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Game 42 - Twins @ White Sox - 5/23/12

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#1 Seth Stohs

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Posted 23 May 2012 - 04:10 PM

Twins Lineup: Denard Span CF Darin Mastroianni RF Joe Mauer C Josh Willingham LF Justin Morneau 1B Ryan Doumit DH Brian Dozier SS Trevor Plouffe 3B Jamey Carroll 2B SP: Scott Diamond

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Posted 23 May 2012 - 04:15 PM

Nice to see Mornie at 1st again, will be interesting to see how Diamond fares with Joe catching 2nd time around............................not that I think Butera should be playing instead, I'm not a big believer in personal catchers.

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Posted 23 May 2012 - 04:15 PM

Nice to see Plouffe at 3B. I hope they keep running him out there... see if he can cut it.

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Posted 23 May 2012 - 04:18 PM

I guess Revere is taken out because he's a left handed batter and we have a lefty pitching against us. Hoping for a 4th win in a row for Diamond.

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Posted 23 May 2012 - 04:28 PM

Don't look now, Mastroianni, but Danny Valencia is batting .293 at Rochester, with a couple of home runs. Today would be a good game to get your batting average back up above the Plouffe Line.

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Posted 23 May 2012 - 04:28 PM

Last chance for Mastro? I can't see them continuing with a team that has Revere, Komatsu, and Mastro. Isn't this game #43?

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Posted 23 May 2012 - 04:31 PM

Last chance for Mastro? I can't see them continuing with a team that has Revere, Komatsu, and Mastro. Isn't this game #43?


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Posted 23 May 2012 - 04:41 PM

Last chance for Mastro? I can't see them continuing with a team that has Revere, Komatsu, and Mastro. Isn't this game #43?


Great minds think alike.


I don't know about the latter but I agree with the first bit.

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Posted 23 May 2012 - 04:48 PM

Don't look now, Mastroianni, but Danny Valencia is batting .293 at Rochester, with a couple of home runs. Today would be a good game to get your batting average back up above the Plouffe Line.


I personally don't wanna see Valencia back with the Twins until he has got rid of his prom queen attitude. A little humility will go along way, even help his batting AVG

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Posted 23 May 2012 - 04:49 PM

I know this may be a bit picky, but isn't this game 43, not 42?

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Posted 23 May 2012 - 04:50 PM

What about wilkin ramirez and eventually Valencia again and send down mastro and kamatsu. You still have revere who can be a 4th outfielder/spark off the bench/pinch-run, and ramirez who can hit for power while playing the corners/dh. Just a though but I think you could have a lot more MLB looking lineups and bench options that way...... I have a feeling Valencia will be back up fairly soon... Before all-star break? And if Plouffe gets his bat going we might have a consistent looking lineup (barring injury). Span dozier Mauer willingham morneau doumit valencia plouffe carroll

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Posted 23 May 2012 - 04:58 PM

I personally don't wanna see Valencia back with the Twins until he has got rid of his prom queen attitude. A little humility will go along way, even help his batting AVG



I'm with you on that one.

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Posted 23 May 2012 - 05:05 PM

kamatsu goes back to the Nats!

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Posted 23 May 2012 - 05:21 PM

kamatsu goes back to the Nats!


You are saying he would go back to the Nats if we don't keep him on the 25 man roster...right?

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Posted 23 May 2012 - 06:29 PM

Well an ugly start for Carroll. Dunno what has got into him. Maybe the shift back to 2nd? At least the damage was limited to 1 run. Diamond is looking good so far.

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Posted 23 May 2012 - 06:42 PM

Guess I am the only Twins fan here tonight. Well another inning another dp turned by the good guys

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Posted 23 May 2012 - 06:42 PM

We need some runs now.

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Posted 23 May 2012 - 06:59 PM

Plouffe there it is!

#19 Top Gun

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Posted 23 May 2012 - 07:48 PM

Sox pitchers are so good.

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Posted 23 May 2012 - 07:50 PM

Plouffe there it is!


The Plouffe Line keeps getting farther out of reach for poor Mastro.

Later update: E9. That might be just about it for Darin.

Further update: being pinch-hit for by Casilla can not be a good omen for one's major league stay.

Edited by ashburyjohn, 23 May 2012 - 08:19 PM.


#21 glunn

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Posted 23 May 2012 - 08:40 PM

Three errors and only 4 hits. Not a good game for the Twins.

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Posted 23 May 2012 - 08:41 PM

Come back and win the series tomorrow.

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Posted 23 May 2012 - 09:15 PM

Come back and win the series tomorrow.



Yep, you got it. You take 2 out of 3 in this one, you go home happy, even though the loss was an ugly one.

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Posted 23 May 2012 - 09:25 PM

Tomorrow is a big day. De Vries make his debut. Hope he keeps the ball in the yard.
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Posted 23 May 2012 - 09:48 PM

Tomorrow is a big day. De Vries make his debut. Hope he keeps the ball in the yard.

Agree with that sentiment. Mastro to the minors in..........well pretty soon. I suppose Valencia would be the most likely recall. I thought Diamond did a decent job, pitching around three errors and at least one other ball that should have been fielded. The defense has been good this year, so I guess we can chalk up this game as an anomaly.