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Twins vs Royals, 07-22-2012, 1:10pm

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#1 Brock Beauchamp

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Posted 22 July 2012 - 09:18 AM

I've decided that since traffic is lower on the weekends, doing the standard game articles is kind of a waste of my time. Instead, I'm just going to put relevant content in the thread itself and skip the article, stats, and images.

Twins:
Span CF
Revere RF
Mauer 1B
Willingham LF
Doumit DH
Dozier SS
Casilla 2B
Butera C
Carroll 3B
(Deduno P)

Royals:
Gordon LF
Escobar SS
Moustakas 3B
Butler DH
Cain CF
Perez C
Francoeur RF
Hosmer 1B
Getz 2B
(Guthrie P)

#2 GCTF

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Posted 22 July 2012 - 11:38 AM

Jeebus, 6-9 is a quite the black hole.
Chris Hermann solves everything. hat tip to jokin

#3 Seth Stohs

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Posted 22 July 2012 - 11:47 AM

Good to see Span back in the lineup!

#4 NorthwestTwinsFan

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Posted 22 July 2012 - 12:06 PM

Jeebus, 6-9 is a quite the black hole.


Indeed, the bottom half of the lineup is filled with #9 hitters. But with Morneau and Plouffe both unavailable, options are pretty limited.

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Posted 22 July 2012 - 12:11 PM

Jeebus, 6-9 is a quite the black hole.


Nah, don't worry, we got Deduno pitching today. We're only going to need couple of runs to get a win!

#6 greengoblinrulz

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Posted 22 July 2012 - 12:17 PM

Is Dick retarded with the thermomitre.....easily read UNDER 100 & he keeps harping on it......arrrrghhh Funny how they make fun of JGuthries pitching ERA/numbers but dont note how much better of numbers they are than Blackburn

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Posted 22 July 2012 - 12:23 PM

Guthrie on road this year.....3.67ERA in 10gms 8starts 49IP 55h 27k 19bb. Not the worst numbers by far (be an ace here with that), but if COL was willing to just give him away for a pitcher for 2 months.....why wouldnt TR have called??

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Posted 22 July 2012 - 12:26 PM

Guthrie always a Twin killer in 8gm 6starts....4W 1L 2.70ERA 46.2IP 47h 28k 6bb always kinda liked him Am making a call....Twins sign him as a FA this winter. .264BAA & 4.12ERA (in hitters friendly BALT) before this yr

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#9 NorthwestTwinsFan

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Posted 22 July 2012 - 12:29 PM

Wow, the runner appeared to be safe on that steal attempt....I'll have to see the replay though. Nevertheless, great throw by Butera.

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Posted 22 July 2012 - 12:31 PM

Curt Schilling once said, “"The rotation that makes the most starts wins the division. It's that simple.”

As the 2012 MLB season heads toward the juncture where contenders will separate from pretenders and the clock will inch closer to midnight for a few Cinderella stories, baseball fans will get the chance to see Schilling’s theory play out in the pennant races again.

Specifically, which pitching staffs can make it through the full season both healthy and effective. There’s a good chance that we’ll look back on 2012 and wonder what could have been in Toronto (Morrow, Drabek) if their arms had stayed healthy.

Using numbers from the last sixteen postseason teams, here’s a look at the durability of recent October squads. It could be an indication to which rotations are poised to finish the marathon and who is burning out their bullpen by the minute.

*For the purposes of this study, the top five pitchers were determined by games started for that team. Ideally, every team would love their five best starters to give 30+ starts and 200 innings apiece. The closer to 150+ starts and 1000 IP out of the group, the better the chances at postseason ball seem to be.

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Posted 22 July 2012 - 12:32 PM

Oh, it figures - this always happens. I step out of the room for a couple of minutes, and the Twins hit a home run.

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Posted 22 July 2012 - 12:44 PM

anyone made a menudo joke yet? because that's not funny.

#13 NorthwestTwinsFan

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Posted 22 July 2012 - 12:56 PM

Great at bat by Mauer. Starts out 0-2 and ends up with a 9-pitch walk.

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Posted 22 July 2012 - 12:57 PM

Great at bat by Mauer. Starts out 0-2 and ends up with a 9-pitch walk.


Followed by a horrible at bat by Willingham. Pops up on the first pitch.

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Posted 22 July 2012 - 12:57 PM

Oh, it figures - this always happens. I step out of the room for a couple of minutes, and the Twins hit a home run.


Go away.

#16 IdahoPilgrim

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Posted 22 July 2012 - 01:00 PM

Nice to see the Twins bats waking up again.

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Posted 22 July 2012 - 01:42 PM

It appears the Butera magic is working again. Deduno is pitching a good game.

#18 NorthwestTwinsFan

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Posted 22 July 2012 - 02:25 PM

That second base umpire is having a pretty rough game.

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Posted 22 July 2012 - 03:01 PM

I see an unfortunate trend developing - this is another ballgame where the bullpen has been shaky. I hope this isn't a trend, but I'm wondering if their collective overuse is finally taking its toll.

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Posted 22 July 2012 - 03:05 PM

I see an unfortunate trend developing - this is another ballgame where the bullpen has been shaky. I hope this isn't a trend, but I'm wondering if their collective overuse is finally taking its toll.


It's possible and who could blame them.....and Perk has just been.... meh! this season...his numbers are solid overall but again today he's tossing up softball type sliders when he has a 95-96 mph fastball...as you saw is pretty good cuz he K'd Moustakas on 3 pitches.

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 04:52 AM

I see an unfortunate trend developing - this is another ballgame where the bullpen has been shaky. I hope this isn't a trend, but I'm wondering if their collective overuse is finally taking its toll.

I agree. Too much use for too long. Burnett (in particular), Swarzak, and Perkins all seem to be fraying around the edges. I understand that Gardy wants to protect both Perkins and Burton and this has led to high-leverage innings going to Duensing, Burnett and Swarzak. A more consistent and innings-eating rotation would have benefitted these guys. Maybe, they will get better starting in the last 70 games.