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    Twins vs Tigers Opening SeriesIt's Opening Day!

    In a rare Opening Day homestand, Target Field looks to be blustery and cold for the home opener as baseball begins anew in 2013.

    Several questions linger from Spring Training... How will the Twins pitching staff hold up amidst several injuries? How will the new pick-ups Vance Worley, Kevin Correia, and Mike Pelfrey perform in this opening set against the reigning division champs?

    Game one will pit trade acquisition Vance Worley against former Cy Young winner Justin Verlander.

    Game two will see free agent acquisition Kevin Correia line up against Anibal Sanchez.

    Game three has Tommy John recipient Mike Pelfrey square off against Rick Porcello.

    2012 Team Statistics:

    Twins:
    Joe Mauer 147 545 81 174 31 4 10 85 243 90 88 8 .319 .416 .446 .861 4.9
    Ben Revere 124 511 70 150 13 6 0 32 175 29 54 40 .294 .333 .342 .675 1.7
    Denard Span 128 516 71 146 38 4 4 41 204 47 62 17 .283 .342 .395 .738 2.8
    Ryan Doumit 134 484 56 133 34 1 18 75 223 29 98 0 .275 .320 .461 .781 2.1
    Jamey Carroll 138 470 65 126 18 1 1 40 149 52 65 9 .268 .343 .317 .660 1.8
    Justin Morneau 134 505 63 135 26 2 19 77 222 49 102 1 .267 .333 .440 .773 1.1
    Josh Willingham 145 519 85 135 30 1 35 110 272 76 141 3 .260 .366 .524 .890 4.4
    Darin Mastroianni 77 163 22 41 3 2 3 17 57 18 45 21 .252 .328 .350 .678 0.4
    Alexi Casilla 106 299 33 72 17 2 1 30 96 16 52 21 .241 .282 .321 .603 0.4
    Trevor Plouffe 119 422 56 99 19 1 24 55 192 37 92 1 .235 .301 .455 .756 1.8
    Brian Dozier 84 316 33 74 11 1 6 33 105 16 58 9 .234 .271 .332 .603 0.5
    Chris Parmelee 64 192 18 44 10 2 5 20 73 13 52 0 .229 .290 .380 .671 -0.2
    Matt Carson 26 66 3 15 1 0 0 4 16 2 21 0 .227 .246 .242 .489 -0.3
    Eduardo Escobar 14 44 4 10 0 0 0 6 10 2 8 1 .227 .271 .227 .498 -0.1
    Pedro Florimon 43 137 16 30 5 2 1 10 42 10 30 3 .219 .272 .307 .579 0.1
    Tigers:
    Hernan Perez 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .500 .500 .500 1.000 0.0
    Miguel Cabrera 161 622 109 205 40 0 44 139 377 66 98 4 .330 .393 .606 .999 7.5
    Andy Dirks 88 314 56 101 18 5 8 35 153 23 53 1 .322 .370 .487 .857 1.9
    Avisail Garcia 23 47 7 15 0 0 0 3 15 3 10 0 .319 .373 .319 .692 -0.1
    Prince Fielder 162 581 83 182 33 1 30 108 307 85 84 1 .313 .412 .528 .940 5.0
    Austin Jackson 137 543 103 163 29 10 16 66 260 67 134 12 .300 .377 .479 .856 4.9
    Gerald Laird 63 174 24 49 8 1 2 11 65 14 21 0 .282 .337 .374 .710 0.6
    Delmon Young 151 574 54 153 27 1 18 74 236 20 112 0 .267 .296 .411 .707 -0.7
    Quintin Berry 94 291 44 75 10 6 2 29 103 25 80 21 .258 .330 .354 .684 0.9
    Omar Infante 64 226 27 58 7 5 4 20 87 9 23 7 .257 .283 .385 .668 0.4
    Bryan Holaday 6 12 3 3 1 0 0 0 4 0 2 0 .250 .250 .333 .583 0.0
    Alex Avila 116 367 42 89 21 2 9 48 141 61 104 2 .243 .352 .384 .736 1.7
    Brennan Boesch 132 470 52 113 22 2 12 54 175 26 104 6 .240 .286 .372 .659 -0.4
    Jhonny Peralta 150 531 58 127 32 3 13 63 204 49 105 1 .239 .305 .384 .689 1.1
    Danny Worth 43 74 9 16 3 0 0 3 19 13 23 0 .216 .330 .257 .586 0.1
    Ramon Santiago 93 228 19 47 7 1 2 17 62 20 39 1 .206 .283 .272 .555 -0.6
    Jeff Baker 15 35 1 7 2 0 0 4 9 2 10 0 .200 .243 .257 .500 -0.1
    Brad Eldred 5 16 1 3 1 1 0 1 6 1 6 0 .188 .235 .375 .610 -0.1
    Don Kelly 75 113 14 21 2 1 1 7 28 14 22 2 .186 .276 .248 .523 -0.6
    Ryan Raburn 66 205 14 35 14 0 1 12 52 13 53 1 .171 .226 .254 .480 -1.6
    Comments 293 Comments
    1. Brock Beauchamp's Avatar
      Brock Beauchamp -
      Oh, COME ON. Could you guys go one inning without doing something clownish?
    1. amjgt's Avatar
      amjgt -
      Geez, what the opposite of "doing the little things?"
    1. USAFChief's Avatar
      USAFChief -
      New idea for contest: Name the game and inning Worley gets through a frame unscored upon. I'll repeat my earlier guess.
    1. Brock Beauchamp's Avatar
      Brock Beauchamp -
      WOW. Okay. Nice glovework, Florimon.
    1. Brock Beauchamp's Avatar
      Brock Beauchamp -
      Sigh. At least nobody scored that inning.
    1. USAFChief's Avatar
      USAFChief -
      I win again!
    1. Ultima Ratio's Avatar
      Ultima Ratio -
      Vance almost got Morneau to tear a groin there. Pick it up buddy.
    1. notoriousgod71's Avatar
      notoriousgod71 -
      Quote Originally Posted by mike wants wins View Post
      could not disagree more, I want more interleague play. I wanted to see Bonds live, in person. Why not let people see the best players live?
      With the way FA is there's very little chance you won't be able to see your favorite player at some point. Otherwise Milwaukee is just a short drive away! I am a traditionalist, however, so I'd like to see no interleague play.
    1. GCTF's Avatar
      GCTF -
      Quote Originally Posted by USAFChief View Post
      I win again!
      Predict the game and inning in which the Twins get a hit.
    1. USAFChief's Avatar
      USAFChief -
      Quote Originally Posted by GCTF View Post
      Predict the game and inning in which the Twins get a hit.
      Game 2, inning 2. 2014.
    1. GCTF's Avatar
      GCTF -
      Quote Originally Posted by USAFChief View Post
      Game 2, inning 2. 2014.
      So close.
    1. USAFChief's Avatar
      USAFChief -
      I win again!!
    1. Brock Beauchamp's Avatar
      Brock Beauchamp -
      A Tiger hitter swung at a pitch and did not make contact.

      Is that legal?
    1. USAFChief's Avatar
      USAFChief -
      Is this really the best TD posters can do for an opening day game thread? Gonna be a long season.
    1. snepp's Avatar
      snepp -
      Quote Originally Posted by USAFChief View Post
      Is this really the best TD posters can do for an opening day game thread? Gonna be a long season.
      Drinking isn't allowed in the typical workplace.
    1. GCTF's Avatar
      GCTF -
      Floor-E-moan.
    1. notoriousgod71's Avatar
      notoriousgod71 -
      Bring back Castro, JFC.
    1. snepp's Avatar
      snepp -
      There's the Florimon we're going to learn to love.
    1. notoriousgod71's Avatar
      notoriousgod71 -
      Quote Originally Posted by USAFChief View Post
      Is this really the best TD posters can do for an opening day game thread? Gonna be a long season.
      That's what we're all afraid of.
    1. USAFChief's Avatar
      USAFChief -
      Quote Originally Posted by snepp View Post
      Drinking isn't allowed in the typical workplace.
      Forgive me, I'm from the Madmen generation. Drinking is mandatory in the workplace.
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