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Seth Stohs
05-24-2012, 04:08 PM
Twins Lineup;

Denard Span CF
Ben Revere RF
Joe Mauer DH
Josh Willingham LF
Justin Morneau 1B
Brian Dozier SS
Alexi Casillia 2B
Drew Butera C
Jamey Carroll 3B

Cole De Vries SP

Yoshii
05-24-2012, 04:16 PM
Weak arm in right, otherwise looks good.

Top Gun
05-24-2012, 04:20 PM
Injuns sweep Tigers and Verly!

TwinsGuy55422
05-24-2012, 04:29 PM
Let's get some early runs for Cole and take the pressure off a little bit. Hopefully he pitches well and gets a win in his debut and the team gets a series win against their rivals from the South Side.

TKGuy
05-24-2012, 05:00 PM
6-2 road trip would be great and we miss Verlander again

stringer bell
05-24-2012, 05:33 PM
I think this is a running lineup. Of course, they have to get on first. Best of luck to De Vries.

Shane Wahl
05-24-2012, 06:48 PM
Mauer needs to be batting second, Willingham third, etc. OBP matters, Gardenhire.

woolhouse
05-24-2012, 06:48 PM
Tis defensive lineup would be so much better with Revere in center, and Span in right. Revere would be able to cheat to left-center, and Span would have a superior arm to gun down runners on the base paths. Can we blame Gardenhire for not putting his foot down on that, or Span for refusing to give us his position for a younger, faster defender?

Shane Wahl
05-24-2012, 06:54 PM
Tis defensive lineup would be so much better with Revere in center, and Span in right. Revere would be able to cheat to left-center, and Span would have a superior arm to gun down runners on the base paths. Can we blame Gardenhire for not putting his foot down on that, or Span for refusing to give us his position for a younger, faster defender?

The difference is probably minimal. Revere-Span-Willingham is how it should be or at least they should DH Willingham a bit more.

Alex
05-24-2012, 07:19 PM
Tis defensive lineup would be so much better with Revere in center, and Span in right. Revere would be able to cheat to left-center, and Span would have a superior arm to gun down runners on the base paths. Can we blame Gardenhire for not putting his foot down on that, or Span for refusing to give us his position for a younger, faster defender?

Iirc, Span has less range but is still better overall in CF. that might change as Revere gets more exp, but it migh be an issue with how Revere plays the position. I'd have to look it up as I'm not sure, though.

Ultima Ratio
05-24-2012, 07:22 PM
Iirc, Span has less range but is still better overall in CF. that might change as Revere gets more exp, but it migh be an issue with how Revere plays the position. I'd have to look it up as I'm not sure, though.

Why do you think that Revere has more range? Speed is not directly proportional to range.

Neinstein
05-24-2012, 07:28 PM
Nice start for DeVries. I was wondering if we'd see a fly out!

mikeee
05-24-2012, 07:52 PM
they feared mauer.... go hammer!

glunn
05-24-2012, 08:27 PM
We need RUNS.

Heinie Manush
05-24-2012, 08:31 PM
Tis defensive lineup would be so much better with Revere in center, and Span in right. Revere would be able to cheat to left-center, and Span would have a superior arm to gun down runners on the base paths. Can we blame Gardenhire for not putting his foot down on that, or Span for refusing to give us his position for a younger, faster defender?

Bennie at least tries for Konerko's blooper. Denard not taking charge was an issue in 2010 . Thought it had been corrected.

twinsnorth49
05-24-2012, 08:42 PM
That is one sweet 3-0 swing by Morneau, atta boy!!!

twinsnorth49
05-24-2012, 08:43 PM
DOZIER!! 98 mph fastball right back at ya big fella!!

Highabove
05-24-2012, 08:47 PM
Steve Little has no idea what he is doing coaching 3rd.

twinsnorth49
05-24-2012, 08:48 PM
My feed didn't really show what happened, how do you know that?

NorthwestTwinsFan
05-24-2012, 08:52 PM
This should be a pretty quick review by the umps. No way that homerun holds up.

twinsnorth49
05-24-2012, 08:55 PM
Nice little backdoor curve! Justice served!!

nicksaviking
05-24-2012, 08:55 PM
Steve Little has no idea what he is doing coaching 3rd.

Maybe not but there have been a lot fewer poor base running decisions at 3B since the Twins replaced Ulger with Liddle a couple years back. This is one of the first times I've actually thought about the 3B coach in a long time which is probably a positive thing considering they only get noticed when they screw up.

twinsnorth49
05-24-2012, 08:58 PM
And once more for good measure...Nice!! Good job Devries

Highabove
05-24-2012, 09:04 PM
Maybe not but there have been a lot fewer poor base running decisions at 3B since the Twins replaced Ulger with Liddle a couple years back. This is one of the first times I've actually thought about the 3B coach in a long time which is probably a positive thing considering they only get noticed when they screw up.
Good point. Much better then Ulger

JB_Iowa
05-24-2012, 09:11 PM
Konerko just incredible so far this year.

twinsnorth49
05-24-2012, 09:13 PM
That's too bad, pretty nice job up until then, just missed a couple bad ones.

NorthwestTwinsFan
05-24-2012, 09:14 PM
Well, Devries was doing ok till that inning, but the end result of his outing was pretty Marquis-esque.

stringer bell
05-24-2012, 09:24 PM
Duensing lit up. Well, it had to happen sometime. Too bad, it is against the Sox.

twinsnorth49
05-24-2012, 09:24 PM
That sucks royally, what a s**t show by Duensing.

mikeee
05-24-2012, 09:24 PM
the pen collapses...

nicksaviking
05-24-2012, 09:25 PM
Sigh, back to reality.

twinsnorth49
05-24-2012, 09:30 PM
8 left on base......again.

twinsnorth49
05-24-2012, 09:31 PM
Whatever else happens I love what Justin Morneau is doing with the bat right now!!!! oh Canada

IdahoPilgrim
05-24-2012, 09:39 PM
Well, Devries was doing ok till that inning, but the end result of his outing was pretty Marquis-esque.

Agreed, an average start, but about the best we could hope for, and (believe it or not) it still lowered the Twins' starters ERA on the season. If he gets some better defense and a little more timely hitting, he might win a few games this year.

Ultima Ratio
05-24-2012, 09:42 PM
I think Morneau catches Willingham in ave and OPS in a couple 2-4 weeks barring injury.

NorthwestTwinsFan
05-24-2012, 09:49 PM
Agreed, an average start, but about the best we could hope for, and (believe it or not) it still lowered the Twins' starters ERA on the season. If he gets some better defense and a little more timely hitting, he might win a few games this year.

I agree, it was about what I expected and not quite as bad as Marquis (it's his first start, so I should cut him some more slack I suppose). But it does feel like the Twins may have replaced one batting practice pitcher with another (although I do admit they didn't have too many other options). If they can get a couple quality starts out of him though, it'll be a significant upgrade.

Ultima Ratio
05-24-2012, 09:59 PM
I should have said SLUG rather than OPS earlier about Morneau catching Willy. But since I'm looking at OPS right now, I didn't realize that Revere was out slugging Mauer by 31 points before today's game (.432 and .401 respectively, ouch)

Vegeta
05-24-2012, 10:28 PM
Good to see Morneau have a big game. Hopefully this helps build some confidence. There is alot of divisional play left for the Twins.

USAFChief
05-24-2012, 10:33 PM
Gotta find a way to win when you put 8 on the board.

Top Gun
05-24-2012, 10:37 PM
Cole did a great job, but defense and bullpen both sucks. It should have been a easy win that went bad.

twinsnorth49
05-24-2012, 10:46 PM
Duensing has to be absolutely beside himself to give up a GS to a hitter like D'Aza, what a way to piss away 8 good runs.

glunn
05-25-2012, 12:18 AM
I agree, it was about what I expected and not quite as bad as Marquis (it's his first start, so I should cut him some more slack I suppose). But it does feel like the Twins may have replaced one batting practice pitcher with another (although I do admit they didn't have too many other options). If they can get a couple quality starts out of him though, it'll be a significant upgrade.

I agree, and this seems like a good time to give people a chance to see who might step up.