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Brock Beauchamp
07-28-2012, 12:58 PM
Twins:
Span CF
Revere RF
Mauer C
Willingham LF
Morneau 1B
Doumit DH
Valencia 3B
Dozier SS
Casilla 2B
(Deduno P)

Native Americans:
Choo RF
Brantley CF
Kipnis 2B
Santana C
Hafner DH
Damon LF
Kotchman 1B
Hannahan 3B
Lillibridge SS
(Masterson P)

stringer bell
07-28-2012, 06:02 PM
I just heard the lineup announced on KSTP and they had Carroll at second, hitting 9th. Whatever.

snepp
07-28-2012, 06:07 PM
I see Masterson still has his wild splits going this year, .580ish OPS against righties, .750ish against lefties.

Riverbrian
07-28-2012, 06:19 PM
That play right there is my biggest problem with Velencia. Runner on third... Charge the ball. He doesn't move his feet. Same Danny... He didn't learn down in AAA. That's one run that he could have at least challenged.

NorthwestTwinsFan
07-28-2012, 06:48 PM
My first impression of the newly-promoted Valencia? He still sucks.

Riverbrian
07-28-2012, 06:55 PM
That at bat was bad... Chasing the same outside slider he did before but the at bat is one thing.

Not charging that groundball cost us a run.

Masterson is dealing... That run could be Important. If he wants to stay... You'd figure he'd go get the ball.

Im gonna try and give him a break and say it was nerves... However... He's been playing back on balls and reaching for a couple of years now.

Im disappointed.

NorthwestTwinsFan
07-28-2012, 07:00 PM
That at bat was bad... Chasing the same outside slider he did before but the at bat is one thing.

Not charging that groundball cost us a run.

Masterson is dealing... That run could be Important. If he wants to stay... You'd figure he'd go get the ball.

Im gonna try and give him a break and say it was nerves... However... He's been playing back on balls and reaching for a couple of years now.

Im disappointed.

I agree. Although I think it's crazy to judge a player after his first 3 innings back with the team, I just have a hard time believing he's any better now than when the Twins sent him down.

snepp
07-28-2012, 07:03 PM
Sinker/slider-"type" pitcher.


*sigh*

USAFChief
07-28-2012, 07:05 PM
Had to watch last night's game on tape delay...couple things:

1. Diamond was really, really good. Really hit his spots.

2. We often complain about umpiring...last night's home plate umpire was simply outstanding. I don't think he missed a pitch for either side all night.

Now on to today...Valencia still sucks.

snepp
07-28-2012, 07:05 PM
The Willinghammer says, "split this #$%&@."

NorthwestTwinsFan
07-28-2012, 07:05 PM
Willingham is a man amongst boys, as the saying goes.

USAFChief
07-28-2012, 07:07 PM
Might not want to hang that slider down and in, meat.

NorthwestTwinsFan
07-28-2012, 07:08 PM
We often complain about umpiring...last night's home plate umpire was simply outstanding. I don't think he missed a pitch for either side all night.

Absolutely.....I was thinking the exact same thing while watching the game. There are some terrific umpires around the league that don't get the recognition they deserve, and he is one of them.

Riverbrian
07-28-2012, 07:09 PM
I agree. Although I think it's crazy to judge a player after his first 3 innings back with the team, I just have a hard time believing he's any better now than when the Twins sent him down.

Absolutely... Its not a 3 inning judgement from me... Its a more of the same crap from me... I guess I was just expecting the trip to AAA to be a wake up call. Hitting is tough... The pitchers are working to get you out. Ill give him a pass for that... His next at bat could be better... But not moving your feet on D... That's on you... You'd think he'd want to come back and show Gardy something.

First play back and a run scored. It's one thing to say you want it and I'm sure he does. Well his first impression on the return is laying back on a ball. Bad mistake.

Bark's Lounge
07-28-2012, 07:11 PM
Boy, it would really suck if they trade JW. In a season that has been covered in a frosting of dog fecies - it sure would be nice to see Willingham challenge the 40HR mark in a Twins Uniform. That would make him only the 2nd player in Twins history to do that.

Riverbrian
07-28-2012, 07:15 PM
Boy, it would really suck if they trade JW. In a season that has been covered in a frosting of dog fecies - it sure would be nice to see Willingham challenge the 40HR mark in a Twins Uniform. That would make him only the 2nd player in Twins history to do that.

Easy to be a Willingham fan

USAFChief
07-28-2012, 07:15 PM
I don't want to go all VodkaDave on Samuel Deduno, or anything. He is, after all Samuel Deduno, and he can lose the strike zone at any moment.

But...this is not your typical Twins-type pitching call-up. Samuel has some above average stuff.

snepp
07-28-2012, 07:17 PM
Dickbert can really drive me up the wall. In this inning alone...


"Justin Masterson is a sinker/slider-type pitcher."

"a utility-type player."

"a pull-type hitter."

"a get-me-over-type pitch."

snepp
07-28-2012, 07:18 PM
But...this is not your typical Twins-type pitching call-up.

You're evil.

:p

Riverbrian
07-28-2012, 07:19 PM
I don't want to go all VodkaDave on Samuel Deduno, or anything. He is, after all Samuel Deduno, and he can lose the strike zone at any moment.

But...this is not your typical Twins-type pitching call-up. Samuel has some above average stuff.

Been looking good. He back doors the spinner on lefties well.

NorthwestTwinsFan
07-28-2012, 07:21 PM
Well, Valencia finds a way to get on first base, so I suppose a little credit is due (even though that was a pretty bad call by the ump).

snepp
07-28-2012, 07:21 PM
I assume Deduno gets his whispering fix between innings.

Bark's Lounge
07-28-2012, 07:21 PM
Easy to be a Willingham fan

Who would have thunk it 8-9 months ago? No more complaints from me.:)

USAFChief
07-28-2012, 07:21 PM
Kotchman might or might not have gotten the bag, but he was a lot closer than Danny.

Did anyone else think the 1st base ump double clutched there? "He's ou...ou...SAFE!"

snepp
07-28-2012, 07:22 PM
Geez, how does that ball not go out.

GCTF
07-28-2012, 07:22 PM
Off the scoreboard type triple.

USAFChief
07-28-2012, 07:24 PM
Well, Valencia finds a way to get on first base, so I suppose a little credit is due (even though that was a pretty bad call by the ump).

You'll forgive me for not giving Danny any credit for Hanahan's bad throw.

NorthwestTwinsFan
07-28-2012, 07:24 PM
Off the scoreboard type triple.

I have a feeling this is going to be the running joke of the night. Although in Snepp's defense, he was right to call out Dick and Bert.

USAFChief
07-28-2012, 07:25 PM
I assume Deduno gets his whispering fix between innings.

Son of Sal is obviously calling the game from the dugout.

Relay-type signs to Deduno through Mauer.

NorthwestTwinsFan
07-28-2012, 07:26 PM
You'll forgive me for not giving Danny any credit for Hanahan's bad throw.

No, and that was kind of a tongue-in-cheek-type comment. But good things can happen occasionally if you just put the ball in play..

snepp
07-28-2012, 07:26 PM
Clutch-type hit.

USAFChief
07-28-2012, 07:27 PM
Geez, how does that ball not go out.

Really big-type scoreboard.

USAFChief
07-28-2012, 07:28 PM
Running-type situation here.

Riverbrian
07-28-2012, 07:28 PM
Nice Revere type hit... Now go... Take second

snepp
07-28-2012, 07:29 PM
Running-type situation here.

Prescient-type comment.

GCTF
07-28-2012, 07:29 PM
Son of Sal is obviously calling the game from the dugout.

Relay-type signs to Deduno through Mauer.

LPW is more than a once a week gig.

glunn
07-28-2012, 07:29 PM
So what are the chances of Deduno becoming a reliable #4 or #5 starter for a few years?

Riverbrian
07-28-2012, 07:32 PM
So what are the chances of Deduno becoming a reliable #4 or #5 starter for a few years?

On this squad... Real good.

NorthwestTwinsFan
07-28-2012, 07:34 PM
If he can gain some control of his pitches and be consistent, I think he could be an asset.

greengoblinrulz
07-28-2012, 07:42 PM
Son of Sal is obviously calling the game from the dugout.

Relay-type signs to Deduno through Mauer.

didnt call the pitches in the first inning......dont know where he was

snepp
07-28-2012, 07:42 PM
"more of a 12to6-type break."

nicksaviking
07-28-2012, 07:43 PM
Surprised there's so much action in this thread. Is no one aware that Women's Beach Vollyball is also on?

glunn
07-28-2012, 07:46 PM
Surprised there's so much action in this thread. Is no one aware that Women's Beach Vollyball is also on?

OMG, you just killed the thread.

snepp
07-28-2012, 07:46 PM
Surprised there's so much action in this thread. Is no one aware that Women's Beach Vollyball is also on?

The Philadelphia Experiment starts at 8 on Syfy. :cool:

glunn
07-28-2012, 07:48 PM
Royals lost today. If the Twins win this game, then the Royals will be the sole occupiers of the cellar.

Riverbrian
07-28-2012, 07:49 PM
Atta boy Alexi

JB_Iowa
07-28-2012, 07:50 PM
Maybe Valencia is the key to Cassilla.

GCTF
07-28-2012, 07:51 PM
Anxiously waiting for Chief to comment on Casilla's evening.

/pins and needles

GCTF
07-28-2012, 07:52 PM
Maybe Valencia is the key to Cassilla.

Latino Infielder Whisperer.

USAFChief
07-28-2012, 07:52 PM
I just want to state for the record that Casilla still sucks, in case anyone was wondering if my opinion changed.

Although two-out extrabase-type hits don't suck.

Edit: Ha! Hadn't seen GCTF's comment before my post.

USAFChief
07-28-2012, 07:54 PM
Latino Infielder Whisperer.

Quality type snark right there, ya'll.

GCTF
07-28-2012, 07:56 PM
I just want to state for the record that Casilla still sucks, in case anyone was wondering if my opinion changed.

Although two-out extrabase-type hits don't suck.

Edit: Ha! Hadn't seen GCTF's comment before my post.

I figured you'd go with something about a nut and a blind squirrel.

Riverbrian
07-28-2012, 07:56 PM
our lefty hitters are attacking left field... Love it.

greengoblinrulz
07-28-2012, 07:58 PM
Butera finally figured out Mastersons pitch style in the middle innings & has now relayed it to the hitters.

USAFChief
07-28-2012, 07:58 PM
Pretty good AB there from Keunta.

NorthwestTwinsFan
07-28-2012, 07:59 PM
I'm thinking we might see Perdomo's debut tonight.

USAFChief
07-28-2012, 08:01 PM
Break up the Twins.

snepp
07-28-2012, 08:01 PM
This feels so good after that abomination of a series against the Sox.

Riverbrian
07-28-2012, 08:02 PM
If Mauer goes to LF with this at bat. Someone is gonna blame Vavra for the hitters being late

USAFChief
07-28-2012, 08:02 PM
Butera finally figured out Mastersons pitch style in the middle innings & has now relayed it to the hitters.

S'more quality-type snark. Well played.

USAFChief
07-28-2012, 08:03 PM
If Mauer goes to LF with this at bat. Someone is gonna blame Vavra for the hitters being late

Rally killer.

GCTF
07-28-2012, 08:03 PM
Joe Rallykiller.

NorthwestTwinsFan
07-28-2012, 08:10 PM
16 innings from Twins starters so far this series....not too shabby.

greengoblinrulz
07-28-2012, 08:16 PM
With Diamond, DeVries & Deduno on the ROC staff, how did they lose a game in April/May??

SpiritofVodkaDave
07-28-2012, 08:16 PM
If BS was still at the helm these last two games would have convinced him to be buyers at the deadline

greengoblinrulz
07-28-2012, 08:17 PM
16 innings from Twins starters so far this series....not too shabby.

With Thurs off day & 2 great starting jobs this weekend, you're soon gonna hear Gardy say the bullpen needs to get some work.

NorthwestTwinsFan
07-28-2012, 08:19 PM
Doumit didn't read the scouting report on Choo.

Highabove
07-28-2012, 08:20 PM
Does this mean Valencia stays?????

USAFChief
07-28-2012, 08:20 PM
Danny breaks an oh for 28 type streak.

NorthwestTwinsFan
07-28-2012, 08:22 PM
Does this mean Valencia stays?????

Until Plouffe is back, hopefully.

Highabove
07-28-2012, 08:32 PM
Hendricks gets nailed tonight 5in 12h 7r

USAFChief
07-28-2012, 08:51 PM
Perdomo sighting. Looks to be another command-challenged type pitcher.

snepp
07-28-2012, 08:53 PM
Hammer likes to make it interesting out there.

NorthwestTwinsFan
07-28-2012, 08:53 PM
It's always an adventure for Willingham in left field.

NorthwestTwinsFan
07-28-2012, 08:55 PM
I'm having a hard time figuring out why Willingham is even still out there.

snepp
07-28-2012, 08:56 PM
Perdomo sighting. Looks to be another command-challenged type pitcher.

He's a latino-type pitcher, needs more Drew.

snepp
07-28-2012, 08:58 PM
JHFC Danny.

GCTF
07-28-2012, 08:58 PM
Valenchee-a : ****ty type infielder.

NorthwestTwinsFan
07-28-2012, 08:59 PM
I was really hoping Danny Valencia had played his last game in a Twins' uniform. Oh well..

GCTF
07-28-2012, 09:00 PM
Strike zone challenged type pitcher.

NorthwestTwinsFan
07-28-2012, 09:00 PM
The Twins are up by 7 and the crowd is booing.

Bark's Lounge
07-28-2012, 09:08 PM
Well Damn. That almost was like prison sex. Perdomo needs the beard back. Nice to see the offense kickin' it live style.

Ultima Ratio
07-28-2012, 11:43 PM
Just one or two pieces away from a championship....

Bark's Lounge
07-28-2012, 11:48 PM
Just one or two pieces away from a championship....

Hey, we just added a few more pieces this evening - maybe they are the difference makers? Hooray Beer!!!

Ultima Ratio
07-29-2012, 12:02 AM
Thanks Bark, now only one piece away then.

Ultima Ratio
07-29-2012, 12:29 AM
We've overtaken the Royals at least. Things are getting better, getting better all the time.

CDog
07-29-2012, 01:31 AM
List of ballparks that hold Casilla's 5th inning triple: Target Field and....any others? Honest question.

snepp
07-29-2012, 01:35 AM
List of ballparks that hold Casilla's 5th inning triple: Target Field and....any others? Honest question.

AT&T Park probably, other than that I can't think of any.