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Seth Stohs
05-27-2012, 10:54 AM
Twins Lineup:

Denard Span CF
Ben Revere RF
Joe Mauer C
Josh Willingham LF
Justin Morneau 1B
Ryan Doumit DH
Trevor Plouffe 3B
Alexi Casilla 2B
Jamey Carroll SS

SP: PJ Walters

Seth Stohs
05-27-2012, 10:55 AM
Brian Dozier has had a rough week. He gets the afternoon off today.

minn55441
05-27-2012, 11:16 AM
3 for 20 in his last 5 games with more than a few fielding blunders. This is a perfect time for a day off to regroup. With our pitching, we really need his glove in the field everyday making plays.

Top Gun
05-27-2012, 11:16 AM
So the Tigers go for the sweep.

glunn
05-27-2012, 01:18 PM
And we start by walking the first batter then giving a hit to the second batter and missing the cutoff man. Runners on second and third with no outs. Walters is having trouble throwing strikes.

glunn
05-27-2012, 01:20 PM
Nice heads up play by Casilla tagging out a slumbering Cabrera. But we are already down 1-0.

NorthwestTwinsFan
05-27-2012, 01:28 PM
Wow, Span gets a hit for that? A big league second baseman makes that play 49 out of 50 times.

glunn
05-27-2012, 01:30 PM
Wow, Span gets a hit for that? A big league second baseman makes that play 49 out of 50 times.

Hey, that extra "hit" increased his trade value.

glunn
05-27-2012, 01:34 PM
C'mon Justin -- we need a hit.

NorthwestTwinsFan
05-27-2012, 01:35 PM
Hey, that extra "hit" increased his trade value.

Haha that's true.

NorthwestTwinsFan
05-27-2012, 01:36 PM
Ugh....Mauer and Morneau both smoked the ball that inning but they hit it right at the outfielders.

snepp
05-27-2012, 01:36 PM
Wow, Span gets a hit for that? A big league second baseman makes that play 49 out of 50 times.

Probably closer to 97 out of 100.

glunn
05-27-2012, 02:09 PM
Nice AB by Mauer -- made Porcello throw a lot of pitches then gave him a nasty bruise.

glunn
05-27-2012, 02:12 PM
Did Porcello deliberately hit Willingham?

glunn
05-27-2012, 02:25 PM
And now we hit Peralta after Tigers steal second. Seems fair to me.

NorthwestTwinsFan
05-27-2012, 02:32 PM
Plouffe had no chance to get to first with Porcello diving in front of him like that.

NorthwestTwinsFan
05-27-2012, 02:48 PM
Walters is living dangerously, but so far has been able to work his way out of trouble.

Scheherezade
05-27-2012, 03:07 PM
Nice gapshot by Mauer! A well-clocked ball.

Vegeta
05-27-2012, 04:12 PM
Everytime Fat Crapps takes the mound I get nervous. The guy doesn't inspire confidence

adjacent
05-27-2012, 04:17 PM
Everytime Fat Crapps takes the mound I get nervous. The guy doesn't inspire confidence
I think you are right VegetA

Dilligaf69
05-27-2012, 04:18 PM
Just end the season already...UNREAL!!!

Vegeta
05-27-2012, 04:18 PM
%^$# ^&%$ #$%^ing %$^&^%$ Fat %$$%#$% %%^%$#$ CRAPPS. What a shock. Hey lets throw a fastball right down the heart of the plate and see what happens. ^&%$$$##$$$%%^*&^*^()*%*&$ !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Top Gun
05-27-2012, 04:18 PM
Miggy cleans up!

NorthwestTwinsFan
05-27-2012, 04:26 PM
Great idea by Span. When the opponent's pitcher and first baseman are both morbidly obese, you have a good job of getting on with a drag bunt.

Vegeta
05-27-2012, 04:36 PM
I wouldn't let Crapps close another game. Move him into the set up role. Give Duensing or Perkins the closer job. 0-2 count and you throw a fastball middle in. To a pull hitter. Real friggin brilliant

snepp
05-27-2012, 04:37 PM
The "proven" closer line of thinking is a proven line of crap.

USAFChief
05-27-2012, 04:38 PM
I wouldn't let Crapps close another game. Move him into the set up role. Give Duensing or Perkins the closer job. 0-2 count and you throw a fastball middle in. To a pull hitter. Real friggin brilliant

Mauer called for it.

You simply cannot throw a pitch that can be hit that hard on 0-2.

Top Gun
05-27-2012, 04:46 PM
Miggy is the best player in baseball.

snepp
05-27-2012, 04:52 PM
Mauer called for it.

You simply cannot throw a pitch that can be hit that hard on 0-2.

I don't suppose you remember where that discussion about 2-strike pitching is on BYTO? I'm curious about all the numbers I pulled up, but not curious enough to pull them all up again.

I seem to recall them being relatively poor in those situations, but not as bad we thought they'd be.

snepp
05-27-2012, 04:54 PM
Miggy is the best player in baseball.

He currently has the 3rd highest OPS in the league....


....among players named Cabrera.

Top Gun
05-27-2012, 05:24 PM
Matt Capps blew his first save of the season in Sunday's 4-3 loss to the Tigers.

He also took his second loss. Tasked with protecting a 3-2 lead, Capps allowed a leadoff single to Quintin Berry before serving up a one-out, two-run bomb to Miguel Cabrera. A bad afternoon, but not an outing that is going to cost Capps his job. He's the owner of a 4.00 ERA, 1.00 WHIP and 9/1 K/BB ratio through his first 18 innings and 18 appearances

IdahoPilgrim
05-27-2012, 06:13 PM
A bad afternoon, but not an outing that is going to cost Capps his job. He's the owner of a 4.00 ERA, 1.00 WHIP and 9/1 K/BB ratio through his first 18 innings and 18 appearances

I agree. Let's get some perspective here - if we had been told at the start of the season that Capps would covert 90% of his save opportunities throughout the year, we would have been ecstatic. Anyone can have a bad day and throw a couple of bad pitches. If it happens the next couple of times, then we can start griping. As far as I'm concerned last year is history and has no bearing in how players are evaluated.

gil4
05-27-2012, 06:27 PM
if we had been told at the start of the season that Capps would covert 90% of his save opportunities throughout the year, we would have been ecstatic. If you had told me that that Capps would covert 90% of his save opportunities through May, I would have said it's possible due to small sample size, but it's still not worth the $4M or so we're paying him plus the picks we could have had if he left. The sample size is smaller than I would have guessed or hoped.

TwinsGuy55422
05-27-2012, 09:15 PM
Guess I didn't miss much while I was roasting at Valleyfair today.