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Game 72: Rangers @ Twins

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You don't mess with Texas. So the saying goes. I'm not aware Texas has a better household cleaning regimen than any other US state, but what do I know. Maybe Minnesota is the very messy one. Tidy up your s**t, Minnesotans.

Traveling backwards in time, "Scooter" was able to prevent the cataclysmic Barn Owl Uprising of 2019.
Traveling backwards in time, "Scooter" was able to prevent the cataclysmic Barn Owl Uprising of 2019.
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Time: 7:10 Central. Vegas Line: -109 TEX / MIN -101
Weather: Spectacular, Start Temp 82°
Opponent's SB Site: Lone Star Ball
TV: FSN. Radio: Is it just me or is Gladden kinda cool this year?

What old friends we could have seen! Trevor Plouffe and Juan Centeno are both in the Rangers system at AAA. Hangin' onto the dream. Because that's silly, right? Only a moron would cling to the job they've always been best at and have a hard time moving forward from when it was no longer a probable future. Yup, them two is sure some dummies! I'd never make that mistake!

If you don't remember "PLOUUUUUUFFFFE" you were never even a Twins fan. Which is fine. There are better things to be, like fans of homemade blacksmithery. When the apocalypse hits, it'll be handy to smithy some stuff. Swords, maybe. Or plowshares. I'm not sure. One of those is good. I haven't stabbed anybody in awhile and the only goldarn plant I seem able to grow is yellow squash. Yay, SQUASH. Hotdish city, coming up.

The starting pitcher for Texas today is lefty Mike Minor. He throws the customary four, and curveball is his out pitch. Digits:

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I've only been doing these little color-charts for a few years (I stole the idea from a writer on Royals Review) but one thing I have noticed is you don't have to change the colors very often. Blue and red are the primary colors of a lotta teams. Cleveland, blue and red. Texas, blue and red. Etc. Baltimore is orange, Oakland and Seattle greenish. New York and the White Sox are grey. If the Twins ever play Toronto, my chart is f***ed.

Today's Lineups

TEXAS RANGERS MINNESOTA TWINS
Shin-Soo Choo - DH Sexx Dragon - 1B
Elvis Andrus - SS Eddie Rosario - LF
Nomar Mazara - RF Brian Dozier - 2B
Adrian Beltre - 3B Robbie Grossman - DH
Rougned Odor - 2B Ehire Adrianza - SS
Ernest & Julio Gallo - LF Taylor Motter - 3B
Robinson Chirinos - C Max von Kepler - RF
Ronald Guzman - 1B Ryan LaMarre - CF
Delino DeShields Jr. - CF Bobby Wilson - C
Mike Minor - LHP Fernando Romero - RHP

One ED is back, one Beach Boy is in, so we'll see how this lineup goes Twins goes!