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Brock Beauchamp
08-13-2012, 12:01 PM
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Brock Beauchamp
08-13-2012, 03:39 PM
Twins:
Ben Revere CF
Darin Mastroianni RF
Joe Mauer 1B
Josh Willingham LF
Justin Morneau DH
Ryan Doumit C
Trevor Plouffe 3B
Jamey Carroll SS
Alexi Casilla 2B
(Sam Deduno P)

Tigers:
Austin Jackson CF
Andy Dirks LF
Miguel Cabrera 3B
Prince Fielder 1B
Alex Avila C
Delmon Young DH
Brennan Boesch RF
Jhonny Peralta SS
Omar Infante 2B
(Anibal Sanchez P)

SpiritofVodkaDave
08-13-2012, 04:21 PM
this lineup looks so much sexier with Plouffe back in it.

Top Gun
08-13-2012, 05:24 PM
And Span out.

TwinsGuy55422
08-13-2012, 05:25 PM
Good to see Plouffe back. Hope he picks up where he left off!

Ultima Ratio
08-13-2012, 06:57 PM
Tigers hitter 1-4 all bat over .300. I think the Twins are plenty capable of having 5 guys over .300: Span, Revere, Mauer, Morneau and Doumit. Let's hope the Willingham, Revere, Mauer slumps end tonight.

Bark's Lounge
08-13-2012, 07:10 PM
Tigers hitter 1-4 all bat over .300. I think the Twins are plenty capable of having 5 guys over .300: Span, Revere, Mauer, Morneau and Doumit. Let's hope the Willingham, Revere, Mauer slumps end tonight.

Agreed, After an awful sweep by the Rays, I want to see some anger and aggression come out of this offense. Let's destroy these Bastardos!

TwinsGuy55422
08-13-2012, 07:37 PM
Stop walking people!

USAFChief
08-13-2012, 07:54 PM
One wonders what the point of the Nishioka recall was. 3 games where management really learns nothing new, then sit on the bench for 3 games, leaving the team even more shorthanded because their is no way he's getting into a home game and giving the crowd a chance to show their feelings. All while carrying a 13 man pitching staff, and Drew Butera.

Riverbrian
08-13-2012, 08:01 PM
One wonders what the point of the Nishioka recall was. 3 games where management really learns nothing new, then sit on the bench for 3 games, leaving the team even more shorthanded because their is no way he's getting into a home game and giving the crowd a chance to show their feelings. All while carrying a 13 man pitching staff, and Drew Butera.

Whatever the explanation... I hope it's a good one. Nishioka's short stint was as ugly as it gets.

Brock Beauchamp
08-13-2012, 08:07 PM
One wonders what the point of the Nishioka recall was. 3 games where management really learns nothing new, then sit on the bench for 3 games, leaving the team even more shorthanded because their is no way he's getting into a home game and giving the crowd a chance to show their feelings. All while carrying a 13 man pitching staff, and Drew Butera.

I imagine it went something like this:

JR: Nishi has been hitting well. We should see what we have for 2013. Call him up.
Game 1: Well, he has the jitters. It happens.
Game 2: Did he just walk away from that ball?
Game 3: Seriously. **** this guy.

kydoty
08-13-2012, 08:09 PM
Dick: "It's national left-handed day, and I've been trying to do everything with my left hand today."

Bert: "...everything?"

TwinsGuy55422
08-13-2012, 08:10 PM
Attaboy Morneau. Way to go with the pitch. Let's tack some more on.

twinsnorth49
08-13-2012, 08:12 PM
Morneau........again!

Riverbrian
08-13-2012, 08:13 PM
Actual game comment... Morneau Yes... Stringing them together with two outs... A beautiful thing...

Nishioka Question... I know Glynn said that Nishi was working hard and looking good... But AAA managers can't throw players under the bus publicly. It's like a hypocritic oath or something. That said... Based on what we saw... It has to be impossible for Nishi to look good at any level.

Has anyone seen Nishi playing in Rochester and back Glynn up?

USAFChief
08-13-2012, 08:13 PM
Dick: "It's national left-handed day, and I've been trying to do everything with my left hand today."

Bert: "...everything?"


Every once in a while Bert comes up with something really, really clever.

Top Gun
08-13-2012, 08:14 PM
The was the FO wanted to save some face. It wasn't what they were hoping for.

twinsnorth49
08-13-2012, 08:15 PM
Not often you SO Prince on 3 pitches

twinsnorth49
08-13-2012, 08:17 PM
Was that like 8 pitches? Nice!

Riverbrian
08-13-2012, 08:18 PM
I'm trying hard not to like Deduno.... It's not working...

twinsnorth49
08-13-2012, 08:23 PM
It's often you SO Casilla on 3 pitches

Top Gun
08-13-2012, 08:26 PM
The Twins do have alot of good young SP, trouble is it's going to take alot of time.

twinsnorth49
08-13-2012, 08:27 PM
You just can't walk guys.....sigh!

Riverbrian
08-13-2012, 08:28 PM
Especially lead off walks.

Riverbrian
08-13-2012, 08:31 PM
Great stuff... He can throw...struggles with pitching. Throwing... Check... The art of pitching is the sticky point.

twinsnorth49
08-13-2012, 08:34 PM
'Bout time something like that went our way!

Top Gun
08-13-2012, 08:36 PM
The question is do you want Sanchez for 15M or go with what you got?

twinsnorth49
08-13-2012, 08:40 PM
Maestro!!!! Let him play!!

Riverbrian
08-13-2012, 08:41 PM
Seriously... Doesn't Mastrionni deserve more playing time. Span and Revere can sit a little bit more to accommodate. A game at 2B every once in awhile.

The guy can play.

twinsnorth49
08-13-2012, 08:50 PM
You know, this Deduno fella can pitch sometimes.

Riverbrian
08-13-2012, 08:51 PM
You know, this Deduno fella can pitch sometimes.

I don't know of you can use the Pitch word yet. But... I'm sitting here laughing watching him do what he does. Loving it.

Riverbrian
08-13-2012, 08:52 PM
Plouffe deep here... I'm calling it.

USAFChief
08-13-2012, 08:54 PM
You know, this Deduno fella can pitch sometimes.

As I said in a game thread a couple starts ago, he's not your typical no-stuff, "control-type" Twins pitcher.

I still don't trust him as far as I could throw him, and don't want any part of having him be one of the Twins first five starters in 2013, but he's tantalizing, frustrating, and fun to watch all at the same time.

glunn
08-13-2012, 08:55 PM
Plouffe deep here... I'm calling it.

I was trusting you on this, old friend.

glunn
08-13-2012, 08:57 PM
You know, this Deduno fella can pitch sometimes.

As I said in a game thread a couple starts ago, he's not your typical no-stuff, "control-type" Twins pitcher.

I still don't trust him as far as I could throw him, and don't want any part of having him be one of the Twins first five starters in 2013, but he's tantalizing, frustrating, and fun to watch all at the same time.

Well said, but a little pessimistic. I am hoping that he can win 15 games next year for the Twins.

Riverbrian
08-13-2012, 08:57 PM
You know, this Deduno fella can pitch sometimes.

As I said in a game thread a couple starts ago, he's not your typical no-stuff, "control-type" Twins pitcher.

I still don't trust him as far as I could throw him, and don't want any part of having him be one of the Twins first five starters in 2013, but he's tantalizing, frustrating, and fun to watch all at the same time.

Im optimistic... If he can figure out his feet and release point. It could change and change nicely. He's kinda long in the tooth and if he hasn't learned by now. But maybe he's at the point now where he has tasted it and takes fixing it more seriously.

Riverbrian
08-13-2012, 08:58 PM
Plouffe deep here... I'm calling it.

I was trusting you on this, old friend.

I let you down Glunn... I'll take the heat for it.

twinsnorth49
08-13-2012, 09:01 PM
You know, this Deduno fella can pitch sometimes.

I don't know of you can use the Pitch word yet. But... I'm sitting here laughing watching him do what he does. Loving it.


For some strange reason he reminds me of Oil Can Boyd........minus the drugs and crazy.

twinsnorth49
08-13-2012, 09:02 PM
Casilla!.....gotta admit, didn't see that coming,

Ultima Ratio
08-13-2012, 09:06 PM
Mastroooooooooo!!!!!

Riverbrian
08-13-2012, 09:07 PM
That's it... Mastrionni at 2B tomorrow. We may have to get freaking chant going or something.

twinsnorth49
08-13-2012, 09:08 PM
Mastro again, loving it! Needs to play more...................and the Twins need sliding practice

Riverbrian
08-13-2012, 09:10 PM
Mastro again, loving it! Needs to play more...................and the Twins need sliding practice

The grounds crew has to put something down to slow the surface... Something like those flower pots they put in front of large venues to prevent things from driving into the buildings.

twinsnorth49
08-13-2012, 09:11 PM
That is a Liriano-esque slider!!!

Riverbrian
08-13-2012, 09:14 PM
Doumit has put the Two down quite a bit for Deduno.

twinsnorth49
08-13-2012, 09:15 PM
Put him out for 8? He's more of a threat to himself than the Tigers this far.

Ultima Ratio
08-13-2012, 09:18 PM
I'm not familiar with Mastro's defense. He's better in the OF right? How good is his defense in the OF and how good a second base does the guy play. I agree, I'd like to find a place for him to play daily and see if he can continue to perform.

Riverbrian
08-13-2012, 09:19 PM
Put him out for 8? He's more of a threat to himself than the Tigers this far.

Tough call... The Tigers wouldn't be my consideration. Do you let Deduno pitch the 8th cuz he's feeling good or do you pull him to make sure he leaves the game feeling good.

Ultima Ratio
08-13-2012, 09:20 PM
Put him out for 8? He's more of a threat to himself than the Tigers this far.
With 94 pitches, I don't see how they bring him back out at this point. Though, I'm sure this is a situation where Gardy brings Gray into the game and it's tied going into the 9th.:banghead:

Riverbrian
08-13-2012, 09:23 PM
I'm not familiar with Mastro's defense. He's better in the OF right? How good is his defense in the OF and how good a second base does the guy play. I agree, I'd like to find a place for him to play daily and see if he can continue to perform.

From my eyes... He's a nice OF defender. No idea about 2B but I know he has been taking grounders nearly everyday.

Gardy most likely won't experiment against the Tigers. With the Tigers in a pennant chase but I think he should do it on Friday against Seattle. Nothing hurt in that game... Let's see. Mastro at 2B.

Im completely serious. Anyone have Gardy's cell number... I'm calling him.

diehardtwinsfan
08-13-2012, 09:29 PM
Mastro again, loving it! Needs to play more...................and the Twins need sliding practice

The grounds crew has to put something down to slow the surface... Something like those flower pots they put in front of large venues to prevent things from driving into the buildings.


they are called bollards...

www.bigbollards.com

Riverbrian
08-13-2012, 09:30 PM
Mastro again, loving it! Needs to play more...................and the Twins need sliding practice

The grounds crew has to put something down to slow the surface... Something like those flower pots they put in front of large venues to prevent things from driving into the buildings.


they are called bollards...

www.bigbollards.com (http://www.bigbollards.com)

Lol... So flower pot thingys... Is incorrect?

Ultima Ratio
08-13-2012, 09:30 PM
With a .314/.240 L/R batting split, maybe Doumit should just hit from the left side.... while writing this Doumit makes it a foolish point with that homer. Atta boy!

twinsnorth49
08-13-2012, 09:30 PM
Dooooooooommmmmm!!!!!!

Riverbrian
08-13-2012, 09:32 PM
So I started Lucroy over Doumit in my fantasy matchup. Oops... And it was my only possible lineup decision to make with a light schedule.

Ultima Ratio
08-13-2012, 09:37 PM
See, Gray is warming up...

Ultima Ratio
08-13-2012, 09:38 PM
But with the current lead, it's a good time to eat some innings, I guess.

Riverbrian
08-13-2012, 09:39 PM
It's a tough call... Hope he wiggle out.

Ultima Ratio
08-13-2012, 09:43 PM
Keep the Mastro in right!!!!

Riverbrian
08-13-2012, 09:44 PM
He better be in the lineup tomorrow. He's earned it.

Ultima Ratio
08-13-2012, 09:44 PM
This OF would be scary good at defense if Revere were in LF, Span in CF and Matro in RF

Riverbrian
08-13-2012, 09:51 PM
I'm a defense fan!!! In the game if baseball it's huge!!! 1st and 2nd with nobody out... That play is huge.

Ultima Ratio
08-13-2012, 09:53 PM
Put Gray at second with that play!!!.... wait wait wait.... come on...

twinsnorth49
08-13-2012, 09:59 PM
I'm not familiar with Mastro's defense. He's better in the OF right? How good is his defense in the OF and how good a second base does the guy play. I agree, I'd like to find a place for him to play daily and see if he can continue to perform.


I'd say it's pretty good!

Riverbrian
08-13-2012, 10:05 PM
I'm not familiar with Mastro's defense. He's better in the OF right? How good is his defense in the OF and how good a second base does the guy play. I agree, I'd like to find a place for him to play daily and see if he can continue to perform.


I'd say it's pretty good!

Sure wait For the catch and then put your butt on the line with your assessment. lol.

twinsnorth49
08-13-2012, 10:08 PM
I'm not familiar with Mastro's defense. He's better in the OF right? How good is his defense in the OF and how good a second base does the guy play. I agree, I'd like to find a place for him to play daily and see if he can continue to perform.


I'd say it's pretty good!

Sure wait For the catch and then put your butt on the line with your assessment. lol.


What catch??? What makes you think I'm watching the game?

Riverbrian
08-13-2012, 10:09 PM
You must be... No hockey in August. My bad... Hockey every month in Canada. I wasn't thinking.

twinsnorth49
08-13-2012, 10:13 PM
You must be... No hockey in August. My bad... Hockey every month in Canada. I wasn't thinking.

Definitely not! Ivan Hlinka under 18 and Russia-Canada Jr. Challenge at the same time! All this and baseball, it's a wonder I'm still married!!!

Riverbrian
08-13-2012, 10:15 PM
Probably at the stage where she'd rather. My wife will buy me tickets to get me focused elsewhere.

Riverbrian
08-13-2012, 10:17 PM
Nice Win... Let's see Mastro in the lineup tomorrow please. Reward it.

twinsnorth49
08-13-2012, 10:19 PM
Probably at the stage where she'd rather. My wife will buy me tickets to get me focused elsewhere.


Is that what that means?

twinsnorth49
08-13-2012, 10:21 PM
Great game, even Jeff Gray (with apologies). Once again the Twins show what they are capable of when they get even decent pitching.

Badsmerf
08-13-2012, 10:35 PM
Way too much excitement and explanation points in this thread.

CDog
08-13-2012, 11:14 PM
Game 2: Did he just walk away from that ball?


That was also part of Game 3, wasn't it? Lost in sun = day game = final game of series?

CDog
08-13-2012, 11:16 PM
So I started Lucroy over Doumit in my fantasy matchup. Oops... And it was my only possible lineup decision to make with a light schedule.

At least you didn't accidentally go with LeCroy instead of Lucroy.

Riverbrian
08-13-2012, 11:19 PM
So I started Lucroy over Doumit in my fantasy matchup. Oops... And it was my only possible lineup decision to make with a light schedule.

At least you didn't accidentally go with LeCroy instead of Lucroy.

Yeah... I would have lost that walk Lucroy got me. lol