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Article: Royals vs. Twins, 06/30/2012, 12:10pm & 6:10pm

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#21 glunn

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Posted 30 June 2012 - 12:53 PM

Good thing you aren't having one for every Diamond K. You'd be mighty thirsty by now.


Diamond is not getting any strikeouts but he is being very efficient -- 53 pitches through 5 innings and only 2 hits.

#22 Scheherezade

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Posted 30 June 2012 - 12:56 PM

That RBI infield single by Dozier was the goofiest thing ever.

#23 glunn

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Posted 30 June 2012 - 12:57 PM

That RBI infield single by Dozier was the goofiest thing ever.


I am watching this on gamecast -- please provide details.

#24 Scheherezade

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Posted 30 June 2012 - 01:09 PM

I am watching this on gamecast -- please provide details.


With runners on 1st and end, Dozier hit a ball that landed about 10ft from home plate wide of the 1st base line by at least 6 feet. The ball had so much spin on it that it sliced back fair about halfway up the base path. Dozier recognized it was going to be fair and beat out the throw. There was no one guarding home, so the runner on 2nd just ran all the way home.

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Posted 30 June 2012 - 01:31 PM

With runners on 1st and end, Dozier hit a ball that landed about 10ft from home plate wide of the 1st base line by at least 6 feet. The ball had so much spin on it that it sliced back fair about halfway up the base path. Dozier recognized it was going to be fair and beat out the throw. There was no one guarding home, so the runner on 2nd just ran all the way home.


So it landed foul then went fair due to the spin? I don't remember ever seeing that. Thanks for sharing.

#26 glunn

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Posted 30 June 2012 - 01:38 PM

Why isn't Gardenhire bringing in a reliever???

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Posted 30 June 2012 - 01:50 PM

Plouffe hits another one out.

#28 glunn

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Posted 30 June 2012 - 01:53 PM

Plouffe hits another one out.


I wish that he would hit one out against a righty in a pressure situation instead of against a lefty when we have a big lead.

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Posted 30 June 2012 - 02:04 PM

Why bring in Perkins when the Twins have a big lead? They might need Perkins if the nightcap is close.

#30 Brock Beauchamp

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Posted 30 June 2012 - 02:13 PM

How many beers so far my friend?


I only had three. I did well for myself.

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Posted 30 June 2012 - 02:36 PM

I only had three. I did well for myself.


You should get a 6 pack of tall boys ready for tonight.

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Posted 30 June 2012 - 03:26 PM

Why bring in Perkins when the Twins have a big lead? They might need Perkins if the nightcap is close.


Missed game one and just now looking at the box. Noticed just what you mention. Why waste Perkins in a 5-run game? Am I missing something or is this just stupid as heck?

Should'a gone fishing


#33 glunn

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Posted 30 June 2012 - 03:41 PM

Missed game one and just now looking at the box. Noticed just what you mention. Why waste Perkins in a 5-run game? Am I missing something or is this just stupid as heck?


It seemed stupid to me.

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Posted 30 June 2012 - 04:49 PM

Good to see them hit around a lousy pitcher like they should. More quality out of Diamond, I may become a full convert yet. Perkins, wtf?

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Posted 30 June 2012 - 04:56 PM

Nice victory in Game 1. Not that excited about De Vriez pitching the nightcap.

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Posted 30 June 2012 - 05:08 PM

KANSAS CITY ROYALS (35-40) 1. Alex Gordon, LF 2. Yuniesky Betancourt, 2B 3. Mike Moustakas, 3B 4. Billy Butler, DH 5. Jeff Francoeur, RF 6. Eric Hosmer, 1B 7. Salvador Perez, C 8. Jarrod Dyson, CF 9. Alcides Escobar, SS Starting pitcher: RH Luke Hochevar (5-7, 5.07 ERA) MINNESOTA TWINS (31-45) 1. Ben Revere, CF 2. Jamey Carroll, SS 3. Joe Mauer, C 4. Josh Willingham, LF 5. Justin Morneau, DH 6. Trevor Plouffe, 3B 7. Chris Parmelee, 1B 8. Darin Mastroianni, RF 9. Alexi Casilla, 2B Starting pitcher: RH Cole De Vries (1-1, 4.20 ERA)

Get Ry Cooder to sing my eulogy.


#37 Brock Beauchamp

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Posted 30 June 2012 - 05:13 PM

Aaaaaaaand let's do this again!

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Posted 30 June 2012 - 05:22 PM

Missed game one and just now looking at the box. Noticed just what you mention. Why waste Perkins in a 5-run game? Am I missing something or is this just stupid as heck?


They got Perk up when Diamond was struggling in the eighth, when the lead was only four and there were two on base with one out. I'm guessing they decided, as long as he was already warmed up, better to just use him rather than warm up someone else. In any case, he only threw a handful of pitches, so he is probably avaiable in the evening game as well, if necessary.

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Posted 30 June 2012 - 05:22 PM

Let's take a moment to savor the fact that the Twins are playing a day/night doubleheader and Gardenhire did not use Butera to start either game.

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Posted 30 June 2012 - 05:26 PM

Let's take a moment to savor the fact that the Twins are playing a day/night doubleheader and Gardenhire did not use Butera to start either game.


Fortunately the Twins have no Latinos in the bullpen which keeps Gardy from contemplating a mid game catcher switch.

Get Ry Cooder to sing my eulogy.