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Brock Beauchamp
04-16-2013, 06:49 AM
Lineups:

Twins:
Brian Dozier 2B
Joe Mauer C
Justin Morneau 1B
Trevor Plouffe 3B
Ryan Doumit DH
Chris Parmelee RF
Wilkin Ramirez LF
Aaron Hicks CF
Pedro Florimon SS
(Mike Pelfrey P)

Angels:
Peter Bourjos CF
Mike Trout LF
Albert Pujols DH
Josh Hamilton RF
Mark Trumbo 1B
Howard Kendrick 2B
Chris Iannetta C
Luis Jimenez 3B
Andrew Romine SS
(Jason Vargas P)

SpiritofVodkaDave
04-16-2013, 10:43 AM
Would be nice to string together a few more wins.

ChiTownTwinsFan
04-16-2013, 04:32 PM
Would be nice to string together a few more wins.

Maybe with you not at the games we will! ;)

ashburyjohn
04-16-2013, 05:43 PM
C'mon Pelf. Show us that last game was just a fluke.

And Dozier-zie up in the leadoff spot. Maybe the change gets both him and Hicksie going.

Willihammer
04-16-2013, 05:45 PM
Willingham still sick I guess.

LaBombo
04-16-2013, 06:05 PM
Hicksie finally moved downsie. Did Gardenhire pre-announce this as promised?

GCTF
04-16-2013, 06:27 PM
Hicksie finally moved downsie. Did Gardenhire pre-announce this as promised?

I'll assume it was announced from under a bus somewhere.

one_eyed_jack
04-16-2013, 06:51 PM
That lineup plus Pelfrey on the mound does not inspire a lot of confidence, but I thought for sure Correia would end up being the cure for the Angels hitting woes last night, so we shall see.

Mauer had an outstanding game last night, hopefully he can keep that going.

Tonight would be win number 6. That's same number of wins we had after 24 games on May 2nd last year. (God that first month was a living baseball hell.)

Alex
04-16-2013, 06:59 PM
Hicksie finally moved downsie. Did Gardenhire pre-announce this as promised?

Actually moved down twice in one day. Wasn't it after last game when he said he didn't want to hurt his confidence by moving him down and now they want him to feel more comfrtable...these messages are so confusing! ;)

Really, though, it's great to see that it seems to mean Mauer is locked into the #2 spot in the order with all this upheaval in the lineup today.

ashburyjohn
04-16-2013, 07:18 PM
Nice first inning for Pelfrey.

USAFChief
04-16-2013, 07:19 PM
Nice first inning for Pelfrey. Consistently at 93 on the FSN gun.

ashburyjohn
04-16-2013, 07:25 PM
Boy, a catcher's batting average can go from .217 to .358 in no time, this early in the season.

glunn
04-16-2013, 07:25 PM
Dozier made the pitcher throw 10 pitches -- doing a decent job as the leadoff hitter.

ashburyjohn
04-16-2013, 07:28 PM
Dozier made the pitcher throw 10 pitches -- doing a decent job as the leadoff hitter.

The ESPN feed I'm looking at shows only 7, including 5 fouls. Maybe they ran out of space to log the others?

ashburyjohn
04-16-2013, 07:32 PM
I hope the Twins don't go 1-2-3 in their half of the second. That will bring Hicks to lead off the third; what's the point of dropping him down if he leads off anyway? :)

snepp
04-16-2013, 07:34 PM
Here we go with the Hunter leadership crap again.

Willihammer
04-16-2013, 07:35 PM
Pelfrey tipping his pitches. More hesitation in the windup when he guns it. When he rocks back and forth without so much pause, its been offspeed.

ashburyjohn
04-16-2013, 07:37 PM
Pelfrey tipping his pitches. More hesitation in the windup when he guns it. When he rocks back and forth without so much pause, its been offspeed.

Shhhhhhhhhh!

Chance
04-16-2013, 07:42 PM
any discover if you can listen online for free?

GCTF
04-16-2013, 07:51 PM
any discover if you can listen online for free?

Nope, you'll have to pay for it like the rest of us.

ashburyjohn
04-16-2013, 07:52 PM
Nice hard-earned walk for Hicksie. And the Florimonster remains an RBI Machine!

GCTF
04-16-2013, 07:53 PM
Shhhhhhhhhh!

Exactly, there might be some 12 year old Angels fans reading this site.

GCTF
04-16-2013, 08:00 PM
Joe with a couple of are-bee-eyes. Maybe the mouth-breathers will start warming up to him.

Scheherezade
04-16-2013, 08:00 PM
I'd say Mauer has his vision at the plate back.

Willihammer
04-16-2013, 08:05 PM
Substantial velocity drop in the stretch.

GCTF
04-16-2013, 08:10 PM
Ruh-roh, Big Pelf about to give some or all of it back.

glunn
04-16-2013, 08:11 PM
A double play would be nice at this point.

Willihammer
04-16-2013, 08:16 PM
Bourjhos and trout on base, pujols at the dish. Double steal?

glunn
04-16-2013, 08:17 PM
Looking at this on the internet it appears that the ump is calling balls when Pelfrey is throwing strikes.

GCTF
04-16-2013, 08:18 PM
A double play would be nice at this point.

There it is! (3 runs too late).

Ultima Ratio
04-16-2013, 08:19 PM
Looking at this on the internet it appears that the ump is calling balls when Pelfrey is throwing strikes.
It's just a glitch.

TheLeviathan
04-16-2013, 08:28 PM
So, going to be one of those awesome 5 hour games tonight eh?

glunn
04-16-2013, 08:28 PM
Vargas has thrown 71 pitches. Let's hope he starts throwing some meatballs.

ashburyjohn
04-16-2013, 08:36 PM
It's just a glitch.

Or a son of one.

snepp
04-16-2013, 08:37 PM
Florimon's "skills" on display again.


It's a good thing he's been hitting like Jeter.

USAFChief
04-16-2013, 08:38 PM
Not really a tough hop, Floor-E-Moan.

USAFChief
04-16-2013, 08:41 PM
Outfield play is overrated by the average fan. Infield play is incredibly important.

GCTF
04-16-2013, 08:42 PM
Florimon's "skills" on display again.


It's a good thing he's been hitting like Jeter.

Jeter wishes. sss

glunn
04-16-2013, 08:45 PM
I am going home now to watch the Angels broadcast. I hope that the Twins are ahead when I get there.

Willihammer
04-16-2013, 08:47 PM
Not really a tough hop, Floor-E-Moan.

Florigroan?

Willihammer
04-16-2013, 08:47 PM
I am going home now to watch the Angels broadcast. I hope that the Twins are ahead when I get there.

Good job. Don't forget your pompoms.

GCTF
04-16-2013, 08:52 PM
I am going home now to watch the Angels broadcast. I hope that the Twins are ahead when I get there.

Enjoy your evening with the Rally Monkey.

GCTF
04-16-2013, 08:54 PM
Thanks Trumbo.

edavis0308
04-16-2013, 08:56 PM
Mauer doesn't hit enough home runs.

stringer bell
04-16-2013, 08:56 PM
Three really good at-bats for Dozier. Maybe the Twins lucked into a good leadoff hitter? Of course, maybe Vargas isn't very good.

snepp
04-16-2013, 08:56 PM
Outfield play is overrated by the average fan. Infield play is incredibly important.


Perhaps it's not the outfield play being overrated, but the infield play being underrated.

:p

GCTF
04-16-2013, 09:04 PM
For a nanosecond I had a 5 Castro nightmare.

Willihammer
04-16-2013, 09:05 PM
There is no bigger crisis for the defense than a popup hit directly at the pitcher.

LaBombo
04-16-2013, 09:05 PM
Bert: "I don't like sabermetrics..." "....but it did help me get into the Hall of Fame".

nicksaviking
04-16-2013, 09:05 PM
Listening to Dick and Bert talk about Sabrmetrics. Bert got into the Hall because of these stats and then implies they are useless? Surprised Dick said he thinks they are useful. He likely knows more about them than Terry Ryan.

Willihammer
04-16-2013, 09:07 PM
bert: "i don't like cybermetrics..." "....but it did help me get into the hall of fame".

ftfy

Oxtung
04-16-2013, 09:09 PM
Bert: "I don't like sabermetrics..." "....but it did help me get into the Hall of Fame".

Yeah he seemed to have no idea what he was talking about. He just kind of rambled. "They say that if Trout can keep up his statistics from last year he'll be ah...he'll be the next Mickey Mantle." So there you go...sabermetrics are the things that tell you Mike Trout is a really good baseball player. :)

GCTF
04-16-2013, 09:09 PM
Bert: "I don't like sabermetrics..." "....but it did help me get into the Hall of Fame".

Scary numbers are scary.

big dog
04-16-2013, 09:14 PM
I'm surprised to see Pelfrey get through five after the last couple of innings. Sit him down and get him the win. Mauer's at .382 and Doh-mitt has two hits. Good things happenin.

buckninetyone
04-16-2013, 09:15 PM
bottom of the 53rd

GCTF
04-16-2013, 09:18 PM
bottom of the 53rd

I have to admit this sabr stat has me a bit confused.

Willihammer
04-16-2013, 09:20 PM
Call Arcia back up!

B Richard
04-16-2013, 09:21 PM
What happened to Wilkin? Anyone see?

snepp
04-16-2013, 09:22 PM
Call Arcia back up!

After Ramirez remains day-to-day and unable to play for over a week, of course.

kydoty
04-16-2013, 09:23 PM
Hicks is the only healthy natural outfielder on the team right now.

Ultima Ratio
04-16-2013, 09:23 PM
Wilky was playing LF, so instead of PR with Mastro you PR with Escobear. Obviously.

GCTF
04-16-2013, 09:24 PM
What happened to Wilkin? Anyone see?

Dirty Rally Monkey hit him with a baseball.

big dog
04-16-2013, 09:24 PM
Ramirez got hit in the back with a throw to first base.
Hicks draws a walk. He's an OBP machine against the Angels.

GCTF
04-16-2013, 09:26 PM
Wilky was playing LF, so instead of PR with Mastro you PR with Escobear. Obviously.

Sounds like Lt.Dan might have more range out there than Mastro right now.

big dog
04-16-2013, 09:26 PM
Wilky was playing LF, so instead of PR with Mastro you PR with Escobear. Obviously.
Mastro was going to start in left, but he has another ankle problem so he couldn't go.

big dog
04-16-2013, 09:29 PM
Dozier!!!!!!!

B Richard
04-16-2013, 09:29 PM
does Pelfrey come back out?

Willihammer
04-16-2013, 09:31 PM
does Pelfrey come back out?

Hackno. Gotta be Swarzak I think.

Ultima Ratio
04-16-2013, 09:32 PM
Mastro was going to start in left, but he has another ankle problem so he couldn't go.

Didn't start watching unit the second and only getting the angles broadcast... I didn't know.

big dog
04-16-2013, 09:32 PM
Let's try a new pitcher, shall we?

Oxtung
04-16-2013, 09:32 PM
Do they move Plouffe to LF and Escobar to 3rd?

Ultima Ratio
04-16-2013, 09:33 PM
What's wrong with Willingham?

buckninetyone
04-16-2013, 09:33 PM
"this man is unbelievout"

Oxtung
04-16-2013, 09:33 PM
What's wrong with Willingham?

He's sick.

big dog
04-16-2013, 09:34 PM
Flu bug, apparently

stringer bell
04-16-2013, 09:34 PM
Dozier!!!!!!!Four very good at-bats today, plus he drew two walks yesterday. I think he will solve second base for this club. At least until Rosario is ready.

Willihammer
04-16-2013, 09:34 PM
Do they move Plouffe to LF and Escobar to 3rd?

Probably would have been the better move actually

LaBombo
04-16-2013, 09:38 PM
Who's the pitcher wearing Swarzak's jersey? He looks pretty good.

Ultima Ratio
04-16-2013, 09:38 PM
Swarzak is a golden god

Oxtung
04-16-2013, 09:39 PM
Probably would have been the better move actually

Doesn't matter if you strike out the side!

big dog
04-16-2013, 09:39 PM
And that's a Snapper Mow 'Em Down inning! Anyone remember those? Juan Berenguer won a lawn mower for a guy by striking out all three batters once.

Willihammer
04-16-2013, 09:42 PM
Yeah I don't think Morneau survives the coming zombie invasion. Not fast enough.

ashburyjohn
04-16-2013, 09:43 PM
Wow, Escobar has exactly one game of RF experience in the minors and 1 game of LF in the majors, and they roll the dice with him. Still Plouffe isn't that much more experienced out there. Short handed. Ugh.

On the other front: can the bullpen hold this 3 run lead for 3 more innings? Swarzak striking out the side in the 6th is pretty cool.

buckninetyone
04-16-2013, 09:45 PM
need some soccer updates for friends i wanna punch

Oxtung
04-16-2013, 09:45 PM
Wow, Escobar has exactly one game of RF experience in the minors and 1 game of LF in the majors, and they roll the dice with him. Still Plouffe isn't that much more experienced out there. Short handed. Ugh.

On the other front: can the bullpen hold this 3 run lead for 3 more innings? Swarzak striking out the side in the 6th is pretty cool.

No because the Twins are going to score 3 more to bust this thing wide open!

Ultima Ratio
04-16-2013, 09:46 PM
Wow, Escobar has exactly one game of RF experience in the minors and 1 game of LF in the majors, and they roll the dice with him.

Would still rather Escobear be out there than Doumit or Delmon, and probably no worse than Willingham.

B Richard
04-16-2013, 09:47 PM
Cmon Papa Parm lets see some magic

B Richard
04-16-2013, 09:48 PM
Cmon Papa Parm lets see some magic


Incidentally the trick was: now you see me in the batters box, now you don't

Kobs
04-16-2013, 09:48 PM
Robots please.

ashburyjohn
04-16-2013, 09:52 PM
Robots please.

Yes, that's Asimov's fourth law of robotics.

ashburyjohn
04-16-2013, 09:55 PM
Doesn't matter if you strike out the side!

It's way too easy to chalk this up to his growing up by about 5 years after that cracked rib incident, but that's the direction I'm going with this anyway. Good start to his season.

ashburyjohn
04-16-2013, 10:01 PM
Aaron Hicks for the game so far: 2 walks, 2 runs, 2 outs to third base. OBP=.500, SLG=.000, OPS=.500. Good game in some respects, but if he gets sent down he may mutter the old Metrodome mantra: Walks Will Haunt.

Oxtung
04-16-2013, 10:03 PM
Why would you ever throw Mauer anything other than a strike on pitch 1? Obviously the Angels have never heard of Sabermetrics either!

ashburyjohn
04-16-2013, 10:07 PM
Mauersie!

Ultima Ratio
04-16-2013, 10:08 PM
Last back-to-back 4 hit game came form D. Valencia in July of 2010 -- according to Halos' broadcasters. Good job baby J.

Willihammer
04-16-2013, 10:17 PM
I reckon Trumbo would destroy TF if the Twins were ever able to get him.

Ultima Ratio
04-16-2013, 10:25 PM
Swarzak for the save!

snepp
04-16-2013, 10:34 PM
Don't worry Dickbert, we'll give Swarzie a "sabermetric save" for you.

ashburyjohn
04-16-2013, 10:35 PM
Don't worry Dickbert, we'll give Swarzie a "sabermetric save" for you.

Since Perkins is coming in, I think these are called "holds".

snepp
04-16-2013, 10:39 PM
Since Perkins is coming in, I think these are called "holds".

Cybermetronerds call them "shutdowns."

Ultima Ratio
04-16-2013, 10:40 PM
Cuddy would have had that.

snepp
04-16-2013, 10:41 PM
@#$%

B Richard
04-16-2013, 10:41 PM
Not an easy play but I'll wager a good number of RFs make it

Ultima Ratio
04-16-2013, 10:42 PM
Can we not... seriously.

snepp
04-16-2013, 10:42 PM
LOLOLOLOLuz.

B Richard
04-16-2013, 10:42 PM
Florimon!!! Sweet baby jesus great play

Willihammer
04-16-2013, 10:42 PM
Yeah Pujols doesn't survive the zombie apocolypse either.

notoriousgod71
04-16-2013, 10:43 PM
Did anyone else randomly get switched to the Angels broadcast?

Ultima Ratio
04-16-2013, 10:44 PM
Well, a sweep of then Angels would make up for the Royals sweep, I guess.

ashburyjohn
04-16-2013, 10:44 PM
This rough ending to the ninth inning is my fault. I put up a victory avatar prematurely. Won't happen again.

amjgt
04-16-2013, 10:44 PM
Did everyone else get Angels announcers for the final two outs? I am in Rochester (mn), but I had dickbert before that.

ashburyjohn
04-16-2013, 10:45 PM
Florimon!!! Sweet baby jesus great play

Don't take Mauer's name in vain.

one_eyed_jack
04-16-2013, 10:53 PM
Yeah I got the Angels broadcast too. I had just popped over to FSN+ to check in on our local hockey club, and came back to that instead of Dick and Bert. It made for a weird 9th inning. Things got a little too close for comfort at the end there, but a W nonetheless.

And now the Wild just gave up 2 quick goals in the third and it's 5-3 instead of 5-1. Dammit.

My expectations for the 2013 are still not high, but I think this team will be a great deal more watchable than it was the last couple of years. Hopefully it's a step towards a return to relevance next year.

LaBombo
04-16-2013, 11:00 PM
Bullpen has hasn't been taxed the last few days, so Swarzak going that long was a surprise. Probably just letting a guy on a roll stay out there, but maybe Gardy wanted to see if he could sustain that level for future reference.

ashburyjohn
04-16-2013, 11:02 PM
maybe Gardy wanted to see if he could sustain that level for future reference.

My take as well.

amjgt
04-16-2013, 11:07 PM
Gardy: Mastro in a walking shoe.


You know, what shoes are intended for

amjgt
04-16-2013, 11:09 PM
Excited to get Arcia for a couple weeks.

Alex
04-16-2013, 11:12 PM
Yeah Pujols doesn't survive the zombie apocolypse either.

Yeah but he takes he takes a big bat to a bunch of them, hitting 33 percent of the time and probably brains 40ish zombies with it before going down.

Oxtung
04-16-2013, 11:18 PM
Gardy: Mastro in a walking shoe.


You know, what shoes are intended for

Walking over to the disabled list check-in line?

Oxtung
04-16-2013, 11:19 PM
Yeah but he takes he takes a big bat to a bunch of them, hitting 33 percent of the time and probably brains 40ish zombies with it before going down.

The mental image of that just sent me into a fit of laughter...oh good lord that was funny.

LaBombo
04-16-2013, 11:19 PM
Gardy: Mastro in a walking shoe.
You know, what shoes are intended for
Yes. They can have Mastrie put on his red shoes and dance the blues for all I care, as long as he wears them on the DL, which is where players who can't play belong. That's like 'invention of the wheel' stuff for the Twins med...ehhh, staff members I can't criticize because I'm not Dr. James Andrews.

ashburyjohn
04-17-2013, 12:01 AM
and probably brains 40ish zombies with it before going down.

Mmmmm. Brains.

glunn
04-17-2013, 01:35 AM
Enjoy your evening with the Rally Monkey.

I despise that feces throwing fleabag more than words can express.