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Brock Beauchamp
07-30-2012, 03:09 PM
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DPJ
07-30-2012, 03:19 PM
How do you keep starting these gamethreads day after day RP?

Brock Beauchamp
07-30-2012, 04:09 PM
How do you keep starting these gamethreads day after day RP?

What do you mean?

Brock Beauchamp
07-30-2012, 04:10 PM
Twins:
Span CF
Revere RF
Mauer C
Willingham DH
Morneau 1B
Doumit LF
Valencia 3B
Dozier SS
Carroll 2B
(De Vries P)

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

USAFChief
07-30-2012, 06:53 PM
It would be damned fun to cause Sox fans some much deserved anxiety with a sweep. Go Twins!

IdahoPilgrim
07-30-2012, 06:57 PM
It would be damned fun to cause Sox fans some much deserved anxiety with a sweep. Go Twins!

I concur. Let's show them what happens when they come into our yard.

James
07-30-2012, 07:07 PM
I concur. Let's show them what happens when they come into our yard.word.

Bark's Lounge
07-30-2012, 07:17 PM
It would be damned fun to cause Sox fans some much deserved anxiety with a sweep. Go Twins!

I'd be down with a sweep, but more important to me is a victory on Tuesday. This is where Drew Butera is going to bring his real value. I hope he held a 2 hour class today Instructing the Twins position players on how to attack Liriano when they are at the plate... this should be followed by another 2-4 hour class tomorrow leading up to the game. Yeah, I get that the Liriano trade subject has been beat to death, but it seems obvious that a majority of TD Participants did not like the trade (me included). The fellas need to muster up something special tomorrow and destroy and devour Liriano's start. This is the hair of the dog to those of us who are hung over from the Liriano trade. I am pretty sure we deserve this outcome.

snepp
07-30-2012, 07:20 PM
JFC Dick, we get it, Dunn strikes out a lot.

USAFChief
07-30-2012, 07:21 PM
Mauer's arm ain't what it used to be.

USAFChief
07-30-2012, 07:23 PM
JFC Dick, we get it, Dunn strikes out a lot.

Did you know he's (lower voice and slow down foe emphasis) "two. Hundred. Fifty. Strikeouts."

snepp
07-30-2012, 07:27 PM
Can we get a mulligan?

kydoty
07-30-2012, 07:27 PM
At least it's Dollar Dog Night!

IdahoPilgrim
07-30-2012, 07:33 PM
At least it's Dollar Dog Night!

Yeah, but who can keep them down after something like that?

glunn
07-30-2012, 07:34 PM
I'd be down with a sweep, but more important to me is a victory on Tuesday. This is where Drew Butera is going to bring his real value. I hope he held a 2 hour class today Instructing the Twins position players on how to attack Liriano when they are at the plate... this should be followed by another 2-4 hour class tomorrow leading up to the game. Yeah, I get that the Liriano trade subject has been beat to death, but it seems obvious that a majority of TD Participants did not like the trade (me included). The fellas need to muster up something special tomorrow and destroy and devour Liriano's start. This is the hair of the dog to those of us who are hung over from the Liriano trade. I am pretty sure we deserve this outcome.

If there were justice in the world. this would all happen.

snepp
07-30-2012, 07:41 PM
Well that's as good as a mulligan.

IdahoPilgrim
07-30-2012, 07:41 PM
Way to go, Danny! Wonder if Trevor's thumb is starting to recover at a quicker rate?

kydoty
07-30-2012, 07:42 PM
It's like nothing happened last half inning.

kydoty
07-30-2012, 07:42 PM
Way to go, Danny! Wonder if Trevor's thumb is starting to recover at a quicker rate?


Doubt. Danny's got a long ways to go to match Trevor in productivity.

Badsmerf
07-30-2012, 07:44 PM
Way to go, Danny! Wonder if Trevor's thumb is starting to recover at a quicker rate?

I think Plouffe is just fine. Valencia is playing for his future in the MLB at this point. I never want to see someone fail so hopefully he does well and the Twins can trade him for something this offseason.

snepp
07-30-2012, 07:47 PM
I would rather have Danny around on the bench to hit lefties than Butera on the bench to do nothing.

IdahoPilgrim
07-30-2012, 07:47 PM
Doubt. Danny's got a long ways to go to match Trevor in productivity.

I know, that was said tongue in cheek, but it is human nature to not want your temporary replacement to outshine you in any way. Management might start getting ideas...:)

Bark's Lounge
07-30-2012, 07:47 PM
Memo: Pitchers Duel Cancelled

Riverbrian
07-30-2012, 07:52 PM
Watching Youklis hit makes me angry. Why would anyone ever try that and say I'm comfortable.

GCTF
07-30-2012, 07:53 PM
I would rather have Danny around on the bench to hit lefties than Butera on the bench to do nothing.

Blasphemy, I tells ya.

Bark's Lounge
07-30-2012, 07:55 PM
Watching Youklis hit makes me angry. Why would anyone ever try that and say I'm comfortable.

RB - Not watching the game on TV tonight. Are you talking about his wacktastic batting stance?

Riverbrian
07-30-2012, 07:58 PM
Yes... No Hitting Coach is going to say... Kevin have you thought about holding the bat with one hand and tilting directly over your head.

Seriously... How does a stance become that.

Riverbrian
07-30-2012, 08:00 PM
I would rather have Danny around on the bench to hit lefties than Butera on the bench to do nothing.

Crazy thought on Velencia.... Turn him into a catcher this off season. He can become that 3rd catcher slash insurance guy. Only play at catcher in emergencies. Otherwise backup at 3rd and first.

Bark's Lounge
07-30-2012, 08:02 PM
I couldn't tell you... but somehow he has made it work for the most part.

Riverbrian
07-30-2012, 08:04 PM
I couldn't tell you... but somehow he has made it work for the most part.

Yeah... He has hit very well... No doubt... I can't help but wonder if he could have hit even better with a normal set up.

Willihammer
07-30-2012, 08:04 PM
Mauer's 2012 spluits:

.322/.405/.448 vs RHP
.340/.445/.443 vs. LHP

Better than 90% of switch hitters

Riverbrian
07-30-2012, 08:07 PM
Nice catch Danny... Atta boy. And now Carroll with a nice play... The Twins are going to win this game... I'm calling it. With defense like that it's over.

IdahoPilgrim
07-30-2012, 08:09 PM
Yeah... He has hit very well... No doubt... I can't help but wonder if he could have hit even better with a normal set up.

I doubt it. I'm sure at some point in his career coaches tried to get him to use a more traditional stance/swing, only to give up and let him hit in the way that feels natural to him. Some people are just like that - they only succeed when they are allowed to be unconventional.

Riverbrian
07-30-2012, 08:11 PM
I doubt it. I'm sure at some point in his career coaches tried to get him to use a more traditional stance/swing, only to give up and let him hit in the way that feels natural to him. Some people are just like that - they only succeed when they are allowed to be unconventional.

Could be... Although I will never understand how that feels natural. If that's natural... He probably eats dinner with his feet.

Bark's Lounge
07-30-2012, 08:11 PM
Yeah... He has hit very well... No doubt... I can't help but wonder if he could have hit even better with a normal set up.

That's a great question, but a question we will never get an answer to. When I was in my early teens, there was a guy I played with that had a somewhat similar batting set up... he had some power, but couldn't hit worth a "bleep". I guess Ichiro could fall into this category - but it is a bit of a different story. I guess these guys pop up from time to time. If it ain't broke, why fix it?

Bark's Lounge
07-30-2012, 08:14 PM
Nice catch Danny... Atta boy. And now Carroll with a nice play... The Twins are going to win this game... I'm calling it. With defense like that it's over.

River Brian. I have to agree. Tonight's air has the feeling of a Twins victory!

Riverbrian
07-30-2012, 08:17 PM
River Brian. I have to agree. Tonight's air has the feeling of a Twins victory!

On top of that the hose are not looking sharp. De Aza bumbled that play allowing an extra base. Earlier Rameriz was flat footed on a grounder.

Put it on the board. Twins will win.

Willihammer
07-30-2012, 08:19 PM
CWS defense is so bad, not even elementary baserunning biffs can destroy a rally.

Riverbrian
07-30-2012, 08:19 PM
Bad baserunning by Doumit but he tried like hell to stay Alive in the rundown. So a little credit to go along with a big debit.

Riverbrian
07-30-2012, 08:27 PM
Oops... Spoke too soon. Dozier has to get over these yips.

Badsmerf
07-30-2012, 08:28 PM
Why are you guys drunk on a Monday? This is getting weird.

Bark's Lounge
07-30-2012, 08:32 PM
Why are you guys drunk on a Monday? This is getting weird.

Why Not?

Riverbrian
07-30-2012, 08:33 PM
Ive Been drunk all year

Willihammer
07-30-2012, 08:36 PM
One thing you can never accuse Gardy or the Twins coaches of... using transparent catching signals.

Mauer has run through a number of combined signals, including 2 sets: 1 on the body, and a 2nd subsjequent, on the fingers. Very tough to figure out quickly.

Riverbrian
07-30-2012, 08:40 PM
One thing you can never accuse Gardy or the Twins coaches of... using transparent catching signals.

Mauer has run through a number of combined signals, including 2 sets: 1 on the body, and a 2nd subsjequent, on the fingers. Very tough to figure out quickly.

Yeah but DeVries is gripping in his hand outside the glove.

USAFChief
07-30-2012, 08:43 PM
This game is moving right along.

Riverbrian
07-30-2012, 08:46 PM
This game is moving right along.

Yeah... Should be done by 11 30 central time.

Bark's Lounge
07-30-2012, 08:50 PM
I think it's going to take an Alexander Hamilton to win this game tonight.

NorthwestTwinsFan
07-30-2012, 08:51 PM
That catch was phenomenal. Plays like that are the reason I want Span to stick around.

kydoty
07-30-2012, 08:52 PM
Denard Span trade value: Rising

Riverbrian
07-30-2012, 08:52 PM
I think it's going to take an Alexander Hamilton to win this game tonight.

Never heard that term.

But Span is the Man...great catch. The D is there... We will win.

IdahoPilgrim
07-30-2012, 08:53 PM
Denard Span trade value: Rising

Perhaps, but this is exactly why I say that for him you have to get a true high-ceiling prospect in return or you don't do the deal.

NorthwestTwinsFan
07-30-2012, 08:53 PM
Hopefully Devries can get through this inning unscathed and the Twins can turn it over to the bullpen. He just doesn't have it tonight.

Riverbrian
07-30-2012, 08:55 PM
Perhaps, but this is exactly why I say that for him you have to get a true high-ceiling prospect in return or you don't do the deal.

No reason to move him unless we get paid decently. No problem with Span Boeing a Twin next year.

Riverbrian
07-30-2012, 08:56 PM
Hopefully Devries can get through this inning unscathed and the Twins can turn it over to the bullpen. He just doesn't have it tonight.

He ain't foolin anybody. D is keeping him alive

IdahoPilgrim
07-30-2012, 08:56 PM
No reason to move him unless we get paid decently. No problem with Span Boeing a Twin next year.

Do you work in aviation?:)

Bark's Lounge
07-30-2012, 08:57 PM
Never heard that term.

But Span is the Man...great catch. The D is there... We will win.

We'll win - I predict 11 runs for the Twins. 9 for the Sux.

Bark's Lounge
07-30-2012, 08:58 PM
The big boyz are due up. Let's make this inning count!

Bark's Lounge
07-30-2012, 09:03 PM
bumber:(

Willihammer
07-30-2012, 09:11 PM
Atta boy, Fien. Throw him the hard fastball on 3-2, make Alexei hit it.

Different flavor of guile there, but still guile.

Willihammer
07-30-2012, 09:15 PM
Damn near perfect bunt

Nice try Danny

NorthwestTwinsFan
07-30-2012, 09:15 PM
Close play, but he was clearly out. Hopefully that doesn't come back to bite the Twins.

NorthwestTwinsFan
07-30-2012, 09:22 PM
Fien really gets fired up after getting that third out. Nice job getting out of that jam.

IdahoPilgrim
07-30-2012, 09:27 PM
Does anybody else out there have the sick feeling that a one-run lead is not going to hold up? We need more runs, guys!

Willihammer
07-30-2012, 09:35 PM
No, I don't. Maybe i'mve, dumb. Twins bullpen is solid, getting to it, with a lead, is the problem.

NorthwestTwinsFan
07-30-2012, 09:38 PM
Span gets a nice ovation before his at bat. I wonder if the fans sense this could be his final at bat in Minnesota.

Willihammer
07-30-2012, 09:40 PM
Why the F are we bunting with the .310 speed demon guy with 2 outs?

USAFChief
07-30-2012, 09:42 PM
Why the F are we bunting with the .310 speed demon guy with 2 outs?

Bunting for a hit? Just a WAG.

NorthwestTwinsFan
07-30-2012, 09:46 PM
Bunting for a hit? Just a WAG.

Haha yeah, pretty obvious when there are 2 outs and no one on base. Not exactly a sacrifice-type situation.

USAFChief
07-30-2012, 10:03 PM
Noe Pauer.

James
07-30-2012, 10:04 PM
Walk off hit by Span... I'm calling it now.

Top Gun
07-30-2012, 10:04 PM
Tim Brown of Yahoo! Sports reports that the Cubs have traded catcher Geovany Soto to the Rangers.

Rivas#1Fan
07-30-2012, 10:07 PM
Valencia is about to do something big in the 9th.

Top Gun
07-30-2012, 10:08 PM
According to Jon Paul Morosi of FOXSports.com, the Cubs are trading left-hander Paul Maholm and outfielder Reed Johnson to the Braves.

snepp
07-30-2012, 10:17 PM
LOLZ AJ.




(can we please turn off the auto removal of CAPS?)

James
07-30-2012, 10:18 PM
Walk off hit by Span... I'm calling it now.
Oh man... my prediction might actually happen.

James
07-30-2012, 10:20 PM
One batter off...

snepp
07-30-2012, 10:20 PM
Yay!

NorthwestTwinsFan
07-30-2012, 10:21 PM
Nice win...I'll take 2 more just like it.

James
07-30-2012, 10:24 PM
Nice win...I'll take 2 more just like it.
Agreed.

glunn
07-30-2012, 10:36 PM
Valencia is about to do something big in the 9th.

Nice prediction!

one_eyed_jack
07-30-2012, 10:44 PM
Always fun to walk off the Whities.

If we have to be reduced to the role of spoilers, there's nobody whose season I'd rather spoil than the Sux.

snepp
07-30-2012, 11:06 PM
I wish I could have listened to Hawk in the 9th.

SpiritofVodkaDave
07-30-2012, 11:09 PM
4 in a row. Not bad.