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Game 36 - Twins @ Detroit - 3/16/12

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#1 Seth Stohs

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Posted 16 May 2012 - 01:55 PM

Twins Lineup: Erik Komatsu CF (Denard Span scratched with hammy) Brian Dozier SS Joe Mauer DH Josh Willingham LF Justin Morneau 1B Ryan Doumit C Trevor Plouffe RF Alexi Casilla 2B Jamey Carroll 3B SP: Nick Blackburn

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#2 Gernzy

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Posted 16 May 2012 - 02:20 PM

Good to see Morneau back in the lineup. Lets hope he brings a spark back to the offense.
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#3 Shane Wahl

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Posted 16 May 2012 - 02:26 PM

Not gonna lie, I like Dozier hitting 5th or 6th (aside from the obvious fact that Mauer should be batting second).

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Posted 16 May 2012 - 02:33 PM

Gave up on Plouffe at 3rd, or are they looking for better infield defense? Or just a day off for the other guys?

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Posted 16 May 2012 - 02:42 PM

Best lineup (on paper anyway) we've seen in 2-3 weeks. Will this translate to runs.... not holding my breath.
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Posted 16 May 2012 - 02:43 PM

I'm lookin forward to the Twins sweeping the Tigers!

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Posted 16 May 2012 - 03:36 PM

I'd like Plouffe in RF full time for a month....

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Posted 16 May 2012 - 03:41 PM

I'd like Plouffe in RF full time for a month....



I really don't care where he plays, but I hope he gets regular at bats for a bit.

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Posted 16 May 2012 - 03:41 PM

I'm lookin forward to the Twins sweeping the Tigers!


The odds of a sweep are pretty good (2 game series), but the odds aren't in the Twins' favor.

I like our chances of winning tomorrow, but not tonight. Hopefully Blackie can't cobble together a good outing.

#10 Seth Stohs

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Posted 16 May 2012 - 04:00 PM

Erik Komatsu in CF and leading off tonight. Span scratched with the hammy.

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Posted 16 May 2012 - 04:05 PM

The odds of a sweep are pretty good (2 game series), but the odds aren't in the Twins' favor.

I like our chances of winning tomorrow, but not tonight. Hopefully Blackie can't cobble together a good outing.


I would go the other way - I'm more worried about Fister than Porcello. Besides, maybe Blackburn will have a surprise good outing. What's that saying about the blind squirrel and the nut?

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Posted 16 May 2012 - 04:39 PM

So Komatsu (a hitter who should not be hitting higher than 8th - like Mastroianni last night) leads off today. Why? Because he is playing CF and that is where the CF has to start according the manager of the millennium?
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Posted 16 May 2012 - 05:27 PM

So Komatsu (a hitter who should not be hitting higher than 8th - like Mastroianni last night) leads off today. Why? Because he is playing CF and that is where the CF has to start according the manager of the millennium?


Gardy doesn't like to screw up the lineup continuity I guess, even though the Twins have used about 40 different lineups. Who knows.

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Posted 16 May 2012 - 05:30 PM

So Komatsu (a hitter who should not be hitting higher than 8th - like Mastroianni last night) leads off today. Why? Because he is playing CF and that is where the CF has to start according the manager of the millennium?


He does have a .333 OBP. The only higher in the lineup are Willingham (who you want clean-up) and Mauer (who you want 2nd or 3rd).

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Posted 16 May 2012 - 05:33 PM

So Komatsu (a hitter who should not be hitting higher than 8th - like Mastroianni last night) leads off today. Why? Because he is playing CF and that is where the CF has to start according the manager of the millennium?


There are at least 4 hitters in the lineup that "should not be hitting higher than 8th." Do you propose Gardy double-fill the 8 and 9 spots, and leave 1 and 2 open?

There are legitimate things to question Gardy about. This isn't one of them.

#16 Shane Wahl

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Posted 16 May 2012 - 05:41 PM

Dozier!!!!!

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Posted 16 May 2012 - 05:42 PM

who's your tiger?

#18 Shane Wahl

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Posted 16 May 2012 - 05:45 PM

Who else do you propose leading off in such a situation? Komatsu and Mastroianni are good OBP guys. Unless you suppose moving Mauer there, I am not sure what else to do!

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Posted 16 May 2012 - 05:45 PM

So far at least, Dozier appears to be able to stay at SS, and hasn't been overwhelmed by MLB pitching. Nice to see.

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Posted 16 May 2012 - 05:47 PM

I know it's still early, but I am liking Dozier more and more.
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