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Game 53 - Twins @ Cleveland - 6/3/12

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#1 Seth Stohs

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Posted 03 June 2012 - 10:20 AM

Twins Lineup vs RHP Justin Masterson: Denard Span CF Ben Revere RF Joe Mauer DH Josh Willingham LF Justin Morneau 1B Ryan Doumit C Brian Dozier SS Trevor Plouffe 3B Alexi Casilla 2B SP LHP Scott Diamond

#2 glunn

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Posted 03 June 2012 - 01:26 PM

Great play by the Hammer in the 1st inning, throwing out Choo at second base. I love it when Willingham throws someone out.

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Posted 03 June 2012 - 01:27 PM

Infield double by Dozier -- Sweeeeeeet!

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Posted 03 June 2012 - 01:37 PM

If that ground ball to Dozier is a "hit" you might as well do away with official scoring and eliminate the error stat from baseball.

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Posted 03 June 2012 - 01:46 PM

If that ground ball to Dozier is a "hit" you might as well do away with official scoring and eliminate the error stat from baseball.


I could be wrong, but I think that if the fielder fails to touch the ball, the scorer cannot call it an error.

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Posted 03 June 2012 - 01:49 PM

I could be wrong, but I think that if the fielder fails to touch the ball, the scorer cannot call it an error.


A rather routine ground ball clanked off Doziers glove. What the hell are you talking about?

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Posted 03 June 2012 - 01:55 PM

Next time dont field it cleanly Dozier. Save yourself an error.

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Posted 03 June 2012 - 01:55 PM

A rather routine ground ball clanked off Doziers glove. What the hell are you talking about?


My mistake -- I was talking about Dozier's infield double.

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Posted 03 June 2012 - 02:00 PM

Great bunt by Plouffe.

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Posted 03 June 2012 - 02:05 PM

My mistake -- I was talking about Dozier's infield double.


Oh, gotcha. Sorry.

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Posted 03 June 2012 - 02:06 PM

I expected a Bremergasm over consecutive bunt singles. Rather disappointed in the subdued reaction.

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Posted 03 June 2012 - 02:08 PM

Great bunt by Plouffe.


I second that motion!

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Posted 03 June 2012 - 02:12 PM

I expected a Bremergasm over consecutive bunt singles. Rather disappointed in the subdued reaction.


Give Bremer some time. He is still recovering from working with "Wild Thing" and his disjointed announcing style last evening.

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Posted 03 June 2012 - 02:21 PM

Two unearned runs off Dozier's error -- not a good inning. This would be a good time to jump on Masterson. Load the bases so Dozier can blast a grand slam to purge his mistakes.

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Posted 03 June 2012 - 02:26 PM

Indians' announcers are discussing how Mauer's huge contract is handcuffing the Twins.

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Posted 03 June 2012 - 02:28 PM

Dozier with two infield hits and two errors and should have been charged with a third. I'd like to see him clean it up on defense.

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Posted 03 June 2012 - 02:29 PM

What's the story with Dozier? Is he throwing too high, too low, what?

#18 stringer bell

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Posted 03 June 2012 - 02:36 PM

On Dozier's double--it was definitely a hit, but Lopez' defensive decision cost the Indians a base. I can't see how you can charge Lopez with an error for gambling that the ball would go foul. The Cleveland official scorer apparently has been very lenient. I don't like lenient official scoring because it skews all the stats-hitting fielding and pitching.

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Posted 03 June 2012 - 02:41 PM

Dozier's good baserunning negated by the "contact play".

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Posted 03 June 2012 - 02:47 PM

Asdrubel costs himself a knock by diving headfirst into first.

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Posted 03 June 2012 - 02:47 PM

Damn, another lost opportunity to score a run. When is the last time the Twins put the squeeze play on? It would be nice to see that once in a while.

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Posted 03 June 2012 - 02:49 PM

[quote name='Bark's Lounge;21615]Damn' date=' another lost opportunity to score a run. When is the last time the Twins put the squeeze play on? It would be nice to see that once in a while.[/QUOTE']

Good point my friend. I would like to see that more often. We could have really used that run.

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Posted 03 June 2012 - 02:52 PM

Great pitching by Diamond today. If by some miracle we were to make the playoffs, I think that he would deserve to start the first game, assuming that he continues to pitch like this.

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Posted 03 June 2012 - 02:56 PM

Revere on first with no outs. Let's hope Mauer can move him along.

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Posted 03 June 2012 - 02:59 PM

Indians' announcers are talking about how Mauer's 14 GIDPs leads all of baseball -- time for him to shut them up.

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Posted 03 June 2012 - 03:07 PM

Fantastic at bat by the Hammer! He hung in with a lot of foul balls until he got something he could hit. We needed that insurance run.

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Posted 03 June 2012 - 03:08 PM

DOOM!!! He creamed the ball to drive in the Hammer for another insurance run.

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Posted 03 June 2012 - 03:13 PM

Great pitching by Diamond today. If by some miracle we were to make the playoffs, I think that he would deserve to start the first game, assuming that he continues to pitch like this.

Diamond was set up pretty well, facing a banged up Cleveland team that struggles mightily against lefthanders. I've thought he was sharper a couple other times, but he keeps making his pitches and getting lots of grounders. I'll take it, but I will LOL about the Twins making the playoffs.

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Posted 03 June 2012 - 03:18 PM

Three errors by the Twins today, plus Dozier's uncalled error, yet we still have a lead.

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Posted 03 June 2012 - 03:20 PM

Damn -- the Indians get their third UNEARNED run.