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    Game Thead: Twins@Yankees 7/14 12:05

    Minnesota:
    Brian Dozier 2B
    Joe Mauer C
    Justin Morneau 1B
    Ryan Doumit RF
    Trevor Plouffe DH
    Aaron Hicks CF
    Clete Thomas LF
    Jamey Carroll 3B
    Pedro Florimon SS
    (Kyle Gibson P)

    New York:
    Ichiro Suzuki CF
    Zoilo Almonte LF
    Robinson Cano 2B
    Travis Hafner DH
    Vernon Wells RF
    Lyle Overbay 1B
    Eduardo Nunez SS
    Luis Cruz 3B
    Chris Stewart C
    (CC Sabathia P)

    Things to think about for today's game:

    1. Think about a win yesterday. If we win one today... That's two in a row... If we win one on Thursday... That's called a winning streak!!!

    2. Think about the all star break that starts tomorrow. Mauer and Perkins have something to do. Everyone else... can take some time off and work on a model airplane.

    3. Think about Kyle Gibson... We just look forward to his starts. Looking for any sign that he will pitch in 2014 and pitch well in 2014.

    4. Think about 56 Strikeouts in the past 4 games. That seems a bit high for a team total... But its about average for Adam Dunn alone.

    5. Think about... Hawaii... Why does Hawaii have "Interstate" Highways?

    I'm out of town this weekend... If someone could be so kind and post the lineup when it rolls in. It'd be much appreciated.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Riverbrian View Post
    Minnesota: SP Kyle Gibson

    New York: SP C.C. Sabathia

    Things to think about for today's game:

    1. Think about a win yesterday. If we win one today... That's two in a row... If we win one on Thursday... That's called a winning streak!!!

    2. Think about the all star break that starts tomorrow. Mauer and Perkins have something to do. Everyone else... can take some time off and work on a model airplane.

    3. Think about Kyle Gibson... We just look forward to his starts. Looking for any sign that he will pitch in 2014 and pitch well in 2014.

    4. Think about 56 Strikeouts in the past 4 games. That seems a bit high for a team total... But its about average for Adam Dunn alone.

    5. Think about... Hawaii... Why does Hawaii have "Interstate" Highways?

    I'm out of town this weekend... If someone could be so kind and post the lineup when it rolls in. It'd be much appreciated.
    1) If we win one on Thusday....it's called an Exhibition Game... The Twins next game is on Friday against Cleveland.

    4) Adam Dunn would be the big-bopping savior to this team right now and . In June and July he's shaken off his old White Sox ways and is returning to his even older vintage National League form. He's led Hicks as they both arduously struggled back across the Mendoza line and his season K% is very close to Arcia's, Hicks's and Thomas's. For these last two months, his BA is in the .290s, his OPS is .990 and his K% is only 23% (the Twins K% as a team on the season is 21%). He's destined for his 2nd season in a row of 40+ HRs and 9th season with 38+. Not worth the 4/$56, to be sure, but I just wish one Twins would step up and put in a sustained set of numbers like Dunn has for the next month and a half.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Riverbrian View Post
    Minnesota: SP Kyle Gibson

    New York: SP C.C. Sabathia

    Things to think about for today's game:

    1. Think about a win yesterday. If we win one today... That's two in a row... If we win one on Thursday... That's called a winning streak!!!

    2. Think about the all star break that starts tomorrow. Mauer and Perkins have something to do. Everyone else... can take some time off and work on a model airplane.

    3. Think about Kyle Gibson... We just look forward to his starts. Looking for any sign that he will pitch in 2014 and pitch well in 2014.

    4. Think about 56 Strikeouts in the past 4 games. That seems a bit high for a team total... But its about average for Adam Dunn alone.

    5. Think about... Hawaii... Why does Hawaii have "Interstate" Highways?

    I'm out of town this weekend... If someone could be so kind and post the lineup when it rolls in. It'd be much appreciated.
    I liked for the Adam Dunn comment alone.

    Would be really nice to win a series against the &^#*@# Yankees going into the break. That's the type of finish that could give us some life to start the second half.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jokin View Post
    1) If we win one on Thusday....it's called an Exhibition Game... The Twins next game is on Friday against Cleveland.

    4) Adam Dunn would be the big-bopping savior to this team right now and . In June and July he's shaken off his old White Sox ways and is returning to his even older vintage National League form. He's led Hicks as they both arduously struggled back across the Mendoza line and his season K% is very close to Arcia's, Hicks's and Thomas's. For these last two months, his BA is in the .290s, his OPS is .990 and his K% is only 23% (the Twins K% as a team on the season is 21%). He's destined for his 2nd season in a row of 40+ HRs and 9th season with 38+. Not worth the 4/$56, to be sure, but I just wish one Twins would step up and put in a sustained set of numbers like Dunn has for the next month and a half.
    Plouffe had a month and a half just last year that was far better than Dunn's last nice stretch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe A. Preusser View Post
    Plouffe had a month and a half just last year that was far better than Dunn's last nice stretch.
    Indeed he did, are you making a prediction? We can use another stretch like that starting right now, this team is virtually dead in the water.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe A. Preusser View Post
    I liked for the Adam Dunn comment alone.

    Would be really nice to win a series against the &^#*@# Yankees going into the break. That's the type of finish that could give us some life to start the second half.
    Unfortunately, CC Sabathia is 11- 0 in his last 12 starts against the Twins, with a 2.04 ERA...talk about a tall mountain to climb...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Riverbrian View Post
    5. Think about... Hawaii... Why does Hawaii have "Interstate" Highways?
    Why does Hawaii have interstate highways?

    Any highway built under the auspices of the Federal Aid Highway Act of 1956 and funded by the federal governent is called an interstate highway, even if it doesn't cross state lines. In fact, there are many local routes that lie entirely within a single state funded by the Act.Hawaii has three interstates - H1, H2, and H3 - which connect important military facilities on the island of Oahu.

    - from geography.about.com

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    Here's the lineup for the Twins/Yankees:

    MINNESOTA

    Dozier 2B
    Mauer C
    Morneau 1B
    Doumit RF
    Plouffe 3B
    Hicks CF
    Thomas LF
    Carroll 3B
    Florimon SS

    Gibson P


    NEW YORK

    Ichiro CF
    Almonte LF
    Cano 2B
    Hafner DH
    Wells RF
    Overbay 1B
    Nunez SS
    Cruz 3B
    Stewart C

    CC P

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    Well, we had a foul HR off Sabathia in the 1st. So there's that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IdahoPilgrim View Post
    Why does Hawaii have interstate highways?

    Any highway built under the auspices of the Federal Aid Highway Act of 1956 and funded by the federal governent is called an interstate highway, even if it doesn't cross state lines. In fact, there are many local routes that lie entirely within a single state funded by the Act.Hawaii has three interstates - H1, H2, and H3 - which connect important military facilities on the island of Oahu.

    - from geography.about.com
    Wasn't it you yesterday who threw the cold water of hard facts and reason on a perfectly good fire of poutrage building over the Thomas call at first base?

    And now you're bringing facts and information into a perfectly good bri joke.

    Sheesh.

    Next thing you'll be telling us the "foul" Mauer double in the playoffs didn't cost the Twins multiple world series titles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stringer bell View Post
    Here's the lineup for the Twins/Yankees:

    MINNESOTA

    Dozier 2B
    Mauer C
    Morneau 1B
    Doumit RF
    Plouffe 3B
    Hicks CF
    Thomas LF
    Carroll 3B
    Florimon SS

    Gibson P


    NEW YORK

    Ichiro CF
    Almonte LF
    Cano 2B
    Hafner DH
    Wells RF
    Overbay 1B
    Nunez SS
    Cruz 3B
    Stewart C

    CC P
    And the two third basemen should really prevent anything from getting through the left side of the infield. ;-)

    I'm not watching the game yet. I assume Plouffe is the DH today? It wouldn't make sense to me to have Carroll be the DH.
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    Good to see Carroll back in the starting lineup. I was worried he had some nagging injury.
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    Ha! Gibson pulled the ol' "get to a 3-2 count so the runner is off with the pitch and force the hitter into lacing a rocket to the RF'er for a DP" trick.

    Stupid Yankees fell for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by USAFChief View Post
    Stupid Yankees
    Yes, they are a stupid lot.
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    Random thought, we need an eye roll smiley where the eyes, you know, actually roll.
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    Bremer begging for the Twins to bunt in the second inning. C'mon Dick, join the 21st Century!

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    Atta way to swing the bats, guys!

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