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Article: Game Thread: Twins @ Orioles, 4/5 - 2:05pm

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#1 Brock Beauchamp

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 06:21 AM

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#2 Brock Beauchamp

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 08:44 AM

Lineups:

Twins:
Aaron Hicks CF
Joe Mauer DH
Josh Willingham LF
Justin Morneau 1B
Ryan Doumit C
Trevor Plouffe 3B
Chris Parmelee RF
Brian Dozier 2B
Eduardo Escobar SS
(Liam Hendriks P)

Orioles:
Nate McLouth LF
Manny Machado 3B
Nick Markakis RF
Adam Jones CF
Chris Davis 1B
Matt Wieters C
J.J. Hardy SS
Ryan Flaherty 2B
Nolan Reimold DH
(Jake Arrieta P)

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 09:52 AM

I was pulling for Lew Ford to make the roster.

So, let's keep on the winning track today, we've got the mo.

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 10:03 AM

Let's just hope the Twins don't make Arrieta look like an All-Star like they did in the opener last year. Good start so far, Twins. I really am pulling for Hendriks to figure it out this year. I think we have a pretty good idea of what the first three pitchers are going to give us this year, but Hendriks is the wild card in the rotation.

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 11:01 AM

Won't have to face Chen or Gonzalez, that's a good start already

#6 Ultima Ratio

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 11:15 AM

Gardy virtually running out the same, opening day lineup 4 games straight.

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 11:50 AM

Glad to see Escobar get the start. Florimon already has 2 errors. He makes some spectacular plays and blows routine ones - lack of concentration, fine instinctive play.

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 12:08 PM

Hopefully we slaughter Tillman again tomorrow. We got seven runs off him in the first inning last year, and he didn't even finish the inning.

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 12:15 PM

After the walk off... Escobar deserves the start... After the throwing yips by Florimon... He deserves a day off.

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 01:05 PM

Calling a Morneau bomb today. A good game by Escobar today and Pedro will be feeling some pressure.

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 01:07 PM

I'm calling another bomb from Plouffe.

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 01:08 PM

Sherwalter count: 1


Drink.
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Posted 05 April 2013 - 01:16 PM

Why no Fox trax this year?

#14 Brock Beauchamp

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 01:19 PM

That was a really ugly AB by Hicks.

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 01:19 PM

Arrieta with three straight 0-2 counts.

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 01:20 PM

The ump is flashing an (in)consistent zone thus far. Willingham gets a ball and then a strike on identical pitches.

#17 Ultima Ratio

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 01:20 PM

Well Arrieta looks sharp....gulp.

#18 Physics Guy

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 01:23 PM

"Watching" via Gamecast on ESPN. It looks as though Mauer put up a good battle.

#19 Ultima Ratio

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 01:25 PM

I can't remember, does Hendriks have a slider?

#20 Ultima Ratio

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 01:27 PM

I don't get it. You are given a strike call on a 2 seamer off the plate and come back with a 4 seam right down the middle. Locate.

#21 Ultima Ratio

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 01:31 PM

I can't remember, does Hendriks have a slider?


No, surely we would have seen it by now.
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#22 Ultima Ratio

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 01:34 PM

No, surely we would have seen it by now.


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#23 chavez

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 01:34 PM

Nice play by Escobar

#24 glunn

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 01:36 PM

These day games are making it hard to get my work done.

#25 Brock Beauchamp

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 01:37 PM

Protect those thumbs, Trevor!

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 01:39 PM

Listening to the Os broadcast: Blamed Plouffe for crowding the plate, that the pitch was "barely off the plate." Interesting. I saw the ball inside the batters box or on the chalk at least.

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 01:40 PM

Damn. Pretty good AB by Parmelee but then... GIDP.

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 01:47 PM

Listening to the Os broadcast: Blamed Plouffe for crowding the plate, that the pitch was "barely off the plate." Interesting. I saw the ball inside the batters box or on the chalk at least.


You mean we're not the only team with home-town announcers?;)

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 01:47 PM

I can't remember, does Hendriks have a slider?


Yes but he really shouldn't use it.

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 01:49 PM

It's a crapshoot, what this home plate ump is going to call.