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Brock Beauchamp
08-14-2012, 02:13 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
(Brian Duensing P)

Tiggers:
Austin Jackson CF
Omar Infante 2B
Miguel Cabrera 3B
Prince Fielder 1B
Jhonny Peralta SS
Delmon Young DH
Jeff Baker RF
Andy Dirks LF
Gerald Laird C
(Doug Fister P)

diehardtwinsfan
08-14-2012, 03:58 PM
given that I am in Detroit this week, I kind of wish this was an away game.

Ultima Ratio
08-14-2012, 04:25 PM
Any reason given for Mauer getting back-to-back days at 1B, Morneau at DH? They winding Mauer down at C to save his legs for the future?

James
08-14-2012, 04:34 PM
Any reason given for Mauer getting back-to-back days at 1B, Morneau at DH? They winding Mauer down at C to save his legs for the future?
It might have more to do with Mornie needing a little break more than Joe needing time away from catcher.

I could be completely wrong though too.

Mr. Ed
08-14-2012, 04:39 PM
It's a testament to the catching awesome-ness of Doumit.

Drew is on the team why?

Oh yeah, team cheerleader.

Mr. Ed
08-14-2012, 04:40 PM
Span out another game. Give them about 4 or 5 more before they decide to DL him.

Brock Beauchamp
08-14-2012, 04:44 PM
Span out another game. Give them about 4 or 5 more before they decide to DL him.

Given what I read this morning, it's not terribly surprising. Why rush him back? May as well be careful with him.

CDog
08-14-2012, 04:48 PM
given that I am in Detroit this week, I kind of wish this was an away game.

Given that you are in Detroit, doesn't that make it an away game? See what I did there!?!? haha.

Mr. Ed
08-14-2012, 04:52 PM
Span out another game. Give them about 4 or 5 more before they decide to DL him.

Given what I read this morning, it's not terribly surprising. Why rush him back? May as well be careful with him.

Don't rush him back. Just DL him. Get another bat for this extremely thin bench.

Bark's Lounge
08-14-2012, 05:08 PM
Any reason given for Mauer getting back-to-back days at 1B, Morneau at DH? They winding Mauer down at C to save his legs for the future?

If I were to guess. Mauer is a little beat up from playing Catcher. The mini-slump he has been in the last few weeks could be the indicator of that.

stringer bell
08-14-2012, 05:53 PM
Span out another game. Give them about 4 or 5 more before they decide to DL him.There are 18 days until the roster expand. The team is out of the race and Denard will have plenty of opportunities to show he's healthy in September. Call up Parmelee and play him in right, why not?

twinsnorth49
08-14-2012, 06:01 PM
Does Duensing get through 3? I vote no.

twinsnorth49
08-14-2012, 06:02 PM
I'm on the edge of my seat, does Duensing go wind-up or stretch....chills.

stringer bell
08-14-2012, 06:03 PM
Any reason given for Mauer getting back-to-back days at 1B, Morneau at DH? They winding Mauer down at C to save his legs for the future?Is it possibly that Gardy is riding a hot streak by putting out the same lineup? Dozier is sitting a second straight day, I don't think that has happened since his recall.

twinsnorth49
08-14-2012, 06:08 PM
Any reason given for Mauer getting back-to-back days at 1B, Morneau at DH? They winding Mauer down at C to save his legs for the future?Is it possibly that Gardy is riding a hot streak by putting out the same lineup? Dozier is sitting a second straight day, I don't think that has happened since his recall.

The 1 games hot streak?

Bark's Lounge
08-14-2012, 06:10 PM
Does Duensing get through 3? I vote no.

I'm thinking 5IP and 4R's. Ugghh...

Fire Dan Gladden
08-14-2012, 06:26 PM
I'll be positive and say 6IP / 3R. Go quality start!

Bark's Lounge
08-14-2012, 07:07 PM
I'll be positive and say 6IP / 3R. Go quality start!

You have my support in your positive prediction!:)

twinsnorth49
08-14-2012, 07:09 PM
I'll be positive and say 6IP / 3R. Go quality start!

You have my support in your positive prediction!:)


Mine too, I'm not trying to be negative with my low prediction, in the spirit of this board I'm being a "realist".

Ultima Ratio
08-14-2012, 07:11 PM
5.2 IP 4 ER -- Duensing

snepp
08-14-2012, 07:21 PM
Pasta diving Carroll.

twinsnorth49
08-14-2012, 07:23 PM
SO Cabrera, get Fielder to tap out and fall behind 2-0 to Peralta and serve up a meatball, maddening!

USAFChief
08-14-2012, 07:25 PM
RH hitters 2 for 4 with a walk through 1.

GCTF
08-14-2012, 07:37 PM
Manute Bol couldn't have dove for that and caught it. WTF Mastro?

twinsnorth49
08-14-2012, 07:39 PM
For God's sake just bring up Hendriks and get Duensing back to the pen, he's not a starter, for crying out loud!

GCTF
08-14-2012, 07:39 PM
And another ill advised dive.

snepp
08-14-2012, 07:42 PM
And another ill advised dive.

It's Torii Hunter appreciation night.

jokin
08-14-2012, 07:43 PM
For God's sake just bring up Hendriks and get Duensing back to the pen, he's not a starter, for crying out loud!

Try convincing the braintrust here of that. Dunce's SP ERA is in Blackie territory. What a horrible decision to put him in the rotation. This is embarassing, OK, not Nishi-embarassing, just Blackie-level ineptitude embarassing. Did anyone read Gardy's lips there after Jackson's AB? Not fit for family viewing.

GCTF
08-14-2012, 07:44 PM
For God's sake just bring up Hendriks

Can't, he's working on some top secret super pitch that can only be taught at AAA.

GCTF
08-14-2012, 07:46 PM
And another ill advised dive.

It's Torii Hunter appreciation night.

Beats Delmon appreciation night.

twinsnorth49
08-14-2012, 07:49 PM
For God's sake just bring up Hendriks and get Duensing back to the pen, he's not a starter, for crying out loud!

Try convincing the braintrust here of that. Dunce's SP ERA is in Blackie territory. What a horrible decision to put him in the rotation. This is embarassing, OK, not Nishi-embarassing, just Blackie-level ineptitude embarassing. Did anyone read Gardy's lips there after Jackson's AB? Not fit for family viewing.

I didn't need to read his lips, I was saying the same words. I agree, trotting Blackie and Duensing out there expecting different results is pure embarrassment.

snepp
08-14-2012, 07:50 PM
Beats Delmon appreciation night.

Which is > Jeff Gray.

twinsnorth49
08-14-2012, 07:52 PM
C'mon downpour, wash this baby out

Fire Dan Gladden
08-14-2012, 08:00 PM
I'll be positive and say 6IP / 3R. Go quality start!

Ah well, I tried...

USAFChief
08-14-2012, 08:02 PM
Ha...Revere bleeds one through the left side and the LFer is playing so shallow Carroll can't even score.

Top Gun
08-14-2012, 08:07 PM
Why pitch rp when you go SP waiting in the wings?

GCTF
08-14-2012, 08:08 PM
Can't touch this!

Well the fan that caught it can but that's it.

USAFChief
08-14-2012, 08:08 PM
Mauer and Willingham with a little demo for those who insist RBI are meaningless.

twinsnorth49
08-14-2012, 08:08 PM
C'mon downpour, wash this baby out

Ok, maybe not.....atta way Hammer! Duensing better pick this one up after Willingham saved his sorry ass.

twinsnorth49
08-14-2012, 08:11 PM
Mauer and Willingham with a little demo for those who insist RBI are meaningless.

RBI'S aren't meaningless but if other's don't get on base first they are, which came first, the chicken or the egg?

jokin
08-14-2012, 08:15 PM
C'mon downpour, wash this baby out

Ok, maybe not.....atta way Hammer! Duensing better pick this one up after Willingham saved his sorry ass.

The braintrust were better men than I, they were counting on the Tigers defense to help bail Duensing out.

twinzgrl
08-14-2012, 08:15 PM
THANK YOU, Terry Ryan, for signing the Hammer for three years!! Great move.

twinsnorth49
08-14-2012, 08:17 PM
C'mon downpour, wash this baby out

Ok, maybe not.....atta way Hammer! Duensing better pick this one up after Willingham saved his sorry ass.

The braintrust were better men than I, they were counting on the Tigers defense to help bail Duensing out.

Yes, perhaps I gave Willingham more credit than due. Duensing better pick it up after the Tigers handed him his ass back.

USAFChief
08-14-2012, 08:19 PM
This infield for the Tigers looks familiar.

twinsnorth49
08-14-2012, 08:19 PM
Infante doing his best Nishi impersonation tonight

fatbeer
08-14-2012, 08:23 PM
THANK YOU, Terry Ryan, for signing the Hammer for three years!! Great move.

Considering they didn't trade him because of the 3 year deal I wish it was a 1 year deal. I'm sure he'll be alright next year, but he's one injury away from batting .230 with 5 HR's the rest of his career. Been fun to watch but winning games this year doesn't matter.

jokin
08-14-2012, 08:26 PM
Infante doing his best Nishi impersonation tonight

And here I thought Ramon Santiago was bad. It's amazing how well Detroit does at finding good-hit/no-field position players (Jackson excluded).

twinsnorth49
08-14-2012, 08:31 PM
Delmon looking a lot like Lamont Sanford with that stache.

snepp
08-14-2012, 08:42 PM
Mauer and Willingham with a little demo for those who insist RBI are meaningless.

The RBI statistic is still useless, it's what leads to them that possesses meaning. That hasn't changed.

USAFChief
08-14-2012, 08:48 PM
Mauer and Willingham with a little demo for those who insist RBI are meaningless.

The RBI statistic is still useless, it's what leads to them that possesses meaning. That hasn't changed.

Theyre both important. When they start adding up how many reached first base at the end of the game rather than how many crossed home plate, I'll change my opinion.

USAFChief
08-14-2012, 08:50 PM
Laird double clutches almost every throw back to the pitcher. Drives me crazy.

twinsnorth49
08-14-2012, 08:54 PM
Mauer and Willingham with a little demo for those who insist RBI are meaningless.

The RBI statistic is still useless, it's what leads to them that possesses meaning. That hasn't changed.

Theyre both important. When they start adding up how many reached first base at the end of the game rather than how many crossed home plate, I'll change my opinion.

The do add up how often guys reach base and if it wasn't for those guys RBI's would be meaningless.

jokin
08-14-2012, 08:57 PM
Mauer and Willingham with a little demo for those who insist RBI are meaningless.

The RBI statistic is still useless, it's what leads to them that possesses meaning. That hasn't changed.

Theyre both important. When they start adding up how many reached first base at the end of the game rather than how many crossed home plate, I'll change my opinion.

They already do. They reside in Fantasyland/leagues...Rotoworld.

twinsnorth49
08-14-2012, 08:58 PM
Without Infante on 3rd that hit by Cabrera is a lazy single but he's gets ordained as an RBI machine and Infante is just the guy who happened upon the plate.

twinsnorth49
08-14-2012, 09:21 PM
Was that an assist for Mastro or Young?

jokin
08-14-2012, 09:22 PM
Was that an assist for Mastro or Young?

Gene Lamont

twinsnorth49
08-14-2012, 09:31 PM
Was that an assist for Mastro or Young?

Gene Lamont
Nice! Steve Liddle would never get that assist.

Ultima Ratio
08-14-2012, 09:44 PM
Jamey making several errors on routine plays lately. With the Plouffe error before, it's easy to see how making errors is demoralizing and deflating to a team. Carroll will hopefully the utility guy next season.

Ultima Ratio
08-14-2012, 09:47 PM
Nishi was contagious it appears.

USAFChief
08-14-2012, 09:53 PM
Was that an assist for Mastro or Young?

Gene Lamont

Just because someone gets thrown out at the plate doesn't automatically mean it was wrong to send him.

twinsnorth49
08-14-2012, 09:58 PM
Was that an assist for Mastro or Young?

Gene Lamont

Just because someone gets thrown out at the plate doesn't automatically mean it was wrong to send him.

It is if that guy is Delmon Young.

stringer bell
08-14-2012, 10:10 PM
A pretty poor performance all-around except for Willingham's big fly. Duensing made more good pitches than he will get credit for, and I do agree with Joe C in his pre-game column. The Twins missed on making some plays and the result was predictable. Tomorrow is the rubber game. I wonder if Plouffe starts again or they give him a day off.

Brock Beauchamp
08-15-2012, 06:48 AM
Mauer and Willingham with a little demo for those who insist RBI are meaningless.

The RBI statistic is still useless, it's what leads to them that possesses meaning. That hasn't changed.

Theyre both important. When they start adding up how many reached first base at the end of the game rather than how many crossed home plate, I'll change my opinion.

RBIs are important.

They're also a conditional stat that a player doesn't have much control over so they're also kind of meaningless.

If that makes sense. It's important that a player drives in runs consistently but that stat should not be used to judge a player's effectiveness.