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Brock Beauchamp
04-03-2013, 07:17 AM
Lineups:

Tigers:
Austin Jackson CF
Torii Hunter RF
Miguel Cabrera 3B
Prince Fielder 1B
Victor Martinez DH
Andy Dirks LF
Jhonny Peralta SS
Alex Avila C
Omar Infante 2B
(Anibal Sanchez P)

Twins:
Aaron Hicks CF
Joe Mauer C
Josh Willingham LF
Justin Morneau 1B
Ryan Doumit DH
Trevor Plouffe 3B
Chris Parmelee RF
Brian Dozier 2B
Pedro Florimon SS
(Kevin Correia P)

snepp
04-03-2013, 07:17 AM
Smells like win?

Brock Beauchamp
04-03-2013, 07:19 AM
Well, the Twins are sending their slump-buster out to the mound today.

sorney
04-03-2013, 07:52 AM
Well, the Twins are sending their slump-buster out to the mound today.


:) Beauty! Love KC as the slump-buster.

Anorthagen
04-03-2013, 09:18 AM
I think the twins can win today. But I think the only way we can is if corriea gets pulled early before the tigers put up a crooked number.

edavis0308
04-03-2013, 10:43 AM
I'm sensing a football score today. 10-2 sounds about right.

Brock Beauchamp
04-03-2013, 10:45 AM
I don't agree. That implies the Twins defense will do something good, like get a safety.

James
04-03-2013, 12:19 PM
I'm just glad to see that game threads are back.

ashburyjohn
04-03-2013, 12:27 PM
:) Beauty! Love KC as the slump-buster.

In honor of KC maybe I will put up my prior Sunshine avatar when he starts, for the benefit of all the readers old enough to know the reference.

jokin
04-03-2013, 02:04 PM
I don't agree. That implies the Twins defense will do something good, like get a safety.

Who's to say eddavis didn't imply the opposite? A TD and FG for the Twins and KC gets sacked in the end zone?

Ultima Ratio
04-03-2013, 02:07 PM
Serious WHIP over/under for KC today: 1.7

ashburyjohn
04-03-2013, 02:10 PM
Same lineup as Game 1, right? Looks like Gardy wants to go with a set middle infield, rather than by committee. Maybe he'll do a platoon split versus lefties?

snepp
04-03-2013, 02:11 PM
Who's to say eddavis didn't imply the opposite? A TD and FG for the Twins and KC gets sacked in the end zone?

I knew you were an optimist. ;)

jokin
04-03-2013, 02:14 PM
I knew you were an optimist. ;)

Just getting in the spirit of things today as role reversals are running rampant

Brock Beauchamp
04-03-2013, 02:58 PM
Who's to say eddavis didn't imply the opposite? A TD and FG for the Twins and KC gets sacked in the end zone?

Now you're implying that the Twins defense will do something really good. Madness. Cats and dogs, living together.

Brock Beauchamp
04-03-2013, 03:03 PM
Kevin Correia's arm was just described as "fresh".

Well, that's one way to put it, I suppose.

snepp
04-03-2013, 03:04 PM
I can barely contain my excitement over the pregame sugarcoating about to be directed at today's starter.

snepp
04-03-2013, 03:05 PM
Kevin Correia's arm was just described as "fresh".

Maybe he's been reading TwinsDaily......and receiving Pseudo's ads.

amjgt
04-03-2013, 03:08 PM
In honor of Worley's "first clean inning" prognostication, when do we get our first HR?

I'll say:
4/4/13 - Inning 7

snepp
04-03-2013, 03:12 PM
Off to a great start.

Brock Beauchamp
04-03-2013, 03:12 PM
I've tried to be positive about this team in recent weeks but Jesus, 9+ innings in and I already hate these guys.

snepp
04-03-2013, 03:14 PM
I've tried to be positive about this team in recent weeks but Jesus, 9+ innings in and I already hate these guys.

I can't tell if you're talking about the team, or Dickbert.



Or both.

Westgaard66
04-03-2013, 03:15 PM
good 1st inning by KC

Tcrose3636
04-03-2013, 03:15 PM
Cy Correia

snepp
04-03-2013, 03:16 PM
*speechless*

USAFChief
04-03-2013, 03:16 PM
In honor of KC maybe I will put up my prior Sunshine avatar when he starts, for the benefit of all the readers old enough to know the reference. That's the way (uh-huh uh-huh) I like it.

glunn
04-03-2013, 03:18 PM
Correia did good -- now let's score a lot of runs on Sanchez.

snepp
04-03-2013, 03:18 PM
So stop watching, stop writing and stop caring?

a lot of the negativity on this board sucks and it it tends to detract from its appeal.

Or we could grossly overreact to a few one-liner quips in a game thread.

Ultima Ratio
04-03-2013, 03:21 PM
Hicks for ROY!!!!

Brad Swanson
04-03-2013, 03:21 PM
Hicks has a great eye. He and Mauer at the top of the order could really run up pitch counts.

Ultima Ratio
04-03-2013, 03:21 PM
((optimism))

USAFChief
04-03-2013, 03:22 PM
Hicks on pace for 162 walks this year.

snepp
04-03-2013, 03:22 PM
I'm a fan of leadoff walks.




Roll one over Joe! (obligatory negative comment)

Brock Beauchamp
04-03-2013, 03:28 PM
Roll one over Joe! (obligatory negative comment)

Still debating internally whether that is more or less negative than "Roll me over Joe!"

USAFChief
04-03-2013, 03:30 PM
Still debating internally whether that is more or less negative than "Roll me over Joe!" Punch line to an old joke: "Roll 'er over, Luke!"

snepp
04-03-2013, 03:30 PM
Still debating internally whether that is more or less negative than "Roll me over Joe!"

We have children reading this site!

Brock Beauchamp
04-03-2013, 03:31 PM
We have children reading this site!

And if they're mature enough to get that, good on them.

(insert gratuitous alcohol reference here)

Brock Beauchamp
04-03-2013, 03:32 PM
Meh. At least the Twins are consistently showing decent patience. That's somethin'.

USAFChief
04-03-2013, 03:32 PM
RBI are meaningless.

Ultima Ratio
04-03-2013, 03:32 PM
Doumit has not SPEED ergo he bats 5th and won't beat out a throw....ever.

Brock Beauchamp
04-03-2013, 03:33 PM
RBI are meaningless.

Not meaningless, they're just useless as an indicator of performance.

big dog
04-03-2013, 03:34 PM
Happy to see KC "Get Down Tonight" get through the first. Tough four hitters- 3 outs on 11 pitches. Twins patience in the first was good, too, even if so far unrewarded.

Ultima Ratio
04-03-2013, 03:36 PM
If Hick would have been looking in during his fake steel, we'd have a run on the board.

Ultima Ratio
04-03-2013, 03:37 PM
KC for the complete game at 80 pitches thrown!?!?

big dog
04-03-2013, 03:37 PM
KC getting down tonight through 2- 18 pitches. He's a gamer. He gets after it!

mcrow
04-03-2013, 03:37 PM
Correia looking solid so far.

USAFChief
04-03-2013, 03:38 PM
KC on pace for a 0.00 ERA for the season.

Brock Beauchamp
04-03-2013, 03:39 PM
I don't have much in the way of expectations as Correia goes through lineups a second or third time but so far, he has looked really good out there.

USAFChief
04-03-2013, 03:45 PM
Anibel Sanchez on pace for 35 no-hitters this year. //I'm going to catch Snepp in post count, just in this thread.//

snepp
04-03-2013, 03:51 PM
Yeesh, Dickbert would have you believe that Philly has 250 foot fences.

mike wants wins
04-03-2013, 03:51 PM
In the spirit of teh CBSSports MLB power rankings article today, I'll just say that KC is clearly the best FA signing ever, and we were all (mostly all) wrong.....

snepp
04-03-2013, 03:52 PM
I'm going to catch Snepp in post count, just in this thread.//

3658

GCTF
04-03-2013, 03:54 PM
Just tuning in. How does Detroit still have 0?

snepp
04-03-2013, 03:56 PM
Just tuning in. How does Detroit still have 0?

Accounting error?

USAFChief
04-03-2013, 03:56 PM
Yeesh, Dickbert would have you believe that Philly has 250 foot fences.
Yeah, idiots. Even the green monster isn't that tall.

USAFChief
04-03-2013, 03:57 PM
RBI are meani....useless.

snepp
04-03-2013, 04:06 PM
Joe swings at a first pitch.


Drink.

GCTF
04-03-2013, 04:09 PM
This is fantastic, if you enjoy watching no hitters.

tcarlic
04-03-2013, 04:11 PM
Korea hasn't look to bad so far (knock on wood); however I can't see how the boys are not hitting Sanchez... This dude sucks.

big dog
04-03-2013, 04:14 PM
KC through 4, 1 run on under 60 pitches. Who had that in the pool?

GCTF
04-03-2013, 04:14 PM
Best. FA. Signing. Ever.

GCTF
04-03-2013, 04:15 PM
KC through 4, 1 run on under 60 pitches. Who had that in the pool?

Right here. I always knew whatshisface could get it done.

USAFChief
04-03-2013, 04:18 PM
KC makin' me do a little dance.

USAFChief
04-03-2013, 04:22 PM
To quote a favorite of all of us: "You can cancel the press conference."

big dog
04-03-2013, 04:23 PM
That's cancel the post-game show...

USAFChief
04-03-2013, 04:24 PM
Sid Hartman tweet: "Rick Paterno new Gophers BB coach."

USAFChief
04-03-2013, 04:25 PM
Kick that ball down the RF line, Trevor. Sheesh, get your head in the game!

GCTF
04-03-2013, 04:28 PM
Parmelee, with a page out of the Brendan Harris handbook.

PseudoSABR
04-03-2013, 04:28 PM
Ugh. Doumit/Plouffe/Parm looked awful.

Willihammer
04-03-2013, 04:31 PM
Korea
http://i.imgur.com/PhG6wkb.jpg

Hm?

USAFChief
04-03-2013, 04:36 PM
http://i.imgur.com/PhG6wkb.jpg

Hm?

The pressures of leadership are aging the youngest Kim quite rapidly.

big dog
04-03-2013, 04:36 PM
Two really nice throws there by Parmalee, on Hunter's hit and then gunning him out at third. Swing the bats, boys.

USAFChief
04-03-2013, 04:37 PM
Sid Hartman tweet: "Rick Paterno new Gophers BB coach." This should have gotten multiple "likes" by now. Some of my best work, and it's gone unrewarded. sigh.

LaBombo
04-03-2013, 04:39 PM
This should have gotten multiple "likes" by now. Some of my best work, and it's gone unrewarded. sigh.

Happy now?

GCTF
04-03-2013, 04:41 PM
This should have gotten multiple "likes" by now. Some of my best work, and it's gone unrewarded. sigh.

I hate basketball but, if you want, I could go back and give you a pity "like".

USAFChief
04-03-2013, 04:42 PM
Discuss: Should Floor-ee-moan be in the three hole, or hitting cleanup?

zenser
04-03-2013, 04:44 PM
Looks like it is a late arriving crowd today. Wonder what the actual attendance is?
3659

Ultima Ratio
04-03-2013, 04:46 PM
Joe Mauer hits too many fly ball outs.

GCTF
04-03-2013, 04:46 PM
Discuss: Should Floor-ee-moan be in the three hole, or hitting cleanup?

Cleanup so he can get teh are-bee-eyes.

big dog
04-03-2013, 04:47 PM
The White Sox radio reporter was estimating attendance at the game in Chicago today at around 5,000.

snepp
04-03-2013, 04:47 PM
Discuss: Should Floor-ee-moan be in the three hole, or hitting cleanup?

You don't put that kind of SPEED! in the middle of the order.

GCTF
04-03-2013, 04:53 PM
Small sample size analysis of Hicks' fielding thus far...does not smile enough.

jokin
04-03-2013, 04:57 PM
Looks like it is a late arriving crowd today. Wonder what the actual attendance is?
3659

No fair sneaking in old photos from the Met.

amjgt
04-03-2013, 04:58 PM
Quality Starts:

Det - 0
MN - 2

We're comin'!!!!!

(yes, I know that's a jinx if they don't pull KC)

IdahoPilgrim
04-03-2013, 05:04 PM
Just got in and put the game on - haven't had time to review the thread - can anybody give a quick, short summary - have I missed anything big?

GCTF
04-03-2013, 05:05 PM
The offense is fine!

glunn
04-03-2013, 05:05 PM
The offense is fine!

What offense?

GCTF
04-03-2013, 05:05 PM
Just got in and put the game on - haven't had time to review the thread - can anybody give a quick, short summary - have I missed anything big?

Besides the three triple plays you didn't miss much.

LaBombo
04-03-2013, 05:08 PM
Small sample size analysis of Hicks' fielding thus far...does not smile enough.

What happened on the shallow single in the first? The white dot landed between the two yellow dots on gamecast, but that doesn't tell me much.

Also, which reliever is in? Gamecast says Sunshine Band is still in, but that can't be right.

USAFChief
04-03-2013, 05:08 PM
What happened on the shallow single in the first? The white dot landed between the two yellow dots on gamecast, but that doesn't tell me much. Should probably have been caught. A popup that was in the air a long time, landed just beyond Floor-ee-moan's reach in shallow center. According to Dickbert, Hicks broke back initially. And KC is still shakin' his bootie.

GCTF
04-03-2013, 05:12 PM
And KC is still shakin' his bootie.

He'll have to if he keeps giving shots like that right back up the middle.

glunn
04-03-2013, 05:14 PM
So is Correia a lot better than many people thought, or just lucky today?

IdahoPilgrim
04-03-2013, 05:16 PM
Well, after 1.7 games, the season is shaking out exactly like it was supposed to. Solid starting pitching being undone by an anemic offense. Wait...

jokin
04-03-2013, 05:16 PM
So is Correia a lot better than many people thought, or just lucky today?

Yes.

The man is a walking bend-but-not-break machine out there. How long will this cold weather last? I think that's his ally today.

LaBombo
04-03-2013, 05:16 PM
Should probably have been caught. A popup that was in the air a long time, landed just beyond Floor-ee-moan's reach in shallow center. According to Dickbert, Hicks broke back initially. And KC is still shakin' his bootie.

Ahh. Thanks. Just glad the yellow dots didn't get injured in a collision. And thanks for going with the phonetic spelling on Florrie, it's really helping me Get to Know 'im.

Ultima Ratio
04-03-2013, 05:18 PM
So is Correia a lot better than many people thought, or just lucky today?

You're not serious are you, after one start? Neither, just in case.

USAFChief
04-03-2013, 05:19 PM
I'm likin' what Parm brings to the bottom of the lineup so far.

Ultima Ratio
04-03-2013, 05:20 PM
Look to exploit the wear on Detroit's bullpen from these first two games tomorrow.



(sarcasm - just in case)

LaBombo
04-03-2013, 05:21 PM
Plouffe draws a walk. Can an unscheduled appearance by Halley's Comet be far behind?

GCTF
04-03-2013, 05:24 PM
I'm likin' what Parm brings to the bottom of the lineup so far.

There will probably be a "call up Arcia" thread by Friday.

LaBombo
04-03-2013, 05:26 PM
Please tell me the team's hottest hitter didn't just get pinch hit for...

PseudoSABR
04-03-2013, 05:27 PM
Wow, we scored.

GCTF
04-03-2013, 05:27 PM
On the board.

Brock Beauchamp
04-03-2013, 05:27 PM
How many times can Bert talk about yesterday's game that wasn't played?

Also: Ramirez!

GCTF
04-03-2013, 05:28 PM
Please tell me the team's hottest hitter didn't just get pinch hit for...

You don't question the Gardy.

Willihammer
04-03-2013, 05:28 PM
This should have gotten multiple "likes" by now. Some of my best work, and it's gone unrewarded. sigh.

So what you're saying is, the Gophers have a basketball team?

GCTF
04-03-2013, 05:30 PM
Hicks WTF?

Brock Beauchamp
04-03-2013, 05:31 PM
Hicks is exactly what we expected... Good eye, bad contact.

LaBombo
04-03-2013, 05:31 PM
Hicks WTF?

How dare the kid from AA not get a clutch hit!!! J/k.

jokin
04-03-2013, 05:33 PM
Hicks WTF?

Joe Benson and Clete Thomas yell in unison: "I coulda done that!"

GCTF
04-03-2013, 05:34 PM
How many times can Bert talk about yesterday's game that wasn't played?

Also: Ramirez!

In fairness to Bert, he probably got hammered after the game on Monday and only woke up this morning.

Halsey Hall
04-03-2013, 05:38 PM
So who gets off the goose egg first, Parmalee, Dozier or Hicks?

LaBombo
04-03-2013, 05:40 PM
Hicks is exactly what we expected... Good eye, bad contact.

Now he just needs to add the home run to his three true outcomes arsenal.

Physics Guy
04-03-2013, 05:40 PM
The guy that started for the Twins today is clearly worth 2yrs/$10M. The question is how often do we get to see that pitcher this year?

glunn
04-03-2013, 05:41 PM
So who gets off the goose egg first, Parmalee, Dozier or Hicks?

If you count walks, they have all exceeded a goose egg already.

ashburyjohn
04-03-2013, 05:43 PM
So is Correia a lot better than many people thought, or just lucky today?

He's better than his numbers.

Physics Guy
04-03-2013, 05:43 PM
Talking to coworker today and he was commenting how bad Arencibia looks behind the plate for Toronto. Listening to Gladden in the car he says, "Arencibia's glove is on the DL..." I got a good chuckle out of that one.

ashburyjohn
04-03-2013, 05:49 PM
The guy that started for the Twins today is clearly worth 2yrs/$10M. The question is how often do we get to see that pitcher this year?

The guy that gives you 32 games of 1.14 WHIP and 2.57 ERA across 224 innings gets about $20M a year, so the math says we see that pitcher 1 game in 4.

jay
04-03-2013, 05:57 PM
Anyone warming up in the Detroit pen?

LaBombo
04-03-2013, 05:57 PM
Good luck with that whole Phil Coke closer idea, Leyland. "Pay no attention to the 200 point OPS platoon split behind the curtain!!!"

Physics Guy
04-03-2013, 05:59 PM
The guy that gives you 32 games of 1.14 WHIP and 2.57 ERA across 224 innings gets about $20M a year, so the math says we see that pitcher 1 game in 4.

Unfortunately, you are probably correct.

LaBombo
04-03-2013, 05:59 PM
Anyone warming up in the Detroit pen?

It's Coke. Apparently the closer by committee has only one committee member.

The good news for the Twins is that he's coughed up an .830 OPS to righties over the past 3 years, and we've got two coming up.

ashburyjohn
04-03-2013, 06:04 PM
So far, the bench seems to be working the way Gardy drew it up. Wilkin has batted twice for Florimon and gotten a hit once, and now Mastro got to second as the pinch runner for Hammer. Hasn't resulted in any wins (yet) but it's refreshing to be able to enjoy the moves.

GCTF
04-03-2013, 06:04 PM
Now we're gonna see some managin'.

glunn
04-03-2013, 06:04 PM
OK, let's get those rally caps on. The Twins could really use a win today.

Physics Guy
04-03-2013, 06:05 PM
Two walks for Plouffie!

jay
04-03-2013, 06:05 PM
Pinch running for our stolen base leader?! Maybe they won't see lil' Jamey out there...

kydoty
04-03-2013, 06:07 PM
Did I hear that right? 22,983 is the attendance today?

Ultima Ratio
04-03-2013, 06:07 PM
weird. Is Carroll really a much better baserunner than Plouffe? Huh?

Madisonsdad
04-03-2013, 06:08 PM
OK, let's get those rally caps on. The Twins could really use a win today.

Something tells me you'll be saying that a lot this year.

Brock Beauchamp
04-03-2013, 06:09 PM
Why is Carroll in this game? He can't be that much faster...

PseudoSABR
04-03-2013, 06:10 PM
weird. Is Carroll really a much better baserunner than Plouffe? Huh?Right.

Why wouldn't you save Carroll to potentially pinch hit for Escobar?

Brock Beauchamp
04-03-2013, 06:11 PM
Whew. Without Carroll in there, Plouffe would only be standing on third base right now.

Ultima Ratio
04-03-2013, 06:11 PM
Now is where you should have Carroll pinch hit for Escobar!!!

Brock Beauchamp
04-03-2013, 06:11 PM
What the ****>!>!>!>!

GCTF
04-03-2013, 06:12 PM
Lulz...victory!

Ultima Ratio
04-03-2013, 06:12 PM
I take that back. Go TWINS!!!

snepp
04-03-2013, 06:12 PM
I just crapped myself.

Brock Beauchamp
04-03-2013, 06:12 PM
What the ***?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?

Brock Beauchamp
04-03-2013, 06:12 PM
SERIOUSLY. WHAT THE--

*drops dead*

Riverbrian
04-03-2013, 06:12 PM
How did that ball drop... Escobar did the job. Twins win

PseudoSABR
04-03-2013, 06:12 PM
Right.

Why wouldn't you save Carroll to potentially pinch hit for Escobar?
I am thestupid. I apologize.

notoriousgod71
04-03-2013, 06:12 PM
Hahahahahahahha, maybe the worm has turned.

Just horrendous outfield defense on that ball.

USAFChief
04-03-2013, 06:12 PM
Now is where you should have Carroll pinch hit for Escobar!!! Gardy laughs at such nonsense!

jay
04-03-2013, 06:12 PM
Did that just happen?

Riverbrian
04-03-2013, 06:13 PM
Escobar... Start him Tomorrow.

LaBombo
04-03-2013, 06:13 PM
And Coke gets his butt kicked by two of the lightest-hitting middle infielders in baseball. But platoon splits are still for cybermetric dweebs who got a wedgie every day in school...

Jocko87
04-03-2013, 06:13 PM
Did Dick just say one of the biggest hits in the history of the ballpark?

Brock Beauchamp
04-03-2013, 06:13 PM
Epic lulz and for once, the laughter isn't directed at the Twins.

Danchat
04-03-2013, 06:14 PM
Eduardo Escobar! He sure got lucky.

notoriousgod71
04-03-2013, 06:14 PM
This interview is awesome! Someone youtube this next to Telly and Gomez!

GCTF
04-03-2013, 06:14 PM
Escobar interview < Carlos Gomez interview.

IdahoPilgrim
04-03-2013, 06:15 PM
Hey - the Detroit Tigers have learned to play "Twins Baseball"!

jay
04-03-2013, 06:15 PM
And Coke gets his butt kicked by two of the lightest-hitting middle infielders in baseball. But platoon splits are still for cybermetric dweebs who got a wedgie every day in school...

You're such a geek.

notoriousgod71
04-03-2013, 06:15 PM
Did Dick just say one of the biggest hits in the history of the ballpark?

Other than a couple Thome hits I can't really think of any big hits here.

PseudoSABR
04-03-2013, 06:15 PM
Eduardo Escobar! He sure got lucky.
It gets the run home regardless. He certainly did his job.

USAFChief
04-03-2013, 06:16 PM
Just for a second I was sure that ball would bounce over the fence and Dozier would get sent back to third. Yet another piece of good fortune. The Twins are due for some. We win! We win!

glunn
04-03-2013, 06:16 PM
This is a good day for the Twins, and hopefully a good omen for the balance of the season.

It was fun sharing this victory with you my friends!

jay
04-03-2013, 06:16 PM
Early momentum. WE'RE cominnnnnnnnnnn'!

notoriousgod71
04-03-2013, 06:16 PM
Escobar interview < Carlos Gomez interview.

My opinion on this team completely changed following that interview. These guys are awesome!

USAFChief
04-03-2013, 06:18 PM
Escobar on pace for 162 Ribeyes!

Riverbrian
04-03-2013, 06:20 PM
That ending is so... Baseball... How can u not love this game.

Corriea... Escobar... Ramirez... Thumbs up...

Mauer... Morneau... Willingham... Doumit... Nothin...

Just the way you draw it up.

SpiritofVodkaDave
04-03-2013, 06:20 PM
Didn't see the game, how did Correia look? Can't complain with 2 runs over 7 IP, we all hate the contract but who knows, if he can eat some innings and have a somewhat respectable ERA maybe he can be a solid #5 guy for us over the next two years. (Or be tradeable)

Top Gun
04-03-2013, 06:22 PM
Twins win! May there be many more.

crarko
04-03-2013, 06:22 PM
This is why we watch baseball. :)

twinsfaninsaudi
04-03-2013, 06:23 PM
Player of the game: Kevin Correia!!

big dog
04-03-2013, 06:24 PM
Great win! Daughter and I screaming with Victory Joy! The Tiggers threw two starters who each are probably making more $$ than our entire starting rotation. Very glad to take a game.

glunn
04-03-2013, 06:24 PM
Player of the game: Kevin Correia!!

Too bad he did not get the win.

ashburyjohn
04-03-2013, 06:25 PM
Comment on the ESPN site, apparently advice to Leyland: Don't Do Coke.

COtwin
04-03-2013, 06:26 PM
Nice Win. Pleased with Kevin's first outing, seems to be exactly as advertised. The defense stood up behind him except for one or two, minimized damage. Great to see the bench pull through for us.

Riverbrian
04-03-2013, 06:26 PM
Didn't see the game, how did Correia look? Can't complain with 2 runs over 7 IP, we all hate the contract but who knows, if he can eat some innings and have a somewhat respectable ERA maybe he can be a solid #5 guy for us over the next two years. (Or be tradeable)

Correia was great... The Tigers strung a couple of weak singles together for the runs. Nobody tagged him over 7 innings.

LaBombo
04-03-2013, 06:26 PM
You're such a geek.

Yup. With the Snorg t-shirts, Star Wars action figure collection, and wedgie scars to prove it...

stringer bell
04-03-2013, 06:41 PM
Two games in frigid Target Field. No one has come close to hitting one over the fence (Escobar's was probably the closest) and not much solid contact has been made by anyone. It is deadball-era ball and small mistakes are magnified.

Correia and Worley have looked okay, but the hitters have been poor. I think I'll believe the weather has a lot to do with both situations.

jokin
04-03-2013, 06:41 PM
Comment on the ESPN site, apparently advice to Leyland: Don't Do Coke.

Valverde, I believe, is still available...

jokin
04-03-2013, 06:42 PM
Two games in frigid Target Field. No one has come close to hitting one over the fence (Escobar's was probably the closest) and not much solid contact has been made by anyone. It is deadball-era ball and small mistakes are magnified.

Correia and Worley have looked okay, but the hitters have been poor. I think I'll believe the weather has a lot to do with both situations.

Yup, save Correia for April and September

glunn
04-03-2013, 07:08 PM
According to CBS Sportsline (http://www.cbssports.com/mlb/gametracker/recap/MLB_20130403_DET@MIN) --

The announced attendance was 22,963, the smallest crowd in terms of tickets sold since Target Field opened in 2010.

Let's hope that this is the lowest attendance for this season -- a lot of people missed the opportunity to see a great win.

Twinsoholic
04-03-2013, 07:15 PM
I agree that Correa is the player of the game, but one guy who deserves mention as offensive player of the last couple of innings is Trevor Plouffe who drew two walks--he scored on one and Carroll scored on the other. Also, you got to love being able to pinch hit Wilkin Ramirez. He was a beast in spring training, and he's going to get a lot of pinch hitting opportunities.

Now, about Correa. 7 innnings is outstanding, and Burton and Perkins looked awesome. On to face the Orioles now.

glunn
04-03-2013, 07:19 PM
I agree that Correa is the player of the game, but one guy who deserves mention as offensive player of the last couple of innings is Trevor Plouffe who drew two walks--he scored on one and Carroll scored on the other. Also, you got to love being able to pinch hit Wilkin Ramirez. He was a beast in spring training, and he's going to get a lot of pinch hitting opportunities.

Now, about Correa. 7 innnings is outstanding, and Burton and Perkins looked awesome. On to face the Orioles now.

I think that there is one more game with the Tigers before facing the Orioles.

Brock Beauchamp
04-03-2013, 07:20 PM
On to face the Orioles now.

Bert, is that you?

Twinsoholic
04-03-2013, 07:22 PM
I'm excited for the Twins to play the Orioles I guess. So, one more against the Tigers. Gardy's guys need to extend the momentum and win the first series of the season against Leyland's club.

stringer bell
04-03-2013, 07:31 PM
Did Dick just say one of the biggest hits in the history of the ballpark?Seems pretty preposterous, but the Twins had precious few walk-off hits in their first three years at Target Field. Thome and the Hammer each had a walk-off homer, I remember gamewinners from Span and Delmon, but really not much in more than three years.

cmathewson
04-03-2013, 07:49 PM
Didn't see the game, how did Correia look? Can't complain with 2 runs over 7 IP, we all hate the contract but who knows, if he can eat some innings and have a somewhat respectable ERA maybe he can be a solid #5 guy for us over the next two years. (Or be tradeable)

Two sharp hits all game. The Jackson BB was on the 11th pitch, after he got ahead 0-2. Both Hunter's hits were inside-out singles, as was Cabrera's second RBI. Cab's first was a bleeder through the hole. He was ahead all day and just hitting his spots most of the time. 96 pitches, 7 innings of work. It was way better than I expected, of course.

Brock Beauchamp
04-03-2013, 08:07 PM
Two sharp hits all game. The Jackson BB was on the 11th pitch, after he got ahead 0-2. Both Hunter's hits were inside-out singles, as was Cabrera's second RBI. Cab's first was a bleeder through the hole. He was ahead all day and just hitting his spots most of the time. 96 pitches, 7 innings of work. It was way better than I expected, of course.

Yeah, absolutely no complaints can be made about Correia's start. It was very solid.

glunn
04-03-2013, 08:25 PM
I'm excited for the Twins to play the Orioles I guess. So, one more against the Tigers. Gardy's guys need to extend the momentum and win the first series of the season against Leyland's club.

Amen, Rookie.

spycake
04-03-2013, 08:31 PM
Offense has definitely been suppressed these first two games, probably due in no small part to the cold and wind. Escobar's hit was easily the longest of the day, I think. A little hard to judge pitchers under these circumstances, but they got the job done.

ChiTownTwinsFan
04-03-2013, 08:33 PM
According to CBS Sportsline (http://www.cbssports.com/mlb/gametracker/recap/MLB_20130403_DET@MIN) --

The announced attendance was 22,963, the smallest crowd in terms of tickets sold since Target Field opened in 2010.

Let's hope that this is the lowest attendance for this season -- a lot of people missed the opportunity to see a great win.

heh ... the White Sox had 5000something today.

mcrow
04-03-2013, 08:59 PM
Gotta like the way the Twins have played the first two games. Pitching has been solid, hitting not so much but hard to look good VS Verlander.

Ultima Ratio
04-03-2013, 09:23 PM
Will we see the obligatory get away/get some reps roster tomorrow? I'd bet Doumit catches, Mauer DH, Carroll and Escobar starting and perhaps Mastro for Parm if no longer injured.

COtwin
04-03-2013, 09:24 PM
So this is obviously a small sample size, but looking at Correia v Sanchez, I was very pleased. Sanchez definitely has the ability to miss bats, but Correia was very efficient. 5/80 or 2/10. I gotta admit I thought we missed out on Sanchez, but maybe Terry is right. Of course Gray didn't look to bad in his first couple of appearances last year so maybe I should just enjoy the fact that we won an enjoyable game. Damn it's nice to have baseball coupled with hope again.

COtwin
04-03-2013, 09:27 PM
Will we see the obligatory get away/get some reps roster tomorrow? I'd bet Doumit catches, Mauer DH, Carroll and Escobar starting and perhaps Mastro for Parm if no longer injured.


I hope not. I feel like Gardy does makes those drastic roster changes, instead of just resting one, to often. We need to get back to winning series. I don't see how he could justify essentially bailing on the first series of the year, and a home one at that.

PseudoSABR
04-04-2013, 12:56 AM
Will we see the obligatory get away/get some reps roster tomorrow? I'd bet Doumit catches, Mauer DH, Carroll and Escobar starting and perhaps Mastro for Parm if no longer injured.I was thinking something like that too, but maybe we see more starters because it's an opening series. The next off game is next Thursday, but there's two day games Sunday and Monday, so they might wait to rest Mauer and others until one of those games...

Riverbrian
04-04-2013, 01:09 AM
Escobar at SS would be my guess. Doumit and Mauer may flip flop positions.

We shall see in a few hours.

Don't Feed the Greed Guy
04-04-2013, 07:20 AM
Speaking of small sample size: stealing games like this will make the difference this year. The Twins of 2011 & 12 lose this game. I don't think it's unreasonable to believe that this team could go .500, not much more, if they win 10 to 15 more games like this, over last year. One more reason for optimism? The top of the order has to warm up sometime. I predict a 7-5 score today. I hope we have the bigger number.

ashburyjohn
04-04-2013, 02:29 PM
Gardy's guys need to extend the momentum and win the first series of the season against Leyland's club.

If the team can just win every series I predict they'll have a solid year.