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Brock Beauchamp
08-10-2012, 03:10 PM
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Top Gun
08-10-2012, 03:59 PM
Twins manager Ron Gardenire said there's been "tons of debate" internally whether to option Brian Dozier to Triple-A Rochester for a few weeks.

Dozier is batting just .235/.274/.327 with five homers and nine steals over 81 games, so the Twins are trying to decide whether he'd be better off getting some more seasoning in the minors. If he did get sent down, the 25-year-old would be brought back up in September.


Source: Phil Mackey on Twitter (https://twitter.com/PMac21/status/233982508981710849)

Brock Beauchamp
08-10-2012, 04:05 PM
Twins:
Span CF
Revere RF
Mauer C
Willingham LF
Morneau 1B
Doumit DH
Casilla 2B
Dozier SS
Carroll 3B
(De Vries P)

Rays:
Jennings LF
Upton CF
Joyce RF
Longoria DH
Zobrist SS
Pena 1B
Keppinger 3B
Roberts 2B
Molina C
(Hellickson P)

USAFChief
08-10-2012, 06:30 PM
I'm glad Nishioka isn't in the lineup, I don't think he'd have gotten a very good reception from the home crowd.

J-Dog Dungan
08-10-2012, 06:46 PM
I think everyone who would have been interested in booing Nishi is probs more interested in the Vikings game tonight (not that I wouldn't boo him if I was there and he was in the lineup.)

SpiritofVodkaDave
08-10-2012, 06:59 PM
Plouffe starts a mini rehab assignment tomorrow in AAA.

greengoblinrulz
08-10-2012, 07:03 PM
prob means a Monday activation????

Ultima Ratio
08-10-2012, 07:16 PM
uh.....oh......

Seth Stohs
08-10-2012, 07:21 PM
Twins manager Ron Gardenire said there's been "tons of debate" internally whether to option Brian Dozier to Triple-A Rochester for a few weeks.

Later in his answer, he says he really likes Dozier and what he brings to the field and to the team. He definitely believes in him, and has seen some improvements of late. He said there is no surprised that Dozier, like most rookies, struggle when he has come up.

Seth Stohs
08-10-2012, 07:22 PM
prob means a Monday activation????

That's the plan at this point.

snepp
08-10-2012, 07:36 PM
This is getting ugly early.

Willihammer
08-10-2012, 07:46 PM
Rays announcer: 40 games in which Twins starters have failed to go 5 innings.

Make that, 41

Ultima Ratio
08-10-2012, 07:47 PM
That's why we don't move the fences in. That would be a homer in any other park, no?

snepp
08-10-2012, 07:47 PM
There's that ball that's gone pretty much anywhere else.

Willihammer
08-10-2012, 07:49 PM
Ya I love the logic there. Team full of slap hitters, one or two power guys (cuddy, Morneausy) wanna move the fences in. Selfish

snepp
08-10-2012, 07:50 PM
That's why we don't move the fences in. That would be a homer in any other park, no?

I may have said this the last time a ball was hit there, but I think AT&T/Pacbell keeps it in. That right-center gap and wall combo they have is pretty ridiculous too.

Ultima Ratio
08-10-2012, 07:54 PM
Just one run each inning and we've got 'em == eternal optimist

IdahoPilgrim
08-10-2012, 07:55 PM
Has anybody suggested exchanging the Twins flag in the concourse for a white flag to fly when it gets like this?

Ultima Ratio
08-10-2012, 07:56 PM
That's why we don't move the fences in. That would be a homer in any other park, no?

I may have said this the last time a ball was hit there, but I think AT&T/Pacbell keeps it in. That right-center gap and wall combo they have is pretty ridiculous too.

There should be a net that comes out over the field to catch those balls when the come down -- for homers. :)

glunn
08-10-2012, 08:00 PM
What was the problem with DeVries tonight? Up and in the zone?

snepp
08-10-2012, 08:00 PM
There should be a net that comes out over the field to catch those balls when the come down -- for homers. :)

They could be our "Wrigley Field Baskets."

:D

Willihammer
08-10-2012, 08:02 PM
The Rays sideline guy... interviewed Joe Maddon after commercial break.

Q: Why is Zobrist playing 2nd today?

A: Well Moore and Hellickson are fly ball pitchers but the Twins put the ball on the ground more than most teams.

Seems to be working so far

Ultima Ratio
08-10-2012, 08:03 PM
What was the problem with DeVries tonight? Up and in the zone?

Several pitches were good and on the corners, but yeah, Rays waited for the pitches up and Devries would eventually deliver one right over the heart of the plate and up.

Ultima Ratio
08-10-2012, 08:04 PM
There should be a net that comes out over the field to catch those balls when the come down -- for homers. :)

They could be our "Wrigley Field Baskets."

:D
That's exactly what I had in mind but on a much grander scale. I think that's what the overhang in RF is supposed to be already, kinda.:cool:

Willihammer
08-10-2012, 08:06 PM
Take a picture folks. We had a shift on

Willihammer
08-10-2012, 08:27 PM
I will say this about the 2012 Twins. I do believe that even being down 8-2 in the 4th, that they could conceivably still win this game.

Couldn't say that about the injury plaqued 2011 club.

snepp
08-10-2012, 08:36 PM
Doumit says, "suppress this."

Willihammer
08-10-2012, 08:38 PM
FWIW Twins have scored 2nd most runs since all star break, behind only the Angels

TwinVike61
08-10-2012, 08:39 PM
I will say this about the 2012 Twins. I do believe that even being down 8-2 in the 4th, that they could conceivably still win this game.

Couldn't say that about the injury plaqued 2011 club.

I think I overheard "We got your back, Cole..."

Badsmerf
08-10-2012, 08:39 PM
Has anybody suggested exchanging the Twins flag in the concourse for a white flag to fly when it gets like this?

That is awesome. My vote for post of the night.

Willihammer
08-10-2012, 08:46 PM
edit: 5 more Twins innings comin rubes, have faith.

Willihammer
08-10-2012, 08:50 PM
46 Hellicksons in the stands tonight

snepp
08-10-2012, 08:51 PM
"Rubes" gives me horrible, horrible flashbacks to a certain armpit of a forum.

IdahoPilgrim
08-10-2012, 08:54 PM
FWIW Twins have scored 2nd most runs since all star break, behind only the Angels

Doesn't surprise me - we knew they had some offense (when it clicks). How do they stand in runs given up?

TwinVike61
08-10-2012, 08:56 PM
Ben is just too fast...

snepp
08-10-2012, 08:56 PM
It wouldn't be a Twins game without making an unnecessary out on the bases.

IdahoPilgrim
08-10-2012, 08:59 PM
I wonder which is greater - the number of bases that Revere has taken over and above the average player solely on his speed vs. the number of times he's screwed the pooch on the bases?

Ultima Ratio
08-10-2012, 09:20 PM
:cry:

Welcome AL East hitters to craptastic AL central pitching.

Top Gun
08-10-2012, 09:41 PM
When you got young pitching you can expect this, where is Nishi when you need him.

Top Gun
08-10-2012, 11:08 PM
The V-queens are worst than the Twins!

powrwrap
08-11-2012, 11:02 AM
Has anybody suggested exchanging the Twins flag in the concourse for a white flag to fly when it gets like this?

Didn't Gardenhire do that when he brought in Perdomo? And then removed Mauer and Willingham from the lineup? And then after Mastroianni beat out an infield hit in the 8th, and despite Pena not holding him, no steal was called for?