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    Game 28 - Twins vs Angels - 5/7/12

    Twins Lineup:

    Denard Span CF
    Brian Dozier SS
    Joe Mauer C
    Ryan Doumit DH
    Danny Valencia 3B
    Chris Parmelee 1B
    Trevor Plouffe RF
    Erik Komatsu LF
    Jamey Carroll 2B

    SP: Francisco Liriano

    Angels SP: Jered Weaver

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    Off-day for Willingham, hopefully that will rejuvenate him

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    Dozier's first start against Weaver... that could be rough. Let's hope not.
    You can come up with statistics to prove anything. Forty percent of all people know that.

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    Fair enough. I like Dozier being thrown into the two-spot for his first game for excitement purposes, but I would prefer Mauer there. Maybe not with Willingham and Morneau out, I guess.

    I bet Carroll hits better down there, and I like he and Span still back-to-back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shanewahl View Post
    Fair enough. I like Dozier being thrown into the two-spot for his first game for excitement purposes, but I would prefer Mauer there. Maybe not with Willingham and Morneau out, I guess.

    I bet Carroll hits better down there, and I like he and Span still back-to-back.
    I agree that Carroll hitting in front of Span is a nice combo. I'd prefer to see Mauer at the #2 with someone else at the #3 but option are limited. Gardy always likes a MI hitting 2nd but skills and not position should dictate that.

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    I really like Dozier in the 2 spot. I hope it sends a message that he's their guy for the future and they have faith in his abilities.

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    I am just glad that they are keeping Carroll's glove in the lineup, despite the fact that Casilla has about the same range and might even hit a little better and run a little faster.

    Last year, the Twins didn't have a great fielding MI combo with so many guys injured, but Carroll has done an excellent job of playing short and gaining camraderie and being a great double play duo with Casilla

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    I have a feeling that one of the first six Twins hitters will spoil Weaver's chance for a second no-hitter.

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    Joe C explained some of the lunacy in the lineup: Willingham has some sort of a virus (aka "flu" but not influenza, really) and Casilla has a sore shoulder from a dive in Seattle
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    Quote Originally Posted by thrylos98 View Post
    Joe C explained some of the lunacy in the lineup: Willingham has some sort of a virus (aka "flu" but not influenza, really) and Casilla has a sore shoulder from a dive in Seattle
    Ok, so once again, the entirety of the Twins bench will consist of Drew Butera? Can we please drop a pitcher?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alex View Post
    Ok, so once again, the entirety of the Twins bench will consist of Drew Butera? Can we please drop a pitcher?
    And a catcher.

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    Quote Originally Posted by J-Dog Dungan View Post
    I have a feeling that one of the first six Twins hitters will spoil Weaver's chance for a second no-hitter.
    Let us pray that you are correct! And a run or two would also be nice.

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    Vegas O/U on Twins baserunners in this game is 6 per my bookie. This is the lowest O/U he can ever remember since the 1980's! Shows just how embarrassing this lineup is.

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    Hoping the revenge factor provides some otherwise lacking motivation. No team enjoys being no hit.

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    Question: If Weaver has a no-no going in the 8th, does he rush into the clubhouse again to take a whiz?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alex View Post
    Question: When Weaver has a no-no going in the 8th, does he rush into the clubhouse again to take a whiz?
    There, I FIFY

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    Somebody hit the f****ng!!!!!! ball...................SOMEBODY......ANYBODY!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by twinswon1991 View Post
    Vegas O/U on Twins baserunners in this game is 6 per my bookie. This is the lowest O/U he can ever remember since the 1980's! Shows just how embarrassing this lineup is.
    I would have bet the under.

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    Quote Originally Posted by glunn View Post
    I would have bet the under.
    I was strongly considering the under as well but decided to hope for a miracle. Didn't fully realize Willingham is out which makes the lineup worse than over 1/2 the AAA lineups in minors.

    Now just hoping for 1 hit which is terribly sad. Has there ever been a MLB team so putrid that you just pray for 1 measly hit????

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    Quote Originally Posted by twinsnorth49 View Post
    Somebody hit the f****ng!!!!!! ball...................SOMEBODY......ANYBODY!!!!!!
    At least there's been some solid contact. That's different from last week.

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