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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

I hope They Saved Some Hits for Today

Dodgers @ Twins
Game 2
Target Field Cost $545 Million to Build

So if you haven't noticed, I changed last night's postgame recap title. There was a scoring change, and the error on Nishioka in the fourth inning was changed to a basehit for Ethier! So the Dodgers had a remarkable 25 hits yesterday! 25 hits is the MLB record this season! The Dodgers also matched a club record from May 19, 2006 against the Angels. The Twins manager commented after the game "I don't think we really need to talk a whole lot about this one. We got murdered," said Twins manager Ron Gardenhire.We may not be so lucky today though, and I fully expect a low scoring game after the volcano of offense erupted yesterday. 

Target likey. I do like shopping in Target I admit, but the stadium is also quite nice. Plus the Dodgers seem to like it and were quite impressive in their first time playing there. 

Theodore Roosevelt Lilly (5-7, 4.63) will go to the mound today. Last time out against the Tigers, Lilly allowed 3 homeruns in 3 innings. Luckily Target Field is quite big, but undoubtedly there will be a few dingers dished out. Brian Duensing (4-7, 4.54), another lefty, has similar numbers to Lilly. This will be his first career start against the Dodgers. 

Matt Guerrier, aka Alpha Bum, played for the Twins for seven seasons and this is his first time returning to Minnesota since signing with the Dodgers. He had a combined 3.38 ERA with the Twins and also racked up the most appearances in the AL in 2008-9. So of course once he's used up the Dodgers decide to sign him to a 3 year $12 million deal. Typical.

Jonathan Broxton has had continued elbow pain, and has had an MRI. Results haven't been released, but I suspect his injury is worse than previously thought since we all know his arm is blown out. So he won't be returning anytime soon which is fine by me. I wasn't looking forward to more 9th inning meltdowns in the near future. 


Gwynn 7
Blake 3
Ethier 9
Kemp 8
Uribe 5
Thames DH
Miles 4
Ellis 2
Carroll 6

Thames gets to be the designated hitter today, which is pretty much pointless since he doesn't hit. Ellis gets another start behind the plate.

Go Blue:)

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