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Game Thread: Twins@A's 9/20 9:05PM

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#1 ChiTownTwinsFan

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Posted 20 September 2013 - 04:33 PM

Twins: SP Andrew Albers

CF Alex Presley
C Chris Hermann
2B Brian Dozier :o:o
RF Oswaldo Arcia
DH Josh Willingham
1B Chris Parmelee
3B Eduardo Escobar
LF Clete Thomas
SS Pedro Florimon

A's: SP Bartolo Colon

CF Coco Crisp
3B Josh Donaldson
SS Jed Lowrie
DH Yoenis Cespedes
C Derek Norris
LF Chris Young
2B Alberto Callaspo
RF Josh Reddick
1B Daric Barton

I won't attempt to duplicate RiverBrian's '5 Things to think about,' so I will leave that to you. Start with 1. and fill in your thoughts ... then 2. and so on. Please keep the first 5 things A's/Twins related but after that, random thoughts are welcome!

Thanks and enjoy the game! (Well, as best as we can!)

Edited by ChiTownTwinsFan, 20 September 2013 - 06:51 PM.

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#2 Winston Smith

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Posted 20 September 2013 - 05:41 PM

2. Think about Oct 6, 2002 that was the day a Gardy managed team won it's only playoff series, against the A's in the same stadium as tonight's game.
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Edited by Winston Smith, 20 September 2013 - 06:30 PM.

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Posted 20 September 2013 - 05:50 PM

Think about Coco Crisp...when did he get this good?

#4 ChiTownTwinsFan

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Posted 20 September 2013 - 06:13 PM

3. Think about numbers (and the two posters above forgot theirs!). 3 is Gardy's magic number. The half full side of me is all 'Yay for Gardy! What a milestone!' The half empty side of me is all 'At this rate he's not gonna make. Not with this team.' The 'it's a half a glass of water' side of me is ... it's a number. And today it's 3.
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#5 ChiTownTwinsFan

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Posted 20 September 2013 - 06:16 PM

4. Think about more numbers. The A's magic number is 4. I really don't want to be the team standing out on the field watching the A's celebrate winning their division. We have to win the next 3 and we will have achieved 3 and 4.
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Posted 20 September 2013 - 06:24 PM

5. Think about this starting lineup:

Alex Presley CF
Chris Herrmann C
Brian Dozier 2B
Oswaldo Arcia RF
Josh Willingham DH
Chris Parmelee 1B
Eduardo Escobar 3B
Clete Thomas LF
Pedro Florimon SS

Plouffe should probably think about it more than any of us.

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Posted 20 September 2013 - 07:10 PM

5. Think about this starting lineup:

Alex Presley CF
Chris Herrmann C
Brian Dozier 2B
Oswaldo Arcia RF
Josh Willingham DH
Chris Parmelee 1B
Eduardo Escobar 3B
Clete Thomas LF
Pedro Florimon SS

Plouffe should probably think about it more than any of us.

Plouffe has a sore wrist that has bothered him since he came off the DL in June according to the PP. He finally revealed this after he left the game in the eighth inning last night.

#8 ChiTownTwinsFan

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Posted 20 September 2013 - 07:15 PM

Plouffe has a sore wrist that has bothered him since he came off the DL in June according to the PP. He finally revealed this after he left the game in the eighth inning last night.

I thought maybe the tumble he took caught up with him.
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#9 glunn

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Posted 20 September 2013 - 07:23 PM

I am going to dinner with my wife, son and son's girlfriend tonight, but will be hoping for a good game and a great game thread.

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Posted 20 September 2013 - 08:07 PM

Hey!
They are still playing, so I am still here!

#11 mikeee

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Posted 20 September 2013 - 08:07 PM

Pour me a cold one! lol

#12 mikeee

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Posted 20 September 2013 - 08:09 PM

Base Hit!!!

#13 ChiTownTwinsFan

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Posted 20 September 2013 - 08:09 PM

My 'pour me a cold one' is likely going to be a milkshake instead of a beer. :)
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#14 Winston Smith

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Posted 20 September 2013 - 08:14 PM

music tonight?
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#15 ChiTownTwinsFan

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Posted 20 September 2013 - 08:14 PM

Well, not such a great at bat, but he's one of the players I tune in to see.
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Posted 20 September 2013 - 08:14 PM

music tonight?
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ha! two rehearsals today, I'm done! Until tomorrow ... another rehearsal!
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Posted 20 September 2013 - 08:19 PM

Tonight's performer is an Oakland fan with a dog whistle!

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Posted 20 September 2013 - 08:21 PM

Does Albers balk all the time?

edit: interesting. He doesn't need to come to a complete stop if the bases are empty.

The pitcher, following his stretch, must (a) hold the ball in both hands in front of his body and (B) come to a complete stop. This must be enforced. Umpires should watch this closely. Pitchers are constantly attempting to “beat the rule” in their efforts to hold runners on bases and in cases where the pitcher fails to make a complete “stop” called for in the rules, the umpire should immediately call a “Balk.”
Rule 8.01(B) Comment: With no runners on base, the pitcher is not required to come to a complete stop when using the Set Position. If, however, in the umpire’s judgment, a pitcher delivers the ball in a deliberate effort to catch the batter off guard, this delivery shall be deemed a quick pitch, for which the penalty is a ball. See Rule 8.05(e) Comment.

Edited by Willihammer, 20 September 2013 - 08:25 PM.


#19 ChiTownTwinsFan

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Posted 20 September 2013 - 08:26 PM

Always some nuance to learn.
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Posted 20 September 2013 - 08:28 PM

It never ceases to amaze me. Bert Blyleven, who owes his HoF induction to sabermetrics, doesn't know the difference between a PA and an AB

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Posted 20 September 2013 - 08:30 PM

music tonight?
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Posted 20 September 2013 - 08:31 PM

Heh, well, the nice thing about Extra Innings or MLB.TV ... you get a break from the local broadcast from time to time. Although, the time I really, really, really would rather listen to Bert is when I'm forced to listen to Hawk, and can't do nuttin' 'bout that.




[SIZE=1]Edit: Although, i will NOT be ordering MLB.TV again next year as I just can't stand it over all.[/SIZE]
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Posted 20 September 2013 - 08:31 PM

It never ceases to amaze me. Bert Blyleven, who owes his HoF induction to sabermetrics, doesn't know the difference between a PA and an AB

He knows all the unwritten rules, however.

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Posted 20 September 2013 - 08:32 PM

Heh, well, the nice thing about Extra Innings or MLB.TV ... you get a break from the local broadcast from time to time. Although, the time I really, really, really would rather listen to Bert is when I'm forced to listen to Hawk, and can't do nuttin' 'bout that.


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Posted 20 September 2013 - 08:32 PM

It never ceases to amaze me. Bert Blyleven, who owes his HoF induction to sabermetrics, doesn't know the difference between a PA and an AB


What did he say?

#26 ChiTownTwinsFan

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Posted 20 September 2013 - 08:33 PM

aww, sheesh ... again ... swing the bat ... just like you can't win the lottery without buying a ticket, you can't get a hit without swinging the bat.
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Posted 20 September 2013 - 08:34 PM

What did he say?


"Parmelee was 3-4 with a walk yesterday"

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Posted 20 September 2013 - 08:35 PM

aww, sheesh ... again ... swing the bat ... just like you can't win the lottery without buying a ticket, you can't get a hit without swinging the bat.


So Florimon's the example you'd like the others to follow?

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Posted 20 September 2013 - 08:36 PM

So Florimon's the example you'd like the others to follow?


Well, no, of course not ... but you still aren't going to get a hit when you stand there and let the strikes go by.
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Posted 20 September 2013 - 08:37 PM

"Parmelee was 3-4 with a walk yesterday"


Walks are unmanly. Swing the bat.