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Game 41 - Twins @ White Sux - 5/22/12

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#1 Parker Hageman

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Posted 22 May 2012 - 02:55 PM

Per LaVelle Neal's twitter feed, here is tonight's Twins lineup:

(1) Denard Span - CF
(2) Ben Revere - RF
(3) Joe Mauer - C
(4) Josh Willingham - LF
(5) Justin Morneau - 1B
(6) Ryan Doumit - DH
(7) Brian Dozier - SS
(8) Alexi Casilla - 2B
(9) Jamey Carroll - 3B
(P) PJ Walters

#2 Seth Stohs

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Posted 22 May 2012 - 03:01 PM

Great to see Doumit in the lineup! Hopefully his calf is alright!!! I definitely like the lineup 1-7 and 9!

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Posted 22 May 2012 - 03:08 PM

Why has cws pitching been so good?

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Posted 22 May 2012 - 03:09 PM

White Sux... nice. It would be nice to see Span and Revere get on base a few times tonight and run around a bit, cause some chaos.

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Posted 22 May 2012 - 03:19 PM

Why has cws pitching been so good?


A real pitching coach :P

#6 Mr. Ed

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Posted 22 May 2012 - 03:21 PM

Why has cws pitching been so good?


Or they don't believe in signing a ton of re-treads every year. Only Humber this year and he's had one good outing.

And they don't believe in pitching to impact.

#7 stringer bell

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Posted 22 May 2012 - 03:55 PM

This is the guy Cuddy stole three bases on in one game last year. With Span, Revere, Carroll, and Casilla, there are guys to swipe bases if the game is close and they are getting on base.

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Posted 22 May 2012 - 04:10 PM

This is the guy Cuddy stole three bases on in one game last year. With Span, Revere, Carroll, and Casilla, there are guys to swipe bases if the game is close and they are getting on base.

Why wait until the game is close if you can run all over the place on him? I say start it off right away if you can.
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Posted 22 May 2012 - 05:02 PM

The Twins have the perfect guy to get back to their winning ways against. Gavin Floyd's line v. the Twins: 4-10, 5.67 ERA. Reason why Casilla is in the lineup: in 17 AB, he has a .412 BA v. Floyd. Other Twins hitting well against Floyd: Mauer-38 AB, .421 BA, 3 HR; Span-26 AB, .500 BA; Willingham-5 AB, .400 BA; Morneau-26 AB, .231 BA, 2 HR (Morneau doesn't have a great avg, but he does have two HR's); Revere-7 AB, .286 BA; Carroll-13 AB, .308 avg. Dozier and Doumit are the only two Twins who haven't faced Floyd before, and therefore have had no chance to rack up gaudy numbers versus him. The only two White Sux player that have faced Walters is Kosuke Fukudome and Dunn

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Posted 22 May 2012 - 05:05 PM

Why wait until the game is close if you can run all over the place on him? I say start it off right away if you can.

Sure. That is correct. Run in the early innings, run later in the day if the game is still close. Hopefully, the Twins get opportunities throughout the whole game.

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Posted 22 May 2012 - 05:29 PM

Great to see Doumit in the lineup! Hopefully his calf is alright!!! I definitely like the lineup 1-7 and 9!


I fully expect a "take that!" performance from AC for that!

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Posted 22 May 2012 - 05:30 PM

Why wait until the game is close if you can run all over the place on him? I say start it off right away if you can.


Don't most games start pretty close?

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Posted 22 May 2012 - 06:05 PM

Hoping the Twins jump on em early.

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Posted 22 May 2012 - 06:18 PM

Looks like Floyds fastball is tailing away from the lefties.

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Posted 22 May 2012 - 06:21 PM

Well, that didn't take too long. Could be a long night for Walters

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Posted 22 May 2012 - 06:35 PM

2nd inning AB for Dozier might have been his ugliest of the season. Everyone's entitled, though.

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Posted 22 May 2012 - 06:37 PM

Living in Chicago, this is the first game I've actually been able to watch on TV. Unfortunately it means I have to listen to Hawk Harrelson and Steve Stone - sometimes humorous with how painfully awful they are. Nice 2ndinning going for the Twins

#18 J-Dog Dungan

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Posted 22 May 2012 - 06:37 PM

I did read somewhere that the Twins, especially Gardy, were expecting Walters to have a little trouble with the gopher ball, because, according to Gardy, the way he attacks the strike zone. But never mind that now, Casilla has continued his good hitting against Floyd by doubling and scoring two runs! And then, next batter, Carroll singles in Casilla and then takes 2nd on the throw! Go Twins!

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Posted 22 May 2012 - 06:38 PM

Did the Sox sign Marquis last night and throw him in the rotation?

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Posted 22 May 2012 - 06:40 PM

Carroll scores from 3rd after a wild pitch gets him to 3rd and a single from Span drives him in.

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Posted 22 May 2012 - 06:44 PM

Span uses te speed and steals 2nd; there's te SB that we all thought was coming. Now if only Mauer could knock him in........or Willingham (Mauer walks)

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Posted 22 May 2012 - 06:45 PM

There are few things in life that cheer me up faster than the Twins leading over the White Sox.

#23 mnfireman

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Posted 22 May 2012 - 06:47 PM

What does the "AFW" on the back of the mound stand for? Not important, just wondering.

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Posted 22 May 2012 - 06:48 PM

From the Gameday "Scout": "That was pitch #45 for Floyd; his effectiveness may start slipping, as he holds batters to a .217 average in his first 45 pitches, then they start hitting .254 off him after that. (not that he already wasn't effective, lolol

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Posted 22 May 2012 - 06:48 PM

Twins brought their pimp sticks tonight

#26 J-Dog Dungan

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Posted 22 May 2012 - 06:53 PM

Line for the Twins through 2 innings against Floyd: 11 AB, 5 H, 2 BB, 4 runs. It appears that the White Sox transplanted the pitching ability of Marquis into Floyd for tonite's game.

#27 J-Dog Dungan

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Posted 22 May 2012 - 06:57 PM

After handing Floyd a long second, the Twins should have been able to do better than get out in only 12 pitches.

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Posted 22 May 2012 - 07:00 PM

Yuck. Off night for Dozier. Hopefully he'll figure it out tonight yet. Edit: Wow, terrible call on the lead off walk for Walters.

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Posted 22 May 2012 - 07:02 PM

A) How does Konerko keep putting up these monster numbers during the first half of the season and B) I hope that the Twins pitchers can shut Dunn down in this series and he can go back to the BA he deserves: .215 ;)

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Posted 22 May 2012 - 07:08 PM

Seems like these White Sox are getting some solid line drives, but they are all right at Twins players; luck like that never lasts. :/