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Game Thread: Twins @ Royals - 4/9/13, 7:10pm

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#1 Brock Beauchamp

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 06:09 AM

Lineups:

Twins:
[FONT=Arial]Darin Mastroianni CF[/FONT]
[FONT=Arial]Joe Mauer C[/FONT]
[FONT=Arial]Josh Willingham LF[/FONT]
[FONT=Arial]Justin Morneau 1B[/FONT]
[FONT=Arial]Ryan Doumit DH[/FONT]
[FONT=Arial]Trevor Plouffe 3B[/FONT]
[FONT=Arial]Chris Parmelee RF[/FONT]
[FONT=Arial]Jamey Carroll 2B[/FONT]
[FONT=Arial]Eduardo Escobar SS[/FONT]
[FONT=Arial](Mike Pelfrey P)[/FONT]

Royals:
[FONT=Arial]Alex Gordon LF[/FONT]
[FONT=Arial]Alcides Escobar SS[/FONT]
[FONT=Arial]Billy Butler DH[/FONT]
[FONT=Arial]Mike Moustakas 3B[/FONT]
[FONT=Arial]Salvador Perez C[/FONT]
[FONT=Arial]Eric Hosmer 1B[/FONT]
[FONT=Arial]Jeff Francoeur RF[/FONT]
[FONT=Arial]Lorenzo Cain CF[/FONT]
[FONT=Arial]Chris Getz 2B[/FONT]
[FONT=Arial](Jeremy Guthrie P)[/FONT]

#2 DaveW

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 07:10 AM

It gonna rain

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 07:18 AM

It gonna rain


Could be worse, we're getting a sheet of ice on everything here.

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 10:02 AM

Could be worse, we're getting a sheet of ice on everything here.


Oh yeah I can't WAIT to be watching the Twins in the snow in 25 degrees this weekend...

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 11:10 AM

It gonna rain


Thanks, Ollie.

#6 edavis0308

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 03:20 PM

Thanks, Ollie.


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#7 Shane Wahl

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 03:37 PM

Looks like the rain is going to wait there for awhile. At least until 10.

#8 Brock Beauchamp

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 03:40 PM

Looks like the rain is going to wait there for awhile. At least until 10.


Plenty of time for "straight as an arrow fastball with a 0.00 ERA Mike Pelfrey" to completely dominate the Royals lineup.

Right?

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 03:44 PM

Plenty of time for "straight as an arrow fastball with a 0.00 ERA Mike Pelfrey" to completely dominate the Royals lineup.

Right?


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Posted 09 April 2013 - 03:46 PM

It's "empty the bench day" I guess.

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 03:50 PM

It's "empty the bench day" I guess.


The good thing (or sad, depending on your point of view) is that the bench may actually be better than the starters.

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 03:54 PM

It's "empty the bench day" I guess.


I'm somewhat surprised that Mauer is still in their catching and not DHing. Mauer's catching so far this year is at a level we used to complain about when Doumit did the same. Plus, he took a few pitches to the body yesterday and Sunday.

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 04:09 PM

I'm happy to see Mastro finally get a start. Hicks can be back in tomorrow. Let's see if Mastro is on a roll or not.

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 04:19 PM

I'm happy to see Mastro finally get a start. Hicks can be back in tomorrow. Let's see if Mastro is on a roll or not.


To answer your question cryptically, "it depends", does Mastro's walker have wheels on it? The way DicknBert and co. went on and on, it sounded like his shin bruise was possibly career-ending.

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 04:21 PM

This is the best lineup run out there so far this year.

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 04:22 PM

To answer your question cryptically, "it depends", does Mastro's walker have wheels on it? The way DicknBert and co. went on and on, it sounded like his shin bruise was possibly career-ending.


Yet... He pinch ran and attempted a steal?

Very curious signal sent about his health. His shin is OK if he's running in my opinion.

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 04:37 PM

The good thing (or sad, depending on your point of view) is that the bench may actually be better than the starters.


Or, as a practical matter, indistinguishable at this time. At least the middle infielders. Hicks is just due a day off, and Mastro is due a start.

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 04:38 PM

I'm somewhat surprised that Mauer is still in their catching and not DHing.


Someone in the organization is trying to prove a point. I hope it is Mauer.

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 04:55 PM

Someone in the organization is trying to prove a point. I hope it is Mauer.

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 05:13 PM

Is each day a new avatar?


Not necessarily. This one's just a Bad Idea.