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    Article: Series Preview: Twins @ Tigers, 4/29


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    Lineups:

    Twins:
    Brian Dozier 2B
    Joe Mauer C
    Josh Willingham DH
    Justin Morneau 1B
    Chris Parmelee RF
    Trevor Plouffe 3B
    Oswaldo Arcia LF
    Aaron Hicks CF
    Pedro Florimon SS
    (Mike Pelfrey P)

    Tigers:
    Austin Jackson CF
    Andy Dirks LF
    Miguel Cabrera 3B
    Prince Fielder 1B
    Victor Martinez DH
    Jhonny Peralta SS
    Alex Avila C
    Omar Infante 2B
    Don Kelly RF
    (Max Scherzer P)

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    The scary thing with Pelfrey is he's even keeping the ball in the park. No home runs allowed. A WHIP of 2.00 is worse than just terrible luck. He may have some things to work on yet post surgery. He is a decent pitcher but is missing something at the moment. I hope he finds it.

    Vance is rebounding but he will have his work cut out for him against verlander again. I hope he evens the score.

    Diamond should give us a solid start again and keep us in it.

    We should be happy to walk away from this series 1-2 but it isn't impossible to win another against them 2-1.

    last thought: twins could be looking at 30+ strike outs against these 3 unless we get one to exit early.

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    I agree with Chance. Pelfrey has to be missing something post surgery. My first guess would be that he's being a little mechanical in his delivery, trying not to re-injure his elbow, and that is taking away a little of his movement. If that's true, then more reps and warmer weather may help Pelfrey get back into a relaxed rhythm, and then his pitches will move more. That's what I'm hoping, anyway.

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    Best chance to take one will be Diamond vs. Sanchez IMO.

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    It certainly will be interesting since all the three games are being played tonight, at the same time -- if the preview is correct. Never thought I'd see the day of an instantaneous triple-header.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ultima Ratio View Post
    It certainly will be interesting since all the three games are being played tonight, at the same time -- if the preview is correct. Never thought I'd see the day of an instantaneous triple-header.
    Hmm. Thanks for pointing that out. i was going to watch tonight but that sounds too difficult for my old eyes.

    Guess I'll just read the recaps tomorrow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo92107 View Post
    I agree with Chance. Pelfrey has to be missing something post surgery. My first guess would be that he's being a little mechanical in his delivery, trying not to re-injure his elbow, and that is taking away a little of his movement. If that's true, then more reps and warmer weather may help Pelfrey get back into a relaxed rhythm, and then his pitches will move more. That's what I'm hoping, anyway.
    With Pelfrey... I think getting better will start with keeping the ball down.

    His two-seamer is his bread and butter. Those things get tattooed up in the zone. Up in the zone it's nothing more than a flat fastball. Down in the zone... You get better downward movement and grounders.

    I'll simply be watching for how he works the bottom of the zone. If he doesn't find it... The Tigers will have some fun today.

    I think he can do it... I'm hoping anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Riverbrian View Post
    With Pelfrey... I think getting better will start with keeping the ball down.

    His two-seamer is his bread and butter. Those things get tattooed up in the zone. Up in the zone it's nothing more than a flat fastball. Down in the zone... You get better downward movement and grounders.

    I'll simply be watching for how he works the bottom of the zone. If he doesn't find it... The Tigers will have some fun today.

    I think he can do it... I'm hoping anyway.
    can you keep us who are unable to watch informed on how his pitches look? I've only been able to see his pitch track on MLB.com so I'm unable to have a fair evaluation of him. If anyone is watching today let us know about how his pitches look. I feel that is more important than results at this stage of his comeback.

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    I would also like to see Escobar get a couple of consecutive starts pretty soon.

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    Hammertime makes us happy.

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    Willingham homers. BTW the game has started.
    There isn't enough defense on the planet to justify giving 500+ PA to a guy who can barely OPS .600.

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    Trying a different avatar for Pelf tonight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ashburyjohn View Post
    Trying a different avatar for Pelf tonight.
    Looks better than the one you debuted over the weekend, I'll say that.

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    Is it just me, or does every half inning from Pelfrey seem like a root canal sans anesthesia?

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    Quote Originally Posted by USAFChief View Post
    Looks better than the one you debuted over the weekend, I'll say that.
    We save her in case we need a late inning rally. Arcia liked her.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ashburyjohn View Post
    Trying a different avatar for Pelf tonight.
    Bring some duct tape too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by USAFChief View Post
    Is it just me, or does every half inning from Pelfrey seem like a root canal sans anesthesia?
    If that's what it's going to be like, I'm cancelling my dentist appointment.

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    A single and a walk in one inning of work puts his game WHIP at 2.0, which brings his seasonal WHIP to... uh, 2.00.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ashburyjohn View Post
    A single and a walk in one inning of work puts his game WHIP at 2.0, which brings his seasonal WHIP to... uh, 2.00.
    I am simple cave man baseball fan, I frightened by your magical voodoo math and fancy talk.

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