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Game 40 - Twins @ Brewers - 5/20/12

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#1 mikeee

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Posted 20 May 2012 - 12:22 PM

Twins (14-26) 1. Denard Span, CF 2. Ben Revere, RF 3. Joe Mauer, C 4. Josh Willingham, LF 5. Justin Morneau, 1B 6. Brian Dozier, SS 7. Trevor Plouffe, 3B 8. Jamey Carroll, 2B 9. Jason Marquis, RHP Brewers (16-24) 1. Corey Hart, RF 2. Nyjer Morgan, CF 3. Ryan Braun, LF 4. Jonathan Lucroy, C 5. Taylor Green, T, 3B 6. Travis Ishikawa, 1B 7. Cesar Izturis, SS 8. Edwin Maysonet, 2B 9. Zack Greinke, RHP

#2 mikeee

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Posted 20 May 2012 - 12:23 PM

there. we are off and running now. The hammer with a clutch single to score Revere!

#3 Vegeta

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Posted 20 May 2012 - 12:26 PM

Revere continues his hot streak with another dbl.

#4 woolhouse

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Posted 20 May 2012 - 12:30 PM

And look at that... could this be the last lead Marquis blows while a member of the Twins' starting pitching staff?

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Posted 20 May 2012 - 12:30 PM

Nice, Marquis gives up two solo shots in the 1st

#6 Shane Wahl

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Posted 20 May 2012 - 12:31 PM

This is what I am talking about with regard to Anderson. Can anyone do a study comparing the Twins pitchers' 1st inning performance vs. the rest of the league in the Anderson era, or at least this year? I remember Radke having 1st inning issues as well. And then settling. Marquis and Blackburn, not so much.

#7 J-Dog Dungan

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Posted 20 May 2012 - 12:31 PM

Can't be doin that if ya wanna keep ya jabba, Marquis!

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Posted 20 May 2012 - 12:32 PM

We probably need to score a lot of runs to have a chance today.

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Posted 20 May 2012 - 12:34 PM

This is what I am talking about with regard to Anderson. Can anyone do a study comparing the Twins pitchers' 1st inning performance vs. the rest of the league in the Anderson era, or at least this year? I remember Radke having 1st inning issues as well. And then settling. Marquis and Blackburn, not so much.


This is not unusual at all... I remember Maddux and Glaving were notoriously 'normal' in the 1st inning and with most good pitchers you hear, "Better get him early cuz you won't get him once he gets going."

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Posted 20 May 2012 - 12:47 PM

The Mauer AB in the first inning pisses me off to no end. #3 hitter up with a runner on second. he shud be looking for a pitch to drive. He watches two fastballs down the middle and now he's in defensive mode and makes a weak swing at a 2 strike pitch with predictable results.

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Posted 20 May 2012 - 12:52 PM

Marquis clearly doesn't have it today. Hopefully the Twins can put up some runs and keep this thing close. Try to make it into a bullpen battle. Grienke luckily is prone to big innings , you just gotta rattle his cage a bit.

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Posted 20 May 2012 - 12:52 PM

The Mauer AB in the first inning pisses me off to no end. #3 hitter up with a runner on second. he shud be looking for a pitch to drive. He watches two fastballs down the middle and now he's in defensive mode and makes a weak swing at a 2 strike pitch with predictable results.


I just wish he would swing a bit more early in the count.

#13 Shane Wahl

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Posted 20 May 2012 - 12:52 PM

This is not unusual at all... I remember Maddux and Glaving were notoriously 'normal' in the 1st inning and with most good pitchers you hear, "Better get him early cuz you won't get him once he gets going."


Well Marquis isn't just normal in the first inning, and other Twins pitchers aren't either. I would still like to see some data in defense of the Twins, then.

#14 Shane Wahl

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Posted 20 May 2012 - 12:53 PM

It's time for Jason Marquis to be released.

#15 mikeee

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Posted 20 May 2012 - 12:54 PM

Do they have another minor leaguer to bring up?

#16 Montecore

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Posted 20 May 2012 - 12:54 PM

Jettison Marquis. Mediocre at best and they knew it all along.

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Posted 20 May 2012 - 12:55 PM

This is starting to look like batting practice for the Brewers. I would like to see Marquis go on the DL for a while to try to get his head together.

#18 Shane Wahl

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Posted 20 May 2012 - 12:55 PM

Mediocre or bad would be one thing. He is TERRIBLE.

#19 Vegeta

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Posted 20 May 2012 - 12:56 PM

This one is gettin ugly quick. Side note. Even if you a Brewer fan how can you really cheer for Braun???????

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Posted 20 May 2012 - 12:56 PM

Jason Marquis...worst FA signing of the Terry Ryan era, or worst in baseball history? Discuss.