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    Article: Cedar Rapids Kernels are ready for Opening Day!


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    Living in Mason City, IA, i was excited to see this. 2 Hour drive either way to see some Twins baseball! Was hoping that Sano would be on the roster this year to get a glimpse of the young phenom. Excited to see Buxton and Kepler and the rest! Win Twins! (and Kernels!)
    Thanks for the article Seth!!!

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    There are some terrific prospects and great character kids on this roster. The Twins encourage them to be very fan-friendly, so it should certainly be a great experience if you're able to make it. I see that tonight the gates open at 4:35.

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    Any idea on a lineup for tonights game. Who are the favorites to play where and hit where?

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    Nice read Seth. I'm hoping to make a run down there sometime this summer.

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    I just hope with all the hype that this team doesn't dissapoint this year. Rookie league stats in particular are dangerous to go by. I agree that there's a lot of hope, but it seems as though there's a lot more buzz than there should be... Hope I'm wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lightfoot789 View Post
    Any idea on a lineup for tonights game. Who are the favorites to play where and hit where?
    They've basically said that Byron Buxton will lead off and play centerfield. Other than that, I'd guess:

    Jairo Rodriguez will start behind the plate. Dalton Hicks at 1B. I'll guess Jorge Polanco at 2B, although Candido Pimentel could. Niko Goodrum will be at shortstop. Travis Harrison at 3B. JD Williams in LF (Romy Jimenez could play there too). Buxton in CF. Adam Walker in right field. Drew Leachman probably DH. Taylor Rogers will be the starting pitcher.

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    Quote Originally Posted by diehardtwinsfan View Post
    I just hope with all the hype that this team doesn't dissapoint this year. Rookie league stats in particular are dangerous to go by. I agree that there's a lot of hope, but it seems as though there's a lot more buzz than there should be... Hope I'm wrong.
    Last year, the E-Twins won the Appy League title and won a lot. Beloit got to the playoffs. This team is built from players who played in both places a year ago. The team has a chance to be very good. More important, there is a lot of talent that will continue to develop. I generally don't worry myself with the wins and losses of the minor league team, especially if players are developing. That said, I think that learning how to win as a team is an important thing for players to develop.

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    This team is built to win and only knows winning from its time in the minor leagues (Appy and Beloit). The key is going to be how do they handle failure if they start to lose? What is their mental toughness when / if they start losing? I believethey handle itlike the winners that they are and bounce right back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lightfoot789 View Post
    Any idea on a lineup for tonights game. Who are the favorites to play where and hit where?
    From the Kernels via Twitter:

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    Kernels lineup! Buxton 8, Polanco 4, Leachman DH, Hicks 3, Walker 9, Harrison 5, Goodrum 6, Rodriguez 2, Williams 7. Rogers 1
    I opine about the Twins and Kernels regularly at Knuckleballsblog.com while my alter ego, SD Buhr covers the Kernels for MetroSportsReport.com.

    ~You can get anything you want at Alice's Restaurant~

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    Can't wait until Kepler is on that list.....
    Lighten up Francis....

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