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Game Thread Twins @ Phillies 4/7/19 12:05 PM CDT

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#1 stringer bell

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Posted 07 April 2019 - 10:16 AM

Again, less than an hour before game time and no thread in sight.

 

Here's my take today:

 

Kind of a big game with the Twins' ace (Berrios) slated to start against a really tough Phillie lineup. If the Twins win this one and take their third series in a row (and second on the road), I will be impressed and optimistic going forward. 

 

I haven't seen the starting lineup and there should be some intrigue. Cruz hasn't played since Kansas City, but Rosario had a day off yesterday (and homered coming off the bench), Kepler has homered in two straight games and is stinging the ball and Buxton showed his overall value yesterday (hitting, base stealing, and throwing a runner out at the plate). It would be an ideal game to move Kepler to first base for a day, but he didn't play there at all in the spring. 

 

Where to put La Tortuga? With three catchers, it is unlikely he would start again today. The Twins paid a lot of money for Marwin and it is in their best interest to get him going, so what happens today? We shall see.

 

Enjoy the game friends. I'll post a lineup ASAP.

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Posted 07 April 2019 - 10:25 AM

Twins 5-2

 

Kepler RF

Cron 1B

Rosario LF

Gonzalez 3B

Schoop 2B

Adrianza SS

Castro C

Buxton CF

Berrios P

 

Philadelphia 5-2

 

McCutchen LF

Segura SS

Harper RF

Hoskins 1B

Realmuto C

Herrera CF

Hernandez 2B

Franco 3B

Eflin P

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Posted 07 April 2019 - 10:34 AM

La Makkkkkkkkkkina!!! Bring your A-game and keep making your case for being a Cy Young contender!

 

I'm disappointed Tortuga is not in the lineup. I hope Ehire, Marwin and Castro justify their selections today.

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Posted 07 April 2019 - 10:42 AM

That's got to be the most punchless lineup construction possible given the Twins roster!
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Posted 07 April 2019 - 10:43 AM

No Polanco?? off day tomm ? Cron 2nd? Oh well , GO Twins


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Posted 07 April 2019 - 10:46 AM

And we get Thor and Degrom in N.Y. Gonna be tough, Go Twins

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Posted 07 April 2019 - 10:55 AM

Castro and Gonzales, oh my! Kepler, Rosario and Buxton have to win this game.
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he gone!


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Posted 07 April 2019 - 11:01 AM

Found it favorable if the Twins can dominate our division, in aug and sept we play 56 games and 40 are against our division, Like it!! and the Tribe only get 26 in the same period, Keep it close till Aug, !!!!

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Posted 07 April 2019 - 11:06 AM

Let's hope Berrios in on. If so we will only need 1 run to win. The advantage of having Polanco, Astudillo, and Garver all available to pinch hit is they can be inserted when the need is greatest. So if we can keep it close I think we have a good shot.

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Posted 07 April 2019 - 11:08 AM

Ein dinger!!!!!

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Posted 07 April 2019 - 11:08 AM

Max!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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#12 Don Walcott

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Posted 07 April 2019 - 11:11 AM

Let's hope Berrios in on. If so we will only need 1 run to win. The advantage of having Polanco, Astudillo, and Garver all available to pinch hit is they can be inserted when the need is greatest. So if we can keep it close I think we have a good shot.


There’s your run!!
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Posted 07 April 2019 - 11:36 AM

I see Mr. Kepler brought

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Posted 07 April 2019 - 11:40 AM

It sure seems like the Phillies are getting a lot of bleeder hits with all these shifts being played the last couple of days??

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Posted 07 April 2019 - 11:52 AM

The Laz Diaz strike zone seems to be wide and fluid today.Good luck, boys.

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Posted 07 April 2019 - 11:57 AM

Berrios is throwing a lot more curveballs this year than previous seasons.

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Posted 07 April 2019 - 12:08 PM

So there was a commercial (and I have no idea what was being advertised) with Aaron Boone showing some guy how to give signs from the dugout. I've sometimes thought that if I were manager that my signs from the bench and from the third base coach would be numbers, similar to catchers giving signs to the pitcher. To me, I think this would make signs easier to read and to encrypt. Almost everyone in baseball has ten fingers; make use of them. 


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Posted 07 April 2019 - 12:12 PM

Good send. It took a perfect throw to get fim.


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Posted 07 April 2019 - 12:12 PM

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Posted 07 April 2019 - 12:13 PM

Just finished a parade. Y'all are taking good care of the game!



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