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Seth Stohs
05-07-2012, 03:38 PM
Twins Lineup:

Denard Span CF
Brian Dozier SS
Joe Mauer C
Ryan Doumit DH
Danny Valencia 3B
Chris Parmelee 1B
Trevor Plouffe RF
Erik Komatsu LF
Jamey Carroll 2B

SP: Francisco Liriano

Angels SP: Jered Weaver

TKGuy
05-07-2012, 03:46 PM
Off-day for Willingham, hopefully that will rejuvenate him

James
05-07-2012, 03:58 PM
Dozier's first start against Weaver... that could be rough. Let's hope not.

Shane Wahl
05-07-2012, 03:59 PM
Fair enough. I like Dozier being thrown into the two-spot for his first game for excitement purposes, but I would prefer Mauer there. Maybe not with Willingham and Morneau out, I guess.

I bet Carroll hits better down there, and I like he and Span still back-to-back.

Alex
05-07-2012, 04:29 PM
Fair enough. I like Dozier being thrown into the two-spot for his first game for excitement purposes, but I would prefer Mauer there. Maybe not with Willingham and Morneau out, I guess.

I bet Carroll hits better down there, and I like he and Span still back-to-back.

I agree that Carroll hitting in front of Span is a nice combo. I'd prefer to see Mauer at the #2 with someone else at the #3 but option are limited. Gardy always likes a MI hitting 2nd but skills and not position should dictate that.

Dougmancaveitch
05-07-2012, 04:45 PM
I really like Dozier in the 2 spot. I hope it sends a message that he's their guy for the future and they have faith in his abilities.

J-Dog Dungan
05-07-2012, 05:01 PM
I am just glad that they are keeping Carroll's glove in the lineup, despite the fact that Casilla has about the same range and might even hit a little better and run a little faster.

Last year, the Twins didn't have a great fielding MI combo with so many guys injured, but Carroll has done an excellent job of playing short and gaining camraderie and being a great double play duo with Casilla

J-Dog Dungan
05-07-2012, 05:05 PM
I have a feeling that one of the first six Twins hitters will spoil Weaver's chance for a second no-hitter.

Thrylos
05-07-2012, 05:12 PM
Joe C explained some of the lunacy in the lineup: Willingham has some sort of a virus (aka "flu" but not influenza, really) and Casilla has a sore shoulder from a dive in Seattle

Alex
05-07-2012, 05:37 PM
Joe C explained some of the lunacy in the lineup: Willingham has some sort of a virus (aka "flu" but not influenza, really) and Casilla has a sore shoulder from a dive in Seattle

Ok, so once again, the entirety of the Twins bench will consist of Drew Butera? Can we please drop a pitcher?

stringer bell
05-07-2012, 05:43 PM
Ok, so once again, the entirety of the Twins bench will consist of Drew Butera? Can we please drop a pitcher?And a catcher.

glunn
05-07-2012, 05:48 PM
I have a feeling that one of the first six Twins hitters will spoil Weaver's chance for a second no-hitter.

Let us pray that you are correct! And a run or two would also be nice.

twinswon1991
05-07-2012, 06:54 PM
Vegas O/U on Twins baserunners in this game is 6 per my bookie. This is the lowest O/U he can ever remember since the 1980's! Shows just how embarrassing this lineup is.

Tuba
05-07-2012, 07:02 PM
Hoping the revenge factor provides some otherwise lacking motivation. No team enjoys being no hit.

Alex
05-07-2012, 07:23 PM
Question: If Weaver has a no-no going in the 8th, does he rush into the clubhouse again to take a whiz?

mhanson93
05-07-2012, 07:29 PM
Question: When Weaver has a no-no going in the 8th, does he rush into the clubhouse again to take a whiz?

There, I FIFY

twinsnorth49
05-07-2012, 07:45 PM
Somebody hit the f****ng!!!!!! ball...................SOMEBODY......ANYBODY!!!!!!

glunn
05-07-2012, 07:47 PM
Vegas O/U on Twins baserunners in this game is 6 per my bookie. This is the lowest O/U he can ever remember since the 1980's! Shows just how embarrassing this lineup is.

I would have bet the under.

twinswon1991
05-07-2012, 07:50 PM
I would have bet the under.

I was strongly considering the under as well but decided to hope for a miracle. Didn't fully realize Willingham is out which makes the lineup worse than over 1/2 the AAA lineups in minors.

Now just hoping for 1 hit which is terribly sad. Has there ever been a MLB team so putrid that you just pray for 1 measly hit????

Alex
05-07-2012, 07:50 PM
Somebody hit the f****ng!!!!!! ball...................SOMEBODY......ANYBODY!!!!!!

At least there's been some solid contact. That's different from last week.

mhanson93
05-07-2012, 07:52 PM
And Liriano serves up yet another gopher ball. Time to use a tee instead...

glunn
05-07-2012, 07:52 PM
Liriano needs to go to the bullpen -- we have no chance with him starting.

NorthwestTwinsFan
05-07-2012, 07:54 PM
3-0 already. This has to be Liriano's final start with the Twins, right?

twinsnorth49
05-07-2012, 07:54 PM
Why....why.....why......do you throw that pitch to that chump!!!????? I'm yell posting in LARGE FONT until we get a hit!!!!

glunn
05-07-2012, 07:57 PM
At least Plouffe has broken up the perfect game by getting a walk.

twinsnorth49
05-07-2012, 08:02 PM
eric komatsu!!!!

glunn
05-07-2012, 08:03 PM
eric komatsu!!!!
Well said.

glunn
05-07-2012, 08:04 PM
Now can we actually score a run with men on 1st and second and no outs, or will we get another double play?

glunn
05-07-2012, 08:05 PM
Why did I even bother to ask.

twinsnorth49
05-07-2012, 08:05 PM
I thought November was Movember??

NorthwestTwinsFan
05-07-2012, 08:11 PM
Nice AB by Dozier....not many centerfielders catch that ball.

twinsnorth49
05-07-2012, 08:12 PM
Bases loaded with one out if Plouffe runs the paths like a big leaguer. I suppose that Gardy's fault though for the trigger happy amongst us.

glunn
05-07-2012, 08:16 PM
Bases loaded with one out if Plouffe runs the paths like a big leaguer. I suppose that Gardy's fault though for the trigger happy amongst us.

Happy is a word that will not apply to me until we start playing decent baseball.

glunn
05-07-2012, 08:17 PM
Let TC bear pitch -- anything would be better than this.

twinsnorth49
05-07-2012, 08:24 PM
Walks...walks...walks

twinsnorth49
05-07-2012, 08:31 PM
Get this clown out of the game, it's embarrassing...........bailed out by his teammates, nice play.......he's still a clown.

glunn
05-07-2012, 08:34 PM
Thank god that Pujols is in a slump.

twinsnorth49
05-07-2012, 08:34 PM
Dear Joe Mauer, I'm a fan of yours, I stood by you last year while nearly everyone else wanted to burn you in effigy, you are a tremendous athlete by all accounts. However you do earn 23 million dollars a year and I expect you to hit the f*****g baseball!!!!!!!!!!

Thanks

glunn
05-07-2012, 08:43 PM
Bases loaded and no outs -- triple play coming?

twinsnorth49
05-07-2012, 08:48 PM
Ridiculous just ridiculous.

glunn
05-07-2012, 08:50 PM
Ridiculous just ridiculous.

Truer words were never said. I am going to yell at my dog now, so at least someone will feel guilty.

NorthwestTwinsFan
05-07-2012, 09:00 PM
Valencia's approach at the plate is amongst the worst in baseball.

Shane Wahl
05-07-2012, 09:22 PM
Valencia needs Rochester time. Liriano needs bullpen time. Parmelee was done an injustice and should be done in Rochester. Gray, Maloney, and Swarzak need DFAing.

twinsnorth49
05-07-2012, 09:34 PM
Valencia needs Rochester time. Liriano needs bullpen time. Parmelee was done an injustice and should be done in Rochester. Gray, Maloney, and Swarzak need DFAing.


Amen brother.

On a separate note, as a fellow fan of Denard I have to say he needs to make that play though, Bourjos makes that play all night long.

NorthwestTwinsFan
05-07-2012, 09:39 PM
Dozier gets his first hit. I like the way he swings the bat so far.

mikeee
05-07-2012, 09:39 PM
k joe.. runners on.

twinsnorth49
05-07-2012, 09:40 PM
Congrats Brian, 1st major league hit.......should have been 1st major league RBI as well.

twinsnorth49
05-07-2012, 09:43 PM
Hmmmmmm......

twinsnorth49
05-07-2012, 09:50 PM
What a bull s**t 3rd strike call that was!!! I'm no big Danny fan but that sucked LARGE!!

NorthwestTwinsFan
05-07-2012, 09:54 PM
Feels like I'm watching The Bad News Bears. This team is officially unwatchable.

NorthwestTwinsFan
05-07-2012, 10:02 PM
Hahaha I can't believe these are major league baseball players. They should play circus music during the broadcast.

twinsnorth49
05-07-2012, 10:02 PM
And that folks is the proverbial cherry on top!!!

twinsnorth49
05-07-2012, 10:04 PM
That chicken bacon ranch looks really good right now......what we're out of the inning?

glunn
05-07-2012, 10:09 PM
Hahaha I can't believe these are major league baseball players. They should play circus music during the broadcast.

Good one, and true.

glunn
05-07-2012, 10:19 PM
This was a "signature loss."

MileHighTwinsFan
05-07-2012, 10:22 PM
Liked what I saw of Dozier and Komatsu (until the 9th inning blunder).

NorthwestTwinsFan
05-07-2012, 10:26 PM
This was a "signature loss."

Haha yep, that's a good way of putting it. This team has turned losing games into an art form.

twinsnorth49
05-07-2012, 10:27 PM
Liked what I saw of Dozier and Komatsu (until the 9th inning blunder).

Sorry but that 9th inning "blunder" was a full fledged, not even Clete Thomas could make, f**k up!!!

CDog
05-07-2012, 10:47 PM
... which makes the lineup worse than over 1/2 the AAA lineups in minors.

Now just hoping for 1 hit which is terribly sad. Has there ever been a MLB team so putrid that you just pray for 1 measly hit????

Really? Which 1/2?

And I'd say there are certain personality types that have that mindset a lot.