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Game 38 - Twins @ Brewers - 5/18/12

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#1 Seth Stohs

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Posted 18 May 2012 - 02:42 PM

Twins Lineup: Denard Span CF Brian Dozier SS Joe Mauer C Josh Willingham LF Justin Morneau 1B Trevor Plouffe RF Alexi Casilla 2B Jamey Carroll 3B Scott Diamond P

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Posted 18 May 2012 - 02:43 PM

Prediction segment: With Mauer catching Diamond (instead of Butera), I expect Diamond to give up more than 4 runs in less than 4 innings.

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Posted 18 May 2012 - 02:47 PM

Observation Segment: As long as Rick Anderson is Pitching Coach, this prediction applies to every Twins game with no need to restrict it to Diamond, Mauer and/or Butera.

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Posted 18 May 2012 - 02:50 PM

Wow. Mauer catching and Morneau at 1B. Nice!

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Posted 18 May 2012 - 02:52 PM

Prediction segment:

With Mauer catching Diamond (instead of Butera), I expect Diamond to give up more than 4 runs in less than 4 innings.

I don't know about that one. I'm betting that Diamond, Mauer and Butera all got together to keep Diamond's strategy going. Whatever they have been doing seems to have been working, so I don't think they're going to switch it up too much.

Will he go another 7 scoreless? I don't know, but I certainly hope so.

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


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Posted 18 May 2012 - 02:55 PM

I don't know about that one. I'm betting that Diamond, Mauer and Butera all got together to keep Diamond's strategy going. Whatever they have been doing seems to have been working, so I don't think they're going to switch it up too much.

Will he go another 7 scoreless? I don't know, but I certainly hope so.


Agreed.

Joe will be sitting tomorrow, then. He's gotta get rest once in awhile.

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Posted 18 May 2012 - 03:09 PM

I'm pretty surprised Mauer is in the lineup as the catcher today. If Diamond regresses today, I guess it will give Gardy justification to have Butera catch him until he regresses some more.

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Posted 18 May 2012 - 03:19 PM

If Gardy is going to play Plouffe in the outfield every day now, isn't it rather redundant to be carrying three other outfielders on the bench?

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Posted 18 May 2012 - 03:37 PM

If Gardy is going to play Plouffe in the outfield every day now, isn't it rather redundant to be carrying three other outfielders on the bench?

I don't think he trusts anybody but Carroll playing third. Until someone is acquired or recalled, I am predicting that Carroll is the starter there. Casilla starts by default at second, too.

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Posted 18 May 2012 - 03:47 PM

This is actually the best lineup the Twins can have right now against a LHP. With a righty pitching not so much. I'd rather see Revere instead of Plouffe batting 8th and playing CF with Span at RF. But good thing that Butera is not there :)
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Posted 18 May 2012 - 04:35 PM

It's important that Mauer catch this series, since with Doumit injured, you don't want Butera and the pitcher batting back to back. Ick.

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Posted 18 May 2012 - 05:20 PM

I guess some readers forgot that Milwaukee is in th NL....no DH this weekend. Mauer and Morneau both play at least 2 of 3 in the field this weekend, and with an off day on Monday, maybe all 3 games!

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Posted 18 May 2012 - 05:51 PM

I guess some readers forgot that Milwaukee is in th NL....no DH this weekend. Mauer and Morneau both play at least 2 of 3 in the field this weekend, and with an off day on Monday, maybe all 3 games!


Agree completely. There is no reason both shouldn't be in the lineup all weekend. It's been more than a 24 hr break since the last game, and it's not even June yet.

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Posted 18 May 2012 - 06:21 PM

Looks like Diamond will need to make sure to keep the ball down tonight as that thing is carrying.

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Posted 18 May 2012 - 06:28 PM

Shoot. Hopefully Diamond can come up with a little damage control here.

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Posted 18 May 2012 - 07:14 PM

Nice play by Carroll getting the runner at home.

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Posted 18 May 2012 - 07:29 PM

Twins don't have a lot of hits, but they must be going deep into the count. Brewer's pitcher has 70+ pitches in 4 innings. Hope they have a lousy bullpen.

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Posted 18 May 2012 - 07:33 PM

In Detroit, Verlander's no-hit bid is broken up in the 9th. Wonder if he forgot to rush from the bench to take a leak in the 8th ala Weaver?

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Posted 18 May 2012 - 07:45 PM

d'oh... I just noticed there is no DH and was messed up. They are at Milwaukee... Diamond got a single!

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Posted 18 May 2012 - 08:00 PM

Great hustle by Morneau there to beat out the throw. That was impressive.