Minnesota Twins Opening Day: Lineups and First Impressions

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Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports /

It’s here! Opening Day is upon us and we have your lineups for this marvelous day. We also have some first impressions on what the lineups look like. I’m just so excited!

Twins Lineup:

  1. Brian Dozier – 2B
  2. Kurt Suzuki – C
  3. Joe Mauer – 1B
  4. Josh Willingham – LF
  5. Chris Colabello – DH
  6. Trevor Plouffe – 3B
  7. Oswaldo Arcia – RF
  8. Aaron Hicks – CF
  9. Pedro Florimon – SS

Starting Pitcher: Ricky Nolasco – RHP

Opening Day bench for the Twins: Josmil Pinto, Eduardo Escobar, Jason Bartlett and Jason Kubel.

Bullpen: Caleb Theilbar, Glen Perkins, Sam Deduno, Anthony Swarzak, Casey Fien, Jared Burton and Michael Tonkin.

White Sox Lineup:

  1. Adam Eaton – CF
  2. Marcus Semien – 2B
  3. Conor Gillaspie – 3B
  4. Jose Abreu – 1B
  5. Adam Dunn – DH
  6. Avisail Garcia – RF
  7. Alejandro De Aza – LF
  8. Alexi Ramirez – SS
  9. Tyler Flowers – C

Starting Pitcher: Chris Sale – LHP

First Impressions:

  • I really hope Kurt Suzuki can prove my mind wrong because I am not in love with him being in the two-hole.
  • The Twins have a really good bullpen and I was smiling while typing that part out.
  • I really don’t know a lot of this Chicago White Sox team. That’s probably because both squads have sucked the past couple of years and when better to tune out then during White Sox – Twins
  • Really excited to see Jose Abreu play. I’m sure that excited feeling will soon turn into nervousness whenever he is at the plate.
  • Speaking of nervousness, Chris Sale is pitching, he’s really good and the Twins lineup is not. Plus, Paul Konerko is sitting on the bench ready to pounce on a middle innings hanging slider.

Game Time

3:10 Central, from U.S. Cellular in Chicago, Illinois.

Can be seen on Fox Sports North and heard on the Twins Baseball Radio Network.