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Six games is only the first step in a marathon, but the Twins have been more entertaining than I though they would be. I don't think any of the question marks have been answered, but they have managed to be in every game and managed to squeak out three one-run wins out of the first six games.

I am not getting my hopes up, but there are a lot of things that make this club worth watching. In no particular order, here are some observations I have after one week of baseball.

JJ Hardy--Is there something wrong with his arm? His throwing motion looks awkward and all of his throws looked like changeups. Also, is he that slow or was he not running out of the box on the slow roller to Florimon?

Brian Dozier--He made the perfect sacrifice bunt with runners on first and second, forcing Manny Machado to field the ball and guaranteeing the advance of both runners. Dozier's turns at second have been outstanding. He's played a tremendous second base. He needs a couple of multiple hit games to get the BA up.

Pedro Hernandez--He is lefthanded and breathing. Actually, I think he has a chance to be okay. Too many walks today, but his minor league history suggests that shouldn't be a problem. His three strikeouts in five innings is the best of the starters, I believe.

The Twins have allowed only two homers in six games. If that keeps up, they have a chance to win a lot more games. KC looks like they're swinging well, so the club will have to make a great effort to keep the HR number low.

Maybe Aaron Hicks will warm up after getting a meaningful RBI single to help win the game today.

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  1. TwinVike61's Avatar
    Agreed. This is exactly the start they needed for the fans and for themselves to show that games are played on the field and staying in games and battling their tales off can lead to some great things.
  2. Brad Swanson's Avatar
    Hardy has always thrown like that, and he has an odd swing too. He is so slow. He seems like an oddly coordinated fellow.
  3. J-Dog Dungan's Avatar
    I have been quite pleasantly surprised about the results so far this year. Could this be the Twins' turn to play the team that turns it around after a few bad years (ala the Vikings of this year)?
  4. Oldgoat_MN's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by J-Dog Dungan
    I have been quite pleasantly surprised about the results so far this year. Could this be the Twins' turn to play the team that turns it around after a few bad years (ala the Vikings of this year)?
    Sadly, no.

    That doesn't mean that they can't be more fun to watch than they were last year. Hicks, Parmelee, Plouffe, Dozier, etc., who is going to step up?

    With lowered expectations for 2013 we can look to the future and just enjoy the games.

    It's not like we're watching the Cubs.
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