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#1 Brock Beauchamp

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 02:08 PM

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#2 Brock Beauchamp

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 03:24 PM

Twins:
Span CF

Mastroianni RF
Mauer DH
Willingham LF
Morneau 1B
Doumit C
Valencia 3B
Dozier SS
Carroll 2B
Blackburn P

Whiteys:
Somebody
Somebody Else
Another Guy
Infield Guy
Other Guy
Random Guy
That Guy
Who Cares
Liriano P


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Posted 31 July 2012 - 03:56 PM

"Tonight, we can count on at least one thing: the fans at Target Field are going to boo a pitcher."

If you are talking about Blackburn, I agree there is a good likelihood of that. I'd be shocked if anybody boos Frankie. Why would they? He didn't trade himself.

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 04:07 PM

I'd be shocked if anybody boos Frankie. Why would they? He didn't trade himself.


It could have something to do with over a half decade of peak-and-valley performance, non-chalant attitude, and general awfulness.

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 04:07 PM

Liriano will have an okay 6 innings. Per usual he'll be reaching 100 pitches before the end of the 6th.

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 04:11 PM

Aw man, Revere is not in the Line-up. Even though he bats LH - if he found a way to get on base via a BB or Bunt/Infield Hit and instill fear with his speed. That could really have profound effect on the mental bearings of the White Sux starting pitcher, what his name.

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 04:25 PM

Bark- mastro runs pretty well himself. If he gets on base I'm sure Frankie will be a little concerned and that could mean a big night from Mauer and Willingham. One thing the twins know and probably why they didn't mind trading him within the division is they know what gets Frankie off track better than anyone. Im just concerned that we the 6 runs well get wont be enough tonight

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 04:28 PM

I haven't been this excited for a Twins game since April.

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 04:35 PM

How about Gibson today in the GCL 3innings no hits 1 walk and 7K!!! Beautiful line. Also encouraging that he went 3 innings. Hope he feels good tomorrow.

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 05:02 PM

Bark- mastro runs pretty well himself. If he gets on base I'm sure Frankie will be a little concerned and that could mean a big night from Mauer and Willingham. One thing the twins know and probably why they didn't mind trading him within the division is they know what gets Frankie off track better than anyone.

Im just concerned that we the 6 runs well get wont be enough tonight


I know.. Mastro has some quicks himself... Ben seems to have that extra gear and makes some fun stuff happen. My guess is that will take 8 to win it tonight.

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 05:07 PM

I'm a little surprised Revere isn't in the lineup as well. He actually has a better BA against lefty pitchers. He did steal a bunch last night... maybe he's tired.

You can come up with statistics to prove anything. Forty percent of all people know that.


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Posted 31 July 2012 - 05:15 PM

I'm a little surprised Revere isn't in the lineup as well. He actually has a better BA against lefty pitchers. He did steal a bunch last night... maybe he's tired.


Poor Lil' Fella is pooped out:)

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 05:26 PM

Either we're gonna see him give up 8 runs over three innings or throw a 4 hit shutout. It's never middle ground with this guy.
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Posted 31 July 2012 - 05:30 PM

How about Gibson today in the GCL 3innings no hits 1 walk and 7K!!! Beautiful line. Also encouraging that he went 3 innings. Hope he feels good tomorrow.


That is indeed good news. Also, Escobar (part of the fruit of the Liriano trade) had a good game for Rochester.

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 06:17 PM

Liriano in a White Sox uniform looks really, really strange.

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 06:22 PM

Liriano in a White Sox uniform looks really, really strange.


Hopefully he will be in the shower before the first inning is over.

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 06:22 PM

We just lost the trade with that DP

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 06:23 PM

Liriano made Mauer look silly on 3 pitches. Not a lot of guys who can do that.

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 06:24 PM

Kinda funny that Liriano is now pitching to AJ

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 06:24 PM

Hopefully he will be in the shower before the first inning is over.


Now it's getting REALLY, REALLY, REALLY strange.

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 06:28 PM

There goes the perfect game. I thought this was going to be the night for Blackburn....oh well, maybe next start.

#22 Brock Beauchamp

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 06:30 PM

I hate Nick Blackburn so much. Have I said that lately?

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 06:34 PM

Does anyone think we would have gotten the same exact players from Chicago had we traded them Blackburn?

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 06:34 PM

I hate Nick Blackburn so much. Have I said that lately?


I don't recall, but it doesn't hurt to say it again.

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 06:36 PM

Does anyone think we would have gotten the same exact players from Chicago had we traded them Blackburn?


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Posted 31 July 2012 - 06:37 PM

Ya know, Blackburn is a terrible pitcher, but I just have a hard time hating him. He seems like a class act and never complains or makes excuses. I'll keep rooting for him to turn it around.

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 06:37 PM

Liriano with the walk, here comes one more walk and the inevitable meatball down the plate for a 3 run HR

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 06:38 PM

Does anyone think we would have gotten the same exact players from Chicago had we traded them Blackburn?


I doubt that ANY team would take on Blackburn's contract, even for a bag of (old yellow) baseballs.

But I don't hate Blackburn. I think that he is trying his best.

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 06:38 PM

Does anyone think we would have gotten the same exact players from Chicago had we traded them Blackburn?


Maybe if we included 100% of his contract and a PTBNL

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 06:38 PM

Liriano with the walk, here comes one more walk and the inevitable meatball down the plate for a 3 run HR


That would be VERY good.