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Seth Stohs
04-16-2012, 05:25 PM
Twins Lineup:

Denard Span CF
Jamey Carroll SS
Joe Mauer DH
Josh Willingham LF
Justin Morneau 1B
Ryan Doumit C
Danny Valencia 3B
Clete Thomas RF
Alexi Casilla 2B

SP: Carl Pavano

Yankees Lineup:

Derek Jeter SS
Curtis Granderson CF
Alex Rodriguez 3B
Robinson Cano 2B
Mark Teixeira 1B
Nick Swisher RF
Raul Ibanez DH
Russell Martin C
Brett Gardner LF

SP: Freddy Garcia

Dougmancaveitch
04-16-2012, 05:29 PM
Glad to see Willingham batting in the 4 spot tonight. You gotta go with what's working right now, and right now Willingham is batting .419

Ultima Ratio
04-16-2012, 05:48 PM
Can our so-called power lefties (M, M, Doumit) put something together, together tonight? It's about time. Go Twins!

woolhouse
04-16-2012, 05:50 PM
Mauer better pull everything tonight, and keep it off the left-field line: Phil Cuzzi is the third-base umpire tonight.

Neinstein
04-16-2012, 05:53 PM
Phil Cuzzi is the third-base umpire tonight.
They've already lost the game. haha

Neinstein
04-16-2012, 06:22 PM
Willingham @ 3rd, Morneau @ 1st, 2 outs... Doumit has an opportunity to show something.
correction: did show something.

THE DFC
04-16-2012, 06:26 PM
How does Valencia even take at-bats that are that awful? It's not like Garcia's up there throwing like Justin Verlander...

woolhouse
04-16-2012, 06:26 PM
Four two-out hits by the Twins: double by Mauer, RBI single for Willingham, single for Morneau, and RBI single for Doumit. Nice hitting by the guys who are supposed to supply it.

cr9617
04-16-2012, 06:29 PM
Should have been like 4-0 after the first. Attempting to steal in that situation, against the Yanks, with Carrol running, Mauer coming up, followed by 4 and 5 hitters.....I don't get it. You need a lot more than 1 run vs this team.

woolhouse
04-16-2012, 06:33 PM
And Pavano literally could not have coughed that lead up any faster.

Neinstein
04-16-2012, 06:46 PM
Okay Pavano, move quickly through these next two innings.

davidjcampbell
04-16-2012, 06:46 PM
Mauer better pull everything tonight, and keep it off the left-field line: Phil Cuzzi is the third-base umpire tonight.

Cuzzi is on second according to FSN and MLB box score. Twins have a chance tonight...

davidjcampbell
04-16-2012, 06:50 PM
Bert is reading the media guide again...

Highabove
04-16-2012, 07:48 PM
I have never heard a deader homerun call then that last one by Dick B.

Neinstein
04-16-2012, 07:52 PM
Okay Pavano, move quickly through these next two innings.

p.s.

would it be too much to ask for a quick 6th and 7th also??

Neinstein
04-16-2012, 08:05 PM
How does Valencia even take at-bats that are that awful? It's not like Garcia's up there throwing like Justin Verlander...
Dear Danny Valencia,
I know it is pretty early in the season, I know... but still... either way, you don't want to fall below the Mendoza line.

Highabove
04-16-2012, 08:14 PM
How can Gardenhire even consider bringing in Jeff Gray!!

twinsnorth49
04-16-2012, 08:29 PM
Are you kidding me Granderson?....seriously?!!! Great hit, greater catch, wow!

one_eyed_jack
04-16-2012, 08:30 PM
Well that was a huge blow to my hopes for a Twins W this evening.

Riverbrian
04-16-2012, 08:41 PM
Well that was a huge blow to my hopes for a Twins W this evening.

Stay with us. We still got the lead. But yeah...whatta catch. That's what speed in the OF does. Big moments when those catches are made.

twinsnorth49
04-16-2012, 08:41 PM
FINALLY!!!! Key hits in the same game by Doumit and Valencia, that's the way.....................good thing Cano's throw was high, he was out.

Riverbrian
04-16-2012, 08:42 PM
Keep the roll going... Send Clete... Let's see how he does.

Riverbrian
04-16-2012, 08:43 PM
Bummer... He would have taken that bag.

davidjcampbell
04-16-2012, 08:43 PM
Stay with us. We still got the lead. But yeah...whatta catch. That's what speed in the OF does. Big moments when those catches are made.

Lookin better now...

Anyone else watching ESPN. The broadcast team is actually decent tonight. Whadda think?

Riverbrian
04-16-2012, 08:44 PM
FINALLY!!!! Key hits in the same game by Doumit and Valencia, that's the way.....................good thing Cano's throw was high, he was out.

Yeah that Doumit speed was leaving a vapor trail... Ala the roadrunner from loony tunes. Meep meep..

twinsnorth49
04-16-2012, 08:44 PM
I like Clete Thomas!

Airmonos
04-16-2012, 08:45 PM
Was starting to wonder how bad we were going to miss Glenn Perkins tonight.

Riverbrian
04-16-2012, 08:46 PM
Lookin better now...

Anyone else watching ESPN. The broadcast team is actually decent tonight. Whadda think?

lol... If you are not watching on ESPN... Don't switch over... Stay with the channel you are watching... The channel you are watching is working. Do not tempt the wrath of the whatever from high a top the thing.

striker_86
04-16-2012, 08:48 PM
Cmon bullpen. 6 outs! Lets go!

Riverbrian
04-16-2012, 08:48 PM
I like Clete Thomas!

I do to. I think he is motivated to play well. He will be dialed in. Besides his play yesterday forced another start tonight which forced Gardy to play both Catchers and one at DH. That's a huge moment in our Twins development.

twinsnorth49
04-16-2012, 08:52 PM
No worries, Duensing gets it done.

davidjcampbell
04-16-2012, 08:52 PM
I do to. I think he is motivated to play well. He will be dialed in. Besides his play yesterday forced another start tonight which forced Gardy to play both Catchers and one at DH. That's a huge moment in our Twins development.

Real good points.

I also like Clete. I thi he'll be more versatile than Revere ever would have been and now Revere can play everyday in Roc to help his development.

Riverbrian
04-16-2012, 08:53 PM
So close... Nice effort by span. Good hard baseball. Nice positioning by Willingham. The bench coach did a nice job with those arm signals from the dugout... And Casilla... Yes... This is baseball.

twinsnorth49
04-16-2012, 08:53 PM
I do to. I think he is motivated to play well. He will be dialed in. Besides his play yesterday forced another start tonight which forced Gardy to play both Catchers and one at DH. That's a huge moment in our Twins development.

This could and maybe should be the lineup and order we've been looking for.

Neinstein
04-16-2012, 08:54 PM
I do to. I think he is motivated to play well. He will be dialed in. Besides his play yesterday forced another start tonight which forced Gardy to play both Catchers and one at DH. That's a huge moment in our Twins development.
This is the lineup they need to keep for the series (flipping Mauer with Doumit as needed)

Ultima Ratio
04-16-2012, 08:56 PM
This is the lineup they need to keep for the series (flipping Mauer with Doumit as needed)
Agreed, though I sub Plouffe for Thomas against lefties.

Top Gun
04-16-2012, 08:57 PM
Gardy got the Twins going now. Great job!

Riverbrian
04-16-2012, 08:57 PM
Alright... Neinstein and Twinsnorth... Quit typing the same thing at the same time. It produced this phasing effect that was unsettling.

one_eyed_jack
04-16-2012, 08:57 PM
Stay with us. We still got the lead. But yeah...whatta catch. That's what speed in the OF does. Big moments when those catches are made.

Oh I'm staying. I've just seen these kinds of games end badly for the Twins so many times, that I'm conditioned to lose hope when I see something like that happen in the later innings.

I forget the exact numbers, and I'm too lazy to look them up right now, but in a long stretch of losses at Yankee Stadium, the Twins had the lead in the 6th inning or later in over two thirds of them.

Riverbrian
04-16-2012, 08:59 PM
Oh I'm staying. I've just seen these kinds of games end badly for the Twins so many times, that I'm conditioned to lose hope when I see something like that happen in the later innings.

I forget the exact numbers, and I'm too lazy to look them up right now, but in a long stretch of losses at Yankee Stadium, the Twins had the lead in the 6th inning or later in over two thirds of them.

lol. By posting that.. You just tempted the wrath of the whatever from high a top the thing.

Riverbrian
04-16-2012, 09:01 PM
Willingham not looking good in the 4 hole. Morneau looking great in the 5 hole. Maybe it's the hole itself.

twinsnorth49
04-16-2012, 09:03 PM
Morneau has hit the ball hard all night, nice to see, and see him playing first.

twinsnorth49
04-16-2012, 09:04 PM
Willingham not looking good in the 4 hole. Morneau looking great in the 5 hole. Maybe it's the hole itself.

Can we hit 2 guys from the 5 hole? Let's find out.

luckylager
04-16-2012, 09:05 PM
I really don't want to see Capps make this interesting. Lets go, 1-2-3!

twinsnorth49
04-16-2012, 09:07 PM
Ok Cappy, 4 run lead, loosen your pants and close it out!

twinsnorth49
04-16-2012, 09:08 PM
Morneau plays grounder and makes the out himself at 1st.....no sign of a concussion as of yet.

Riverbrian
04-16-2012, 09:08 PM
Can we hit 2 guys from the 5 hole? Let's find out.

lol... That's perfect... Maybe Gardy can submit his lineup with no cleanup hitter. It will be Mauer followed by 5A and 5B. Kind of like no 13th floor at the hotel.

Riverbrian
04-16-2012, 09:10 PM
Morneau plays grounder and makes the out himself at 1st.....no sign of a concussion as of yet.

Tempting the wrath of the whatever from high a top the thing.

Riverbrian
04-16-2012, 09:12 PM
Game over. 3 and 7 baby.

twinsnorth49
04-16-2012, 09:13 PM
Whoooooooohoooooooo....I smell a run coming!

asmus_ndsu
04-16-2012, 09:17 PM
Great win tonight... I only got to see the last couple innings and some highlights but what I thought was fantastic about today's win is that all 7 rbi's were hit by different players. Everyone was in on this win including pavano bouncing back to shut down the Yankees offense

Riverbrian
04-16-2012, 09:17 PM
Seriously... Loved it. Guys getting dirty... Making plays... Key hits... Anything is possible. That was a well played game. Now they gotta do it again tomorrow.

Ultima Ratio
04-16-2012, 09:24 PM
That really felt good. So many nice surprises tonight (Casilla's D, and a little offense too, Morneau back at 1B and hitting p-rods, Mauer hitting with a little power, Pavano pitching well, bullpen not imploding, and on and on it goes.... well). Let's get 3 out of 4!

Montecore
04-16-2012, 09:31 PM
Good for Pavano, best pitched game of the year and runs on the 1st. Be nice if Liriano can deliver.

stringer bell
04-16-2012, 09:55 PM
I don't want to get too worked up over one game, but this was so refreshing. The Twins were the better team. They were more aggressive, hit better, made some plays in the field and appeared unintimidated. After losing a two run lead in four pitches, they put together a couple of good innings. Pavano really settled down and showed what a pitcher can do, even without a 90 mph fastball. If the Twins are going to be competent, they need to score 800 runs, if they are going to contend, they need to score more than that. Their pitching won't be dominant, but it can be competent. I especially like the two fine plays that Casilla made (a good turn of a DP and a diving stop) and the fact that everybody contributed to the win. In New York. Against the Yankees. On national cable.

asmus_ndsu
04-17-2012, 06:31 AM
. In New York. Against the Yankees. On national cable.

Anyone else notice that games broadcast on New Yorks "YES" network has awsome sound? You can really hear the true snap of the catchers glow and thwap of the wooden bat. When can FSN get that kind of sound?