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Brock Beauchamp
08-17-2012, 08:43 PM
Can someone post a lineup for me?

Ultima Ratio
08-17-2012, 08:57 PM
Twins:

Mastroianni CF
Mauer C
Willingham LF
Morneau 1B
Doumit DH
Plouffe 3B
Carson RF
Carroll 2B
Florimon SS

-- Mauer batting in the 2-hole **

Blackburn pitching


Mariners:

Dustin Ackley 2B
Michael Saunders CF
Kyle Seager 3B
John Jaso DH
Justin Smoak 1B
Miguel Olivo C
Trayvon Robinson LF
Eric Thames RF
Brendan Ryan SS

Hisashi Iwakuma RHP

edavis0308
08-17-2012, 09:16 PM
Span not available to pinch run tonight. My god just DL him.

stringer bell
08-17-2012, 09:16 PM
Well, for the six of us that prefer to watch two bad baseball teams play a meaningless game rather than two bad football teams playing an absolutely meaningless game, I have a couple predictions. Carson will get a hit and Florimon won't. Florimon makes a key error and the Twins bow 5-3.

Ultima Ratio
08-17-2012, 09:22 PM
Let's get Blackburn predictions in: I think 6.2 IP 5 ER

I think both Carson and Floriman reach with a hit.

Morneau gets a 2-run dinger.

Twins win 6-5.

GCTF
08-17-2012, 09:24 PM
Oh Blackie....

stringer bell
08-17-2012, 09:25 PM
Blackburn with the expected first inning gopher ball. Not that easy to do against Seattle.

stringer bell
08-17-2012, 09:27 PM
Span not available to pinch run tonight. My god just DL him.Man, do I ever agree with that.

Ultima Ratio
08-17-2012, 09:31 PM
Rolling right along...

jokin
08-17-2012, 09:31 PM
Span not available to pinch run tonight. My god just DL him.Man, do I ever agree with that.

On the game thread when Span took his tumble, I posted the real-time thought that we all probably were contemplating- "10 days with Delmon day-to-day, and then a "setback", followed by Parmelee getting the call-up".

USAFChief
08-17-2012, 09:32 PM
Pitch up and in to Mauer...weak flare to left.

Pitch up and in to Jason...drilled to right.

Sigh...

GCTF
08-17-2012, 09:33 PM
Oh Blackie...

Ultima Ratio
08-17-2012, 09:34 PM
Pitch up and in to Mauer...weak flare to left.

Pitch up and in to Jason...drilled to right.

Sigh...

I think we've both commented how Mauer just won't pull the ball, not can't, just won't. Ok, it's very rare.

USAFChief
08-17-2012, 09:35 PM
When did Blackburn start throwing 87-88?

Just keep running him put there...gotta get your money's worth.

edavis0308
08-17-2012, 09:37 PM
When did Blackburn start throwing 87-88?

Just keep running him put there...gotta get your money's worth.

It doesn't sink if you throw 90+

Ultima Ratio
08-17-2012, 09:38 PM
Haven't we been told by experts that throwing a sinker above 91 MPH just won't sink?

Ultima Ratio
08-17-2012, 09:39 PM
When did Blackburn start throwing 87-88?

Just keep running him put there...gotta get your money's worth.

It doesn't sink if you throw 90+

Yep, apparently this is common knowledge ;)

edavis0308
08-17-2012, 09:43 PM
Man how predictable was Blackburn getting lit up by Seattle. It's like a trap game in football. (two home runs let up to seattle in two innings classifies as lit up)

stringer bell
08-17-2012, 09:44 PM
Could it happen? Back 2 Back Perfectos?

GCTF
08-17-2012, 09:48 PM
Mariners on their way to back to back perfrect games.

USAFChief
08-17-2012, 09:52 PM
Could it happen? Back 2 Back Perfectos?

Did someone mention perfect game? Does the jinx rule apply if opposing team fans bring up the fact there's a perfect game in progress?. I don't know perfect game protocol. Is there a minimum number of times saying "perfect game" for the perfect game jinx to affect the PERFECT GAME? I would hate to jinx a perfect game. Perfect games are so rare, and there has never been back to back perfect games.

Ultima Ratio
08-17-2012, 10:00 PM
I know it's a Friday, but where are you Glunn, it's a west coast game man?

GCTF
08-17-2012, 10:01 PM
Could it happen? Back 2 Back Perfectos?

Did someone mention perfect game? Does the jinx rule apply if opposing team fans bring up the fact there's a perfect game in progress?. I don't know perfect game protocol. Is there a minimum number of times saying "perfect game" for the perfect game jinx to affect the PERFECT GAME? I would hate to jinx a perfect game. Perfect games are so rare, and there has never been back to back perfect games.

Not to worry, I'm sure Mauer will bloop one over the SS with one out in the seventh.

USAFChief
08-17-2012, 10:05 PM
Do opposing teams play their LFer shallower for Ben Revere, or Joe Mauer? Discuss.

USAFChief
08-17-2012, 10:06 PM
Nick Blackburn...the cure for Safeco Field's park factor.

greengoblinrulz
08-17-2012, 10:12 PM
Anyone catch Gardy's pregame show??? Said he didnt know Revere was hurt untill he got to the ballpark today?? If there any communication in this organization or what. I didnt see the game Wed but my buddy texted me & said Revere twisted his ankle pretty bad.

greengoblinrulz
08-17-2012, 10:20 PM
Ullger doin what he did best as 3rd base coach....hold a runner @ 3rd who was off with the pitch, & throw was way off line with a punch/judy hitting Carroll up next.
Man he's a great coach wherever you put him.

TwinsGuy55422
08-17-2012, 10:26 PM
Good for Mr. Carson. Congratulations on your first Twins hit!

Ultima Ratio
08-17-2012, 10:26 PM
Do opposing teams play their LFer shallower for Ben Revere, or Joe Mauer? Discuss.

Revere yes, Mauer no. Mauer still has that sold warning track power to LF, regularly.

Ultima Ratio
08-17-2012, 10:27 PM
Ullger doin what he did best as 3rd base coach....hold a runner @ 3rd who was off with the pitch, & throw was way off line with a punch/judy hitting Carroll up next.
Man he's a great coach wherever you put him.

I don't know.... have you seen Doumit run? Between Thome and him I don't know who wins a 50 meter dash. Really.

Ultima Ratio
08-17-2012, 10:31 PM
Well at least our replacement players can hit.

USAFChief
08-17-2012, 10:32 PM
Ullger doin what he did best as 3rd base coach....hold a runner @ 3rd who was off with the pitch, & throw was way off line with a punch/judy hitting Carroll up next.
Man he's a great coach wherever you put him.

I don't know.... have you seen Doumit run? Between Thome and him I don't know who wins a 50 meter dash. Really.

Besides which, Doumit couldn't have been "off with the pitch.". Runners on second and third.

Ted666
08-17-2012, 10:47 PM
Painful team to watch

TwinsGuy55422
08-17-2012, 10:48 PM
Ullger doin what he did best as 3rd base coach....hold a runner @ 3rd who was off with the pitch, & throw was way off line with a punch/judy hitting Carroll up next.
Man he's a great coach wherever you put him.

I don't know.... have you seen Doumit run? Between Thome and him I don't know who wins a 50 meter dash. Really.

Maybe Thome, Doumit, Willingham, and Morneau can suit up in the costumes and do the "Race Around Target Field." That would be fun to watch and would probably require some oxygen masks!:o

USAFChief
08-17-2012, 10:56 PM
Twice Coomer has tried to chalk up Blackburns extreme hittability to "luck,". Both times Bremer has slapped him down. I'm both shocked and impressed, and wouldn't you know it, I'm apparently the only person anywhere still watching this crapfest.

Ultima Ratio
08-17-2012, 10:59 PM
Fine Coomer, the guy is just unlucky then. Permanently unlucky.

edavis0308
08-17-2012, 11:06 PM
The ineptitude is actually pretty good tv with a few cheap beers.

TwinsGuy55422
08-17-2012, 11:06 PM
Nice to see Plouffe finally break that 0 for 14 skid after coming off the DL.

Ultima Ratio
08-17-2012, 11:09 PM
Plouffesy gets hit first hit back from the DL, hooray!

TwinsGuy55422
08-17-2012, 11:09 PM
Good heads up baserunning play by Plouffe.

stringer bell
08-17-2012, 11:10 PM
Twice Coomer has tried to chalk up Blackburns extreme hittability to "luck,". Both times Bremer has slapped him down. I'm both shocked and impressed, and wouldn't you know it, I'm apparently the only person anywhere still watching this crapfest.I was here for ya' buddy. But with the score 5-1 and an early AM tee time, I can't go on. BTW, I noticed that Bremer was critical of Blackburn or at least honest, continuing to emphasize the lack of ground balls and acknowledging the poor results. My thought was that Bremer had the word that he could throw Blackburn under the bus and Coomer missed the memo. G 'night.

TwinsGuy55422
08-17-2012, 11:15 PM
Vote for Pedro! Nice grab there Florimon!! Covers far more ground going out than Willingham can coming in. Good hustle!

USAFChief
08-17-2012, 11:15 PM
Nice catch, Flori-moan.

TwinsGuy55422
08-17-2012, 11:17 PM
Florimonsey has a nice ring to it, don't you think?

TwinsGuy55422
08-17-2012, 11:18 PM
Nice quick for inning for the Fiend. Let's see if we can mount a late night comeback!!!

Ultima Ratio
08-17-2012, 11:25 PM
Whoa, power for Mauer?

TwinsGuy55422
08-17-2012, 11:25 PM
Nice jack, Joe. Maybe Willingham can follow it up!

snepp
08-17-2012, 11:27 PM
Nice jack, Joe. Maybe Willingham can follow it up!

Nice.

TwinsGuy55422
08-17-2012, 11:29 PM
Josh comes through with a smash. It's starting to get interesting.

jokin
08-17-2012, 11:36 PM
Whoa, power for Mauer?

Well, actually, Prior provided most of the power on both those jacks, but it sure was nice to see that elevated swing from Joe.

Ultima Ratio
08-17-2012, 11:37 PM
Going back to Florimonsy's awesome grab, I'll say that having him at short, with his range, really helps with having Hammer in LF with his range.

Ultima Ratio
08-17-2012, 11:38 PM
Whoa, power for Mauer?

Well, actually, Prior provided most of the power on both those jacks, but it sure was nice to see that elevated swing from Joe.

I accept that.

jokin
08-17-2012, 11:40 PM
Going back to Florimonsy's awesome grab, I'll say that having him at short, with his range, really helps with having Hammer in LF with his range.

I'd like to see a few more chances going left and right and see some tests of his arm strength and accuracy, but, so far so good.

TwinsGuy55422
08-17-2012, 11:45 PM
Doumit trying to hit one to Moses Lake.

USAFChief
08-17-2012, 11:47 PM
How long do you keep running Blackburn out there?

Ultima Ratio
08-18-2012, 12:03 AM
Doumit trying to hit one to Moses Lake.

I'm really surprised he's as close to .300 as he is with the way he swings.

Ultima Ratio
08-18-2012, 12:06 AM
How long do you keep running Blackburn out there?
As long as it takes. Don't know that it matters at all at this point and he's getting paid no matter. Maybe the shame will force him into retirement, saving us the money next year. I was hoping this was the Nishioka strategy as well.

snepp
08-18-2012, 12:40 AM
How long do you keep running Blackburn out there?

October 2013.

Ultima Ratio
08-18-2012, 12:43 AM
How long do you keep running Blackburn out there?

October 2013.

I cried a little bit. Touching, your optimism.

Bark's Lounge
08-18-2012, 12:49 AM
How long do you keep running Blackburn out there?

October 2013.

I cried a little bit. Touching, your realism.

:):):):):):)

Top Gun
08-18-2012, 01:50 AM
Every game should matter, but a few heads should roll, starting at the top!

Highabove
08-18-2012, 02:10 AM
Nick Blackburn
Four year Scholarship?


https://encrypted-tbn2.google.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcT9anAMntC_zyNnmWo26X5pVz05M-MXoCtwuyVBeWcHGf9FFJSK

Ultima Ratio
08-18-2012, 11:56 AM
How long do you keep running Blackburn out there?

October 2013.

I cried a little bit. Touching, your realism.

:):):):):):)

Just to be clear, I took October 2013 as if he's pitching in the playoffs -- optimism.

stringer bell
08-18-2012, 12:45 PM
Realism here. I think Blackburn starts until the rosters are expanded. I'd love to see both Hendriks and Vasquez start games with Blackburn mothballed--he really can't do anything about this year anyway. The other deletion? Possibly Diamond, but Duensing or De Vries also could be options. I realize adding Vasquez would impact on the 40-man, but as long as Nishioka is on that roster, there's room for one to be added.

jokin
08-18-2012, 02:31 PM
Realism here. I think Blackburn starts until the rosters are expanded. I'd love to see both Hendriks and Vasquez start games with Blackburn mothballed--he really can't do anything about this year anyway. The other deletion? Possibly Diamond, but Duensing or De Vries also could be options. I realize adding Vasquez would impact on the 40-man, but as long as Nishioka is on that roster, there's room for one to be added.

"And more than that"!

Seriously, there are at least 8-10 other guys besides Nishi on the 40 man that no one would touch.

Bark's Lounge
08-18-2012, 04:19 PM
How long do you keep running Blackburn out there?

October 2013.

I cried a little bit. Touching, your realism.

:):):):):):)

Just to be clear, I took October 2013 as if he's pitching in the playoffs -- optimism.

Hopefully it was clear that I meant he would finish next season as a member of our rotation, but I wasn't clear, sort of similar to how I had your TD name wrong for a awhile and I screwed the pooch on both of those issues. If Blackburn is a member of our rotation next year, I fear that everyone's optimism will be met with great disappointment. I hope I never have to hear the words "Nick Blackburn" after this season. He was given a more than reasonable opportunity (understatement).

Ultima Ratio
08-18-2012, 05:32 PM
Bark, yes you were clear. Realistically Blackburn will be pitching all of next season. That's a different kind of crying altogether. :cry:

jokin
08-18-2012, 05:45 PM
Bark, yes you were clear. Realistically Blackburn will be pitching all of next season. That's a different kind of crying altogether. :cry:

More with the theme of a "different kind of crying altogether" alert for tonight's game on the Twins website:

Span and Revere are "Day to Day" once again, only shockingly enough, not today. Carroll leading off, Mastro second, Carson and Pokemon at the bottom of the order. Bench PH "strength" again ably supplied by Butera and Casilla.

Bark's Lounge
08-18-2012, 06:21 PM
Bark, yes you were clear. Realistically Blackburn will be pitching all of next season. That's a different kind of crying altogether. :cry:

At least we all have each other to lean on through the tough times... right?:D

Bark's Lounge
08-18-2012, 06:25 PM
Bark, yes you were clear. Realistically Blackburn will be pitching all of next season. That's a different kind of crying altogether. :cry:

More with the theme of a "different kind of crying altogether" alert for tonight's game on the Twins website:

Span and Revere are "Day to Day" once again, only shockingly enough, not today. Carroll leading off, Mastro second, Carson and Pokemon at the bottom of the order. Bench PH "strength" again ably supplied by Butera and Casilla.

JDFGUASDFGASDU'OFHYIOA'SDHF!!!! That was the sound made from the section of my brain that handled disappointment collapsing on itself.