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Twins vs Red Sox, 08-05-2012, 12:35pm

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#1 Brock Beauchamp

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 08:39 AM

Twins: Revere CF Mastroianni RF Mauer C Willingham LF Morneau 1B Doumit DH Dozier SS Casilla 2B Carroll 3B (Blackburn P) Red Sox: Ellsbury CF Crawford LF Pedroia 2B Gonzalez 1B Ross DH Saltalamacchia C Middlebrooks 3B Kalish RF Aviles SS (Morales P)

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 10:26 AM

Casilla over Valencia and a day off for Span.

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 10:47 AM

I have zero faith in blacky anymore. With that said I hope he pitches another 8 innings of 2 run ball.

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 10:51 AM

I have zero faith in blacky anymore. With that said I hope he pitches another 8 innings of 2 run ball.


I think we'll know what kind of day it'll be for Blackburn by the end of the first. Fenway and the Red Sox lineup isn't exactly forgiving of sinkerballers whose sinkers aren't sinking.

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 11:19 AM

It took roughly a week for Valencia to play himself out of the lineup again.

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 11:50 AM

Has there been a day with all three of the Twins catchers in the lineup at once yet? Had to be, right?

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 12:04 PM

Has there been a day with all three of the Twins catchers in the lineup at once yet? Had to be, right?


Yup, July 23.

http://twinsdaily.co...-23-2012-7-10pm

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 12:06 PM

Has there been a day with all three of the Twins catchers in the lineup at once yet? Had to be, right?


May 8th and 9th, at home vs LAA, Butera C, Mauer 1B, Doumit DH. (hat tip to BBR)

I stopped looking after finding that, there might be more.

EDIT: 5/13 and 5/14, same thing.

Edited by USAFChief, 05 August 2012 - 12:08 PM.


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Posted 05 August 2012 - 12:15 PM

Radio just announced that Valencia was traded to the Red Sox and optioned to AAA.
Papers...business papers.

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 12:22 PM

It's really apparent that teams don't respect Mauer behind the plate anymore.

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 12:25 PM

Radio just announced that Valencia was traded to the Red Sox and optioned to AAA.


MLBTradeRumors has Jeremias Pineda coming back, 21 yr old Dominican playing in the GCL. Currently hitting over .400!


http://www.baseball-...id=pineda000jer

Anyone still question whether the Twins were fed up with Valencia?

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 12:32 PM

Ugh...Mastro gets picked off first with runners on 1st and 2nd. Twins Baseball! And Mauer takes 2 fastballs thigh high for strikes before tapping a breaking ball weakly to the pitcher.

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 12:33 PM

Twins have a decent scoring threat, only to run themselves out of it again with bad baserunning.

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 12:43 PM

Nick Blackburn kinda sucks...

#15 Shane Wahl

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 12:47 PM

How terrible does this guy have to be before he is recognized as done sunk cost?

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 12:51 PM

Somehow Blackburn got out of that with only 2 runs. How, I don't know. He just doesn't have major league stuff.

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 01:03 PM

Somehow Blackburn got out of that with only 2 runs. How, I don't know. He just doesn't have major league stuff.


I am just glad that the sweep in Boston is still on the table. Now we need RUNS.

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 01:04 PM

How terrible does this guy have to be before he is recognized as done sunk cost?



Good thing he's a Twins guy so we can keep him around.

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 01:05 PM

Somehow Blackburn got out of that with only 2 runs. How, I don't know. He just doesn't have major league stuff.

dont tell Dick/Bert/Smalley that......they feel he's 'filty' with that unhittable sinker

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 01:06 PM

Good thing he's a Twins guy so we can keep him around.


At the moment there don't seem to be very many alternatives. It will be nice if P.J. Walters can come back.