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Thread: Game Thread: Twins v A's, 4/9@ 12:10pm CT

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    Game Thread: Twins v A's, 4/9@ 12:10pm CT

    Gametime forecast: 56°F • Partly Cloudy • 0% PoP

    A's:
    SP, Chavez

    Fuld CF
    Lowrie SS
    Donaldson 3B
    Moss 1B
    Cespedes LF
    Callaspo DH
    Jaso CF
    Reddick RF
    Sogard 2B

    Twins:
    SP, Hughes

    lineup tba

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    Check this space later, Brian's thinking:



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    Thanks ChiTown... Umm... Where are my Clothes and La-Z-Boy?

    Things to Think About:

    1. Phil Hughes -- 5 Innings in his last start... He was sharp until he fell apart... Hopefully today he can be sharp... without the falling apart part. Let's get 100 decent pitches out of him... If we can't get 100 decent pitches out of him... I hope that he contributes to charity or something because he's making some pretty good money.

    2. Yeonis Cespedes -- Watching him swing this year... He seems rejuvenated... He will make me nervous each time he comes to the plate... There is some talent on that Island called Cuba.

    3. SS -- It sounds like... Eduardo Nunez is just going to spend a little time in Rochester to get warmed up and will be called up fairly shortly. Once that happens... who is the casualty? Bartlett? Florimon? Escobar?

    I'm a Florimon supporter because of his defense. I can tolerate .220 but when you start talking about .180... I do start to lose interest. I don't think Nunez is the defensive nightmare that Yankee fans paint him as... But I do believe that he is nowhere near what Florimon brings with the glove and this pitching staff needs glove help to be decent. Florimon is pretty spectacular but if he doesn't find a way to punch a couple past the defense with the bat... The Twins are correct to look elsewhere.

    I'm not sure what role Escobar plays with the club. The acquisition of Nunez seems to suggest that the Twins don't have a lot of confidence in Escobar... And I'm still unclear who backs up in CF. It seems to be Escobar or Bartlett and the thought of that still makes me shake my head. It seems to me that we could use two middle infield types... Pick Two and then try to bring in an OF with CF ability. In the end... I'm glad they acquired Nunez but I'm not sure what happens when he is called up. It probably won't be what I would do.

    4. Herrmann -- He gets the start in RF... Welcome to the Show!!! He probably likes the Twins Cities more than he likes Rochester. I'm just guessing because the Mall of America is a big draw.

    5. Ames Iowa -- Last night a crowd of Iowa State college students turned violent... Overturning cars and ripping down light poles. It all occurred during an annual celebration called Veishea Week. I assume they must have run out of Maid-Rites and the crowd lost it. The question must be asked... Is this Heaven? Or is this Iowa?
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    Better Rodin than the one on the toilet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JB_Iowa View Post
    Better Rodin than the one on the toilet.
    I don't know. Rodin might be a little too classy for this thread.
    You can come up with statistics to prove anything. Forty percent of all people know that.

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    Still no Arcia or Willingham in the starting lineup today, but also no word either is going to the DL. Both should be available off the bench then, I guess.

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    A triple header for me today! Twins and then 2 Miracle games, whoo hoo!

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    Can't wait to see a few Miracle games this summer. Unfortunately none will be at home when I'm there in May and they won't be playing in a convenient location to travel to.

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    The report now is that Arcia is likely to go on the DL. No mention of who will be called up, but Mastroianni did have a six hit day yesterday.

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    I get to watch my daughter play in her first pro playoff match today. They get pretty sweet playoff money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by James View Post
    I don't know. Rodin might be a little too classy for this thread.


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    Quote Originally Posted by ChiTownTwinsFan View Post

    5. Ames Iowa -- Last night a crowd of Iowa State college students turned violent... Overturning cars and ripping down light poles. It all occurred during an annual celebration called Veishea Week. I assume they must have run out of Maid-Rites and the crowd lost it. The question must be asked... Is this Heaven? Or is this Iowa?
    I go to Iowa State but was not anywhere near the riots last night. Two cars, a few light posts and stop signs taken down...and it was only Tuesday. I have a feeling it will unfortunately only get worse by the weekend.

    As for the possibility of Arcia going to the DL, I really hope that he can avoid it, but if he does I would like to see a CF (most likely Mastro) come up

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    One of my favorites. My nephews called it 'The Rubber Chicken movie' when they were small.

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    Helluva start.
    Chris Hermann solves everything. hat tip to jokin

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    Quote Originally Posted by GCTF View Post
    Helluva start.
    Yep, it's definitely a Twins game.

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    Things to think about.

    6. I was thinking about putting up a poll as to when each of the starters in the rotation would have at least one win. But me putting up a poll and getting a wins have about the same odds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChiTownTwinsFan View Post

    1. Phil Hughes -- 5 Innings in his last start... He was sharp until he fell apart... Hopefully today he can be sharp... without the falling apart part.

    Or fall apart without being sharp.

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    I know this is random, but have any of you guys had a dog that strained or tore a groin?

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    Hughessie using up all of his pitch count on one batter.
    Chris Hermann solves everything. hat tip to jokin

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    Walks will KILL!

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    I'm kgonna change my hope for 70 good pitches from Phil Hughes. Starting now!!!
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    Well this game could have started better
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