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Article: Twins vs. Tigers, 07/02/2012, 6:05pm

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#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.

#22 Crotalo

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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!

#24 Crotalo

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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.

"Mediocre breaking balls are a gift from God." - Kirby Puckett


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Posted 02 July 2012 - 06:07 PM

Boom Fisted.

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#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!

#31 J-Dog Dungan

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 06:35 PM

So much fun to be the team that chases a starter in less than 5 innings. And Morneau gets it done with a single through the left side, scoring yet another run. I can see why the Tigers are less than the vaunted team that everyone was making them out to be in the preseason if the Twins can take it to pitchers on a "good" team like this.

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 06:53 PM

Well this is getting ugly in a hurry.

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 07:01 PM

Hendriks is kinda showing why he hasn't won a game in the Bigs yet.

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 07:23 PM

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


Valencia has two recent multi homer games in Rochester. We should be talking him up and hoping for his success, because that will create an excess of third basemen. If Valencia can continue to impress at Rochester, then some third base hungry contender might want to trade for him

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 07:26 PM

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


Plouffe could turn out to be one of the great success stories of all time. He can clearly hit the stew out of the ball. The key will be whether he can sustain his recent success. If so, he can be our Mike Trout.

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 07:29 PM

Hendriks is kinda showing why he hasn't won a game in the Bigs yet.


I continue to believe that if Hendriks could develop an "out" pitch, he could be a solid starter. I hope that someone is working with him on that. I pray for the day that Parker writes one of his amazing articles about Hendriks with videos that make everything clear.

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 07:34 PM

Justin don't swing at a 1st pitch curveball...

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 07:43 PM

Give credit to Swarzak for 2 perfect innings. If he gets the win, then he deserves it.

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 07:45 PM

Another 1st pitch swing on a breaking pitch...jeez! a couple hits and it's a 5 run lead again.

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 07:52 PM

The Twins have 11 hits, all singles, and 5 walks -- lots of opportunities.