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Seth Stohs
04-19-2012, 02:59 PM
The Twins and Yankees are set for Game 4 of their early-season series.

Twins Lineup

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

SP: Anthony Swarzak

Yankees Lineup:

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

SP: Phil Hughes

John Bonnes
04-19-2012, 03:22 PM
Lord, but do I want to take a series from the Yankees at Yankee stadium. I don't think I'm overstating things when I say that Twins fans need this. We judge our team way too much by how they compare to the Yankees. Taking three of four changes the vibe in this city a bunch.

gmarais66
04-19-2012, 03:31 PM
Lord, but do I want to take a series from the Yankees at Yankee stadium. I don't think I'm overstating things when I say that Twins fans need this. We judge our team way too much by how they compare to the Yankees. Taking three of four changes the vibe in this city a bunch.

I totally agree... The Twins have played so poorly against the Yankees and had so much bad luck against them - for so long - they've become a symbol of the Twins' shortcommings.... To win this series would be a definite confidence boost to the team and it's fans... Hey, if you can beat the Yankees, you can beat anybody... Right?

luckylager
04-19-2012, 03:41 PM
Does anyone know when the Twins last won a series in NY?

Tuba
04-19-2012, 03:50 PM
If we win this game, just unfurl the mission accomplished banner and call it a season

Game163
04-19-2012, 03:59 PM
Does anyone know when the Twins last won a series in NY?

May 8th-10th, 2001

bulldogguy
04-19-2012, 04:15 PM
God that is a long time...here's hoping to a series win, but I can't get my hopes up or I will crash and burn AGAIN with this club. At least its not a playoff series...seen too many of those games where we fall apart to this team.

Yoshii
04-19-2012, 04:26 PM
Phil Hughes might just be the man to allow it to happen.

Scheherezade
04-19-2012, 06:00 PM
^ Yeah. I definitely think Swarzak can outpace Hughes at this point in time.

mhanson93
04-19-2012, 06:33 PM
Com'n Swarzak! Please pitch an inning without giving all the runs back!

one_eyed_jack
04-19-2012, 06:37 PM
To quote a Yankee great, it's deja vu all over again.

mhanson93
04-19-2012, 06:37 PM
&##$ it Swarzak! I knew that was too much to ask!

stringer bell
04-19-2012, 06:40 PM
We have seen this movie before, no? I hope this settles down and doesn't end up 18-16.

one_eyed_jack
04-19-2012, 07:00 PM
Ugh. Tie game.

mhanson93
04-19-2012, 07:02 PM
Get Swarzak out of there!

striker_86
04-19-2012, 07:04 PM
We could score 12 today and it wont be enough.....

asmus_ndsu
04-19-2012, 07:05 PM
Wow another HR, well let's play predict the final score of this one... Ima say twins 12 Yankees 11 just because I want to play the blind optimist

Scheherezade
04-19-2012, 07:06 PM
Gotta keep that ball DOWN.

USAFChief
04-19-2012, 07:39 PM
It would be quite OK with me if Alexi Casilla never again took the field as a Minnesota Twin.

twinzgrl
04-19-2012, 07:43 PM
Where were the Twins scouts when Curtis Granderson was playing for the Mankato Mashers (now MoonDogs) of the North Woods League a few short years ago?

mhanson93
04-19-2012, 07:54 PM
Where were the Twins scouts when Curtis Granderson was playing for the Mankato Mashers (now MoonDogs) of the North Woods League a few short years ago?

I dunno, but Mankato is where most of the Twins pitchers should be....

striker_86
04-19-2012, 08:09 PM
granderson is killing us. Good thing Doumit is having a nice game to keep things close!

DrJubal
04-19-2012, 09:07 PM
I know it's giving up an out (which we did anyway with the strikeout) - but I think I woulda bunted Valencia to third there after the leadoff double in the 8th...

Sigh.

striker_86
04-19-2012, 09:08 PM
I know it's giving up an out (which we did anyway with the strikeout) - but I think I woulda bunted Valencia to third there after the leadoff double in the 8th...

Sigh.

At that point in the game, I agree.

one_eyed_jack
04-19-2012, 09:37 PM
I dunno. Can you rely on Parmalee to lay down a good bunt?

He had 2 doubles in the game, I've got no problem letting him swing away there.

2-13 with RISP, lot's of wasted opportunities. One more clutch hit and they could haven take this series.

Hard to overcome your starter getting shelled almost every night.

Bullpen deserves some props for the last couple of games.

John Bonnes
04-19-2012, 09:52 PM
I don't know if I want Parmelee bunting in that situation (or any situation), but it is REALLY disappointing that he didn't move the runner over there. Incidentally, the Twins chances of winning that game dropped 10% with that at bat. It was a huge at bat, obviously.

DrJubal
04-19-2012, 10:05 PM
Can you rely on Parmalee to lay down a good bunt?

C'mon - major league ballplayer. Doesn't have to be a GOOD bunt - just a decent bunt.

I hate bunting, I think its ALMOST always the wrong call - but I think I would've there.

whydidnt
04-19-2012, 10:31 PM
C'mon - major league ballplayer. Doesn't have to be a GOOD bunt - just a decent bunt.

I hate bunting, I think its ALMOST always the wrong call - but I think I would've there.
I agree with both you and John, which doesn't really make sense, but Parmalee was facing Robertson who is really nasty. I think if it had been a lesser pitcher, which is almost every other reliever in the league, I'd want him swinging to try and move the runner over and get on base if possible. But, in this case, I'd have asked for the bunt.