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Seth Stohs
04-22-2012, 10:21 AM
Twins hope to win a series in Tampa. Here is the lineup they'll go with:

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

SP: Francisco Liriano

Rays Lineup:

Desmond Jennings LF
Ben Zobrist RF
Carlos Pena 1B
Evan Longoria 3B
Jeff Keppinger DH
BJ Upton CF
Sean Rodriguez SS
Chris Gimenez C
Elliot Johnson 2B

SP: Jeff Niemann

stringer bell
04-22-2012, 10:25 AM
Ok, I've seen enough of Clete Thomas now. Too many whiffs so far, although he does show decent pop.

Riverbrian
04-22-2012, 10:58 AM
No way Velencia is in my lineup. I can't help assume that Gardy is killing Velencia by not providingconsequence for his lack of performance.

twinsnorth49
04-22-2012, 11:36 AM
In the spirit of arm chair second guessing, would have liked to have seen Burroughs at 3rd and Doumit in RF (preferably Morneau at 1st, Parmelee in RF and Doumit DH but I get not playing Morneau with the foot).

asmus_ndsu
04-22-2012, 11:48 AM
I thought carroll, Mayer,Morneau, willingham, or at least a couple of them were due for a day off.... Maybe there's a sense of ugency to get this win today? Not your typical gardy Sunday lineup

twinsnorth49
04-22-2012, 12:10 PM
Minus Valencia at 3rd, it's close to their best defensive lineup right now. Maybe Gardy just wants to put the best team around Frankie to keep him from unravelling, just hope no one hits one down the 3rd base line.

TwinsFanLV
04-22-2012, 12:30 PM
In the spirit of arm chair second guessing, would have liked to have seen Burroughs at 3rd and Doumit in RF (preferably Morneau at 1st, Parmelee in RF and Doumit DH but I get not playing Morneau with the foot).

Almost agree. Isn't it time to give Willingham a breather? If Morneau was at first, I'd lime to see Parmalee in right. Thomas in left and Willingham DH.

Ultima Ratio
04-22-2012, 12:41 PM
I don't think we'll see Mauer Doumit and Parmelee in the same lineup ever again. Doumit's ABs from RF are going to be few and far between now that Clete is apparently the primary (and platoon with Plouffe) RF.

woolhouse
04-22-2012, 01:00 PM
Having to watch the game on Gameday (at work). Morneau's out was listed first-to-second-to-first... did they try for the double play and miss Willingham at second?

mnfireman
04-22-2012, 01:09 PM
Valencia is 0-8 with 3 K's career against Niemann, shoulda gave him the day off.

Ultima Ratio
04-22-2012, 01:12 PM
Clete watch: 0/1 K (looking)

brianpope
04-22-2012, 01:15 PM
It is official. Thomas has become Gardy's Punto.

stringer bell
04-22-2012, 01:24 PM
There are alternatives to playing Clete. I would rather they start Plouffe or Doumit in RF before putting Clete in RF. He should be the fourth OF.

striker_86
04-22-2012, 01:26 PM
Yeah, dont get me wrong. I like Thomas. But he shouldnt be our everyday rightfielder.....

Ultima Ratio
04-22-2012, 01:26 PM
Here we go with Liriano (see it rhymes :) ).....

striker_86
04-22-2012, 01:28 PM
Here we go with Liriano (see it rhymes :) ).....

yup, the meltdown has begun....

Highabove
04-22-2012, 01:28 PM
Thomas is a carrier Minor Leaguer who is taking playing time away from our young players.

Maybe Gardy will figure this out.

Ultima Ratio
04-22-2012, 01:28 PM
I looked this up last night but could not find an answer: Does Liriano have any minor league options remaining?

mnfireman
04-22-2012, 01:29 PM
Clete Thomas is 3-6 against Niemann, maybe not a bad decision. We'll see.

Highabove
04-22-2012, 01:30 PM
Liriano could be a fine Bullpen arm.

mhanson93
04-22-2012, 01:31 PM
Wow..Twins are going to have to do something. This is getting downright laughable (and predictable) with Liriano...

Ultima Ratio
04-22-2012, 01:32 PM
Liriano could be a fine Bullpen arm.
Not with his current walk rate. When could you trust to bring him in?

Seth Stohs
04-22-2012, 01:33 PM
Liriano could be a fine Bullpen arm.

And we think that Jeff Gray was frustrating yesterday...

Ultima Ratio
04-22-2012, 01:37 PM
7.1 BB/9 so far this year (before today's start). That's walks, not Ks. Horrible.

woolhouse
04-22-2012, 01:39 PM
Is Liriano going to lose a no-hitter today???

Highabove
04-22-2012, 01:47 PM
Doesn't Liriano usually have a good first inning?

VATwinsFan
04-22-2012, 01:49 PM
Twins are now on a 5 for 35 streak with RISP.

Highabove
04-22-2012, 01:51 PM
When you enter the Trop, it looks like the Circus is in town. A lot of junk hanging from the ceiling.

CDog
04-23-2012, 12:00 AM
I looked this up last night but could not find an answer: Does Liriano have any minor league options remaining?

I realize this is way after the fact and being in a game thread may not get read...but my understanding is that he has at least one option, but because he has five years of major league time that he has to agree to being sent down. I'm not 100% that's true, but that's what "I've heard."