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Seth Stohs
04-24-2012, 04:54 PM
Twins Lineup:

Denard Span CF
Jamey Carroll SS
Joe Mauer C
Josh Willingham LF
Justin Morneau DH
Ryan Doumit C
Danny Valencia 3B
Chris Parmelee RF
Trevor Plouffe 2B

SP: Nick Blackburn

Red Sox Lineup:

Mike Aviles SS
Ryan Sweeney RF
Dustin Pedroia 2B
Adrian Gonzalez 1B
David Ortiz DH
Kevin Youkilis 3B
Cody Ross LF
Marlon Byrd CF
Kelly Shoppach C

SP: Josh Beckett

James
04-24-2012, 05:17 PM
Seth, something is wrong here. I'm assuming either Mauer of Doumit is actually playing first. Two catchers seems a little redundant.

USAFChief
04-24-2012, 05:25 PM
Plouffe at second against a RHer. Interesting.

Dougmancaveitch
04-24-2012, 05:28 PM
Seth, something is wrong here. I'm assuming either Mauer of Doumit is actually playing first. Two catchers seems a little redundant.

Its a bold move.

Neinstein
04-24-2012, 05:41 PM
should try 2 Catchers when Liriano's pitching.

Ultima Ratio
04-24-2012, 05:46 PM
Mauer is at 1B

James
04-24-2012, 06:21 PM
Mauer is at 1B

That is what I assumed. I was hoping someone would make the pun and say "nice catch". Too bad.

ashburyjohn
04-24-2012, 06:38 PM
I was hoping someone would make the pun and say "nice catch". Too bad.

I think it's somewhere in this thread. Checking again... ah yes, one post up from mine.

Seth Stohs
04-24-2012, 07:21 PM
Ah, fun with Nick Blackburn!! I mean, for Red Sox hitters!

Ultima Ratio
04-24-2012, 07:21 PM
Another great day to be Twins fan (tongue in cheek)!

USAFChief
04-24-2012, 07:24 PM
Prediction: in there post game, we'll read Blackburn was "too strong" after 10 days off.

striker_86
04-24-2012, 07:26 PM
Cant believe he got out of there only giving up 3 runs....we'll see how long Blackburn lasts tonight....

Ultima Ratio
04-24-2012, 07:37 PM
Has anyone else noticed the Willingham looks much more passive at the plate the past three games and this AB, rather than attacking pitches?

Ultima Ratio
04-24-2012, 07:39 PM
And Morneau continues to be way too aggressive.

Ultima Ratio
04-24-2012, 07:43 PM
Way to fight Justin!!! Great comeback in that AB!!!

striker_86
04-24-2012, 07:43 PM
heck of an at bat by Justin.

striker_86
04-24-2012, 07:45 PM
followed by a terrible at bat by Doumit....

Ultima Ratio
04-24-2012, 07:49 PM
And why not take another pitch Danny? Put pressure on on struggling pitcher close to being tossed for arguing!

Scheherezade
04-24-2012, 07:49 PM
One run on one hit isn't so bad, but Morneau/Doumit/Valencia were definitely thinking only grandslam.

USAFChief
04-24-2012, 07:50 PM
How do you only get one out of that?

Ultima Ratio
04-24-2012, 07:59 PM
Three guys walk in front of you.... so you swing at the first pitch. Get a better plate approach... that goes for the entire team but Doumit and Danny especially in that inning. Careful chief, you'll soon be attacked for daring to make critical comments.

Kneelb4zerg
04-24-2012, 08:03 PM
Valencia didn't swing at the first pitch. Agree that Doumit had a bad AB.

twinsnorth49
04-24-2012, 08:09 PM
Three guys walk in front of you.... so you swing at the first pitch. Get a better plate approach... that goes for the entire team but Doumit and Danny especially in that inning. Careful chief, you'll soon be attacked for daring to make critical comments.

Tonight in the peanut gallery...... Statler and Waldorf!

Ultima Ratio
04-24-2012, 08:11 PM
Tonight in the peanut gallery...... Statler and Waldorf! Good one. Smiling faces all around. :)

gil4
04-24-2012, 08:16 PM
Prediction: in there post game, we'll read Blackburn was "too strong" after 10 days off.

It's now the top of the 3rd. If we have to wait for the post-game to hear it, I will be surprised.

twinsnorth49
04-24-2012, 08:19 PM
Let's get some hits!!!

Ultima Ratio
04-24-2012, 08:34 PM
What do we have now, one or two quality starts on the year? Well, at least they're trying hard and with good sportsmanship! :)

mikeee
04-24-2012, 08:53 PM
I hear boo-birds!

gil4
04-24-2012, 08:54 PM
We have 13 pitchers. Can we try another one?

Kneelb4zerg
04-24-2012, 08:55 PM
I hear boo-birds!

Hope they are booing Mauer since he's obviously the main problem with this team!!!

twinsnorth49
04-24-2012, 08:56 PM
Disgraceful

nicksaviking
04-24-2012, 08:57 PM
This Maloney balony is done after tonight I hope. Liriano takes his place in the pen. ?Diamond? gets a rotation spot? What does it matter really, just start throwing guys out there and see if someone sticks.

one_eyed_jack
04-24-2012, 09:00 PM
Can we just forfeit this game in the interest of preserving the Twins bullpen and my sanity?

twinsnorth49
04-24-2012, 09:03 PM
When you reach the bottom there is nowhere to go but up............this appears to be the bottom.

nicksaviking
04-24-2012, 09:06 PM
Hope they are booing Mauer since he's obviously the main problem with this team!!!
They are booing Mauer, but I'm not sure it's really deserved this year. He hasn't been very clutch, but no one has been lately. He's playing everyday and has a .400 OBP.

TwinsFanLV
04-24-2012, 09:09 PM
This Maloney balony is done after tonight I hope. Liriano takes his place in the pen. ?Diamond? gets a rotation spot? What does it matter really, just start throwing guys out there and see if someone sticks.

Nick! Good post! How can one team approach the game "the Twins Way", before changin course? Indefinately, I guess, as long as Terry Ryan is the GM and the Pohlads are content to raise ticket prices after losing 99 games.

mikeee
04-24-2012, 09:10 PM
Boston is a bunch of punks. They blew a 9-0 lead against the Yankees...

























Too bad we aren't the Yankees!!;)

USAFChief
04-24-2012, 09:12 PM
Hope they are booing Mauer since he's obviously the main problem with this team!!!

Careful you don't fall off that high horse.

Kneelb4zerg
04-24-2012, 09:15 PM
Careful you don't fall off that high horse.

Careful, the more you post the more you reveal your ignorance.

Ultima Ratio
04-24-2012, 09:17 PM
Dear Joe Mauer,
For the love of cheerios, swing at the first pitch, grooved at 89 mph right down the meat of the plate, once in a while -- this will keep opposing pitcher's off balance in their pitching approach which helps your overall batting approach.

Sincerely,
Uninformed observer :)

gil4
04-24-2012, 09:19 PM
Can we just forfeit this game in the interest of preserving the Twins bullpen and my sanity?

Is there anything left in the Twins' bullpen worth preserving? How about in your sanity?

twinsnorth49
04-24-2012, 09:20 PM
Careful, the more you post the more you reveal your ignorance.


Careful you don't fall off that high horse.

You guys ever heard the phrase "Beating a dead horse"?.........you're doing it.


On another note Gray was A O.K,......................looking for that silver lining.

Ultima Ratio
04-24-2012, 09:25 PM
Bottom 1st: Twins have the bases loaded, one run on the board, and only one out. In any other year beside last and this year, do you bet the opposing pitcher gets a quality start? Says everything about the offense really, and that's the bright part of this team. :) Still smiling!

twinsnorth49
04-24-2012, 09:28 PM
Sincerely,
Uninformed observer :)

Your best post ever.

Ultima Ratio
04-24-2012, 09:33 PM
Your best post ever.
Humility is a virtue, but so is honesty. :)

Ultima Ratio
04-24-2012, 09:39 PM
On another note Gray was A O.K,......................looking for that silver lining.

I am pleasantly surprised with Gray's performance thus far as well... not super impressed but impressed given the expectations. :) Genuinely

gil4
04-24-2012, 09:42 PM
On another note Gray was A O.K,......................looking for that silver lining.

I've seen him pitch twice this year - 3.2 IP, 6 K, 0 BB, 2 H, looked great both times. The rest of the time - 5.2 IP, 4 H, 0 K, 7 BB. When they call to get him up, the next call needs to be to me to tune in to the game.

gil4
04-24-2012, 09:50 PM
Burnett just walked Punto. In October I hope we look back at this as the low point of the season.

Ultima Ratio
04-24-2012, 09:51 PM
Of all starts, we've gotten a quality start only 16% of the time so far this season. That's one quality start every six games. Until you fix that, it doesn't matter so much what the offense does. Buy hey, at least we win at a hight % than we are getting quality starts, right! :)

Ultima Ratio
04-24-2012, 09:52 PM
Mauer down 0-2 in the count... again. And then Ks. Yeeeehawww! :)

headcheese
04-24-2012, 09:59 PM
Mauer down 0-2 in the count... again. And then Ks. Yeeeehawww! :)

i think in that situation he needs to be swinging the bat. but maybe he has bilateral heart weakness and doesnt really give a crap

Ultima Ratio
04-24-2012, 10:05 PM
Good effort turning the 1-6-3 DP. Too bad we couldn't get it. Oh well, we tried super hard and that's what counts. :)