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twinsnorth49
06-06-2012, 06:26 PM
Tonight's starting lineups



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

Starting pitcher: RH Nick Blackburn (1-4, 8.37 ERA)




1.Alex Gordon, LF
2. Johnny Giavotella, 2B
3. Billy Butler, DH
4. Mike Moustakas, 3B
5. Jeff Francoeur, RF
6. Eric Hosmer, 1B
7. Bryan Pena, C
8. Jarrod Dyson, CF
9. Alcides Escobar, SS

Starting pitcher: RH Felipe Paulino (3-1, 1.70 ERA)

Shane Wahl
06-06-2012, 06:29 PM
So . . . I haven't read much . . . how is Mauer?

Good to see Plouffe at first.

twinsnorth49
06-06-2012, 06:31 PM
According to Joe C. he hasn't even swung a bat yet.

USAFChief
06-06-2012, 06:39 PM
If you're going to give Span a day off, wouldn't it make more sense to give him yesterday off, and let Mastro play against a soft tossing lefty rather than a hard throwing righty?

Scheherezade
06-06-2012, 07:03 PM
How is Plouffe in center field, at catching, or on the mound? That's all he has left to complete his "fit".

twinsnorth49
06-06-2012, 07:19 PM
Morney, Morney, c'mon buddy.......

twinsnorth49
06-06-2012, 07:20 PM
Well this bodes well, they go by committee?

glunn
06-06-2012, 07:20 PM
Morney, Morney, c'mon buddy.......

Now its up to DOOM!

jokin
06-06-2012, 07:22 PM
Well this bodes well, they go by committee?

"Bodes well"? Revere is hands down early-game favorite for Player of the Game...

twinsnorth49
06-06-2012, 07:27 PM
"Bodes well"? Revere is hands down early-game favorite for Player of the Game...

Lol, I'll vote for that.

glunn
06-06-2012, 07:32 PM
I am stranded at the office by Obama's motorcade. What happened to Royals' starter?

Vegeta
06-06-2012, 07:35 PM
Well Blackburn isn't going to be improving his ERA today.

Thrylos
06-06-2012, 07:36 PM
I am stranded at the office by Obama's motorcade. What happened to Royals' starter?

Revere hit a ball off him.

twinsnorth49
06-06-2012, 07:39 PM
You know what, that is becoming far too frequent!!

glunn
06-06-2012, 07:42 PM
Dozier seems to be making a lot of errors lately. And the timing of this error is bad, because Blackburn really needs to get out of this inning.

USAFChief
06-06-2012, 07:44 PM
Dozier seems to be making a lot of errors lately. And the timing of this error is bad, because Blackburn really needs to get out of this inning.

When would the timing of an error be good?

mnfireman
06-06-2012, 07:47 PM
Well Blackburn isn't going to be improving his ERA today.

To paraphrase Denny Green - "He is who we thought he was!"

glunn
06-06-2012, 07:49 PM
When would the timing of an error be good?

When we are up by 10 runs in the 9th inning and our pitcher needs some extra work?

twinsnorth49
06-06-2012, 07:53 PM
To paraphrase Denny Green - "He is who we thought he was!"


Too bad he's not who Bill Smith seemed to think he was.

glunn
06-06-2012, 07:57 PM
If this goes the way that it looks, I am hoping that Butera will get to pitch a few innings tonight.

USAFChief
06-06-2012, 08:01 PM
Only 53 pitches to get 6 outs. Blackie mowin' 'em down.

twinsnorth49
06-06-2012, 08:02 PM
That play by Casilla was sheer laziness. Is it me or have the Twins acted like it's in the bag since Paulino left? This is awful.

glunn
06-06-2012, 08:10 PM
That play by Casilla was sheer laziness. Is it me or have the Twins acted like it's in the bag since Paulino left? This is awful.

After yesterday's shutout by that soft tossing Chen, they should be playing harder.

mike wants wins
06-06-2012, 08:20 PM
Lots of errors by Dozier now, will they start calling him out like Plouffe soon?

twinsnorth49
06-06-2012, 08:23 PM
My god why can't they just get a look at what this guy is throwing, swing at so many pitches out of the zone. Just piss poor batting by Plouffe and Dozier.

twinsnorth49
06-06-2012, 08:26 PM
That's better.

twinsnorth49
06-06-2012, 08:50 PM
That's my boy!!!

USAFChief
06-06-2012, 08:54 PM
Said before we know the results: mistake to let Blackburn face Moustakis.

Bark's Lounge
06-06-2012, 08:59 PM
After yesterday's shutout by that soft tossing Chen, they should be playing harder.


My god why can't they just get a look at what this guy is throwing, swing at so many pitches out of the zone. Just piss poor batting by Plouffe and Dozier.

It seems to me that our Twins are still a little confused as to whether they are playing slow pitch softball or fast pitch baseball. Their hitting rhythm is way off. It seems like Bruce Chen's performance and approach last night is continuing to linger and becoming a festering sore. On another note: Hooray Morneau!!!

Ultima Ratio
06-06-2012, 09:18 PM
We'll take 5.0 IP and 2 ER from Blackburn any day. Hope it sticks. I also want to underscore the point about Plouffe's hitting approach: ground into a double play on the first pitch of an AB, that was way insides -- well, that is just horrible. I like aggressive hitting when the pitcher is laying in the first pitch for a strike, but this approach has been fool hearty.

John Bonnes
06-06-2012, 09:20 PM
Nice to Revere really drive a bell like that triple. He absolutely cruised into 3B.

Ultima Ratio
06-06-2012, 09:23 PM
Is Herrera really throwing 100+ mph?

twinsnorth49
06-06-2012, 09:27 PM
I also want to underscore the point about Plouffe's hitting approach: ground into a double play on the first pitch of an AB, that was way insides -- well, that is just horrible. I like aggressive hitting when the pitcher is laying in the first pitch for a strike, but this approach has been fool hearty.

I still like Trevor but he and Dozier have been clueless tonight, not mentally into the game.

twinsnorth49
06-06-2012, 09:34 PM
Mansihp? Are you kidding me!???

glennhl
06-06-2012, 09:38 PM
Manship looked great! I noticed his velocity is up to 94 mph and his curve is still awesome. One bloop hit off of him, no runs.

twinsnorth49
06-06-2012, 09:45 PM
Manship was good but Dick's right, there is something wrong with that gun.

twinsnorth49
06-06-2012, 09:49 PM
God damn I like Burt!!!

glunn
06-06-2012, 09:50 PM
I am impressed by Blackburn's recovery from a poor first inning, and pray that he can join Liriano in giving us hope for a comeback. If only Dozier can start making fewer errors...

Ultima Ratio
06-06-2012, 09:53 PM
Burton has been a very good for us. WIth the WSOX losing tonight, and with a win for ourselves, we're just back 9 games. We've overcome more in a shorter amount of time... optimist hat is on.

glunn
06-06-2012, 09:54 PM
Radar gun shows Perkins hitting 98 mph. I wonder if gun needs adjusting or if Perk is jazzed tonight.

Highabove
06-06-2012, 09:57 PM
Twins bullpen has allowed only 2 earned runs , past 22 innings

glunn
06-06-2012, 10:02 PM
Burton has been a very good for us. WIth the WSOX losing tonight, and with a win for ourselves, we're just back 9 games. We've overcome more in a shorter amount of time... optimist hat is on.

I we have 4 or 5 starters who can pitch competently and the bullpen stays strong, then the optimist hat might yet fit. But I wonder whether a team in last place in June has ever come back to win a division championship. If someone knows this, please share. Some optimism would feel good right now after 1+ seasons of suffering (even if it is false optimism).

twinsnorth49
06-06-2012, 10:03 PM
Cross everything, here come Matty!!!

glunn
06-06-2012, 10:09 PM
I just took a Valium.

twinsnorth49
06-06-2012, 10:09 PM
Ok Casilla, you're forgiven....for now.

gil4
06-06-2012, 10:10 PM
Cross everything, here come Matty!!!

I'm not sure if I can hold my breath for 2 more outs, but I feel like I have to.

glunn
06-06-2012, 10:10 PM
Nice play by Casilla!!! Good hustle and he did not rush the throw. And a nice stretch by first baseman Trevor Plouffe.

glunn
06-06-2012, 10:11 PM
#9 hitter up -- just don't walk him!

twinsnorth49
06-06-2012, 10:15 PM
Atta way Cappy, way to miss some bats.

Twins win, Twins win!!!

Dilligaf69
06-06-2012, 10:15 PM
Shoulda swept em....wasted effort by Cisco last night...oh well can't complain over a series win.

glunn
06-06-2012, 10:17 PM
Nice win.

The Royals announcers were talking about how the Twins are superstitiously thinking that they play better with their "M" caps instead of their "TC" caps. Maybe it's working, and we all need to purchase yet another cap.

Now that I think about it, the Twins have lost the last 4 games that I attended wearing my "TC" cap. Yes, definitely need to get an "M" cap.

Dilligaf69
06-06-2012, 10:18 PM
I'm not gonna count on Blackie cosistently...he did have 95 pitches thru 5 innings. If he can get his ERA down to 5.5 after his start I think we have to be happy.

twinsnorth49
06-06-2012, 10:18 PM
Shoulda swept em....wasted effort by Cisco last night...oh well can't complain over a series win.

You just did.

twinsnorth49
06-06-2012, 10:20 PM
Nice win.

The Royals announcers were talking about how the Twins are superstitiously thinking that they play better with their "M" caps instead of their "TC" caps. Maybe it's working, and we all need to purchase yet another cap.

Now that I think about it, the Twins have lost the last 4 games that I attended wearing my "TC" cap. Yes, definitely need to get an "M" cap.

Never been a fan of the M hat, I have one but it's getting long in the tooth, might have to pony up for a new one.

Bark's Lounge
06-06-2012, 10:25 PM
Not the prettiest win... but a win none the less. Didn't expect that much out Blackburn - he did better than one could have hoped. Nice play by Casilla in the 9th and Capps was efficient. The offense got it done today, but seemed a bit flat. Hopefully Mauer is back in the line-up on Friday. We are definitely a better offense with our cemented starters playing.

twinsnorth49
06-06-2012, 10:34 PM
Nice to get it done in a game we really should have got it done in, that's a good win, now let's club those Cubbies!!!

glunn
06-06-2012, 10:42 PM
P.J. (the "Wall") Walters is scheduled to pitch the opener against the Cubs, and the Cubs pitcher has an era of 4.56, so there is reason to be hopeful

one_eyed_jack
06-06-2012, 11:21 PM
Burton has been a very good for us. WIth the WSOX losing tonight, and with a win for ourselves, we're just back 9 games. We've overcome more in a shorter amount of time... optimist hat is on.


---Yeah 9 games isn't all that much in early June, but we dug ourselves into too deep a hole, and unfortunately, I don't think we have what it takes to get out of it. It's not like the 2006 team when we had Santana and Liriano (in rookie phenom mode) in the rotation.

It's weird, if you had told me on the eve of opening day that on June 6th, we'd be only 3 games behind the Tigers, I would have thought that would be a good thing. I wasn't sold on the Tigers as a powerhouse, but I thought they'd be better than this.

striker_86
06-06-2012, 11:40 PM
---Yeah 9 games isn't all that much in early June, but we dug ourselves into too deep a hole, and unfortunately, I don't think we have what it takes to get out of it. It's not like the 2006 team when we had Santana and Liriano (in rookie phenom mode) in the rotation.

It's weird, if you had told me on the eve of opening day that on June 6th, we'd be only 3 games behind the Tigers, I would have thought that would be a good thing. I wasn't sold on the Tigers as a powerhouse, but I thought they'd be better than this.

I agree, no way liaison keeps this up. If he does, we should trade him. I love that we are 3 games behind Detroit. Should be able to take 2 of 3 from Chicago even with all those cubs fans invading....