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Twins @ Astros May 3, 2016
« on: May 03, 2016, 03:47:17 pm »
Your lineups for tonight's twin peaks of suck:

Twins

CFDanny Santana (S)
2BBrian Dozier (R)
1BJoe Mauer (L)
RFMiguel Sano (R)
3BTrevor Plouffe (R)
DHByung-ho Park (R)
SSEduardo Escobar (S)
CKurt Suzuki (R)
LFEddie Rosario (L)

MIN: Alex Meyer (R)  (0-0, 18.00)

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2B Jose Altuve (R)
RF George Springer (R)
SS Carlos Correa (R)
LF Colby Rasmus (L)
1B Tyler White (R)
DH Preston Tucker (L)
CF Carlos Gomez (R)
3B Luis Valbuena (L)
C Jason Castro (L)

HOU: Collin McHugh (R)  (2-3, 6.65)
« Last Edit: May 03, 2016, 03:51:06 pm by Mr. Happy »
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Re: Twins @ Astros May 3, 2016
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2016, 04:02:03 pm »
Valbuena should only play 3B when Marwin is playing first.

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Re: Twins @ Astros May 3, 2016
« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2016, 07:01:29 pm »
Valbuena should only play 3B when Marwin is playing first.

Gomez should only play CF for another team.
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Re: Twins @ Astros May 3, 2016
« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2016, 07:08:41 pm »
Ugh. Harumph. Fuck this shit.
Everyone's talking, few of them know
The rest are pretending, they put on a show
And if there's a message I guess this is it
Truth isn't easy, the easy part's shit

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Re: Twins @ Astros May 3, 2016
« Reply #4 on: May 03, 2016, 07:14:16 pm »
LOMFHR! SOB! MFer!
Everyone's talking, few of them know
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Re: Twins @ Astros May 3, 2016
« Reply #5 on: May 03, 2016, 07:18:54 pm »
McHugh not exactly off to an auspicious start.


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Re: Twins @ Astros May 3, 2016
« Reply #6 on: May 03, 2016, 07:19:18 pm »
Damn, this is awful. Another giant fucking hole to dig out of.  It's very hard to stick with this team, for me at least.

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Re: Twins @ Astros May 3, 2016
« Reply #7 on: May 03, 2016, 07:20:42 pm »
Gomez should only play CF for another team.

He wants to retire a Brewer, so we may have to trade him back before his contract runs out at the end of the season.

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Re: Twins @ Astros May 3, 2016
« Reply #8 on: May 03, 2016, 07:23:04 pm »
Crap, I just got home and turned on the TV, and we're already down 2-0.
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« Reply #9 on: May 03, 2016, 07:24:27 pm »
Crap, I just got home and turned on the TV, and we're already down 2-0.

It's actually only 1-0, but it does feel at least 2-0, maybe even 4-0.

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Re: Twins @ Astros May 3, 2016
« Reply #10 on: May 03, 2016, 07:26:29 pm »
It's actually only 1-0, but it does feel at least 2-0, maybe even 4-0.

Good point. I guess I'm just in the habit of seeing the worst now. "I see dead teams."
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Re: Twins @ Astros May 3, 2016
« Reply #11 on: May 03, 2016, 07:30:17 pm »
Correa watches so many cookies early in the count.   

In a team full of disappointments, he is near the top.

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Re: Twins @ Astros May 3, 2016
« Reply #12 on: May 03, 2016, 07:45:41 pm »
Correa watches so many cookies early in the count.   

In a team full of disappointments, he is near the top.

He's trying to break the team's slump all by himself.
Goin' for a bus ride.

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Re: Twins @ Astros May 3, 2016
« Reply #13 on: May 03, 2016, 08:07:14 pm »
Castro's red hot.
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Re: Twins @ Astros May 3, 2016
« Reply #14 on: May 03, 2016, 08:09:15 pm »
Castro's red hot.

Does not compute.
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Re: Twins @ Astros May 3, 2016
« Reply #15 on: May 03, 2016, 08:20:30 pm »
I'm glad that got through, but I've got to think there are several third basemen who would have turned that ball into a double play. Still, it was a good AB by Correa, laying off of some pitches that he's been flailing at lately.
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Re: Twins @ Astros May 3, 2016
« Reply #16 on: May 03, 2016, 08:21:02 pm »
Okay White.  Your job is the guy on third

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Re: Twins @ Astros May 3, 2016
« Reply #17 on: May 03, 2016, 08:23:21 pm »
Damn it White.  You're running out of time

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Re: Twins @ Astros May 3, 2016
« Reply #18 on: May 03, 2016, 08:46:14 pm »
Damn it White.  You're running out of time
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Re: Twins @ Astros May 3, 2016
« Reply #19 on: May 03, 2016, 08:48:36 pm »
Now runs on a balk, a wild pitch, and a home run that may not have been a home run.

This offense is on fire.


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« Reply #20 on: May 03, 2016, 08:49:20 pm »
Well, that one won't be reviewed.


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Re: Twins @ Astros May 3, 2016
« Reply #21 on: May 03, 2016, 08:50:59 pm »
Now runs on a balk, a wild pitch, and a home run that may not have been a home run.

This offense is on fire.

Well, the Springer shot was *definitely* a home run.
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Re: Twins @ Astros May 3, 2016
« Reply #22 on: May 03, 2016, 09:01:33 pm »
@darenw: George Springer crushed that. 111.8 MPH! 2nd hardest HR of the year for him


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Re: Twins @ Astros May 3, 2016
« Reply #23 on: May 03, 2016, 09:21:55 pm »
Astros lead 6-4 in the 6th. Giles coming in.

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« Reply #24 on: May 03, 2016, 09:26:52 pm »
That was one impressive homer by that dude.  Was a decent pitch.


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« Reply #25 on: May 03, 2016, 09:29:10 pm »
That was one impressive homer by that dude.  Was a decent pitch.

It was a perfectly good pitch. And I thought ball two was a nice, two-strike pitch, also.
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Re: Twins @ Astros May 3, 2016
« Reply #26 on: May 03, 2016, 09:48:17 pm »
That was one impressive homer by that dude.  Was a decent pitch.
Maybe the Astros should've bid on him.
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Re: Twins @ Astros May 3, 2016
« Reply #27 on: May 03, 2016, 10:04:16 pm »
Harris has been great. Fun to watch.

Was White a total spaz when he was hot early on?  He is one of the most jittery hitters I can recall.

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« Reply #28 on: May 03, 2016, 10:14:40 pm »
Ok, that's something we can build on - let's get em tomorrow

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« Reply #29 on: May 04, 2016, 12:50:39 am »
Ok, that's something we can build on - let's get em tomorrow

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Re: Twins @ Astros May 3, 2016
« Reply #30 on: May 04, 2016, 10:16:50 am »
Castro's red hot.

Since April 24th - .353/.542/.588

Yes he is.

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« Reply #31 on: May 04, 2016, 10:18:51 am »
Since April 24th - .353/.542/.588

Yes he is.
If Castro can put together a hot streak like that after looking so terrible earlier on, I guess there's hope for anyone.

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Re: Twins @ Astros May 3, 2016
« Reply #32 on: May 04, 2016, 02:35:22 pm »
Since April 24th - .353/.542/.588

Yes he is.

White since April 21st - .057/.111/.057.  That's an OPS of .168.  It's almost hard to read something that low. 
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« Reply #33 on: May 04, 2016, 03:00:12 pm »
White since April 21st - .057/.111/.057.  That's an OPS of .168.  It's almost hard to read something that low.

I'm a little surprised White and Singleton haven't switched places. The latter has been more productive lately.

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« Reply #34 on: May 04, 2016, 03:22:31 pm »
I'm a little surprised White and Singleton haven't switched places. The latter has been more productive lately.

I can't imagine White will stay in the Big Leagues much longer. 
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