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Thread: Game 14 - Twins @ Rays - 4/20/12

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    Why not pinch hit Morneau for Valencia? Then sub Burroughs for defense... no brainer IMO.
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    Good win, nice save Capps!
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    Capps looked pretty good tonight he's starting to get some good movement on that splitter

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    Oh, I think the Twins are going to be ok.

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    Terry Ryan is making bill smith look like a real chump right now

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    And that's a Twins win!

    Gotta give some love to the 'pen. I thought they'd be the downfall of this team, but they've been solid lately.

    Nice job by Hendriks. A couple of mistakes, but he'll learn.

    Carroll is doing a nice job as a stopgap as SS, but I've never been sold on Casilla as the answer at 2B, and I'm becoming less sold on Valencia as the answer at 3B with each game.

    Pavano vs. Shields tomorrow should be a good one.

    Sure would be nice to see them come home from a winning road trip.

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    Hendriks made basically one bad pitch in his first five innings.

    Then Casilla doesn't get in front of the damn ball.​

    I learned to do that in little league. It doesn't hurt, Alexi.

    Hendriks then starts leaving some pitches up, but does his best to minimize the damage caused by Casilla by coaxing a double play ball from Pena to keep it at two runs. He's basically at 100 pitches with one of the best hitters in baseball, Longoria up. Hendriks has been losing some of his command . . . maybe if Anthony Swarzak was a real pitcher and could have gone five innings the night before, the Twins would have made the no-brainer decision there and brought in whatever righty was warming up at the time (Burton?).

    And then Casilla's play gets changed to a hit. Good lord.

    One has to like how Hendriks looks as a pitcher out there. Great command on the black, even only at 91 mph, is still very good to have. He also seems to care quite a bit.

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    Also . . . this was the hope with the acquisition of Carroll and a healthy Span and Mauer. I think the three of them got on base 10 times. If Morneau stays the way he is and with Willingham playing so well, this team can be very good offensively.

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