Game 5 – Twins at Clevelanders 2: The Gibsoning

Kyle Gibson and the Twins take on Carlos Carrasco and the Clevelanders. Carrasco has, to this point, seemed like the type of pitcher that the Twins could have success against (a righty who doesn't strike out a ton of people and a ground ball pitcher who seems let the ball find the seats with regularity). Meanwhile, Kyle Gibson's had a rough start to his major league career, but that all ends now, I'm sure.

Your starting lineups:

Dozier, 2B
Mauer, 1B
Willingham, LF
Colabello, DH
Plouffe, 3B
Kubel, RF
Pinto, C
Hicks, CF
Florimon, SS

Morgan, CF
Swisher, 1B
Kipnis, 2B
Santana, DH
Brantly, LF
Cabrera, SS
Murphy, RF
Gomes, C
Chisenhall, 3B

Go Twins!

68 thoughts on “Game 5 – Twins at Clevelanders 2: The Gibsoning”

  1. I'm not entirely sure I'm awake. Fulham won away and the Twins have scored multiple runs in the first inning. If I play really well at Aussie Rules today this will definitely be a dream.

  2. I think I might need to take hicks back out of my lineup. No his since I put him in there.

  3. Hello, ladies and gentlemen. You all look lovely tonight.

    Looks like I missed the party.

  4. FOX announcers already bored with this game that they randomly brought in Jason Giambi for a chat.

  5. I just looked at and I am assuming the "5" by MIN is a typo by the Gameday staff.

  6. David Murphy wearing glasses makes him look like Squints from the movie The Sandlot

  7. Ace Hardware's Tool finally gets a cameo on the Fox after Francona's 100th.

    1K wins today for Gardy if we don't have a crain-wreck.

  8. Carbo-load prior to tomorrow's half-marathon: wheat spaghetti, home-made meatballs*, and crusty bread.

    *-ground lamb, crumbled feta cheese, chopped green olives, chopped parsley, eggs, chopped onion, herbs d'provence, salt/pepper.

    1. Don't see the point. Third time through the order, it's the 3-4-5 hitters, and he hasn't had a great start.

      1. Agreed.
        But maybe the thinking is with a young pitcher in the groove (8 of the prior 9 batters were retired), try to stretch him out a bit .

    1. I only caught the first few minutes of the TV broadcast, but Brennaman had already called Gardy "Gardenhower", Colabello "Corabello", and Dozier "Dozer". I realize anyone can make a mistake, but three in the space of a few minutes tells me that he did not prepare to broadcast the game.

  9. Colabello ALMOST hits a donger

    He is a more powerful version of Mike Redmond. Everything to right field.

    1. Indians broadcast refers to Mauer as "a station to station runner" -- really? Dude's one of the best baserunners in baseball* Still, not sure why he didn't score on that.

      *maybe not the fastest, but certainly no "station to station runner"

      1. Yeah, I didnt get that comment. Colabello's ball was crushed and bounced perfectly back to the OFer. Maybe Hicks gets homes on that, but not a lot of other players.

        1. Yeah, none of these broadcasters seemed to notice that Colabello only got a single on that too.

    1. He needs a trimmer, that's all. Turn that scrub into a Van Dyke, or a Di Nero Deer Hunter.

      1. Yeah, a nicely groomed beard would be fine, but he's not going to be able to go all Brian Wilson.

  10. Saturday night in Cleveland -- not exactly a great place to celebrate. Maybe Gardy can find a nice bowling alley.

      1. True. I also had one of the best pulled Pork sandwhiches I've ever had drinking some of that beer at
        Great Lakes.

    1. Sobakawa pillow and the remote - infinite possibilities (I'm guessing knife, sword, or coin infomercial channels).

  11. At 1000 wins, Gardy is tied with Charlie Manuel for 69th place on the all time Manager Wins list. If he finishes out the season, he should jump to 51st place, which is currently held by Frank Robinson (1065)

    It might take two to three seasons to pass Tom Kelly (1140)

Comments are closed.