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Game 32 - Twins vs Blue Jays - 5/11/12

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#1 Seth Stohs

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Posted 11 May 2012 - 02:13 PM

Twins Lineup: Denard Span CF Brian Dozier SS Joe Mauer C Josh Willingham LF Ryan Doumit DH Trevor Plouffe 3B Chris Parmelee 1B Darin Mastroianni RF Jamey Carroll 2B SP: Nick Blackburn

#2 J-Dog Dungan

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Posted 11 May 2012 - 02:38 PM

O great; I really hope the Twins realize exactly why they took Plouffe out of the infield after today, because I really don't want to see him in the infield when I go to the game tomorrow. I would prefer Casilla to be at 2b and Carroll at 3b.

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Posted 11 May 2012 - 02:38 PM

Please let Blackburn have a decent start. I have gotten 2 of my wishes so far. Liriano not starting anymore and Valencia sent down. Let me go 3 for 3

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Posted 11 May 2012 - 03:27 PM

O great; I really hope the Twins realize exactly why they took Plouffe out of the infield after today, because I really don't want to see him in the infield when I go to the game tomorrow. I would prefer Casilla to be at 2b and Carroll at 3b.

On the other hand, if you are going to give an opportunity to the guy, this is the moment. You know he is going to make a blunder or two, but let's see if Plouffe can play once and for all. If after a month or so, they see that he keeps screwing up, offensively and defensively, options or no options, go down or out.

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Posted 11 May 2012 - 03:53 PM

I saw that Sano did not play for Beloit today. Anybody know if that was just a routine day off? I'm planning to go to the game tomorrow, but it may not be worth the trip if he's not playing. Also hoping that if it was just a day off that Rosario isn't due for one tomorrow.

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Posted 11 May 2012 - 04:58 PM

I saw that Sano did not play for Beloit today. Anybody know if that was just a routine day off? I'm planning to go to the game tomorrow, but it may not be worth the trip if he's not playing. Also hoping that if it was just a day off that Rosario isn't due for one tomorrow.


Day off and it's his birthday.

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Posted 11 May 2012 - 05:24 PM

Twins pitchers are the freshest in the league as they have thrown the fewest innings per game of any American League team this year: 8.61. (The Baltimore Orioles have pitched 9.41 innings per game.) The Twins have accomplished this by only having to pitch the 9th inning in 4 of their 16 road games thus far and by not playing in any extra inning games.

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Posted 11 May 2012 - 06:57 PM

Is it still raining?

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Posted 11 May 2012 - 08:46 PM

Nice hit and run there by Span. Let's build on this and get some runs.
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Posted 11 May 2012 - 08:50 PM

Nice hit and run there by Span. Let's build on this and get some runs.


Then they make it easy on Drabek to get out of the inning. Hit and run on 1-0 on terrible pitch would have been 2-0 but is a CS instead and gets the count back to even. Poor play calling there, especially woth a runner on 3rd. I liked the 3-2 hit and run but this one's on the manager.

Edited by Alex, 11 May 2012 - 08:52 PM.


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Posted 11 May 2012 - 10:00 PM

Perhaps there's a build-up of crap-at-bat gas below third base...
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Posted 11 May 2012 - 10:05 PM

Blackburn looks pretty good,tonight. Nice to see. Edit: Oops.

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Posted 11 May 2012 - 10:06 PM

Perhaps there's a build-up of crap-at-bat gas below third base...


That would explain a lot.

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Posted 11 May 2012 - 10:11 PM

Advice for Blackburn: If you want to pitch in the majors beyond this current contract, you must develop one or two consistent and effective off-speed pitches... It really is just that simple.
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Posted 11 May 2012 - 10:12 PM

Wow. Absolutely nothing can go right for this team. I wonder if Target Field is built on an ancient Indian burial site or something.

#16 Seth Stohs

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Posted 11 May 2012 - 10:52 PM

Nice showing for Mastroianni... Another great outing for Jared Burton!

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Posted 11 May 2012 - 10:53 PM

Nice to see Mastroianni get his second career hit and give us an insurance run.
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Posted 11 May 2012 - 10:54 PM

Nice showing for Mastroianni... Another great outing for Jared Burton!

Yes, Burton has been such a pleasant surprise. Although it is still early in the season, it is great to see a pitcher with a BAA well below 0.100.
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Posted 11 May 2012 - 10:56 PM

Jays making Target Field look like a hitters park.

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Posted 11 May 2012 - 11:01 PM

Nice double play there by Parmelee and Dozier.
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Posted 11 May 2012 - 11:02 PM

I hate to see Perkins struggle, he's been one of the few bright spots on this team over the last couple of years. Jose Bautista again shows the Twins pitching is the best solution to a slump.

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Posted 11 May 2012 - 11:03 PM

Willingham the gold glover, nice play!:rolleyes:
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Posted 11 May 2012 - 11:03 PM

Need a save stat for fielders.

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Posted 11 May 2012 - 11:04 PM

It's nice to see some good defense. Parmelee's DP was delicious.
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Posted 11 May 2012 - 11:05 PM

I would sure like to have at least one more run heading to the 9th.
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Posted 11 May 2012 - 11:08 PM

Come on Cappie, let's send 'em down in order.
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Posted 11 May 2012 - 11:11 PM

I'm a realist, not a downer, so does Capps blow this?
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Posted 11 May 2012 - 11:12 PM

Bautista up 4th. What are the odds he doesn't get a chance to hit?

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Posted 11 May 2012 - 11:13 PM

Come on Cappie, let's send 'em down in order.


Ditto on that.

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Posted 11 May 2012 - 11:17 PM

Just walk Bautista, be smart...
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