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Game 28 - Twins vs Angels - 5/7/12

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#1 Seth Stohs

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 02:38 PM

Twins Lineup: Denard Span CF Brian Dozier SS Joe Mauer C Ryan Doumit DH Danny Valencia 3B Chris Parmelee 1B Trevor Plouffe RF Erik Komatsu LF Jamey Carroll 2B SP: Francisco Liriano Angels SP: Jered Weaver

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 02:46 PM

Off-day for Willingham, hopefully that will rejuvenate him

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 02:58 PM

Dozier's first start against Weaver... that could be rough. Let's hope not.

You can come up with statistics to prove anything. Forty percent of all people know that.


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Posted 07 May 2012 - 02:59 PM

Fair enough. I like Dozier being thrown into the two-spot for his first game for excitement purposes, but I would prefer Mauer there. Maybe not with Willingham and Morneau out, I guess. I bet Carroll hits better down there, and I like he and Span still back-to-back.

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 03:29 PM

Fair enough. I like Dozier being thrown into the two-spot for his first game for excitement purposes, but I would prefer Mauer there. Maybe not with Willingham and Morneau out, I guess.

I bet Carroll hits better down there, and I like he and Span still back-to-back.


I agree that Carroll hitting in front of Span is a nice combo. I'd prefer to see Mauer at the #2 with someone else at the #3 but option are limited. Gardy always likes a MI hitting 2nd but skills and not position should dictate that.

#6 Dougmancaveitch

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 03:45 PM

I really like Dozier in the 2 spot. I hope it sends a message that he's their guy for the future and they have faith in his abilities.

#7 J-Dog Dungan

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 04:01 PM

I am just glad that they are keeping Carroll's glove in the lineup, despite the fact that Casilla has about the same range and might even hit a little better and run a little faster. Last year, the Twins didn't have a great fielding MI combo with so many guys injured, but Carroll has done an excellent job of playing short and gaining camraderie and being a great double play duo with Casilla

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 04:05 PM

I have a feeling that one of the first six Twins hitters will spoil Weaver's chance for a second no-hitter.

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 04:12 PM

Joe C explained some of the lunacy in the lineup: Willingham has some sort of a virus (aka "flu" but not influenza, really) and Casilla has a sore shoulder from a dive in Seattle
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Posted 07 May 2012 - 04:37 PM

Joe C explained some of the lunacy in the lineup: Willingham has some sort of a virus (aka "flu" but not influenza, really) and Casilla has a sore shoulder from a dive in Seattle


Ok, so once again, the entirety of the Twins bench will consist of Drew Butera? Can we please drop a pitcher?

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 04:43 PM

Ok, so once again, the entirety of the Twins bench will consist of Drew Butera? Can we please drop a pitcher?

And a catcher.

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 04:48 PM

I have a feeling that one of the first six Twins hitters will spoil Weaver's chance for a second no-hitter.


Let us pray that you are correct! And a run or two would also be nice.

#13 twinswon1991

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 05:54 PM

Vegas O/U on Twins baserunners in this game is 6 per my bookie. This is the lowest O/U he can ever remember since the 1980's! Shows just how embarrassing this lineup is.

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 06:02 PM

Hoping the revenge factor provides some otherwise lacking motivation. No team enjoys being no hit.

#15 Alex

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 06:23 PM

Question: If Weaver has a no-no going in the 8th, does he rush into the clubhouse again to take a whiz?

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 06:29 PM

Question: When Weaver has a no-no going in the 8th, does he rush into the clubhouse again to take a whiz?


There, I FIFY

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 06:45 PM

Somebody hit the f****ng!!!!!! ball...................SOMEBODY......ANYBODY!!!!!!

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 06:47 PM

Vegas O/U on Twins baserunners in this game is 6 per my bookie. This is the lowest O/U he can ever remember since the 1980's! Shows just how embarrassing this lineup is.


I would have bet the under.

#19 twinswon1991

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 06:50 PM

I would have bet the under.


I was strongly considering the under as well but decided to hope for a miracle. Didn't fully realize Willingham is out which makes the lineup worse than over 1/2 the AAA lineups in minors.

Now just hoping for 1 hit which is terribly sad. Has there ever been a MLB team so putrid that you just pray for 1 measly hit????

#20 Alex

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 06:50 PM

Somebody hit the f****ng!!!!!! ball...................SOMEBODY......ANYBODY!!!!!!


At least there's been some solid contact. That's different from last week.

#21 mhanson93

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 06:52 PM

And Liriano serves up yet another gopher ball. Time to use a tee instead...

#22 glunn

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 06:52 PM

Liriano needs to go to the bullpen -- we have no chance with him starting.

#23 NorthwestTwinsFan

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 06:54 PM

3-0 already. This has to be Liriano's final start with the Twins, right?

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 06:54 PM

Why....why.....why......do you throw that pitch to that chump!!!????? I'm yell posting in LARGE FONT until we get a hit!!!!

Edited by twinsnorth49, 07 May 2012 - 06:57 PM.


#25 glunn

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 06:57 PM

At least Plouffe has broken up the perfect game by getting a walk.

#26 twinsnorth49

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 07:02 PM

eric komatsu!!!!

#27 glunn

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 07:03 PM

eric komatsu!!!!

Well said.

#28 glunn

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 07:04 PM

Now can we actually score a run with men on 1st and second and no outs, or will we get another double play?

#29 glunn

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 07:05 PM

Why did I even bother to ask.

#30 twinsnorth49

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 07:05 PM

I thought November was Movember??