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#1 jokin

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Posted 09 June 2014 - 03:19 PM

Here's the Twins lineup from May 7:

Dozier 2B
Fuld CF
Plouffe 3B
Colabello 1B (RIP)
Kubel RF (RIP)
Suzuki C
Pinto DH
Escobar LF (hmmmm ... )
Florimon SS (RIP)

Here's tonight's lineup:

[FONT=normal normal normal sans-serif]1. Danny Santana (S) CF[/FONT]
[FONT=normal normal normal sans-serif]2. Brian Dozier ® 2B[/FONT]
[FONT=normal normal normal sans-serif]3. Joe Mauer (L) 1B[/FONT]
[FONT=normal normal normal sans-serif]4. Josh Willingham ® LF[/FONT]
[FONT=normal normal normal sans-serif]5. Oswaldo Arcia (L) RF[/FONT]
[FONT=normal normal normal sans-serif]6. Kendrys Morales (S) DH[/FONT]
[FONT=normal normal normal sans-serif]7. Trevor Plouffe ® 3B[/FONT]
[FONT=normal normal normal sans-serif]8. Kurt Suzuki ® C[/FONT]
[FONT=normal normal normal sans-serif]9. Eduardo Escobar (S) SS

No doubt about it, the Twins have come a long way in one short month. Look at the enormous qualitative difference in the 6-9 spots. If Mauer can just start being Mauer again, I think the Twins are on to something good here.[/FONT]

#2 Dave T

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Posted 09 June 2014 - 03:28 PM

The offense is moving in the right direction, no doubt. Even without Mauer, the Twins are scoring runs.
Now, the pitching, on the other hand, has been maddeningly inconsistent. There is no way the Twins will finish above .500 with the current group of starters. Did you see where May had an unusually bad outing in his last start? He gave up 3 runs in 6 innings. Oh, the horror. Come on Terry, do something about the pitching!!!

#3 ashburyjohn

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Posted 10 June 2014 - 10:21 AM

Did you see where May had an unusually bad outing in his last start? He gave up 3 runs in 6 innings. Oh, the horror.


Yes, because AAA results translate directly to what would have happened in the majors. :)

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Posted 10 June 2014 - 10:31 AM

Yes, because AAA results translate directly to what would have happened in the majors. :)


They don't, but I think we can say that the odds are pretty decent that May would not be less effective than Correia is now at the MLB level. With varying degrees of change, we can probably say something similar about most of the AAA pitchers. And a couple of the AA pitchers. And a water pitcher.

#5 jokin

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Posted 10 June 2014 - 10:41 AM

They don't, but I think we can say that the odds are pretty decent that May would not be less effective than Correia is now at the MLB level. With varying degrees of change, we can probably say something similar about most of the AAA pitchers. And a couple of the AA pitchers. And a water pitcher.


Very good. There's no doubt that the make-over of the lineup must be accompanied by a make-over of the pitching staff. Beyond looking for a top-end pick-up arm from the sellers (Cahill is likely just the first DFA-type, straight-out trades like Samardzija and Price and lesser arms also might be considered), it's now time to consider, and perhaps tryout the various AAA (and at least 2 of the AA) arms, as well as maybe later, Burdi- as if the results of last 2 days, from both the starters and the pen, aren't indicative enough that it's time for some serious consideration of ALL of the options out there.

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Posted 10 June 2014 - 11:39 AM

Star light, star bright, the first star I see tonight; I wish I May, I wish I Meyer, have the wish I wish tonight.

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Posted 10 June 2014 - 11:52 AM

Berardino is seemingly on a campaign. A series of tweets from the past 1/2 hour or so:

Mike Berardino ‏@MikeBerardino

RHP Trevor May, lined up with Kevin Correia, goes tonight for @RocRedWings at Gwinnett County (Ga.). Road: 1-3, 5.49Home: 4-1, 1.52

Trevor May has cut his BB/9 to a career-low 3.54. Dropped from 4.69/9 in 2012 to 3.98/9 in 2013.

Past 7 starts for Trevor May heading into tonight: 1.90 ERA, 42.2 IP, 33 H, 1 HR, 17 BB (3.59 BB/9), 43 Ks. #MNTwins

LHP Kris Johnson at Triple-A since start of 2013: 16-7, 2.40, 37G, 32 ST, 202.2 IP, 170 H, 8 HR, 3.02 BB/9, 6.79 K/9. #MNTwins

Kris Johnson last night for ROC: CG, 8 IP, 8 H, 2 ER, 0 BB, 5 K. 116 pitches.

LHP Kris Johnson past 8 starts at AAA since April 24: 5-1, 1.94, 51 IP, 21 BB, 45 K



It's just facts -- just fun to see him marshalling them one after another!

#8 jokin

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Posted 11 June 2014 - 10:06 AM

Berardino is seemingly on a campaign. A series of tweets from the past 1/2 hour or so:

Mike Berardino ‏@MikeBerardino

RHP Trevor May, lined up with Kevin Correia, goes tonight for @RocRedWings at Gwinnett County (Ga.). Road: 1-3, 5.49Home: 4-1, 1.52

Trevor May has cut his BB/9 to a career-low 3.54. Dropped from 4.69/9 in 2012 to 3.98/9 in 2013.


Past 7 starts for Trevor May heading into tonight: 1.90 ERA, 42.2 IP, 33 H, 1 HR, 17 BB (3.59 BB/9), 43 Ks. #MNTwins

LHP Kris Johnson at Triple-A since start of 2013: 16-7, 2.40, 37G, 32 ST, 202.2 IP, 170 H, 8 HR, 3.02 BB/9, 6.79 K/9. #MNTwins

Kris Johnson last night for ROC: CG, 8 IP, 8 H, 2 ER, 0 BB, 5 K. 116 pitches.

LHP Kris Johnson past 8 starts at AAA since April 24: 5-1, 1.94, 51 IP, 21 BB, 45 K



It's just facts -- just fun to see him marshalling them one after another!


Based on last night's results, it looks like the "marshall" had to get going on a new campaign to demote Pinto today, instead.:cry:

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Posted 11 June 2014 - 10:11 AM

Based on last night's results, it looks like the "marshall" had to get going on a new campaign to demote Pinto today, instead.:cry:


Well, he was definitely passing along the Pinto "facts" this morning. :) or should that be :(