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Game Thread: Tigers @ Twins - 4/4, 12:05pm

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#1 Brock Beauchamp

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 06:26 AM

Lineups:

Tigers:
[COLOR=#000000][FONT=Arial]Austin Jackson CF[/FONT][/COLOR]
[COLOR=#000000][FONT=Arial]Torii Hunter RF[/FONT][/COLOR]
[COLOR=#000000][FONT=Arial]Miguel Cabrera 3B[/FONT][/COLOR]
[COLOR=#000000][FONT=Arial]Prince Fielder 1B[/FONT][/COLOR]
[COLOR=#000000][FONT=Arial]Victor Martinez DH[/FONT][/COLOR]
[COLOR=#000000][FONT=Arial]Don Kelly LF[/FONT][/COLOR]
[COLOR=#000000][FONT=Arial]Jhonny Peralta SS[/FONT][/COLOR]
[COLOR=#000000][FONT=Arial]Alex Avila C[/FONT][/COLOR]
[COLOR=#000000][FONT=Arial]Omar Infante 2B[/FONT][/COLOR]
[COLOR=#000000][FONT=Arial](Rick Porcello P)[/FONT][/COLOR]

Twins:
[COLOR=#000000][FONT=Arial]Aaron Hicks CF[/FONT][/COLOR]
[COLOR=#000000][FONT=Arial]Joe Mauer C[/FONT][/COLOR]
[COLOR=#000000][FONT=Arial]Josh Willingham LF[/FONT][/COLOR]
[COLOR=#000000][FONT=Arial]Justin Morneau 1B[/FONT][/COLOR]
[COLOR=#000000][FONT=Arial]Ryan Doumit DH[/FONT][/COLOR]
[COLOR=#000000][FONT=Arial]Trevor Plouffe 3B[/FONT][/COLOR]
[COLOR=#000000][FONT=Arial]Chris Parmelee RF[/FONT][/COLOR]
[COLOR=#000000][FONT=Arial]Jamey Carroll 2B[/FONT][/COLOR]
[COLOR=#000000][FONT=Arial]Pedro Florimon SS[/FONT][/COLOR]
[COLOR=#000000][FONT=Arial](Mike Pelfrey P)[/FONT][/COLOR]

#2 Brock Beauchamp

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 07:57 AM

Twins still haven't released their lineup. I'm curious to see if we're going to see a getaway day lineup or just 1-2 guys sitting for the day.

At the very least, I'd expect to see Carroll start... But do you replace Florimon or Dozier?

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 07:59 AM

Take a drink every time Bert says "Peltrey"

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 08:02 AM

Take a drink every time Bert says "Peltrey"


I expect to hear a lot of confusion from Bert as he spends 5+ innings trying to figure out why the Orioles are wearing grey and blue uniforms before dismissing it as some throwback Negro League thing he doesn't understand.

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 08:29 AM

Third straight day game (but three hours earlier), I would guess that Mauer and Doumit flip-flop positions, but I would expect everyone else to stay where they are. I'm sure Gardy would like to see Parm and Hicks get off the schnide before they get a day off.

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 09:28 AM

Third straight day game (but three hours earlier), I would guess that Mauer and Doumit flip-flop positions, but I would expect everyone else to stay where they are. I'm sure Gardy would like to see Parm and Hicks get off the schnide before they get a day off.

Carroll for Dozier. Otherwise status quo. Some might say this is the best lineup the Twins can put out there.

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 09:34 AM

Interesting. I thought Florimon might get the day off. Oh well, no great loss one way or the other.

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 11:13 AM

Cue the Benny Hill theme.

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 11:14 AM

Mauer had power behind that throw but again, it tailed off to right field.

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 11:14 AM

No worries, Pelfry will strike out the side. (optimism)
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Posted 04 April 2013 - 11:21 AM

Earned or unearned?

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 11:24 AM

So after the blown save the tigers signed Valverde to a minor league contract.
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Posted 04 April 2013 - 11:26 AM

Mauer had power behind that throw but again, it tailed off to right field.


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Posted 04 April 2013 - 11:36 AM

So after the blown save the tigers signed Valverde to a minor league contract.


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Posted 04 April 2013 - 11:39 AM

Florimon can "pick it" but can he throw it....sounds like he hops everything to Morneau.

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 11:51 AM

Another backwards K for Parmelee picard-facepalm.gif

#17 Brock Beauchamp

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 11:54 AM

Parmelee has looked lost the last couple of games. Well, time for Brunansky to do his job.

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 11:57 AM

That was bound to happen, and happen many more times.
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Posted 04 April 2013 - 11:58 AM

Methinks it's time to maybe give Escobar a starting shot at SS. Why not? He certainly has more pop than Florimon, if anything.

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 11:58 AM

Florimon can "pick it" but can he throw it....sounds like he hops everything to Morneau.


And he does it again.

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 11:58 AM

Cabrera is an RBI assembly line.

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 12:00 PM

On the bright side, at least Pelfrey looks really sharp.

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 12:01 PM

Florimon and Morneau better get their defense sorted. Two unearned runs isn't helping matters one bit.

Florimon has to play D or he serves no purpose.

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 12:02 PM

Methinks it's time to maybe give Escobar a starting shot at SS. Why not? He certainly has more pop than Florimon, if anything.


Given their respective ages, I'm fine with giving Florimon the first shot at the starting job, and I'd not be ready to pull the plug after three games. But to me Escobar is the one with greater promise in the long run, probably as a utility infielder but he could dial it up and win a starting job eventually.

I see Florimon as being out of baseball in a couple of years if he can't make the most of this opportunity right now.

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 12:06 PM

Not a great first week for Hicks so far. 0-9, six Ks.

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 12:06 PM

Hicks hasn't even made contact (fouled off) with an off speed pitch yet, I believe.
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Posted 04 April 2013 - 12:09 PM

Nice!

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 12:09 PM

Florimon has to play D or he serves no purpose.


Ding! Ding! Ding!

Florimon is actually making me miss Little Nicky and Alexi Casilla.

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 12:09 PM

Hammer time!

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 12:10 PM

Hammer!!!!

Good thing Mauer is batting second!
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