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#1 Seth Stohs

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 12:17 PM

The Red Wings open their season this afternoon against Bryce Harper and Syracuse. Here are the lineups: Red Wings Brian Dozier SS Tsuyoshi Nishioka 2B Joe Benson CF Aaron Bates 1B Rene Tosoni LF Matt Carson RF Brian Dinkelman DH Michael Hollimon 3B Drew Butera C SP: PJ Walters Corey Brown LF Seth Bynum SS Xavier Paul RF Tyler Moore 1B Bryce Harper CF Jason Michaels DH Mark Teahen 3B Jhonatan Solano C Jarrett Hoffpauir 2B SP: Mitch Atkins

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 12:24 PM

Other than Butera, this lineup is as good as any IL lineup.
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#3 Seth Stohs

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 12:48 PM

Brian Dozier led off with a double... a batter later, Joe Benson walked. PJ Walters, a scoreless first frame.

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 01:18 PM

Top 3... Dozier singled, went to 2B on a walk and third on a groundout by Nishioka. Joe Benson walked. With two outs, Benson stole 2B, and Dozier scored on the catcher's throwing error. Aaron Bates walked. End of 2 1/2 innings, Red Wings 1-0 lead.

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 01:19 PM

Brian Dozier led off with a double... a batter later, Joe Benson walked.

PJ Walters, a scoreless first frame.


Nishioka pop out to first. Go ahead, note his outs> I expect a lot of them from him :)

Benson 2 walks already. encouraging.

#6 Seth Stohs

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 01:29 PM

PJ Walters with three scoreless innings, but 57 pitches already.

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 01:32 PM

Carson leads off 3rd w/triple. Appears via Gameday to have been off CF fence.

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 01:36 PM

Dinkleman/Hollimon fan, Dru pops to short. leadoff triple wasted.

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 02:00 PM

PJ Walters with four shutout innings, two hits, two walks, four strikeouts... 71 pitches, just 43 strikes. Jeff Manship enters the game.

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 02:20 PM

Matt Carson hsa a single, triple and double in his first three Red Wings at bats.

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 02:22 PM

Drew Butera sac fly scores Carson to give the Red Wigns a 2-0 lead in the 6th.

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 02:25 PM

Dinkleman scored on Butera sac fly to make it 2-0. Dinkleman got on after a FC/Teahan throwing error. Dozier walked in that inning, has been on base 3 times.

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 02:26 PM

Nishioka is 0-3.

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 02:32 PM

Tyler Robertson matches up lefty/lefty with Harper and fans him in the sixth, with a runner on.

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 02:44 PM

Carson 4-4 Dinkleman triples in 2 4-0 Roch.

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 02:45 PM

5-0... Clutch by Dinkelman, especially coming against a lefty.

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 02:50 PM

Dru 2 run HR. 7-0 Gardy is probably on the phone with TRyan trying to get him called up. :)

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 02:51 PM

Ed literally took the words (re: Gardy phone call) out of my mouth/fingers.

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 03:13 PM

7-4 Rochester ahead

#20 Mr. Ed

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 03:15 PM

Brendan Wise gave up a 2 run single and 2 run double in the 7th, 7-4 Roch.

#21 Mr. Ed

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 03:45 PM

Casey Fien with a 1-2-3 9th and Roch wins 7-4.

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 04:32 PM

Good for Drew. He should be motivated to show the Twins he can improve his bat. I don't want him called up, but I'll admire that he went up to bat in Triple A after two seasons in the bigs and is doing what he can to try and make it back up.

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 09:24 PM

If the twins can hang around in the central throughout the summer, Drew would be a great September callup. He is a great late inning defensive replacement. We just have to make sure we aren't in a position to rely on his hitting.

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 10:51 PM

Matt Carson was the guy I wanted the Twins to keep around as a power guy (unlike Burroughs). I like his first day a lot.