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

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#21 IdahoPilgrim

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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!

#22 glunn

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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.

#24 IdahoPilgrim

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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.

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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.

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 12:40 PM

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


I agree, he could have scored with a little better slide. Span is excellent at hitting the corners on slides.

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 12:40 PM

2nd and 3rd, nobody out with Morneau and Plouffe due up, very disappointing to only come away with 1 run.

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 12:40 PM

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.


Personally I would love to see if he could handle getting run over. I don't want him to get Posey'd but if it was a Lonnie Smith/Brian Harper collision I'd be all for it.

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 12:44 PM

Mauer looked pretty clumsy on that play at the plate, again. Sticks his left leg out instead of blocking the plate. He had like 5 seconds to set up there too. Tough luck for the Twins on the Plouffe AB. Hit it hard but perfect bounce and nice play by Phillips.

#35 glunn

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 12:45 PM

Diamond is throwing strikes and trusting his stuff. A complete game seems possible here.

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 12:47 PM

Nobody covers second. Uffda.

#37 IdahoPilgrim

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 12:47 PM

Ugh! With Dozier it seems to be 1.25 steps forward, 1 step back.

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 12:48 PM

Good lord.

#39 Badsmerf

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 12:48 PM

Young player. Like I said with Plouffe when he was making mistakes at SS, the game is much faster and a single mental lapse is magnified.

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 12:49 PM

Ugh! With Dozier it seems to be 1.25 steps forward, 1 step back.


But Diamond makes it moot by getting the final out. If Diamond keeps pitching like this, the one run lead may hold up.