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Brock Beauchamp
08-30-2012, 11:39 AM
Twins:
Ben Revere CF
Alexi Casilla 2B
Joe Mauer C
Josh Willingham LF
Justin Morneau 1B
Ryan Doumit DH
Chris Parmelee RF
Trevor Plouffe 3B
Pedro Florimon SS
(Brian Duensing P)

Mariners:
Dustin Ackley 2B
Franklin Gutierrez CF
Kyle Seager 3B
Jesus Montero C
Justin Smoak 1B
Miguel Olivo DH
Trayvon Robinson LF
Eric Thames RF
Brendan Ryan SS
(Blake Beavan P)

stringer bell
08-30-2012, 12:17 PM
I see BDuens has already yielded a run. Hopefully the bats will stay alive.

stringer bell
08-30-2012, 12:18 PM
I will be at work for the entire game. I predict a big day from Alexi Casilla, as the Twins split with the M's.

stringer bell
08-30-2012, 12:21 PM
Don't you dare bunt Casilla!

stringer bell
08-30-2012, 12:24 PM
I will be at work for the entire game. I predict a big day from Alexi Casilla, as the Twins split with the M's.

That's a start!

USAFChief
08-30-2012, 12:28 PM
Casilla is still on this team?

Ultima Ratio
08-30-2012, 12:42 PM
Casilla is still on this team?

Do you believe he still has some promise? I'm torn, but think he can still be a good option at second for us, especially given our current depth/options to replace him.

Ultima Ratio
08-30-2012, 12:49 PM
If Revere could just pull one of those long fly outs, he'd get that elusive 1st home run.

stringer bell
08-30-2012, 12:51 PM
OK, I am on GameDay and the out for Revere was recorded as a ball all the way to (or over) the wall. How accurate?

Ultima Ratio
08-30-2012, 12:53 PM
OK, I am on GameDay and the out for Revere was recorded as a ball all the way to (or over) the wall. How accurate?

Roughly 390-395 ft. dead center.

Right at the beginning of the warning track.

IdahoPilgrim
08-30-2012, 12:56 PM
Do you believe he still has some promise? I'm torn, but think he can still be a good option at second for us, especially given our current depth/options to replace him.

It will be interesting to see whether the Twins offer him arbitration in the off-season or let him walk. With Nishi back in the doghouse and Escobar not showing much yet they might choose to keep him, for depth. A month ago I'd have been sure he was history after this year.

jokin
08-30-2012, 12:56 PM
If Revere could just pull one of those long fly outs, he'd get that elusive 1st home run.

He has made some nice improvements at every phase of the game this year, even throwing out a baserunner or two, no reason he can't emulate Kirby's career just a wee little bit and add a modicum of power to his toolkit. He starts hitting more gaps on the fly and he creates even more defensive nightmares for the opposition.

jokin
08-30-2012, 12:57 PM
Do you believe he still has some promise? I'm torn, but think he can still be a good option at second for us, especially given our current depth/options to replace him.

It will be interesting to see whether the Twins offer him arbitration in the off-season or let him walk. With Nishi back in the doghouse and Escobar not showing much yet they might choose to keep him, for depth. A month ago I'd have been sure he was history after this year.

Don't put it past him, he has made a living being the odd man in, and then out, and then back in again.

stringer bell
08-30-2012, 01:00 PM
OK, I am on GameDay and the out for Revere was recorded as a ball all the way to (or over) the wall. How accurate?

Roughly 390-395 ft. dead center.

Right at the beginning of the warning track.So gutierrez had to go back 180 ft. then? JK.

USAFChief
08-30-2012, 01:02 PM
Casilla is still on this team?

Do you believe he still has some promise? .

No. But in fairness, I've not thought much of Casilla for a few years now.

I don't think the Twins think he's an everyday player either...they're playing a 38 yr old ahead of him, among other things.

stringer bell
08-30-2012, 01:04 PM
Do you believe he still has some promise? I'm torn, but think he can still be a good option at second for us, especially given our current depth/options to replace him.

It will be interesting to see whether the Twins offer him arbitration in the off-season or let him walk. With Nishi back in the doghouse and Escobar not showing much yet they might choose to keep him, for depth. A month ago I'd have been sure he was history after this year.

Don't put it past him, he has made a living being the odd man in, and then out, and then back in again.I think the Twins keep him just to give Chief ulcers.

stringer bell
08-30-2012, 01:06 PM
I confess to not watching the Twins much lately. So, have we been seeing more of the "bad Hammer" lately?

Ultima Ratio
08-30-2012, 01:06 PM
Do you believe he still has some promise? I'm torn, but think he can still be a good option at second for us, especially given our current depth/options to replace him.

It will be interesting to see whether the Twins offer him arbitration in the off-season or let him walk. With Nishi back in the doghouse and Escobar not showing much yet they might choose to keep him, for depth. A month ago I'd have been sure he was history after this year.

Don't put it past him, he has made a living being the odd man in, and then out, and then back in again.
He's been a tease, no doubt. I really hope Carroll is the utility guy next year since his definitely on the 25 man barring trade. I like the current look up the middle, so long as both Florimon and Casilla keep up better than average defense, which they should.

Ultima Ratio
08-30-2012, 01:09 PM
When Morneau gets some patience back at the plate, I really hope we'll see him getting into better counts. Man, it seems like he's always down 1-2 and has to protect.

ahart10
08-30-2012, 01:11 PM
Lew Ford up to bat on WGN. GIDP.

IdahoPilgrim
08-30-2012, 01:11 PM
When Morneau gets some patience back at the plate, I really hope we'll see him getting into better counts. Man, it seems like he's always down 1-2 and has to protect.

I haven't been following that closely, but given he's had a slow year (getting better but still sub-par for him), could it be teams are pitching him more aggresively and challenging him more in the strike zone?

Ultima Ratio
08-30-2012, 01:16 PM
When Morneau gets some patience back at the plate, I really hope we'll see him getting into better counts. Man, it seems like he's always down 1-2 and has to protect.

I haven't been following that closely, but given he's had a slow year (getting better but still sub-par for him), could it be teams are pitching him more aggresively and challenging him more in the strike zone?
I see them using his aggressive approach against him. As Parker pointed out a couple months ago, pitchers are throw lots of soft stuff away to get him out front and pull off the ball, then throw the high fastball to ring him up. I love that Morneau is aggressive, he just need to lay off more of those pitches. Easier said that done, but he can be an elite hitter again... I think.

stringer bell
08-30-2012, 01:16 PM
Do you believe he still has some promise? I'm torn, but think he can still be a good option at second for us, especially given our current depth/options to replace him.

It will be interesting to see whether the Twins offer him arbitration in the off-season or let him walk. With Nishi back in the doghouse and Escobar not showing much yet they might choose to keep him, for depth. A month ago I'd have been sure he was history after this year.

Don't put it past him, he has made a living being the odd man in, and then out, and then back in again.
He's been a tease, no doubt. I really hope Carroll is the utility guy next year since his definitely on the 25 man barring trade. I like the current look up the middle, so long as both Florimon and Casilla keep up better than average defense, which they should.It would be nice to have two fast guys who are plus defenders manning the middle infield, but with Casilla and Florimon there, the Twins would have to have really good production from the other seven positions. Possible, but not likely.

Ultima Ratio
08-30-2012, 01:17 PM
Lew Ford up to bat on WGN. GIDP.
Result?

ahart10
08-30-2012, 01:19 PM
Chopper, 1-4-3 double play.

nokomismod
08-30-2012, 01:20 PM
He's been a tease, no doubt. I really hope Carroll is the utility guy next year since his definitely on the 25 man barring trade. I like the current look up the middle, so long as both Florimon and Casilla keep up better than average defense, which they should.]It would be nice to have two fast guys who are plus defenders manning the middle infield, but with Casilla and Florimon there, the Twins would have to have really good production from the other seven positions. Possible, but not likely.

I would love to see that middle infield personally, but I think the more likely opening day middle infield starters next year will be Carrol and Dozier.

stringer bell
08-30-2012, 01:29 PM
It looks like Duensing is following Deduno's lead of covering up a stinker with a really good outing.

USAFChief
08-30-2012, 01:33 PM
I think the Twins keep him just to give Chief ulcers.

Too late. Make them worse, maybe.







//rimshot//

TwinVike61
08-30-2012, 01:37 PM
I think I'm having problems with Gameday...it looked like Joe mauer swung at the first pitch of his at-bat...(and grounded out.)

IdahoPilgrim
08-30-2012, 01:46 PM
Am I watching the right channel? I was looking for the Twins team that I saw last night.

stringer bell
08-30-2012, 01:48 PM
Am I watching the right channel? I was looking for the Twins team that I saw last night.They're only good for nine innings. Unfortunately with home games, they got eight yesterday and one today.

Brock Beauchamp
08-30-2012, 01:49 PM
He has made some nice improvements at every phase of the game this year, even throwing out a baserunner or two, no reason he can't emulate Kirby's career just a wee little bit and add a modicum of power to his toolkit. He starts hitting more gaps on the fly and he creates even more defensive nightmares for the opposition.

I've never been a Revere supporter. I never thought he'd cut it as more than a fourth outfielder.

But I have to admit that his progress this season has been outstanding. He's even been taking a couple of walks over the past week.

stringer bell
08-30-2012, 01:50 PM
Fien here? Pretty good chance that Montero will hit a tiebreaking fly ball, pretty small chance he will GDP. I guess Gardy is looking for a strikeout.

stringer bell
08-30-2012, 01:53 PM
He has made some nice improvements at every phase of the game this year, even throwing out a baserunner or two, no reason he can't emulate Kirby's career just a wee little bit and add a modicum of power to his toolkit. He starts hitting more gaps on the fly and he creates even more defensive nightmares for the opposition.

I've never been a Revere supporter. I never thought he'd cut it as more than a fourth outfielder.

But I have to admit that his progress this season has been outstanding. He's even been taking a couple of walks over the past week.
I thought his two big deficits would keep him from being a true major league regular. His throwing is a bit better (maybe D+ instead of F) and if he can find the gaps to keep OFs honest, I really don't care if he hits balls over the fence.

Ultima Ratio
08-30-2012, 01:56 PM
Arrrrr!

stringer bell
08-30-2012, 01:59 PM
Rarer than four strikeouts in an inning, the M's had a chance to hit three SFs in one inning.

stringer bell
08-30-2012, 02:01 PM
OMG, but-but what if Montero gets hurt? The M's would have to lose their DH!

mikeee
08-30-2012, 02:04 PM
in play, runs......

stringer bell
08-30-2012, 02:09 PM
Those un-earnies really hurt.

TwinVike61
08-30-2012, 03:01 PM
So....does anyone know any good jokes?

mikeee
08-30-2012, 03:04 PM
33 for the hammer to make it interesting!

nokomismod
08-30-2012, 03:21 PM
I've got one for you TwinVike61...
How do you keep the Minnesota Vikings from trespassing on your property? Paint a goal line on the front of it.
Okay that was bad, but I am looking forward to the Gophers football season.

JB_Iowa
08-30-2012, 03:21 PM
Mastroianni impressive on the basepaths.

Top Gun
08-30-2012, 03:25 PM
That sucks.

Parker Hageman
08-30-2012, 08:05 PM
http://assets.sbnation.com/assets/1326570/willinghamerror.png

IdahoPilgrim
08-30-2012, 09:06 PM
http://assets.sbnation.com/assets/1326570/willinghamerror.png

That just about sums up the whole season.

JB_Iowa
08-31-2012, 09:36 AM
Studying the schedule to figure out where the 10 to avoid 100 are going to come from.