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    Article: Twins vs Indians, 08-07-2012, 6:05pm


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    Twins:
    Span CF

    Revere RF
    Mauer C
    Willingham DH
    Morneau 1B
    Doumit LF
    Nishioka 2B
    Dozier SS
    Carroll 3B
    (Deduno P)

    Indians:
    Kipnis 2B
    Cabrera SS
    Choo RF
    Santana C
    Brantley CF
    Kotchman 1B
    Duncan DH
    Hannahan 3B
    Carrera LF
    (Kluber P)

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    Sam needs (and deserves) solid infield defense tonight. Fingers crossed.

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    Nice! Nishioka goes 0-5 with two errors (one on a routine grounder a 9 yr old handles) and he starts again. Granted Casilla isn't exactly ripping the cover off of the ball, but.... what crarko said!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mnfireman View Post
    Nice! Nishioka goes 0-5 with two errors (one on a routine grounder a 9 yr old handles) and he starts again. Granted Casilla isn't exactly ripping the cover off of the ball, but.... what crarko said!
    You don't bench a guy for one bad day, especially his first day with the team.

    In fact, it's the opposite of what you do. You throw that guy out there again and show him that you have confidence in his ability to play baseball.

    Not that any of us have any confidence in Nishioka's ability to play baseball but Gardy's doing the right thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rocketpig View Post
    You don't bench a guy for one bad day, especially his first day with the team.

    In fact, it's the opposite of what you do. You throw that guy out there again and show him that you have confidence in his ability to play baseball.

    Not that any of us have any confidence in Nishioka's ability to play baseball but Gardy's doing the right thing.


    Agreed, just like a closer with a blown save.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rocketpig View Post
    You don't bench a guy for one bad day, especially his first day with the team.

    In fact, it's the opposite of what you do. You throw that guy out there again and show him that you have confidence in his ability to play baseball.

    Not that any of us have any confidence in Nishioka's ability to play baseball but Gardy's doing the right thing.
    You would have to admit, not all the confidence-boosting methods in the world will have the remotest chance of changing what IS is.

    It's a general theory both this year and last, and exposited today on the radio, that Gardy's hands are tied on this one and is following the directive from the front office. Sadly, despite the club remaining in denial, the odds are staggering that this can only end one way- with egg on everyone's face.

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    Is the old Justin back? Yeah, if not all the way back, very close to it. He just looks so much more confident.
    Thanks for posting the start of this thread. I appreciate all the info and the lineups.

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    Nishi needs to figure out how to relax. The man looks like he mentally ties himself in knots out there, which leads to him physically tie himself in knots like he did on that first play last night.

    It's like watching a well-meaning but hopelessly nervous guy on a first date who keeps spilling drinks and saying stupid things. Sure, he'll never be the Dos Equis guy, but if he could just find a way to relax, he'd at least avoid humiliating himself. And a non-humiliating effort would be a step in the right direction for Nishi.

    Have we tried having him do a few shots before first pitch? Maybe he'd calm down and play better if he were a little liquored up.

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    Deduno hasn't given up more than 3 ER in a start this year in the majors. That's good, though he's only qualified for a quality start 2 or 3 times I believe. Keep it rolling tonight boys! (though I'm betting at least one more error from Nishi)
    Man is born free, but everywhere he is in chains.

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    "Twins have gotten a lot of home runs via the home run." - Bert

    "Mediocre breaking balls are a gift from God." - Kirby Puckett

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    Quote Originally Posted by kydoty View Post
    "Twins have gotten a lot of home runs via the home run." - Bert
    My Minnesota math says all of them.

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    I think this discussion they had about Morneau in the first inning states why I'd rather not trade him. This team has precious few on field leaders, but he can be the best of them. You think of Puck's "climb on my back" statement, and who else is here to do that now? Maybe the Hammer.

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    Nishioka ****ting himself in the field again.

    Drink 3.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpiritofVodkaDave View Post
    Nishioka ****ting himself in the field again.

    Drink 3.
    Hey, at least he caught the ball.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crarko View Post
    Hey, at least he caught the ball.
    And made the throw to 2nd.

    Baby steps.

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    I'm not sure how, but the HR was undoubtedly Nishioka's fault.

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    Well that wasn't predictable in the least. It was a good run Sammy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by USAFChief View Post
    I'm not sure how, but the HR was undoubtedly Nishioka's fault.
    The bench must be further away from the mound in Cleveland, Drew's whispers aren't reaching him.
    "Maybe you could go grab a bat and ball… and learn something. Maybe you will get it."
    - Strib commenter educating the elitists on the value of RBI's

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    Are we allowed to be negative about DeDuno yet?

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