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Article: Twins vs Royals, 07-20-2012, 7:10pm

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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)

#3 stringer bell

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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!

#20 IdahoPilgrim

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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.

#21 IdahoPilgrim

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 07:54 PM

Who woulda thought that Blackburn would pitch 6 shutout innings and not even have one 3-ball count!

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 07:55 PM

Plouffe just got robbed. BABIP unkind.

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 07:55 PM

Who woulda thought that Blackburn would pitch 6 shutout innings and not even have one 3-ball count!


Would you believe me if I said, "me?"

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 08:03 PM

Anyone else think now would be an ideal time to sign Blackburn to a new 3 year, 30 million dollar deal?

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 08:04 PM

I didn't think he'd pitch this well. I did think (and say) that I expected 2 to 3 good starts from him before he has problems again. (Not to jinx him). There just isn't anything predictable about this rotation right now. Of course, one could ask, what rotation? One or 2 cycles through it and then it changes again.

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 08:04 PM

Anyone else think now would be an ideal time to sign Blackburn to a new 3 year, 30 million dollar deal?


I was thinking maybe we can trade him to someone now.

#27 IdahoPilgrim

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 08:07 PM

Ron Coomer just echoed my thought - his pitches are starting to get up in the zone. Let's hope he gets out of the inning and sits back for a deserved rest.

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 08:08 PM

Ron Coomer just echoed my thought - his pitches are starting to get up in the zone. Let's hope he gets out of the inning and sits back for a deserved rest.


I would never admit that.

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 08:08 PM

Oh, Willingham - gotta get a glove on that. Can't let it go to the wall.

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 08:09 PM

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