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Brock Beauchamp
05-06-2013, 06:25 AM
You can view the page at http://twinsdaily.com/content.php?r=1671-Series-Preview-Twins-Red-Sox-5-6

Brock Beauchamp
05-06-2013, 06:29 AM
Lineups:

Twins:
Brian Dozier 2B
Joe Mauer C
Josh Willingham LF
Justin Morneau 1B
Chris Parmelee RF
Trevor Plouffe 3B
Oswaldo Arcia DH
Aaron Hicks CF
Pedro Florimon SS
(Vance Worley P)

Red Sox:
Jacoby Ellsbury CF
Shane Victorino RF
Dustin Pedroia 2B
David Ortiz DH
Mike Napoli 1B
Daniel Nava LF
Jarrod Saltalamacchia C
Will Middlebrooks 3B
Stephen Drew SS
(Clay Buchholz P)

Riverbrian
05-06-2013, 11:22 AM
Buchholz is 6-0 against Vance Worley who is 0-4. Sure looks like a potential problem for our Twins tonight.

However... Buchholz is not going to finish the season 25-0... He has to lose sometime... Worley is not going to finish the season 0-20... He has to win sometime.

That potential problem based on the records of the starting pitchers tonight is solved.

Worley is due for a win and Buchholz is due for a loss.

This one is ours... Now we get to watch the details of how it happens.

IdahoPilgrim
05-06-2013, 12:04 PM
I've always believed that if you don't seek to reach beyond what you think is possible, then you will never do anything of value. I'll pick the Twins to win 3 out of 4 this series.

Of course, if they don't, I'll deny I ever made this post.

ashburyjohn
05-06-2013, 12:37 PM
Buchholz is not going to finish the season 25-0

True. The season is fickle and Lady Luck does not smile down on the talented every time.


Worley is not going to finish the season 0-20

True. Pitchers get removed from the rotation long before that.

ashburyjohn
05-06-2013, 12:39 PM
I've always believed that if you don't seek to reach beyond what you think is possible, then you will never do anything of value. I'll pick the Twins to win 3 out of 4 this series.

Of course, if they don't, I'll deny I ever made this post.

You had the option of deleting in that situation, until I posted this reply. Now you need an admin for cover.

IdahoPilgrim
05-06-2013, 12:55 PM
You had the option of deleting in that situation, until I posted this reply. Now you need an admin for cover.

Not at all. I'll just deny it and ignore the physical evidence to the contrary. Politicians do it all the time, and it seems to work as they keep getting reelected.:)

Riverbrian
05-06-2013, 01:05 PM
I'd like the entire Twins team to take the field tonight with arms looking like vintage Lester Heyes.

Arms gooped so thickly that they could catch fly balls with their forearms alone.

snepp
05-06-2013, 01:19 PM
Shame they aren't at home, they could have run a suntan lotion promo. First 10,000 fans!

GCTF
05-06-2013, 01:22 PM
Worley is not going to finish the season 0-20... He has to win sometime.

Terry Felton would like a word with you.

ashburyjohn
05-06-2013, 01:25 PM
Not at all. I'll just deny it and ignore the physical evidence to the contrary. Politicians do it all the time, and it seems to work as they keep getting reelected.:)

OK. But never underestimate the leverage a small bribe to an admin can provide.

mike wants wins
05-06-2013, 01:52 PM
Twins have their two best pitchers going, so I could see 2 wins......as for reaching for the stars to be more than you are, I'm not sure that works if you are a fan and not a participant in the event, but let's hope your post has the intended effect, assuming you made any such post.....

Brock Beauchamp
05-06-2013, 02:57 PM
I really have nothing to say, I just want to take the Twins Daily post count lead from Seth.

snepp
05-06-2013, 03:04 PM
I really have nothing to say, I just want to take the Twins Daily post count lead from Seth.

Chief approves of this post.

Oldgoat_MN
05-06-2013, 03:45 PM
We are going to play Game 1 three times?
We should be good at it by Friday.:)

Brock Beauchamp
05-06-2013, 03:48 PM
We are going to play Game 1 three times?
We should be good at it by Friday.:)

Now I'm going to leave it that way just to spite you.

ashburyjohn
05-06-2013, 04:47 PM
I really have nothing to say

And yet you say it so well, 3935 times and counting.

IdahoPilgrim
05-06-2013, 05:48 PM
I really have nothing to say, I just want to take the Twins Daily post count lead from Seth.

It's good to have goals in life.

Riverbrian
05-06-2013, 06:12 PM
I'd just be happy to stay in front of Ashbury and Chief in Post Count... It's gonna be hard and a lot of work.

Catching Seth and Brock... It just can't happen... I can't even dream.

Riverbrian
05-06-2013, 06:13 PM
Mauer should have a wall like that at home. He'd leave a lot of marks on it.

Riverbrian
05-06-2013, 06:16 PM
I'd be happy if two out of every three batters hit the wall.

Riverbrian
05-06-2013, 06:17 PM
Buchholz ain't so tough when the world is looking for foreign substances.

IdahoPilgrim
05-06-2013, 06:19 PM
I'd be happy if two out of every three batters hit the wall.

Can we do it every other half innings so that it's only Twins?

ashburyjohn
05-06-2013, 06:20 PM
I'd just be happy to stay in front of Ashbury and Chief in Post Count... It's gonna be hard and a lot of work.

Chief will never catch up because he thinks before he posts. I on the other hand can give you a good run for the money.

USAFChief
05-06-2013, 06:21 PM
Chief approves of this post. Generally, I'm all about quality, not quantity, but in the case of this board, I gotta go with what I can achieve.

ashburyjohn
05-06-2013, 06:21 PM
I'd be happy if two out of every three batters hit the wall.

So far this game has addressed my concerns about this team being mediocre on table-setting and downright poor on power.

ashburyjohn
05-06-2013, 06:22 PM
Is Buchholz one of those pitchers who announcers say you'd better get to early, or else you won't at all?

Riverbrian
05-06-2013, 06:22 PM
Buchholz ain't fooling anyone. Good Twins swings so far tonight.

ashburyjohn
05-06-2013, 06:26 PM
Table's set for Arcia-zie. Crossing fingers...

Riverbrian
05-06-2013, 06:27 PM
I have Arenado and Middlebrooks on my Fantasy team... Plouffe is available on waivers. I have room for two 3B.

Advice?

Fatt Crapps
05-06-2013, 06:27 PM
"In this ballpark I've seen a lot of crazy things in this ballpark"

Riverbrian
05-06-2013, 06:27 PM
Don't swing at that rookie.

USAFChief
05-06-2013, 06:29 PM
I have Arenado and Middlebrooks on my Fantasy team... Plouffe is available on waivers. I have room for two 3B.

Advice? Longoria.

Top Gun
05-06-2013, 06:31 PM
go twins.

Riverbrian
05-06-2013, 06:31 PM
Longoria.

Let me check the waiver wire... Nope... He's not available. George Brett and Corey Koskie are.

USAFChief
05-06-2013, 06:31 PM
That Arcia AB is how games are won and lost.

IdahoPilgrim
05-06-2013, 06:32 PM
Man, we're going to regret leaving those bases full.

Riverbrian
05-06-2013, 06:32 PM
go twins.

Well said...

I'm glad you didn't type... And take Jesse Ventura with you.

ashburyjohn
05-06-2013, 06:32 PM
Yeah. Two runs is nothing to sniff at, but it coulda/woulda/shoulda been more.

Riverbrian
05-06-2013, 06:33 PM
That Arcia AB is how games are won and lost.

I agree... He should've been facing fastballs 3-0. One bad swing changed it all.

ashburyjohn
05-06-2013, 06:36 PM
I agree... He should've been facing fastballs 3-0. One bad swing changed it all.

Well, if you want to take the bat out of a rookie's hands at 2-0, not a bad choice BTW, you aren't going to give him the green light on 3-0 are you? Maybe not even on 3-1, with the bases loaded?

(Then again, it's Hicks to follow.)

stringer bell
05-06-2013, 06:37 PM
Five consecutive good at-bats yields....two runs. Too bad. I doubt the lead lasts until Papi is done swinging.

Riverbrian
05-06-2013, 06:37 PM
I think Hicks started back on that

Riverbrian
05-06-2013, 06:37 PM
Well, if you want to take the bat out of a rookie's hands at 2-0, not a bad choice BTW, you aren't going to give him the green light on 3-0 are you? Maybe not even on 3-1, with the bases loaded?

Nope... Red Light 3-0... Green Light 3-1.

Riverbrian
05-06-2013, 06:38 PM
Five consecutive good at-bats yields....two runs. Too bad. I doubt the lead lasts until Papi is done swinging.

Boo Hiss

Riverbrian
05-06-2013, 06:39 PM
OK... Let's start hitting again.

Reginald Maudling's Shin
05-06-2013, 06:39 PM
That Arcia AB is how games are won and lost.
Yep, you need to be looking Fastball inner half, not go chasing when the pitcher's on the ropes. Now watch Buchholz settle down and not give up another run.

ashburyjohn
05-06-2013, 06:40 PM
Nope... Red Light 3-0... Green Light 3-1.

If you trust him on 3-1, then you might trust him on 2-0. I doubt he was given the Swing At Anything signal - they trusted him and he went fishing. Could just as well have happened on 3-1 then.

Riverbrian
05-06-2013, 06:42 PM
When it comes to post counts... Now that I think about it... Forget Chief and Ashbury... I'd be happy if I can keep my post count higher than Andrew Bailey days on the disabled list.

Joe A. Preusser
05-06-2013, 06:42 PM
Bring on the Bucholtz conspiracy theorists. I hope we hit him hard all night and Morris calls a press conference and says "See??? Look!!!"

ashburyjohn
05-06-2013, 06:42 PM
I think Hicks started back on that

Yeah, the word for the past year was his glove was MLB-ready, it was the bat that was questionable. Turns out there's questions on both for now.

ashburyjohn
05-06-2013, 06:43 PM
Now watch Buchholz settle down and not give up another run.

This is the concern, isn't it.

Riverbrian
05-06-2013, 06:44 PM
If you trust him on 3-1, then you might trust him on 2-0. I doubt he was given the Swing At Anything signal - they trusted him and he went fishing. Could just as well have happened on 3-1 then.

I'd give him the Green Light 2-0... I just don't want him swinging at a slider in the dirt 2-0. He took the same pitch two pitchers earlier.

Besides 2-0.. That is when you can be picky. Look for your pitch... Not a low hard slider. Nobody likes low hard sliders.

Nick Nelson
05-06-2013, 06:45 PM
Arcia and Hicks both introduced to baseball's most legendary stadium with the bases loaded against the reigning AL pitcher of the month. Hard to hold the strikeouts against them; nothing can prepare you for that.

The good news is that they're getting all these experiences out of the way now.

USAFChief
05-06-2013, 06:45 PM
Yeah, the word for the past year was his glove was MLB-ready, it was the bat that was questionable. Turns out there's questions on both for now. I was gonna ask if I was the only one who's been somewhat disappointed with his defense so far this year. I guess not.

big dog
05-06-2013, 06:46 PM
That called third strike on Dozier was a joke. The ball looked a couple inches outside.

I'm not sure if Hicks broke back, but whatever happened he definitely did not get a good break on that ball.

Joe A. Preusser
05-06-2013, 06:47 PM
Arcia and Hicks both introduced to baseball's most legendary stadium with the bases loaded against the reigning AL pitcher of the month. Hard to hold the strikeouts against them; nothing can prepare you for that.

The good news is that they're getting all these experiences out of the way now.

Yep, next year we put up a 5 spot in that inning. Arcia still should have had a better at bat though :roll:

Riverbrian
05-06-2013, 06:49 PM
Arcia and Hicks both introduced to baseball's most legendary stadium with the bases loaded against the reigning AL pitcher of the month. Hard to hold the strikeouts against them; nothing can prepare you for that.

The good news is that they're getting all these experiences out of the way now.

Warm tingle down by spine after reading that. It's true... each game, at-bat or play in the field is a chance to put something in the piggy bank.

I still say Buchholz was trying to walk Arcia there. Arcia had him by the -----... Rookie mistake letting Buchholz off the mat.

ashburyjohn
05-06-2013, 06:49 PM
I'd give him the Green Light 2-0... I just don't want him swinging at a slider in the dirt 2-0.

Even with a talented rookie, you're going to get some of that. (Or talented veterans, for that matter.) I misunderstood your comment to not swing at 2-0.

ashburyjohn
05-06-2013, 06:51 PM
I was gonna ask if I was the only one who's been somewhat disappointed with his defense so far this year. I guess not.

Well, I'm only going on people's recounting of the plays; looking forward to whenever the Twins come to Oakland so I can watch in person.

Riverbrian
05-06-2013, 06:51 PM
Even with a talented rookie, you're going to get some of that. (Or talented veterans, for that matter.) I misunderstood your comment to not swing at 2-0.

I'm misunderstood a lot. Cue the Rossington Collins Band.

ashburyjohn
05-06-2013, 06:52 PM
That called third strike on Dozier was a joke. The ball looked a couple inches outside.

Fortunately Mauersie broke the streak of strikeouts with a clutch groundout to first.

Riverbrian
05-06-2013, 06:52 PM
Well, I'm only going on people's recounting of the plays; looking forward to whenever the Twins come to Oakland so I can watch in person.

So far... Taking arm out of the equation. Revere is a 10. Span is an 8. Hicks is a 5.

stringer bell
05-06-2013, 06:53 PM
Yeah, the word for the past year was his glove was MLB-ready, it was the bat that was questionable. Turns out there's questions on both for now.I certainly agree John. He's got the skill set to be an excellent CF, but he has misjudged far too many balls and struggled with the wind. He's got a fine arm and good range, but he hasn't gotten good jumps on a lot of balls. I'm confident he'll do well in the field, but it may not be this year.

USAFChief
05-06-2013, 06:53 PM
Yep, next year we put up a 5 spot in that inning. Arcia still should have had a better at bat though :roll: I actually wasn't that disappointed in the Arcia AB. Didn't like the swing on 2-0 at a pitch in the dirt--but I agree with Brian that I have no problem with him looking for a pitch to hit on 2-0--and I was more disappointed at him swinging at ball 4 in his eyes. I simply meant that's how a lot of baseball games get decided. A key moment in the game, even though it's the top of the 1st. If Arcia wins that battle, the game might be all but over. If Buchholz wins the battle, the game is still very much in doubt, and there'll likely be another, similar AB somewhere in the game where a Boston hitter will have a similar chance.

ashburyjohn
05-06-2013, 06:54 PM
I'm misunderstood a lot. Cue the Rossington Collins Band.

I would have gone with Pink and Missundaztood because I am about 15 years hipper than you.

glunn
05-06-2013, 06:56 PM
Not at all. I'll just deny it and ignore the physical evidence to the contrary. Politicians do it all the time, and it seems to work as they keep getting reelected.:)

As both a former politician and an admin, I have lots of options here.

Reginald Maudling's Shin
05-06-2013, 06:57 PM
Well, I'm only going on people's recounting of the plays; looking forward to whenever the Twins come to Oakland so I can watch in person.
Hey, me too! Got 4 tickets already through work. Unfortunately we have to wait until September.

Riverbrian
05-06-2013, 06:57 PM
I'm scared of Pink... I think she could kick my ass in a bar fight.

ashburyjohn
05-06-2013, 06:58 PM
I'm scared of Pink... I think she could kick my ass in a bar fight.

You say that like it's a bad thing.

Willihammer
05-06-2013, 06:59 PM
Bucholz has to be one of the top 10 most inbred looking jethros in all of MLB

Riverbrian
05-06-2013, 07:00 PM
As both a former politician and an admin, I have lots of options here.

Former Politician? Jeez Glunn... Previous to that knowledge I would have trusted you with anything.

Now... I think you are just a good soul because it'll give you a 2 point bump in the polls.

ashburyjohn
05-06-2013, 07:00 PM
Hey, me too! Got 4 tickets already through work. Unfortunately we have to wait until September.

If one of your co-workers has a tragic accident with a forklift or meat grinder or Windows crash, and the ticket is going begging, drop me a line.

Joe A. Preusser
05-06-2013, 07:00 PM
I'm scared of Pink... I think she could kick my ass in a bar fight.

Ditto that. I can just picture her standing over my unconscience body with a broken beer bottle in her hand and a snarl on her face.

USAFChief
05-06-2013, 07:00 PM
I'm scared of Pink... I think she could kick my ass in a bar fight.
I have made it a lifelong goal never to get involved with any woman who can kick my ass. "Hey pal...you're not done yet."

ashburyjohn
05-06-2013, 07:01 PM
Bucholz has to be one of the top 10 most inbred looking jethros in all of MLB

You say that like it's a bad thing.

Riverbrian
05-06-2013, 07:02 PM
Bucholz has to be one of the top 10 most inbred looking jethros in all of MLB

OK... Side topic in the game thread as just arrived... Who are the other 9?

ashburyjohn
05-06-2013, 07:02 PM
Ditto that. I can just picture her standing over my unconscience body with a broken beer bottle in her hand and a snarl on her face.

Stop it. You're getting the 12-year-olds all lathered up.

Joe A. Preusser
05-06-2013, 07:02 PM
On a cheerier note, Bucholtz just hit 60 pitches already.

Riverbrian
05-06-2013, 07:03 PM
If one of your co-workers has a tragic accident with a forklift or meat grinder or Windows crash, and the ticket is going begging, drop me a line.

Or Windows Crash!!! That's good comedy writing? Plus 6 for you.

ashburyjohn
05-06-2013, 07:03 PM
On a cheerier note, Bucholtz just hit 60 pitches already.

Yeah, four more innings of strikeouts and he's toast.

ashburyjohn
05-06-2013, 07:05 PM
Or Windows Crash!!! That's good comedy writing? Plus 6 for you.

Thanks, not that I've actually had the misfort#}X@ NO CARRIER

Willihammer
05-06-2013, 07:06 PM
You say that like it's a bad thing.

Evidnetly its not. This guy:

http://a.espncdn.com/photo/2013/0506/bos_g_buchholz02jr_576.jpg

is dating Lindsay Clubine:

http://www.fantasybaseballdugout.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/lindsay-clubine.jpg

USAFChief
05-06-2013, 07:06 PM
OK... Side topic in the game thread as just arrived... Who are the other 9? Jamie Carroll's gotta be on that list somewhere.

Joe A. Preusser
05-06-2013, 07:07 PM
OK... Side topic in the game thread as just arrived... Who are the other 9?

Linecum?

Willihammer
05-06-2013, 07:07 PM
OK... Side topic in the game thread as just arrived... Who are the other 9?

This guy is up there:

http://b.vimeocdn.com/ts/197/149/197149082_640.jpg

Riverbrian
05-06-2013, 07:08 PM
Ditto that. I can just picture her standing over my unconscience body with a broken beer bottle in her hand and a snarl on her face.

Do any of us... Ever get the feeling... That the rest of TD members are simply missing the boat with these game threads.

You just can't talk about Pink decking people with a broken beer bottle on the Fire Gardenhire threads.

USAFChief
05-06-2013, 07:09 PM
You just can't talk about Pink decking people with a broken beer bottle on the Fire Gardenhire threads. Glunn? Snepp? This true??

ashburyjohn
05-06-2013, 07:09 PM
I have made it a lifelong goal never to get involved with any woman who can kick my ass. "Hey pal...you're not done yet."

C'mon Chief. Remember Yogi's words of wisdom: "You give 100% in the first half of the game, and if that isn't enough, in the second half you give what's left."

Riverbrian
05-06-2013, 07:09 PM
This guy is up there:

http://b.vimeocdn.com/ts/197/149/197149082_640.jpg

How about Strausburg and his Elf like ears... They freek me out... Hard to watch him pitch because of them.

Joe A. Preusser
05-06-2013, 07:11 PM
Do any of us... Ever get the feeling... That the rest of TD members are simply missing the boat with these game threads.

You just can't talk about Pink decking people with a broken beer bottle on the Fire Gardenhire threads.

We truly are the Princes among men.

ashburyjohn
05-06-2013, 07:12 PM
OK... Side topic in the game thread as just arrived... Who are the other 9?

As far as I'm concerned, it's Randy Johnson's world in this regard, and the rest of them just live in it.

big dog
05-06-2013, 07:13 PM
I really hate to distract everyone, but Worley gave up a leadoff double there and got out of the inning pretty easily.

Cue Theme from Deliverance.

ashburyjohn
05-06-2013, 07:13 PM
As far as I'm concerned, it's Randy Johnson's trailer park in this regard, and the rest of them just live in it.

FTFMyself.

B Richard
05-06-2013, 07:14 PM
Competent play from the infield... I appreciate the little things in life

Reginald Maudling's Shin
05-06-2013, 07:14 PM
If one of your co-workers has a tragic accident with a forklift or meat grinder or Windows crash, and the ticket is going begging, drop me a line.
Nahh, it's Oakland. Tickets aren't that hard to get. I'll need an excuse to go to the other two games anyway so come on down. I only live about 30 minutes from the coliseum.

glunn
05-06-2013, 07:14 PM
Former Politician? Jeez Glunn... Previous to that knowledge I would have trusted you with anything.

Now... I think you are just a good soul because it'll give you a 2 point bump in the polls.

I won my first election but have declined subsequent opportunities because I cannot stand the corruption.

JeffReboulet
05-06-2013, 07:15 PM
Worley looks great.

Twins look feeble as hell at the plate right now.

Coomdawg is making me miss Bert, that's hard to do. Insufferable.

ashburyjohn
05-06-2013, 07:15 PM
I really hate to distract everyone, but Worley gave up a leadoff double there and got out of the inning pretty easily.

Yes, looking at the pitch-by-pitch for the top of the first versus the next two and a half innings, and the Sesame Street song about one of these things being not like the other ones comes to mind.

Riverbrian
05-06-2013, 07:15 PM
I really hate to distract everyone, but Worley gave up a leadoff double there and got out of the inning pretty easily.

Cue Theme from Deliverance.

We are professionals... We can talk about Pink and Randy Johnson and tip over in shock over the nice performance of Worley thus far.

glunn
05-06-2013, 07:16 PM
Glunn? Snepp? This true??

I am not sure, but it is certainly true that game threads get greater latitude.

Joe A. Preusser
05-06-2013, 07:16 PM
I won my first election but have declined subsequent opportunities because I cannot stand the corruption.

What's this? A politician with a conscience? Sounds like maybe you should run again.

big dog
05-06-2013, 07:16 PM
I don't know if Arcia is a good bad-ball hitter, but he is sure a bad-ball swinger. Yikes.

ashburyjohn
05-06-2013, 07:17 PM
I am not sure, but it is certainly true that game threads get greater latitude.

And just look at the rewards you reap.

glunn
05-06-2013, 07:17 PM
Yes, looking at the pitch-by-pitch for the top of the first versus the next two and a half innings, and the Sesame Street song about one of these things being not like the other ones comes to mind.

Strikeouts versus pitch to contact?

Riverbrian
05-06-2013, 07:19 PM
What's this? A politician with a conscience? Sounds like maybe you should run again.

I'd vote for Glunn... I'm gonna get T-Shirts made ala Napoleon Dynamite.

ashburyjohn
05-06-2013, 07:19 PM
Anyone know of a site that breaks out team strikeouts by called third strike versus swinging? Twins seem like they must be leading the league, either in raw count or by ratio.

B Richard
05-06-2013, 07:19 PM
Great rip there from Arcia

USAFChief
05-06-2013, 07:19 PM
I really hate to distract everyone, but Worley gave up a leadoff double there and got out of the inning pretty easily. Can't speak for everyone, but as for me I've come to expect nothing less out of Worley... :go:

glunn
05-06-2013, 07:19 PM
What's this? A politician with a conscience? Sounds like maybe you should run again.

I was recently appointed to a special task force to make recommendations to enhance governmental transparency. This has already made me miss one Twins game. Isn't that enough?

Riverbrian
05-06-2013, 07:19 PM
Where is Nick Nelson now... Looks like the rookies have learned good.

ashburyjohn
05-06-2013, 07:19 PM
Strikeouts versus pitch to contact?

Except for that first half-inning, one style is working out about as well as the other.

JeffReboulet
05-06-2013, 07:19 PM
Redemption from Arcia and Hicks!

ashburyjohn
05-06-2013, 07:20 PM
Great rip there from Arcia

And Hicksie.

IdahoPilgrim
05-06-2013, 07:21 PM
We are professionals... We can talk about Pink and Randy Johnson and tip over in shock over the nice performance of Worley thus far.

Hey, wait...you're getting paid to post on game threads? Sweet! Who do I talk to to set that up?

big dog
05-06-2013, 07:21 PM
Yeah, that double from Hicks was really hit hard. Hopefully it starts something.

B Richard
05-06-2013, 07:22 PM
Hicks has shown he can hit the fastball. Really jumped that one. I have a feeling he just needs a little more time before he adjusts to the off-speed stuff

ashburyjohn
05-06-2013, 07:22 PM
I won my first election but have declined subsequent opportunities because I cannot stand the corruption.

You weren't offered any?

Willihammer
05-06-2013, 07:23 PM
Anyone know of a site that breaks out team strikeouts by called third strike versus swinging? Twins seem like they must be leading the league, either in raw count or by ratio.
Baseball reference team pages do. They call it L/SO

Gibby
05-06-2013, 07:24 PM
Cmon Doziersie.

USAFChief
05-06-2013, 07:24 PM
I was recently appointed to a special task force to make recommendations to enhance governmental transparency. This has already made me miss one Twins game. Isn't that enough? And just exactly what transpired in this closed-door meeting, hmmmm?

Willihammer
05-06-2013, 07:24 PM
http://rotoauthority.blogs.com/.a/6a00d834515b9a69e2017d42b86102970c-200wi

This is not photoshopped

glunn
05-06-2013, 07:25 PM
You weren't offered any?

I have had offers from people to help me run for City Council, but I am not interested.

Riverbrian
05-06-2013, 07:25 PM
Hey, wait...you're getting paid to post on game threads? Sweet! Who do I talk to to set that up?

Well... It's an exclusive club... I thought you were part of that club. Obviously not... Practice up and I'm sure an invite will be coming.

ashburyjohn
05-06-2013, 07:25 PM
Strikeouts versus pitch to contact?

So far the Twins are getting some doubles, but in view of all the called third strikes I'd like to see some of the batters adopt swing-to-contact.

IdahoPilgrim
05-06-2013, 07:26 PM
I suppose 3-0 lead off Buchholz is nothing to sneeze at, but why do I still have this sense of impending doom? I was really hoping we could blow this open in the 1st inning.

Joe A. Preusser
05-06-2013, 07:27 PM
Bucholz 86 pitches in just 4 innings. Well done boys.

USAFChief
05-06-2013, 07:27 PM
Glunn, my brother, I say this with the utmost respect...you may want to adjust your snarkmeter to a more sensitive setting.

ashburyjohn
05-06-2013, 07:27 PM
Baseball reference team pages do. They call it L/SO

Guess I need to find my paypal account and give that site a donation.

ashburyjohn
05-06-2013, 07:28 PM
This is not photoshopped

Please do, stat.

ashburyjohn
05-06-2013, 07:29 PM
I have had offers from people to help me run for City Council, but I am not interested.

I meant the corruption, but you are clearly too upstanding to have caught that.

Gibby
05-06-2013, 07:29 PM
I suppose 3-0 lead off Buchholz is nothing to sneeze at, but why do I still have this sense of impending doom? I was really hoping we could blow this open in the 1st inning.
Yep, we need a 3 run lead at the very least if we are going to run Perkins out there in the 9th.

Reginald Maudling's Shin
05-06-2013, 07:33 PM
I thought I heard Bremer call him Clay butt hole after last inning.

Joe A. Preusser
05-06-2013, 07:35 PM
I thought I heard Bremer call him Clay butt hole after last inning.

It's a pet name.

big dog
05-06-2013, 07:35 PM
It's a good thing Worley can field his position. He's getting plenty of chances.

Riverbrian
05-06-2013, 07:36 PM
I have had offers from people to help me run for City Council, but I am not interested.

Beverly Hills City Council... hmm... Discussion on which Rubber Glove Contract should be accepted for sanitary removal of the homeless to Hacienda Heights. Specific Dog Parks for Bichon Frise and Poodles only... Larger Breeds elsewhere.

IdahoPilgrim
05-06-2013, 07:36 PM
OK, inning over, minimal damage, blood pressure returning to normal.

Riverbrian
05-06-2013, 07:38 PM
Look at that... Mauer swung early.

Joe A. Preusser
05-06-2013, 07:39 PM
[QUOTE=Specific Dog Parks for Bichon Frise and Poodles only... Larger Breeds elsewhere.[/QUOTE]

That's breedist. Stop the hate.
The homeless were exiled years ago.

USAFChief
05-06-2013, 07:44 PM
Look at that... Mauer swung early. Took away automatic strike one, and it worked. Me likey.

snepp
05-06-2013, 07:44 PM
... It's gonna be hard and a lot of work.

I think you're up for it.

:go:

snepp
05-06-2013, 07:47 PM
Glunn, my brother, I say this with the utmost respect...you may want to adjust your snarkmeter to a more sensitive setting.

I recommend this one, hasn't let me down yet.


http://i444.photobucket.com/albums/qq165/junah42/Snark/Funny/snarkometer_other.jpg

LaBombo
05-06-2013, 07:47 PM
I have made it a lifelong goal never to get involved with any woman who can kick my ass. "Hey pal...you're not done yet."
Maybe you can desensitize yourself to dominance issues through exposure to images of familiar cartoon characters exploring these boundaries...

http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff266/AlasTTTair/marge4.jpg

Riverbrian
05-06-2013, 07:47 PM
Buchholz looks like he owns a van. Or he looks like he Plays Bass for Deep Purple.

IdahoPilgrim
05-06-2013, 07:47 PM
Hey! Did the teams change jerseys there? That looked like a Twins play.

Willihammer
05-06-2013, 07:52 PM
Dang, Hammer almost had one

Jocko87
05-06-2013, 07:52 PM
Glunn, my brother, I say this with the utmost respect...you may want to adjust your snarkmeter to a more sensitive setting.

My snarkmeter is broken from repeatedly slamming from snark to slobber in these game threads.

Joe A. Preusser
05-06-2013, 07:52 PM
5 IP, 4ER. For the love of God, somebody get Buchholz some hemmorhoid cream for his sleeve.

glunn
05-06-2013, 07:54 PM
That's breedist. Stop the hate.
The homeless were exiled years ago.

Interestingly, I have been lobbying for a dog park.

Riverbrian
05-06-2013, 07:55 PM
I just want to say that I had stopped eating Potato Salad. There was no reason... Just never ordered... Requested it or thought about it.

It's been about 10 years and it just occurred to me that I like Potato Salad.

Joe A. Preusser
05-06-2013, 07:55 PM
Interestingly, I have been lobbying for a dog park.

All inclusive, I trust.

Joe A. Preusser
05-06-2013, 07:57 PM
I just want to say that I had stopped eating Potato Salad. There was no reason... Just never ordered... Requested it or thought about it.

It's been about 10 years and it just occurred to me that I like Potato Salad.

Congrats on winning the random thought of the day award.

Riverbrian
05-06-2013, 07:57 PM
All inclusive, I trust.

its Beverly Hills

snepp
05-06-2013, 07:57 PM
I hate potato salad.

Riverbrian
05-06-2013, 07:59 PM
I hate potato salad.

Dont let it sit in the sun for 6 hours before eating it.

IdahoPilgrim
05-06-2013, 08:00 PM
I just want to say that I had stopped eating Potato Salad. There was no reason... Just never ordered... Requested it or thought about it.

It's been about 10 years and it just occurred to me that I like Potato Salad.

I never understood the name for that - how can it be a salad when there's (hopefully) nothing green in there.

LaBombo
05-06-2013, 08:00 PM
5 IP, 4ER. For the love of God, somebody get Buchholz some hemmorhoid cream for his sleeve.
Is this plea somehow related to the joke whose punchline is 'Wrecked'em!?! D@#n near killed'em!!!

On an unrelated tangent, Worley's WHIP is now less than exactly, precisely twice of Butch Holz's pre-game mark of .96. Well done.

Gibby
05-06-2013, 08:01 PM
I just want to say that I had stopped eating Potato Salad. There was no reason... Just never ordered... Requested it or thought about it.

It's been about 10 years and it just occurred to me that I like Potato Salad.

I offset my beer consumption by eating salads composed of crap like Farro and Quinoa.

Riverbrian
05-06-2013, 08:01 PM
I never understood the name for that - how can it be a salad when there's (hopefully) nothing green in there.

Do the extremely tiny little bits of celery count?

Riverbrian
05-06-2013, 08:02 PM
I offset my beer consumption by eating salads comprised of crap like Farro and Quinoa.

Is anything in that sentence.... Umm... Actual... You know... Food?

USAFChief
05-06-2013, 08:02 PM
Interestingly, I have been lobbying for a dog park. For the wife? //rim shot

Willihammer
05-06-2013, 08:02 PM
It's been about 10 years and it just occurred to me that I like Potato Salad.
Cub Foods whips up a mean potato salad in their deli with bacon in it. You owe it to yourself to try one sometime.

Riverbrian
05-06-2013, 08:03 PM
Is this plea somehow related to the joke whose punchline is 'Wrecked'em!?! D@#n near killed'em!!!

On an unrelated tangent, Worley's WHIP is now less than exactly, precisely twice of Butch Holz's pre-game mark of .96. Well done.

I love that joke... One of the best of all time.

Gibby
05-06-2013, 08:04 PM
Is anything in that sentence.... Umm... Actual... You know... Food?

Hippy chicks dig it.

USAFChief
05-06-2013, 08:04 PM
I hate potato salad. Commie.

Gibby
05-06-2013, 08:05 PM
Amazing tag!

Joe A. Preusser
05-06-2013, 08:05 PM
Is this plea somehow related to the joke whose punchline is 'Wrecked'em!?! D@#n near killed'em!!!

On an unrelated tangent, Worley's WHIP is now less than exactly, precisely twice of Butch Holz's pre-game mark of .96. Well done.

If he goes with hemmorhoid cream and the ump asks what it is, Clay can just say "I got 'em bad, blue." What's the ump going to do, ask for proof?

snepp
05-06-2013, 08:05 PM
Joe Mauer is a good baseball player.

Riverbrian
05-06-2013, 08:05 PM
Tags like that by Mauer... Is how you win games... Right Chief?

Gibby
05-06-2013, 08:05 PM
Amazing tag!

Almost.

USAFChief
05-06-2013, 08:06 PM
Not to get off subject, but that was a big play at the plate.

IdahoPilgrim
05-06-2013, 08:06 PM
I hope Plouffe was watching - that's how you tag a player. Way to go, Joe!

snepp
05-06-2013, 08:07 PM
Not to get off subject, but that was a big play at the plate.

Do you think he likes potato salad?

Gibby
05-06-2013, 08:07 PM
Replay shows he missed by a mile.

Riverbrian
05-06-2013, 08:07 PM
Cub Foods whips up a mean potato salad in their deli with bacon in it. You owe it to yourself to try one sometime.

Mmm Bacon... My kid dropped Bacon in my shoe once. I ate my Skechers.

LaBombo
05-06-2013, 08:07 PM
I hate potato salad.
As do many others, but fairly often it turns out that this hatred stems from being inadvertently exposed to the gastronomically punishing and visually disturbing knockoff, Mr. Potato Head Salad.
http://www.foodiggity.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/mr_potato_head.jpg

snepp
05-06-2013, 08:08 PM
I hope Plouffe was watching - that's how to get a call to go incorrectly in your favor!

ftfy

USAFChief
05-06-2013, 08:08 PM
I hope Plouffe was watching - that's how you tag a player. Way to go, Joe! Whoops...

Riverbrian
05-06-2013, 08:10 PM
Almost.

Take em when you can get em... Sometimes it goes the other way.

IdahoPilgrim
05-06-2013, 08:10 PM
Hey, you gotta love the human element of the game.;)

IdahoPilgrim
05-06-2013, 08:11 PM
Is that an example of a former MVP getting the benefit of the doubt?

Jocko87
05-06-2013, 08:13 PM
Mauer almost lost a knee in the process.

snepp
05-06-2013, 08:15 PM
Mauer almost lost a knee in the process.

He's got another one.

Gibby
05-06-2013, 08:15 PM
Hey, you gotta love the human element of the game.;)

Especially the spitting and crotch digging.

LaBombo
05-06-2013, 08:16 PM
Is that an example of a former MVP getting the benefit of the doubt?
Morneau tied Drew's laces together? Cool...

Riverbrian
05-06-2013, 08:16 PM
He's got another one.

do the Twins trainers know this?

USAFChief
05-06-2013, 08:17 PM
I'm uncomfortable going much farther here with Worley.

big dog
05-06-2013, 08:17 PM
Hey, Florimon didn't strike out! That's after airmailing the throw to the plate. The Twins are lucky Mauer could even catch that ball, much less make an attempt at a tag. Another weak day in the life of Pedro Florimon, Major League Ballplayer.

Willihammer
05-06-2013, 08:17 PM
Get a lefty warming, Gardy!

LaBombo
05-06-2013, 08:18 PM
Especially the spitting and crotch digging.
Yeah, I miss her too.
http://cdn3.sbnation.com/imported_assets/492179/roseanne_barr_national_anthem-300x225.jpg

IdahoPilgrim
05-06-2013, 08:19 PM
do the Twins trainers know this?

You mean, the same trainers that diagnosed "bilateral leg weakness" a couple of years ago?

Riverbrian
05-06-2013, 08:19 PM
I'm uncomfortable going much farther here with Worley.

That Hanging Curve... Drove me into your camp.

B Richard
05-06-2013, 08:21 PM
What a shame. I was enjoying this whole beating the Red Sox thing

Riverbrian
05-06-2013, 08:21 PM
You mean, the same trainers that diagnosed "bilateral leg weakness" a couple of years ago?

Yep... That be them

snepp
05-06-2013, 08:21 PM
I'm uncomfortable going much farther here with Worley.

Happy thoughts Chief, happy thoughts.

USAFChief
05-06-2013, 08:21 PM
Yeah, I miss her too.
http://cdn3.sbnation.com/imported_assets/492179/roseanne_barr_national_anthem-300x225.jpg
The visuals this evening have been quite impressive, my brother. Quite impressive.

big dog
05-06-2013, 08:21 PM
Crap. Pedroia hit a 23-hopper through the infield. Two on and Mr. Ortiz at the plate. Fortunately, here comes Gardy. Turn up the music- we're going Duensing.

Willihammer
05-06-2013, 08:22 PM
Phew.

Duenslinger.

Now the question is, does Gardy let him face Napoli or bring in Fien immediately after?

Gibby
05-06-2013, 08:22 PM
I hate squirming around in these late innings.

snepp
05-06-2013, 08:22 PM
Gardy must have already gotten a nap in today.

LaBombo
05-06-2013, 08:23 PM
I'm uncomfortable going much farther here with Worley.
And at some point, you figure Worley is uncomfortable too.

If playing bench guys more than necessary to keep them up to speed is a valuable intangible, then so is getting a pitcher having his first good game in many moons off the mound with a nice line for the night instead of going with what's best for the bullpen, etc. as the yardstick for the call.

Gibby
05-06-2013, 08:24 PM
I'm sick of Coomer. This is not keeping the Twins in the ballgame.

USAFChief
05-06-2013, 08:24 PM
I hate squirming around in these late innings. It's only the 6th. We got another third of a game to go, at least.

USAFChief
05-06-2013, 08:25 PM
That was timely.

Gibby
05-06-2013, 08:25 PM
Squirming a little less now.

Willihammer
05-06-2013, 08:25 PM
Twins have turned a 1-6-3 and 3-6-1 double play tonight.

Those seem to get botched a lot.

Riverbrian
05-06-2013, 08:25 PM
Duensing Days are here again... As the summer evening grows...

I said its alright... You know it's alright.

Joe A. Preusser
05-06-2013, 08:25 PM
Seriously? He's taking Worley out? And now who does he expect to start the "Fire Gardy For Not Taking ______ Out Thread" later tonight? Did Gardy even consider that?

Gibby
05-06-2013, 08:26 PM
It's only the 6th. We got another third of a game to go, at least.

By God you're right. Seems late in the game to me.

Top Gun
05-06-2013, 08:27 PM
Justin look good on the radio.

USAFChief
05-06-2013, 08:27 PM
Twins have turned a 1-6-3 and 3-6-1 double play tonight.

Those seem to get botched a lot. Timing is probably a bit easier with Ortiz at the plate though.

Riverbrian
05-06-2013, 08:27 PM
Pull the string after that loud foul.

Riverbrian
05-06-2013, 08:28 PM
Pull the string after that loud foul.

why a fastball. He was all over those.

USAFChief
05-06-2013, 08:29 PM
Seriously? He's taking Worley out? And now who does he expect to start the "Fire Gardy For Not Taking ______ Out Thread" later tonight? Did Gardy even consider that? I repeat...it's only the 6th inning. ;)

Gibby
05-06-2013, 08:32 PM
Guess we aren't getting the outside corner tonight.

GCTF
05-06-2013, 08:32 PM
Can I get a quick count on how many righties the Duens has retired tonight?

Willihammer
05-06-2013, 08:33 PM
Just once I want to see Anderson walk out to the batters box instead of the mound and chat with the opposing batter about bunting or something. That would be a dose of icewater on his member I think.

Willihammer
05-06-2013, 08:34 PM
Merciful Umpire right there

Gibby
05-06-2013, 08:34 PM
WTF is with this ump?

USAFChief
05-06-2013, 08:35 PM
That would be a dose of icewater on his member I think. Sounds painful

big dog
05-06-2013, 08:35 PM
I would love to see some kind of graphic on close pitches. Buckhollz got most of them, the Twins very few.

Just as I type that, Duensing got a called strike to Saltalamachia that was way, way more outside than the ball four pitch to the previous batter. What's going on?

Riverbrian
05-06-2013, 08:35 PM
There ya go... To the dugout we go

big dog
05-06-2013, 08:36 PM
Whew. Salty swung at ball 4 in the dirt and the Twins head back to the dugout. Hitting shoes on, boys.

USAFChief
05-06-2013, 08:37 PM
I would love to see some kind of graphic on close pitches. Buckhollz got most of them, the Twins very few.

Just as I type that, Duensing got a called strike to Saltalamachia that was way, way more outside than the ball four pitch to the previous batter. What's going on? Duens got a break on that pitch to Salty, but in a 3-0 situation, it's not all that unusual. Outside that, I've thought the strike zone has been pretty decent tonight.

Gibby
05-06-2013, 08:38 PM
There ya go... To the dugout we go

For at least 6 pitches.

notoriousgod71
05-06-2013, 08:38 PM
Anyone notice Buchholz allowed to go out there for another inning after reaching 100 pitches and set the Twins down in order?

B Richard
05-06-2013, 08:39 PM
ball girl has a nice behind

Willihammer
05-06-2013, 08:39 PM
Coomer is wheezing into the mic

Riverbrian
05-06-2013, 08:41 PM
Just once I want to see Anderson walk out to the batters box instead of the mound and chat with the opposing batter about bunting or something. That would be a dose of icewater on his member I think.

That's funny... If I was a manager... I'd try it... At least once... Call time out and go out and talk to The opposing pitcher.

Me: How ya feeling son?
Shields: Uhh.. Good.. What ya doin here.
Me: Just noticing a little drop in velocity. Mechanics are a little off
Shields: Uhh Ok...
Me: I'll you what... You've pitched a whale of a game... Let's bring in someone to finish this for you. (points at left arm and holds hand out for the ball.

Joe A. Preusser
05-06-2013, 08:41 PM
ball girl has a nice behind

I hope she's actually a ball lady.

Gibby
05-06-2013, 08:42 PM
Is this thing lagging for anyone other than me?

Gibby
05-06-2013, 08:43 PM
ball girl has a nice behind

I was never a big butt guy.

ashburyjohn
05-06-2013, 08:45 PM
I was never a big butt guy.

Check your mirror again, my brother.

Willihammer
05-06-2013, 08:45 PM
Hammer's eyes got just a little too big for his shoes there I think

Riverbrian
05-06-2013, 08:47 PM
Hammer's eyes got just a little too big for his shoes there I think

And his pancreas is to big for his toenails,

USAFChief
05-06-2013, 08:48 PM
Is this thing lagging for anyone other than me?That's what she said.

USAFChief
05-06-2013, 08:49 PM
I know we have the best bullpen in baseball and all, but I'd be ok with tacking on a few more runs here.

Gibby
05-06-2013, 08:51 PM
I know we have the best bullpen in baseball and all, but I'd be ok with tacking on a few more runs here.

I know the pen is good and all, but I have no confidence in Perkins.

Riverbrian
05-06-2013, 08:51 PM
I know we have the best bullpen in baseball and all, but I'd be ok with tacking on a few more runs here.


You should re-type that in CAPITALS for emphasis.

stringer bell
05-06-2013, 08:51 PM
Probably the thinking in Boston is the ump is out to screw them. I just think he's an erratic young umpire. 3-0 zones are notoriously wide. Duensing took advantage.

Joe A. Preusser
05-06-2013, 08:52 PM
I know we have the best bullpen in baseball and all, but I'd be ok with tacking on a few more runs here.

I agree. 2, 3.....8. Whatever.

ashburyjohn
05-06-2013, 08:53 PM
I know we have the best bullpen in baseball and all, but I'd be ok with tacking on a few more runs here.

Our two lefty batters coming up have their work cut out for them.

GCTF
05-06-2013, 08:54 PM
That was hideous.

LaBombo
05-06-2013, 08:54 PM
That's funny... If I was a manager... I'd try it... At least once... Call time out and go out and talk to The opposing pitcher.

Me: How ya feeling son?
Shields: Uhh.. Good.. What ya doin here.
Me: Just noticing a little drop in velocity. Mechanics are a little off
Shields: Uhh Ok...
Me: I'll you what... You've pitched a whale of a game... Let's bring in someone to finish this for you. (points at left arm and holds hand out for the ball.
Yeah, he's on my pretend baseball team too. Look both ways before you cross the street, Greg Holland. And not just for a vehicle driven by either James Shields or Kelvin Herrera.

Riverbrian
05-06-2013, 08:55 PM
Miller has that LOOGY thing down pat.

ashburyjohn
05-06-2013, 08:58 PM
That's funny... If I was a manager... I'd try it... At least once... Call time out and go out and talk to The opposing pitcher.

Me: How ya feeling son?
Shields: Uhh.. Good.. What ya doin here.
Me: Just noticing a little drop in velocity. Mechanics are a little off
Shields: Uhh Ok...
Me: I'll you what... You've pitched a whale of a game... Let's bring in someone to finish this for you. (points at left arm and holds hand out for the ball.

Funny. But if I were the umpire, I'd run him so fast his head would spin. I'd ask my union to lodge a request for a suspension. And the next game I had with the team, I'd run him again just for saying "good evening, sir" to me.

Show me up. Nuh uh.

Willihammer
05-06-2013, 09:00 PM
Question: Does the dinosaur Carroll make the play on that nubber?

USAFChief
05-06-2013, 09:02 PM
Question: Does the dinosaur Carroll make the play on that nubber?
Hard to say, but we know for a fact Plouffe wouldn't.

LaBombo
05-06-2013, 09:02 PM
I would love to see some kind of graphic on close pitches. Buckhollz got most of them, the Twins very few.

Just as I type that, Duensing got a called strike to Saltalamachia that was way, way more outside than the ball four pitch to the previous batter. What's going on?
Gladden isn't into nuance in about the same way that Sasquatch isn't into public appearances, but even he was Lombo-punchin' mad about the strike zone tonight.

USAFChief
05-06-2013, 09:03 PM
I'm shocked by that.