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Seth Stohs
04-07-2012, 04:15 PM
Here are the lineups for tonight's game:

Twins
Denard Span CF
Jamey Carroll SS
Joe Mauer C
Justin Morneau DH
Josh Willingham LF
Chris Parmelee 1B
Danny Valencia 3B
Ben Revere RF
Alexi Casilla 2B

SP: Francisco Liriano

Orioles
Nolan Reimold LF
JJ Hardy SS
Nick Markakis RF
Adam Jones CF
Matt Wieters C
Mark Reynolds 3B
Nick Johson 1B
Ronny Paulino DH
Robert Andino 2B

SP: Tommy Hunter

Neinstein
04-07-2012, 04:45 PM
I'm excited to see what Span, M & M, and Parmelee can do against Hunter!

Intramural Legend
04-07-2012, 06:12 PM
Would be nice if our table setters would make Hunter work a bit

USAFChief
04-07-2012, 06:15 PM
Two ugly swings from Morneau, sandwiched around missing his pitch on 1-1.

Riverbrian
04-07-2012, 06:15 PM
Arrieta and now Hunter look like Palmer and McNally thus far

Riverbrian
04-07-2012, 06:20 PM
Liriano in a word... Encouraging.

USAFChief
04-07-2012, 06:21 PM
The Twins are going to regret no locking up Liriano when they still could have.

Intramural Legend
04-07-2012, 06:21 PM
Nice start for Lirano. Nice to see all his pitches early.

Riverbrian
04-07-2012, 06:25 PM
It has too be hard for the Twins brass. Liriano has been so polar over his career.

Riverbrian
04-07-2012, 06:27 PM
Revere... That's a ball player. Now send him.

Riverbrian
04-07-2012, 06:33 PM
Jeez... I wish I wouldn't have used the word polar!

ashburyjohn
04-07-2012, 06:34 PM
Revere... That's a ball player. Now send him.

A team's made an offer? Who do we get?

Intramural Legend
04-07-2012, 06:34 PM
The walk is more frusturating.

ashburyjohn
04-07-2012, 06:36 PM
Jeez... I wish I wouldn't have used the word polar!

Used to seem that way all the time with Scott Erickson, too. Lights-out first inning would too often translate into the showers by the fifth. Other games he'd struggle in the early innings then cruise into the eighth or ninth. Go figure.

USAFChief
04-07-2012, 06:38 PM
Since everyone is sure another OFer catches the triple yesterday, I'll posit that Doumit catches that HR ball that just cleared the fence.

Riverbrian
04-07-2012, 06:38 PM
A team's made an offer? Who do we get?

lol... Traded for Humber and Mulvey

Riverbrian
04-07-2012, 06:39 PM
Since everyone is sure another OFer catches the triple yesterday, I'll posit that Doumit catches that HR ball that just cleared the fence.

Sure he would have. He is taller.

Riverbrian
04-07-2012, 06:41 PM
Used to seem that way all the time with Scott Erickson, too. Lights-out first inning would too often translate into the showers by the fifth. Other games he'd struggle in the early innings then cruise into the eighth or ninth. Go figure.

Liriano battled back. Now will the Twins?

Intramural Legend
04-07-2012, 06:47 PM
Liriano battled back. Now will the Twins?

Would be nice so see our offense at least show a glimpse of something this weekend.

Fanatic Jack
04-07-2012, 06:50 PM
It's 2011 all over again.

Intramural Legend
04-07-2012, 06:50 PM
Those three extra days of fundamentals sure are paying off

mikeee
04-07-2012, 07:04 PM
Smack it out, chris!!

USAFChief
04-07-2012, 07:09 PM
well that inning sure fizzled.

Intramural Legend
04-07-2012, 07:10 PM
Trying to stay positive :mad:

ashburyjohn
04-07-2012, 07:11 PM
I'll hold my 20/20 hindsight for after the game.

dabecka
04-07-2012, 07:16 PM
So proud that the offense currently consists of 9 inch grounders and popups in foul ground with RISP.

Intramural Legend
04-07-2012, 07:17 PM
So proud that the offense currently consists of 9 inch grounders and popups in foul ground with RISP.

Don't forget a couple strikeouts

USAFChief
04-07-2012, 07:19 PM
Liriano not getting a lot of help here. Valencia needs to get one out on that ground ball.

Riverbrian
04-07-2012, 07:21 PM
Defense! How can you not defense it?

luckylager
04-07-2012, 07:21 PM
550

Its a game and a half in to the season. Relax a little.

Riverbrian
04-07-2012, 07:22 PM
Why was Velencia playing with two outs?

Ultima Ratio
04-07-2012, 07:26 PM
If you can't find something nice to say, don't say anything at all. So... our defense can play even better than this! Grrrr.....

Riverbrian
04-07-2012, 07:30 PM
Why was Velencia playing with two outs?

I meant playing IN with two outs and runners on 2nd and 3rd.

Ultima Ratio
04-07-2012, 07:31 PM
I'm sure we can even do better than three soft infield grounders. I'm sure of it!

dabecka
04-07-2012, 07:32 PM
550

Its a game and a half in to the season. Relax a little.

If it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck, it's a duck. Other than Mauer's liner to 3rd, Morneau's double, and Willingham's dinger, the Twins haven't hit the ball hard at all.

minn55441
04-07-2012, 07:37 PM
Maybe the Orioles pitching is much improved and we are just running into great pitching????????

minn55441
04-07-2012, 07:41 PM
What does our lineup look like tomorrow? Mauer at first? doumit catching? Do we give Lexi the day off and give Hughes a shot?

Ultima Ratio
04-07-2012, 07:42 PM
Maybe the Orioles pitching is much improved and we are just running into great pitching???????? That must be it.

On a different note, look at the crowd... pathetic. It's opening weekend.

Riverbrian
04-07-2012, 07:47 PM
What does our lineup look like tomorrow? Mauer at first? doumit catching? Do we give Lexi the day off and give Hughes a shot?You can bet on Doumit C and Mauer 1B... As for Hughes... Yeah... Why not. Give Burroughs some time at 3B as well.

Thrylos
04-07-2012, 08:12 PM
Does Ryan still have the "interim" title btw?

James Richter
04-07-2012, 08:12 PM
In the 4th, Liriano gave up a walk, a grounder Valencia should have fielded, another grounder Valencia and Willingham should have fielded, then a jam-shot blooper. I know they count as hits in the box score, but why should Frankie have to get pulled after 4 IP just because his "defense" can't catch the ball?

Intramural Legend
04-07-2012, 08:12 PM
Dick's right...this guy is excellent at keeping the ball in the park!

powrwrap
04-07-2012, 08:13 PM
Trying to stay positive :mad:It's not working for me. Two solo HRs off Burton. 8-0 Orioles. Fork 'em.

twinzgrl
04-07-2012, 08:16 PM
I know it is only the second game, but there are some big RED FLAGS here already....

minn55441
04-07-2012, 08:22 PM
3 straight hits, granted they are all singles. Now it's time for a bomb. OH Yeah, we have carroll up, maybe another single and then the bomb.

Thrylos
04-07-2012, 08:33 PM
So Gardenhire burns his best pitcher in a blow out.... Why put Perkins in there? Let Burton's arm fall off

minn55441
04-07-2012, 08:43 PM
Are the odds any better we will need some quality innings tomorrow?

Jack Torse
04-07-2012, 08:57 PM
Looks like game 164 to me. I love watching this team as much as about anything outside my family life and Tiger Woods in the hunt on sunday but this is getting hard to watch.

Twinsoholic
04-07-2012, 09:10 PM
What I saw tonight was an uninspired team playing an inspired team that had lost its last tune-up game to a college team. Seriously, the Orioles lost to a college club, and then the Os kick the Twins' butts in two games. Liriano was awesome in the first and then atrocious. It's not Gardenhire's fault, but this team needs new leadership. There is an exhaustion or asphyxiation with the Twins. They need some fresh air. They have taken this approach with the AAA manager, bringing Glenn in from outside of the organization. I hope that Gardenhire can inspire the guys to turn it around, but .... Two games, of course, are no indication of how the Twins will so. This may be wringing of hands hysterically after only two games into the season, but I think the asphyxiation is real on this team. I hope I'm wrong.

USAFChief
04-07-2012, 09:16 PM
Positives:

Perkins looked pretty good.

They managed to get a couple runs out of bases loaded, no outs, 2-3-4-5 hitters due up.

Opening day tix on Stubhub can be had for as little as $19.95.

twinscowboysbulls
04-08-2012, 09:39 AM
I remember what I paid for Opening Day tix a few years back....not that.

Neinstein
04-08-2012, 10:25 AM
We should not forget that Baltmore started out HOT last year as well.
They swept 3 games against the Rays, won 2 of 3 against the Tigers, took 2 of 4 against the Twins, 2 of 3 against the Red Sox, and almost swept the White Sox taking 3 of 4 to start out their first month of ball.


Many teams begin the year slow. It's nothing new for the Twins to start out a little slow in the Wins column.


Yes, some mistakes being made... defensively and offensively.
It's only 2 games. At the end of the day, one team wins and one team loses. Some lose big, some lose by a little. Some win big, some squeak out a win.


It's baseball. Go Twins!