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Article: Series Preview: Twins vs. Rangers, 4/25

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#1 Brock Beauchamp

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Posted 25 April 2013 - 06:00 AM

You can view the page at http://twinsdaily.co...vs-Rangers-4-25

#2 Brock Beauchamp

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Posted 25 April 2013 - 06:03 AM

Lineups:

Twins:
[COLOR=#000000][FONT=Arial]Brian Dozier 2B[/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]Chris Parmelee RF[/FONT][/COLOR]
[COLOR=#000000][FONT=Arial]Trevor Plouffe 3B[/FONT][/COLOR]
[COLOR=#000000][FONT=Arial]Oswaldo Arcia DH[/FONT][/COLOR]
[COLOR=#000000][FONT=Arial]Aaron Hicks CF[/FONT][/COLOR]
[COLOR=#000000][FONT=Arial]Pedro Florimon SS[/FONT][/COLOR]
[COLOR=#000000][FONT=Arial](Vance Worley P)[/FONT][/COLOR]

Rangers:
[COLOR=#000000][FONT=Arial]Ian Kinsler 2B[/FONT][/COLOR]
[COLOR=#000000][FONT=Arial]Elvis Andrus SS[/FONT][/COLOR]
[COLOR=#000000][FONT=Arial]Lance Berkman DH[/FONT][/COLOR]
[COLOR=#000000][FONT=Arial]Adrian Beltre 3B[/FONT][/COLOR]
[COLOR=#000000][FONT=Arial]A.J. Pierzynski C[/FONT][/COLOR]
[COLOR=#000000][FONT=Arial]Nelson Cruz RF[/FONT][/COLOR]
[COLOR=#000000][FONT=Arial]David Murphy LF[/FONT][/COLOR]
[COLOR=#000000][FONT=Arial]Mitch Moreland 1B[/FONT][/COLOR]
[COLOR=#000000][FONT=Arial]Leonys Martin CF[/FONT][/COLOR]
[COLOR=#000000][FONT=Arial](Nick Tepesch P)[/FONT][/COLOR]

#3 SweetOne69

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Posted 25 April 2013 - 09:01 AM

This looks to be a tough series based on the ERA of the SP. They all have an ERA less than 3.25.

#4 johnnydakota

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Posted 25 April 2013 - 09:32 AM

Well by the time May rolls around , we will know wheter we are contenders or pretenders...
Sadly me thinks the later will prevale


go Twins

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Posted 25 April 2013 - 11:12 AM

Don't have to face Darvish. Off to a good start already!

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Posted 25 April 2013 - 11:13 AM

It bothers me that the Twins are giving away cowboy hats when the Rangers are in town

#7 Brock Beauchamp

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Posted 25 April 2013 - 11:16 AM

Don't have to face Darvish. Off to a good start already!


Dude needs to change his last name to Dervish and his first name to Whirling.

I mean, who wouldn't want that name? It's already pretty close... Yu Darvish, Wi Dervish. Pretty close but one is a hell of a lot cooler.

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Posted 25 April 2013 - 11:24 AM

From fangraphs today, I present: The Coolest Baseball Gif of All Time:

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Edited by Willihammer, 25 April 2013 - 11:28 AM.


#9 big dog

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Posted 25 April 2013 - 01:36 PM

This looks to be a tough series based on the ERA of the SP. They all have an ERA less than 3.25.


Yeah, and that's not even considering how effective the Rangers are at hitting the absolute snot out of the ball.

#10 glunn

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Posted 25 April 2013 - 02:02 PM

Maybe the weather will allow a respite until the Rangers cool down?

#11 ashburyjohn

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Posted 25 April 2013 - 02:26 PM

From fangraphs today, I present: The Coolest Baseball Gif of All Time:


He's tipping his pitches. If I noticed a couple of pixels out of place, I'm sure the batters can too.

#12 ashburyjohn

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Posted 25 April 2013 - 06:17 PM

So, three batters up, three down. Avoided the first inning pitching jitters.

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Posted 25 April 2013 - 06:17 PM

Someone from Central Michigan goes #1 in the NFL draft. Big Ten recruiters dropping the ball?

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Posted 25 April 2013 - 06:24 PM

So, three batters up, three down. Avoided the first inning pitching jitters.


Somewhere in a Rangers chat room... Someone posted the exact same thing.

#15 ashburyjohn

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Posted 25 April 2013 - 06:26 PM

Someone from Central Michigan goes #1 in the NFL draft. Big Ten recruiters dropping the ball?


Well, CMU did go 7-6 this season, so I guess their big guy up front was doing something right.

#16 ashburyjohn

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Posted 25 April 2013 - 06:26 PM

I hope TF attendance isn't in a slump like TD attendance. Folks are missing out on the new game avatar, courtesy of Willihammer.

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Posted 25 April 2013 - 06:28 PM

Another Tackle taken in the #2 spot.

Son I'd like you to play Tackle for our offense.

Offense? Tackle? Do we fumble a lot?

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Posted 25 April 2013 - 06:29 PM

Nick Tepesch's mlb.com picture:

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Posted 25 April 2013 - 06:31 PM

Nick Tepesch's mlb.com picture:

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Mom ain't putting that on the refrigerator.

#20 ashburyjohn

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Posted 25 April 2013 - 06:32 PM

Nick Tepesch's mlb.com picture:


Gah. No one use that for an avatar, please.

#21 Riverbrian

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Posted 25 April 2013 - 06:32 PM

Nicely done Parm

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Posted 25 April 2013 - 06:34 PM

Another Tackle taken in the #2 spot.
Son I'd like you to play Tackle for our offense.
Offense? Tackle? Do we fumble a lot?


Not a sexy draft so far, but sometimes that's where you build a championship.

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Posted 25 April 2013 - 06:35 PM

Guess the strategy, again, is not to pitch to the bottom of the strike zone.... (shakes head)

#24 Riverbrian

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Posted 25 April 2013 - 06:35 PM

Them damn second inning jitters.

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Posted 25 April 2013 - 06:35 PM

Nicely done Parm


Isn't Cruz the guy who sorta cost his team a World Series win a couple of years ago?

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Posted 25 April 2013 - 06:37 PM

Not a sexy draft so far, but sometimes that's where you build a championship.


If I was an NFL GM... Offensive and Defensive Line would be focus #1... A QB with time can look like Pro Bowler.

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Posted 25 April 2013 - 06:38 PM

That was Doziers Fault... He hesitated... He should have been there.

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Posted 25 April 2013 - 06:39 PM

If I was an NFL GM... Offensive and Defensive Line would be focus #1... A QB with time can look like Pro Bowler.


*cough* Kurt Warner *cough*

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Posted 25 April 2013 - 06:43 PM

Six fouls and counting. Where's the out pitch?

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Posted 25 April 2013 - 06:44 PM

51 pitches in two innings. I'm starting to believe that Worley won't throw a complete game today.