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#1 Brock Beauchamp

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 06:01 AM

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 07:12 AM

Lineups:

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

Royals:
Alex Gordon LF
Alcides Escobar SS
Billy Butler DH
Mike Moustakas 3B
Salvador Perez C
Eric Hosmer 1B
Jeff Francoeur RF
Lorenzo Cain CF
Chris Getz 2B
(Ervin Santana P)

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 07:12 AM

My baseball road trip continues...

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 07:17 AM

My baseball road trip continues...


I know you were there for the Baltimore series... Are you travelling to KC now?

If so, eat some barbeque. I've been dying for some good barbeque.

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 07:51 AM

RP: Thanks for doing these series previews and game threads. My guess is TD isn't paying you enough.

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 08:12 AM

I know you were there for the Baltimore series... Are you travelling to KC now?

If so, eat some barbeque. I've been dying for some good barbeque.


Yeah I will be at the game today tomorrow and wed. Then most likely to St. Louis for a game Thursday then Minnesota for the twins vs mets series, (though prob going to a wild game that sat). Hopefully the twins continue to win.

Best part is I have business folks to see in St. Louis and Minnesota so the trip ends up working out perfectly.

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 08:39 AM

Yeah I will be at the game today tomorrow and wed. Then most likely to St. Louis for a game Thursday then Minnesota for the twins vs mets series, (though prob going to a wild game that sat). Hopefully the twins continue to win.

Best part is I have business folks to see in St. Louis and Minnesota so the trip ends up working out perfectly.



Jealous.

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 08:42 AM

It is much more entertaining to read threads about upcoming series this year than it was last year.....
Lighten up Francis....

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 09:12 AM

I know you were there for the Baltimore series... Are you travelling to KC now?

If so, eat some barbeque. I've been dying for some good barbeque.


From the best seafood city in America, to the best BBQ city in America. I'm jealous.

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 09:22 AM

Best seafood city in America is Seattle sir! Which I get to spend a few weeks in this summer ;)

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 09:25 AM

Best seafood city in America is Seattle sir! Which I get to spend a few weeks in this summer ;)

If you didn't jump on that, I would have. No way does East Coast seafood compare to West Coast! I'm from Alaska, so a little bias here...
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Posted 08 April 2013 - 10:01 AM

Don't have to face Shields, that's a good start already!

#13 Brock Beauchamp

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 10:04 AM

Don't have to face Shields, that's a good start already!


Yeah, dodging a bit of a bullet there. Hopefully the Twins can continue to win against mediocre pitching before facing some of the aces of the AL.

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 10:10 AM

No matter what happens, we will always have those heady days of early April.

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 10:20 AM

Have to love early April numbers.
Miguel Tejada and Eduardo Escobar are the team BA leaders coming into this series!
(Yes, I know neither has enough PA's to qualify)

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 10:50 AM

Have to love early April numbers.
Miguel Tejada and Eduardo Escobar are the team BA leaders coming into this series!
(Yes, I know neither has enough PA's to qualify)


With the way Gardy has used the bench, Escobar+Florimon+Ramirez together amount to a starting "shortstopinchitter" that does have very admirable stats to start the season, even if you take out the one start in the outfield.

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 11:00 AM

Yeah I will be at the game today tomorrow and wed. Then most likely to St. Louis for a game Thursday then Minnesota for the twins vs mets series, (though prob going to a wild game that sat). Hopefully the twins continue to win.

Best part is I have business folks to see in St. Louis and Minnesota so the trip ends up working out perfectly.


You best be going to Oklahoma Joe's.

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 11:37 AM

How long has Gordon been leading off? This is new this season no? Wasn't Cain leading off last year?
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Posted 08 April 2013 - 11:47 AM

How long has Gordon been leading off? This is new this season no? Wasn't Cain leading off last year?


Gordon had the majority of his PA's from the leadoff spot last year as well.

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 12:10 PM

Yeah I will be at the game today tomorrow and wed. Then most likely to St. Louis for a game Thursday then Minnesota for the twins vs mets series, (though prob going to a wild game that sat). Hopefully the twins continue to win.

Best part is I have business folks to see in St. Louis and Minnesota so the trip ends up working out perfectly.


I'm extremely jealous of you. Baseball road trips would be at the top of my list of things to do.

If I just got in the car and started driving. I wonder how long it would take for my wife to notice that I wasn't around.

I might be able to make it a week before being called back home.

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 12:52 PM

How long has Gordon been leading off? This is new this season no? Wasn't Cain leading off last year?


Thanks, just looked it up. Must have seen him lead off against us last year at some point and that left the impression.
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Posted 08 April 2013 - 01:05 PM

I love KC and BBQ and Kaufman. Have fun for us SpiritofVodkaDave!

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 01:34 PM

I love KC and BBQ and Kaufman. Have fun for us SpiritofVodkaDave!


Will do! Opening days are always the best, tailgates everywhere and everyone is in a good mood. Hope the twins can win this series as well, it would be nice to at least have hope this season for a month or two at least, and at the end of the day....if you keep winning you never know what can happen!

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 01:46 PM

So what's up with the outfield? Willingham and Parmelee switching places? Or is that a typo?

#25 Brock Beauchamp

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 01:47 PM

My guess is that it's a typo.

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 02:22 PM

They must have told Hicksie to swing at anything with two strikes. :P

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 02:23 PM

Doumit: running bases with his head up is arse since circa forever.

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 02:23 PM

Ugh! That was a buzz-kill. Was that Doumit's fault for not noticing that Morneau wasn't coming home?

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 02:27 PM

I would have sent Morneau and make the Royals throw him out with 2 outs. That being said, Doumit can't "pull a Bruno" and just put your head down and run 'till someone tags you.

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 02:28 PM

i'll forgive doumit for that one, given morneau's blazing speed.