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Thread: Game Thread: Twins @ White Sox, 4/2/14@1:10pm CT

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    Game Thread: Twins @ White Sox, 4/2/14@1:10pm CT

    Gametime weather: Mostly cloudy with a 40-percent chance of rain. Winds blowing in from left field at 10-15 m.p.h. Temperature around 35.

    Twins:
    SP, Correia

    Dozier 2B
    Mauer 1B
    Willingham DH
    Kubel LF
    Plouffe 3B
    Arcia RF
    Suzuki C
    Hicks CF
    Florimon SS

    Sox:
    SP, Paulino

    Eaten CF
    Semien 3B
    Abreu 1B
    Dunn DH
    Garcia RF
    De Aza LF
    Ramirez SS
    Flowers C
    Garcia 2B

    Brian's gonna be doing a lot of thinking this year ... watch this space later.
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    Thank You ChiTown... I am going to do a lot of thinking. 75% of such thinking... I'm gonna keep to myself. Others really shouldn't be aware of really is going on inside my head.

    Things to think about:

    1. The White Sox -- My hatred for this team knows no bounds. My hatred for the White Sox is so strong that I've thought about them 6 times today and I haven't even thought about the Twins.

    2. The Windy City -- Let's get something straight... I live in Eastern North Dakota. We don't have any trees or tall buildings and the wind blows constantly. When we hear the term Windy City applied to Chicago we think... "Yeah Sure... Whatever". Researching it more... you find out that the term "Windy City" for Chicago has nothing to do with wind. It's because of Chicago Politicians and the self promotion that comes out of Chicago. Cincinnati called Chicago the "Windy City" because Chicago started packing more meat than Cincinnati did and Chicago let everyone know that they were. Followed by the World's Fair being staged in Chicago and the promotion of the City to win the bid to host the World's Fair and the "Windy" nature of the politics that come out of the city.
    So Let's be clear... Windy City has nothing to do with wind at all. The Politicians will be blowing in from Left Field today.

    3. Pinto -- He's not in the lineup today... How could he possible play when Suzuki has 100 percent of the team's RBI's this year.

    4. Hicks -- He's 2 for 3 and looking like a great candidate to be the 2014 version of Brian Dozier. I hope so and I'll feel a lot better about things if he is.

    5. April 2nd -- On this date in 1863 there was a bread revolt in Richmond Virginia... The price of bread had risen to impossible to pay levels which caused riots across the south. Bread revolts returned in the 1970's across the nation after hearing the Song "If".

    On this date in 1978 Dallas airs for the 1st time on CBS... The show with Larry Hagman in the lead role goes on to a long successful run despite not having Barbara Eden granting wishes or Bill Daily bungling things up and setting the space program back 30 years.

    On this date in 1982 Argentina seized the Falkland Islands from Great Britain. It was all part of a master plan for Argentina to control the Sheep Farming economy world wide. If England wouldn't have stepped in and stopped them... Turkey and Greece were the next planned Argentina conquests.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChiTownTwinsFan View Post
    Gametime weather: Mostly cloudy with a 40-percent chance of rain. Winds blowing in from left field at 10-15 m.p.h. Temperature around 35.
    Nolasco is glad he got to start Monday.

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    Yeah ... the chill came back but good. That wind is wicked bad.

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    At least they don't have 6-10" of snow in the forecast.

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    Very optimistic about this game. Historically we've had some success against Paulino. Hammer is 3/6 lifetime I believe, so this might be a good measure of where he is in relation to his past performances. I'm also calling a Correia quality start.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe A. Preusser View Post
    Very optimistic about this game. Historically we've had some success against Paulino. Hammer is 3/6 lifetime I believe, so this might be a good measure of where he is in relation to his past performances. I'm also calling a Correia quality start.
    I like the way you think.

    I'm thinking one of the lefties, maybe Arcia, beats back the wind.

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    I initially thought Gardy used his head and put Mauer in the second spot but saw Willingham right behind him.

    The thing that really worries me this year is getting swept way to many times. I'll settle for a win in each series. So let's get a win and avoid the sweep. Wonder how many times we got swept last year?

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    Quote Originally Posted by crarko View Post
    At least they don't have 6-10" of snow in the forecast.
    I'm tempted to issue you an infraction for the use of that 4-letter 's' word!

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    I'm not saying that I don't like this lineup, but I just don't like how they "rewarded" Suzuki for his 2-4, 3RBI opening day by moving him down to the 7 spot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChiTownTwinsFan View Post

    Dozier 2B
    Mauer 1B
    Willingham DH
    Kubel LF
    Plouffe 3B
    Arcia RF
    Suzuki C
    Hicks CF
    Florimon SS
    Looks like Gardy took my Suzuki/Florimon double-switch analysis to heart!!!

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    I was excited to see Pinto make the opening day roster, but if this is going to be the norm, just send him down and bring up Hermann.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChiTownTwinsFan View Post
    That wind is wicked bad.
    The game was moved to Bahhston?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe A. Preusser View Post
    I'm also calling a Correia quality start.
    I'm as pleasantly surprised by Correia's steady 2013 as anybody, but I'm still not quite ready to call a QS for him until around the 7th inning, maybe the 8th.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChiTownTwinsFan View Post
    I'm tempted to issue you an infraction for the use of that 4-letter 's' word!
    Heh. I'm probably a few behind anyway.

    My dogs will be overjoyed, of course. They've been a couple of days without drifts to dive in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChiTownTwinsFan View Post
    I'm tempted to issue you an infraction for the use of that 4-letter 's' word!
    We got about 2 feet at the upper elevations the other night here at Tahoe. That's bullsnow, man!

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    Quote Originally Posted by amjgt View Post
    Looks like Gardy took my Suzuki/Florimon double-switch analysis to heart!!!
    The manager, avid reader of TD that he is, also appreciates the suggestion to give Perkins a try at closer, a couple seasons back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ashburyjohn View Post
    The game was moved to Bahhston?
    Huh, never heard of the place. Is that one of those sheep-farming cities Brian was talking about?

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    I like Correia on the mound today. He probably has the best shot outside of Nolasco to buckle down against the elements and use it to his advantage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amjgt View Post
    I was excited to see Pinto make the opening day roster, but if this is going to be the norm, just send him down and bring up Hermann.
    He would have played 0 games in Rochester by now also. Interested in seeing Kubel's at bats

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    The report is Gardy says Pinto will start and catch Hughes tomorrow.

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