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Brock Beauchamp
05-10-2013, 06:23 AM
You can view the page at http://twinsdaily.com/content.php?r=1690-Series-Preview-Twins-vs-Orioles-5-10-5-12

Brock Beauchamp
05-10-2013, 07:22 AM
Lineups:

Twins:
Jamey Carroll 2B
Joe Mauer DH
Josh Willingham LF
Justin Morneau 1B
Trevor Plouffe 3B
Ryan Doumit C
Oswaldo Arcia RF
Aaron Hicks CF
Eduardo Escobar SS
(Mike Pelfrey P)

Orioles:
Nate McLouth LF
Manny Machado 3B
Nick Markakis DH
Adam Jones CF
Chris Davis 1B
Matt Wieters C
J.J. Hardy SS
Chris Dickerson RF
Alexi Casilla 2B
(Jason Hammel P)

IdahoPilgrim
05-10-2013, 11:26 AM
"They're coming home after a tough road trip where they faced three winning American League teams in the Tigers, Indians, and Red Sox and managed to win five of ten games against three good teams."

I recall some people saying that this past road trip would show what the Twins were really made of.

It's still early, but maybe the early success was not an anomaly - this team might be a .500 club for real.

ashburyjohn
05-10-2013, 02:26 PM
It's still early, but maybe the early success was not an anomaly - this team might be a .500 club for real.

If the Twins continue to hang around .500 I may not stop saying "it's early" until mid-September.

big dog
05-10-2013, 03:14 PM
At this point, if I had a time machine I'd bet the house on the Vegas over/under line for Twins wins. I'd probably do other things too, like take my money out of the stock market in early 2007 and reinvest it in 2008, but I'd definitely bet on the Twins.

Riverbrian
05-10-2013, 03:33 PM
At this point, if I had a time machine I'd bet the house on the Vegas over/under line for Twins wins. I'd probably do other things too, like take my money out of the stock market in early 2007 and reinvest it in 2008, but I'd definitely bet on the Twins.

So your saying... If you had a Time Machine... Your usage of it would be based upon financial gain.

I think we know how you roll now;)

Riverbrian
05-10-2013, 03:50 PM
I got a Graduation dinner to attend tonight and I'm not sure how long that will last. I'll probably miss the beginning of the game.

For the Game Threaders I just want to say... The Romantics once wrote...

"What I like About You... You Really know how to Dance"

I'm sure that dancing ability will cure all the evils that crop up and the basis of a long term relationship has been formed.

It was Billy Squier who said "Lonely is the Night... When you Find yourself alone"

I have nothing to add to that line.

ashburyjohn
05-10-2013, 03:55 PM
So your saying... If you had a Time Machine... Your usage of it would be based upon financial gain.

I think we know how you roll now;)

With sufficient financial gain, the other ways we each roll become a great deal easier.

ashburyjohn
05-10-2013, 03:56 PM
I got a Graduation dinner to attend tonight and I'm not sure how long that will last.

I've got a date with my wife tonight. It should last approximately two weeks, so my presence here on this site will be sparse-to-none during that time.

IdahoPilgrim
05-10-2013, 03:57 PM
So your saying... If you had a Time Machine... Your usage of it would be based upon financial gain.

I think we know how you roll now;)

If I had a time machine, I for one would go back in time and right wrongs and make the world a better place.

However, if in the process of that, I just happened to pass a vendor of lottery tickets...

amjgt
05-10-2013, 03:58 PM
At this point, if I had a time machine I'd bet the house on the Vegas over/under line for Twins wins. I'd probably do other things too, like take my money out of the stock market in early 2007 and reinvest it in 2008, but I'd definitely bet on the Twins.

Might as well sell short.

Riverbrian
05-10-2013, 04:54 PM
I've got a date with my wife tonight. It should last approximately two weeks, so my presence here on this site will be sparse-to-none during that time.

"Two Weeks"... That's funny.

Sounds like she has chosen the venue.

ashburyjohn
05-10-2013, 04:59 PM
"Two Weeks"... That's funny.

Sounds like she has chosen the venue.

North and South Carolina. The date starts with a romantic dinner of "cleaning out the refrigerator of all the leftovers", followed by the theater spectacle of packing the suitcases, and getting to bed for an early flight time. After that, it should get better.

big dog
05-10-2013, 05:01 PM
"Two Weeks"... That's funny.

Sounds like she has chosen the venue.

Indian food?

big dog
05-10-2013, 05:04 PM
If I had a time machine, I for one would go back in time and right wrongs and make the world a better place.

However, if in the process of that, I just happened to pass a vendor of lottery tickets...

However, others might be harmed by you righting what you perceive to be wrongs. I'm merely taking advantage of financial transactions freely offered by others who have gain as their only motive.

I didn't say those were the only things I would do with a time machine. I do confess those were the things I thought of first, though.

ChiTownTwinsFan
05-10-2013, 06:11 PM
North and South Carolina. The date starts with a romantic dinner of "cleaning out the refrigerator of all the leftovers", followed by the theater spectacle of packing the suitcases, and getting to bed for an early flight time. After that, it should get better.

'Should' being the operative word.

Top Gun
05-10-2013, 07:17 PM
Glen Perkins is unavailable on Friday due to soreness in his left side.

The 30-year-old lefty has pitched fairly well to this point in the season, posting a 3.55 ERA, 1.03 WHIP and 20/5 K/BB ratio through his first 12 2/3 innings while converting all eight of his save chances. Consider him day-to-day for now. Jared Burton would likely draw any save chances while Perkins is out.
Related: Jared Burton (http://www.rotoworld.com/player/mlb/4875/jared-burton)

Source: Rhett Bollinger onTwitte (https://twitter.com/RhettBollinger/status/333006717770137600)

ashburyjohn
05-10-2013, 07:20 PM
Glen Perkins is unavailable on Friday due to soreness in his left side.

His left side? That includes the rotator cuff, the UCL, the hamstring, the ACL, the pinkie toe... . Maybe it all went bad all at once.

ashburyjohn
05-10-2013, 07:24 PM
Always takes a bit of luck to pitch to Adam Jones. Got away unscathed that time.

ashburyjohn
05-10-2013, 07:31 PM
Casilla does his old buddy Carroll a solid for the first hit, then the Orioles' rookie RF lets one get by for a double. Oops.

notoriousgod71
05-10-2013, 07:32 PM
One can only hope our buddy Stew is scoring as that ball sails over a "deer in headlights" Markakis.

mikeee
05-10-2013, 07:37 PM
I guess I better be done with the yard work if I want to see these Twins scores!!

ashburyjohn
05-10-2013, 07:40 PM
<crickets>

mikeee
05-10-2013, 07:41 PM
crickets are good. The Orioles are batting.

mikeee
05-10-2013, 07:42 PM
Awwwwww JJ!
I always liked Hardy.

stringer bell
05-10-2013, 07:48 PM
The obvious play is to bunt over the speedy Doumit.

ashburyjohn
05-10-2013, 07:50 PM
The obvious play is to bunt over the speedy Doumit.

Arcia's strategy worked to get Doumit to second, as well.

ashburyjohn
05-10-2013, 07:52 PM
Pretty slow paced game, considering it's not been a total slugfest up to this point. Hammel seems, uh, deliberate.

mikeee
05-10-2013, 07:53 PM
bases loaded, no out.

ashburyjohn
05-10-2013, 07:54 PM
bases loaded, no out.

What's the over/under on runs scored? Until the Boston series, I might have put it at 0.5.

glunn
05-10-2013, 07:55 PM
I got a Graduation dinner to attend tonight and I'm not sure how long that will last. I'll probably miss the beginning of the game.


Congratulations on the graduation.

mikeee
05-10-2013, 07:55 PM
What's the over/under on runs scored? Until the Boston series, I might have put it at 0.5.

.75 lol
carrol and mauer are coming.

ashburyjohn
05-10-2013, 07:56 PM
Congratulations on the graduation.

Yeah, I really didn't think RB had it in him. Long time coming.

ashburyjohn
05-10-2013, 07:56 PM
.75 lol

A SABR guy, I see.

mikeee
05-10-2013, 07:57 PM
They really were crappy last year with RISP...

ashburyjohn
05-10-2013, 07:58 PM
They really were crappy last year with RISP...

They weren't too darn good with RnotISP either

glunn
05-10-2013, 07:58 PM
I've got a date with my wife tonight. It should last approximately two weeks, so my presence here on this site will be sparse-to-none during that time.

It will only seem like 2 weeks my friend.

ashburyjohn
05-10-2013, 07:58 PM
Mauersie with the clutch goodness.

Don't Feed the Greed Guy
05-10-2013, 07:59 PM
Hammer's due...

big dog
05-10-2013, 08:00 PM
Boy, Willingham took a good pitch for strike two.

Don't Feed the Greed Guy
05-10-2013, 08:01 PM
...and he rolls one over.

mikeee
05-10-2013, 08:01 PM
Fortunately it is not last year!!!

big dog
05-10-2013, 08:01 PM
Glad Mauer came through with the huge 2-run single. I think Carroll got jobbed on that called third strike.

ashburyjohn
05-10-2013, 08:01 PM
It will only seem like 2 weeks my friend.

Speaking of which, does anyone have any good memories of ballparks in the Carolinas? (Savannah or Augusta count for this purpose.) I can't turn this trip into a ballpark roadtrip, but can probably convince Mrs. Ashburyjohn to take in a game - she grew up on the NW side of Chicago and her daddy raised her right so an evening at the ballpark takes no arm twisting. Gotta pick a good one though, if it's my only shot.

I've got a list of what's there, of course. I'm looking for recommendations.

big dog
05-10-2013, 08:09 PM
My only recommendation, which is totally unrelated to your question, is to have your barbecue "North Carolina style", which means the coleslaw is on top of the meat. It might sound gross, but it works.

buckninetyone
05-10-2013, 08:11 PM
liriano is with the pirates and best buy is still in business i don't know what to think anymore

IdahoPilgrim
05-10-2013, 08:15 PM
liriano is with the pirates and best buy is still in business i don't know what to think anymore

Then don't. That's the secret of getting through life sane.:)

IdahoPilgrim
05-10-2013, 08:16 PM
I like the way this game is unfolding, but I'm still leary of Pelfrey.

mikeee
05-10-2013, 08:17 PM
sac fly
rbi

(that rhymes)

big dog
05-10-2013, 08:23 PM
OK, I'm still not a believer in this whole Pelfrey experiment. He could change my mind, but this strategy of giving up a lot of deep fly balls isn't working too while right now.

...but a few more innings like the 4th will make me question my beliefs.

mikeee
05-10-2013, 08:28 PM
63 pitches in 4 innings.. Maybe just 2 more of Pelfry... lol

Ultima Ratio
05-10-2013, 08:31 PM
Should be flying in to the Twin cities in two hours, but missed our flight tonight, so being able to sit down and watch the game now is a small consolation... then the six a.m. make -up flight tomorrow... ugh. After this most frustrating evening, I'm thrilled the Twins are up... it's like novocaine.

mikeee
05-10-2013, 08:32 PM
I never did like nococaine... lol
Booze is better.

mikeee
05-10-2013, 08:34 PM
Dang. Pelfry is making Casilla good...

big dog
05-10-2013, 08:37 PM
Sorry about the missed flight. Do you get to spend an exciting Friday night in an exotic location? After the game, of course.

Very nice double play there. This team has been a lot more exciting than the last two, not that the bar is very high.

notoriousgod71
05-10-2013, 08:37 PM
Quit telling us pitch to contact works.

IdahoPilgrim
05-10-2013, 08:38 PM
63 pitches in 4 innings.. Maybe just 2 more of Pelfry... lol

I would be ecstatic if he make it through six, and we were still ahead.

big dog
05-10-2013, 08:39 PM
Dang. Pelfry is making Casilla good...

That's the problem with Casilla. Someone has to make him good, and it only happens once every four starts. I guess tonight's his night. I was a big fan of his when he first came up, but that wore off pretty quickly.

big dog
05-10-2013, 08:40 PM
I would be ecstatic if he make it through six, and we were still ahead.

Amen.

Ultima Ratio
05-10-2013, 08:41 PM
Sorry about the missed flight. Do you get to spend an exciting Friday night in an exotic location? After the game, of course.



At home, in Pittsburgh. TC is the destination of a wedding tomorrow. Sorry nothing more exotic or exciting than that. :)

mikeee
05-10-2013, 08:41 PM
Can't take him out when he is pitching shutout ball!1
Casilla erased in the double play.

Ultima Ratio
05-10-2013, 08:42 PM
So, to those who've been able to watch the entire game, does the box score reflect how well Pelfry has pitched or has he gotten lucky?

mikeee
05-10-2013, 08:42 PM
The hammer has to wake up and pad this lead!!!!

mikeee
05-10-2013, 08:43 PM
So, to those who've been able to watch the entire game, does the box score reflect how well Pelfry has pitched or has he gotten lucky?

I wish I could watch it. I have the radio on, and it's competing with my kid's tv program... lol
Are there any free tv games at all this year???

Don't Feed the Greed Guy
05-10-2013, 08:44 PM
I'd say he's awake now!

mikeee
05-10-2013, 08:45 PM
So, to those who've been able to watch the entire game, does the box score reflect how well Pelfry has pitched or has he gotten lucky?

He has allowed only 5 hits. I don't recall him having been in any trouble..

mikeee
05-10-2013, 08:46 PM
I'd say he's awake now!

yeah, ouch!!!!!!!1

IdahoPilgrim
05-10-2013, 08:46 PM
So, to those who've been able to watch the entire game, does the box score reflect how well Pelfry has pitched or has he gotten lucky?

I can't say he's pitched well, but neither has he been in trouble much. It's ugly, but effective.

That said, when he melts down, he melts down quickly. We need these insurance runs.

mikeee
05-10-2013, 08:46 PM
homer for p-fllooof would be good!

Badsmerf
05-10-2013, 08:48 PM
Nice AB by Plouffe. DickBert is right about something.

mikeee
05-10-2013, 08:49 PM
I'll take a double!!!!

Ultima Ratio
05-10-2013, 08:49 PM
Need more of that from Plouffe, but the offense has sure found its rhythm lately.

big dog
05-10-2013, 08:51 PM
Well, at least you're not paying for an airport motel stuck in an intermediate city anyway.

Plouffe really hit that ball. The Twins certainly packed the hitting shoes from Boston. Maybe they can keep this up for a few months.

Ultima Ratio
05-10-2013, 08:51 PM
Nice to get to their bullpen early in game one.

Ultima Ratio
05-10-2013, 08:54 PM
Thanks for the Pelf analysis guys. Seems kind of like a Correia approach and outing, maybe. At least it's getting better.

Keep tacking them on boys!

mikeee
05-10-2013, 08:54 PM
Gotta be lovin that Acria kid... wooo!

IdahoPilgrim
05-10-2013, 08:56 PM
OK, this is the inning he usually begins to unravel - c'mon, Pelf, hold it together!

buckninetyone
05-10-2013, 09:01 PM
whose durnk write know!?!?!?!?!

snepp
05-10-2013, 09:03 PM
That has to be an error, right?




Right???

mikeee
05-10-2013, 09:03 PM
That has to be an error, right?




Right???

what?

ashburyjohn
05-10-2013, 09:05 PM
OK, this is the inning he usually begins to unravel - c'mon, Pelf, hold it together!

Yeah. If the bullpen is short one guy (Perk) already, and in the middle of a long sequence of games with no day off, it sure would be nice to have a starter get through the seventh.

Maybe Correia followed by Pelf isn't ideal.

big dog
05-10-2013, 09:05 PM
Well, Pelfrey's strategy of allowing long fly balls finally fell apart.

Bert says "That's a ball that probably should have been caught." You mean because it hit the pocket of Arcia's glove? Yeah, probably. That ball hit the glove with a clank like we heard off the Green Monster.

diehardtwinsfan
05-10-2013, 09:05 PM
I've got a date with my wife tonight. It should last approximately two weeks, so my presence here on this site will be sparse-to-none during that time.

At the very least change your avatar to one of the better ones for us.

ashburyjohn
05-10-2013, 09:05 PM
whose durnk write know!?!?!?!?!

I, my good fellow, had a bit of brandy after my dinner, but I am hardly in my cups.

mikeee
05-10-2013, 09:06 PM
95 pitches!!! don't hurt us, JJ!!!!!!

notoriousgod71
05-10-2013, 09:06 PM
That has to be an error, right?




Right???

This is baseball. Everything's a hit.

big dog
05-10-2013, 09:06 PM
No error posted on Arcia. Seems like it should have been one.

Willingham doubled the runner off on that line drive, but the ump called him safe. Very, very close play.

snepp
05-10-2013, 09:07 PM
what?

The ball that clanked off Arcia's glove.

Don't Feed the Greed Guy
05-10-2013, 09:07 PM
Okay, so I appreciate moving the runner from 2nd to 3rd when the score is close--like in the 2nd and 3rd inning, but I'm not so sure about that approach in the 6th, when down by 6 runs. My sense is that Dickbert are playing old tapes that no longer fit the current stategy. Baltimore seems more focused on hitting doubles than hitting to the right side of the infield. Thoughts?

glunn
05-10-2013, 09:08 PM
Time for a new pitcher?

ashburyjohn
05-10-2013, 09:08 PM
At the very least change your avatar to one of the better ones for us.

I won't be posting, so you have to go out of your way to look me up anyway. Might as well look at the whole collection at http://twinsdaily.com/blogs/ashburyjohn/3266-about-avatars.html (http://twinsdaily.com/blogs/ashburyjohn/3266-about-avatars.html)

I didn't update it with Jenny Dell from last night, but you can look her up anytime you need to.

ashburyjohn
05-10-2013, 09:08 PM
Time for a new pitcher?

I don't know if any good free-agents remain unsigned. We're stuck with Pelfrey for now.

big dog
05-10-2013, 09:08 PM
The last three balls have been hit very, very hard. They are playing with fire, and what used to be a six run lead, leaving Pelfrey in right now.

Edit: Done playing with fire. Now putting antibiotic salve on emerging blisters. That's four mashed balls in a row. And Casilla tries to bunt with two out and a man on second.

snepp
05-10-2013, 09:09 PM
So, umm, Arciazie, catch that ball next time wouldja?

notoriousgod71
05-10-2013, 09:10 PM
I can't say he's pitched well, but neither has he been in trouble much. It's ugly, but effective.

That said, when he melts down, he melts down quickly. We need these insurance runs.


You should manage this team.

amjgt
05-10-2013, 09:10 PM
Yeah. If the bullpen is short one guy (Perk) already, and in the middle of a long sequence of games with no day off, it sure would be nice to have a starter get through the seventh.

Maybe Correia followed by Pelf isn't ideal.
Good thing Gardy got Perk and Burton some work in the blowout the other night

mikeee
05-10-2013, 09:10 PM
he has allowed 4 doubles in a row.
Yank him is casilla gets on!!!!

notoriousgod71
05-10-2013, 09:10 PM
What is Pelfrey still doing in the game???

Ultima Ratio
05-10-2013, 09:11 PM
Tough luck for Pelf with the no double up and Arcia blunder.

notoriousgod71
05-10-2013, 09:11 PM
Quality start. What's the f-ing problem?

mikeee
05-10-2013, 09:11 PM
*phew*

he should be done now.

IdahoPilgrim
05-10-2013, 09:12 PM
And that, ladies and gentlemen, is one of the uglier "quality starts" you'll see in baseball.

big dog
05-10-2013, 09:12 PM
Finally. Let's all agree that Pelfrey's night is done. And it's not because of pitch count.

amjgt
05-10-2013, 09:12 PM
No error posted on Arcia. Seems like it should have been one.

Willingham doubled the runner off on that line drive, but the ump called him safe. Very, very close play.
I've said it before and I will say it again.... The error stat is meaningless at this point. We all know that was an error and Arcia would probably agree, but god forbid the actually score it as one.

Brock Beauchamp
05-10-2013, 09:12 PM
Another Quality Start for Pelfrey.

big dog
05-10-2013, 09:14 PM
Tough luck for Pelf with the no double up and Arcia blunder.

That's definitely true, but there are also some baseballs that are flat on one side from that inning too.

buckninetyone
05-10-2013, 09:15 PM
too many bats in the pelfrey. get it? because i don't.

ashburyjohn
05-10-2013, 09:15 PM
Another Quality Start for Pelfrey.

It's like a Greek chorus.

notoriousgod71
05-10-2013, 09:15 PM
I've said it before and I will say it again.... The error stat is meaningless at this point. We all know that was an error and Arcia would probably agree, but god forbid the actually score it as one.

Not giving an error on the play is like saying Adrian Peterson rushed for 15 yards when he got stopped at the line of scrimmage.

ashburyjohn
05-10-2013, 09:16 PM
I've said it before and I will say it again.... The error stat is meaningless at this point. We all know that was an error and Arcia would probably agree, but god forbid the actually score it as one.

Go ask Stew. He's a standup guy and will respond.

Ultima Ratio
05-10-2013, 09:19 PM
That's definitely true, but there are also some baseballs that are flat on one side from that inning too.
Agree to agree.

ashburyjohn
05-10-2013, 09:19 PM
too many bats in the pelfrey. get it? because i don't.

A google search turns up too many hits for this phrase, to hold you personally accountable. But you are warned.

But no research is ever truly wasted. The search informed me that such a thing exists as Kranepool Society :: A New York Mets Blog ? A daily account of the trials and tribulations of the New York Mets. Contact me at [email protected] (http://www.kranepoolsociety.com) .

Brock Beauchamp
05-10-2013, 09:20 PM
It's like a Greek chorus.

The best part is that I hadn't checked the thread in about half an hour. I just thought it seemed... appropriate to point that out.

ashburyjohn
05-10-2013, 09:21 PM
The best part is that I hadn't checked the thread in about half an hour. I just thought it seemed... appropriate to point that out.

They all were within 90 seconds of each other. No one should be responsible for refreshing at that high a rate.

IdahoPilgrim
05-10-2013, 09:21 PM
It's like a Greek chorus.

So is this a comedy or a tragedy - or both?

big dog
05-10-2013, 09:23 PM
Bert just mentioned Pelfrey's quality start, but of course he had to wait until the commercials were over.

ashburyjohn
05-10-2013, 09:23 PM
So is this a comedy or a tragedy - or both?

You may have to wait until Act IX to find out.

notoriousgod71
05-10-2013, 09:24 PM
Bunt on Plouffe every play.

mikeee
05-10-2013, 09:24 PM
I guess we better keep scoring runs... lol

big dog
05-10-2013, 09:26 PM
Hey look, the Orioles got a double! Dick says that's 5 doubles in 8 PAs. Doesn't count the mashed line drive that went right to the Hammer last inning. Let's get an out here, relatively quickly.

Doumit did a terrible job framing that pitch that he caught in the dirt. If you backhand it you're never going to get the strike call.

Not as terrible a job as Plouffe did throwing that ball away, though. That was really bad.

buckninetyone
05-10-2013, 09:26 PM
harshin' my buzz, guys, harshin' my buzz

notoriousgod71
05-10-2013, 09:27 PM
See, pitching to contact DOES work!

snepp
05-10-2013, 09:27 PM
Stop doing that thing that you're doing.


Thank you.

Ultima Ratio
05-10-2013, 09:27 PM
Holy ****, keep a lead!

big dog
05-10-2013, 09:28 PM
Hey, we held Markakis to a single! Cue the Chorus!

IdahoPilgrim
05-10-2013, 09:29 PM
Hey look, the Orioles got a double! Dick says that's 5 doubles in 8 PAs. Doesn't count the mashed line drive that went right to the Hammer last inning. Let's get an out here, relatively quickly.

Doumit did a terrible job framing that pitch that he caught in the dirt. If you backhand it you're never going to get the strike call.

Not as terrible a job as Plouffe did throwing that ball away, though. That was really bad.

Heck, at this point I'll settle for him keeping it from going to the backstop.

mikeee
05-10-2013, 09:29 PM
WTH!?!?!? lol

notoriousgod71
05-10-2013, 09:30 PM
Oh now Dick wants a strikeout. You can't have your cake and eat it too.

snepp
05-10-2013, 09:31 PM
If Davis gets anything good to hit I may violently throw something.

snepp
05-10-2013, 09:33 PM
Remember that time when the Twins had a 6-run lead? Those were the days...

notoriousgod71
05-10-2013, 09:34 PM
If Davis gets anything good to hit I may violently throw something.

???

Don't Feed the Greed Guy
05-10-2013, 09:36 PM
C'mon Fien, block the extra point!

mikeee
05-10-2013, 09:38 PM
there's an out! that's what those look like!

Ultima Ratio
05-10-2013, 09:40 PM
If Arcia can homer coming up here, leading to a win, he can be forgiven.

Ted666
05-10-2013, 09:41 PM
So much for the easy W

Ultima Ratio
05-10-2013, 09:41 PM
So can Burton close tonight? He did pitch yesterday and as I'm told, he can't go two days in a row.

buckninetyone
05-10-2013, 09:42 PM
they're saying plou-urns

Ultima Ratio
05-10-2013, 09:42 PM
Plouffe-a-loof.

snepp
05-10-2013, 09:43 PM
Bunt hit, wild pitch....we're comin'!!!

Ultima Ratio
05-10-2013, 09:44 PM
If we don't score this run, I quit.

snepp
05-10-2013, 09:44 PM
Rage quit?

big dog
05-10-2013, 09:46 PM
Heck, at this point I'll settle for him keeping it from going to the backstop.

That was just snark about the whole pitch-framing thing. The ball bounced before he caught it.

mikeee
05-10-2013, 09:46 PM
good at bat.

Don't Feed the Greed Guy
05-10-2013, 09:46 PM
Okay... so now it's not so important to hit it to the right side and move the runner over????? "Just hit it hard someplace..." Dickbert are talking out of both corners of their respective mouth(s)!!!

buckninetyone
05-10-2013, 09:46 PM
dou hast mit

Ultima Ratio
05-10-2013, 09:47 PM
Too legit to quit, quit.

Ted666
05-10-2013, 09:48 PM
Come on "Pony"

mikeee
05-10-2013, 09:49 PM
crap

big dog
05-10-2013, 09:54 PM
Maybe Hicks comes through?


...or gee, maybe he'll strike out.

snepp
05-10-2013, 09:55 PM
http://i0.kym-cdn.com/entries/icons/original/000/006/725/desk%20flip.jpg

Ted666
05-10-2013, 09:55 PM
Bert: "Good swing just got underneath that fastball." Translation: MISSED HIS PITCH!

LaBombo
05-10-2013, 09:55 PM
DB: "Hicks is marginally better batting right-handed...".

.634 OPS as LHB, .397 as RHB. What sort of split would qualify as 'substantial'?

big dog
05-10-2013, 09:57 PM
DB: "Hicks is marginally better batting right-handed...".

.634 OPS as LHB, .397 as RHB. What sort of split would qualify as 'substantial'?

Maybe he means the difference between a really bad MLB hitter and a minor league hitter as a marginal difference?

Ultima Ratio
05-10-2013, 09:58 PM
Horse squeeze.http://deephousepage.com/smilies/tantrum.gif

amjgt
05-10-2013, 10:00 PM
That ump gave Dickerson the death look

big dog
05-10-2013, 10:00 PM
They couldn't hit the ball to Plouffe more often. We got a break on that call.

Let's get Casilla out, please.

big dog
05-10-2013, 10:01 PM
That ump gave Dickerson the death look

Yeah, I thought the same thing. He was basically daring him to complain. Classy umpiring.

Ted666
05-10-2013, 10:01 PM
Maybe he means the difference between a really bad MLB hitter and a minor league hitter as a marginal difference?

I'm gonna go with he's an idiot.

amjgt
05-10-2013, 10:02 PM
Insert "walking the #9 batter" comment here

big dog
05-10-2013, 10:02 PM
Sure, let's walk Alexi Freaking Casilla. And here's Bert, reminding us how few walks the pitching staff gives up. Thanks, I feel better now.

ashburyjohn
05-10-2013, 10:03 PM
See, pitching to contact DOES work!

What we need to see is the Twins swing to contact.

big dog
05-10-2013, 10:03 PM
I'm gonna go with he's an idiot.

When given two plausible answers, go with the simpler one. Idiot it is.

stringer bell
05-10-2013, 10:04 PM
Plouffe has had a very busy day at third. He shouldn't have thrown the ball after Machado's bunt, but with all the doubles afterward, it probably didn't matter. Casilla gets a walk. The Twins announcers seem to be asking Alexi to take off.

Ultima Ratio
05-10-2013, 10:05 PM
http://deephousepage.com/smilies/cussing.gif

big dog
05-10-2013, 10:06 PM
Wow, I think Doumit missed second base by about 15 feet there. Bert says 20 and after seeing the replay I think he's right.

amjgt
05-10-2013, 10:06 PM
The little things are escaping us

big dog
05-10-2013, 10:07 PM
http://deephousepage.com/smilies/cussing.gif

Well, you missed your flight, but at least you got to watch the last few innings of this exciting game!!!

buckninetyone
05-10-2013, 10:08 PM
doumit re-creation:
http://youtu.be/hhJoh9ktQbY

adjacent
05-10-2013, 10:09 PM
The little things are escaping us
No. Doumit is a terrible catcher. Not little, a big one.

Ted666
05-10-2013, 10:09 PM
Occam's Razor---go with the most likely

Brock Beauchamp
05-10-2013, 10:09 PM
If I switch to the Baltimore broadcast, I get to see a different team play, right?

stringer bell
05-10-2013, 10:10 PM
Bremer saying that Casilla was definitely a better hitter RH. In 2010-12, Casilla's OPS RH was .652, LH, it was .668, not much as a difference. Just not very good either way.

Ultima Ratio
05-10-2013, 10:11 PM
Game is exciting, but I'd gladly take the 6-0 win.

big dog
05-10-2013, 10:12 PM
Bremer saying that Casilla was definitely a better hitter RH. In 2010-12, Casilla's OPS
RH was .652, LH, it was .668, not much as a difference.
OK, let's go with that as a marginal difference.

Ultima Ratio
05-10-2013, 10:12 PM
Take a look at Mauer's homer run swing here.

(go ahead and pull that, and it's out)

buckninetyone
05-10-2013, 10:14 PM
dick sure gets excited about routine fly balls. (hehehe dick, balls)

Ultima Ratio
05-10-2013, 10:14 PM
dick sure gets excited about routine fly balls. (hehehe dick, balls)

You win the thread!

Ted666
05-10-2013, 10:16 PM
They should hypnotize him before every game into thinking it's a contract year.;)

snepp
05-10-2013, 10:16 PM
You win the thread!

At least somebody is winning.

ashburyjohn
05-10-2013, 10:18 PM
dick sure gets excited about routine fly balls. (hehehe dick, balls)

Go for the trifecta by mentioning Trevor's muff.

Ultima Ratio
05-10-2013, 10:19 PM
At least somebody is winning.

A world with no winning is a world of equality.http://deephousepage.com/smilies/moon1.gif

big dog
05-10-2013, 10:24 PM
All right, let's end this thing in the bottom of the 9th and send the folks home happy.

This is not my favorite kind of excitement.

Don't Feed the Greed Guy
05-10-2013, 10:25 PM
Plouffe, Doumit, or Arcia? One of the three plays some "Redemption Song" tonight. I think it will be Plouffe.

Ted666
05-10-2013, 10:25 PM
A world with no winning is a world of equality.http://deephousepage.com/smilies/moon1.gif

DFL slogan. Right?

stringer bell
05-10-2013, 10:25 PM
Walkoff homer for: 1) the Hammer 2) Morneau 3) Plouffe 4) Doumit or 5) Arcia? One encouraging thing here is that all of those guys are capable of reaching the seats.

stringer bell
05-10-2013, 10:26 PM
Go for the trifecta by mentioning Trevor's muff.I get excited when you talk dirty like that.

mikeee
05-10-2013, 10:27 PM
hammer wiffs.

big dog
05-10-2013, 10:29 PM
and Morny pops up on 3-0. Plooooouuuuufffffeeeeee

mikeee
05-10-2013, 10:30 PM
wiff

ashburyjohn
05-10-2013, 10:32 PM
OK, let's go with that as a marginal difference.

On a marginal player.

Don't Feed the Greed Guy
05-10-2013, 10:34 PM
Let's see if we can find another creative way to put the #9 hitter on base, again.

snepp
05-10-2013, 10:36 PM
He really got on top of that and had good downward plane on that throw to first.

snepp
05-10-2013, 10:39 PM
Jam-shot.



Drink!

Ultima Ratio
05-10-2013, 10:40 PM
I'd really like to see a side view comparison of where Doumit sits compared to other catchers. I wonder if he sits back a lot further, making low strikes look lower than they are. Always seems to back hand low pitches.

snepp
05-10-2013, 10:40 PM
Ahh fug.

buckninetyone
05-10-2013, 10:41 PM
friggin hate you, ralph machado

Don't Feed the Greed Guy
05-10-2013, 10:41 PM
And there's the extra point. Please, no two-point conversion...

mikeee
05-10-2013, 10:41 PM
bah

ashburyjohn
05-10-2013, 10:41 PM
This one's gonna sting like that Tyler Robertson loss.

one_eyed_jack
05-10-2013, 10:43 PM
Excruciating.

Don't Feed the Greed Guy
05-10-2013, 10:44 PM
Put it on the board... I hate you, Ralph Macchio.

snepp
05-10-2013, 10:44 PM
http://barbkampbell.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/wve-white-flag-260.jpg

buckninetyone
05-10-2013, 10:45 PM
don't wanna curse, so end this for me...

fu

Ted666
05-10-2013, 10:45 PM
Wow. Just wow. Not as bad as the 10-0 meltdown a few years ago......but WOW

Ultima Ratio
05-10-2013, 10:46 PM
I guess you could call that a bullpen.

ashburyjohn
05-10-2013, 10:46 PM
But it's a Quality Start. That counts for something in the standings, right?

glunn
05-10-2013, 10:47 PM
Sickening losses are part of baseball, and tonight is a good night for Orioles fans.

ashburyjohn
05-10-2013, 10:49 PM
Thank you Chris Davis.

Ted666
05-10-2013, 10:50 PM
It's a save situation. If this isn't proof positive that a "save" is an agent generated stat to get their client more money then I don't know what is.

Look I " saved" the game.

Ultima Ratio
05-10-2013, 10:51 PM
That loss belongs to two supposed Twins strengths, the bullpen and defense.

buckninetyone
05-10-2013, 10:53 PM
those damn oriels, bay windows beating the twins

one_eyed_jack
05-10-2013, 10:55 PM
Sickening losses are part of baseball, and tonight is a good night for Orioles fans.

yeah over 162 games you're gonna have some. Every team does. But this will be the fourth game in the last 2 weeks we've gotten out to a lead and peed it away in the later innings. That's too many. If we could have held a couple of those we'd be 18-14 instead of 16-16. Not to mention what it does to my blood pressure.

ashburyjohn
05-10-2013, 10:57 PM
So, the net advice is that I should get coleslaw on my BBQ in Carolina? I'll go with that.

buckninetyone
05-10-2013, 11:25 PM
So, the net advice is that I should get coleslaw on my BBQ in Carolina? I'll go with that.

wait wait... south or north?

ashburyjohn
05-10-2013, 11:27 PM
wait wait... south or north?

We'll spend time in each.

buckninetyone
05-10-2013, 11:41 PM
We'll spend time in each.

get cole slaw in the north and barnacle spread in the south!

buckninetyone
05-11-2013, 12:03 AM
hold on barnacle spread sound gross get cole slaw in both places

ashburyjohn
05-11-2013, 12:54 AM
hold on barnacle spread sound gross get cole slaw in both places

Cole slaw sounds gross too, but I'll take your advice under consideration.