GameChat – Twins @ Tigers #3, 12:05pm

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Boy, am I glad the Twins are on the road right now… We Minnesotans get enough crap about living here without a game possibly being postponed AGAIN for snow – on the first of May. It’s only raining at my office right now but we’re supposed to get a slushy mess of crap through this afternoon. I’ll try to distract myself with following the game on Gameday – oh yeah, and work, that too.

At any rate, I would love to see Scott Diamond go deep into the game (would have liked that from Vanimal too but oh well) but I’m sure a lot will depend on how he fares against a pretty potent hitting lineup. Hicks is back in the lineup today and Mauer is getting a day off but that is basically to be expected since he caught last night. We have Carroll coming in at 3B so no Plouffe today..  let’s see what happens!

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Dozier, 2B Jackson, A, CF
Carroll, 3B Hunter, To, RF
Willingham, DH Cabrera, M, 3B
Morneau, 1B Fielder, 1B
Doumit, C Martinez, V, DH
Parmelee, RF Tuiasosopo, LF
Arcia, LF Peralta, Jh, SS
Hicks, CF Pena, B, C
Florimon, SS Santiago, R, 2B
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Now THAT was a fun game to watch!! err… sort of “watch” since I was limited to gameday tracking but you get the idea… WINNING is GOOD! It was very good to see the Twins offense show up and do well up and down the order. I wish I could have SEEN the stolen base by Doumit! It’s good when baseball is fun – especially when I look out the window and it’s snowing here in Minnesota. And right now, that means we have an even split on the season series between us and Detroit at 3 apiece if I recall correctly. AND it also means the Twins are back to .500 for the season as well… honestly, given the expectations during Spring Training, this is a dramatically better result.

Today what made me the happiest though was the performance by Scott Diamond. He’s definitely making his way back. His top number for velocity was only 90 mph and I only saw that once (wasn’t watching TOO closely) but there didn’t seem to be anyone on the Detroit roster who was going to hit off him until the 5th inning! That’s pretty unusual given the way the Tigers have been hitting us lately. So for that, the GameChat unanimously elected Scott Diamond as today’s BOD!

Scott Diamond (photo: Genevieve Ross/AP)

Scott Diamond (photo: Genevieve Ross/AP)