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    2018 Minnesota Twins: Sano doubt, we like big Buxton and we cannot lie!

    Trying to build off of last seasonís wildcard appearance and, to no oneís surprise, a postseason loss to the New York Yankees.

    Opening day today!

    Jake Odorizzi gets the start today. 2:05 first pitch.

    I love the bats throughout the lineup. Pitching still scares me a little. Glad they tried improving the rotation and bullpen. Still missing the big time aceó or are they?

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    Re: 2018 Minnesota Twins: Sano doubt, we like big Buxton and we cannot lie!

    Buy bleacher seats to catch the HR balls??

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    Re: 2018 Minnesota Twins: Sano doubt, we like big Buxton and we cannot lie!

    Grossman and Kepler are weak spots in our lineup. Unless they show growth this season, I'd be in the market for replacements.

    I dont count catcher, as I'll take defense over offense there.

    Escobar provides fielding versatility, so he gets a break for that. Otherwise he's replacement level to me as a hitter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joecct View Post
    Buy bleacher seats to catch the HR balls??
    First row, right field Frozen Four Saturday.

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    Rosario was robbed of a homer. Great play.

    Throwing a few more pitches than youíd like to see, but 0 ER, 2H, 1BB, and 5K through 4 innings.

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    Great start for the bullpen...

    A nice, 6 inning shutout start from Odorizzi and then Zach Duke comes in and gives up 2 runs.

    Bats need to get going, though.

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    Grossman with a 2 out, 2 RBI single to tie the game! Beautiful!

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    Re: 2018 Minnesota Twins: Sano doubt, we like big Buxton and we cannot lie!

    Rodney gonna Rodney as they say.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JF_Gophers View Post
    Rodney gonna Rodney as they say.
    Tough start to the year there for the bullpen..

    Thoughts on pinch hitting Grossman for Buxton? Ended up working well but Iím hoping they have confidence in Buxton and he can continue his improvement in the batterís box.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MavHockey14 View Post
    Tough start to the year there for the bullpen..

    Thoughts on pinch hitting Grossman for Buxton? Ended up working well but Iím hoping they have confidence in Buxton and he can continue his improvement in the batterís box.
    Without looking at the stats, my guess is that Grossman is better at making contact than Buxton. So 2 outs in the 9th Molitor went with getting the ball in play instead of a strikeout.

    The alternate possibility is Molitor was hoping for the HR ball.

    Also, im blacked out of Orioles games. So i have to watch the games after they are over.
    Last edited by JF_Gophers; 03-30-2018 at 06:57 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JF_Gophers View Post
    Without looking at the stats, my guess is that Grossman is better at making contact than Buxton. So 2 outs in the 9th Molitor went with getting the ball in play instead of a strikeout.

    The alternate possibility is Molitor was hoping for the HR ball.

    Also, im blacked out of Orioles games. So i have to watch the games after they are over.
    Are you far from Baltimore?

    I know some friends who get so frustrated in Iowa as they blackout a bunch of games, such as the Cubs and Royals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MavHockey14 View Post
    Are you far from Baltimore?

    I know some friends who get so frustrated in Iowa as they blackout a bunch of games, such as the Cubs and Royals.
    5.5 hours from Baltimore and DC. The two markets that im blacked out from.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JF_Gophers View Post
    5.5 hours from Baltimore and DC. The two markets that im blacked out from.
    Seems pretty ridiculous to me, but such is life.

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    Re: 2018 Minnesota Twins: Sano doubt, we like big Buxton and we cannot lie!

    Interested to see if Kyle Gibson is able to keep his late season form of last year, or if heíll be throwing glorified BP again.

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    Re: 2018 Minnesota Twins: Sano doubt, we like big Buxton and we cannot lie!

    Sano gets us started!

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    Re: 2018 Minnesota Twins: Sano doubt, we like big Buxton and we cannot lie!

    Twins bats feasting on the Orioles again today. Good to see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JF_Gophers View Post
    Twins bats feasting on the Orioles again today. Good to see.
    Definitely. Dozier starting Easter off with a bang, nice to see Sano hit another as well.

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    Re: 2018 Minnesota Twins: Sano doubt, we like big Buxton and we cannot lie!

    2-1 and the starting pitchers have given up 0 ER through 21 innings pitched. Excellent weekend.

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    2-1 and the starting pitchers have given up 0 ER through 21 innings pitched. Excellent weekend.
    Well, if they finish the season without giving up an earned run, I like their chances to win the Division.

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