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Game Thread: Twins @ Royals, 6/5 - 7:10pm

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#1 Brock Beauchamp

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Posted 05 June 2013 - 06:10 AM

Lineups:

Twins:
[FONT=Arial]Eduardo Escobar 3B[/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]Chris Parmelee RF[/FONT]
[FONT=Arial]Brian Dozier 2B[/FONT]
[FONT=Arial]Aaron Hicks CF[/FONT]
[FONT=Arial]Pedro Florimon SS[/FONT]
[FONT=Arial](P.J. Walters P)[/FONT]

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

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Posted 05 June 2013 - 04:17 PM

Except maybe against lefties, looks like Gardy's settled on his starting lineup. Platoon at third base to lead off, then same as yesterday. I kinda like it.

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Posted 05 June 2013 - 04:20 PM

Except maybe against lefties, looks like Gardy's settled on his starting lineup. Platoon at third base to lead off, then same as yesterday. I kinda like it.


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Posted 05 June 2013 - 05:34 PM

No one is being hurt by the lineup. The bench of utility infielder(s) Carroll/Escobar and non-prospects Herrmann and Thomas isn't very strong, but they are drawing major league salaries for watching basically the best nine the Twins have take their hacks.

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Posted 05 June 2013 - 05:42 PM

Where is Snepp and Glorm with our badges?
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Posted 05 June 2013 - 05:43 PM

Makes you wonder where Plouffe fits in if the Team continues to succeed with this lineup.

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Posted 05 June 2013 - 05:46 PM

Can we do it again?

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Posted 05 June 2013 - 05:47 PM

Makes you wonder where Plouffe fits in if the Team continues to succeed with this lineup.


Plouffe will jump right back into the lineup I assume.
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Posted 05 June 2013 - 05:47 PM

As long as they are performing... Stay on the bus as long as you can.


I suspect this is Gardy's reasoning. Not some kind of superstitious thing like wearing the same underwear during a winning streak. Just a conviction that this is what's best. When it goes well, this is the Gardy I like - though I'm willing to second guess when it doesn't go well. :)

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Posted 05 June 2013 - 05:50 PM

Maybe Dozier will be gone and Carroll and Escobar will be platooning at 2B or Plouffe will be benched or Dozier will lead off? Anyway you slice it Plouffe doesn't fit as this batting order is currently constructed and having moderate success. Take your time getting healthy Trevor because if you're not "hitting the fire out of the ball" when you come back you may not have a starting job.

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Posted 05 June 2013 - 05:50 PM

Plouffe will jump right back into the lineup I assume.



...leading off. I like it.[COLOR=#99CCFF][FONT=Times]Posted Image[/FONT][/COLOR]
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Posted 05 June 2013 - 05:51 PM

Can we do it again?


Gun... Yes we Can!!!

Personally... I once made a half court shot with my eyes closed... I was asked if I could do that again... I said Yes I Can... One month later... I did it again.

You gotta believe!!!
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Posted 05 June 2013 - 05:53 PM

I suspect this is Gardy's reasoning. Not some kind of superstitious thing like wearing the same underwear during a winning streak. Just a conviction that this is what's best. When it goes well, this is the Gardy I like - though I'm willing to second guess when it doesn't go well. :)


Gardy better be wearing the same underwear!!! You don't mess with a streak.

Wait a sec... Mess... Streak... Underwear...

I think I'm about to be misunderstood.
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Posted 05 June 2013 - 05:54 PM

Maybe Dozier will be gone and Carroll and Escobar will be platooning at 2B or Plouffe will be benched or Dozier will lead off? Anyway you slice it Plouffe doesn't fit as this batting order is currently constructed and having moderate success. Take your time getting healthy Trevor because if you're not "hitting the fire out of the ball" when you come back you may not have a starting job.


This is Plouffes year to prove he is more that a one month guy.
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Posted 05 June 2013 - 05:56 PM

Makes you wonder where Plouffe fits in if the Team continues to succeed with this lineup.


My guess is Gardy would be running him out there every day, assuming he was putting up acceptable numbers (Dozier = acceptable for instance), and shuffle the lineup to put someone else at leadoff (Dozier for instance, again).

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Posted 05 June 2013 - 05:59 PM

What I'm really wondering before this game is can PJ Walters be this season's Scott Diamond? The Twins need someone that can consistently go deep into games.

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Posted 05 June 2013 - 06:00 PM

What I'm really wondering before this game is can PJ Walters be this season's Scott Diamond? The Twins need someone that can consistently go deep into games.


We all are... We all are... Just keep us in the game PJ... Just keep us in the game...

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Posted 05 June 2013 - 06:02 PM

Dozier's swing has looked so much better over the last week. I just worry he'll change up what he's doing if they move him up to lead off again.

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Posted 05 June 2013 - 06:05 PM

Dozier's swing has looked so much better over the last week. I just worry he'll change up what he's doing if they move him up to lead off again.


I don't think you have to worry about that... Swings are temperamental. A batters head can lose itself and start chasing pitches.

There's a good chance he will regress all by himself without a lineup spot change.
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Posted 05 June 2013 - 06:08 PM

What I'm really wondering before this game is can PJ Walters be this season's Scott Diamond? The Twins need someone that can consistently go deep into games.


If Walters is this season's Diamond (in the rough, hyuk yuk yuk), it won't be all that much like Diamond himself - a 28 year old coming into the season with 100+ innings of 6.00 ERA after having been granted free agency the previous two winters isn't a good bet to suddenly have found himself. If he did, on some other teams you would suspect PEDs or an illegal pitch; things the Twins aren't really known for promoting or harboring.

Can always hope for the best of course. "Fairy tales can come true, it can happen to you If you're young at heart..."

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Posted 05 June 2013 - 06:13 PM

A leadoff walk. Should be a big inning.

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Posted 05 June 2013 - 06:13 PM

Lead Off Walk... I approve!!!
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Posted 05 June 2013 - 06:13 PM

A leadoff walk. Should be a big inning.


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Posted 05 June 2013 - 06:14 PM

That Mauer K was your fault.
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Posted 05 June 2013 - 06:15 PM

Mauersie continues on his quest to strikeout more this season than all of his previous seasons combined.

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Posted 05 June 2013 - 06:15 PM

K number 51 on the year for Mauer.

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Posted 05 June 2013 - 06:16 PM

K number 51 on the year for Mauer.


Yeah but how many of those 51 strikeouts can be directly attributed to Ashbury?
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Posted 05 June 2013 - 06:17 PM

K number 51 on the year for Mauer.


That Mauer K was your fault.


Please explain the other fifty.

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Posted 05 June 2013 - 06:18 PM

It looked like the KC rightfielder got caught staring at some female in the crowd when Willingham hit that.

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Posted 05 June 2013 - 06:18 PM

Nice hit and run