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    Game Thread: Twins @ Brewers, 5/28 - 7:10pm

    Lineups:

    Twins:
    Jamey Carroll 3B
    Brian Dozier 2B
    Joe Mauer C
    Josh Willingham LF
    Justin Morneau 1B
    Ryan Doumit RF
    Aaron Hicks CF
    Pedro Florimon SS
    (Scott Diamond P)

    Brewers:
    Norichika Aoki RF
    Jean Segura SS
    Ryan Braun LF
    Aramis Ramirez 3B
    Carlos Gomez CF
    Jonathan Lucroy C
    Rickie Weeks 2B
    Yuniesky Betancourt 1B
    (Michael Fiers P)

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    I'm rooting for the Twins to win tonight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ashburyjohn View Post
    I'm rooting for the Twins to win tonight.
    I may change it up tonight to keep things interesting.


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    "Maybe you could go grab a bat and ballÖ and learn something. Maybe you will get it."
    - Strib commenter educating the elitists on the value of RBI's

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    great article on fangraphs on Milwaukee and trying to figure out why their stars and scrubs approach is not working, it's instructional, imo, for everyone that says that those last few spots on the roster don't matter.....oh ya, win twins.
    Lighten up Francis....

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    the brewers have a worse record than us. Maybe we can play the cubs next...

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    Much better lineup for the Brewers tonight. Braun, Ramirez, Lucroy, Weeks. Gardy chooses to let it ride, same lineup featuring Doumit in RF so Diamond needs to get back to his high GB% game tonight- his FB% has jumped sharply of late.

    As far as the offense, the Twins hitters have a tendency to make unknown, first-seen, rookies look good the first time they face them.

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    Can someone explain why Parmelee is not playing OF vs a right handed pitcher? What is more important than finding out if Chris can hit or not? Does the team have an actual plan for building for the future?*

    *feel free to take these are rhetorical, or not, your choice....
    Lighten up Francis....

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    It appears Gardy has jiggled this lineup a few times (last Thursday, yesterday, for example) on the road trip with the specific intent of manufacturing a win that Gardy could put his signature upon.

    In answer to your question about future-building, for Gardy, the future is now!

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    Playing Doumit in RF when Parmalee is starting to hit is stupid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jokin View Post
    Much better lineup for the Brewers tonight.
    They're batting their first baseman just ahead of the pitcher. How many good lineups do that?

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    Brewers lineup is downright scary. How are they so bad?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ashburyjohn View Post
    They're batting their first baseman just ahead of the pitcher. How many good lineups do that?
    LOL. Great point of irony, indeed! Still, look at 1-5 in their order...name one guy you wouldn't want in place of the current Twin counterpart.

    Irony...thy name is Betancourt...

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    Quote Originally Posted by fairweather View Post
    Playing Doumit in RF when Parmalee is starting to hit is stupid.
    Simple , Ron is still the manager

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    Quote Originally Posted by mike wants wins View Post
    Can someone explain why Parmelee is not playing OF vs a right handed pitcher?
    That would be the question of the night for Gardy, I think.

    My hope is a lead of any size in the 6th inning, in which a single by Doumit is followed by Escobear as runner, and then Parms as the (who would have guessed this phrase coming into the season?) defensive replacement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ashburyjohn View Post
    That would be the question of the night for Gardy, I think.

    My hope is a lead of any size in the 6th inning, in which a single by Doumit is followed by Escobear as runner, and then Parms as the (who would have guessed this phrase coming into the season?) defensive replacement.
    Irony...thy name is Parmelee?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ashburyjohn View Post
    That would be the question of the night for Gardy, I think.

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    How about question 1A? Why is Dozier batting in the 2-hole again?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jokin View Post
    How about question 1A? Why is Dozier batting in the 2-hole again?
    Play second, bat second. In times of trouble, you go with what you know.
    There isn't enough defense on the planet to justify giving 500+ PA to a guy who can barely OPS .600.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GCTF View Post
    In times of trouble, you go with what you know.
    When he finds himself in times of trouble,
    Brother Gardy looks at second.
    Speaking words of wisdom:
    Bat him second.

    And in the hour of darkness,
    He is looking right at second base,
    Speaking words of wisdom,
    Bat him second.

    Bat him second, Bat him second,
    Bat him second, Bat him second,
    Whisper words of wisdom,
    Bat him second.

    And when the broken-hearted fanbase,
    Living in the Twin Cities,
    Ask Ron for an answer,
    Bat him second.

    For though they may be parted,
    There is still a chance that they will see,
    There will be an answer,
    Bat him second.

    Bat him second, Bat him second,
    Bat him second, Bat him second,
    Always the same answer,
    Bat him second.

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    I know why Dozier is batting second. Gardenhire doesn't want a lineup ending with Hicks, Dozier, Florimon, Diamond. Now, let's grant him that for a second . . . why Dozier instead of Florimon? Now it is stupid to grant him that, though. I would keep Mauer within two batters of the sacrificial pitcher, for one thing. And, Dozier's offense is terrible yada, yada, yada.

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    Because he wants to see if Dozier can break out of his slump hitting between Mauer and Carroll.

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