12:30 PM

Going into the bottom of the 10th tied at 2 apiece. I think this is it for me no matter what. Lol and 1st batter is on with a bunt single
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Posted 01 September 2013 - 01:12 PM

Think about Presley. Highest career BA in Twins history.

#17 Kobs

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Posted 01 September 2013 - 01:14 PM

Good lord.

#18 Danchat

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Posted 01 September 2013 - 01:14 PM

Epic fail, Mastro...

#19 notoriousgod71

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Posted 01 September 2013 - 01:14 PM

Mastro makes up for Plouffe not sliding the other night by sliding twice.

#20 Kobs

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Posted 01 September 2013 - 01:16 PM

I can't remember the last time I've seen a starting lineup that bad. Maybe back in the mid 90s when we were relying on the Scott Stahoviaks of the world.


Go look at some September lineups from two years ago.

#21 Danchat

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Posted 01 September 2013 - 01:17 PM

Wait a second.... where the heck is Arcia?
We have an all-medicore outfield!

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Posted 01 September 2013 - 01:24 PM

That's Buxton batting. He's wearing #7
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Don't you mean # L?

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Posted 01 September 2013 - 01:28 PM

Did Arcia die?

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Posted 01 September 2013 - 01:32 PM

CF Presley
RF Mastroianni
2B Dozier
DH Willingham
3B Plouffe
1B Colabello
LF Thomas
C Pinto
SS Bernier


There aren't enough puke smileys in the world for this lineup.

Also this site needs puke smileys.

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Posted 01 September 2013 - 01:35 PM

Ya the quiet about Arcia's wrist is a little worrisome. Hopefully no bfd

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Posted 01 September 2013 - 01:39 PM

Ya the quiet about Arcia's wrist is a little worrisome. Hopefully no bfd


At least they're protecting him. I don't want Arcia to get hurt. (Reminds me of Plouffe's hand injury last year that wrecked his 2nd half.)

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Posted 01 September 2013 - 01:58 PM

99. Think about when the twins were interesting enough to have hundreds of comments during a game.
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Posted 01 September 2013 - 02:05 PM

For as much crap as umpires get, they are generally damn good at their jobs, and easily the best of any major sport.

There is room for improvement, and replay is a good idea (if being poorly implemented, IMO), but major league umpires get it right an impressive amount of the time.

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Posted 01 September 2013 - 02:31 PM

Josmil Pinto - This is why I watch as many Twins games as possible. First hit. First xtra base hit. First RBI.

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Posted 01 September 2013 - 02:36 PM

and now Presley gets an RBI ! This is too much to handle in one game.