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Game Thread: Twins @ Orioles - 4/7, 12:35pm

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#1 Brock Beauchamp

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Posted 07 April 2013 - 07:38 AM

Lineups:

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]Wilkin Ramirez RF[/FONT][/COLOR]
[COLOR=#000000][FONT=Arial]Brian Dozier 2B[/FONT][/COLOR]
[COLOR=#000000][FONT=Arial]Pedro Florimon SS[/FONT][/COLOR]
[COLOR=#000000][FONT=Arial](Pedro Hernandez P)[/FONT][/COLOR]

Orioles:
[COLOR=#000000][FONT=Arial]Nick Markakis RF[/FONT][/COLOR]
[COLOR=#000000][FONT=Arial]Manny Machado 3B[/FONT][/COLOR]
[COLOR=#000000][FONT=Arial]Chris Davis 1B[/FONT][/COLOR]
[COLOR=#000000][FONT=Arial]Adam Jones CF[/FONT][/COLOR]
[COLOR=#000000][FONT=Arial]Steve Pearce DH[/FONT][/COLOR]
[COLOR=#000000][FONT=Arial]J.J. Hardy SS[/FONT][/COLOR]
[COLOR=#000000][FONT=Arial]Nolan Reimold LF[/FONT][/COLOR]
[COLOR=#000000][FONT=Arial]Taylor Teagarden C[/FONT][/COLOR]
[COLOR=#000000][FONT=Arial]Alexi Casilla 2B[/FONT][/COLOR]
[COLOR=#000000][FONT=Arial](Jason Hammel P)[/FONT][/COLOR]

#2 Riverbrian

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Posted 07 April 2013 - 09:04 AM

Hey look... The Orioles have more of a getaway lineup than we do.

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Posted 07 April 2013 - 09:13 AM

Hicks is out there but Parmelee gets the day off? Is Mastroianni really not capable of starting a game?

Strange.

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Posted 07 April 2013 - 09:40 AM

Hicks is out there but Parmelee gets the day off? Is Mastroianni really not capable of starting a game?

Strange.


Apparently Mastro's foot can't handle the rigors of 9 innings yet.

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Posted 07 April 2013 - 10:00 AM

Hicks is out there but Parmelee gets the day off? Is Mastroianni really not capable of starting a game?

Strange.


Yup. The guy who finally is starting to heat up is shown his way to the bench and now Hicks get thrown in against the Oriole ace. Wouldn't hurt to get Carroll into the starting lineup at least once a week either.

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Posted 07 April 2013 - 10:07 AM

Yup. The guy who finally is starting to heat up is shown his way to the bench and now Hicks get thrown in against the Oriole ace. Wouldn't hurt to get Carroll into the starting lineup at least once a week either.


Carroll started three days ago, I believe.

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Posted 07 April 2013 - 10:09 AM

Mastroianni and his bruised shin isn't ready, and who else would play center? Parm will probably ph if needed.

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Posted 07 April 2013 - 10:18 AM

Carroll started three days ago, I believe.


Yeah, missed that, hard to keep up with all the day games. I'll amend that to "at least twice a week." Still, Parmelee has a little break-out game last night, I'd like to see if he can build on it

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Posted 07 April 2013 - 10:29 AM

Yeah, missed that, hard to keep up with all the day games. I'll amend that to "at least twice a week." Still, Parmelee has a little break-out game last night, I'd like to see if he can build on it


With it being this early in the season and the questions over Escobar/Florimon and who is the better player, I don't mind seeing Carroll on the bench a little more often. At some point in the season, I'm sure he'll get plenty of playing time. It's hard to justify sitting Dozier right now in favor of Jamey. Brian's offense hasn't been great but his defense has made up for any deficiency with the bat.

#10 Mr. Brooks

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Posted 07 April 2013 - 10:51 AM

Mastro should be on the DL if he can't play 9 innings.
Interesting to see Parmalee get the day off, is he banged up or something?

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Posted 07 April 2013 - 10:55 AM

Where's Parm?

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Posted 07 April 2013 - 10:57 AM

I have a feeling Hernandez is going to open some eyes today. I'm predicting a quality start.

#13 Mr. Brooks

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Posted 07 April 2013 - 11:07 AM

I have a feeling Hernandez is going to open some eyes today. I'm predicting a quality start.


Is he stretched out enough to go 6+? I havent really followed his pitch counts too closely this spring so I'm not sure.

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Posted 07 April 2013 - 11:08 AM

Where's Parm?


He commited the cardinal sin of hitting a HR yesterday, that is an automatic day riding the pine for a young player under Gardy. (I exaggerate for effect, since I've learned this will be taken literally if I don't point it out. (And it will STILL probably be assumed as a literal statement, watch)).

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Posted 07 April 2013 - 11:21 AM

I'm sure Pedro will be limited to 80-90 pitches but I think he can get through 6 on about 85.

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Posted 07 April 2013 - 11:23 AM

He commited the cardinal sin of hitting a HR yesterday, that is an automatic day riding the pine for a young player under Gardy. (I exaggerate for effect, since I've learned this will be taken literally if I don't point it out. (And it will STILL probably be assumed as a literal statement, watch)).


I get where you're going here. I've seen it before rather frequently on Gardy's watch. Unless Parm strained or pulled something on that 9th inning catch last night, it makes no sense. That was the first game this year where Parmelee looked comfortable and locked in at the plate.

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Posted 07 April 2013 - 11:26 AM

Is Hammel a lefty???

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Posted 07 April 2013 - 11:32 AM

Heard on the radio that Parm is indeed banged up a little... Tweaked something on the catch in the ninth.

It'll be fun to watch Wilkin get some swings. Hope he does well.

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Posted 07 April 2013 - 11:33 AM

Is Hammel a lefty???


Nope.

#20 Shane Wahl

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Posted 07 April 2013 - 11:41 AM

How has no one ordered Hicks to SWING at that curve ball???

#21 Mr. Brooks

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Posted 07 April 2013 - 11:52 AM

Dozier has looked pretty confident in the field so far this year.

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Posted 07 April 2013 - 11:52 AM

Nice inning for Hernandez... Nice play by Dozier... Feelin good!

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Posted 07 April 2013 - 11:59 AM

How has no one ordered Hicks to SWING at that curve ball???

//not sure if serious...//

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Posted 07 April 2013 - 12:09 PM

Seems like we have to be behind to light a fire under our offense.

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Posted 07 April 2013 - 12:10 PM

Someone needs to tell Hernandez to come hard inside. These righties are standing damn near on top of the plate.

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Posted 07 April 2013 - 12:15 PM

This inning hasn't gone as good.

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Posted 07 April 2013 - 12:20 PM

Someone needs to tell Hernandez to come hard inside. These righties are standing damn near on top of the plate.

Joe Mauer?

#28 Mr. Brooks

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Posted 07 April 2013 - 12:21 PM

Joe Mauer?


Mauer or Anderson.

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Posted 07 April 2013 - 12:27 PM

Hammertime

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Posted 07 April 2013 - 12:28 PM

Be a good time for More-no-zee's first dinger.