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#1 Guest_USAFChief_*

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Posted 08 March 2014 - 11:40 AM

Byron Buxton, CF
Brian Dozier, 2b
Trevor Plouffe, 3b
Chris Parmelee, 1b
Josmil Pinto, C
Jason Kubel, DH
Darin Mastroianni, RF
Max Kepler, LF
Eduardo Escobar, SS

Hughes

Jose Reyes, SS
Ryan Goins, 2b
Jose Bautista, RF
Edwin Encarnacion, DH
Adam Lind, 1b
Brett Lawrie, 3b
Melky Cabrera, LF
Dioner Navarro, C
Anthony Gose, CF

Hutchison

Setup: I got nothin.

#2 Jim Crikket

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Posted 08 March 2014 - 12:10 PM

Going to take some getting used to seeing the Twins wearing red jerseys.
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Posted 08 March 2014 - 12:20 PM

Are the red jerseys going to carry over into the regular season, or is this just a ST thing?

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Posted 08 March 2014 - 12:22 PM

Think the red "Minnesota" script jerseys are this year's road batting practice jerseys. They wear them as their road uniform in ST.
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Posted 08 March 2014 - 12:23 PM

I don't really like the red ones, but sure like seeing green grass and no snow:)

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Posted 08 March 2014 - 12:25 PM

I don't really like the red ones, but sure like seeing green grass and no snow:)


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Posted 08 March 2014 - 12:29 PM

Good knowing you Kubel...

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Posted 08 March 2014 - 12:32 PM

Going to take some getting used to seeing the Twins wearing red jerseys.


Yeah ... I was like 'Wait ... do I have the right game?' 'Oh yeah ...'
I like them, though.
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Posted 08 March 2014 - 12:34 PM

3 Ks for the Twins 2nd. That was less than impressive.
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Posted 08 March 2014 - 12:39 PM

Nice looking curve by Hughsie to get the ground out (double play)

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Posted 08 March 2014 - 12:40 PM

Yeah, I've liked several of the Hughes curveballs. Better find some command of the fastball, though.
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Posted 08 March 2014 - 12:45 PM

The future just hit a homerun!

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Posted 08 March 2014 - 12:45 PM

Twins are looking good this Spring! And I am trying to control my excitement, as everyone says they will not be in contention......but:o?

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Posted 08 March 2014 - 12:45 PM

K rate feels alot like last year

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Posted 08 March 2014 - 12:46 PM

Booya.

#16 Jerr

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Posted 08 March 2014 - 12:46 PM

As Buxton goes deep!!!!!!

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Posted 08 March 2014 - 12:47 PM

Kepler lead off single and driven home by a home run from Buxton. Back to the Future, Twins fans.
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Posted 08 March 2014 - 12:48 PM

Sano's a 5 tool player? Wow that sure is nice to hear!!

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Posted 08 March 2014 - 12:48 PM

I'd like to say I saw that Kepler/Buxton combination a lot in Cedar Rapids last year... but they were on the Kernels roster together for a grand total of 4 games.
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Posted 08 March 2014 - 12:58 PM

Maybe years from now, there will be tons of Twins/Kernels fans who will tell people they watched Buxton and Kepler play together at Vets stadium in CR. They will all be lying.

The 4 games they were both with the Kernels were played in Appleton against the Timber Rattlers. I made a good, last minute, decision that weekend to drive up and watch most of that series, as Buxton was told of his promotion on the bus ride back to CR.
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Posted 08 March 2014 - 12:59 PM

Watching these Spring training games brings back some Piranha memories:D.
Twins R playing that small ball!!!!

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Posted 08 March 2014 - 01:05 PM

Well, Twins shoulda scored that inning!!!!

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Posted 08 March 2014 - 01:13 PM

Come on Perkins:banghead:

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Posted 08 March 2014 - 01:17 PM

I don't think real competition for roster spots or starting jobs starts until next week, but if there are some judgments being made, Kubel and Mastro are not helping their causes.

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Posted 08 March 2014 - 01:18 PM

Talking to myself:o........

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Posted 08 March 2014 - 01:18 PM

I don't think real competition for roster spots or starting jobs starts until next week, but if there are some judgments being made, Kubel and Mastro are not helping their causes.


Agree!

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Posted 08 March 2014 - 01:19 PM

And Kubel? Ain't gonna make it.

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Posted 08 March 2014 - 01:20 PM

Maybe years from now, there will be tons of Twins/Kernels fans who will tell people they watched Buxton and Kepler play together at Vets stadium in CR. They will all be lying.

The 4 games they were both with the Kernels were played in Appleton against the Timber Rattlers. I made a good, last minute, decision that weekend to drive up and watch most of that series, as Buxton was told of his promotion on the bus ride back to CR.


No I was at that game. I talked to a bunch of other people who were too. :)

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Posted 08 March 2014 - 01:31 PM

Pinto, great throw!

#30 Jim Crikket

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Posted 08 March 2014 - 01:45 PM

No I was at that game. I talked to a bunch of other people who were too. :)


The "they'll all be lying" part is about seeing Kepler and Buxton play together at Vets Stadium in CR. That never happened. They never were together for a home game.

I was actually surprised by how many Twins fans were at that series in Appleton. It was fun to see. It was also the first time Terry Ryan saw Buxton play in person last season. Don't think it was a coincidence that he was promoted immediately after Ryan saw for himself how Buxton was performing.
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