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Article: Twins vs. Reds, 06/24/2012, 12:10pm

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#1 Brock Beauchamp

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 09:02 AM

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#2 Brock Beauchamp

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 09:10 AM

Lineups:

Twins
Revere CF
Mastroianni RF
Mauer C
Willingham LF
Morneau 1B
Plouffe 3B
Dozier SS
Casilla 2B
(Diamond P)

Reds
Heisey CF
Valdez SS
Votto 1B
Phillips 2B
Bruce RF
Ludwick LF
Frazier 3B
Mesoraco C
(Leake P)

#3 SpiritofVodkaDave

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 09:25 AM

Why on earth is Mastrionni hitting 2nd?

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 09:36 AM

Why on earth is Mastrionni hitting 2nd?


Whatever happened to play 2nd, bat 2nd?

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 11:07 AM

Two predictions: 1) It will take six or more runs to win today's game. 2) Somebody who currently has zero homers for the Twins will go deep today.

#6 Brock Beauchamp

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 11:14 AM

I just turned on the game. Did they really just sacrifice in the first inning? Please tell me that I misunderstood the split-second clip I saw.

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 11:28 AM

I just turned on the game. Did they really just sacrifice in the first inning?

Please tell me that I misunderstood the split-second clip I saw.

Mastroinanni hits like a pitcher, I have no issue with it.

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 11:29 AM

I just turned on the game. Did they really just sacrifice in the first inning?

Please tell me that I misunderstood the split-second clip I saw.


They did it because Revere isn't fast enough to steal second.

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 11:31 AM

I just turned on the game. Did they really just sacrifice in the first inning?

Please tell me that I misunderstood the split-second clip I saw.


Sure looked like he was bunting for a hit to me.

#10 Brock Beauchamp

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 11:35 AM

They did it because Revere isn't fast enough to steal second.


Yeah... The was a dumb move no matter how you look at it. You don't play for one run in the first. Let Revere steal second if you think it's that important to get him out of the double play. He'll get there, he's fast enough.

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 11:51 AM

Diamond head hunting apparently.

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 11:54 AM

Ah, love those two-out sac flies.

#13 Brock Beauchamp

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 11:57 AM

You know you're a legitimate power threat when the third baseman charges home when you're swinging and still manages to catch the ball you hit over his head.

#14 Brock Beauchamp

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 11:59 AM

Josh Willingham is Mercurial.

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 12:03 PM

Nice play by Dozier.

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 12:07 PM

Back to back strikeouts by Diamond -- now we need runs.

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 12:11 PM

Plouffe!!!

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 12:12 PM

1. Atta boy Plouffe 2. Morneau is hacking like Delmon Young, no discipline.
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Posted 24 June 2012 - 12:12 PM

Plouffe!!!!

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 12:13 PM

After 6 consecutive strikeouts, Plouffe finally gets another home run -- his 15th of the year.

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 12:29 PM

Wow! That may be the most foolish Votto has looked at the plate all year!

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 12:30 PM

Diamond strikes out Votto with 3 pitches -- Reds' announcers are very impressed with Diamond.

#23 Brock Beauchamp

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 12:30 PM

Diamond has certainly handled Votto today.

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 12:32 PM

This is another reason I like pitcher's duels - faster game pace. Six full innings in 81 minutes.

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 12:33 PM

Is it me, or are close plays at the plate awesome? I used to love how aggressive the Twins used to be running the bases to make teams make a perfect throw like Dozier just made. Of course, that was in the dome when they had a ton of speed on the team.

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 12:34 PM

Terrible baserunning by the Reds gets Diamond out of the inning. Diamond has thrown only 60 pitches through 6 innings.

#27 Brock Beauchamp

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 12:38 PM

Sigh. This team can't even get lucky with a bouncing ball.

#28 IdahoPilgrim

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 12:38 PM

Is it me, or are close plays at the plate awesome? I used to love how aggressive the Twins used to be running the bases to make teams make a perfect throw like Dozier just made. Of course, that was in the dome when they had a ton of speed on the team.


I love it too.

Did anybody else cringe, just a bit, when Mauer had to make a play at the plate?:) Nice clean play, though, both ways.

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 12:39 PM

Nice play by Reds second baseman to get Willingham at the plate. Not a great slide by Willingham, who seemed surprised.

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 12:39 PM

Wow, nice play by Phillips.