GameChat – Twins @ Tigers #2, 6:08

[Because of the Wild playoff game, the Twins game is being broadcast on FSN+]

Maybe Justin Verlander will be really bad tonight, right?

OK, probably not, but he hasn’t been quite as dominant this season as he has been in the past, so maybe we’ll see something unusual, like a Twins win over Verlander.

Apparently, Gardy has decided Aaron Hicks has seen Verlander enough already and he’s getting tonight off.

Then again, maybe there are other reasons and I’ve just been totally out of touch all day and have no idea what I’m talking about. Wouldn’t be the first time.

I’ve got a business dinner tonight so I won’t be in chat until late, if at all. For those who do make it, enjoy! – JC

TWINS

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TIGERS
Escobar, E,   2B Jackson, A, CF
Mauer,   C Hunter, To, RF
Willingham,   DH Cabrera, M, 3B
Morneau,   1B Fielder, 1B
Parmelee,   RF Martinez, V, DH
Plouffe,   3B Dirks, LF
Arcia,   LF Peralta, Jh, SS
Ramirez, W,   CF Avila, C
Florimon,   SS Infante, 2B
 _ Worley,   P Verlander,   P

 

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Minnesota

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Detroit

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Gotta admit, that game really wasn’t much fun to watch. Nothing HORRIBLE but nothing really good. Again, Worley gives up a rough first inning. Again, Worley can’t go deep in the game. Again, the Twins can’t seem to string enough hits together to get RUNS.

I think we have figured out though that while the Tigers defense has definitely improved this year, their base-running most definitely has not.

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