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

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

#2 SpiritofVodkaDave

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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.


Who wants this dog?

#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?


The Horse is my guy for 2013, until of course, as horses are prone to do, he breaks down.

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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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#20 ashburyjohn

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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.

#21 TNTwinsFan

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 05:54 PM

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


I just can't stop staring at the tan li...."TC" logo!

#22 glunn

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 06:04 PM

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


I like this avatar more than any of your previous avatars. She looks quite happy and frolicky.

#23 glunn

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 06:05 PM

I just can't stop staring at the tan li...."TC" logo!


Me too. Plus she looks frolicky.

#24 Lesser Dali

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 06:06 PM

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


Good idea, bad idea, who cares. It's a good thing to keep things fresh most of the time.
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#25 Riverbrian

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 06:15 PM

Mauer 1 Zero

#26 snepp

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 06:15 PM

Man muscles!

#27 TNTwinsFan

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 06:15 PM

Mauer with a flash of power!

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 06:17 PM

Mauer is on pace for 20! Bert said Guthrie beat Lloyd Gavin and the White Sox last time out. Dohhhh!

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 06:18 PM

Mauer with a flash of power!


Are we at last ready to declare the experiment of Mauer in the two-hole a failure?

(Also, if Mauer goes 4-for-4 I am never taking this avatar down, except on Kevin Correia day of course.)

#30 glunn

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 06:21 PM

Are we at last ready to declare the experiment of Mauer in the two-hole a failure?

(Also, if Mauer goes 4-for-4 I am never taking this avatar down, except on Kevin Correia day of course.)


For all of our sakes, Mauer needs to go 4 for 4. What do we get if he goes 5 for 5?