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Brock Beauchamp
08-06-2012, 02:00 PM
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Brock Beauchamp
08-06-2012, 03:49 PM
Twins:
Span CF
Revere RF
Mauer DH
Willingham LF
Morneau 1B
Doumit C
Nishioka 2B
Dozier SS
Carroll 3B
(Diamond P)

Aboriginal Americans:
Kipnis 2B
Cabrera SS
Choo RF
Santana 1B
Brantley CF
Duncan DH
Lopez 3B
Marson C
Carrera LF
(McAllister P)

mikeee
08-06-2012, 04:00 PM
Wow. There is Nishi.

crarko
08-06-2012, 04:05 PM
Wow. There is Nishi.

Hope he knows how to make a safe pivot now.

Brock Beauchamp
08-06-2012, 04:06 PM
Hope he knows how to make a safe pivot now.

If Nishi and Morneau were to collide in the dugout, who would win?

PS. Not allowed to answer "Twins Fans". Too easy.

crarko
08-06-2012, 04:11 PM
If Nishi and Morneau were to collide in the dugout, who would win?

PS. Not allowed to answer "Twins Fans". Too easy.

Maybe those classy Leeds guys.

Winston Smith
08-06-2012, 04:11 PM
Is this the same Nishi that couldn't hit or field last year? He has to be better than last year, right?

James
08-06-2012, 04:53 PM
If Nishi and Morneau were to collide in the dugout, who would win?

PS. Not allowed to answer "Twins Fans". Too easy.
Good question. I'm going with Morneau as long as he doesn't hit his head or wrist. If those two areas are in play, I'd call it a draw.

IdahoPilgrim
08-06-2012, 05:00 PM
Is this the same Nishi that couldn't hit or field last year? He has to be better than last year, right?

On the upside, he really can't be much worse, can he?

J-Dog Dungan
08-06-2012, 05:01 PM
Morneau; he is a Canadian who used to play hockey and I would imagine be able to lay down a solid check on a shrimp like Nishi.

Thrylos
08-06-2012, 05:45 PM
If Nishi and Morneau were to collide in the dugout, who would win?

PS. Not allowed to answer "Twins Fans". Too easy.

Is Morneau wearing his cup?

Wolfcastle
08-06-2012, 06:12 PM
Oh hey, Jim Joyce is behind the plate. While I don't mind him behind the plate, I'm not a fan of how loud he is.

kydoty
08-06-2012, 06:14 PM
Welcome back, Pokemon.

James
08-06-2012, 06:15 PM
Way to prove all the doubters wrong, Nishi.

notoriousgod71
08-06-2012, 06:15 PM
Welcome back, Pokemon.


Just ****ing awful. That is as routine of a play as you can possibly get.

kydoty
08-06-2012, 06:17 PM
Their Asian > Our Asian

IdahoPilgrim
08-06-2012, 06:19 PM
On the upside, he really can't be much worse, can he?

I take it back. Consider me humble and contrite.

snepp
08-06-2012, 06:22 PM
I don't even know what to think about that inning. Was it good or bad?

GCTF
08-06-2012, 06:23 PM
Just ****ing awful. That is as routine of a play as you can possibly get.

I hear his bat more than makes up for his puke inducing defense.

James
08-06-2012, 06:23 PM
I don't even know what to think about that inning. Was it good or bad? It was definitely an inning. That's about all I can say.

GCTF
08-06-2012, 06:24 PM
Crushed.

snepp
08-06-2012, 06:24 PM
Hammer Time, ho hum.

snepp
08-06-2012, 06:25 PM
More of that please.

James
08-06-2012, 06:26 PM
Let's keep this trend going.

IdahoPilgrim
08-06-2012, 06:27 PM
Can anyone give me commentary on the homers? I'm following the game by internet on mlb.com.

James
08-06-2012, 06:27 PM
This inning has been good for the team slugging percentage.

snepp
08-06-2012, 06:28 PM
Why play an extreme shift, then throw a bunch of pitches on the outer half that are just begging to be hit the other way?

James
08-06-2012, 06:31 PM
Can anyone give me commentary on the homers? I'm following the game by internet on mlb.com. The Hammer's was very long to left field. Moreau hit his about 10 rows deep in right centerish. Both were obviously home runs coming off the bat.

IdahoPilgrim
08-06-2012, 06:32 PM
The Hammer's was very long to left field. Moreau hit his about 10 rows deep in right centerish. Both were obviously home runs coming off the bat.

Thanks!

snepp
08-06-2012, 06:36 PM
Lolololol, awful.

James
08-06-2012, 06:36 PM
I guess it is just a bad day for the 2B position all around.

snepp
08-06-2012, 06:36 PM
Revere on a Role.






*snicker*

snepp
08-06-2012, 06:38 PM
Yay for Revere.

James
08-06-2012, 06:43 PM
Come on Mornie... Do it again.

Ultima Ratio
08-06-2012, 06:48 PM
The team's message seems to be that they can out hit Nishi's defense. This is good. I did spit up in my mouth laughing at Nishi's fancy defense earlier.

GCTF
08-06-2012, 06:50 PM
That's 10!

snepp
08-06-2012, 06:50 PM
So ummmm, they can't possibly **** this game up, can they?

Ultima Ratio
08-06-2012, 06:51 PM
Doumit's HR just made it out, but hit on the screws. A very solid liner.

Ultima Ratio
08-06-2012, 06:52 PM
Of course Nishi make two outs in the same inning. We can win Snepp, in spite of Nishi.

GCTF
08-06-2012, 06:52 PM
Nice job, 2 outs in the same inning and responsible for the run against.

GCTF
08-06-2012, 06:53 PM
So ummmm, they can't possibly **** this game up, can they?

Depends how many balls get it to 2B.

adjacent
08-06-2012, 06:53 PM
Nishi does it because he is a good soul. What would be of Cleveland if not for him?

IdahoPilgrim
08-06-2012, 06:55 PM
Nishi does it because he is a good soul. What would be of Cleveland if not for him?

Is this his attempt to help Cleveland not lose too much face?:)

mikeee
08-06-2012, 06:59 PM
So ummmm, they can't possibly **** this game up, can they?

Cleveland once came back from a bigger deficiet than they currently have...

http://www.baseball-almanac.com/box-scores/boxscore.php?boxid=200108050CLE

kydoty
08-06-2012, 07:04 PM
No runs? WTF man!

glunn
08-06-2012, 07:04 PM
Despite the lead, I am hoping for lots more hits and runs so that we can tire out the Indians' bullpen for the rest of the series. I would like to see Chief Wahoo pitch the last 3 innings.

SpiritofVodkaDave
08-06-2012, 07:05 PM
This is an awesome game

James
08-06-2012, 07:06 PM
No runs? WTF man!
we're just going to have to settle for runs every other inning.

Ultima Ratio
08-06-2012, 07:19 PM
Atta babe Justin!!!!!

James
08-06-2012, 07:22 PM
Come on Mornie... Do it again.
I guess I called it for the wrong at bat...

kydoty
08-06-2012, 07:24 PM
"What the hell is wrong with him?" - My girlfriend after hearing Jim Joyce's strike call.

Ultima Ratio
08-06-2012, 07:29 PM
Morneau's second home was a no-douter, fifteen rows up in right center on a very high, merely spinning curve. His eyes lit up. It was great.

PseudoSABR
08-06-2012, 07:36 PM
Nishi didn't look gawdawful in that at bat. That's something.

glunn
08-06-2012, 07:38 PM
Morneau's second home was a no-douter, fifteen rows up in right center on a very high, merely spinning curve. His eyes lit up. It was great.

Thanks!!! Please keep these reports coming for those of us who are still at our offices.

Ultima Ratio
08-06-2012, 07:44 PM
Thanks!!! Please keep these reports coming for those of us who are still at our offices.
You bet, do what I can :)

Ultima Ratio
08-06-2012, 07:50 PM
Diamond continues to impress. Looking like Mark Buehrle in his prime.

James
08-06-2012, 07:56 PM
Diamond continues to impress. Looking like Mark Buehrle in his prime. Let's hope he keeps on looking that way for many years to come.

mikeee
08-06-2012, 08:12 PM
"What the hell is wrong with him?" - My girlfriend after hearing Jim Joyce's strike call.

He has a unique call! :cool:

glunn
08-06-2012, 08:18 PM
This seems like a good time to put Butera in to catch to give Doumit a bit of rest, and to put Matstro in left field to let Willingham rest.

USAFChief
08-06-2012, 08:19 PM
So...getting here late...did I miss anything? Uneventful game so far?

mikeee
08-06-2012, 08:26 PM
This seems like a good time to put Butera in to catch to give Doumit a bit of rest, and to put Matstro in left field to let Willingham rest.

Heck.
But Butera in to pitch! :D

SpiritofVodkaDave
08-06-2012, 08:27 PM
This lineup looks awesome. Sans 2B/SS/3B of course :)

Think of how deadly they could be once Plouffe comes back.

minn55441
08-06-2012, 08:27 PM
This is an awesome game

I actually dosed off there for awhile. Does that mean I'm old or just like a competitive game?

SpiritofVodkaDave
08-06-2012, 08:33 PM
Revere with a real nice game.

This kid is really proving himself.

SpiritofVodkaDave
08-06-2012, 08:34 PM
I actually dosed off there for awhile. Does that mean I'm old or just like a competitive game?

Been going back and forth between this cooking and the Olympics, love these type of games, can check in every 10-15 minutes and things keep getting better

minn55441
08-06-2012, 08:42 PM
error for Nishi? I agree with bert that is an error

Jocko87
08-06-2012, 08:43 PM
Morneau's second home was a no-douter, fifteen rows up in right center on a very high, merely spinning curve. His eyes lit up. It was great.

Thats always been how you know Justin is locked in, you can see him get all google eyed when he sees the meatball. It might even be more like a puffer fish with the cheeks. I noticed him doing it a few weeks ago but just missing the pitch, I guess it may be a good indicator. He certainly wasn't doing it in June.

minn55441
08-06-2012, 08:52 PM
Nishi 0-5, with 2 errors on a night when every one gets a hit and we score 14 runs. Read into those stats whatever you want.

NorthwestTwinsFan
08-06-2012, 08:53 PM
Not a real encouraging showing from Nishioka tonight.

minn55441
08-06-2012, 09:02 PM
Bennie with his 4th 4 hit game of the year and will soon be 2nd in the batting race. This could be a fun final two months of the season.

Ultima Ratio
08-06-2012, 09:05 PM
I'm still left wondering what exactly it is (was) that the Twins' scouts see (saw) in Nishioka. Guy still looks like he's brand new to the game.

minn55441
08-06-2012, 09:06 PM
I'm still left wondering what exactly it is (was) that the Twins' scouts see (saw) in Nishioka. Guys still looks like he's brand new to the game.

I think the quote was multiple eyes. So we can't just blame one guy.

minn55441
08-06-2012, 09:07 PM
Bad throw by Carol but how can Nishi not catch that ball?

NorthwestTwinsFan
08-06-2012, 09:12 PM
I'm still left wondering what exactly it is (was) that the Twins' scouts see (saw) in Nishioka. Guys still looks like he's brand new to the game.

Agreed. Tonight it looked like he had never seen a baseball before in his life.

Jocko87
08-06-2012, 09:15 PM
If Revere could learn to walk he could be a really really good lead off man.

J-Dog Dungan
08-06-2012, 09:39 PM
If Revere could learn to walk he could be a really really good lead off man.

With him hitting like he is, why the heck would he want to walk more?

Ultima Ratio
08-06-2012, 09:45 PM
With him hitting like he is, why the heck would he want to walk more?
While he is hitting out of his head right now, he should (and is capable) get his OBP up around .400 to take advantage of his speed on the base paths.

SpiritofVodkaDave
08-06-2012, 10:36 PM
If Revere could learn to walk he could be a really really good lead off man.

It's hard to walk when pitchers are throwing you nothing but strikes.

There are two big reasons why Revere doesn't get many chances to walk.

1. Though he is improving overall, pitchers still aren't worried about giving up anything more than a single to him, his ISO this year is 0.060
2. Mauer, Willingham, Morneau and Doumit follow him in the lineup.

If he can somehow develop some power down the road I think he has a shot to pick up a few more walks, but at this point we should be satisfied with what we are getting out of Revere.

boney
08-06-2012, 10:45 PM
Seeing Morneau's eyes get big when he sees a hanger is one of my favorite things. I predict a big September if he's still here.

notoriousgod71
08-06-2012, 11:22 PM
Seeing Morneau's eyes get big when he sees a hanger is one of my favorite things. I predict a big September if he's still here.


There should be no reason to trade Morneau whatsoever.

When he's healthy, he is our best player. And it looks like he is getting that back. Keep the top six hitters together (seven if you count Plouffe) and try to get a real SP or two and we might be able to make things interesting next year.

J-Dog Dungan
08-06-2012, 11:32 PM
There should be no reason to trade Morneau whatsoever.

When he's healthy, he is our best player. And it looks like he is getting that back. Keep the top six hitters together (seven if you count Plouffe) and try to get a real SP or two and we might be able to make things interesting next year.

I agree with most of what you are saying. When he is healthy, I think he and Willingham are our best players, in the power game, anyway. Revere and Mauer beat both of them in average any day of the week. I agree that we should keep our best players together, but if we could clear the books of the money that Morneau is owed next year and know that Parmelee was ready to take over for him, on offense and defense, I would trade him in a heartbeat if I could get a decent MLB-pitcher for him. It would also give us $14 million to add onto the money already coming off the books this offseason, $14 million more we could spend on an ace pitcher for possibly competing in 2013, even.