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Twins vs Indians, 09-20-2012, 11:10am

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#1 Brock Beauchamp

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 10:22 AM

Twins:
Denard Span CF

Ben Revere RF
Joe Mauer 1B
Josh Willingham LF
Ryan Doumit C
Trevor Plouffe 3B
Chris Herrmann DH
Eduardo Escobar 2B
Pedro Florimon SS
(Esmerling Vásquez P)

Indians:
Vinny Rottino RF
Jason Kipnis 2B
Carlos Santana DH
Michael Brantley CF
Casey Kotchman 1B
Brent Lillibridge SS
Jack Hannahan 3B
Thomas Neal LF
Lou Marson C
(Corey Kluber P)

#2 stringer bell

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 11:20 AM

At work, watching GameDay. So far the Twins produced a run with a Revere single, stolen base (37), 3-0 Mauer groundout and a wild pitch. Valdez gave up a run in the bottom of the fourth on two walks and two singles. Further damage avoided when Revere threw out a runner at the plate for the third out.

#3 notoriousgod71

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 11:34 AM

September baseball at it's worst when you have two non-contending teams.

#4 mikeee

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 11:45 AM

pa-flooooof!!!!!!!!!

#5 IdahoPilgrim

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 11:45 AM

Good thing somebody told Plouffe that went out - it would just cap the season if he had left the field by mistake and had been called out.

#6 Top Gun

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 12:23 PM

3 catchers in the lineup again, must be tough to field a team.

#7 Top Gun

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 12:27 PM

I hope they don't go for 4.

#8 stringer bell

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 12:39 PM

Except when he faces the White Sox, Fien has been outstanding.

#9 Shane Wahl

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 12:45 PM

They were going to have Herrmann bunt and NOT pinch hit for the weakest bat in baseball not named Butera?????

#10 SpiritofVodkaDave

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 12:45 PM

This would be a nice sweep if they can pull it off.

#11 Brock Beauchamp

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 12:47 PM

Well, that's one way to avoid giving up the go-ahead run to the Big Canuck.

#12 Shane Wahl

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 12:47 PM

Chris just missed his first homer/hit. Escobar predictably can't do anything and Morneau pinch hits for Florimon. What? Now Carrol pinch runs for Morneau . . . what? Why not pinch it for Escobar?

#13 Shane Wahl

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 12:49 PM

Morneau and Carroll are the stronger hitters there and both should have pinch hit. I guess pinch running Casilla for Plouffe (dumb) limited the choice between Escobar and Florimon (and Gardy still made the wrong choice).

#14 glunn

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 01:39 PM

Oh well, at least Plouffe homered.

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 10:59 PM

At work, watching GameDay. So far the Twins produced a run with a Revere single, stolen base (37), 3-0 Mauer groundout and a wild pitch. Valdez gave up a run in the bottom of the fourth on two walks and two singles. Further damage avoided when Revere threw out a runner at the plate for the third out.


I saw this comment today at work and thought it had to be a mistake. I checked the pitch-by-pitch on ESPN and that agreed. That was a fairly historic happening! Best I can tell, Mauer has swung at a 3-0 pitch 5 previous times in his big league career and today was the first time since 2009!!!!! Holy cow!!! I'm gonna watch the dvr recording of the game just to see it happen.