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    Article: Twins vs. Pirates, 06/20/2012, 6:05pm


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    Sticky this bad boy.

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    We'll see if these lineups are correct (found a new source):

    Twins
    Span CF
    Revere RF
    Willingham LF
    Morneau 1B
    Plouffe 3B
    Dozier SS
    Carroll 2B
    Butera C
    (Liriano P)

    Pirates
    Tabata LF

    Harrison RF
    McCutchen CF
    McGehee 1B
    Walker 2B
    Alvarez 3B
    Barmes SS
    McKenry C
    (Bedard P)

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    With Butera in the lineup and Morneau going against a tough lefty, Twins might have a tough time generating offense tonight. Hopefully the good Frankie shows up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nick Nelson View Post
    With Butera in the lineup and Morneau going against a tough lefty, Twins might have a tough time generating offense tonight. Hopefully the good Frankie shows up.
    Along with the bad Bedard. He has been lit up in two of his last three starts so there's hope for that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nick Nelson View Post
    With Butera in the lineup and Morneau going against a tough lefty, Twins might have a tough time generating offense tonight. Hopefully the good Frankie shows up.
    Hopefully Liriano shows up at the plate, as of now he is our 7th best hitter in the lineup.

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    Wait, who is the other hitter worse than Liriano?

    And hey, Butera's WHIP and ERA are WAAAY better than Liriano's, so he's got that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spideyo View Post
    Wait, who is the other hitter worse than Liriano?

    And hey, Butera's WHIP and ERA are WAAAY better than Liriano's, so he's got that.
    It was in jest, but the other one I was referring to was Morneau who is sporting a .093/.110/.203 line against LHP this year. Against LHP Morneau needs to be dropped in the lineup at the very least, in a perfect world I would like to see this lineup against LHP until Morneau gets his **** together:

    1.Span
    2.Revere
    3. Mauer
    4. Willingham
    5. Plouffe 1B
    6. Doumit DH
    7. Dozier SS
    8. Valencia 3B (I know he is in the minors, but Valencia is a solid option against LHP)
    9. Carroll

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    Interesting. They just said on the telecast that the opening home run Pittsburgh hit last night should have only been a ground rule double. Apparently (and they showed the rule) once it bounced off the fence it became a "bounding ball" which, if it goes out of play off a fielder, is only 2 bases.

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    Had trouble getting my proxy server working and missed the first half of the inning. Who scored?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sbknudson View Post
    Interesting. They just said on the telecast that the opening home run Pittsburgh hit last night should have only been a ground rule double. Apparently (and they showed the rule) once it bounced off the fence it became a "bounding ball" which, if it goes out of play off a fielder, is only 2 bases.
    Too bad the Twins did not ask for a replay.

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    Tonight would be a good time for Plouffe to hit a home run (or three).

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    Butera struck out. Didn't see that coming.

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    Apparently Willingham didn't realize it had bounced off him and they couldn't see it from the dugout.

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    It's a little frustrating to see the Twins put two pitchers at the back of the lineup in tonight's game. Add in Morneau against a lefty and 1/3 of this lineup is entirely useless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rocketpig View Post
    Butera struck out. Didn't see that coming.
    Be careful - your tongue might poke all the way through your cheek.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sbknudson View Post
    Be careful - your tongue might poke all the way through your cheek.
    We should have a Quality AB comparison of Butera, Liriano, and Bedard.

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    We all know the Pirates offense is inept but Liriano is looking pretty good out there tonight.

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    A fantastic plate appearance there by the greatest defensive catcher in the history of the game.


    That's 2 hits and 1 walk in his last 25 trips to the plate, with a .250 OPS.
    Last edited by snepp; 06-20-2012 at 07:06 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snepp View Post
    That's 2 hits and 1 walk in his last 25 trips to the plate, with a .250 OPS.
    A 2:1 hit/walk ratio is good, right?

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