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Shane Wahl
06-04-2012, 04:14 PM
vs. LHP Will Smith

1. Denard Span LF
2. Ben Revere RF
3. Josh Willingham DH
4. Justin Morneau 1B
5. Ryan Doumit C
6. Trevor Plouffe LF
7. Brian Dozier SS
8. Alexi Casilla 2B
9. Jamey Carroll 3B

SP: Cole DeVries

Shane Wahl
06-04-2012, 04:19 PM
Good day to rest Mauer anyway.

CDog
06-04-2012, 04:22 PM
Now, that's not the actor Will Smith, right?

2003freak2003
06-04-2012, 04:23 PM
vs. LHP Will Smith

1. Denard Span LF
2. Ben Revere RF
3. Josh Willingham DH
4. Justin Morneau 1B
5. Ryan Doumit C
6. Trevor Plouffe LF
7. Brian Dozier SS
8. Alexi Casilla 2B
9. Jamey Carroll 3B

SP: Cole DeVries


Plouffe in left. Correct?

IdahoPilgrim
06-04-2012, 04:24 PM
Span is in CF, Plouffe is LF.

TwinsGuy55422
06-04-2012, 05:04 PM
Let's keep the winning ways going!

TwinsGuy55422
06-04-2012, 05:06 PM
Hopefully Mauer doesn't miss more than a couple games.

Mr. Ed
06-04-2012, 05:22 PM
Hopefully Mauer doesn't miss more than a couple games.

:D

These are the Twins. LaVelle says already he's guessing the whole series.

IdahoPilgrim
06-04-2012, 05:27 PM
:D

These are the Twins. LaVelle says already he's guessing the whole series.

I betcha he forces Gardy to put him in no later than Wednesday - he's on a mission to prove to the fans here that he's not injury prone and tough enough to play through minor ailments.

mike wants wins
06-04-2012, 05:51 PM
I admit to being fascinated that Butera is not the catcher....

NorthwestTwinsFan
06-04-2012, 05:59 PM
I betcha he forces Gardy to put him in no later than Wednesday - he's on a mission to prove to the fans here that he's not injury prone and tough enough to play through minor ailments.

I would rather see him rest a couple days rather than rush back and injure the thumb even more. But you're right, I think he is out to prove he's more durable this year.

John Bonnes
06-04-2012, 07:15 PM
Attaboy Willingham.

NorthwestTwinsFan
06-04-2012, 07:16 PM
Willingham gets things started with a 2-run bomb. Twins offense needs to put up a big number tonight.

IdahoPilgrim
06-04-2012, 07:31 PM
Good first inning for DeVries - slightly more pitches than I like, but solid start.

Dilligaf69
06-04-2012, 07:59 PM
I betcha he forces Gardy to put him in no later than Wednesday - he's on a mission to prove to the fans here that he's not injury prone and tough enough to play through minor ailments.


Try to swing a bat with a sprained thumb...then try to do it in the big leagues!

TwinsGuy55422
06-04-2012, 08:22 PM
Carroll says, "That's what you get for playing me so shallow!"

IdahoPilgrim
06-04-2012, 08:23 PM
**sigh** it's gonna be one of those days...

glunn
06-04-2012, 08:24 PM
Dozier could probably use an off day.

NorthwestTwinsFan
06-04-2012, 08:25 PM
The few times DeVries keeps the ball in the infield, the Twins fielders can't make a routine play. Embarrassing..

TwinsGuy55422
06-04-2012, 08:27 PM
You need to make the plays that professionals are supposed to make. COME ON!

glunn
06-04-2012, 08:30 PM
Nice fastball by DeVries to end the inning.

mike wants wins
06-04-2012, 08:30 PM
Does anyone still think Casilla has a future? Over 1000 ABs, and he still can't hit or field. He's just not good.

TwinsGuy55422
06-04-2012, 08:33 PM
Way to get out of that inning Coley Boy!

TwinsGuy55422
06-04-2012, 08:36 PM
Nice jack, Mornie!

NorthwestTwinsFan
06-04-2012, 08:36 PM
Morneau crushes one. That was a no-doubter.

glunn
06-04-2012, 08:37 PM
Does anyone still think Casilla has a future? Over 1000 ABs, and he still can't hit or field. He's just not good.

He makes some nice plays then makes horrible errors. And his hitting is mediocre. But until we get someone better, he needs to play.

TwinsGuy55422
06-04-2012, 08:37 PM
Back to back long balls. Way to go Trev!

striker_86
06-04-2012, 08:38 PM
Nice homer. Morneau is swinging a hot bat right now! We need it! 2 run lead isnt enough though

NorthwestTwinsFan
06-04-2012, 08:39 PM
He makes some nice plays then makes horrible errors. And his hitting is mediocre. But until we get someone better, he needs to play.

I agree. He probably has no real future with the team, but right now he's the best they can do.

glunn
06-04-2012, 08:39 PM
Nice HRs for Morneau and Plouffe. Great comeback from a bad 4th inning.

With all the high draft picks that the Royals have enjoyed, you would think that their pitching would be better.

TwinsGuy55422
06-04-2012, 08:41 PM
Plouffie is accumulating homers at a rapid pace. If he keeps this up, half his hits are going to be HRs.

mike wants wins
06-04-2012, 08:41 PM
And the Plouffe should play every day train continues. His OPS is now over 700, even after the awful start. I predict it is close to .800 in a month.

TwinsGuy55422
06-04-2012, 08:42 PM
He makes some nice plays then makes horrible errors. And his hitting is mediocre. But until we get someone better, he needs to play.

He teases us with his little hot streaks, but overall he has been extremely mediocre and his window is definitely closing.

glunn
06-04-2012, 08:43 PM
And the Plouffe should play every day train continues. His OPS is now over 700, even after the awful start. I predict it is close to .800 in a month.

Where is Bark? As a Plouffetist, he must be loving this.

mike wants wins
06-04-2012, 08:44 PM
I agree they don't have a better option than Casilla right now, but really, I hope I never hear him mentioned as "young" and "part of the future" ever again.

NorthwestTwinsFan
06-04-2012, 08:46 PM
Wow, Royals are hitting line drives right at the Twins fielders. Hopefully his luck can continue...

IdahoPilgrim
06-04-2012, 08:48 PM
Does anyone still think Casilla has a future? Over 1000 ABs, and he still can't hit or field. He's just not good.

His fielding actually hasn't been that bad this year - tonight's gaffe excepted - but his bat needs to wake up a bit. He hit better the last two years, and if he can regain that, he's a solid part of the lineup.

glunn
06-04-2012, 08:50 PM
Wow, Royals are hitting line drives right at the Twins fielders. Hopefully his luck can continue...

I would give DeVries some credit for pitching a good inning.

NorthwestTwinsFan
06-04-2012, 08:56 PM
I would give DeVries some credit for pitching a good inning.

I will give him credit for throwing strikes and getting 3 quick outs, but you have to admit that the Royals hit the ball very hard that inning.

glunn
06-04-2012, 08:59 PM
I will give him credit for throwing strikes and getting 3 quick outs, but you have to admit that the Royals hit the ball very hard that inning.

I fully admit that.

glunn
06-04-2012, 09:00 PM
Great performance by Carroll tonight.

IdahoPilgrim
06-04-2012, 09:02 PM
So does DeVries go out for the 6th? You've got Liriano tomorrow and Blackburn wednesday - sure would like the bullpen rested, just in case...

NorthwestTwinsFan
06-04-2012, 09:04 PM
So does DeVries go out for the 6th? You've got Liriano tomorrow and Blackburn wednesday - sure would like the bullpen rested, just in case...

I send him out there, especially with a 4 run lead.

Chance
06-04-2012, 09:16 PM
Well that went well.... I would have sent him out there also so I'm not saying it was anyones fault

glunn
06-04-2012, 09:18 PM
I also would have sent him. Hopefully Burnett can bail this out.

Chance
06-04-2012, 09:19 PM
nice inning for Burnett

Chance
06-04-2012, 09:21 PM
I was hoping we could piece this game together without perkins/burton/capps... Hopefully we score one or two more so we won't need them

glunn
06-04-2012, 09:28 PM
I was hoping we could piece this game together without perkins/burton/capps... Hopefully we score one or two more so we won't need them

Burnett looks pretty good tonight -- he might be able to handle another inning or two.

striker_86
06-04-2012, 09:29 PM
Burnett looks pretty good tonight -- he might be able to handle another inning or two.

Yeah, lets get through the 7th and tack on a few more runs....

glunn
06-04-2012, 09:31 PM
Yeah, lets get through the 7th and tack on a few more runs....

Agreed. That would be ideal. Burnett's stuff looks very good tonight.

Chance
06-04-2012, 09:31 PM
Burnett sure isnt looking injured or sore at all tonight. good to see

glunn
06-04-2012, 09:33 PM
Burnett sure isnt looking injured or sore at all tonight. good to see

The radar gun is saying that some of his fastballs are hitting 95 mph.

Chance
06-04-2012, 09:35 PM
twins just picked a HS pitcher from puerto rico

glunn
06-04-2012, 09:35 PM
Every Twin has at least one hit, with the exception of Span and Doumit. A nice balanced attack.

glunn
06-04-2012, 09:37 PM
twins just picked a HS pitcher from puerto rico

Let's hope that he is good -- he will be their compensation for losing Cuddyer.

glunn
06-04-2012, 09:39 PM
Carroll is raising his average tonight -- 3 for 3, including a triple and a stolen base.

glunn
06-04-2012, 09:43 PM
Yeah, lets get through the 7th and tack on a few more runs....

You called it my friend.

Chance
06-04-2012, 09:43 PM
Player
POS
G
AB
R
H
2B
3B
HR
RBI
TB
BB
SO
SB
CS
OBP
SLG
AVG
OPS
E


Lew Ford (http://www.milb.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?pos=&sid=t568&t=p_pbp&pid=217915)
OF
18
72
11
28
3
2
3
10
44
6
14
4
1
.443
.611
.389
1.054
0




Way to go LEW!!

stringer bell
06-04-2012, 09:46 PM
Now, Gray for two innings and they save the back end of the bullpen.

Vegeta
06-04-2012, 09:48 PM
lol I miss Lew Ford. Is it me or does Revere seem like he is gonna run outta his shoes several times a game???

Chance
06-04-2012, 09:51 PM
The Twins select Luke Bard From Georgia Tech (Daniel Bard's brother)

glunn
06-04-2012, 10:07 PM
The Twins select Luke Bard From Georgia Tech (Daniel Bard's brother)

Two high school RHPs so far -- let's hope that they can sign both of them and that at least one of them works out.

glunn
06-04-2012, 10:10 PM
We could use a double play here to end this game.

glunn
06-04-2012, 10:13 PM
Gray throwing his fastball at 95 mph, but very flat.

stringer bell
06-04-2012, 10:17 PM
One more performance like that and many might get their wish--a DFA for Gray.

stringer bell
06-04-2012, 10:19 PM
I'm glad Carroll was at third on the last play.

striker_86
06-04-2012, 10:24 PM
Another win! Good to see the offense pick up the slack tonight! Hopefully Frank can go at least 5 innings tomorrow, especially with Blackburn set to go on Wednesday...

Montecore
06-04-2012, 10:38 PM
Those 5th inning HRs by Morneau and Plouffe were important. Jared Burton is looking nasty. Burnett did a nice job, Carroll, and yes, Capps closing it out. They win this series they're in striking distance of .500. It's an offense now.

TwinsGuy55422
06-04-2012, 11:24 PM
Good win. Nice little run the team is on. Great to see them scoring runs and hitting some long balls. Liked the showing by the bullpen other than Gray. Let's keep building on this.

jokin
06-04-2012, 11:43 PM
Does anyone still think Casilla has a future? Over 1000 ABs, and he still can't hit or field. He's just not good.

Casilla has been a tease since he got here, it's amazing that the Twins stuck with him this long. However, Fangraphs suggests that the Twins have the best second-base defense in baseball, with the best range factor, double play rate and UZR, and the second place teams aren't even close. Casilla has been at second 90% of the time, with an FLD rate at third overall in baseball, despite his occasional inexplicable error, like tonight.

jokin
06-04-2012, 11:50 PM
Good win. Nice little run the team is on. Great to see them scoring runs and hitting some long balls. Liked the showing by the bullpen other than Gray. Let's keep building on this.

It has been fun to watch, even though we are on a similar path as last year where we got into a nice little run in June, playing the "JV" part of the schedule with numerous regulars starting to hit the DL. and guys no one knew anything about contributing to a string of somewhat inexplicable wins. At least this year, this run is happening with some power production. I really like Willingham in the 3 spot there tonight. I would love to see Revere in the 9 spot when Mauer comes back, with JoJo finally taking the #2 slot on a regular basis.