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Seth Stohs
05-11-2012, 03:13 PM
Twins Lineup:

Denard Span CF
Brian Dozier SS
Joe Mauer C
Josh Willingham LF
Ryan Doumit DH
Trevor Plouffe 3B
Chris Parmelee 1B
Darin Mastroianni RF
Jamey Carroll 2B

SP: Nick Blackburn

J-Dog Dungan
05-11-2012, 03:38 PM
O great; I really hope the Twins realize exactly why they took Plouffe out of the infield after today, because I really don't want to see him in the infield when I go to the game tomorrow. I would prefer Casilla to be at 2b and Carroll at 3b.

Vegeta
05-11-2012, 03:38 PM
Please let Blackburn have a decent start. I have gotten 2 of my wishes so far. Liriano not starting anymore and Valencia sent down. Let me go 3 for 3

adjacent
05-11-2012, 04:27 PM
O great; I really hope the Twins realize exactly why they took Plouffe out of the infield after today, because I really don't want to see him in the infield when I go to the game tomorrow. I would prefer Casilla to be at 2b and Carroll at 3b.
On the other hand, if you are going to give an opportunity to the guy, this is the moment. You know he is going to make a blunder or two, but let's see if Plouffe can play once and for all. If after a month or so, they see that he keeps screwing up, offensively and defensively, options or no options, go down or out.

Pitz
05-11-2012, 04:53 PM
I saw that Sano did not play for Beloit today. Anybody know if that was just a routine day off? I'm planning to go to the game tomorrow, but it may not be worth the trip if he's not playing. Also hoping that if it was just a day off that Rosario isn't due for one tomorrow.

Alex
05-11-2012, 05:58 PM
I saw that Sano did not play for Beloit today. Anybody know if that was just a routine day off? I'm planning to go to the game tomorrow, but it may not be worth the trip if he's not playing. Also hoping that if it was just a day off that Rosario isn't due for one tomorrow.

Day off and it's his birthday.

Teflon
05-11-2012, 06:24 PM
Twins pitchers are the freshest in the league as they have thrown the fewest innings per game of any American League team this year: 8.61. (The Baltimore Orioles have pitched 9.41 innings per game.) The Twins have accomplished this by only having to pitch the 9th inning in 4 of their 16 road games thus far and by not playing in any extra inning games.

Top Gun
05-11-2012, 07:57 PM
Is it still raining?

TwinsGuy55422
05-11-2012, 09:46 PM
Nice hit and run there by Span. Let's build on this and get some runs.

Alex
05-11-2012, 09:50 PM
Nice hit and run there by Span. Let's build on this and get some runs.

Then they make it easy on Drabek to get out of the inning. Hit and run on 1-0 on terrible pitch would have been 2-0 but is a CS instead and gets the count back to even. Poor play calling there, especially woth a runner on 3rd. I liked the 3-2 hit and run but this one's on the manager.

Ultima Ratio
05-11-2012, 11:00 PM
Perhaps there's a build-up of crap-at-bat gas below third base...

Alex
05-11-2012, 11:05 PM
Blackburn looks pretty good,tonight. Nice to see.

Edit: Oops.

glunn
05-11-2012, 11:06 PM
Perhaps there's a build-up of crap-at-bat gas below third base...

That would explain a lot.

Ultima Ratio
05-11-2012, 11:11 PM
Advice for Blackburn: If you want to pitch in the majors beyond this current contract, you must develop one or two consistent and effective off-speed pitches... It really is just that simple.

deanlambrecht
05-11-2012, 11:12 PM
Wow. Absolutely nothing can go right for this team. I wonder if Target Field is built on an ancient Indian burial site or something.

Seth Stohs
05-11-2012, 11:52 PM
Nice showing for Mastroianni... Another great outing for Jared Burton!

TwinsGuy55422
05-11-2012, 11:53 PM
Nice to see Mastroianni get his second career hit and give us an insurance run.

TwinsGuy55422
05-11-2012, 11:54 PM
Nice showing for Mastroianni... Another great outing for Jared Burton!
Yes, Burton has been such a pleasant surprise. Although it is still early in the season, it is great to see a pitcher with a BAA well below 0.100.

Alex
05-11-2012, 11:56 PM
Jays making Target Field look like a hitters park.

TwinsGuy55422
05-12-2012, 12:01 AM
Nice double play there by Parmelee and Dozier.

nicksaviking
05-12-2012, 12:02 AM
I hate to see Perkins struggle, he's been one of the few bright spots on this team over the last couple of years.

Jose Bautista again shows the Twins pitching is the best solution to a slump.

TwinsGuy55422
05-12-2012, 12:03 AM
Willingham the gold glover, nice play!:rolleyes:

Alex
05-12-2012, 12:03 AM
Need a save stat for fielders.

Ultima Ratio
05-12-2012, 12:04 AM
It's nice to see some good defense. Parmelee's DP was delicious.

TwinsGuy55422
05-12-2012, 12:05 AM
I would sure like to have at least one more run heading to the 9th.

TwinsGuy55422
05-12-2012, 12:08 AM
Come on Cappie, let's send 'em down in order.

Ultima Ratio
05-12-2012, 12:11 AM
I'm a realist, not a downer, so does Capps blow this?

nicksaviking
05-12-2012, 12:12 AM
Bautista up 4th. What are the odds he doesn't get a chance to hit?

glunn
05-12-2012, 12:13 AM
Come on Cappie, let's send 'em down in order.

Ditto on that.

Ultima Ratio
05-12-2012, 12:17 AM
Just walk Bautista, be smart...

Ultima Ratio
05-12-2012, 12:20 AM
Plouffe really can make a routine fly look routine... good god man.

Ultima Ratio
05-12-2012, 12:20 AM
Alright, now we win the next 20 :)

TwinsGuy55422
05-12-2012, 12:20 AM
A win's a win...and I'll take it!

glunn
05-12-2012, 12:20 AM
Not a pretty win, but any win is a good one and Mastro was productive.

striker_86
05-12-2012, 12:54 AM
a win when Blackburn starts should be worth 5 wins!

Shane Wahl
05-12-2012, 02:11 AM
Finally just watched the game. First, Jared Burton's performance is not surprising. When healthy, he has been a very good reliever in his career. Second, Mastroianni and Komatsu are good additions to the team. Quick, on-base guys are valuable, and I am glad that these two have been successful. I am not sure what the future with the Twins is for either of them, but given Joe Benson's struggles, who knows?

stringer bell
05-12-2012, 08:42 AM
I thought this was a very good game. My cousin and I waited through the rain delay and watched the entire proceeding, along with about 8-10,00 others! Props to Gardy for pinch running Komatsu--the run Komatsu scored with aggressive baserunning was the game winner. Nice job by Capps, another very good inning for Burton, not so much for Perk but Parmelee and Willingham saved him. The sixteen hopper that got through for Mastro and J-Will's bloop double counteracted most of the Jays 4 homers. Dozier had a tough game--made an error and was 0-fer at the plate, but he still looks confident. Even though Plouffe was hitless, at least he made the plays at third and his throws were fine. Blackburn looked okay until the sixth, then boom walk boom, which made for another ugly line for him.

twinsnorth49
05-12-2012, 09:28 AM
It was nice the Twins gutted out a win like that, they looked like a team playing for themselves and dare I say, their manager. Blackburn was serviceable, at some point he has to realize he can't get away with pitches like he made to Bautista and Thames, 1 maybe, not 3. Mastro redeemed himself after a terrible SO in the 2nd with runner's aboard. The overall plate discipline was again brutal last night, I was in Canada last night and was watching the Canadian broadcast, they were just amazed that the Jays were still in the game through the 1st 4 innings after the way Drabek pitched. Said they haven't seen a team swing at so many pitches outside the strikezone all year and many of them weren't even close like Plouffe's last SO and both of Dozier's, let alone a number of the bad pitches they made contact with for outs. They correctly commented that a disciplined offensive team would have had Drabek out of that game in the 2nd inning last night.

Oh well, it wasn't everyone, Mauer was good at the plate, Carroll drew an important walk and Parmelee's walk after Plouffe's brutal SO was huge. I love the win, I didn't love that they failed to execute again at key points in the game, it must drive Gardy nuts to see good performance almost wasted by not bearing down. The ray of hope is that maybe it's something to build on.

asmus_ndsu
05-12-2012, 11:04 AM
Finally just watched the game. First, Jared Burton's performance is not surprising. When healthy, he has been a very good reliever in his career. Second, Mastroianni and Komatsu are good additions to the team. Quick, on-base guys are valuable, and I am glad that these two have been successful. I am not sure what the future with the Twins is for either of them, but given Joe Benson's struggles, who knows?

I think masti will do well as a utility guy till he gets more experience. If they use Komatsu as solely a pinch runner I'm ok with that I really don't think he's worth starting any day of the week, his swing is attrocious and his fielding is dime a dozen