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Game Thread: Twins@Astros 9/2 1:10PM

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#1 ashburyjohn

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Posted 02 September 2013 - 10:35 AM

Twins: SP Andrew Albers

Alex Presley CF
Darin Mastroianni RF
Brian Dozier 2B
Josh Willingham DH
Trevor Plouffe 3B
Chris Herrmann C
Chris Colabello 1B
Clete Thomas LF
Pedro Florimon SS

Astros: SP Paul Clemens

Robbie Grossman LF
Jose Altuve 2B
Jason Castro C
Matt Dominguez 3B
Chris Carter 1B
Trevor Crowe RF
Brandon Barnes CF
L.J. Hoes DH
Jonathan Villar SS

Things to think about:

1. I wonder where Brian is?

#2 MichiganTwins

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Posted 02 September 2013 - 10:37 AM

Also, why Pinto is not playing today too.

#3 MichiganTwins

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Posted 02 September 2013 - 10:38 AM

Someone needs to explain why Clete Thomas continues to get at bats. He is not good.

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Posted 02 September 2013 - 10:44 AM

Also, why Pinto is not playing today too.


Hermann caught Albers in AAA and they seemed to mesh well together. It's been working up here, too. No sense messing with it- we need to evaluate Hermann as well.

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Posted 02 September 2013 - 10:45 AM

Open ended poll: Labor Day preference, hot dogs versus hamburgers versus brats versus whatever...?

We'll be having grilled pork chops, I think.

/ leftover chops from the other day - still good when microwaved but lacking some magic

#6 MichiganTwins

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Posted 02 September 2013 - 10:46 AM

Good point but DH him?

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Posted 02 September 2013 - 10:48 AM

I guess until Mauer returns we'll be seeing a lot of Brian Dozier #3 hitter. Whodathunkit?

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Posted 02 September 2013 - 10:48 AM

Pinto is a catcher, that means he can automatically play the outfield too, right?

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Posted 02 September 2013 - 10:49 AM

Things to think about:
2. Arcia- is his injury so bad that he might be shut down? We keep hearing he's a little ways away. Hopefully he can come back and hurt some baseballs before long.

3. Presley- is it time to trade him, when he's at his peak? This year we had too few outfielders, but we are all hoping for a time in the near future when we have too many.

4. Kevin Correia- when he's bad, he's very very bad, but he's had some very good starts as well (and not just in April). A couple of his "quality" starts have been cases where a lot of rockets were hit at people, but last night he looked totally in control. I no longer have a complete feeling of dread when he's the starting pitcher. So he's got that going for him, anyway.

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Posted 02 September 2013 - 10:52 AM

Some nuggets from PP Twins guy Beradino: Arcia could be playing as soon as tomorrow. Hicks unlikely to get a recall, while Parmelee likely is coming back when the Red Wings are eliminated.

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Posted 02 September 2013 - 11:03 AM

I just saw that Morneau went 1-for-3 plus a walk yesterday for the Pirates, for an OBP of .500 and a SLG of .333. Thus his lifetime NL OPS is .833, versus his career AL OPS of .832. Further proof that the AL is the tougher league!

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Posted 02 September 2013 - 11:07 AM

Think about Brian so excited by the new twins spending his Labor day waiting for the ticket office at Target field to open so he can buy playoff tickets.

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


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Posted 02 September 2013 - 11:14 AM

5. Think about Riverbrian... Who was getting around to it.
A Skeleton walks into a bar and says... "Give me a beer... And a mop".

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Posted 02 September 2013 - 11:22 AM

Not the lineup I was hoping to see today.

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Posted 02 September 2013 - 11:31 AM

Rochesters doing their part to try and make the playoffs. Batting around in the 1st.

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Posted 02 September 2013 - 11:33 AM

Not the lineup I was hoping to see today.


At this point, any lineup without Bernier in it is a good one.

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Posted 02 September 2013 - 11:35 AM

Norfork and Durham are tied in the 6th at 0-0. It appears they both had starters making their AAA debuts today (at least for this year).

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Posted 02 September 2013 - 11:38 AM

Escobar now 2-2 with 2 doubles and 4 RBI in the first inning! Jeez...

#19 ashburyjohn

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Posted 02 September 2013 - 11:40 AM

5. Think about Riverbrian... Who was getting around to it.


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Posted 02 September 2013 - 11:41 AM

Rochesters doing their part to try and make the playoffs. Batting around in the 1st.


Uh, 9 runs in and they're still batting?

Not bad.

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Posted 02 September 2013 - 11:48 AM

Uh, 9 runs in and they're still batting?

Not bad.


I like Diamond's chance at getting the W...go Rochester!

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Posted 02 September 2013 - 11:51 AM

I like Diamond's chance at getting the W...go Rochester!


As a complete gambling n00b, I will ask what may be an obvious question: do sports books offer any interesting/fun propositions in-game when the first inning is like that one?

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Posted 02 September 2013 - 12:09 PM

I like Diamond's chance at getting the W...go Rochester!


I guess he's not going to take the easy way -- three singles and the bases loaded with no outs in the third.

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Posted 02 September 2013 - 12:14 PM

A triple play with the bases loaded -- Diamond had it under control the entire time.

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Posted 02 September 2013 - 12:15 PM

Durham & Norfolk 0-0 through 8.

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Posted 02 September 2013 - 12:18 PM

From the ESPN.com pbp:
A Presley fouled out to second

Even though I've got a pretty good idea what must have happened, this way of saying it looks funny.

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Posted 02 September 2013 - 12:21 PM

From the ESPN.com pbp:
A Presley fouled out to second

Even though I've got a pretty good idea what must have happened, this way of saying it looks funny.


The grounds crew was drunk when they drew the lines today.

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Posted 02 September 2013 - 12:27 PM

The 'Stros have 5 guys with BAs over .250.

The Twins have one.

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Posted 02 September 2013 - 12:29 PM

Anderson to Albers: "You're getting pounded by the worst team in baseball. Think about that, rook."

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Posted 02 September 2013 - 12:31 PM

Rochesters doing their part to try and make the playoffs. Batting around in the 1st.


Same for the Astros it seems.