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#1 Brock Beauchamp

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Posted 23 June 2012 - 11:47 AM

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#2 Brock Beauchamp

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Posted 23 June 2012 - 11:51 AM

Lineups:

Twins
Span CF
Revere RF
Mauer 1B
Willingham LF
Plouffe 3B
Doumit C
Dozier SS
Carroll 2B
(Duensing P)

Reds
Cozart SS
Heisey CF
Votto 1B
Phillips 2B
Bruce RF
Rolen 3B
Frazier LF
Hanigan C
(Cueto P)

#3 Nick Nelson

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Posted 23 June 2012 - 12:04 PM

Last night Mauer was deemed slower than Liam Hendriks. Today he's in the starting lineup. Be interested to see how he moves.

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Posted 23 June 2012 - 12:23 PM

Last night Mauer was deemed slower than Liam Hendriks. Today he's in the starting lineup. Be interested to see how he moves.


Not necessarily slower, just they didn't want Mauer to aggravate the injury knowing that he wasn't going to stay in the game. Mauer/Hendriks were on first with runners ahead on second and third. All the runner on first had to do was go station to station.

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Posted 23 June 2012 - 01:17 PM

Not necessarily slower, just they didn't want Mauer to aggravate the injury knowing that he wasn't going to stay in the game. Mauer/Hendriks were on first with runners ahead on second and third. All the runner on first had to do was go station to station.


It also seems possible that Hendriks runs pretty fast, and he might be used again as a pinch runner.

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Posted 23 June 2012 - 01:59 PM

Why does Cueto wear a towel under his cap? Is it to catch sweat like a headband or what?
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Posted 23 June 2012 - 02:16 PM

It would be good to get some early runs here.

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Posted 23 June 2012 - 02:27 PM

Duensing looking pretty good. I'm actually surprised it has taken the Twins this long to give him a chance in the rotation.

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Posted 23 June 2012 - 02:37 PM

Duensing looking pretty good. I'm actually surprised it has taken the Twins this long to give him a chance in the rotation.


It's one inning...not ready to crown him the savior of the rotation just yet, also in the past he proved to only be a mediocre option in the rotation.

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Posted 23 June 2012 - 02:37 PM

Duensing looking pretty good. I'm actually surprised it has taken the Twins this long to give him a chance in the rotation.


I think that this probably has something to do with how he struggled as a starter last season, and the fact that right handed batters were lighting him up.

Why the F was Willingham trying to steal second?

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Posted 23 June 2012 - 02:44 PM

Nice play Dozier!

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Posted 23 June 2012 - 02:45 PM

I think that this probably has something to do with how he struggled as a starter last season, and the fact that right handed batters were lighting him up.

Why the F was Willingham trying to steal second?

Hit and run, which is a good call on a 3-2 pitch with Plouffe (who mashes LHP) at the plate.

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Posted 23 June 2012 - 02:46 PM

I think that this probably has something to do with how he struggled as a starter last season, and the fact that right handed batters were lighting him up.

Why the F was Willingham trying to steal second?


Plouffe had a full count. It's a way to stay out the double play (other than the strike out, which happened). I think it was the right call, but a little risky and it caught up to us that time.
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Posted 23 June 2012 - 02:47 PM

Hit and run, which is a good call on a 3-2 pitch with Plouffe (who mashes LHP) at the plate.


Cueto is a righty.
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Posted 23 June 2012 - 02:50 PM

Cueto is a righty.


Derp, my bad. Shows how close I am watching... either way Plouffe has been on fire recently so the hit and run there wasn't a bad idea.

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Posted 23 June 2012 - 02:52 PM

It's one inning...not ready to crown him the savior of the rotation just yet, also in the past he proved to only be a mediocre option in the rotation.

Mediocre is a huge upgrade over much of what they've been sending out there.

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Posted 23 June 2012 - 02:56 PM

With 5 mediocre starters all year, we'd have a good shot of having a winning record.
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Posted 23 June 2012 - 02:57 PM

Mediocre is a huge upgrade over much of what they've been sending out there.


I don't disagree with that, but a guy like Duensing provides a very valuable piece to the team when he is in the bullpen, DeVries, Walters etc would only have value as a mop up guy in the pen.

I just hope they don't fall in love with a few good innings from Duensing and assume he can be an answer to the rotation moving forward (into 2013) The Twins need to go into the off-season with the mindset that they need to figure out how to fill at least 4 rotation spots.

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Posted 23 June 2012 - 03:11 PM

If Duensing got the call because he's a lefty, he needs to make Votto and the other lefties swing the bat. A righty could walk Votto too. And here is the consequence of the lead of walk. Sheesh
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Posted 23 June 2012 - 03:12 PM

If Duensing got the call because he's a lefty, he needs to make Votto and the other lefties swing the bat. A righty could walk Votto too. And here is the consequence of the lead of walk. Sheesh


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