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#1 Brock Beauchamp

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 01:38 PM

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 03:09 PM

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

Tigers:
Jackson CF
Berry LF
Cabrera 3B
Fielder 1B
Young DH
Raburn 2B
Avila C
Kelly RF
Santiago SS
(Fister P)

#3 IdahoPilgrim

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 05:13 PM

I'm confused. I thought the object of the game was to hit the ball with the bat...

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 05:13 PM

3 looking strikeouts. Great start boys.

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 05:14 PM

Let's be swinging the bats.
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Posted 02 July 2012 - 05:16 PM

I have a dental appointment at 5:20 California time, which is now looking to be more pleasant than watching this game.

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 05:27 PM

It is hard to believe that Trever freaking Plouffe is outpacing monsters like Fielder and Pujols in HR production this year; KEEP IT UP PLOUFFIE! (Not that he just hit a home run, it is just me saying that he is truly raking recently)

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 05:32 PM

I have a dental appointment at 5:20 California time, which is now looking to be more pleasant than watching this game.


With or without novocaine?

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 05:32 PM

While people may be comparing Plouffe to Valencia in production (just overall), I think Plouffe has 3B locked down for the foreseeable future if he can keep up this torrid pace of improvement. I mean, seriously, he has improved his BA something like .115 points since he has gone on this tear, going from something like .139 to .249 (including the groundout in his 1st AB tonight). Also, he has the second highest OPS to Josh Willingham, who is a much higher valued veteran than Plouffe.

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 05:34 PM

With or without novocaine?


I am going to ask for nitrous, not to dull the pain of the dentistry but instead to take my mind off the game.

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 05:36 PM

While people may be comparing Plouffe to Valencia in production (just overall), I think Plouffe has 3B locked down for the foreseeable future if he can keep up this torrid pace of improvement. I mean, seriously, he has improved his BA something like .115 points since he has gone on this tear, going from something like .139 to .249 (including the groundout in his 1st AB tonight). Also, he has the second highest OPS to Josh Willingham, who is a much higher valued veteran than Plouffe.


Who's Valencia?

#12 J-Dog Dungan

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 05:36 PM

The one thing that my dad has had less to complain about Mauer now that he is hitting better is that he is hitting into fewer double plays than he was in 2011 and most of April and May of this year.

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 05:41 PM

Well, that was certainly an unlucky top of the inning for the Twins.

#14 J-Dog Dungan

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 05:41 PM

Who's Valencia?


That annoying 3B who is apparently extremely stuck up and is now trapped in AAA (aka the Twilight Zone) with Tsuyoshi Nishioka

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 05:42 PM

Who's Valencia?


Ex-Twin, current Rochester Redwings third baseman.



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Posted 02 July 2012 - 05:42 PM

Well, that was certainly an unlucky top of the inning for the Twins.


The anti-cueball for Dozier.

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 05:45 PM

LOL, third base coaches. And it didn't matter in the end.

Edited by snepp, 02 July 2012 - 05:47 PM.


#18 IdahoPilgrim

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 05:50 PM

Well, that could have been ugly. One run is the least he could expect to get away with. Hendriks has pitched 2 good innings, but this last one made me cringe.

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 05:51 PM

Good ol' Delmon.

#20 twinzgrl

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 06:00 PM

C'mon Benny let's see your jets....

#21 J-Dog Dungan

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 06:03 PM

Seems like the current scouting report on Morneau is to give him nothing on the inside and everything on the outside.

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 06:04 PM

Come on Plouffe. Break the trend!

#23 J-Dog Dungan

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 06:04 PM

C'mon Plouffe, we need a 3-run HR now!

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 06:04 PM

Seems like the current scouting report on Morneau is to give him nothing on the inside and everything on the outside.


Look at his front foot and hips when he swinging. There's good reason for that.

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 06:05 PM

YES!!! Plouffe got at RBI without hitting a homer!

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 06:06 PM

Trevor Plouffe has transformed himself into a weapon for this team. Never in my lifetime would I have bet on that ever happening.

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 06:07 PM

Boom Fisted.

#28 J-Dog Dungan

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 06:07 PM

2-run single for Plouffe, with him going to two on the throw, works just slightly less well than a three-run homer.

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 06:21 PM

Come on Ron, call for the sac bunt.

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 06:28 PM

I love it when we chase the starter after only 4 innings!