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#1 Seth Stohs

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 04:12 PM

Twins Lineup: Denard Span CF Jamey Carroll SS Joe Mauer DH Josh Willingham LF Ryan Doumit RF Danny Valencia 3B Chris Parmelee 1B Alexi Casilla 2B Drew Butera C SP: Carl Pavano

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 04:13 PM

Let the whining about Drew Butera getting to play commence, I guess!! :)

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 04:18 PM

Well, he might be a better defensive catcher that Doumit.

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 04:23 PM

And he'll probably strike out less than Clete!

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 04:31 PM

I doubt Plouffe ever gets enough at bats this year to get a good read on him. I don't get it, at this point....he should be in RF for a few weeks in a row. As for Butera, one start is ok, let's see how many he gets...

What I just typed is probably an opinion, not a fact. I mean, I'm usually right, so you should maybe assume it is or will be a fact soon, but that's up to you. :) Also, I am NOT trying to convince anyone I am correct, I'm just talking here, not arguing.


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Posted 04 May 2012 - 04:41 PM

With Willingham having come over from a team that plays the Mariners 18ish times a year, does anyone know his average against Vargas?

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 05:41 PM

With Mauer, Doumit & Butera in the lineup I would feel a little safer if we had another catcher on the bench.

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 05:46 PM

With Willingham having come over from a team that plays the Mariners 18ish times a year, does anyone know his average against Vargas?


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Posted 04 May 2012 - 05:49 PM

So basically the question that Gardy/Stevie had was Plouffe vs. Butera. Plouffe has .857 OPS vs Vargas and Buterror .283 (OPS not OBP or SLG). Both with 7 PAs. Well done! Someone should just DFA the guy, otherwise there is no way he does not play. Also thought that Morney was available... Why not C Mauer and DH Morney. Tomorrow Komatchu will be around...
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Posted 04 May 2012 - 06:02 PM

With Mauer, Doumit & Butera in the lineup I would feel a little safer if we had another catcher on the bench.


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Posted 04 May 2012 - 06:31 PM

So basically the question that Gardy/Stevie had was Plouffe vs. Butera. Plouffe has .857 OPS vs Vargas and Buterror .283 (OPS not OBP or SLG). Both with 7 PAs. Well done! Someone should just DFA the guy, otherwise there is no way he does not play.

Also thought that Morney was available... Why not C Mauer and DH Morney. Tomorrow Komatchu will be around...

Let's not forget that Pavano is pitching. He has always said that he like throwing to Butera. I don't know if Son of Sal can make his fastball zip a few more MPH, but if Butera is going to catch, today is probably the day.

Morneau has been out since Monday, will it be another several days? If so, maybe they should have DLed him. Mauer hasn't caught since Sunday--this to me is starting to sound like last year all over again..

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 07:20 PM

So basically the question that Gardy/Stevie had was Plouffe vs. Butera. Plouffe has .857 OPS vs Vargas and Buterror .283 (OPS not OBP or SLG). Both with 7 PAs. Well done! Someone should just DFA the guy, otherwise there is no way he does not play.

Also thought that Morney was available... Why not C Mauer and DH Morney. Tomorrow Komatchu will be around...


I agree, this came down to Plouffe and Butera, Evidently Gardy was not happy with the play of select players, I guess Plouffe is now in the doghouse. How else do you explain this?

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 07:26 PM

Bwahaaaaahaaaaa! Love it!


Willingham is the emergency catcher. Oh, drat, he's in the lineup too. What will they do?????

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 07:29 PM

Morneau has been out since Monday, will it be another several days? If so, maybe they should have DLed him. Mauer hasn't caught since Sunday--this to me is starting to sound like last year all over again..


Morneau was "Friday at the earliest". It's Friday, I guess he's not quite right yet. Could well turn out to have been a mistake to not DL him; let's wait and see. Mauer took a foul off the knee and hasn't been behind the plate since; likewise, let's see if this drags on or if it's just another day or two, although the fact he's able to bat and run suggests it shouldn't be much longer.

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 07:58 PM

Okay, going to be optimistic and call a 6-4 Twins victory with a 2 ER/7 IP quality start from the mustache, and Doumit as my pick to click (sorry) 2-5, 2B, 2 RBI, 2 R. Willingham solo homers.
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Posted 04 May 2012 - 08:01 PM

MLB.com's Brittany Ghiroli reports the Orioles plan to sign free agent 3B/SS Miguel Tejada if he can pass a Monday physical.

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 08:47 PM

Drew has a wiff!!!!!

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 08:48 PM

Was Butera's at-bat as bad as it looked on Gameday? 3 89 mph strikes in the wheel house without even a swing?

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 08:48 PM

Butera's first AB? 3 pitches, 3 called strikes. Oh, the thick unsubtle irony (or is that anti-ironic?).
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Posted 04 May 2012 - 08:49 PM

Butera showed some discipline at the plate. He took the first three pitches... for strikes.