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#1 Brock Beauchamp

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 02:10 PM

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 03:16 PM

Twins:
Revere CF

Carroll SS
Mauer 1B
Willingham LF
Morneau DH
Plouffe 3B
Doumit C
Mastroianni RF
Casilla 2B
(Blackburn P)

Royals:
Gordon LF
Escobar SS
Butler DH
Moustakas 3B
Cain CF
Hosmer 1B
Francoeur RF
Perez C
Betancourt 2B
(Hochevar P)

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 04:40 PM

Hmmm. no Span. Could he be packing his bags for a trip to DC or Cincy? Bohlinger says it just a day off.

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 06:27 PM

Was that a double given up by Blackburn on an 0-2 pitch? Have I mentioned my position on giving up solid contact on 0-2 pitches?

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 06:29 PM

Was that a double given up by Blackburn on an 0-2 pitch?

Have I mentioned my position on giving up solid contact on 0-2 pitches?


It was more of a single, but your primary point remains.

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 06:31 PM

Was that a double given up by Blackburn on an 0-2 pitch?

Have I mentioned my position on giving up solid contact on 0-2 pitches?


Time to cut a switch?

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 06:32 PM

It was more of a single, but your primary point remains.


I'm "watching" on gamecast.

Interesting side note: According to gamecast, there have been a total of 3 pitches outside the strike zone through one inning.

Lots of pitches called a ball, but only 3 outside the strike zone.

I'm guessing gamecast's pitch location depiction isn't entirely, uh, accurate.

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 06:32 PM

Was that a double given up by Blackburn on an 0-2 pitch?

Have I mentioned my position on giving up solid contact on 0-2 pitches?


Given that this is Blackburn pitching, I'm just glad it stayed in the ballpark.

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 06:39 PM

Nice homer by Mastro. It would be great to build a lead here.

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 06:42 PM

Macaroni!

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 06:43 PM

I'm "watching" on gamecast.


It was a ball that Revere dove for and had it hit the heel of his glove. If Span had been out there he doesn't even have a chance to make a play on the ball and it ends up a generic single.

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 06:48 PM

To give him credit, Blackburn is starting off nicely. He's throwing strikes, he's keeping the ball down in the zone, and while he's given up 3 hits, they haven't been hit that hard (a shallow fly into center, a broken-bat bloop, and a shallow single).

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 06:52 PM

Moooooooooooooooose.

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 06:55 PM

You don't see that much - an outfielder trying to throw a runner out at first. I remember, at the end of Harmon's career, that sometimes worked - he singled to right field but couldn't get down the baseline in time to beat the throw.

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 07:03 PM

You don't see that much - an outfielder trying to throw a runner out at first.

I remember, at the end of Harmon's career, that sometimes worked - he singled to right field but couldn't get down the baseline in time to beat the throw.


How dare you speak of Harmon that way. Blasphemy.

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 07:05 PM

How dare you speak of Harmon that way. Blasphemy.


Hey, I loved watching him hit the bombs, but let's be honest - at the end he did get a bit big. I remember one time he came to the plate and the organist played "Roll out the barrel.":)

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 07:18 PM

Blacky can't be tired enough to have his sinker working tonight.

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 07:37 PM

Is everyone afraid to jinx Blacksie tonight?

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 07:45 PM

Is everyone afraid to jinx Blacksie tonight?


Got that nasty ERA down to 7.50!

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 07:47 PM

Is everyone afraid to jinx Blacksie tonight?


This is the critical inning - pitch count rising, heart of the order.