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Game 56 Twins Vs Royals 06/06/12

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#1 twinsnorth49

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Posted 06 June 2012 - 05:26 PM

Tonight's starting lineups 1. Ben Revere, CF 2. Jamey Carroll, 3B 3. Josh Willingham, LF 4. Justin Morneau, DH 5. Ryan Doumit, C 6. Trevor Plouffe, 1B 7. Brian Dozier, SS 8. Alexi Casilla, 2B 9. Darin Mastroianni, RF Starting pitcher: RH Nick Blackburn (1-4, 8.37 ERA) 1.Alex Gordon, LF 2. Johnny Giavotella, 2B 3. Billy Butler, DH 4. Mike Moustakas, 3B 5. Jeff Francoeur, RF 6. Eric Hosmer, 1B 7. Bryan Pena, C 8. Jarrod Dyson, CF 9. Alcides Escobar, SS Starting pitcher: RH Felipe Paulino (3-1, 1.70 ERA)

#2 Shane Wahl

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Posted 06 June 2012 - 05:29 PM

So . . . I haven't read much . . . how is Mauer? Good to see Plouffe at first.

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Posted 06 June 2012 - 05:31 PM

According to Joe C. he hasn't even swung a bat yet.

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Posted 06 June 2012 - 05:39 PM

If you're going to give Span a day off, wouldn't it make more sense to give him yesterday off, and let Mastro play against a soft tossing lefty rather than a hard throwing righty?

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Posted 06 June 2012 - 06:03 PM

How is Plouffe in center field, at catching, or on the mound? That's all he has left to complete his "fit".

Edited by Scheherezade, 06 June 2012 - 06:08 PM.


#6 twinsnorth49

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Posted 06 June 2012 - 06:19 PM

Morney, Morney, c'mon buddy.......

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Posted 06 June 2012 - 06:20 PM

Well this bodes well, they go by committee?

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Posted 06 June 2012 - 06:20 PM

Morney, Morney, c'mon buddy.......


Now its up to DOOM!

#9 jokin

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Posted 06 June 2012 - 06:22 PM

Well this bodes well, they go by committee?


"Bodes well"? Revere is hands down early-game favorite for Player of the Game...

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Posted 06 June 2012 - 06:27 PM

"Bodes well"? Revere is hands down early-game favorite for Player of the Game...


Lol, I'll vote for that.

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Posted 06 June 2012 - 06:32 PM

I am stranded at the office by Obama's motorcade. What happened to Royals' starter?

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Posted 06 June 2012 - 06:35 PM

Well Blackburn isn't going to be improving his ERA today.

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Posted 06 June 2012 - 06:36 PM

I am stranded at the office by Obama's motorcade. What happened to Royals' starter?


Revere hit a ball off him.
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Posted 06 June 2012 - 06:39 PM

You know what, that is becoming far too frequent!!

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Posted 06 June 2012 - 06:42 PM

Dozier seems to be making a lot of errors lately. And the timing of this error is bad, because Blackburn really needs to get out of this inning.

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Posted 06 June 2012 - 06:44 PM

Dozier seems to be making a lot of errors lately. And the timing of this error is bad, because Blackburn really needs to get out of this inning.


When would the timing of an error be good?

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Posted 06 June 2012 - 06:47 PM

Well Blackburn isn't going to be improving his ERA today.


To paraphrase Denny Green - "He is who we thought he was!"

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Posted 06 June 2012 - 06:49 PM

When would the timing of an error be good?


When we are up by 10 runs in the 9th inning and our pitcher needs some extra work?

#19 twinsnorth49

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Posted 06 June 2012 - 06:53 PM

To paraphrase Denny Green - "He is who we thought he was!"



Too bad he's not who Bill Smith seemed to think he was.

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Posted 06 June 2012 - 06:57 PM

If this goes the way that it looks, I am hoping that Butera will get to pitch a few innings tonight.

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Posted 06 June 2012 - 07:01 PM

Only 53 pitches to get 6 outs. Blackie mowin' 'em down.

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Posted 06 June 2012 - 07:02 PM

That play by Casilla was sheer laziness. Is it me or have the Twins acted like it's in the bag since Paulino left? This is awful.

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Posted 06 June 2012 - 07:10 PM

That play by Casilla was sheer laziness. Is it me or have the Twins acted like it's in the bag since Paulino left? This is awful.


After yesterday's shutout by that soft tossing Chen, they should be playing harder.

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Posted 06 June 2012 - 07:20 PM

Lots of errors by Dozier now, will they start calling him out like Plouffe soon?
Lighten up Francis....

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Posted 06 June 2012 - 07:23 PM

My god why can't they just get a look at what this guy is throwing, swing at so many pitches out of the zone. Just piss poor batting by Plouffe and Dozier.

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Posted 06 June 2012 - 07:26 PM

That's better.

#27 twinsnorth49

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Posted 06 June 2012 - 07:50 PM

That's my boy!!!

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Posted 06 June 2012 - 07:54 PM

Said before we know the results: mistake to let Blackburn face Moustakis.

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Posted 06 June 2012 - 07:59 PM

After yesterday's shutout by that soft tossing Chen, they should be playing harder.


My god why can't they just get a look at what this guy is throwing, swing at so many pitches out of the zone. Just piss poor batting by Plouffe and Dozier.


It seems to me that our Twins are still a little confused as to whether they are playing slow pitch softball or fast pitch baseball. Their hitting rhythm is way off. It seems like Bruce Chen's performance and approach last night is continuing to linger and becoming a festering sore. On another note: Hooray Morneau!!!

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Posted 06 June 2012 - 08:18 PM

We'll take 5.0 IP and 2 ER from Blackburn any day. Hope it sticks. I also want to underscore the point about Plouffe's hitting approach: ground into a double play on the first pitch of an AB, that was way insides -- well, that is just horrible. I like aggressive hitting when the pitcher is laying in the first pitch for a strike, but this approach has been fool hearty.
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