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

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#41 IdahoPilgrim

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Posted 02 September 2013 - 12:48 PM

Durham just scored to go ahead in the top of the 10th.

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Posted 02 September 2013 - 12:49 PM

I wonder how much the scalpers were charging for tickets to today's game. Or maybe all the scalpers in Houston have gone out of business?

"Tickets, get'cher tickets here! Tickets! 2, lower level, 4 rows up behind the plate, ten bucks! Or four for five bucs! Tickets! Get'cher tickets right here!"

#43 Chance

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Posted 02 September 2013 - 12:50 PM

Ya Durham!

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Posted 02 September 2013 - 12:51 PM

Plouffe got his uniform dirty, RB!

Did no good, mind you, but he got his uniform dirty!

#45 rickyriolo

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Posted 02 September 2013 - 12:51 PM

Durham 1 Norfolk 0 top of 10th

#46 Winston Smith

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Posted 02 September 2013 - 12:52 PM

Albers is taking the pitch to contact a little far.

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Posted 02 September 2013 - 12:53 PM

I read well, too, apparently.


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#48 ashburyjohn

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Posted 02 September 2013 - 12:54 PM

Albers is taking the pitch to contact a little far.


Saves wear and tear on the arm versus striking out the side. All part of the cunning plan. You'll see.

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Posted 02 September 2013 - 12:57 PM

You probably know this one:

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Posted 02 September 2013 - 12:58 PM

Saves wear and tear on the arm versus striking out the side. All part of the cunning plan. You'll see.

Not to mention, simply PTC'ing is easy, anyone can do that.

But to pitch with regularity to contact with the exact sweet spot of a round bat, with a round ball, now that takes some talent.

#51 IdahoPilgrim

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Posted 02 September 2013 - 12:58 PM

So how long do we let Albers pitch batting practice?

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Posted 02 September 2013 - 01:00 PM

So how long do we let Albers pitch batting practice?

I say until we secure the top spot in the 2014 draft, but Gardy 'n me seem to seldom be on the same page pitching-change-wise.

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Posted 02 September 2013 - 01:00 PM

So I guess Rochester is in the playoffs.

#54 IdahoPilgrim

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Posted 02 September 2013 - 01:01 PM

That's it. Durham 1, Norfolk 0. The playoff spot is Rochester's for the taking.

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Posted 02 September 2013 - 01:01 PM

Albers looks like he just saw a ghost.

Oh wait, he did just give up 5 runs to the Astros...

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Posted 02 September 2013 - 01:02 PM

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.

Just tuning in. Yes, they meshed well today.

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#57 ashburyjohn

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Posted 02 September 2013 - 01:02 PM

So how long do we let Albers pitch batting practice?


Until he signs a cease-and-desist order barring him from Spring Training 2014 will be good enough for me.

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Posted 02 September 2013 - 01:08 PM

It appears that Albers is still grieving the loss of his fellow countryman Morneau. It was mean spirited of the Twins to start him today. Cold hearted bastards.

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Posted 02 September 2013 - 01:08 PM

Can I get a link to that realistic expectations thread for Albers? I could use a good laugh.

Also saw Joe Benson was DFA by the Rangers. Wonder whatever happened to those daily Benson update posts after he was let go by the Twins.

Get Ry Cooder to sing my eulogy.


#60 Winston Smith

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Posted 02 September 2013 - 01:08 PM

The Red Wings playoff berth could put a damper on the Twins playoff push.

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