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Game 49 - Twins vs A's - 5/29/12

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#1 Seth Stohs

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Posted 29 May 2012 - 03:15 PM

Twins Lineup: Denard Span CF Ben Revere RF Joe Mauer DH Josh Willingham LF Justin Morneau 1B Ryan Doumit C Brian Dozier SS Trevor Plouffe 3B Jamey Carroll 2B SP: Cole De Vries

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Posted 29 May 2012 - 03:25 PM

Let's get the win tonight and go for the sweep tomorrow.
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Posted 29 May 2012 - 04:02 PM

MLB said it was going to be a pitching battle... But I almost expect the opposite. Probably over 5 runs each even though Parker hasn't been bad at all. I think we can tag him for some runs early.

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Posted 29 May 2012 - 04:05 PM

Cole can do it! Go Twins

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Posted 29 May 2012 - 04:21 PM

This should be a good game; except for Jamey Carroll, nobody on either team has faced the opposite pitcher tonight. Carroll has two hits off of Parker.

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Posted 29 May 2012 - 04:21 PM

The Nationals have accepted Erik Komatsu back. The 24-year-old outfielder was snatched up by the Cardinals in December's Rule 5 Draft but only lasted a month with St. Louis. Komatsu then moved on to the Twins, where he was designated for assignment after three weeks. He'll head to Triple-A Syracuse.

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Posted 29 May 2012 - 05:03 PM

Another spot on the 40-man roster? Personally, I didn't think Mostroianni had any more to offer than Komatsu, but I guess neither was essential. I guess Revere is now the regular RF or at least the LH platoon partner.

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Posted 29 May 2012 - 06:18 PM

Anybody know what's up with the ballcaps? Are the Twins changing back to the "M" logo? I personally liked the "TC" logo - hearkens back to my childhood days at the old Met.

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Posted 29 May 2012 - 06:31 PM

Twins need to win this one. If Liriano starts tomorrow a loss is damn near certain

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Posted 29 May 2012 - 06:57 PM

DeVries is giving too many walks, which usually ends badly.

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Posted 29 May 2012 - 07:04 PM

Twins need to put up 3-4 runs so that DeVries can settle down and not be afraid to throw strikes.

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Posted 29 May 2012 - 07:04 PM

Cole De Vries is pitching like Colon Debris today. Cmon kid bring the rage

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Posted 29 May 2012 - 07:09 PM

Twins need to put up 3-4 runs so that DeVries can settle down and not be afraid to throw strikes.


Good point. A few runs might reduce the pressure that he feels in his second start.

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Posted 29 May 2012 - 07:14 PM

70 pitches in 3 innings. DeVries will be lucky to make it to the 5th inning.

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Posted 29 May 2012 - 07:19 PM

Anybody know what's up with the ballcaps? Are the Twins changing back to the "M" logo? I personally liked the "TC" logo - hearkens back to my childhood days at the old Met.


Yesterday was the "Stars and Stripes" camo print inside the "M" for Memorial Day. I presume the "M" cap was chosen because the camo would show better because the T is the only thing in camo in the "TC" cap. The pitcher, I know, picks the jersey top, so by extension, I presume, they pick the cap. Since De Vries grew up in Eden Prairie and grew up with the "M" hat and has fond memories of it, he went that direction in his home debut and busted it out for the first time, I believe, since 2009.

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Posted 29 May 2012 - 07:41 PM

Since De Vries grew up in Eden Prairie and grew up with the "M" hat and has fond memories of it, he went that direction in his home debut and busted it out for the first time, I believe, since 2009.



Boy, do I feel old now:). I remember when Harmon was belting them out in Bloomington and the Metrodome was just an idea fighting for legislative approval (yes, it was just as hard to get a stadium back then). I also remember when the dome opened how neat we all thought it was - boy, did that wear off quickly.

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Posted 29 May 2012 - 07:42 PM

MLB said it was going to be a pitching battle... But I almost expect the opposite. Probably over 5 runs each even though Parker hasn't been bad at all. I think we can tag him for some runs early.


Well I was WAY off! But I'm glad. Nothing wrong with a pitching battle (as long as we sneak out the win).

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Posted 29 May 2012 - 07:43 PM

OK, moment of truth - does DeVries go out for the 6th? He's at 92 pitches now, and they sent him out for the 6th last time and it turned out to be a mistake, but he's pitched better the last couple of innings... Do you gamble and try to save the bullpen for Liriano tomorrow?

Edited by IdahoPilgrim, 29 May 2012 - 07:45 PM.


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Posted 29 May 2012 - 07:51 PM

OK, moment of truth - does DeVries go out for the 6th? He's at 92 pitches now, and they sent him out for the 6th last time and it turned out to be a mistake, but he's pitched better the last couple of innings... Do you gamble and try to save the bullpen for Liriano tomorrow?


Manship is in, there's your answer

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Posted 29 May 2012 - 08:37 PM

How long has it been since the Twins had a walk-off HR? I am assuming it was Thome against the Sox in August of 2010. I am going out on a limb and putting some positive mojo out there tonight. Either Plouffe of Span hits a walk-off HR.

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Posted 29 May 2012 - 09:03 PM

Two men on base for DOOM! Hit it hard and see what happens.

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Posted 29 May 2012 - 09:04 PM

And Doom pops up. Damn, Doom.

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Posted 29 May 2012 - 09:05 PM

How long has it been since the Twins had a walk-off HR? I am assuming it was Thome against the Sox in August of 2010. I am going out on a limb and putting some positive mojo out there tonight. Either Plouffe of Span hits a walk-off HR.


Let's hope you are prophetic -- Plouffe up with two men on.

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Posted 29 May 2012 - 09:12 PM

Is the object to ensure Perkins' arm falls off by the AS break?

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Posted 29 May 2012 - 09:15 PM

Is the object to ensure Perkins' arm falls off by the AS break?


Not many choices tonight and game is too close for Butera to pitch.

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Posted 29 May 2012 - 09:31 PM

Maybe Ben Revere should work on his bunting.

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Posted 29 May 2012 - 09:33 PM

Maybe Ben Revere should work on his bunting.


That was not a major league bunt attempt.

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Posted 29 May 2012 - 09:35 PM

We should consider ourselves lucky that Mauer only tapped into a FC, rather than his 13th GIDP of the season.

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Posted 29 May 2012 - 09:35 PM

That was not a major league bunt attempt.


Yeah, that was pretty sad. One would think that a big leaguer who can't hit the ball 300 feet would be a pretty darn good bunter.

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Posted 29 May 2012 - 09:36 PM

Well ain't that a peach.