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#1 Twins Daily Admin

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Posted 20 June 2012 - 09:03 AM

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#2 snepp

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Posted 20 June 2012 - 02:39 PM

Sticky this bad boy.

#3 Brock Beauchamp

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Posted 20 June 2012 - 02:45 PM

We'll see if these lineups are correct (found a new source):

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Span CF
Revere RF
Willingham LF
Morneau 1B
Plouffe 3B
Dozier SS
Carroll 2B
Butera C
(Liriano P)

Pirates
Tabata LF

Harrison RF
McCutchen CF
McGehee 1B
Walker 2B
Alvarez 3B
Barmes SS
McKenry C
(Bedard P)

#4 Nick Nelson

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Posted 20 June 2012 - 03:11 PM

With Butera in the lineup and Morneau going against a tough lefty, Twins might have a tough time generating offense tonight. Hopefully the good Frankie shows up.

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Posted 20 June 2012 - 03:15 PM

With Butera in the lineup and Morneau going against a tough lefty, Twins might have a tough time generating offense tonight. Hopefully the good Frankie shows up.


Along with the bad Bedard. He has been lit up in two of his last three starts so there's hope for that.

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Posted 20 June 2012 - 03:38 PM

With Butera in the lineup and Morneau going against a tough lefty, Twins might have a tough time generating offense tonight. Hopefully the good Frankie shows up.


Hopefully Liriano shows up at the plate, as of now he is our 7th best hitter in the lineup.

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Posted 20 June 2012 - 04:20 PM

Wait, who is the other hitter worse than Liriano? And hey, Butera's WHIP and ERA are WAAAY better than Liriano's, so he's got that.

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Posted 20 June 2012 - 04:36 PM

Wait, who is the other hitter worse than Liriano?

And hey, Butera's WHIP and ERA are WAAAY better than Liriano's, so he's got that.


It was in jest, but the other one I was referring to was Morneau who is sporting a .093/.110/.203 line against LHP this year. Against LHP Morneau needs to be dropped in the lineup at the very least, in a perfect world I would like to see this lineup against LHP until Morneau gets his **** together:

1.Span
2.Revere
3. Mauer
4. Willingham
5. Plouffe 1B
6. Doumit DH
7. Dozier SS
8. Valencia 3B (I know he is in the minors, but Valencia is a solid option against LHP)
9. Carroll

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Posted 20 June 2012 - 05:13 PM

Interesting. They just said on the telecast that the opening home run Pittsburgh hit last night should have only been a ground rule double. Apparently (and they showed the rule) once it bounced off the fence it became a "bounding ball" which, if it goes out of play off a fielder, is only 2 bases.

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Posted 20 June 2012 - 05:26 PM

Had trouble getting my proxy server working and missed the first half of the inning. Who scored?

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Posted 20 June 2012 - 05:29 PM

Interesting. They just said on the telecast that the opening home run Pittsburgh hit last night should have only been a ground rule double. Apparently (and they showed the rule) once it bounced off the fence it became a "bounding ball" which, if it goes out of play off a fielder, is only 2 bases.


Too bad the Twins did not ask for a replay.

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Posted 20 June 2012 - 05:31 PM

Tonight would be a good time for Plouffe to hit a home run (or three).

#13 Brock Beauchamp

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Posted 20 June 2012 - 05:31 PM

Butera struck out. Didn't see that coming.

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Posted 20 June 2012 - 05:32 PM

Apparently Willingham didn't realize it had bounced off him and they couldn't see it from the dugout.

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Posted 20 June 2012 - 05:35 PM

It's a little frustrating to see the Twins put two pitchers at the back of the lineup in tonight's game. Add in Morneau against a lefty and 1/3 of this lineup is entirely useless.

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Posted 20 June 2012 - 05:43 PM

Butera struck out. Didn't see that coming.


Be careful - your tongue might poke all the way through your cheek.:)

#17 Brock Beauchamp

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Posted 20 June 2012 - 05:48 PM

Be careful - your tongue might poke all the way through your cheek.:)


We should have a Quality AB comparison of Butera, Liriano, and Bedard.

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Posted 20 June 2012 - 05:53 PM

We all know the Pirates offense is inept but Liriano is looking pretty good out there tonight.

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Posted 20 June 2012 - 06:03 PM

A fantastic plate appearance there by the greatest defensive catcher in the history of the game. That's 2 hits and 1 walk in his last 25 trips to the plate, with a .250 OPS.

Edited by snepp, 20 June 2012 - 06:06 PM.


#20 Brock Beauchamp

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Posted 20 June 2012 - 06:07 PM

That's 2 hits and 1 walk in his last 25 trips to the plate, with a .250 OPS.


A 2:1 hit/walk ratio is good, right?

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Posted 20 June 2012 - 06:18 PM

A fantastic plate appearance there by the greatest defensive catcher in the history of the game.


That's 2 hits and 1 walk in his last 25 trips to the plate, with a .250 OPS.


Huh. I was informed on this very website just a month or so ago that Bruno had turned Butera into a good hitter.

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Posted 20 June 2012 - 06:20 PM

Huh. I was informed on this very website just a month or so ago that Bruno had turned Butera into a good hitter.


It's just a minor hiccup, he'll be back to his .500 OPS ways soon enough.

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Posted 20 June 2012 - 06:29 PM

It's just a minor hiccup, he'll be back to his .500 OPS ways soon enough.


An empty .500 OPS.

If that's even possible.

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Posted 20 June 2012 - 06:35 PM

Man, we've got to do better at the plate - Frankie deserves more run support than he's been getting. Let's hope he can give us a couple more good innings.

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Posted 20 June 2012 - 06:47 PM

Huh. I was informed on this very website just a month or so ago that Bruno had turned Butera into a good hitter.


But the Bruno pill only lasts a little while. Butera needs to go back for more.

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Posted 20 June 2012 - 06:51 PM

But the Bruno pill only lasts a little while. Butera needs to go back for more.


This drew a very pronounced smirk out of me.

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Posted 20 June 2012 - 06:53 PM

Drew must have called Bruno between innings.

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Posted 20 June 2012 - 06:53 PM

Wait, what? He can do that?

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Posted 20 June 2012 - 06:54 PM

What just happened?

#30 IdahoPilgrim

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Posted 20 June 2012 - 06:54 PM

Way to go, Drew. Who said pitchers can't hit?