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Thread: Game Thread: Twins @ Royals, 4/19 @ 1:10pm CT

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    Game Thread: Twins @ Royals, 4/19 @ 1:10pm CT

    Game-time forecast: Partly cloudy. Winds blowing out to left field at 10-20 m.p.h. Temperature around 70.

    Twins:
    SP, Correia

    Dozier 2B
    Mauer 1B
    Plouffe 3B
    Colabello RF
    Kubel LF
    Pinto C
    Suzuki DH
    Hicks CF
    Florimon SS

    Royals:
    SP, Chen

    Aoki RF
    Infante 2B
    Hosmer 1B
    Perez C
    Gordon LF
    Butler DH
    Moustakas 3B
    Maxwell CF
    Escobar SS

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    Check back here for Brian's thoughts ... could be dangerous ... so beware!
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    They are dangerous... I already cut my finger typing them. So with Blood on the Tracks!!!

    Things to Think About

    1. .500 Ball -- Some of you people are so sick minded that if the Twins just kept returning to .500 ball like a tight rubber band was guiding it. Some of you sick minded people would be happy with that. Just imagine all year... The team will be 3 games back from .500 and then win 3 in a row... Get a game over .500 just to lose the next one. Get 5 games over .500 and lose the next 5 games. Thinking about that a little more... I'd be happy with that. Of course... I've never contended to be anything but sick minded.

    2. Defense -- Stomp Stomp Defense... Stomp Stomp Defense... I didn't really get to see much of the game last night... I did see the play made by Brian Dozier in the highlights. Brian Dozier is becoming one of the finest fielding 2nd basemen in MLB. I don't know much about this Rosario looming on the horizon. I've read good things about him. He's gonna have to be real good to move Dozier.

    3. Joe A. Preusser -- Joe claims to have series prognostication ability and he has prognosticated a Twins series win. I want to believe in this series prognostication ability because you have to believe in something in life. I need to believe that an Orangutan named "Eli the Ape" from the Salt Lake City Zoo can correctly predict Superbowl Winners. I like believing that Buffalo know to flee Wyoming because they can predict the super volcano. I want to believe that Joe has that same animal skill.

    4. Sunday -- I imagine that I will think more about Sunday on Sunday but right now... We dropped last night's game and Sunday we face the 200 MPH hard throwing righty named Yordano Ventura. We may need to win today!!! I'm looking at Joe A. to bring this one home.

    5. The Price of a Sandwich -- A couple of summers ago... I took my Family on Griswold style vacation in the car from North Dakota to Kansas City... Then to the Ozarks... Arlington... Austin... The Texas Hill Country... Lockhart... New Bruenfels... Galveston... New Orleans... Clarksdale Mississippi... and back home. We pulled into Kansas City early Saturday and did the Barbecue thing all day. We saw the Twins play the Royals on a Sunday. After the game we were just looking for a quick sandwich before hitting the road for our next stop in Southern Missouri. I had seen this place called "Grinders" on Diners Drive Ins and Dives and this became the chosen destination. We walked in... it was an old building and there were like 4 people in the place. My wife wanted to turn around and grab Subway instead after walking in the door. We stuck with the plan and ordered our food.

    The sandwiches came to the table when I noticed a back door. I got up and went out the door to see what was out there. It led to this huge open area and a big stage. There was a band on the stage going through a sound check. I told the family to grab the food so we could eat at a table outside and watch. Doing the sound check was Ben Harper himself. Sitting in a chair with his lap slide guitar. Singing a song for a verse... stopping and saying... can you bring the highs up a little and then starting over. It lasted about as long as it took us to eat our sandwiches. The Sandwich was pretty good and it cost 8 bucks. The experience was worth a little more.

    A few days later at Schlitterbahn's Waterpark in New Bruenfels Texas.

    While attempting to boogie board on 50,000 gallons of rushing water... In front of maybe 300 kids and parents either waiting in line to try the boogie board themselves or sitting in the grandstand waiting and watching the action below. My Shorts were swept completely off my body and thrown to the back of the pool. As I stood up in all my glory... to surprising applause from the hundreds looking over me!!! I noticed a lady with a sandwich in the stands. I knew how she felt. I just had the unexpected bonus of seeing Ben Harper doing a sound check a few days of ago while enjoying a sandwich.
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    This is going to be a low scoring affair.

    Or not.

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    Happy birthday Joe Mauer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Brooks View Post
    Happy birthday Joe Mauer.
    And a Mauer homerun for his birthday!!!!

    Or at least a Twins win!!!!

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    Pinto please be in the lineup. My fantasy team is ready.

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    Kurt Suzuki, your MN Twins Designated Hitter

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    Quote Originally Posted by JB_Iowa View Post
    Kurt Suzuki, your MN Twins Designated Hitter
    Good, we aren't going to figure out if Pinto can be a MLB catcher if he's not catching.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drock2190 View Post
    Pinto please be in the lineup. My fantasy team is ready.
    Here's what I found:
    Brian Dozier 2B
    Joe Mauer 1B
    Trevor Plouffe 3B
    Chris Colabello RF
    Jason Kubel LF
    Josmil Pinto C
    Kurt Suzuki DH
    Aaron Hicks CF
    Pedro Florimon SS
    (Kevin Correia

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Brooks View Post
    Good, we aren't going to figure out if Pinto can be a MLB catcher if he's not catching.
    I agree that Pinto should catch. But the DH choices are downright dismal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brock Beauchamp View Post
    This is going to be a low scoring affair.

    Or not.
    I could not agree with this more!!!
    A Skeleton walks into a bar and says... "Give me a beer... And a mop".

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    Quote Originally Posted by JB_Iowa View Post
    I agree that Pinto should catch. But the DH choices are downright dismal.
    Need a stronger word than dismal

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    Quote Originally Posted by JB_Iowa View Post
    Kurt Suzuki, your MN Twins Designated Hitter
    With his hefty .125 over his last 7 games

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    Quote Originally Posted by JB_Iowa View Post
    Kurt Suzuki, your MN Twins Designated Hitter
    Quote Originally Posted by Jerr View Post
    Need a stronger word than dismal

    Suzuki is lifetime .385BA/.770OPS against Chen. Gardy knows the cure for getting a guy out of a slump.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Riverbrian View Post
    I could not agree with this more!!!
    Or less.
    Every post is not every other post. - a wise man

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    Quote Originally Posted by jokin View Post
    Suzuki is lifetime .385BA/.770OPS against Chen. Gardy knows the cure for getting a guy out of a slump.
    OK!!! Good to have all the knowledge on this site
    I feel better now!

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    Glad to see Pinto catching, but Suzuki DHing is a sad sight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Riverbrian View Post
    I could not agree with this more!!!
    Or not.

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    Just, a pregame off subject question: anyone familiar with The Baseball Project group? I just got their new cd and it's kinda fun hearing songs about baseball.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jokin View Post
    Suzuki is lifetime .385BA/.770OPS against Chen. Gardy knows the cure for getting a guy out of a slump.
    13 ABs, 5 singles. One just can't ignore these long term, large sample size trends.
    Every post is not every other post. - a wise man

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    Quote Originally Posted by USAFChief View Post
    13 ABs, 5 singles. One just can't ignore these long term, large sample size trends.
    Too, bad your Gomer avatar isn't facing the other way

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