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Brock Beauchamp
08-20-2012, 04:32 PM
Lineups TBA.

Ultima Ratio
08-20-2012, 09:15 PM
Uhh.... TBA has come and gone.

GCTF
08-20-2012, 09:18 PM
Ridding the roster of some dead weight has inspired them to a first inning run!

GCTF
08-20-2012, 09:22 PM
Uhh.... TBA has come and gone.

The bad news...still no Span.
The good news...he's now less than a week away from his DL trip.

Westgaard66
08-20-2012, 09:23 PM
That friggin cow bell is annoying.

Ultima Ratio
08-20-2012, 09:27 PM
Brian Duensing ladies and gentlemen, Twins starting pitcher.

Ultima Ratio
08-20-2012, 09:29 PM
Uhh.... TBA has come and gone.

The bad news...still no Span.
The good news...he's now less than a week away from his DL trip.

Exactly

twinsnorth49
08-20-2012, 09:33 PM
That'll do, no runs, unbelievable.

USAFChief
08-20-2012, 09:33 PM
I'm too lazy to look it up...when's the last time the Twins led after 1?

Ultima Ratio
08-20-2012, 09:37 PM
Don't look now, Florimonsy is hitting .400. Will he be the next Ted Williams?

Ultima Ratio
08-20-2012, 09:40 PM
Tough call there Bensy.

twinsnorth49
08-20-2012, 09:42 PM
Mastro keeps getting it done.

jokin
08-20-2012, 09:42 PM
Don't look now, Florimonsy is hitting .400. Will he be the next Ted Williams?

I'd like to go on record that I'd settle for Honus Wagner.

twinsnorth49
08-20-2012, 09:45 PM
You know, I think Mastro has better acceleration than Revere

IdahoPilgrim
08-20-2012, 09:52 PM
I'm trying to remember, has Gardenhire been thrown out at all this year? The last couple of years it seemed like he was getting tossed once every couple of weeks or so.

Ultima Ratio
08-20-2012, 09:58 PM
I'm trying to remember, has Gardenhire been thrown out at all this year? The last couple of years it seemed like he was getting tossed once every couple of weeks or so.
Yeah, back in April. Maybe at the Yankees one game I think.

Ultima Ratio
08-20-2012, 10:23 PM
Flormonsy now nearing the .500 average mark....seriously, nice debut guy.

Ultima Ratio
08-20-2012, 10:26 PM
Will Mauer work a walk?... sorry, couldn't resist.

twinsnorth49
08-20-2012, 10:29 PM
Happy now Joe C?

IdahoPilgrim
08-20-2012, 10:29 PM
A couple nights overdue, but welcome nonetheless!

glunn
08-20-2012, 10:56 PM
Flormonsy now nearing the .500 average mark....seriously, nice debut guy.

And his defense seems as good as advertised.

TheLeviathan
08-20-2012, 10:57 PM
Man, I really like what we've seen from Florimon so far - I'm getting more and more optimistic about this kid every time I see him.

glunn
08-20-2012, 11:22 PM
Deunsing has pitched a good game.

twinsnorth49
08-20-2012, 11:22 PM
A QS from Brian Duensing, who'd a thunk.

glunn
08-20-2012, 11:30 PM
Damn -- Plouffe came within a couple of feet of a home run on that one.

Ultima Ratio
08-20-2012, 11:33 PM
A QS from Brian Duensing, who'd a thunk.
Not I said the fly with the polka dot tie.

twinsnorth49
08-20-2012, 11:34 PM
Man, I really like what we've seen from Florimon so far - I'm getting more and more optimistic about this kid every time I see him.

Makes you wonder how on earth he was hitting .259 with a .318 OBP in Rochester, I know it's early but he sure looks capable of a lot more than that.

Maybe it's Joe Vavra......procede.

twinsnorth49
08-20-2012, 11:35 PM
Flormonsy now nearing the .500 average mark....seriously, nice debut guy.

And his defense seems as good as advertised.

Apparently he plays SS, LF and short centre, all at the same time.

USAFChief
08-20-2012, 11:38 PM
I've been mildly impressed with Fien every time he enters a game.

Ultima Ratio
08-20-2012, 11:38 PM
I didn't get a chance to review where Duensing's pitches were in the zone tonight, but perhaps he had a chat with Diamond about how to get the ball down and on the corners. Let's hope the this outing is a real change rather than an aberration.

Ultima Ratio
08-20-2012, 11:41 PM
NEWSFLASH: Florimonsy chasing batting title? Now batting .500 even. Good on ya kid!

glunn
08-20-2012, 11:41 PM
With that hit, Florimon is back to .500.

twinsnorth49
08-20-2012, 11:42 PM
I didn't get a chance to review where Duensing's pitches were in the zone tonight, but perhaps he had a chat with Diamond about how to get the ball down and on the corners. Let's hope the this outing is a real change rather than an aberration.


His location inside against RH was far better tonight, which for him is huge. His breaking pitches were hitting the corners as well.

glunn
08-20-2012, 11:43 PM
The A's announcers are drooling a little over Florimon.

Ultima Ratio
08-20-2012, 11:45 PM
After being swept sleepless in Seattle I was worried the team was ready to crawl into the fetal position the rest of the way. I very glad to be disappointed. Some want us to lose games the rest of the way in order to climb up the draft board. I want to see the team compete with these new guys and win as much as possible... on a good note going into next year.

Ultima Ratio
08-20-2012, 11:48 PM
I didn't get a chance to review where Duensing's pitches were in the zone tonight, but perhaps he had a chat with Diamond about how to get the ball down and on the corners. Let's hope the this outing is a real change rather than an aberration.


His location inside against RH was far better tonight, which for him is huge. His breaking pitches were hitting the corners as well.

Good to hear. Duensing really becomes one dimensional when his slider and curve are not biting and up.

Ultima Ratio
08-20-2012, 11:59 PM
I've been mildly impressed with Fien every time he enters a game.

Concur.

TheLeviathan
08-21-2012, 12:04 AM
Makes you wonder how on earth he was hitting .259 with a .318 OBP in Rochester, I know it's early but he sure looks capable of a lot more than that.

Maybe it's Joe Vavra......procede.

Yeah, curious for sure. Pitchers will adjust to him, but his defense is really smooth and doesn't look like he has any physical weaknesses to be concerned about either. (Strong arm, good range, good instincts) As long as that continues I see no reason not to throw him out there the rest of the year and see how the league handles him here.

TheLeviathan
08-21-2012, 12:06 AM
Burnett huh? My money was on Burton. or Perkins again.

Ultima Ratio
08-21-2012, 12:07 AM
Darnit, was really hoping Florimon would get the chance to go 4-4. Let down....

glunn
08-21-2012, 12:17 AM
Darnit, was really hoping Florimon would get the chance to go 4-4. Let down....

This was a Florimonday night.

Top Gun
08-21-2012, 12:35 AM
Give the kids a chance to play. I know new young blood always helps a team this time of year.

stringer bell
08-21-2012, 05:08 AM
Given the dearth of starting pitching, I want Duensing to succeed as a starter. He's been successful before so I don't see why he can't be successful again. Finding a lefty reliever (to replace Duensing) is a lot easier than finding an above-average starter as we have seen.

I liked what I saw of Florimon in ST. He's got nice tools and I think he might even have a bit of power if he established that he can make contact.


I also liked Fien in Florida. He does have a live arm and throws pretty hard. He seems to be an extreme fly ball type, but his results have been very good so far. It looks to me like he has a position to lose in next year's bullpen.