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Game Thread: Twins vs.Tigers 6:40pm cdt 5/23/2022ad


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"Monday is World Turtle Day"

quoth the the voice over the radio the other night.

 

Thought 1:

Is that every Monday? Or just today?

Thought 2:

Is it Just for World Turtles?

The only one i know  of  is the Great A'Tuin, and tickle me pink if i can't start a discworld flavored game thread.

 

Thought 3:

What other turtles deserve to be mentioned?

The laserdisc turtle.

The one at the beginning of El Mariachi.

Those of the Teenage Mutant variety.

Mr. T in the dialogues of GEB.

Yertle the Turtle

Filbert from Rocco's Modern Life (note for future potential silly game thread intros)

and more...

 

Thought 4:

What ever became of Willians Astudillo?

He may be gone from our line up, but his spirit of play lives on with the Twins!

 

Thought 5:

What does any of this have to do with tonight's game?

Tha'ts easy! It's a game thread.

Read on to find out.

 

 

Turtles of Detroit:

0. Elvin Rodriguez (R) P

1. Robbie Grossman (S) RF

2. Jonathan Schoop (R) 2B

3. Miguel Cabrera (R) DH

4. Javier Baez (R) SS

5. Harold Castro (L) 3B

6. Willi Castro (S) LF

7. Spencer Torkelson (R) 1B

8. Eric Haase (R) C

9. Daz Cameron (R) CF

 

Turtles of Minnesota:

0. Chris Archer (R) P

1. Byron Buxton (R) CF

2. Luis Arraez (L) 1B

3. Carlos Correa (R) SS

4. Jorge Polanco (S) 2B

5. Max Kepler (L) RF

6. Nick Gordon (L) LF

7. Trevor Larnach (L) DH

8. Gio Urshela (R) 3B

9. Ryan Jeffers (R) C

 

It's turtles all the way down.

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I knew i spelled the name wrong, meant to look it up, but forgot...
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21 minutes ago, CRF said:

Brings back memories...my son always loved those Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Michelangelo, Donatello, Leonardo, Raphael, and Astudillo. I might be wrong on that last one. 

Spent many an evening fighting Turtle battles with my son. He was always one of the Turtles and I was always "Shredder". Got my clock cleaned many a time. Still got those Turtle toys around here someplace. Could never bring myself to toss 'em in the trash. Saving them for a grandson, or maybe a great-grandson.

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3 minutes ago, Dave The Dastardly said:

Spent many an evening fighting Turtle battles with my son. He was always one of the Turtles and I was always "Shredder". Got my clock cleaned many a time. Still got those Turtle toys around here someplace. Could never bring myself to toss 'em in the trash. Saving them for a grandson, or maybe a great-grandson.

Too lazy to check which Tur-Twin throws a mean splitter, but am tempted to dub him Master Splitter.

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If Buxton can only play 2 out of every 3 days, I would prefer we move him to LF for 2 days, let Celestino play CF, and then DH Buxton on the third day, what with the reduction in stress from not having to play CF anymore.

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3 minutes ago, Mill1634 said:

Twins have to win this game even with Archer on the mound, which isn't something that I would usually say. Elvin has been bad in the majors and minors. 

 

Twins 7, Detroit 4

PTC: Buxton

Elvin? What about Simon and Theodore. They've been really good. Oh wait, they're chipmunks not turtles. Read the thread wrong

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Here's something I didn't know--Max Kepler has (very quietly) accumulated 1.2 WAR this year, putting him on pace for a nearly 5 WAR season.  He also has almost an identical wRC+ to Juan Soto.  Given that the Twins will only pay Max $6.75M for the year, that is fantastic value.

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9 minutes ago, PDX Twin said:

Archer looked like he'd been shot, even though the ball missed him by a foot.

A foot? So it almost hit him….I’ll give him a pass

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