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Twins vs Rays, 08-11-2012, 6:10pm

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#1 Brock Beauchamp

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Posted 11 August 2012 - 03:01 PM

Okay, go!

#2 TwinsWolvesLynxBlog

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Posted 11 August 2012 - 03:07 PM

Twins are in for a tough one tonight against David Price. Like most great pitchers we will have to get to him early.

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Posted 11 August 2012 - 03:10 PM

Against David Price, Span, and Doumit will have the night off, but we do have Butera catching Blackburn. I will convince myself, that I am going to the park to see the Rays and Joe Maddon.

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Posted 11 August 2012 - 05:10 PM

Wow, all-star line-up tonight.

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Posted 11 August 2012 - 05:27 PM

WTF....walk the dogs & came back & Nick gave up 3runs already. Thought Butera was catching....what happenned to him??:D

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Posted 11 August 2012 - 05:28 PM

Thank heavens for the DP.

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Posted 11 August 2012 - 05:29 PM

Butera in ...Doumit out vs David Price. Hmmmm have talked about Gardy 'not trying' to win. This is a decent example.

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Posted 11 August 2012 - 05:30 PM

We need to do some serious changes big time in our staffing pitching

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Posted 11 August 2012 - 05:33 PM

Let's see if Anderson whispered some magic between innings since Butera obviously idn't in the 1st.

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Posted 11 August 2012 - 05:49 PM

Masty, 1-1 in his career agasnt price. He's growing on me as a quality 4th outfielder.

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Posted 11 August 2012 - 05:57 PM

At this point which is worst, paying Blackburn 4.5 million or Nishi 3 million?

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Posted 11 August 2012 - 06:03 PM

At this point which is worst, paying Blackburn 4.5 million or Nishi 3 million?


Good question, I guess I would say that Backie pitched well enough for us in the past to deserve a contract, maybe not the 4.5 he got, but he has pitched well for us. Nishi has done nothing in my mind to deserve his contract.

So I feel worse about Nishi's contract.

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Posted 11 August 2012 - 06:08 PM

Lead the league in Double plays and still going. 2nd one tonight. We are doing a few things right.

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Posted 11 August 2012 - 06:14 PM

At this point which is worst, paying Blackburn 4.5 million or Nishi 3 million?

Bill Smith.....wow

#15 minn55441

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Posted 11 August 2012 - 06:23 PM

Blackie doesn't seem to be fooling BJ upton with anything he is throwing up there.

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Posted 11 August 2012 - 06:24 PM

there we go.....Blackie was one pitch away from actually havin an above average start (3er in 5IP....5.4 ERA) but BJ got him back to a game ERA of 7.8 (average start which is amazing) That is if he gets another out.

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Posted 11 August 2012 - 06:24 PM

At this point which is worst, paying Blackburn 4.5 million or Nishi 3 million?


I'll try this one, for tonight, Nishi is more valuable to the Twins than Blackie, only because he's planted in the dugout.

How about worse than either of these two, Blackie getting his contract raise next year to $5.5M?

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Posted 11 August 2012 - 06:25 PM

there we go.....Blackie was one pitch away from actually havin an above average start (3er in 5IP....5.4 ERA) but BJ got him back to a game ERA of 7.8 (average start which is amazing)
That is if he gets another out.


he got the out!...trying to stay positive...

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Posted 11 August 2012 - 06:27 PM

Lead the league in Double plays and still going. 2nd one tonight. We are doing a few things right.


Those are nice to watch and it's a big improvement on last season. Of course, the Twins must be near or at the top in DP opportunities, too.

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Posted 11 August 2012 - 06:33 PM

I'm surprised no one has commented on Revere's assist at 2B. I know it's baby step improvement, but still an impressive throw compared to previous attempts.

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Posted 11 August 2012 - 06:37 PM

I'm surprised no one has commented on Revere's assist at 2B. I know it's baby step improvement, but still an impressive throw compared to previous attempts.


Very nice throw, right on the button and not a lot of air under it. I think all of the revere haters have run for cover.

#22 minn55441

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Posted 11 August 2012 - 06:54 PM

11 hits through 6 innings for Blackie.

#23 greengoblinrulz

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Posted 11 August 2012 - 07:10 PM

isnt this about a Nick Blackburn version of a perfect game???

#24 minn55441

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Posted 11 August 2012 - 07:15 PM

I was going to call it a quality start, but then thought better of it and deleted that part of the post.

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Posted 11 August 2012 - 07:26 PM

Hey Bert, was that ball that Doumit missed 'glowing'.....he is tough to listen to Wouldnt say anything about how, 40 secs earlier, he talked about how easy it was to see the ball on popups......

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Posted 11 August 2012 - 07:27 PM

Twins are in for a tough one tonight against David Price. Like most great pitchers we will have to get to him early.


I guess we have our proof that Nick Blackburn is a great pitcher, then, because the Rays got to him early.

#27 minn55441

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Posted 11 August 2012 - 07:41 PM

Hey Bert, was that ball that Doumit missed 'glowing'.....he is tough to listen to

Wouldnt say anything about how, 40 secs earlier, he talked about how easy it was to see the ball on popups......



OK, I'll just come out and say it. Drew would have caught that ball.

#28 minn55441

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Posted 11 August 2012 - 07:44 PM

Nice inning for Burton.

#29 minn55441

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Posted 11 August 2012 - 07:49 PM

Nice inning for Burton. So is that a feather in the cap of Krivsky? He has really pitched well this year and I think he was the main guy behind the signing. Does that improve his chances of eventually succeeding Ryan?

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Posted 11 August 2012 - 08:01 PM

Wow, really hard to win when your 9-1-2-3 guys are a combined 0-15. That is just terrible. Revere is in some kind of slump after that 21 game hit streak