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Thread: Game Thread: Royals@Twins 4/12 1:10PM

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    Terrible bunt, Shields had Kubel at third, and Shields completely flubbed it. Let's go Hicks.

    Great at-bat by Hicks. He had fastball swings at two changeups, then laid off changeups on 2-2 and 3-2 to get a walk.
    Last edited by big dog; 04-12-2014 at 01:41 PM.

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    Thatta kid Hicks
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    Somewhere, Ron Gardenhire is saying, "Way to go, Hicksie!"

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    Not a shocker that Florimon struck out, but that was a good pitch
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    "You miss none of the balls you don't swing at."
    -P. Florimon

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    That was interesting.

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    How much longer do we have to be subjected to Florimon?

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    I'm not going to lie- I signed it to complain about what I assumed would be ruled a hit for Dozier.

    Thankfully Stew must be scoring the game today.

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    Dick baffled as to why the Royals aren't walking Mauer.

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    Mauer Power!!

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    Homerun Joe Mauer!
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    Geez, that Mauer just doesn't know how to take at bats.

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    Joe Mauer, singles hitter.

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    Oh HECK Yea!!!

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    You don't pitch to Joe Mauer!

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    Players are making a strong case for a new manager. Reminds me of a few years ago when the Twins actually beat the Yankees when Gardenhire was absent.

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    Twins hitters have taken a lot of walks so far this year
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    Happiest guy in the dugout, after Joe? Gotta be Nolasco. In fact he might even be happier than Joe.

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    Finally, Joe turns on the power! BOOM!

    I'm much more surprised by Dozier's 4 home runs. Wowzers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Riverbrian View Post
    Game-time forecast: Mostly cloudy. Winds blowing out to left field at 5-15 m.p.h. Temperature around 60.

    Royals:
    SP, Shields

    Aoki EF
    Infante 2B
    Hosmer 1B
    Butler DH
    Gordon LF
    Perez C
    Moustakas 3B
    Cain CF
    Escobar SS

    Twins:
    SP, Nolasco

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

    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Things to Think About:

    1. Saving for a Rainy Day -- Most Americans are busy living from check to check. 57% of all working Americans have less than $25K in savings and investments. With statistics like that... Why are the Twins scoring 10 runs in a game on a Friday with Saturday and Sunday left to play. On the other hand after 2013... The Twins should have a ton of savings.

    2. Ricky Nolasco -- Start Number 3 for Nolasco... 1st start... 6IP 10H 5R... Two De Aza Home Runs. He actually had 3 decent innings in that game and 3 not so decent. 2nd start... 4IP 7H 5R... Yan Gomes took him deep. The Twins spotted him a good lead which he gave up. I'd say 2 decent innings and 2 not so decent. If I can be Captain Obvious for a moment. Ricky has to stop giving up the big innings... That will help immensely. He matches up against James Shields today and he will have to match up against the top starters for awhile until things get out of kilter rotation wise.

    3. Jason Kubel and Trevor Plouffe -- Kubel is Hotter than a pistol!!! I think he must be seeing the baseball real well right now. So what Jason Kubel do we have? The Jason who hit .216 in 2013 or the Jason who hit 30 home runs in 2012? It's too soon to tell but it sure seems like the Jason who had an OPS+ over 100 every year from 2007 to 2012. 2013 just might have been an injury nightmare. I think it's ok to let your guard down and feel good about his homecoming. If he struggles later... we can call the Twins front office terrible things at that time. As for Plouffe... I'm loving the discipline at the plate. I love that he is going the other way and opening up the entire field. A productive Plouffe is huge for the Twins.

    4. Chris Colabello -- I'm beginning to think he should just be thought number 4 every game thread. He's a feel good story and it makes me feel good. Another clutch hit yesterday with runners to bring home.

    5. Warmer Weather -- I can tell it's getting warmer because a fly has been flying around me and bugging me while I typed thoughts 1 through 3. Haven't seen a fly in awhile so I assume its starting to warm up.

    I captured the Fly... I tore his wings off and then I told him that he is no longer "A Fly".

    He is now "A Walk"
    Brian, your setups are always great, but this one is exceptionally great. Thanks for doing this!

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