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Brock Beauchamp
06-30-2012, 10:04 AM
You can view the page at http://twinsdaily.com/content.php?738-Royals-vs-Twins-06-30-2012-12-10pm-6-10pm

Brock Beauchamp
06-30-2012, 10:14 AM
Royals:
Gordon LF
Betancourt 2B
Moustakas 3B
Butler DH
Francoeur RF
Hosmer 1B
Pena C
Bourgeois CF
Escobar SS
(Sanchez P)

Twins:
Span CF
Revere RF
Mauer 1B
Willingham DH
Plouffe 3B
Doumit C
Mastroianni LF
Dozier SS
Casilla 2B
(Diamond P)

And on that note, I'm off to the game.

snepp
06-30-2012, 10:20 AM
And on that note, I'm off to the game.

I'm sorry.

Brock Beauchamp
06-30-2012, 10:26 AM
I'm sorry.

Nah, it could be a good game. Diamond is on the mound, I'm sitting in the Legend's Club, and the tickets were free.

snepp
06-30-2012, 10:29 AM
You're going to watch 10 walk per game Jonathan Sanchez throw a 1-walk gem.

:p

Brock Beauchamp
06-30-2012, 10:31 AM
You're going to watch 10 walk per game Jonathan Sanchez throw a 1-walk gem.

:p

I promise to drink a beer for every strikeout. If he's pitching well, I won't care by the fifth inning.

snepp
06-30-2012, 10:38 AM
I promise to drink a beer for every strikeout. If he's pitching well, I won't care by the fifth inning.

If you were doing that for Diamond it might take you 5 starts just to get a buzz.


Today's starters are polar opposites.


Of course Sanchez hasn't exactly been Mr. Strikeout either this year, to top off his all-around suckitude.

Jocko87
06-30-2012, 12:32 PM
You're going to watch 10 walk per game Jonathan Sanchez throw a 1-walk gem.

:p

Two walks already but still looking like a gem in work.

NorthwestTwinsFan
06-30-2012, 12:51 PM
5 LOB through 2 innings. Fantastic.

GCTF
06-30-2012, 01:04 PM
Finally.

crapforks
06-30-2012, 01:16 PM
Listening on the radio. What happened on that shallow sac fly?

GCTF
06-30-2012, 01:18 PM
Nice throw, Betancrap.

GCTF
06-30-2012, 01:19 PM
Listening on the radio. What happened on that shallow sac fly?

I had stepped away and didn't see the play. Came back and the inning was over.

crapforks
06-30-2012, 01:28 PM
Sounds like a good day to do the little things on the basepaths.

glunn
06-30-2012, 01:29 PM
The Twins don't seem to be capitalizing on some terrible Royals pitching. 8 men left on base.

GCTF
06-30-2012, 01:44 PM
Buh-bye, Sanchez.

crapforks
06-30-2012, 01:48 PM
Radio with Gladden: meh. Radio without Gladden: meh.

Brock Beauchamp
06-30-2012, 01:48 PM
If I squint real hard and maybe drink two more beers, this would look a lot like a 2002 Twins game.

glunn
06-30-2012, 01:49 PM
If I squint real hard and maybe drink two more beers, this would look a lot like a 2002 Twins game.

How many beers so far my friend?

GCTF
06-30-2012, 01:51 PM
If I squint real hard and maybe drink two more beers, this would look a lot like a 2002 Twins game.

Good thing you aren't having one for every Diamond K. You'd be mighty thirsty by now.

glunn
06-30-2012, 01:53 PM
Good thing you aren't having one for every Diamond K. You'd be mighty thirsty by now.

Diamond is not getting any strikeouts but he is being very efficient -- 53 pitches through 5 innings and only 2 hits.

Scheherezade
06-30-2012, 01:56 PM
That RBI infield single by Dozier was the goofiest thing ever.

glunn
06-30-2012, 01:57 PM
That RBI infield single by Dozier was the goofiest thing ever.

I am watching this on gamecast -- please provide details.

Scheherezade
06-30-2012, 02:09 PM
I am watching this on gamecast -- please provide details.

With runners on 1st and end, Dozier hit a ball that landed about 10ft from home plate wide of the 1st base line by at least 6 feet. The ball had so much spin on it that it sliced back fair about halfway up the base path. Dozier recognized it was going to be fair and beat out the throw. There was no one guarding home, so the runner on 2nd just ran all the way home.

glunn
06-30-2012, 02:31 PM
With runners on 1st and end, Dozier hit a ball that landed about 10ft from home plate wide of the 1st base line by at least 6 feet. The ball had so much spin on it that it sliced back fair about halfway up the base path. Dozier recognized it was going to be fair and beat out the throw. There was no one guarding home, so the runner on 2nd just ran all the way home.

So it landed foul then went fair due to the spin? I don't remember ever seeing that. Thanks for sharing.

glunn
06-30-2012, 02:38 PM
Why isn't Gardenhire bringing in a reliever???

iastfan112
06-30-2012, 02:50 PM
Plouffe hits another one out.

glunn
06-30-2012, 02:53 PM
Plouffe hits another one out.

I wish that he would hit one out against a righty in a pressure situation instead of against a lefty when we have a big lead.

glunn
06-30-2012, 03:04 PM
Why bring in Perkins when the Twins have a big lead? They might need Perkins if the nightcap is close.

Brock Beauchamp
06-30-2012, 03:13 PM
How many beers so far my friend?

I only had three. I did well for myself.

glunn
06-30-2012, 03:36 PM
I only had three. I did well for myself.

You should get a 6 pack of tall boys ready for tonight.

Ultima Ratio
06-30-2012, 04:26 PM
Why bring in Perkins when the Twins have a big lead? They might need Perkins if the nightcap is close.

Missed game one and just now looking at the box. Noticed just what you mention. Why waste Perkins in a 5-run game? Am I missing something or is this just stupid as heck?

glunn
06-30-2012, 04:41 PM
Missed game one and just now looking at the box. Noticed just what you mention. Why waste Perkins in a 5-run game? Am I missing something or is this just stupid as heck?

It seemed stupid to me.

snepp
06-30-2012, 05:49 PM
Good to see them hit around a lousy pitcher like they should.

More quality out of Diamond, I may become a full convert yet.

Perkins, wtf?

stringer bell
06-30-2012, 05:56 PM
Nice victory in Game 1. Not that excited about De Vriez pitching the nightcap.

GCTF
06-30-2012, 06:08 PM
KANSAS CITY ROYALS (35-40)
1. Alex Gordon, LF
2. Yuniesky Betancourt, 2B
3. Mike Moustakas, 3B
4. Billy Butler, DH
5. Jeff Francoeur, RF
6. Eric Hosmer, 1B
7. Salvador Perez, C
8. Jarrod Dyson, CF
9. Alcides Escobar, SS
Starting pitcher: RH Luke Hochevar (5-7, 5.07 ERA)


MINNESOTA TWINS (31-45)
1. Ben Revere, CF
2. Jamey Carroll, SS
3. Joe Mauer, C
4. Josh Willingham, LF
5. Justin Morneau, DH
6. Trevor Plouffe, 3B
7. Chris Parmelee, 1B
8. Darin Mastroianni, RF
9. Alexi Casilla, 2B
Starting pitcher: RH Cole De Vries (1-1, 4.20 ERA)

Brock Beauchamp
06-30-2012, 06:13 PM
Aaaaaaaand let's do this again!

IdahoPilgrim
06-30-2012, 06:22 PM
Missed game one and just now looking at the box. Noticed just what you mention. Why waste Perkins in a 5-run game? Am I missing something or is this just stupid as heck?

They got Perk up when Diamond was struggling in the eighth, when the lead was only four and there were two on base with one out. I'm guessing they decided, as long as he was already warmed up, better to just use him rather than warm up someone else. In any case, he only threw a handful of pitches, so he is probably avaiable in the evening game as well, if necessary.

Brock Beauchamp
06-30-2012, 06:22 PM
Let's take a moment to savor the fact that the Twins are playing a day/night doubleheader and Gardenhire did not use Butera to start either game.

GCTF
06-30-2012, 06:26 PM
Let's take a moment to savor the fact that the Twins are playing a day/night doubleheader and Gardenhire did not use Butera to start either game.

Fortunately the Twins have no Latinos in the bullpen which keeps Gardy from contemplating a mid game catcher switch.

Brock Beauchamp
06-30-2012, 06:28 PM
Joe Mauer is, once again, a Very Good Baseball Player.

GCTF
06-30-2012, 06:29 PM
Willingham goes deep.

IdahoPilgrim
06-30-2012, 06:29 PM
Let's take a moment to savor the fact that the Twins are playing a day/night doubleheader and Gardenhire did not use Butera to start either game.

Heard Gardy on the pregame for the first game - he's saving Butera for tomorrow for Liriano.

IdahoPilgrim
06-30-2012, 06:36 PM
Too high! Too high!

Brock Beauchamp
06-30-2012, 06:38 PM
Yeah... You might want to think about keeping that ball down, Cole.

IdahoPilgrim
06-30-2012, 06:42 PM
Actually, I was quoting the movie "Major League," the Indians fan in the stand when Wild Thing gave off a mammoth blast.

Brock Beauchamp
06-30-2012, 06:44 PM
Actually, I was quoting the movie "Major League," the Indians fan in the stand when Wild Thing gave off a mammoth blast.

Oh, hah. I wasn't responding to you... I hadn't read your message until after I posted that message. De Vries was throwing stuff belt high so I made that comment.

Brock Beauchamp
06-30-2012, 06:50 PM
Hey, that kid on the side of the milk carton just hit a home run.

NorthwestTwinsFan
06-30-2012, 06:51 PM
Parmalee finally hits one out. Must be somewhat of a relief for him.

NorthwestTwinsFan
06-30-2012, 07:00 PM
A stat just popped up on mlb gamecast that Cole holds hitters to a .160 average through his first 45 pitches, but gives up a .368 average after that. Hopefully that trend doesn't continue today.

glunn
06-30-2012, 07:03 PM
Parmalee finally hits one out. Must be somewhat of a relief for him.

Now he needs only 572 more to tie Harmon's total.

snepp
06-30-2012, 07:04 PM
Big boy muscles!

IdahoPilgrim
06-30-2012, 07:05 PM
Now he needs only 572 more to tie Harmon's total.

...while sitting on the bench. Ugh, I hate that.

GCTF
06-30-2012, 07:05 PM
Tbj !

glunn
06-30-2012, 07:06 PM
Nice work by Mauer there. It would be good to get to the Royals' bullpen early and wear them out so they have no one for tomorrow.

NorthwestTwinsFan
06-30-2012, 07:07 PM
Mauer Power! Hey, do you think that phrase will catch on?

glunn
06-30-2012, 07:17 PM
Mauer Power! Hey, do you think that phrase will catch on?

It's catchy. But it might help if he got more homers.

Vegeta
06-30-2012, 07:19 PM
Cmon Twins!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

glunn
06-30-2012, 07:39 PM
DeVries is not a premium pitcher, but he seems to have better stuff at this point than Blackburn, and it would seem appropriate to let him fill a starter slot to see what he can accomplish.

Brock Beauchamp
06-30-2012, 07:42 PM
Alcides Escobar is good at teh beisbol.

IdahoPilgrim
06-30-2012, 07:43 PM
I concur. I've said elsewhere that maybe we should send Blackburn back down - he still has an option left and has not yet reached the 5-year mark.

glunn
06-30-2012, 07:49 PM
I concur. I've said elsewhere that maybe we should send Blackburn back down - he still has an option left and has not yet reached the 5-year mark.

Are you certain that he has an option left? I thought that some people replied that he does not.

IdahoPilgrim
06-30-2012, 07:51 PM
Are you certain that he has an option left? I thought that some people replied that he does not.

I'm pretty sure I read somewhere that he did, but I could be mistaken.

asmus_ndsu
06-30-2012, 07:57 PM
DeVries is not a premium pitcher, but he seems to have better stuff at this point than Blackburn, and it would seem appropriate to let him fill a starter slot to see what he can accomplish.

When ya got no sausage throw in a hot dog i guess

glunn
06-30-2012, 07:58 PM
I'm pretty sure I read somewhere that he did, but I could be mistaken.

If not, then maybe another stint on the DL would be possible. He sure pitches like he is injured in some fashion.

Brock Beauchamp
06-30-2012, 08:00 PM
Are you certain that he has an option left? I thought that some people replied that he does not.

Honestly, does it really matter if he has an option at this point? If you have someone else waiting for a shot, I think it's past the point where you worry about losing Blackburn.

IdahoPilgrim
06-30-2012, 08:01 PM
This is easily DeVries' best start of the year - good to see him break through. You wonder, though, if his night is done. This is the longest he's gone into a game in the majors, and maybe it's time to turn it over to the bullpen, which is rested.

asmus_ndsu
06-30-2012, 08:02 PM
Kinda mad i cant see e highlights on atbat tnight

GCTF
06-30-2012, 08:04 PM
Atta go, Mussolini.

glunn
06-30-2012, 08:06 PM
Honestly, does it really matter if he has an option at this point? If you have someone else waiting for a shot, I think it's past the point where you worry about losing Blackburn.

I think it does matter. If Blackburn can recover his sinkerball mojo, then he can again be a very good starter. It would be sickening to release him then watch him go to the Yankees or White Sox and do well while the Twins are still paying him. I would rather try to send him down, or failing that, persuade him to go on the DL. Maybe the training staff can be asked to help him by bleeding him with leeches, in which case he might legitimately need to go on the DL.

asmus_ndsu
06-30-2012, 08:07 PM
I like masoriannidavanipastrami... Hes got loads of potential with Some more experience in the major level. Mark my words that hell be a big asset in the future (if we hold on to him)

glunn
06-30-2012, 08:08 PM
Nice work by Plouffe and Mastro. DeVries deserves this win. And the Royals need to go back to the cellar where they belong.

Ultima Ratio
06-30-2012, 08:13 PM
Nice outing Cole. Don't know how he does it, but he finds a way to be successful.

Bark's Lounge
06-30-2012, 08:39 PM
For no good reason - I am liking the Millers throw-back jerseys. I get the fact that they share the same colors as the NY/SF Giants as they were their top minor league affiliate in the 40's and 50's. But I like the way the white, orange, and black work together. The "M" logo is boring and lacking of creativity. It would be cool to see the twins throw together a new uniform look using these colors even though it would be ripping off the G-Men.

Brock Beauchamp
06-30-2012, 08:53 PM
Nice outing Cole. Don't know how he does it, but he finds a way to be successful.

After Blackburn inevitably tanks his next start, I think it is time to give Cole a shot. Nothing to lose, really.

GCTF
06-30-2012, 08:59 PM
Millers win!

Ultima Ratio
06-30-2012, 09:34 PM
After Blackburn inevitably tanks his next start, I think it is time to give Cole a shot. Nothing to lose, really.

In a perfect -- scratch that -- ahem, in a better world you would be correct, but with Blackburn's contract and no room in the pen, he stays, and stays, and stays....

stringer bell
06-30-2012, 10:01 PM
A first at Target Field? Two wins in the same day?

IdahoPilgrim
06-30-2012, 10:36 PM
A first at Target Field? Two wins in the same day?

Does it count if it's two different teams (Twins? Millers?) :)

CDog
07-01-2012, 01:14 AM
So it landed foul then went fair due to the spin? I don't remember ever seeing that. Thanks for sharing.

It was even more bizarre than that description, I think. The thing took a path much like a pool trick shot where they put the english on it so it bends around in an arc. The ball did the same thing on this play. It nearly went out the back of the left handed batter's box, heading toward the backstop before reversing course and curving first toward the Twins dugout and then continuing the turn all the way back into fair territory. Isaac Newton rolled over in his grave.

Brock Beauchamp
07-01-2012, 08:11 AM
It was even more bizarre than that description, I think. The thing took a path much like a pool trick shot where they put the english on it so it bends around in an arc. The ball did the same thing on this play. It nearly went out the back of the left handed batter's box, heading toward the backstop before reversing course and curving first toward the Twins dugout and then continuing the turn all the way back into fair territory. Isaac Newton rolled over in his grave.

Yeah, just watch the video. It's insane. I was in the Legend's Club at the time and was in hysterical laughter. I've never seen anything like it before (well, I have but nothing even close to the extreme foul/fair spin taken by that ball) and most of the Legend's Club was confused as to whether Dozier was safe, out, or still at bat.

old nurse
07-01-2012, 08:12 AM
I guess this shows the Twins have AAAA pitching. To bad there are no aaaa leagues