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mhanson93
04-17-2012, 06:50 PM
Liriano vs. Sabathia

mhanson93
04-17-2012, 06:53 PM
Bases loaded in the 2nd with 2 outs. Hold onto your hats, folks!!

woolhouse
04-17-2012, 06:56 PM
Liriano's not making it pretty... but he's keeping it semi-under control. Could use a handful more strikeouts...

mhanson93
04-17-2012, 07:01 PM
Uh-oh! Span and Gardy headed to the showers. Outfield defense should be interesting the rest of the night...

Riverbrian
04-17-2012, 07:04 PM
Has Span ever been tossed before?

deanlambrecht
04-17-2012, 07:05 PM
Watching on gameday. Why did they get tossed?

mhanson93
04-17-2012, 07:06 PM
Clete for MVP! LOL

Neinstein
04-17-2012, 07:07 PM
Nice hit from Thomas!

Riverbrian
04-17-2012, 07:10 PM
Watching on gameday. Why did they get tossed?

Bad strike call... Front door curve that didn't make front door. Span started jawing an kept going til he got tossed.

woolhouse
04-17-2012, 07:15 PM
Good for Span. Watching on Gameday, Sabathia's been getting everything in the black on the left-handed hitters, and Liriano hasn't. (Not that Liriano's have been better/closer...)

deanlambrecht
04-17-2012, 07:17 PM
Good for Span...

qft. Fire is the thing this squad tends to lack. Good to see it from the players.

Riverbrian
04-17-2012, 07:20 PM
qft. Fire is the thing this squad tends to lack. Good to see it from the players.

Never seen that from Span. He was pissed... Gardy was pissed over the balk so I knew he was gone once span was gone. I thought it was a balk.

stringer bell
04-17-2012, 07:21 PM
This game might last four hours. Liriano isn't making it easy by any means.

MrEnthusiasm
04-17-2012, 07:23 PM
Has Span ever been tossed before?
At least once before. He got tossed in Detroit a couple years ago and threw his bat to the backstop. Ended up apologizing to the ump the next day. He's a pretty placid ballplayer but has just enough temper to get him in trouble from time to time. It's good to see a little passion like that sometimes - it was a lousy call, after all - just so long as he doesn't make a habit of jawing at the umps. We need Denard in these games.

Scheherezade
04-17-2012, 07:25 PM
Load em' up Liriano!

deanlambrecht
04-17-2012, 07:26 PM
Load em' up Liriano!
jfc! Most frustrating starter. Ever. What a head case. 2.1 IP tonight. Nice show, kid.

adjacent
04-17-2012, 07:31 PM
What to do with Liriano? Put him in the DL with head casitis?

MrEnthusiasm
04-17-2012, 07:35 PM
Frankie's not even good enough to get traded at this point. Just clueless out there.

chavez
04-17-2012, 07:41 PM
I realize the Twins will not give up on Frankie this year, but you have to wonder if we aren't better off getting a look at someone else. There is no way the Twins bring him back next year and I think we may be better off trying to mold next years rotation right now. There is no way Hendricks or Swarzy should get bumped when Marquis comes back in favor of Liriano.

deanlambrecht
04-17-2012, 07:45 PM
As soon as he exploded on the scene, we should have been working him as a closer. Maybe, just maybe, he'd have been able to keep his lid on for an inning a game. Regarding giving up on him this year, no one would take him unless we covered nearly his entire salary, given how he's pitched to date.

deanlambrecht
04-17-2012, 07:46 PM
What to do with Liriano? Put him in the DL with head casitis?
Bi-hemispheric brain weakness?

Riverbrian
04-17-2012, 07:47 PM
At least once before. He got tossed in Detroit a couple years ago and threw his bat to the backstop. Ended up apologizing to the ump the next day. He's a pretty placid ballplayer but has just enough temper to get him in trouble from time to time. It's good to see a little passion like that sometimes - it was a lousy call, after all - just so long as he doesn't make a habit of jawing at the umps. We need Denard in these games.

I think I remember that now. He tossed his bat. Other than that it pretty surprising to see him get tossed.

TwinVike61
04-17-2012, 07:50 PM
Bi-hemispheric brain weakness?

sounds like 6 weeks in the hot tub.

Riverbrian
04-17-2012, 07:54 PM
Bi-hemispheric brain weakness?

Baseball needs an I'm sucking real bad list... Like the DL... If a player reaches predetermined level of lack of production over a predetermined period of time. On to the SRBL they go and a player is called up.

stringer bell
04-17-2012, 07:55 PM
The Twins need to fix Mr. Liriano.

deanlambrecht
04-17-2012, 07:58 PM
The Twins need to fix Mr. Liriano.

Don't hold your breath.

adjacent
04-17-2012, 08:15 PM
Bi-hemispheric brain weakness?

Seriously. It is evident that as soon as he gets hit, he falls apart. I wonder if it is not something like Greinke went through. When adequately treated, the guy became a Cy Young. They should give him some kind of help.

deanlambrecht
04-17-2012, 08:17 PM
Nice work ending that 3rd base threat, Mr. Maloney!!

Neinstein
04-17-2012, 08:17 PM
Doumit, Valencia, Plouffe... you guys have to figure out a way to contribute here in the 7th.

edit: I didn't mean contribute to a loss.

edit: Good job taking the walk Plouffe.

edit: Some luck from an A-Rod error gets Hughes on base.

Casilla has hit okay off Sabathia, but not so lucky tonight.

Neinstein
04-17-2012, 08:54 PM
bleh. 2 more games in the series.

Neinstein
04-17-2012, 08:56 PM
At least Rochester is sticking it to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
A good outing from Robertson tonight.
Don't blow this Slama!

edit: Wow, Bottom of the 8th Slama conjures Guardado loading the bases, full count to get a strikeout for the third out.

mhanson93
04-17-2012, 09:05 PM
Bi-hemispheric brain weakness?

I think it could be called suckitis

mhanson93
04-17-2012, 09:12 PM
Wow, less than two weeks in and we have 1 starter gone for the year, one pitching just awful, and one with shoulder issues. Gonna be a merry-go-round in the rotation this year.

gil4
04-17-2012, 09:40 PM
http://www.twinsdaily.com/image.php?u=957&dateline=1332035270


A Bombo Rivera card as your avatar? Why? (There must be a story - why him and not, say, Hosken Powell?)

Shane Wahl
04-17-2012, 11:47 PM
I am surprised that no one in this thread questioned the move of Maloney in for Liriano. Adding another lefty, and one who kinda sucks at that in a close-ish ballgame is pretty ridiculous. Jeff Gray in the third makes the Yankees make some moves. Instead it was meatball time and a few more runs. Gray could have got them to the 5th.

Shane Wahl
04-17-2012, 11:50 PM
And yes, while I never thought this was the case before, I do think that Liriano should move to the bullpen. And immediately. Look at Glen Perkins (not now, but in general) and what the move did for him. Pitchers pitch better as relievers and gain velocity. Maybe Liriano can be put into high leverage situations and suddenly he is hitting 94-95 with a good slider that doesn't have to be overused or underused in a relief role.

twinsnorth49
04-18-2012, 01:08 AM
The Twins need to fix Mr. Liriano.

With what, a full frontal lobotomy? Maybe a stun gun?

Kirby_Waved_At_Me
04-18-2012, 08:41 AM
Would the Twins ever consider moving Liriano to the bullpen? I was at the game last week against the Angels, and he certainly looks good for an inning or two.