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I only caught bits and pieces of it too and then it ran late so I totally missed the end. I watched the replay this afternoon then and saw the exciting 10th inning. emoticon

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8/29/14 12:10 P

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Yea, the Twins win one!
I missed most of the game - I was exhausted and went to bed at 9 p.m., though I kept the game on caught bits of it.
On to Baltimore - another division leading team. Go Twins!

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8/27/14 9:55 A

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So, the Detroit series continued to be a pitcher's duel... emoticon

Heart breaker last night. I have to admit I get nervous these days when Perkins comes into a close game - shades of Joe Nathan. Right now, I'm waiting for the September call ups and a glimpse of the Twins' future.

Speaking of the future - six Twins prospects are playing in the Arizona Fall League, including Byron Buxton. Hoping Buxton can gain back some of the ground he lost with the injuries this year - has to be tough to lose a whole season at that point of your career.

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8/23/14 7:48 P

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True, the Twins have been batting against the B-Squad so far this series. emoticon

Of course, Verlander hasn't been as good as usual this season, and he's had some shoulder issues recently. Maybe the offense can keep it up.



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8/23/14 4:47 P

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Final of 12 runs for the Twins this afternoon! emoticon So at the very least, they have a split with Detroit. Yippee! Let's see what happens with Verlander and Sherzer.

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8/23/14 2:58 P

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20 runs last night, 9 runs (so far) today! Guess the Twins are gearing up to be spoilers this season. Doing a good job so far against the Tigers!

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8/21/14 4:58 P

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You called it - Twins win!

I'm impressed - they beat Kluber!

Edited by: CARRENK at: 8/21/2014 (16:59)
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8/21/14 10:13 A

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Agreed - it's one thing for the Twins to be clobbered by the Royals. It's another to be so outmatched by Cleveland, which is having its own struggles this season.

Hopefully the Twins can do something today - it looks like Hughes is pitching. I'll probably check out the highlights on line tonight, assuming there are any!

Edited by: CARRENK at: 8/21/2014 (10:16)
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8/21/14 7:44 A

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They're really falling apart again. emoticon Today's game isn't televised so they'll probably win. We can only hope.

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8/20/14 12:50 P

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How many times do you think this has happened in the history of Major League Baseball? A team scores 5 runs before a single out is recorded against them - and they LOSE the game!

I love my Twins, but I'm getting tired of all the new ways to blow a game. I really hope they find some stability soon.


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8/19/14 10:26 A

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Does anyone else feel like this is the 'same old story'? Starting pitcher does OK for a few innings, them implodes and digs too deep a hole for the offense to get out. Even with Arcia's home run.


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Let's hope Cleveland isn't quite as hot as KC.

Go Twins!

P.S. - Have you noticed? Justin Morneau is leading the NL batting race! And unlike most Rockies, his success can't be solely attributed to (blamed on?) Coors Field - he's batting over .300 on the road, too. Go Justin!


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8/18/14 1:31 P

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Yeah, that was a scary video showing the collision. Hope he gets better soon. I know the Twins have high hopes for Buxton, but you can't count your chickens (or center fielders) before they're hatched. Here's hoping he doesn't encounter any more obstacles on his way up.

Yay, Cuddy!

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8/18/14 11:39 A

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Well, that was ugly yesterday. Here's hoping Trevor May has a better outing tonight.

In happier news, Michael Cuddyer, just back from a long stint on the DL, hit for the cycle on Sunday - only the third time a player has hit for the cycle in each league. Congrats, Cuddy!

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8/14/14 5:06 P

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More bad news from the farm - in his first AA game with the Rock Cats, Byron Buxton collided with another outfielder and sustained a concussion. According to reports, he was out for 10 minutes. Yikes!

Get well soon, Byron! emoticon

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8/13/14 10:55 A

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Yeah, not often the Red Wings make national news. emoticon

The Twins really got beat up last night. I actually stopped watching in the 7th, so I missed the 'too little, too late' comeback attempt in the 9th.

Saw online that the same man got both of Chris Carter's home run balls - a man who was at his very first Astros game. The Astros have invited him to today's batting practice. emoticon

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8/13/14 8:46 A

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Hahahaha, that's awesome!

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8/12/14 5:43 P

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And from the Rochester Red Wings...
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8/12/14 9:53 A

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I'll second that! Welcome back, Joe!

I have to admit, I was really surprised that the Dodgers picked up Correia - he doesn't seem like their type of pitcher. And some welcome to his new team - nationally televised game, in which he not only pitches well, he gets TWO hits.

I was pretty excited that the Twins got Milone - and in his first outing he looks like he's as advertised - decent command, not overpowering. I know that sounds familiar, but I think they actually mean it this time!

Go Twins!

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emoticon Joe Mauer! We missed you!

So both Correia and Willingham have gone to first place teams. I'm a little miffed that they get rewarded for their so-so play for us this year.

Good job by Milone and the rest of the pitching staff last night!

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8/11/14 12:34 P

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Yes, yes yes!!! Way to go, Twins!
Hopefully they can carry some momentum into Houston.

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8/9/14 7:43 P

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Heart breaker last night. Thought for sure Willingham would supply some heroics there in the 9th inning.

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8/3/14 9:03 P

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Lol, it sure has been a rollercoaster ride this weekend in Chicago! Glad they managed to come out of it with 2 out of 3!

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8/3/14 7:10 P

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Wow, where did that come from? emoticon
Just hope the Twins didn't use up all their offense - they'll need it at the end of the week against Oakland.

Go Twins! emoticon

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8/1/14 10:12 A

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I heard the interview too, and it confirmed a lot of what I've heard about Milone.

I suspect (hope) the Twins will send Logan Darnell back down after tonight's game and bring Milone up.

So glad they got the extension with Suzuki worked out. I think a veteran catcher is important to a team with a struggling pitching staff. And hopefully he can do for Pinto here what he did for Ramos in Washington - be a mentor and teach him the finer points of catching at the MLB level.

According to the Twins' web site, Mauer is almost ready to start a rehab assignment. Thank goodness!

Ugly 7th inning last night. My feed dropped out on me just before KC came to bat, so I missed the onslaught. Got the game back to find the Twins had given up 4 runs. emoticon

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8/1/14 9:05 A

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During the interview between Dick, Roy and Kurt Suzuki during the game last night, it sounded like Milone was a pretty good pitcher but that the A's just had a lot of really good pitchers and there wasn't room for him. Kurt said that Milone "was a gamer" and that he was "one of his favorites". Sounds good to me! I hope we get to see him soon!

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7/31/14 12:13 P

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Steinbach is making a really good case for being promoted if Gardenhire ever leaves. emoticon

Just read that the Twins traded Sam Fuld to the As for pitcher Tommy Milone. Strange transaction: Oakland put Fuld on waivers earlier this year - that's how the Twins got him. Milone pitched pretty well for the As, but was demoted to AAA when Oakland got Samardzija and Hammel (and yes, I had to look up how to spell Samardzija!) Milone asked to be traded. Alas, the Twins are sending Milone to Rochester. I really hope they bring him up SOON - both for the sake of the Twins and of Milone.

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Lol, yeah, I guess he just likes to get tossed. On the plus side, Steinie's racking up the wins!

The only news I've heard about Mauer is basically non-info. Who knows.

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7/30/14 5:09 P

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I did catch the very end of the Twins game, too. Perkins does seem to be doing his best Joe Nathan circa 2009 impression lately. I guess that's better than the Ron Davis impression, though! emoticon

Has anyone heard an ETA for Mauer's return? It's been almost a month now...

I see from the game notes that Gardenhire got tossed. Notice how he's not letting the new rules curb his discussions with the umpires? emoticon

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7/30/14 12:26 P

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Glad you had a good time, Carren! Yeah, nice game last night, even though Perkins made it interesting again! Lots of missed scoring opportunities again. We sure need Mauer back in the lineup.

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7/30/14 10:16 A

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Yea for the Twins win!

Unfortunately, the Rock Cats didn't fare as well. Berrios left the game in the 2nd inning - looked like some sort of injury, but his control was off all night. He gave up 3 runs in his 1.2 innings. New Britain only got two hits, both by Aaron Hicks (yup, that Aaron Hicks) - one a screamer down the right field line for a triple. Polanco hit a couple balls well but right at someone, but he also made several mistakes in the field.

All in all, not a lot of encouraging activity in New Britain - but hey, any day at the ballpark is a good day. emoticon



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Well, that was a bad weekend for Twins baseball. Thank goodness they pulled out the win Sunday.

On to the Royals, though I'll be watching future Twins (we hope!) of the New Britain Rock Cats play the Trenton Thunder tonight. Jose Berrios, who was the starting pitcher for the Futures Game, is slated to start for the Rock Cats - I'm excited to see him. I should also get to see Aaron Hicks and Jorge Polanco.

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7/24/14 2:17 P

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It's fun to listen to other teams' broadcast teams (radio and television) once in a while - I find I appreciate Dick, Bert, Roy, Cory, Dan and all the rest a lot more afterwords.

I was watching the Mets on TV the other day - I had to turn the channel because the announcers were annoying me so much! Yankees broadcasters don't do much for me either. I like the content from the Yankees radio team, but the voices really put me on edge. (Voice snob alert! emoticon )

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Watched the MLB showing of yesterday's game. OMG, the Cleveland broadcasters were booooooooring. They hardly talked in between pitches. We really have a gem of a broadcaster in Dick Bremer, I guess. Upbeat, knows his stuff (obviously does his homework) and his love of baseball really shines through.

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That was ugly last night. The Twins have to find some pitching. I'm now officially on the Meyer/Mays bandwagon. emoticon

Yankees-Rangers turned out to be a much more exciting game last night: scoreless until the 13th inning, Rangers score on a solo homer at the top of the 13th, Yankees come back with a small ball run in the bottom of the inning to tie. Chase Headley drives in the winning run in the 14th in his Yankee debut. Good story.



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Yes, it was definitely nice to see Willingham homer. Was really excited for Colabello, too - too bad it was just a little foul. (Really wish he'd waited for the call before running the bases.)

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Yeah, the Rays have just been beating up on the Twins lately. Lets hope the rest of the homestand goes better.

Nice to see the Hammer go deep last night FTW! I was almost asleep, but managed to get my eyes open to see the ball go into the stands.

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It's starting to seem that the Rays are the Twins new nemesis, replacing the Yankees in the 'need a miracle to beat them' category.

Rays pitcher Archer looked about 14 years old, but he pitched well.

Let's hope the Twins can revive against Cleveland.

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Well, the home run derby didn't work out too well for our boys Dozier and Morneau, but it was fun to see them.

It was very appropriate, I thought, that the Twins battery got to play the 9th inning of the All Star Game. Way to go Suzuki and Perkins! Unfortunately, Pat Neshek took the loss for the NL - would have loved to see him do well in front of the hometown crowd.

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Nice series against the Rockies. Sort of sad to see Morneau and Cuddyer on the other team - especially sad to see Cuddyer in the dugout with his arm in a sling.

Watched the Futures Game today - all 3 Twins representatives did well. Alex Meyer was especially effective. Go future Twins!

I'm going to a Trenton Thunder (AA) game tomorrow afternoon, then coming home to watch Dozier and Morneau in the Home Run Derby.

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Oh, man, do I ever miss Justin Morneau! emoticon I just wish there was some way we could get him back.

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GO TWINS!!



I WILL go confidently in the direction of my dreams!!

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GO TWINS!!



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GO TWINS!!!






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emoticon The Twins actually had both a good pitching performance and good offense last night! Let's hope they still have some hits in the bats for today.

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Makes sense - although I would think Wednesday is also the travel day. Most or all teams are back in action on Thursday.

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I heard on the news that if an all-star game is rained out then they play Wednesday. that is the reason no games are played on that day



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Good job by Phil Hughes last night! And way to go Sam Fuld!

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emoticon Brian Dozier has been selected for the Home Run Derby! emoticon
He may not be an All Star yet, but he's part of the festivities!

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Cool - where did you find that?

In other news - Twins drop another tough one in Seattle - Correia didn't do too bad, just a couple of solo homers given up, but Iwakuma just killed the Twins' batters. Thought they had a chance there in the 7th, but they couldn't bring it home. emoticon

Hughes is up tonight, but looks like the Mariners have a good young pitcher tonight, too.

Go Twins!

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Found out on the news that if all-star game is rained out, then the game will be played on Weds.



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So, two Twins were named to the All Star Team - catcher Kurt Suzuki and closer Glen Perkins. emoticon

Two former Twins were named to the NL All Star team: Carlos Gomez (starting) and Pat Neshek.

Justin Morneau still has a chance to be named to the National League Team - he's one of 5 players on Final Vote ballot. So, VOTE and bring Justin back to Target Field, if only for a day!


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A nice well-pitched game! And they managed to get the run in too!

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Another close one today. Didn't watch (had to see 1776 on TMC!), but kept an eye on the score. Gibson had a bad day again.
I really don't like it when the Twins lose to the Yankees. emoticon

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Interesting game last night - pleased the offense actually did well against Tanaka (the most hits and the most runs he's given up in a game this season!), but Hughes had a rough outing. Here's hoping today's game goes better.

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emoticon Well, that winning streak ended quickly.

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Bad news from the front office - Mauer's oblique strain from last night was bad enough to put him on the disabled list. Guess that ends any debate about him making the All Star team. emoticon

I really hope he's fine after the 15 days and comes back as hot as he's been the past few weeks.

Colabello has been called up - looks like he's been doing well at Rochester, so hopefully he'll show more of what he did in April.

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emoticon Now that was fun! Nice outing from Nolasco, and he didn't get complacent with the big lead. Offense really took advantage of the Royals' mistakes.

One more this afternoon against KC, then bring on the Yankees!

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This is getting scary - the Twins really seem to be hitting the skids.

I am really glad to see Mauer hitting like Mauer again, but Dozier needs to get back on pace, as does Escobar. The sluggers need to get a few balls over the fence, too!

Here's hoping the offense can figure out Shields tonight.

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Ugh, the pitching has been awful this week!

I did check on your question about rain outs...as far as I can find, the MLB All Star Game has never been canceled due to rain, but the 1990 game at Wrigley had a couple rain delays.

Let's hope Target Field isn't a first!

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That's a really good question. I'll do some checking and see if an All Star game has been rained out.
My guess is it would be moved to Wednesday night, since the season doesn't resume until Thursday.

Last night's game was disappointing. Really bad outing for Gibson - you know it's not going to be a good night when the Twins are down 4 runs before they get an out.

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Question: With the World Series just a few weeks away and the rainy weather we've been having what happens if the game is called for the rain




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With the Twins off tonight, I decided to check out the AAA Red Wings and AA RockCats. The RockCats lost a close game tonight, but they had won 11 straight - not bad!

Nice to see some players who were with the big club (Colabello, Hicks) and some prospects (Rosario).

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Thanks for the sweep Twins



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SWEEP! emoticon

On the the Angels! And since I'm taking the rest of the week off (at use it or lose it with vacation hours), I don't have to feel guilty about staying up!

Go Twins!! emoticon

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Thank goodness! I missed the end of the game (was watching in bed and fell asleep), but glad to know a good pitching performance wasn't wasted this time.

The Twins need to sweep this series to get back in the race, I think. And who better to beat than the White Sox? emoticon

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Seriously - the Twins' starter has a PERFECT GAME through four innings, pitchers only give up one hit through 9 innings - and they LOSE! I think the baseball gods are angry at Minnesota.

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Did the Twins forget their bats in Detroit? This is so depressing - the pitchers are finally doing well, and the offense falls apart. Granted, they've faced some good opposing pitchers, but still...

In case you missed it - Kansas City demolished Detroit last night, moving into first place in the AL Central. The White Sox won in San Francisco, so the Twins are alone at the bottom, though still only 5.5 games out. You can't say this season's been boring!

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Heartbreaker tonight. Gotta give De Le Rosa credit - he pitched really well. Glad Correia pitched well, even if he did end up with the loss.

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another loss
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What an ugly game on Saturday.

The Twins have to find a way to fix the pitching. I have a feeling we fans won't have to wait too much longer to see Meyer and/or May in Minnesota.

Speaking of pitching, Vance Worley has a shut out going for the Pirates. Why do they always figure it out after they leave the Twins? emoticon

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sounds like a monotone voice to me sorry tk



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I agree, Carren. TK has very interesting things to share about the game, but his voice is so soft I tend to zone out a little when he's talking. I like Jack as a broadcaster too--it sounds like he'd done some broadcasting for the Blue Jays last year.

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Agreed, Bert is sort of the 'character' of the Twins broadcast, though I do think Jack Morris did a good job. I like what Tom Kelly has to say, but he needs to work on his broadcast voice - he can be a little hard to hear because he doesn't project. (Sorry, voice nerd alert! emoticon )

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thanks I miss him



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He has cut back on the amount of broadcasting he does. He didn't do every game last year and this year I think he's only doing the home games, except when they went to California (where he's from).

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anyone know what happened to bert Blyleven and why he isn't broadcasting



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Good game by the Twins last night! Correia had me worried there, but he not only got out of a jam, he settled down for the rest of the game. Not to mention he made ESPN's 'web gems'!

Hughes is up today - think the Twins can continue their winning ways against the AL East? Wouldn't that be a nice change of pace!





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Absolutely. I've seen Neshek a couple times on TV this season - he looks good! So glad he and his wife have found a way to cope with such loss.

I remember how moved I was that the A's wore a patch commemorating Gehrig during that post-season - just another example of how baseball cares for its own.

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::tear:: Glad to see him enjoying some good fortune this year.

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Monday's wasn't so pleasant, either. Well, maybe the top of the 9th...

By the way, just stumbled upon this story about MN native and former Twin Pat Neshek - thought some of you might like to read it.

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I must say it was a hard game to watch Sunday!!

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