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Seth Stohs
04-30-2012, 04:30 PM
Twins Lineup:

Denard Span CF
Jamey Carroll SS
Josh Willingham LF
Justin Morneau DH
Danny Valencia 3B
Ryan Doumit C
Trevor Plouffe RF
Chris Parmelee 1B
Alexi Casilla 2B

SP: Nick Blackburn

First day off for Joe Mauer... Well deserved... They're going to have to get a day off for Carroll and Span at some point too.

ashburyjohn
04-30-2012, 04:44 PM
Wonder if Mauer will pinch hit, to keep open the option of appearing in all 162?

J-Dog Dungan
04-30-2012, 04:49 PM
Paraphrasing Carroll "I sat for the first several years of my MLB career. I don't need to rest much anymore." Span will only take a break when one of the other outfielders show some kind of ability to play center. Mauer is taking the day off because he and Morneau are a combined 4-42 against C.J. Wilson.

James
04-30-2012, 04:59 PM
I could see Mauer making a pinch hit appearance once Wilson is out of the game. He may even stay in to play 1B, but there would probably end up being some sort of defensive substitution as well... I don't see Gardy pinch hitting Mauer for Parmelee. Maybe for Casilla if the game is close near then end.

Thrylos
04-30-2012, 06:26 PM
I think that this game shows how short-sided was the Luke Hughes DFA by the Twins. Today they have 3 lefties on the bench Mauer/Burroughs/Thomas and another (Morneau) at DH who has not been hitting the cover off the ball off LHPs... That bench was nicely balanced at the begining of the season. They need to get back to that.

Top Gun
04-30-2012, 06:42 PM
Just end April on a winning note.

asmus_ndsu
04-30-2012, 09:19 PM
Looks like Blackburn is getting some really good movement and location on his pitches tonight... Batters are doing well against it but I'm feeling fairly vood about this start if we can get some offense going

nicksaviking
04-30-2012, 09:27 PM
I'm pretty sure every downtrodden Twins fan has already internally resigned themselves to the fact that Albert Pujols is going to break his homerless streak against our favorite club. Anyone want to venture which pitcher will give it up during which game and in which inning?

My money is off Burton in the 7th tonight.

glunn
04-30-2012, 10:03 PM
I am having the same thought, Nick, and hope that it does not happen. If it does happen, I hope that it's off a reliever, not Blackburn.

glunn
04-30-2012, 10:28 PM
Nice strikeout of Pujols by Blackburn. Now we need some RUNS!

Kanonen80
04-30-2012, 10:37 PM
Uh oh, why is Morneau being pinch-hit for in the middle of the game?

nokomismod
04-30-2012, 10:40 PM
With Mauer out of the lineup, it feels eerily like last season. He is key.

stringer bell
04-30-2012, 10:48 PM
All I have for today is Gameday. I am wondering the same thing.

Seth Stohs
04-30-2012, 10:54 PM
Morneau's got a sore left wrist, according to Bremer. Concerning, for sure.

stringer bell
04-30-2012, 10:55 PM
Gameday says the problem is Morneau's wrist. Well, he has admitted that the wrist has bothered him and it is not more concussion symptoms......but still, I wouldn't be surprised if he goes on the DL.

glunn
04-30-2012, 11:08 PM
Willingham can tie this game with one bomb.

ashburyjohn
04-30-2012, 11:12 PM
Wonder if Mauer will pinch hit, to keep open the option of appearing in all 162?

Hadn't seen until late into the game that Mauer fouled a ball off his knee in Sunday's game. That justifies a full game off.

striker_86
04-30-2012, 11:14 PM
Cmon doumit, tie this thing up!

glunn
04-30-2012, 11:15 PM
It looked like it probably bruised his knee.

Nice at bat by Valencia, but Borroughs did not look good. We could use some better bench players.

twinsnorth49
04-30-2012, 11:17 PM
Hadn't seen until late into the game that Mauer fouled a ball off his knee in Sunday's game. That justifies a full game off.



Actually Pena fouled it off the inside of Mauer's knee...............ever had that happen?

striker_86
04-30-2012, 11:19 PM
Plouffe, Parmelee, Casillia coming up in the 9th. So you're saying there's a chance!

twinsnorth49
04-30-2012, 11:20 PM
Plouffe is due!!

Seth Stohs
04-30-2012, 11:22 PM
I'm pretty sure every downtrodden Twins fan has already internally resigned themselves to the fact that Albert Pujols is going to break his homerless streak against our favorite club. Anyone want to venture which pitcher will give it up during which game and in which inning?

My money is off Burton in the 7th tonight.

How about an opportunity in the 8th?? Burton gets Pujols on a pop up to CF.

twinsnorth49
04-30-2012, 11:28 PM
I'm pretty sure every downtrodden Twins fan has already internally resigned themselves to the fact that Albert Pujols is going to break his homerless streak against our favorite club. Anyone want to venture which pitcher will give it up during which game and in which inning?

My money is off Burton in the 7th tonight.

Thanks for playing.

twinsnorth49
04-30-2012, 11:29 PM
Plouffe is due!!

To fly out to centre

glunn
04-30-2012, 11:30 PM
Plouffe and Parmalee should be in Rochester until they get better.

glunn
04-30-2012, 11:31 PM
Nice at bat by Casilla. Now it's up to Span.

glunn
04-30-2012, 11:34 PM
If Span gets on base, Mauer is pinch hitting for Carroll.

glunn
04-30-2012, 11:34 PM
And Span grounds out weakly to second, and our misery continues ...

twinsnorth49
04-30-2012, 11:40 PM
Nice rally, at least they didn't go down with their tails between their legs. Great game by Casilla, his play lately is very encouraging, Valencia had another big hit tonight. Wilson was great tonight, got to hand it to him.

I thought Blackburn was real good, a couple of bad ones that got cashed, unfortunate. If we get that from him moving forward it'll pay off. That's back to back quality starts for Twins pitchers.

one_eyed_jack
04-30-2012, 11:42 PM
Urgh. That's the 4th one-run loss in the last 6 games. All games that we were one timely hit, one good pitch, one lucky bounce or one blown call away from winning. But that's the difference between being 6-16 and being 10-12.

Here's hoping we can find a way to start winning these games and maybe catch a few breaks here and there ourselves.

glunn
04-30-2012, 11:55 PM
Plouffe, Borroughs and Parmalee all looked pretty bad at the plate -- not making good swings. And the Angels outfield was playing at little league depth against Carroll.