GameChat – Orioles @ Twins #3, 1:10pm

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Now that the requisite bit of geekdom is managed..

Let’s see what Phil Hughes can do to keep the Orioles on their toes and give the Twins offense a chance to come out on top in this rubber match!

Baltimore @ Minnesota
Markakis, RF Dozier, 2B
Machado, M, 3B Mauer, 1B
Cruz, N, LF Plouffe, DH
Jones, Ad, CF Colabello, RF
Wieters, C Kubel, LF
Hardy, SS Suzuki, K, C
Young, D, DH Fuld, CF
Pearce, 1B Escobar, E, 3B
Schoop, 2B Florimon, SS
  Gonzalez, M, P   Hughes, P, P
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Baltimore 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 8 0
Minnesota 0 0 2 0 1 0 2 0 x 5 10 1

You’ll have to forgive me if I fail to pass on any incredibly important detail since I spent most of the game switching back and forth between baseball and hockey… Sue me.

However, I actually did watch the majority of the baseball game and I liked what I saw! (except for that “not quite catch” from you Herrmann) After all, the Twins won another game, took another series, and are almost back to .500 ball. That’s good enough for 2nd in the division. I’ll take it.

Hughes did a good job keeping a hard-hitting team from hitting much too far out. Cruz is and always will be a problem but even he was leashed for MOST (not all) of his AB’s. And the dig at Herrmann aside, he was out in Right Field because Colabello got moved to 1B after Mauer had to leave the game with lower back spasms. Dozier also continued to play really good baseball and showed why we keep him up in the top of the order by stealing two bases.

But pretty much hands down for me today was the effort made by Kurt Suzuki. He got 3 hits in 3 AB’s, 2 of them were 2B’s, a BB and drove in 3 RBI. Yeah, that’ll do Zuke, that’ll do! Here’s your BOD!

suzuki

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