GameChat: OPENING DAY 2014!! Twins @ White Sox, 3:10pm

opening day 2014

Well for good or ill, the 2014 Twins season is finally here! Whatever your opinion of the off-season this year, and/or the Twins preparedness, it’s really good to have baseball again!

Given my extremely “busy” Spring Training, I am excited to actually have a little time off to watch some early baseball this year. Of course, maternity leave ends sooner than any mom wants regardless of baseball season so my ability to watch (or manage) day games certainly won’t last long enough but I’m grateful for it today! Baby Girl and I are all geared up and ready for BASEBALL!! (as my little bro noted, I even put on MAKEUP for you people so you should appreciate the effort ;) )

Baseball opener

How about you?

Let’s hope that Nolasco has something to throw at the Sox today – something good anyway. Like I say at the start of a lot of seasons (ok ALWAYS), this year is going go however our pitching goes. We can bring back Kubel and Bartlett and like it or not but I don’t think that is going to be the determining factor of whether we do better than last year (or even better than the last time those guys were on the roster)…

But it’s opening day of a new season and EVERY team starts with a clean slate! Let’s see what they have to offer!

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Suzuki, K, C Semien, 2B
Mauer, 1B Gillaspie, 3B
Willingham, LF Abreu, 1B
Colabello, DH Dunn, A, DH
Plouffe, 3B Garcia, A, RF
Arcia, O, RF De Aza, LF
Hicks, CF Ramirez, Al, SS
Florimon, SS Flowers, C
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Twins baseball is finally here!!  and boy does it feel familiar…

This is the 6th straight opening day that the Twins have fallen – and it hurts a little bit more that it comes at the hands of the White Sox, I have to admit. Once again, I was less than impressed with the outing from our starting pitcher. Nolasco just didn’t do much to claim the “ace” title and he might just have become De Aza’s favorite pitcher in the process. It’s only one game and I’m sure he’ll have better days to come but it wasn’t today.

There were some positives though. Suzuki looked great in his new uniform and drove in all three of the Twins runs. The rest of the lineup didn’t look horrible so I think if we can actually get the pitching on the right path, we could win some games!

See what I mean about sounding familiar?