05-18-2012, 03:42 PM #1
Game 38 - Twins @ Brewers - 5/18/12
Denard Span CF
Brian Dozier SS
Joe Mauer C
Josh Willingham LF
Justin Morneau 1B
Trevor Plouffe RF
Alexi Casilla 2B
Jamey Carroll 3B
Scott Diamond P
05-18-2012, 03:43 PM #2
With Mauer catching Diamond (instead of Butera), I expect Diamond to give up more than 4 runs in less than 4 innings.
05-18-2012, 03:47 PM #3
As long as Rick Anderson is Pitching Coach, this prediction applies to every Twins game with no need to restrict it to Diamond, Mauer and/or Butera.
05-18-2012, 03:50 PM #4
05-18-2012, 03:52 PM #5
Will he go another 7 scoreless? I don't know, but I certainly hope so.Posts on other sites:
05-18-2012, 03:55 PM #6
05-18-2012, 04:09 PM #7
I'm pretty surprised Mauer is in the lineup as the catcher today. If Diamond regresses today, I guess it will give Gardy justification to have Butera catch him until he regresses some more.
05-18-2012, 04:19 PM #8
If Gardy is going to play Plouffe in the outfield every day now, isn't it rather redundant to be carrying three other outfielders on the bench?
05-18-2012, 04:37 PM #9
05-18-2012, 04:47 PM #10
This is actually the best lineup the Twins can have right now against a LHP. With a righty pitching not so much. I'd rather see Revere instead of Plouffe batting 8th and playing CF with Span at RF. But good thing that Butera is not there-----
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05-18-2012, 05:35 PM #11
It's important that Mauer catch this series, since with Doumit injured, you don't want Butera and the pitcher batting back to back. Ick.
05-18-2012, 06:20 PM #12
I guess some readers forgot that Milwaukee is in th NL....no DH this weekend. Mauer and Morneau both play at least 2 of 3 in the field this weekend, and with an off day on Monday, maybe all 3 games!
05-18-2012, 06:51 PM #13
05-18-2012, 07:21 PM #14
Looks like Diamond will need to make sure to keep the ball down tonight as that thing is carrying.
05-18-2012, 07:28 PM #15
Shoot. Hopefully Diamond can come up with a little damage control here.
05-18-2012, 08:14 PM #16
05-18-2012, 08:29 PM #17
Twins don't have a lot of hits, but they must be going deep into the count. Brewer's pitcher has 70+ pitches in 4 innings. Hope they have a lousy bullpen.
05-18-2012, 08:33 PM #18
In Detroit, Verlander's no-hit bid is broken up in the 9th. Wonder if he forgot to rush from the bench to take a leak in the 8th ala Weaver?
05-18-2012, 08:45 PM #19
I just noticed there is no DH and was messed up. They are at Milwaukee...
Diamond got a single!
05-18-2012, 09:00 PM #20
Great hustle by Morneau there to beat out the throw. That was impressive.