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    Game Thread: Astros@Twins 8/3 6:10PM

    Astros: SP Erik Bedard

    SS Villar
    2B Altuve
    C Castro
    DH Carter
    1B Wallace
    3B Dominquez
    LF Grossman
    CF Barnes
    RF Hoes

    Twins: SP Kyle Gibson

    2B Dozier
    C Mauer
    1B Morneau
    RF Doumit
    3B Plouffe
    LF Arcia
    DH Colabello
    CF Thomas
    SS Florimon

    Things to think about:

    1. Think about the record... The Twins are 46-60... 5th Worst record in Baseball. The Atlanta Braves 65-45 have the 5th Best record in Baseball. 17 more wins out of the 106 Twins games thus far and the Twins have the 5th best record in baseball. 1 more win every 7 games or so.

    2. Think about the Record... The Astros are 36-72. If the Twins would have just lost 11 more games out of the 106 Twins games thus far. We could have the worst record in baseball. 1 more loss every 10 games or so. The Margins are razor thin.

    3. Think about Splits... How could the Twins reach the Braves and win 1 more time every 7 games? Easy... Play against more left handers starters and more games against the A.L. West. The Twins are 9-10 against left-handed starters and 11-6 in 17 games vs. A.L. West teams.

    4. Think about Splits... How could the Twins catch the Astros and lose one more game every 10 games or so. Easy... Play against more right handed starters and more games against the A.L. East. The Twins are 37-50 against Right Handers and 9-18 against the A.L. East.

    5. Think about Blanks... I find it very easy to draw a blank. I grab a sheet of paper... I Grab a pen... I make random hand motions over the paper with the pen with the pen never touching the paper. I then put the pen down.

    As long as the pen doesn't leak during this process... I have drawn a blank.
    Last edited by Riverbrian; 08-03-2013 at 04:31 PM.
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    4 Dozier
    2 Mauer
    DH Morneau
    9 Doumit
    5 Plouffe
    7 Arcia
    3 Colabello
    8 Thomas
    6 Florimon



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    Is Gardy trolling us with his lineups?
    I can't figure out why Doumit is a clean up hitter, and Arcia is hitting way down with the likes of Colabello, Clete Thomas and Pedro Florimon?
    If the goal is to score runs, wouldnt it make sense to put your best hitters directly behind the guy who gets on base nearly half the time?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Brooks View Post
    Is Gardy trolling us with his lineups?
    need the 'veteran presence' in the middle of the lineup!!!!oneone!11

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Brooks View Post
    Is Gardy trolling us with his lineups?
    I can't figure out why Doumit is a clean up hitter, and Arcia is hitting way down with the likes of Colabello, Clete Thomas and Pedro Florimon?
    If the goal is to score runs, wouldnt it make sense to put your best hitters directly behind the guy who gets on base nearly half the time?
    Does seem a little odd. If you're going to bat Doumit so high then put him in the 3 hole and split up M and M. But I agree, I would have Arcia batting in the first half of the lineup and move Plouffe or Morneau down.

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    Gibson shook off Hermann a lot last start. So far looks like he's shaking Mauer off too. I suspect he wants to throw that slider more than Mauer/Hermann will call for it.

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    On the road catching snippets. Ugh

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    That's how you play ball... Dozier playing the game!!!
    "9. Lipstick"

    "How can Canada produce Tie Domi and not have a better military"?

    "I noticed while robbing the First State Bank last night that if you go into the vault when nobody is looking... You can get away with it".

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChiTownTwinsFan View Post
    On the road catching snippets. Ugh
    Where r u now.
    "9. Lipstick"

    "How can Canada produce Tie Domi and not have a better military"?

    "I noticed while robbing the First State Bank last night that if you go into the vault when nobody is looking... You can get away with it".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Riverbrian View Post
    Where r u now.
    Heh actually MSP. Awaiting flight back to chicago. Boarding should be starting in 15 mins.

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    Wonder if I'll be able to watch from the air

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    Still feels like an interleague game. I almost wish Bedard would bean someone, intentionally - Arcia maybe, just to get some bad blood cooking here.

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    A nasty case of urine retention going around here last night, hope everyone is feeling better!
    This comment brought to you from the Rosedale Mall studio by Hamm's Beer, brewed in the land of sky blue waters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChiTownTwinsFan View Post
    Wonder if I'll be able to watch from the air
    Those things go pretty fast so the view will be gone quickly... You'll also need a window seat or you will be climbing on someone.

    The Airport being South of Target Field and flying south decreases your odds as well.

    Oh... You probably mean on a screen of some sort.
    "9. Lipstick"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Willihammer View Post
    Still feels like an interleague game. I almost wish Bedard would bean someone, intentionally - Arcia maybe, just to get some bad blood cooking here.
    I agree... The Twins need to get some attitude. I don't care if its the Astros. Strap it on.
    "9. Lipstick"

    "How can Canada produce Tie Domi and not have a better military"?

    "I noticed while robbing the First State Bank last night that if you go into the vault when nobody is looking... You can get away with it".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Winston Smith View Post
    A nasty case of urine retention going around here last night, hope everyone is feeling better!
    I'm flowing just fine... Thank you.
    "9. Lipstick"

    "How can Canada produce Tie Domi and not have a better military"?

    "I noticed while robbing the First State Bank last night that if you go into the vault when nobody is looking... You can get away with it".

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChiTownTwinsFan View Post
    Wonder if I'll be able to watch from the air
    I like to watch too.

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    Gibson is accumulating WHIP
    "9. Lipstick"

    "How can Canada produce Tie Domi and not have a better military"?

    "I noticed while robbing the First State Bank last night that if you go into the vault when nobody is looking... You can get away with it".

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    Here come the Rochester Murderers Row... Arcia... Colabello... Thomas and Bernier.
    "9. Lipstick"

    "How can Canada produce Tie Domi and not have a better military"?

    "I noticed while robbing the First State Bank last night that if you go into the vault when nobody is looking... You can get away with it".

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    Leadoff Triples... We can do that every inning... I won't complain.
    "9. Lipstick"

    "How can Canada produce Tie Domi and not have a better military"?

    "I noticed while robbing the First State Bank last night that if you go into the vault when nobody is looking... You can get away with it".

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