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Twins vs Tigers, 09-23-2012

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Poll: Predict It: Doubleheader! Win, loss, or split? (6 member(s) have cast votes)

Predict It: Doubleheader! Win, loss, or split?

  1. Win (2-0) (2 votes [33.33%])

    Percentage of vote: 33.33%

  2. Loss (0-2) (1 votes [16.67%])

    Percentage of vote: 16.67%

  3. Split (1-1) (3 votes [50.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 50.00%

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#1 Brock Beauchamp

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 09:53 AM

Twins:
Denard Span CF
Ben Revere RF
Joe Mauer DH
Josh Willingham LF
Justin Morneau 1B
Ryan Doumit C
Trevor Plouffe 3B
Eduardo Escobar 2B
Pedro Florimon SS
(Scott Diamond P)

Tigers:
Austin Jackson CF

Omar Infante 2B
Miguel Cabrera 3B
Prince Fielder 1B
Delmon Young DH
Jhonny Peralta SS
Andy Dirks LF
Avisail Garcia RF
Gerald Laird C
(Max Scherzer P)

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 10:44 AM

The Minnesota "Twins," Florimon and Escobar, a utility infielder's delight.
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Posted 23 September 2012 - 12:22 PM

The offense is fine.
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Posted 23 September 2012 - 12:35 PM

LOLOLOLWTF?


A "triple."
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Posted 23 September 2012 - 12:37 PM

Triple...it hit Dirks right in the palm of his glove.

Triple.
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Posted 23 September 2012 - 12:40 PM

Triple...it hit Dirks right in the palm of his glove.


It's not like he was running full speed either, he was slowly drifting back.


Awful.
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Posted 23 September 2012 - 12:44 PM

Looks like the faux triple has ignited the offense.
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Posted 23 September 2012 - 12:48 PM

Tagging home plate on a wild pitch should result in an out.


/Tigers Pitcher Villerreal
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Posted 23 September 2012 - 12:52 PM

Tigers' announcers still lamenting the "wind blown triple".
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Posted 23 September 2012 - 01:43 PM

Mauer with a real triple
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Posted 23 September 2012 - 01:43 PM

Dang Joe Mauer is a good baseball player!!

That's all I got, I'm out.

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 01:54 PM

Dang Joe Mauer is a good baseball player!!

That's all I got, I'm out.


Well said. This is shaping up to be a great day for Mauer. Let's hope that he plays in the nightcap.

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 02:04 PM

Delmon Young seems to play better when it's against the Twins. Revenge factor?

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 02:38 PM

Mauer is definitely picking up the pace in the BA race and I really am pulling for him to win it, but I do have some mixed emotions about the situation.

In my lifetime I have never witnessed a Triple Crown take place. It would be excellent to see something rare and historical happen in this 2012 season.

I am leaning towards a first time 4-time batting champion catcher (I say this knowing that their is a chance some might bust my balls for proclaiming Mauer a Catcher).

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 02:52 PM

Mauer is definitely picking up the pace in the BA race and I really am pulling for him to win it, but I do have some mixed emotions about the situation.

In my lifetime I have never witnessed a Triple Crown take place. It would be excellent to see something rare and historical happen in this 2012 season.

I am leaning towards a first time 4-time batting champion catcher (I say this knowing that their is a chance some might bust my balls for proclaiming Mauer a Catcher).


I've never seen a triple crown either but if Mauer manages to win five batting titles, he's pretty much a lock for the Hall. Therefore, I'm cheering for Joe to win the title.

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 02:54 PM

Well, the Twins handed Miggy well the first game, lets see if Walters and his homer-prone pitching ways can stand up in the nightcap.

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 03:00 PM

[quote name='Brock Beauchamp'][quote name='Zodiac']Mauer is definitely picking up the pace in the BA race and I really am pulling for him to win it, but I do have some mixed emotions about the situation.

In my lifetime I have never witnessed a Triple Crown take place. It would be excellent to see something rare and historical happen in this 2012 season.

I am leaning towards a first time 4-time batting champion catcher (I say this knowing that their is a chance some might bust my balls for proclaiming Mauer a Catcher).[/QUOTE]

I've never seen a triple crown either but if Mauer manages to win five batting titles, he's pretty much a lock for the Hall. Therefore, I'm cheering for Joe to win the title.[/QUOTE]

Agreed, but 4 might do it.

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 03:09 PM

Four might do it but five would push him into elite territory.

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 03:17 PM

It probably depends on how long he stays a catcher

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 03:20 PM

Four might do it but five would push him into elite territory.


I think it happens. I feel in my baseball bones that he has another blockbuster season left in his tank to go along with a handful of excellent seasons. .350+BA, 15-20HR's, 90+RBI's

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 03:29 PM

It probably depends on how long he stays a catcher


He already has the most batting titles as a player at the catcher position and a good defensive catcher at that. One more batting title as a catcher would serve him well.

His fellow Cretin-Derham Hall Alum went to the Hall of Fame playing half of his career at DH and was an average 2B/3B the other half. I am not too sure many would argue against Paul Molitor's inclusion in the HOF.

Not to give Mauer too much credit, but he is 29 and has a ways to go in his career. A career of which, I think will make Twins' fans proud.

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 04:30 PM

Let's play two!

Twins:
Ben Revere CF
Jamey Carroll 2B
Joe Mauer C
Josh Willingham LF
Justin Morneau 1B
Ryan Doumit DH
Trevor Plouffe 3B
Matt Carson RF
Pedro Florimon SS
(P.J. Walters P)

Tigers:
Austin Jackson CF

Quintin Berry 2B
Miguel Cabrera 3B
Prince Fielder 1B
Delmon Young DH
Brennan Boesch RF
Jhonny Peralta SS
Alex Avila RF
Ramon Santiago C
(Drew Smyly P)

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 05:27 PM

Location down was good, bit too much plate though.


What can you do? Cabrera's been hitting everything anyway.
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Posted 23 September 2012 - 05:37 PM

Cabrera first Tiger to hit 40 doubles, 40 HRs since Hank Greenberg in 1940.

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 06:37 PM

Brilliant, Ben.
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Posted 23 September 2012 - 06:55 PM

I've never seen a triple crown either


I was around for the last one. I turned 3 shortly after the season. Ahhh memories.
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Posted 23 September 2012 - 07:35 PM

I love how Dickbert had a discussion about how the bullpen was "saved" despite rough circumstances.



Gee guys, you think maybe that shouldn't be a problem anyway.........IN ****ING SEPTEMBER WITH EXPANDED ****ING ROSTERS AND EXTRA ****ING RELIEVERS IN THE MINORS?

(too much?)
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Posted 23 September 2012 - 07:40 PM

Don't worry. It sounds like Capps will be back soon.:th_alc:

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 07:59 PM

I hate that dirt path going to the pitcher's mound, it looks so tacky.
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Posted 23 September 2012 - 08:00 PM

Is Bensie going to learn to bunt during the offseason?
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