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Seth Stohs
03-06-2012, 09:57 AM
Here are today's lineups for a noon start (on FSN):

Ben Revere LF
Jamey Carroll SS
Ryan Doumit C
Chris Parmelee 1B
Danny Valencia 3B
Brian Dinkelman RF
Steve Pearce DH
Joe Benson CF
Alexi Casilla 2B

Scott Baker pitching.

asmus_ndsu
03-06-2012, 10:27 AM
actually looking forward to this game... Looks like battle of the backups, all fighting for their spot on the bench. hoping to see Parmelee really bring it, I was really high on that guy last year. Also looking forward to see if Alexi and Revere can keep their solid spring going.

Game looks to be on MLB network today

oprahchapelle
03-06-2012, 10:31 AM
Backups? Twins have at least 5 guys in the line-up who will get regular at bats, plus one their top arms on the mound

asmus_ndsu
03-06-2012, 10:35 AM
Backups? Twins have at least 5 guys in the line-up who will get regular at bats, plus one their top arms on the mound

your right.... would floaters be more appropriate?

oprahchapelle
03-06-2012, 10:42 AM
I can't disagree with that. Revere, Carroll, doumit, Valencia, and Casilla are all regulars, but they are all floaters. If baker is healthy he will be good. He will be injured though

powrwrap
03-06-2012, 11:05 AM
I see that Gardy is keeping up his pattern of not playing Mauer in a day game after a night game....

(Just kidding, folks!)

Parker Hageman
03-06-2012, 11:17 AM
Per Marc Topkins, here's the Rays starting lineup (http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/rays/content/starters-rays-vs-twins-chapter-3):


Jennings dh
Rodriguez ss
Peņa 1b
Guyer rf
Salazar cf
Gimenez c
Rhymes 2b
Mangini 3b
Feliciano lf
Niemann p

oprahchapelle
03-06-2012, 11:20 AM
Now there's some backups

Thrylos
03-06-2012, 11:21 AM
The game is on the MLB Network live. I will be watching

glanzer
03-06-2012, 11:38 AM
Side note, I really enjoy your avatar, powrwrap.

Thrylos
03-06-2012, 12:23 PM
Twins up 1-0 after the 1st. Doumit scored Revere from 3rd on a GO and Baker pitched a nice and easy 1-2-3 inning

Twins Fan From Afar
03-06-2012, 12:28 PM
Thanks for the update, thrylos. How did Revere reach?

Thrylos
03-06-2012, 12:29 PM
Niemann 1-2-3 top of second

Thrylos
03-06-2012, 12:30 PM
Thanks for the update, thrylos. How did Revere reach?

Nice hit through the middle on a 91 mph Fastball, then a hit by Carroll and a double steal on a botched pick off play

Thrylos
03-06-2012, 12:38 PM
Baker pitches a hit-less second inning. One walk. Very effective change up. His fast ball still peaked at 88 but started at 84-85. Still early in the Spring

Thrylos
03-06-2012, 12:43 PM
Nice single by Casilla through the middle, stolen base on next pitch, sac bunt by Revere to get him to 3rd with one out.

Twins Fan From Afar
03-06-2012, 12:45 PM
Nice single by Casilla through the middle, stolen base on next pitch, sac bunt by Revere to get him to 3rd with one out.

Good to hear Revere had a successful bunt. That's going to be key for him this season.

Cap'n Piranha
03-06-2012, 12:50 PM
Good to hear Revere had a successful bunt. That's going to be key for him this season.

Completely agree. Forcing infielders to play in on him should allow him to slap some more ground balls through the infield. Every last little bit of OBP is important for Ben.

Twins Fan From Afar
03-06-2012, 12:53 PM
Completely agree. Forcing infielders to play in on him should allow him to slap some more ground balls through the infield. Every last little bit of OBP is important for Ben.

If Revere is forced to play against the Yankees when CC Sabathia is pitching, he should literally be bunting every at-bat (well, maybe not literally). With a huge pitcher on the mound, A-Rod at third and Teixeira at first, the opportunities are endless.

Thrylos
03-06-2012, 12:53 PM
Carroll walks and steals second, Doumit strikes out, Parmelee walks to fill the bases with 2 outs for Danny V.

Thrylos
03-06-2012, 12:55 PM
Valencia brings two runners in with a single and an error. up 3-0

Thrylos
03-06-2012, 12:57 PM
Dinkelman flies out to end the inning

Thrylos
03-06-2012, 01:04 PM
Maloney in. Strikeout, GO. Single that exposes Carroll's range, another hit to left, Revere bobbles the ball and runners in the corners, 2 outs

Thrylos
03-06-2012, 01:07 PM
Maloney gets Carlos Pena to fly to center to end the inning.

Thrylos
03-06-2012, 01:14 PM
Pearce grounds out to short, Benson strikes out, Casilla grounds out to short. Benson looked really overmatched at the plate

Thrylos
03-06-2012, 01:21 PM
Maloney in for a second inning, gets the first batter to ground out to short and the next 2 to fly out. Very impressed. 86-89 FB, cutter, sinker, and changing speeds and locations

James Rivah Twins Fan
03-06-2012, 01:26 PM
Thanks Thrylos98! Watching your posts from Richmond, Virginia...

Thrylos
03-06-2012, 01:27 PM
Revere grounds out to SS, Carroll lines out to 2B, Doumit flies out to deep Center

Thrylos
03-06-2012, 01:29 PM
Cappsie in looks like he lost a couple of pounds

Cap'n Piranha
03-06-2012, 01:32 PM
Cappsie in looks like he lost a couple of pounds

How much weight did he lose? Can I still call him Tugboat (see image below if you're not familiar with 1990's era WWF wrestlers)

http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSdIGkQCiM4XNI8EZ5OAontRAQLdFGjy p94BQj0liI9ZvMA1_rTEQ

Thrylos
03-06-2012, 01:34 PM
Flyout, broken bat bloop, bloop, bad throw. Men on 2nd and 3rd with 1 out

Thrylos
03-06-2012, 01:35 PM
How much weight did he lose? Can I still call him Tugboat (see image below if you're not familiar with 1990's era WWF wrestlers)

http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSdIGkQCiM4XNI8EZ5OAontRAQLdFGjy p94BQj0liI9ZvMA1_rTEQ

That looks like Coffey :) Capps lost just a few...

Thrylos
03-06-2012, 01:39 PM
Flyout to LF. Runner at 3rd respects Revere's arm and does not tag. Flyout to Center. inning over

Thrylos
03-06-2012, 01:47 PM
Parmelee grounds out to second, Valencia strikes out, Dinkelman ground out to second to end the inning

Twins Fan From Afar
03-06-2012, 01:51 PM
Parmelee grounds out to second, Valencia strikes out, Dinkelman ground out to second to end the inning

Geez, you're worse than the Twins broadcasters. Can you please mention the score at the end of every half-inning?
Joke.
I appreciate the updates!!

Thrylos
03-06-2012, 01:55 PM
Impressive performance by Perkins. Two Ks on batters looking at his slider and a week GO back at him at a 94 mph FB

Thrylos
03-06-2012, 01:57 PM
3-0 Twins :)

Thrylos
03-06-2012, 02:04 PM
Pearce grounds out to short, Benson Ks, Casilla singles through the middle (Florimon PR), Mastroianni (PH for Revere) grounds out to 3rd. Mid 7. still 3-0 Twins

Nick Nelson
03-06-2012, 02:08 PM
If Revere is forced to play against the Yankees when CC Sabathia is pitching, he should literally be bunting every at-bat (well, maybe not literally). With a huge pitcher on the mound, A-Rod at third and Teixeira at first, the opportunities are endless.
Same goes for the Tigers with Cabrera at third and Fielder at first.

powrwrap
03-06-2012, 02:08 PM
The difference between Dan Gladden and Cory Provus calling the game is incredible! I'm really liking Provus so far.

Twins Fan From Afar
03-06-2012, 02:09 PM
Same goes for the Tigers with Cabrera at third and Fielder at first.

Good point!

Thrylos
03-06-2012, 02:13 PM
Duensing: groundout to third, flyout to left, Single that Benson cut really well to hold it to a single with a slide, BB, ground out to second end of 7 Twins 3-0. Some command issues especially against RHB

Thrylos
03-06-2012, 02:16 PM
Great bunt single by Brian Dozier to start the 8th

Thrylos
03-06-2012, 02:20 PM
Towles hits into a FC, beats the throw to 1st to avoid the GIDP

Thrylos
03-06-2012, 02:21 PM
Towles get caught stealing second

Thrylos
03-06-2012, 02:22 PM
Parmelee Ks

Thrylos
03-06-2012, 02:27 PM
Jeff Gray in and very wild. Trouble locating FB then tossing in the middle of the plate. A double so far

Thrylos
03-06-2012, 02:29 PM
A flyout, and a long fly at LF dropped by Mastroianni, scoring a run. 3-1 Twins

minn55441
03-06-2012, 02:29 PM
I agree, I think we will really like Provus calling the games. I only heard a little as I was driving around at lunch today, but I already like his call. Now if only they will make Gladden stick to solely color responsibility. He is just painful to listen to.

oprahchapelle
03-06-2012, 02:30 PM
Twins better hope some of these guys can win some games in AAA, otherwise Rochester is going tell the twins thanks but no thanks to being the twins AAA affiliate

Thrylos
03-06-2012, 02:32 PM
Flyout to LF (Mastroianni caught that and I really need to tape Bert killing his name), single to the right, runner scores. 3-2 Twins

Thrylos
03-06-2012, 02:37 PM
A base on balls and a ground out to short. Gray and the Twins get out with just the 2 runs damage. Twins up 3-2 (for a while at least.) Doom is warming up in the pen

Cap'n Piranha
03-06-2012, 02:44 PM
Towles get caught stealing second

What is a catcher doing trying to steal second?

Thrylos
03-06-2012, 02:45 PM
Valencia grounds to third, Arcia strikes out swinging on curveballs outside the zone, Carson draws a walk, Benson strikes out looking. He will be wearing the hood tonight. Bottom of 9th Twins up 3-2

righty8383
03-06-2012, 02:46 PM
Twins better hope some of these guys can win some games in AAA, otherwise Rochester is going tell the twins thanks but no thanks to being the twins AAA affiliate

Would that really be a bad thing if Rochester was no longer our affiliate?

Thrylos
03-06-2012, 02:46 PM
What is a catcher doing trying to steal second?

Someone sent him :) But it was pretty close

Thrylos
03-06-2012, 02:50 PM
Doumatrait strikes a minor leaguer with soft tosses low and away in the zone

Thrylos
03-06-2012, 02:51 PM
Beckham gets a hit off Doom

Thrylos
03-06-2012, 02:54 PM
Mastroianni a nice catch at deep left. Two outs

Thrylos
03-06-2012, 02:57 PM
Doom gets the save with the last batter striking out looking. 3-2 Twins

Twins Fan From Afar
03-06-2012, 03:03 PM
Thanks for the coverage! Who was the player of the game, in your opinion?

mini_tb
03-06-2012, 03:05 PM
Thanks for the updates, Thrylos. Please tell me you're not at work!!

Thrylos
03-06-2012, 03:11 PM
Thanks for the coverage! Who was the player of the game, in your opinion?

Glen Perkins by far. He might not have scored any runs by he is close to mid-season form. Nice movement on a 92-94 mph FB, silly nasty slider. He is ready and will have a monster of a season.


Thanks for the updates, Thrylos. Please tell me you're not at work!!

You are welcome guys, no problem :)

oprahchapelle
03-06-2012, 03:15 PM
Would that really be a bad thing if Rochester was no longer our affiliate?

No, but they will not have a lot of suitors if they come close to 100 losses again, nobody wants to go see a terrible minor league team unless they have future stars. The Twins are lacking in that area.

oprahchapelle
03-06-2012, 03:17 PM
Thank you for the updates. Mid season is when Perkins fastball starts to straighten out, hopefully he's not there yet.

Thrylos
03-06-2012, 03:24 PM
Would that really be a bad thing if Rochester was no longer our affiliate?

Actually I think that it would be a good thing for the Twins to bring their AAA affiliate at a distance closer to the MLB team. Right now, Rochester is the second furthest AAA affiliate from its MLB parent club in the majors. The furthest is AAA Vegas, which is Toronto's affiliate. Toronto is less than 100 miles from Rochester. Do the math :)
Plus there is no much love for the Twins there. The local press, still thinks of Rochester as an Orioles' city and the local management is hosting the Yankees AAA team also (while the Scranton ballpark gets renovated.) Not sure that sits well with the Twins' brass, since their AAA team will have less access of their own park in off-days if the Yankees' AAA has a home game, among the reasons...

Mr. Ed
03-06-2012, 03:25 PM
Would that really be a bad thing if Rochester was no longer our affiliate?

Given how they constantly complain, I would say no. Everything was ok with them when the teams won(see long time affiliation w/BALT) but once the talent pool dries up,
Complain
Complain
Complain.

They complain when guys on rehab don't play 1 or 2 games at AAA.

Mr. Ed
03-06-2012, 03:26 PM
Actually I think that it would be a good thing for the Twins to bring their AAA affiliate at a distance closer to the MLB team. Right now, Rochester is the second furthest AAA affiliate from its MLB parent club in the majors. The furthest is AAA Vegas, which is Toronto's affiliate. Toronto is less than 100 miles from Rochester. Do the math :)
Plus there is no much love for the Twins there. The local press, still thinks of Rochester as an Orioles' city and the local management is hosting the Yankees AAA team also (while the Scranton ballpark gets renovated.) Not sure that sits well with the Twins' brass, since their AAA team will have less access of their own park in off-days if the Yankees' AAA has a home game, among the reasons...

All this and more. Stay in the International league, so fans aren't deluded with gaudy stats accumulated in the bandboxes of the PCL.

Thrylos
03-06-2012, 03:28 PM
All this and more. Stay in the International league, so fans aren't deluded with gaudy stats accumulated in the bandboxes of the PCL.

Indeed, stay in the IL, since I can watch them a couple series a year in my own back yard :)

Mr. Ed
03-06-2012, 03:35 PM
Indeed, stay in the IL, since I can watch them a couple series a year in my own back yard :)
Too bad the Iron Pigs are 'close enough' to the Phils.

What would be the ideal situation? What about stadium improvements, and putting them in St.Paul?

Thrylos
03-06-2012, 04:31 PM
If you put them in St Paul, they will take ticket sales from the Twins because of the affordability of prices. I think that Rochester (MN) is as close as you want to have them and not compete for tickets.

There is no competition between the IronPigs and the Phillies. For the ones of us who live up here, it is a major pain to go down to Philly (no public transportation and hellacious traffic.) I bet some folks from Philly come up here to watch the Pigs on off-days because it is easier for them.

Heinie Manush
03-06-2012, 06:31 PM
Is Reveres arm really this bad? On his throw to plate on a potential tag up situation ( can't remember the inning) he threw offline and only about 150 feet. Please tell me that the ball slipped out of his hand. I want to like him but if he has a sub-Juan Pierre arm I don't think he can help. Too bad, great defensive ability but no power. With a decent arm he could be a very good center fielder. With an adequate arm he might be an asset in left. Otherwise, a great fielding weak armed Repko.

Gernzy
03-07-2012, 08:17 AM
Revere's biggest weakness is his arm. He has been working hard on improving it, but you can only improve arm strength to a certain point. If he can be accurate that will help the most.

Otherwise good game for the Twins. Pitching looked solid and we took advantage of the Rays errors.