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Seth Stohs
05-29-2012, 04:15 PM
Twins Lineup:

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

SP: Cole De Vries

TwinsGuy55422
05-29-2012, 04:25 PM
Let's get the win tonight and go for the sweep tomorrow.

Chance
05-29-2012, 05:02 PM
MLB said it was going to be a pitching battle... But I almost expect the opposite. Probably over 5 runs each even though Parker hasn't been bad at all. I think we can tag him for some runs early.

Top Gun
05-29-2012, 05:05 PM
Cole can do it! Go Twins

J-Dog Dungan
05-29-2012, 05:21 PM
This should be a good game; except for Jamey Carroll, nobody on either team has faced the opposite pitcher tonight. Carroll has two hits off of Parker.

Top Gun
05-29-2012, 05:21 PM
The Nationals have accepted Erik Komatsu back.

The 24-year-old outfielder was snatched up by the Cardinals in December's Rule 5 Draft but only lasted a month with St. Louis. Komatsu then moved on to the Twins, where he was designated for assignment after three weeks. He'll head to Triple-A Syracuse.

stringer bell
05-29-2012, 06:03 PM
Another spot on the 40-man roster? Personally, I didn't think Mostroianni had any more to offer than Komatsu, but I guess neither was essential. I guess Revere is now the regular RF or at least the LH platoon partner.

IdahoPilgrim
05-29-2012, 07:18 PM
Anybody know what's up with the ballcaps? Are the Twins changing back to the "M" logo? I personally liked the "TC" logo - hearkens back to my childhood days at the old Met.

Vegeta
05-29-2012, 07:31 PM
Twins need to win this one. If Liriano starts tomorrow a loss is damn near certain

glunn
05-29-2012, 07:57 PM
DeVries is giving too many walks, which usually ends badly.

IdahoPilgrim
05-29-2012, 08:04 PM
Twins need to put up 3-4 runs so that DeVries can settle down and not be afraid to throw strikes.

Vegeta
05-29-2012, 08:04 PM
Cole De Vries is pitching like Colon Debris today. Cmon kid bring the rage

glunn
05-29-2012, 08:09 PM
Twins need to put up 3-4 runs so that DeVries can settle down and not be afraid to throw strikes.

Good point. A few runs might reduce the pressure that he feels in his second start.

glunn
05-29-2012, 08:14 PM
70 pitches in 3 innings. DeVries will be lucky to make it to the 5th inning.

jwestbrock
05-29-2012, 08:19 PM
Anybody know what's up with the ballcaps? Are the Twins changing back to the "M" logo? I personally liked the "TC" logo - hearkens back to my childhood days at the old Met.

Yesterday was the "Stars and Stripes" camo print inside the "M" for Memorial Day. I presume the "M" cap (http://shop.mlb.com/product/index.jsp?productId=12594773&cp=1452811) was chosen because the camo would show better because the T is the only thing in camo in the "TC" cap (http://shop.mlb.com/product/index.jsp?productId=12594774&cp=1452811). The pitcher, I know, picks the jersey top, so by extension, I presume, they pick the cap. Since De Vries grew up in Eden Prairie and grew up with the "M" hat and has fond memories (http://tripleinthegap.files.wordpress.com/2010/10/twin-celelbrate.jpg) of it (http://bolstablog.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/1987-minnesota-twins-world-series-sports-illustrated-cover.jpg), he went that direction in his home debut and busted it out for the first time, I believe, since 2009.

IdahoPilgrim
05-29-2012, 08:41 PM
Since De Vries grew up in Eden Prairie and grew up with the "M" hat and has fond memories (http://tripleinthegap.files.wordpress.com/2010/10/twin-celelbrate.jpg) of it (http://bolstablog.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/1987-minnesota-twins-world-series-sports-illustrated-cover.jpg), he went that direction in his home debut and busted it out for the first time, I believe, since 2009.


Boy, do I feel old now:). I remember when Harmon was belting them out in Bloomington and the Metrodome was just an idea fighting for legislative approval (yes, it was just as hard to get a stadium back then). I also remember when the dome opened how neat we all thought it was - boy, did that wear off quickly.

Chance
05-29-2012, 08:42 PM
MLB said it was going to be a pitching battle... But I almost expect the opposite. Probably over 5 runs each even though Parker hasn't been bad at all. I think we can tag him for some runs early.

Well I was WAY off! But I'm glad. Nothing wrong with a pitching battle (as long as we sneak out the win).

IdahoPilgrim
05-29-2012, 08:43 PM
OK, moment of truth - does DeVries go out for the 6th? He's at 92 pitches now, and they sent him out for the 6th last time and it turned out to be a mistake, but he's pitched better the last couple of innings... Do you gamble and try to save the bullpen for Liriano tomorrow?

striker_86
05-29-2012, 08:51 PM
OK, moment of truth - does DeVries go out for the 6th? He's at 92 pitches now, and they sent him out for the 6th last time and it turned out to be a mistake, but he's pitched better the last couple of innings... Do you gamble and try to save the bullpen for Liriano tomorrow?

Manship is in, there's your answer

Bark's Lounge
05-29-2012, 09:37 PM
How long has it been since the Twins had a walk-off HR? I am assuming it was Thome against the Sox in August of 2010. I am going out on a limb and putting some positive mojo out there tonight. Either Plouffe of Span hits a walk-off HR.

glunn
05-29-2012, 10:03 PM
Two men on base for DOOM! Hit it hard and see what happens.

glunn
05-29-2012, 10:04 PM
And Doom pops up. Damn, Doom.

glunn
05-29-2012, 10:05 PM
How long has it been since the Twins had a walk-off HR? I am assuming it was Thome against the Sox in August of 2010. I am going out on a limb and putting some positive mojo out there tonight. Either Plouffe of Span hits a walk-off HR.

Let's hope you are prophetic -- Plouffe up with two men on.

USAFChief
05-29-2012, 10:12 PM
Is the object to ensure Perkins' arm falls off by the AS break?

glunn
05-29-2012, 10:15 PM
Is the object to ensure Perkins' arm falls off by the AS break?

Not many choices tonight and game is too close for Butera to pitch.

NorthwestTwinsFan
05-29-2012, 10:31 PM
Maybe Ben Revere should work on his bunting.

glunn
05-29-2012, 10:33 PM
Maybe Ben Revere should work on his bunting.

That was not a major league bunt attempt.

USAFChief
05-29-2012, 10:35 PM
We should consider ourselves lucky that Mauer only tapped into a FC, rather than his 13th GIDP of the season.

NorthwestTwinsFan
05-29-2012, 10:35 PM
That was not a major league bunt attempt.

Yeah, that was pretty sad. One would think that a big leaguer who can't hit the ball 300 feet would be a pretty darn good bunter.

nicksaviking
05-29-2012, 10:36 PM
Well ain't that a peach.

glunn
05-29-2012, 10:36 PM
We should consider ourselves lucky that Mauer only tapped into a FC, rather than his 13th GIDP of the season.

I was just feeling lucky for that reason.

Top Gun
05-29-2012, 10:36 PM
Hammer time Twins win!

glunn
05-29-2012, 10:37 PM
And the luck pays off -- Willingham hits a walk off home run. Hammer time.

NorthwestTwinsFan
05-29-2012, 10:37 PM
No worries.....Willingham's got it covered.

Bark's Lounge
05-29-2012, 10:38 PM
How long has it been since the Twins had a walk-off HR? I am assuming it was Thome against the Sox in August of 2010. I am going out on a limb and putting some positive mojo out there tonight. Either Plouffe of Span hits a walk-off HR.

Oh well... close enough.

Chance
05-29-2012, 10:39 PM
Why Have him bunt when they are playing so far up?! He could have just blooped a single. Willingham!!! Great call by Dick!!!

USAFChief
05-29-2012, 10:40 PM
Oh well... close enough.

I bet you meant to type "either Plouffe or Span scores on a walk-off HR"...am I right?

glunn
05-29-2012, 10:51 PM
The walk-off is something that was badly needed. And if this triggers Willingham getting hot again, that could mean more wins.

If Mauer, Willingham, Mauer and Doumit could all get hot at the same time, the Twins could score a lot of runs.

Bark's Lounge
05-29-2012, 10:58 PM
I bet you meant to type "either Plouffe or Span scores on a walk-off HR"...am I right?

You are correct sir!:)

stringer bell
05-29-2012, 11:01 PM
Oakland just isn't a very good team. The Twins aren't really any better, but they're healthier--Cespedes instead of Cougill makes their club look much better. I'm not sold on De Vries, but he kept them off the board. Willingham is a better fit for this team than Cuddy, just because of ABs like he put up in the ninth.

jokin
05-29-2012, 11:06 PM
I predict ESPN/BBTonight will rank Revere's ridiculous bunt hit higher on their highlight list than the Willy Walk-Off...

Montecore
05-29-2012, 11:32 PM
We give 'em 9 walks and still take it. Beautiful!

gil4
05-29-2012, 11:42 PM
I'm not sold on De Vries, but he kept them off the board.

Was it 5 walks and 1 K? He will have to find a way to reverse that or he will be 1-2 bad starts from AAA for the rest of his MLB career. I think the best case is he keeps the damage to a minimum until we find something better. If things continue as they have for the first part of the season, that could be a while. I'm hoping (irrationally) for a little winning streak to at least remove some of the gloom from the season.

Actually, I'm still hoping, Liriano finally finds it, Pavano eats innings and is marginally more effective, Diamond and Walters hold it together, the lineup starts hitting as it should, and an easier schedule gets us to .500 by the end of June.

This guy has the math worked out for it:
http://star.psy.ohio-state.edu/coglab/Pictures/miracle.gif

CDog
05-29-2012, 11:43 PM
Well I was WAY off! But I'm glad. Nothing wrong with a pitching battle (as long as we sneak out the win).

"Prediction is very difficult, especially if it's about the future."
-Neils Bohr

striker_86
05-29-2012, 11:57 PM
nice walk off! too bad the place was empty when he hit it!

Get that sweep tomorrow!!!

TwinsGuy55422
05-30-2012, 01:51 AM
Great walk off win tonight. Hopefully they can build off it tomorrow! Quick turnaround for the guys so hopefully they don't celebrate too much.