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Game 60 - Twins vs Phightin' Phils - 6/12/12

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#1 Parker Hageman

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Posted 12 June 2012 - 02:04 PM

I highly encourage all of you to put on your Thome Is My Homey t-shirts right now. Today's Twins starting lineup brought to you by Joe Christensen:

#Twins vs. RH Kendrick: Span 8, Revere 9, Mauer 2, Willingham 7, Morneau 3, Doumit DH, Plouffe 5, Dozier 6, Carroll 4 (Blackburn P)


By the way, in the past 14 days, Trevor Plouffe's .800 slugging percentage is the fourth-highest in baseball. In that time Plouffe (.371 BA) and Ben Revere (.370 BA) have been hotter than hell. I'm considering borrowing the line from Major League II "Black Hammer and White Lightening" when referring to them.

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Help me make this so.

Edited by Parker Hageman, 12 June 2012 - 02:10 PM.


#2 J-Dog Dungan

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Posted 12 June 2012 - 02:27 PM

Too bad there is no like button on this site :D

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Posted 12 June 2012 - 03:25 PM

Too bad there is no like button on this site :D

Agreed. It may be a reference to second favorite major league movie, but the "Black Hammer, White Lightning" was well played.

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


#4 Scheherezade

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Posted 12 June 2012 - 03:39 PM

What's Parmelee doing in the majors?

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Posted 12 June 2012 - 03:41 PM

So Plouffe has governor potential?
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#6 Chance

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Posted 12 June 2012 - 06:24 PM

nice leadoff homerun from Span!!

#7 snepp

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Posted 12 June 2012 - 06:30 PM

Blacksie's arm must be sufficiently tired tonight, groundballs o' plenty.

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Posted 12 June 2012 - 06:33 PM

Blacksie's arm must be sufficiently tired tonight, groundballs o' plenty.


Love it. They say he needs his arm to be tired to pitch better. Why not let him go to 120 if hes pitching well?

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Posted 12 June 2012 - 06:41 PM

Plouffe!!!!!!!

#10 striker_86

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Posted 12 June 2012 - 06:48 PM

What has gotten into Plouffe lately? I love it. I was skeptical of Gardy leaving him in the lineup every night. But clearly this kid has some serious major league power.

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Posted 12 June 2012 - 06:49 PM

Okay Mauer, lets blow this game open with a double..

#12 Chance

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Posted 12 June 2012 - 06:53 PM

not a double but got a hit. I'm so excited that this team is playing up to its potential. Mostly Plouffe, I have gotten so much grief for being a big Plouffe backer for the last 3 years. Happy I didn't lose hope or back off my opinion. hes making me look smart.

#13 glunn

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Posted 12 June 2012 - 06:55 PM

not a double but got a hit. I'm so excited that this team is playing up to its potential. Mostly Plouffe, I have gotten so much grief for being a big Plouffe backer for the last 3 years. Happy I didn't lose hope or back off my opinion. hes making me look smart.


There are a number of us Plouffetists here, including our founding member, Bark's Lounge.

#14 glunn

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Posted 12 June 2012 - 06:56 PM

I would be nice to wear out the Phils starter and bullpen tonight so that they have a thin bullpen for the rest of this series.

#15 Chance

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Posted 12 June 2012 - 07:00 PM

Well I'm happy to be one of you! Well Kendrick has thrown 47 pitches but id be nice to take on another 2 runs and get him out of there

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Posted 12 June 2012 - 07:05 PM

Especially with Blanton going on Thursday. Might be tough to know Hammels out tomorrow....

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Posted 12 June 2012 - 07:07 PM

Plouffe hit the piss out of that ball too.

#18 Chance

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Posted 12 June 2012 - 07:17 PM

Minor league update Rochester losing 2-0 in the 7th. Valencia and Wilkin Ramirez 2 singles each. NB postponed Ft. Myers up 5-3 in the 7th. Danny Rams grand slam Beloit losing 3-1 in the 4th. Matthew Koch double and a run scored.

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Posted 12 June 2012 - 07:18 PM

Do the Twins trade Valencia at the deadline? And do they get more for him than they got for, say, Delmon?

#20 Chance

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Posted 12 June 2012 - 07:19 PM

Is Blackie falling apart?

#21 glunn

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Posted 12 June 2012 - 07:20 PM

Phils seem to be figuring Blackburn out in the 4th -- we really need an out here.

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Posted 12 June 2012 - 07:23 PM

Do the Twins trade Valencia at the deadline? And do they get more for him than they got for, say, Delmon?


If Plouffe continues to play this well I think that they trade either Valencia or Span. Span will draw more but be harder to part with. They might go that route if they value Valencia more than other GMs might. I say either one because they could move revere to center and Plouffe to right.

The Delmon trade isnt looking bad. Cole Nelson looks like he could be a very solid starter with K potential. And Oliveros could be a future closer.

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Posted 12 June 2012 - 07:23 PM

this game got uncomfortable in the last five minutes

#24 glunn

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Posted 12 June 2012 - 07:24 PM

This is getting bad.-- Blackburn can't seem to get that one out that we needed.

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Posted 12 June 2012 - 07:24 PM

Nick "BP" Blackburn. Willingham for DH?

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Posted 12 June 2012 - 07:25 PM

The Blackburn era can't end quick enough for me.

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Posted 12 June 2012 - 07:26 PM

The Blackburn era can't end quick enough for me.


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#28 NorthwestTwinsFan

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Posted 12 June 2012 - 07:28 PM

Twins need to send Blackburn and his neck beard packing asap.

#29 glunn

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Posted 12 June 2012 - 07:29 PM

The Blackburn era can't end quick enough for me.


He started well tonight -- just seems unable to sustain.

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Posted 12 June 2012 - 07:30 PM

Span needs to get on base -- we need more runs.