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Game Thread: Twins@A's 9/22 3:05PM

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#1 Riverbrian

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Posted 22 September 2013 - 01:05 PM

Twins: SP Cole DeVries

CF Alex Presley
2B Brian Dozier
3B Trevor Plouffe
LF Oswaldo Arcia
DH Josmil Pinto
1B Chris Parmelee
RF Darin Mastroianni
SS Pedro Florimon
C Eric Fryer

A's: SP Sonny Gray

CF Coco Crisp
SS Jed Lowrie
3B Josh Donaldson
LF Brandon Moss
DH Yeonis Cespedes
RF Josh Reddick
1B Daric Barton
C Stephen Vogt
2B Eric Sogard

Things to think about:

1. Coco Crisp... I can't believe that I've started all these game threads facing the A's and have not mentioned Coco Crisp yet. I'm slipping... He's a real nice combo of speed and power. But... His skill isn't the thing to think about... It's his name... Coco Crisp? When he gets older... He will change it to Fiber One.

2. The A's... Anyone tired of playing them? The beatings have been Severe. They can clinch the west today. I'm sure they want to do it in front of the home fans.

3. Eric Fryer... Fryer getting the start behind the plate. Every time I read his name... I think of every delicious food. Even a Snickers Bar tastes good deep fried.

4. The Vikings... The Browns have scored 24 points at halftime.

5. Cuteness... I heard someone call a puppy. "Cute as a button". I looked down at my shirt... I looked at a button... I tried to look at the button from multiple angles. In the end... I didn't get it. Maybe I'm just not a button guy.
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#2 ChiTownTwinsFan

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Posted 22 September 2013 - 03:12 PM

And the A's just clinched ... Texas lost.
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Posted 22 September 2013 - 03:24 PM

Wow. Not a lot of posts for this game.

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Posted 22 September 2013 - 03:25 PM

Shame the redirects didn't last for another 2 hours, would have given me an excuse not to watch the game.

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Posted 22 September 2013 - 03:35 PM

heh ... I turned to the Hallmark channel movie ... yes, that desperate!
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Posted 22 September 2013 - 03:44 PM

At least Arcia hit a 3-run dinger today with another RBI single to boot.

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Posted 22 September 2013 - 03:45 PM

Yeah, to make up for all the runs he gave up the other day in his fielding.
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Posted 22 September 2013 - 03:57 PM

The Cubbies lost today, so it looks like the Twins are trying to keep pace with them.

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Posted 22 September 2013 - 04:00 PM

We need Terry Ryan to sign about 3 or 4 good free agent starting pitchers this off-season. Chances are there are several pretty darn good pitchers out there to make offers to. Anyone else as optimistic as I am?

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Posted 22 September 2013 - 04:04 PM

BTW, I Am Not Sold On Josh RoenickeTM, either. Or most of the bullpen for that matter. I think it's a collection of pitchers that mostly is an asset to a bad team trying to make it through a season and not collect 120 losses, but would be exposed if they ever made it to the post-season.

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Posted 22 September 2013 - 04:08 PM

To paraphrase Clark Griffith:

Fans like high draft picks. And we have assembled a team to please our fans.

OK, need to get out for some fresh air. Be back in 90 minutes or so, probably in time for the 7th inning to resume our banter here.

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Posted 22 September 2013 - 04:15 PM

Shame the redirects didn't last for another 2 hours, would have given me an excuse not to watch the game.


I would like to spend 5 minutes of quality time with whoever engineered the redirects.

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Posted 22 September 2013 - 04:16 PM

heh ... I turned to the Hallmark channel movie ... yes, that desperate!


I just got back from getting a massage and a haircut. Now I can stand a few innings of despair.

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Posted 22 September 2013 - 04:17 PM

We need Terry Ryan to sign about 3 or 4 good free agent starting pitchers this off-season. Chances are there are several pretty darn good pitchers out there to make offers to. Anyone else as optimistic as I am?


Not me. The ones I have read about don't seem exciting, and the Twins don't seem likely to win any bidding wars for the better ones.

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Posted 22 September 2013 - 04:18 PM

Yikes, that's a loud out.

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Posted 22 September 2013 - 04:19 PM

10 to 4. Not even one close game in the series. Not acceptable.

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Posted 22 September 2013 - 04:20 PM

Yikes, that's a loud out.


Almost a grand slam. But maybe this bad ending for the season will pay off with a better draft pick or some new blood with better ideas.

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Posted 22 September 2013 - 04:21 PM

Not me. The ones I have read about don't seem exciting, and the Twins don't seem likely to win any bidding wars for the better ones.


Unless someone is a true mercenary like Greinke, why would anyone decent want to sign with the Twins, even if they were they highest bidder?

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Posted 22 September 2013 - 04:23 PM

I just got back from getting a massage and a haircut. Now I can stand a few innings of despair.


Well, for me, a sappy Hallmark movie is a better excuse for tears than the Twins game.
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Posted 22 September 2013 - 04:27 PM

Well, for me, a sappy Hallmark movie is a better excuse for tears than the Twins game.


Baseball=no crying
Hallmark movie= ... well, I'm not really sure what a Hallmark Movie is.
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Posted 22 September 2013 - 04:27 PM

Well, for me, a sappy Hallmark movie is a better excuse for tears than the Twins game.


I ran out of tears two months ago.

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Posted 22 September 2013 - 04:28 PM

Hallmark movie= ... well, I'm not really sure what a Hallmark Movie is.


Think Old Yeller, but sappier.

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Posted 22 September 2013 - 04:31 PM

Baseball=no crying
Hallmark movie= ... well, I'm not really sure what a Hallmark Movie is.


Yes, exactly ... no crying in baseball ... which is why I watch a sappy, heart-wrenching/breaking movie to cover myself.
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Posted 22 September 2013 - 04:44 PM

Man the Rockford Files are on and I'm watching the Twins. How stupid is that?
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Posted 22 September 2013 - 04:46 PM

Think Old Yeller, but sappier.

Admit it...you cried.

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Posted 22 September 2013 - 04:47 PM

It's hard to watch this game when there are football games on. Especially when fantasy football games are on the line.

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Posted 22 September 2013 - 04:52 PM

Each game is worse than the last.

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Posted 22 September 2013 - 04:59 PM

Each game is worse than the last.


Then enjoy today's game. Tomorrow they play the Tigers, who will not take it so easy on them.

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Posted 22 September 2013 - 05:01 PM

How 'bout them Lynx?

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Posted 22 September 2013 - 05:04 PM

Then enjoy today's game. Tomorrow they play the Tigers, who will not take it so easy on them.

Yup. I have tickets for tomorrow night's game. It's going to be interesting.

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