GameChat – FINAL 2014 Twins @ Tigers,

So it’s the FINAL game of the 2014 Twins season.. for some, it comes with a sigh of relief and for others there is an anticipation of next year. I hope that everyone has a bit of both in mind.

Besides – Gibson vs Price should actually be a pretty interesting matchup!

Minnesota @ Detroit
Santana, D, SS Kinsler, 2B
Dozier, 2B Hunter, To, RF
Mauer, 1B Cabrera, M, 1B
Vargas, DH Martinez, V, DH
Pinto, C Martinez, J, LF
Arcia, O, RF Avila, C
Escobar, E, 3B Castellanos, N, 3B
Herrmann, C, LF Romine, A, SS
Hicks, CF Carrera, CF
  Gibson, P   Price, P
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Minnesota 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
Detroit 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 x 3 4 0

and it’s over..

Tigers take it all by beating the Twins.. kind of weird for them but I’m sure they’re happy with it no matter what. Gibson pitched a great game for the most part. Price just did a bit better – it did turn out to be the pitchers’ duel predicted on paper though.. an interesting game.

GameChat – Twins @ Royals #4, 7:10pm

So.. the new guy will make his Twins debut tonight – on this 24th birthday. Happy Birthday Kenny!

Minnesota @ Chi White Sox
Santana, D, CF Eaton, CF
Dozier, 2B Beckham, G, 2B
Plouffe, 3B Abreu, 1B
Willingham, LF Konerko, DH
Suzuki, K, C Ramirez, Al, SS
Vargas, 1B Gillaspie, 3B
Colabello, DH Flowers, C
Parmelee, RF De Aza, LF
Escobar, E, SS Sierra, RF
  Darnell, P   Sale, P
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Minnesota 0 0 5 0 0 0 1 1 1 8 14 2
Chi White Sox 0 2 1 1 1 1 0 4 x 10 17 0

the first half of this game was so much better than the end…

GameChat – Twins @ Royals #2, 7:10pm

Anyone else out there hope that Hughes can really bring it tonight? I do!

Minnesota @ Kansas City
Santana, D, CF Aoki, RF
Fuld, LF Infante, 2B
Dozier, 2B Hosmer, 1B
Willingham, DH Perez, S, C
Plouffe, 3B Gordon, A, LF
Suzuki, K, C Butler, B, DH
Colabello, 1B Moustakas, 3B
Parmelee, RF Cain, L, CF
Nunez, SS Escobar, A, SS
  Hughes, P, P   Duffy, P
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Minnesota 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 7 1
Kansas City 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 x 3 9 0

it’s unfortunate but I think I, along with the rest of Twins Territory, is pretty used to this…

GameChat – Twins @ Royals, 7:10pm

The boys are missing some beautiful weather in Minnesota but let’s hope Kansas City has it’s own joy of summer. Let’s also hope that Gibson has something he can do against a likely better team..

Go Twins!

Minnesota @ Kansas City
Santana, D, CF Aoki, RF
Fuld, RF Infante, 2B
Dozier, 2B Hosmer, 1B
Willingham, LF Perez, S, C
Parmelee, 1B Gordon, A, LF
Plouffe, 3B Butler, B, DH
Suzuki, K, C Moustakas, 3B
Nunez, DH Cain, L, CF
Escobar, E, SS Escobar, A, SS
  Gibson, P   Shields, P
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Minnesota 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 7 0
Kansas City 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 5 2

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GameChat – White Sox @ Twins #4, 1:10

A bit late getting this up, but just got home a bit ago from our quick little trip up to the Twin Cities to see Chris Sale humiliate the Twins last night. It was a great trip as long as you didn’t have any expectations of seeing the Twins play anything resembling Major League baseball.

Here’s today’s lineups as the Twins try to avoid a sweep.

Chi White Sox @ Minnesota
Eaton, CF Santana, D, CF
Ramirez, Al, SS Fuld, LF
Abreu, 1B Dozier, 2B
Dunn, A, DH Plouffe, 3B
Viciedo, RF Arcia, O, RF
Gillaspie, 3B Willingham, DH
De Aza, LF Parmelee, 1B
Beckham, G, 2B Fryer, C
Nieto, C Escobar, E, SS
  Carroll, P   Pino, P
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Chi White Sox 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 3 8 0
Minnesota 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 x 4 6 0

Hey at least our guys didn’t get the broom from the visiting White Sox.

Let’s give the BOD to Sam Fuld.

samfuld

GameChat – White Sox @ Twins #3, 6:10pm

Ok.. JimCrikket and his son drove all the way up from Cedar Rapids to see today’s game if I recall correctly. Let’s see if the Twins can’t actually give them a decent game..

It’s HOT & humid so let’s see if we can’t find some miracle way to get to Chris Sale huh?

and no, I don’t know who Darnell is either – LOL – gotta love the second half of the season for a team that isn’t “contending” because you get to see all sorts of new folk! Gleeman posted a great pic of the “scouting report” from FSNorth.

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Chi White Sox @ Minnesota
Eaton, CF Santana, D, CF
Ramirez, Al, SS Dozier, 2B
Abreu, DH Plouffe, 3B
Viciedo, RF Colabello, 1B
Konerko, 1B Willingham, LF
Gillaspie, 3B Arcia, O, RF
Flowers, C Suzuki, K, C
De Aza, LF Nunez, DH
Beckham, G, 2B Escobar, E, SS
  Sale, P   Darnell, P
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Chi White Sox 0 1 1 0 2 3 0 0 0 7 14 0
Minnesota 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 1

*sigh*

GameChat – White Sox @ Twins #2, 7:10pm

ok, hot & humid tonight so let’s see if the Twins can’t be the responsible party to a few long carried balls in the “elevating” air.

Chi White Sox @ Minnesota
Eaton, CF Santana, D, CF
Ramirez, Al, SS Nunez, 3B
Abreu, 1B Dozier, 2B
Dunn, A, DH Colabello, 1B
Viciedo, RF Willingham, DH
Gillaspie, 3B Arcia, O, RF
Beckham, G, 2B Suzuki, K, C
De Aza, LF Escobar, E, SS
Flowers, C Fuld, LF
  Danks, Jh, P   Correia, P
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Chi White Sox 3 0 2 2 0 1 1 0 0 9 17 0
Minnesota 0 1 0 0 0 2 1 0 1 5 9 2

Another pretty ugly game.

It was fun seeing Jorge Polanco make his Target Field debut, even if he gets sent back down later tonight.

Have to wonder if Josh Willingham hit his final home run as a Twin. – JC

GameChat – White Sox @ Twins, 7:10pm

The White Sox are in town! Let’s see if Mr. Hughes can’t kick a few butts, huh?

In case you missed the news earlier, the Twins traded Kendrys Morales to the Mariners today for a young pitcher named Stephen Pryor – so Kendrys is back with his old team and I hope he does well and I’m looking forward seeing how the new guy does.

Chi White Sox @ Minnesota
Eaton, CF Fuld, LF
Ramirez, Al, SS Dozier, 2B
Abreu, 1B Plouffe, 3B
Dunn, A, DH Willingham, DH
Viciedo, RF Arcia, O, RF
Gillaspie, 3B Suzuki, K, C
Beckham, G, 2B Parmelee, 1B
De Aza, LF Escobar, E, SS
Flowers, C Santana, D, CF
  Noesi, P   Hughes, P, P
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Chi White Sox 0 0 1 3 0 1 0 0 0 5 11 0
Minnesota 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 3 1

no one ever wants to see a game with the WSox go that way… unless you’re a Sox fan, in which case, you’re not likely reading this blog…

GameChat – Indians @ Twins #3, 12:10pm

Ok, rubber match time. It’s phenomenal baseball weather here in Minnesota so for all those fans lucky enough to sneak out of work for a little midday baseball, I hate you and I’m jealous.

Perhaps that is too harsh but maybe I will re-evaluate my feelings based on the result of today’s game?

Good luck to Anthony Swarzak who is leaving the bullpen however temporarily to make his first start in quite awhile. *crosses fingers*

Cleveland @ Minnesota
Kipnis, 2B Fuld, LF
Ramirez, Jo, SS Dozier, 2B
Brantley, CF Plouffe, 3B
Santana, C, 1B Morales, K, DH
Chisenhall, 3B Colabello, 1B
Swisher, DH Arcia, O, RF
Murphy, Dv, RF Nunez, SS
Perez, R, C Fryer, C
Dickerson, LF Santana, D, CF
  Bauer, P   Swarzak, P
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Cleveland 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 1
Minnesota 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 x 3 8 1

WOOOHOOO!!! A series victory and redemption for all work-skippers.. Boy did the boys have a nice day to entertain MN fans. I just wish I had been able to be one of them.

For all around awesomeness that makes us look forward to boxscores in the future, Danny Santana is our BOD! (boy do we need to get a few more Knuckleballs pictures!)

Daniel Santana

Daniel Santana

GameChat – Indians @ Twins #2, 7:10pm

I wouldn’t mind more than one win – sequentially is cool too. Just saying.

Cleveland @ Minnesota
Kipnis, 2B Santana, D, CF
Dickerson, LF Dozier, 2B
Brantley, CF Plouffe, 3B
Santana, C, 1B Morales, K, 1B
Chisenhall, 3B Willingham, DH
Swisher, DH Suzuki, K, C
Gomes, Y, C Arcia, O, RF
Murphy, Dv, RF Escobar, E, SS
Aviles, SS Fuld, LF
  Salazar, P   Pino, P
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Cleveland 0 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 8 11 0
Minnesota 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 9 0

that was just ugly..