Reusse: Some moves were forced, but Gardenhire has lineup he likes

  • Article by: PATRICK REUSSE , Star Tribune
  • Updated: June 9, 2012 - 11:36 PM

The Twins’ starting nine that sprayed line drives all over Target Field on Saturday showed long-term potential.

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mblaineJun. 9, 12 8:41 PM

Yeah, this lineup actually makes one hopeful . . .

bassillJun. 9, 12 9:09 PM

i like the lineup and CARROLL doesnt get enough credit he is still a pretty good player and still runs good for 38 years old.

mavvazJun. 9, 12 9:18 PM

Nice to actually have players who want to play hard and work on their ability to make their game better. Maybe Valencia will learn a thing or two now that he's been demoted.

elguevon1Jun. 9, 1210:23 PM

Win against quality teams then talk.....

twinsfanwy1Jun. 9, 1210:47 PM

I've watched every Twins game to this point. Today was the best I've seen this club play all year. Yes, it was againt the lowly Cubs. But a win is still a win.

scotchlunchJun. 9, 1211:06 PM

Watchable baseball, at this point that alone seems like a minor miracle. Nice to see again.

justthetruthJun. 9, 1211:22 PM

If they can keep winning during the soft part of their schedule, that should help their hitting confidence for when the schedule gets tougher. I just don't know about Blackburn and Liriano, though. And maybe Walters now, too. Can the starting pitching handle the eastern teams, Texas and the Angels?

gulfcoastJun. 9, 1211:50 PM

Gardy wouldn't know a good line-up if it slapped him in the face. When they start to fade again, which they will, the story will be Gardy can't work with the roster he's been given.

BallFourJun. 10, 1212:49 AM

Gulf Coast: Isn't that a rookie league?

manoliveJun. 10, 12 1:09 AM

Yes we've beaten up the weak sisters of the league, but that's what good teams are supposed to do. The lineup today seemed strong at every position. I like this lineup. Every batter has a chance to do some damage. Is this a mirage? If Plouffie can keep hitting, he will be a force. Bring on the next victim.


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