Jump to content

Providing independent coverage of the Minnesota Twins.

Subscribe to Twins Daily Email

Photo

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

  • Please log in to reply
83 replies to this topic

#41 NorthwestTwinsFan

NorthwestTwinsFan

    Senior Member

  • Members
  • 296 posts

Posted 16 May 2012 - 06:12 PM

Minnesota's situational hitting is embarrassing.

#42 mikeee

mikeee

    Senior Member

  • Members
  • 815 posts

Posted 16 May 2012 - 06:18 PM

4 errors on Detroit this game. That's about what I would expect with miggy at third. lol

#43 mikeee

mikeee

    Senior Member

  • Members
  • 815 posts

Posted 16 May 2012 - 06:18 PM

I should say "so far"...

#44 NorthwestTwinsFan

NorthwestTwinsFan

    Senior Member

  • Members
  • 296 posts

Posted 16 May 2012 - 06:23 PM

Wow, Blackburn's night is over.

#45 VATwinsFan

VATwinsFan

    Senior Member

  • Members
  • 239 posts

Posted 16 May 2012 - 06:25 PM

Wow, Blackburn's night is over.


Well, he did his part to take the starters' combined ERA a bit higher.

#46 NorthwestTwinsFan

NorthwestTwinsFan

    Senior Member

  • Members
  • 296 posts

Posted 16 May 2012 - 06:27 PM

Well, he did his part to take the starters' combined ERA a bit higher.


Yeah, I'm definitely not saying it's a bad thing he's done. It just sucks that the Twins can't even get 5 innings from most of their starters.

#47 Guest_USAFChief_*

Guest_USAFChief_*
  • Guests

Posted 16 May 2012 - 06:29 PM

In another thread, I posted "are we sure 13 pitchers is enough?" I was attempting to be snarky. Turns out that might not be enough to get through tonight's game.

#48 jeffk

jeffk

    Member

  • Members
  • 73 posts

Posted 16 May 2012 - 06:30 PM

Gladden is on his game making fun of the Tigers' fielding. Why does everyone hate him so much? I find his weird sense of humor a nice contrast to Corey's professionalism.

#49 NorthwestTwinsFan

NorthwestTwinsFan

    Senior Member

  • Members
  • 296 posts

Posted 16 May 2012 - 07:05 PM

I wonder what Trevor Plouffe has to do to prove he's not a major league player.

#50 deanlambrecht

deanlambrecht

    Senior Member

  • Members
  • 149 posts

Posted 16 May 2012 - 07:11 PM

Jamey Carroll = real baseball player.

#51 glunn

glunn

    Head Moderator

  • Twins Mods
  • 5,650 posts
  • LocationBeverly Hills, CA

Posted 16 May 2012 - 07:27 PM

I wonder what Trevor Plouffe has to do to prove he's not a major league player.


Go zero for 100?

#52 Guest_USAFChief_*

Guest_USAFChief_*
  • Guests

Posted 16 May 2012 - 07:28 PM

I wonder what Trevor Plouffe has to do to prove he's not a major league player.


How about: "be given a chance to prove it?"

He's had fewer than 450 MLB PAs.

Alexi Casilla has had over 1500...and has the same MLB OPS as Trevor Plouffe. With, BTW, a lower walk rate and less power.

#53 deanlambrecht

deanlambrecht

    Senior Member

  • Members
  • 149 posts

Posted 16 May 2012 - 07:38 PM

Three pitches. Way to go, Plouffe! Wow.

#54 uno321

uno321

    Junior Member

  • Members
  • 8 posts

Posted 16 May 2012 - 07:40 PM

Nice rip by Morneau. What does everyone think of the 3B coach (Steve Liddle)? It was tough to tell from the TV view, but it looked like Willingham could have scored. I realize he's slow, there was 1 out with Doumit on deck, but there have been many occasions where it seemed he has held guys up when it appeared they could have easily scored. Overall though, better than Ulger. He was pretty bad.

#55 Top Gun

Top Gun

    Senior Member

  • Members
  • 1,253 posts

Posted 16 May 2012 - 07:42 PM

Plouffe sucks .125 8 for 64 his gold glove won't save him!

#56 mike wants wins

mike wants wins

    Would Like to be More Positive

  • Members
  • 7,439 posts

Posted 16 May 2012 - 07:43 PM

How about: "be given a chance to prove it?"

He's had fewer than 450 MLB PAs.

Alexi Casilla has had over 1500...and has the same MLB OPS as Trevor Plouffe. With, BTW, a lower walk rate and less power.


Stop with the facts....

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. :)


#57 ashburyjohn

ashburyjohn

    Twins Daily Moderator

  • Twins Mods
  • 6,308 posts
  • LocationLake Tahoe, Nevada

Posted 16 May 2012 - 07:44 PM

If Blackburn stays in the rotation all season, he will have a great shot at 20 losses.


This is a great example of the old saying, you have to be a good pitcher to lose 20. Blackburn will not be the next to do it.

#58 Top Gun

Top Gun

    Senior Member

  • Members
  • 1,253 posts

Posted 16 May 2012 - 07:50 PM

Fact is he has well over 400 and can't hit .200!

#59 NorthwestTwinsFan

NorthwestTwinsFan

    Senior Member

  • Members
  • 296 posts

Posted 16 May 2012 - 07:50 PM

How about: "be given a chance to prove it?"

He's had fewer than 450 MLB PAs.

Alexi Casilla has had over 1500...and has the same MLB OPS as Trevor Plouffe. With, BTW, a lower walk rate and less power.


I don't remember saying anything about Casilla being a major league player....not sure why his name is mentioned here. But you can't seriously tell me that there's another team in Major League Baseball that would have Trevor Plouffe on its roster.

#60 Guest_USAFChief_*

Guest_USAFChief_*
  • Guests

Posted 16 May 2012 - 08:03 PM

I don't remember saying anything about Casilla being a major league player....not sure why his name is mentioned here. But you can't seriously tell me that there's another team in Major League Baseball that would have Trevor Plouffe on its roster.


You asked what he had to do to prove he's not a major league player. I provided an answer. Along with an example of a player who I feel HAS proven himself not to be a MLB player, yet is still hanging around and few people complain about.

As for Plouffe being on a major league roster, coming into tonight there were 4 regulars in the AL alone, each with significantly more PAs than Plouffe, with worse offensive numbers. Three of them are significantly older, one the same age. So yes, I believe there are other major league teams who wouldn't have cut bait on Plouffe yet, particularly considering he's out of options, and almost certainly would be claimed. I doubt he'll ever be an asset as an OFer, but there's at least enough of a chance that he'll hit enough to be an asset in the infield that a team looking at the realistic possibility of 100 losses ought to be finding out with more clarity what they have in a guy who was good enough to play SS in the minors for years. We all like Jamie Carroll, but he's not going to be part of the next good Twins team.