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Happy Birthday–August 14

Due to personal time constraints, this is a reprint from last year which has not been updated.  That means there is no biography for Jeremy Hazelbaker.  Sorry about that, Jeremy.  We'll try to catch you next year.

Paul Dean (1912)
Earl Weaver (1930)
Joel Horlen (1937)
Bert Cueto (1937)
Mark Fidrych (1954)
Don Carman (1959)
Mark Gubicza (1962)
Mike Cook (1963)
Mark Loretta (1971)
Juan Pierre (1977)
Clay Buchholz (1984)
Jeremy Hazelbaker (1987)
Tim Tebow (1987)

Earl Weaver was the long-time manager of the Baltimore Orioles.

Mark Gubicza was an analyst on for FSN on pre-game and post-game shows in 2004.

We would also like to wish a very happy birthday to sean's son.

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Where They Stand

Minnesota is 53-61, in second place in the AL Central, eleven games behind Cleveland.  The Twins are 5-5 in their last ten games.

Rochester is 52-63, in fifth place in the IL North, seventeen games behind Lehigh Valley.  The Red Wings are 5-5 in their last ten games.

Chattanooga is 56-59, 20-26 in the second half.  They are in fifth place in the SL North, 6.5 games behind Montgomery.  The Lookouts are 6-4 in their last ten games.

Fort Myers is 56-59, 28-19 in the second half.  They are in second place in the FSL South, 1.5 games behind Charlotte.  They are 8-2 in their last ten games.

Cedar Rapids is 62-54, 30-17 in the second half.  They are in first place in the ML Western, leading Peoria by a game.  They are 4-6 in their last ten games.

Elizabethton is 27-18, in first place in the AL West, leading Kingsport by four games.  They are 5-5 in their last ten games.

The GCL Twins are 25-19, in second place in the GCL South, two games behind the Red Sox.  They are 5-5 in their last ten games.

The DSL Twins are 40-19, in second place in the DSL South, one game behind the DSL Cardinals Blue.  They are 6-4 in their last ten games.

Game 112 Twins v. Clevelanders

10. Number of games the Twins find themselves behind Cleveland? The number of runs they were outscored by last night? Tom Kelly's number? All three of course.

So the Twins in the second of a 4 game tilt against Cleveland in a lost season. Adalberto Mejia (I call him Bert) pitched well last week against the Spiders, so let's see if he can do it again. Carlos Carrasco, who pitched 7.1 scoreless innings against the Twins last week, is the opponent.

6:10p start, although it sounds like some rain may delay the game. Go Twins.

Game 108 Royals at Twins

My heart has not been into this season. Dont get me wrong, I still love baseball more than all the other sports combined, but the Twins mediocre (at best) play, Byron Buxton and Joe Mauer missing chunks of the season due to injury, and a heavy workload for me has resulted in me missing a lot of games and me not really caring that I missed the games. Perhaps in 5 years I will quit all sports and not miss it. Jake "I missed out on being traded to a good team" Odorizzi for the Twins. Some dude named "Heath Fillmyer" throws for KC.

We better not allow another Drew Butera inside the parker this series.

Game 106 — Cleveland Spiders at Minnesota Twins

Ok. Now that the trading deadline has passed and we get to see what kind of team the Twins will field for the rest of the year (or at least until the August 31 Waiver Deadline). Lance Lynn? See ya! Zach Duke? Um, I kind of remember you. Ryan Pressly and E2? Sob. Doze? We had some good times, let’s focus on those hm’k? On the addition side hello again Miguel Sano, Addison Reed, and Trevor May… and hey new comer, Tyler Austin, welcome aboard. Now go out smash some taters, would you please.

Clevelanders still playing for 2018 and they got Trevor Bauer on the mound. He’s been a workhorse for the Spiders and coming off a nice outing against the Pirates. 192 strikeouts in 147 innings means that Sano will probably be muttering to himself as he walks back to the dugout a few times tonight. Gibby on the mound and boy am I happy I can still write that.

7:10p first pitch and a good night to head out to the ballpark. The Twins could probably use a little emotional support.