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Spring Training Game Thread: Twins @ Rays, 3/20/14 @ 6:05pm (CDT)

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#1 ChiTownTwinsFan

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Posted 20 March 2014 - 05:01 PM

Another night, another lineup, another pitcher ... there's a song in there somewhere ... anyway ... lineups ...

Twins:
SP, Diamond

Brian Dozier ® 2B
Kurt Suzuki ® C
Joe Mauer (L) 1B
Josh Willingham ® LF
Jason Kubel (L) DH
Trevor Plouffe ® 3B
Oswaldo Arcia (L) RF
Aaron Hicks (S) CF
Pedro Florimon (S) SS

Rays:
SP, Ramos

Desmond Jennings ® CF
James Loney (L) 1B
Ben Zobrist (S) 2B
Evan Longoria ® 3B
Logan Forsythe ® LF
Yunel Escobar ® SS
Sean Rodriguez ® RF
Ryan Hanigan ® C
Brandon Guyer ® DH

Chatter on and play ball!
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#2 ashburyjohn

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Posted 20 March 2014 - 05:13 PM

MLB.tv seems to have only audio, not video, for today's game. :(

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Posted 20 March 2014 - 05:15 PM

I know ... just discovered that myself ... <poutyface>
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Posted 20 March 2014 - 05:16 PM

One of these days I'll make the roadtrip to see them play elsewhere. Port Charlotte would probably be the easiest to get to.
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Posted 20 March 2014 - 05:19 PM

okay ... 0-0 after 1. :)
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Posted 20 March 2014 - 05:20 PM

The Rays broadcast schedule for the entire month of March only shows an MLBN (delay) game @ Boston on 3/23 and Sun Sports broadcasts on 3/25 and 3/26.

Really sparse coverage. Kind of goes along with their crowds at home.

Do they not have regular coverage? Look at this:
http://tampabay.rays...dex.jsp?c_id=tb

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Posted 20 March 2014 - 05:22 PM

One of these days I'll make the roadtrip to see them play elsewhere. Port Charlotte would probably be the easiest to get to.


Red Sox isn't too long a trek to see them play elsewhere either. :)

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Posted 20 March 2014 - 05:24 PM

oh, yeah ... I forget about the teams I don't like :)
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Posted 20 March 2014 - 05:25 PM

From what I've heard about getting out of the parking lot at JetBlue Park, I'd probably get home from Port Charlotte faster.
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Posted 20 March 2014 - 05:28 PM

Ugh ... two strikeouts this inning. Sigh.
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Posted 20 March 2014 - 05:32 PM

Do they not have regular coverage? Look at this:
http://tampabay.rays...dex.jsp?c_id=tb


Rays Fever. Catch it.

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Posted 20 March 2014 - 05:36 PM

hmmm ... that didn't sound too flattering on plouffe ... but florimon picked him up the next at bat
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Posted 20 March 2014 - 05:39 PM

Rays announcers refer to Diamond inducing a DP as being due to pitch-to-contact.

And then they go on to anoint Hicks as the likely leadoff hitter when the season starts, despite today's lineup looking for all the world like the opening day lineup if Gardy's wish comes true with Kubel.

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Posted 20 March 2014 - 05:39 PM

oh geez ... Hicks tripped around 1st base ... would've had a double otherwise ...
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Posted 20 March 2014 - 05:41 PM

And that trip cost us. Double play.
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Posted 20 March 2014 - 06:01 PM

One of these days I'll make the roadtrip to see them play elsewhere. Port Charlotte would probably be the easiest to get to.

As you might know, my family is boycotting the stadium in Port Charlotte. We still approve of Stone Crabs.

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Posted 20 March 2014 - 06:03 PM

If you still like stone crabs, then why are you boycotting the stadium??? (of course, I don't like what they did to the Miracle in the playoffs last September)
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Posted 20 March 2014 - 06:05 PM

As you might know, my family is boycotting the stadium in Port Charlotte. We still approve of Stone Crabs.

On a more serious note, consider the Phillies winter home in Clearwater. It is really easy to get to and Brighthouse (?) Field is very nice. It's probably at least a half hour longer drive, but it is pretty.

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Posted 20 March 2014 - 06:06 PM

No radio for me. :(



On the plus side, that means no Gladden either. :)

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Posted 20 March 2014 - 06:07 PM

On a more serious note, consider the Phillies winter home in Clearwater. It is really easy to get to and Brighthouse (?) Field is very nice. It's probably at least a half hour longer drive, but it is pretty.

There's also the O's in Sarasota ... I've been by that stadium before as I have friends up there, but have never been to a game.
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Posted 20 March 2014 - 06:07 PM

Back to the game--non-existent offense continues.

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Posted 20 March 2014 - 06:08 PM

Sigh. How many strikeouts do we have now?
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Posted 20 March 2014 - 06:10 PM

Sigh. How many strikeouts do we have now?


Only 5. It's still early though, they could pad their totals before the night is out.

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Posted 20 March 2014 - 06:12 PM

If you still like stone crabs, then why are you boycotting the stadium??? (of course, I don't like what they did to the Miracle in the playoffs last September)

Stone Crabs--tasty seafood. Port Charlotte--inaccessible and rude.

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Posted 20 March 2014 - 06:12 PM

A pair of designated hits by Kubel against a lefty. Rare, like good prime rib.

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Posted 20 March 2014 - 06:13 PM

A pair of designated hits by Kubel against a lefty. Rare, like good prime rib.

If you like raw meat ...
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Posted 20 March 2014 - 06:21 PM

If you like raw meat ...


Who *doesn't*? Yum! Thanks, crarko, now my mouth is watering and dinner is still an hour away.

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Posted 20 March 2014 - 06:29 PM

Who *doesn't*? Yum! Thanks, crarko, now my mouth is watering and dinner is still an hour away.


Mea Culpa. :)

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Posted 20 March 2014 - 06:31 PM

7 k's now, and 3A LMITW leads in LOB with 3.

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Posted 20 March 2014 - 06:34 PM

It does seem that Kubel, Hicks, and Diamond read Mr. Antony's little rant, and took it to heart.