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Game 35 - Twins vs Cleveland - 5/15/12

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#1 Seth Stohs

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Posted 15 May 2012 - 09:19 AM

Twins Lineup: Darin Mastroianni CF Joe Mauer C Josh Willingham LF Ryan Doumit DH Brian Dozier SS Chris Parmelee 1B Erik Komatsu RF Alexi Casilla 2B Jamey Carroll 3B Jason Marquis SP

#2 Boom Boom

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Posted 15 May 2012 - 09:28 AM

Wow, look at that lineup. I think Gardy may have been replicated by alien pod people.

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Posted 15 May 2012 - 09:33 AM

Is this start for Parmelee out of sympathy? Will he get sent down after the game to make room for Morneau, or will they actually go down to 12 pitchers? Since they'll be in an NL park this weekend, you'd think that the Twins would want the bench flexibility, but then again ...

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Posted 15 May 2012 - 10:16 AM

No Span? Curious.

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Posted 15 May 2012 - 10:28 AM

Might as well give Span a rest - he's started all but 1 game this season, and he's hitting .205 over the last 10 games.

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Posted 15 May 2012 - 10:34 AM

Updating a previous item, Denard Span is out Tuesday due to a sore hamstring.

It's nothing major and Span is available off the bench. Consider him day-to-day for now.


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Posted 15 May 2012 - 10:42 AM

Who is twirling for the Tribe? I'm wondering if it's a lefty. Also, if Gardy prefers Carroll at third and Casilla at second (as they are aligned today) why has Casilla played third when he has replaced Plouffe?

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Posted 15 May 2012 - 10:51 AM

So in his pre-game comments Gardy doesn't see how they can go down to 12 pitchers. Great, to interleague ball with a weak bench and bloated staff. Should work great.

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Posted 15 May 2012 - 11:07 AM

That is one sorry lineup

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Posted 15 May 2012 - 11:11 AM

That is one sorry lineup


Wow...my glass-half-full outlook sees a good mix of OBP/speedy gonzaleses and some power bats.

I'm more concerned with Marquis not giving up 12 hits and 6 runs in 5 innings.

Edited by TwinVike61, 15 May 2012 - 11:15 AM.


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Posted 15 May 2012 - 11:13 AM

Dozier hitting 5th? Sounds like runs! This team is desperate for at least one more RH power bat.
Man is born free, but everywhere he is in chains.

#12 Shane Wahl

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Posted 15 May 2012 - 11:14 AM

MAUER batting SECOND!!!!! Plouffe on the bench.

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Posted 15 May 2012 - 11:23 AM

Mauer batting 2nd. Finally!

#14 Mr. Ed

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Posted 15 May 2012 - 11:26 AM

5 pitch first for Lowe. Impressive (not)

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Posted 15 May 2012 - 11:30 AM

Wow...my glass-half-full outlook sees a good mix of OBP/speedy gonzaleses and some power bats.

I'm more concerned with Marquis not giving up 12 hits and 6 runs in 5 innings.


Good luck with that....

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Posted 15 May 2012 - 12:09 PM

So in his pre-game comments Gardy doesn't see how they can go down to 12 pitchers.

Great, to interleague ball with a weak bench and bloated staff. Should work great.


What a mess. 13 pitchers and no end in sight? I've been thru some tough times as a Twins fan but this is the worst.

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Posted 15 May 2012 - 12:16 PM

Ok, time to pick up Marquis, escaped a lead off triple, time for a run or two

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Posted 15 May 2012 - 12:19 PM

Un-fu****g believable!!!! another double play!

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Posted 15 May 2012 - 12:21 PM

Good thing that the Twins can only hit into one DP per inning, because if they could do it more they would.

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Posted 15 May 2012 - 12:22 PM

It's a shame mastro didnt lead off the game with a single so they'd have a chance at a GDP in every inning.

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Posted 15 May 2012 - 12:24 PM

Unbelievable how many double plays we hit into - why don't we mix a few hit and runs in there. The double play seems to be guaranteed with us - if we hit and run at least we have some small percentage of maybe stelaing a base or getting a wild throw.

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Posted 15 May 2012 - 12:25 PM

Marquis has taken to the whole pitch to contact thing like a duck to water.

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Posted 15 May 2012 - 12:27 PM

BP at Target Field! I'm not one to complain unnecessarily, but this guy shouldn't be pitching in the major leagues.

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Posted 15 May 2012 - 12:28 PM

Marquis is a joke, everybody on this team should be embarrassed.

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Posted 15 May 2012 - 12:29 PM

Only a single for Brantley--rally killer.

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Posted 15 May 2012 - 12:31 PM

I thought Target Field was not a Home Run park?

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Posted 15 May 2012 - 12:34 PM

I thought Target Field was not a Home Run park?


It plays a lot bigger in the bottom half of innings. Something to do with wind patterns I think.

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Posted 15 May 2012 - 12:35 PM

Did the Indians just hit more homeruns in 1 inning, than Mauer has for the history of Target Field? Really, how embarrassing is the Twins' team lack of power? It's a joke of a team right now.

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. :)


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Posted 15 May 2012 - 12:37 PM

lol! Brought back to mind the rumor that we were blowing the fans out in the Homerdome when we batted - we must be turning on the switch to blow the air/wind out when the visitors are up rather than when we are up at Target Field. Someone tell them to hurry up and get that straightened out.

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Posted 15 May 2012 - 12:49 PM

To be fair to the Twins hitters, when they're up they're not hitting against Jason Marquis.