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Brock Beauchamp
07-23-2012, 03:06 PM
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Brock Beauchamp
07-23-2012, 04:45 PM
Twins:
Span CF
Revere RF
Mauer 1B
Willingham LF
Doumit DH
Dozier SS
Casilla 2B
Butera C
Carroll 3B
(Liriano P)

Whiteys:
De Aza CF
Youkilis 3B
Dunn DH
Konerko 1B
Rios RF
Pierzynski C
Viciedo LF
Ramirez SS
Beckham 2B
(Floyd P)

ChiTownTwinsFan
07-23-2012, 04:55 PM
Hope to see a good game tonight ... first I've been to all year, sad to say, so I hope it's not a sad experience

stringer bell
07-23-2012, 04:58 PM
Not much punch without Morneau and Plouffe. Parmelee sits and Butera plays.

PseudoSABR
07-23-2012, 05:25 PM
Not much punch without Morneau and Plouffe. Parmelee sits and the Latino Whisperer plays.fify

diehardtwinsfan
07-23-2012, 06:23 PM
Rocketpig, can you do word filters like you did with BYTO? I'm requesting that the world Butera forever be changed to The Latino Whisperer.

oh, and bookit needs reinstating too if you are up to it.

PseudoSABR
07-23-2012, 06:32 PM
Rocketpig, can you do word filters like you did with BYTO? I'm requesting that the world Butera forever be changed to The Latino Whisperer.

oh, and bookit needs reinstating too if you are up to it.
Or perhaps filter Butera to Butera, "The Latino Whisperer," -- so we avoid the downside of word filters... just an idea

snepp
07-23-2012, 06:36 PM
Yeah, there won't be any filtering of player names, especially one as good as Butera. He's so good that he can single-handedly drive the traffic for an entire site. We should up his exposure from 1 thread per week, to at least 3 or 4.

PseudoSABR
07-23-2012, 06:39 PM
Yeah, there won't be any filtering of player names, especially one as good as Butera. He's so good that he can single-handedly drive the traffic for an entire site. We should up his exposure from 1 thread per week, to at least 3 or 4.
Hey, my suggestion was mere tokenism. So DON'T* drive me over with the snark bus. :p

USAFChief
07-23-2012, 06:40 PM
6-9 in the lineup looks like a bad AAA team. Really bad.

Ultima Ratio
07-23-2012, 06:45 PM
6-9 in the lineup looks like a bad AAA team. Really bad.

Yeah, compare the sox's 6-9 and it's a landslide of talent difference. "Casilla, Butera, Carroll" sounds like runs!

Brock Beauchamp
07-23-2012, 06:45 PM
Yeah, there won't be any filtering of player names, especially one as good as Butera. He's so good that he can single-handedly drive the traffic for an entire site. We should up his exposure from 1 thread per week, to at least 3 or 4.

We only have two going on right now. We definitely need more. Get on it.

snepp
07-23-2012, 06:47 PM
Hey, my suggestion was mere tokenism. So drive me over with the snark bus. :p

The snark bus, I like that.

GCTF
07-23-2012, 06:50 PM
"Casilla, Butera, Carroll" sounds like runs!

Gives me the runs.

PseudoSABR
07-23-2012, 06:51 PM
Gives me the runs.
They save some 80 plus runs by leaving Plouffe on the bench.

Ultima Ratio
07-23-2012, 06:56 PM
Which is the worse 7-9

Casilla, Butera, Carroll or the 2009 Harris, Tolbert, Punto ---- It's a toss up to me.

snepp
07-23-2012, 07:16 PM
Rally time.

PseudoSABR
07-23-2012, 07:23 PM
Clean up hitter

snepp
07-23-2012, 07:24 PM
Well that wasn't too impressive.

minn55441
07-23-2012, 07:27 PM
Bases loaded and nobody out, Willingham and Doumit due up and we only come away with one run. That is more than a little disappointing.

minn55441
07-23-2012, 07:28 PM
Frankie always seems to pitch better with a lead. Too bad we didn't come away with 4 or 5 in the first.

snepp
07-23-2012, 07:31 PM
Frankie always seems to pitch better with a lead. Too bad we didn't come away with 4 or 5 in the first.

No worries, Drew is catching.

minn55441
07-23-2012, 07:35 PM
Nice play by Dozier. Dunn hit him a change up and he managed to stay with it.

snepp
07-23-2012, 07:35 PM
Drew must have taken a pitch off.

USAFChief
07-23-2012, 07:35 PM
No worries, Drew is catching.

Bad call, Drew.

GCTF
07-23-2012, 07:35 PM
Can anybody see what Drew is doing wrong out there?

snepp
07-23-2012, 07:36 PM
Bad call, Drew.

No way, that call must have come from the bench.

minn55441
07-23-2012, 07:37 PM
those 4 or 5 runs in the first make all the difference in the world. Frankie would still be pitching with a lead at this point.

mike wants wins
07-23-2012, 07:38 PM
100% of the time Liriano pitchers in late July against the White Sox with Butera catching, he sucks. Clearly Butera is the problem.

Winston Smith
07-23-2012, 07:41 PM
Drew calls the wrong pitch, Span can't run the bases TR waits much longer he won't get anything. Of course, the teams are lining up to pay all Mornies salary and send us a quality player so not all is lost.

minn55441
07-23-2012, 07:46 PM
Drew isn't much behind the plate, but the guy is a wizard with the bat.

PMKI
07-23-2012, 07:47 PM
Dozier is having a good early game.

USAFChief
07-23-2012, 07:48 PM
When the H&R works, it's a beautiful thing.

ChiTownTwinsFan
07-23-2012, 07:49 PM
Well if we can't seem to capitalize on bases loaded no outs might as well get it this way. It's hot out here

Brock Beauchamp
07-23-2012, 07:49 PM
Gavin Floyd only wishes he had his own LPW behind the dish.

minn55441
07-23-2012, 07:51 PM
When the H&R works, it's a beautiful thing.

When he is in the lineup, maybe we should move him up to the number two spot. Looks like a natural spot for his abilities. Not much power, but can really handle the bat.

minn55441
07-23-2012, 07:54 PM
I would make a terrible ump, I think they always look safe in those bang, bang plays and in reviewing in slow motion it was clearly an out.

PMKI
07-23-2012, 07:55 PM
Dozier impressive play again! And much better inning from Frankie!

Brock Beauchamp
07-23-2012, 07:56 PM
I would make a terrible ump, I think they always look safe in those bang, bang plays and in reviewing in slow motion it was clearly an out.

Umps don't get nearly enough credit for how often they get it right.

GCTF
07-23-2012, 07:58 PM
1st inning--run scores on DP Ball.
2nd inning-- run scores on wild pitch.

Care to speculate how they'll scoere this inning? I'mm looking at a combination of errors and catcher's interference.

USAFChief
07-23-2012, 08:00 PM
Umps don't get nearly enough credit for how often they get it right.

Concur.

Although, umping first base for real is a lot easier than umping first base from your TV screen.

Watch the bag, listen for the sound of the ball hitting the glove.

EDIT: Which is not to say it's easy, just easier.

I also, by and large, don't have much problem with the overall job umps do behind the plate. Some games a guy has a bad game, but for the most part, they're pretty good.

None of which, BTW, means they couldn't be improved upon by the judicious and wise use of replay.

snepp
07-23-2012, 08:01 PM
Josh Mauerham.

Brock Beauchamp
07-23-2012, 08:02 PM
Willingham isn't having such a great day.

USAFChief
07-23-2012, 08:07 PM
Frankie...can't be giving up dingers to lefties. Uffda.

IdahoPilgrim
07-23-2012, 08:07 PM
Now is the time for the Twins to strike, while the iron is hot. Let's talk to Liriano's agent and nail him down for a 3/30 contract. Bet he takes it now.

NorthwestTwinsFan
07-23-2012, 08:07 PM
It's a good thing the Twins waited to trade Liriano.

Brock Beauchamp
07-23-2012, 08:07 PM
Must resist snarky Butera comment...

mike wants wins
07-23-2012, 08:08 PM
Adam Dunn sucks, he strikes out too much. I mean, strikeouts are evil/bad...../s

PMKI
07-23-2012, 08:08 PM
Do you think teams will look at this and make Liriano's value decrease?

snepp
07-23-2012, 08:09 PM
Not much whispering going on out there.

mike wants wins
07-23-2012, 08:11 PM
Thank goodness they didn't trade him yet....this should really up the trade value.

NorthwestTwinsFan
07-23-2012, 08:11 PM
Do you think teams will look at this and make Liriano's value decrease?

It certainly doesn't help his value.

IdahoPilgrim
07-23-2012, 08:13 PM
I don't understand what's happening. Butera is out there - Frankie's chewing his gum - how could this happen?

mikeee
07-23-2012, 08:13 PM
I guess Liriano will scare away the scouts after tonight... lol

NorthwestTwinsFan
07-23-2012, 08:15 PM
It's not like his value is suddenly going to plummet because of this outing. But the Twins are losing some major leverage here and could end up settling for a less-than-stellar return on their biggest trade chip.

ChiTownTwinsFan
07-23-2012, 08:17 PM
Way to increase Liriano's trade value, Drew. Good God this is awful. Yay for me being at my first game of the season

minn55441
07-23-2012, 08:18 PM
I don't understand what's happening. Butera is out there - Frankie's chewing his gum - how could this happen?

My thoughts exactly

minn55441
07-23-2012, 08:19 PM
Way to increase Liriano's trade value, Drew. Good God this is awful. Yay for me being at my first game of the season

What? You are in line to witness one of the better come from behind wins of the whole season. Just be patient and believe.

snepp
07-23-2012, 08:21 PM
Dozier, Physics Whisperer.

USAFChief
07-23-2012, 08:23 PM
Well, the good news is they already missed the 2nd inning, so they absolutely cannot GIDP in every inning tonight.

NorthwestTwinsFan
07-23-2012, 08:35 PM
Well, the good news is they already missed the 2nd inning, so they absolutely cannot GIDP in every inning tonight.

They still have a shot at 8/9 though, which is still pretty impressive.

snepp
07-23-2012, 08:36 PM
Here we go, another runner on first.

snepp
07-23-2012, 08:39 PM
Yes!

NorthwestTwinsFan
07-23-2012, 08:39 PM
Hahahaha another leadoff runner on, another double play. This is amazing.

USAFChief
07-23-2012, 08:40 PM
Here we go, another runner on first.


Like clockwork.

IdahoPilgrim
07-23-2012, 08:40 PM
Well, the good news is they already missed the 2nd inning, so they absolutely cannot GIDP in every inning tonight.

My guess is they'll do it twice in some other inning, to make up for it. I know, I know, there are only three outs an innings, but never underestimate the ability of the Twins to find a way to do it.

snepp
07-23-2012, 08:42 PM
Only four more to set a new record.

USAFChief
07-23-2012, 08:42 PM
Twins have 3 runs but 0 RBI.

Weird.

snepp
07-23-2012, 08:43 PM
Twins have 3 runs but 0 RBI.

Weird.

Twins Baseball™?

GCTF
07-23-2012, 08:43 PM
3 runs scored without an arr-bee-eye.

NorthwestTwinsFan
07-23-2012, 08:45 PM
Only four more to set a new record.

I was just about to ask what the single-game record is. Four more is definitely doable.

USAFChief
07-23-2012, 08:54 PM
I'll lay 2-1 a Twins hitter gets HBP in the next 2 innings.

snepp
07-23-2012, 08:57 PM
Need a baserunner here.

snepp
07-23-2012, 08:58 PM
Nooooooooo Brian, stay at first!

NorthwestTwinsFan
07-23-2012, 09:01 PM
No chance for a double play this inning. Bummer.

snepp
07-23-2012, 09:01 PM
So much for making history, they may as well go ahead and win now.

NorthwestTwinsFan
07-23-2012, 09:02 PM
A 4-pitch walk to Butera. How in the world does that happen?

jctwins
07-23-2012, 09:02 PM
Just thought I'd join this thread to say what a bang up job Frankie has done tonight.

ChiTownTwinsFan
07-23-2012, 09:02 PM
Omfg they are doing the wave. I must not be at a baseball game

ChiTownTwinsFan
07-23-2012, 09:06 PM
Omfg they are doing the wave. I must not be at a baseball game
Oh wait ... I'm surrounded by White Sox fans ... pfffft

GCTF
07-23-2012, 09:13 PM
Oh wait ... I'm surrounded by White Sox fans ... pfffft

Any father/son combos near by who look like they may jump onto the field? Counting on you to diffuse any potential situation.

snepp
07-23-2012, 09:14 PM
Any father/son combos near by who look like they may jump onto the field? Counting on you to diffuse any potential situation.

Promises of post-game body shots should suffice.

snepp
07-23-2012, 09:18 PM
Only 2 more to tie the record.



If my research is right, 7 DP's has only been "accomplished" twice in a 9 inning game.

minn55441
07-23-2012, 09:19 PM
Imagine that, another GBDP. Joe this time.

IdahoPilgrim
07-23-2012, 09:26 PM
How depressing is it that the main focus for the rest of the game is whether or not the Twins will set a record for futility?

GCTF
07-23-2012, 09:32 PM
Atta keep the ball off the ground Doumit!

minn55441
07-23-2012, 09:32 PM
There is something to cheer about

snepp
07-23-2012, 09:34 PM
Dozier obviously isn't buying into the DP experience.

GCTF
07-23-2012, 09:41 PM
And the DP record is safe.

ChiTownTwinsFan
07-23-2012, 09:43 PM
Any father/son combos near by who look like they may jump onto the field? Counting on you to diffuse any potential situation.
Oh yeah. An old lady tackling two hillbillies will make web gems for years to come

ChiTownTwinsFan
07-23-2012, 09:45 PM
Promises of post-game body shots should suffice.
Ok that's just icky

Ultima Ratio
07-23-2012, 09:45 PM
0-11 RISP. That'll do it.

ChiTownTwinsFan
07-23-2012, 09:47 PM
Okay this is what they should've done after Frankie came out of the game. With Frankie done Butera's game was also done

snepp
07-23-2012, 09:50 PM
And the DP record is safe.

The team record is still fair game.

ChiTownTwinsFan
07-23-2012, 09:52 PM
Okay how fun would it be for the Sox' new closer to fail epically?

NorthwestTwinsFan
07-23-2012, 09:53 PM
Nice job by the Twins' bullpen tonight. It seems they do a pretty good job of holding down the fort whenever a starter gets knocked out early.

minn55441
07-23-2012, 09:55 PM
nice game by span, three hits.

snepp
07-23-2012, 09:58 PM
Mauer robbed.

ChiTownTwinsFan
07-23-2012, 09:59 PM
Oh pffft

snepp
07-23-2012, 10:00 PM
Well that game sucked.

stringer bell
07-23-2012, 10:26 PM
Sox scored all their runs on three muti-run homers. Twins had all kinds of runners on base and hit a homer--with no one on base--and they went 0-14 with RISP, while hitting into five GDPs. That combination isn't going to win many games. Obviously, Drew doesn't guarantee "good Frankie" any more than Mauer or Doumit guarantees "bad Frankie".

Badsmerf
07-23-2012, 11:04 PM
1643Just wanted to post this picture somewhere.