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Brock Beauchamp
09-02-2012, 11:49 AM
Lineup TBA.

IdahoPilgrim
09-02-2012, 01:02 PM
MINNESOTA

Revere, CF
Carroll, 3B
Mauer, 1B
Morneau, DH
Doumit, C
Parmelee, RF
Carson, LF
Casilla, 2B
Florimon, SS
(Vasquez, P)

KANSAS CITY

Lough, RF
Escobar, SS
Gordon, LF
Butler, DH
Perez, C
Moustakas, 3B
Cain, CF
Hosmer, 1B
Abreu, 2B
(Mendoza, P)

GCTF
09-02-2012, 01:18 PM
I vow to watch this game from start to finish. (or at least until I get a better offer).

greengoblinrulz
09-02-2012, 01:27 PM
Do the Twins have the only 2 starters that dont pitch out of the windup in MLN in Vasquez/Duensing??

snepp
09-02-2012, 01:30 PM
Do the Twins have the only 2 starters that dont pitch out of the windup in MLN in Vasquez/Duensing??

Minnesota, where relievers start, and first basemen play the outfield.

GCTF
09-02-2012, 01:33 PM
Do the Twins have the only 2 starters that dont pitch out of the windup in MLN in Vasquez/Duensing??

Minnesota, where relievers start, and first basemen play the outfield.

If Parmelee keeps hitting like that he can play SS for all I care, well not really.

kydoty
09-02-2012, 01:33 PM
Chris Parmelee: Mr. September

snepp
09-02-2012, 01:34 PM
Atta boy.

GCTF
09-02-2012, 01:39 PM
Florimon is now a resident of my personal doghouse after that idiotic head first dive into 1B.

IdahoPilgrim
09-02-2012, 01:40 PM
Vasquez has to stop being afraid of the hitters. He wasn't like this in Rochester.

GCTF
09-02-2012, 01:45 PM
Avian flu > Vasquez.

snepp
09-02-2012, 01:46 PM
Avian flu > Vasquez.

Vasquez > Gray

USAFChief
09-02-2012, 01:49 PM
Avian flu > Vasquez.

Vasquez > Gray

Im not convinced.

GCTF
09-02-2012, 01:50 PM
Avian flu > Vasquez.

Vasquez > Gray

Absolutely. If Vasquez ever ends up with his own thread then the deabte can begin.

Riverbrian
09-02-2012, 01:55 PM
Any consideration of the possibilty of Nerves with Vasquez. He seems like's overthrowing his fastball a bit but he has a nice change of pace. If he settles down and mixes things up. I can see him as effective.

The nerves have to calm first.

GCTF
09-02-2012, 02:01 PM
Any consideration of the possibilty of Nerves with Vasquez. He seems like's overthrowing his fastball a bit but he has a nice change of pace. If he settles down and mixes things up. I can see him as effective.

The nerves have to calm first.

Okay, I'll give him one more inning.

greengoblinrulz
09-02-2012, 02:10 PM
Chris Parmelee: Mr. September

Luke Hughes is/was Mr March.......dont have anyone in the actual important months

glunn
09-02-2012, 02:22 PM
It seems to me like Vasquez has pretty decent stuff.

IdahoPilgrim
09-02-2012, 02:38 PM
Any consideration of the possibilty of Nerves with Vasquez. He seems like's overthrowing his fastball a bit but he has a nice change of pace. If he settles down and mixes things up. I can see him as effective.

The nerves have to calm first.

He wasn't like this in Rochester - he was quite good. Granted, this is a different animal at this level, but I agree. This is his first major league start - who wouldn't be a bit jumpy at that?

GCTF
09-02-2012, 02:39 PM
Watching the Royals broadcast...they've been showing shots of David Lough's family (making his MLB debut today). There appears to be a rather huge fat guy sleeping right behind them.

glunn
09-02-2012, 02:39 PM
Vasquez made a great play on that bunt to nail the runner at third.

greengoblinrulz
09-02-2012, 02:49 PM
At least, Vasquez looks like he can be the 12th pitcher for MN next yr in the Jeff Gray mopup role but instead have pretty good stuff

Riverbrian
09-02-2012, 02:51 PM
Watching the Royals broadcast...they've been showing shots of David Lough's family (making his MLB debut today). There appears to be a rather huge fat guy sleeping right behind them.

Throw the Fat Guy in the Fountain... That'll wake him up.

Ultima Ratio
09-02-2012, 02:51 PM
What the heck was that?

glunn
09-02-2012, 02:53 PM
What the heck was that?

The bunt by Doumit?

Ultima Ratio
09-02-2012, 02:56 PM
What the heck was that?

The bunt by Doumit?

Yeah, not a good effort. Well, maybe for Doumit at bunting, but that was pretty bad regardless. Really trying to stay out of the double play I guess.

IdahoPilgrim
09-02-2012, 02:57 PM
OK, this is what we've all been waiting for. Bases load for Alexi Casilla with two outs, tying run on 2nd...

jokin
09-02-2012, 02:58 PM
What the heck was that?

The bunt by Doumit?

That's the desperation of batting .176 (9/51) in last 11 games.

IdahoPilgrim
09-02-2012, 03:00 PM
And you all thought I was being sarcastic!! Casilla!

Ultima Ratio
09-02-2012, 03:00 PM
OK, this is what we've all been waiting for. Bases load for Alexi Casilla with two outs, tying run on 2nd...

You said it! :) You were being sarcastic though, right?

GCTF
09-02-2012, 03:00 PM
Wow, Chief must've taken a break from sticking pins in his Casilla doll.

IdahoPilgrim
09-02-2012, 03:02 PM
OK, this is what we've all been waiting for. Bases load for Alexi Casilla with two outs, tying run on 2nd...

You said it! :) You were being sarcastic though, right?

OK, yeah, I was, but it worked out anyway!

jokin
09-02-2012, 03:04 PM
Make his hair and beard white and I'd swear this Collins guy is moonlighting as the spokesgnome for Travelocity.

GCTF
09-02-2012, 03:04 PM
Watching the Royals broadcast...they've been showing shots of David Lough's family (making his MLB debut today). There appears to be a rather huge fat guy sleeping right behind them.

Throw the Fat Guy in the Fountain... That'll wake him up.

A forklift may be required. This guy is pretty big.

stringer bell
09-02-2012, 03:04 PM
Wow, Chief must've taken a break from sticking pins in his Casilla doll.I thought of Chief before the ball even got to the center fielder.

GCTF
09-02-2012, 03:05 PM
Make his hair and beard white and I'd swear this Collins guy is moonlighting as the spokesgnome for Travelocity.

Just have to put a red hat on Gardy.

jokin
09-02-2012, 03:07 PM
Bert said it before I could type it

stringer bell
09-02-2012, 03:10 PM
Regarding Vasquez, I think it all about command. He looks really good when he is ahead on the count--very hittable when he's behind on the count. Let's see what he does in subsequent starts, but I would think he could challenge for a position on next year's staff.

IdahoPilgrim
09-02-2012, 03:14 PM
C,mon, Joe, you gotta get that one.

Ultima Ratio
09-02-2012, 03:14 PM
Who finishes the season with the higher BA Parmelee (currently at .228) or Florimon (currently at .259)? This is obviously half glass full/empty perspective.

glunn
09-02-2012, 03:16 PM
Regarding Vasquez, I think it all about command. He looks really good when he is ahead on the count--very hittable when he's behind on the count. Let's see what he does in subsequent starts, but I would think he could challenge for a position on next year's staff.

I am liking what he has shown thus far.

IdahoPilgrim
09-02-2012, 03:18 PM
So do we start taking bets on who get their first win as a starter first - Hendriks or Vasquez? I'll take Vasquez myself.

jokin
09-02-2012, 03:24 PM
Regarding Vasquez, I think it all about command. He looks really good when he is ahead on the count--very hittable when he's behind on the count. Let's see what he does in subsequent starts, but I would think he could challenge for a position on next year's staff.

I think the best-case scenario given their limited options and payroll restrictions is that the Twins envision:

1) 4 current cheap options clearly rise to the top here in September and through Spring Training (some combination of Diamond, Deduno, DeVries, Hendriks, Hermsen, Walters, Hernandez and Vasquez)
2) 1 mid-priced FA signing of an innings-eating-type
3) prayer and hope that the additional healthy availability of Baker and Gibson (no later than June) bolsters the SP staff, which then cull the arms that get hurt or struggle

glunn
09-02-2012, 03:29 PM
Regarding Vasquez, I think it all about command. He looks really good when he is ahead on the count--very hittable when he's behind on the count. Let's see what he does in subsequent starts, but I would think he could challenge for a position on next year's staff.

I think the best-case scenario given their limited options and payroll restrictions is that the Twins envision:

1) 4 current cheap options clearly rise to the top here in September and through Spring Training (some combination of Diamond, Deduno, DeVries, Hendriks, Hermsen, Walters, Hernandez and Vasquez)
2) 1 mid-priced FA signing of an innings-eating-type
3) prayer and hope that the additional healthy availability of Baker and Gibson (no later than June) bolsters the SP staff, which then cull the arms that get hurt or struggle

Being a Twins fan seems to require a lot of prayer.

Ultima Ratio
09-02-2012, 03:31 PM
Regarding Vasquez, I think it all about command. He looks really good when he is ahead on the count--very hittable when he's behind on the count. Let's see what he does in subsequent starts, but I would think he could challenge for a position on next year's staff.

I think the best-case scenario given their limited options and payroll restrictions is that the Twins envision:

1) 4 current cheap options clearly rise to the top here in September and through Spring Training (some combination of Diamond, Deduno, DeVries, Hendriks, Hermsen, Walters, Hernandez and Vasquez)
2) 1 mid-priced FA signing of an innings-eating-type
3) prayer and hope that the additional healthy availability of Baker and Gibson (no later than June) bolsters the SP staff, which then cull the arms that get hurt or struggle

So we're going after Joe Blanton?

snepp
09-02-2012, 03:39 PM
Mauer es no Bueno!




I thought it was Mauer anyway, only caught the end of the pitch.

USAFChief
09-02-2012, 04:15 PM
I am liking what he has shown thus far.

Seriously?

GCTF
09-02-2012, 04:19 PM
I am liking what he has shown thus far.

Seriously?

Well, he's not Blackburn so he's got that going for him.

ashburyjohn
09-02-2012, 05:34 PM
[QUOTE=greengoblinrulz;51349]Minnesota, where relievers start, and first basemen play the outfield.

And catchers play first base and the DH is stationed in left.