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#1 Brock Beauchamp

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 01:10 PM

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 01:30 PM

Twins:
Span CF

Revere RF
Mauer C
Willingham DH
Morneau 1B
Doumit LF
Nishioka 2B
Dozier SS
Carroll 3B
(Deduno P)

Indians:
Kipnis 2B
Cabrera SS
Choo RF
Santana C
Brantley CF
Kotchman 1B
Duncan DH
Hannahan 3B
Carrera LF
(Kluber P)

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 01:40 PM

Sam needs (and deserves) solid infield defense tonight. Fingers crossed.

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 01:53 PM

Nice! Nishioka goes 0-5 with two errors (one on a routine grounder a 9 yr old handles) and he starts again. Granted Casilla isn't exactly ripping the cover off of the ball, but.... what crarko said!

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 02:02 PM

Nice! Nishioka goes 0-5 with two errors (one on a routine grounder a 9 yr old handles) and he starts again. Granted Casilla isn't exactly ripping the cover off of the ball, but.... what crarko said!


You don't bench a guy for one bad day, especially his first day with the team.

In fact, it's the opposite of what you do. You throw that guy out there again and show him that you have confidence in his ability to play baseball.

Not that any of us have any confidence in Nishioka's ability to play baseball but Gardy's doing the right thing.

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 02:17 PM

You don't bench a guy for one bad day, especially his first day with the team.

In fact, it's the opposite of what you do. You throw that guy out there again and show him that you have confidence in his ability to play baseball.

Not that any of us have any confidence in Nishioka's ability to play baseball but Gardy's doing the right thing.




Agreed, just like a closer with a blown save.

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 03:17 PM

You don't bench a guy for one bad day, especially his first day with the team.

In fact, it's the opposite of what you do. You throw that guy out there again and show him that you have confidence in his ability to play baseball.

Not that any of us have any confidence in Nishioka's ability to play baseball but Gardy's doing the right thing.


You would have to admit, not all the confidence-boosting methods in the world will have the remotest chance of changing what IS is.

It's a general theory both this year and last, and exposited today on the radio, that Gardy's hands are tied on this one and is following the directive from the front office. Sadly, despite the club remaining in denial, the odds are staggering that this can only end one way- with egg on everyone's face.

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 04:28 PM

Is the old Justin back? Yeah, if not all the way back, very close to it. He just looks so much more confident.
Thanks for posting the start of this thread. I appreciate all the info and the lineups.

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 04:48 PM

Nishi needs to figure out how to relax. The man looks like he mentally ties himself in knots out there, which leads to him physically tie himself in knots like he did on that first play last night. It's like watching a well-meaning but hopelessly nervous guy on a first date who keeps spilling drinks and saying stupid things. Sure, he'll never be the Dos Equis guy, but if he could just find a way to relax, he'd at least avoid humiliating himself. And a non-humiliating effort would be a step in the right direction for Nishi. Have we tried having him do a few shots before first pitch? Maybe he'd calm down and play better if he were a little liquored up.

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 04:52 PM

Deduno hasn't given up more than 3 ER in a start this year in the majors. That's good, though he's only qualified for a quality start 2 or 3 times I believe. Keep it rolling tonight boys! (though I'm betting at least one more error from Nishi)
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Posted 07 August 2012 - 05:08 PM

"Twins have gotten a lot of home runs via the home run." - Bert

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


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Posted 07 August 2012 - 05:11 PM

"Twins have gotten a lot of home runs via the home run." - Bert


My Minnesota math says all of them. :D

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 05:19 PM

I think this discussion they had about Morneau in the first inning states why I'd rather not trade him. This team has precious few on field leaders, but he can be the best of them. You think of Puck's "climb on my back" statement, and who else is here to do that now? Maybe the Hammer.

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 05:25 PM

Nishioka ****ting himself in the field again. Drink 3.

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 05:28 PM

Nishioka ****ting himself in the field again.

Drink 3.


Hey, at least he caught the ball. :whacky028:

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 05:36 PM

Hey, at least he caught the ball. :whacky028:


And made the throw to 2nd.

Baby steps.

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 05:41 PM

I'm not sure how, but the HR was undoubtedly Nishioka's fault.

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 05:41 PM

Well that wasn't predictable in the least. It was a good run Sammy.

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 05:45 PM

I'm not sure how, but the HR was undoubtedly Nishioka's fault.


The bench must be further away from the mound in Cleveland, Drew's whispers aren't reaching him.

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 05:50 PM

Are we allowed to be negative about DeDuno yet?

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 05:53 PM

After weeks of watching it download at 5kps speeds, I finally finished downloading the entire run of Cop Rock. Screw you, baseball.

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 05:59 PM

Are we allowed to be negative about DeDuno yet?


Yes, 4 runs allowed should be an auto-DFA.

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 06:02 PM

Trevor has been talking about his injury for a couple of minutes now and hasn't mentioned "amputation" even once. I'm a little surprised.

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 06:03 PM

The Aboriginals are hitting Deduno pretty hard.

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 06:05 PM

Are we allowed to be negative about DeDuno yet?


Allow me to consult the rules on what's allowed for Deduno....

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 06:06 PM

Allow me to consult the rules on what's allowed for Deduno....


Let's talk about how lucky the Indians are getting by hitting pitches the team even acknowledges he can't control. HAS to be luck.

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 06:07 PM

Pitches and way too much too often up in the zone.
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Posted 07 August 2012 - 06:08 PM

This game is not going well at all. I do not have a live feed. Can someone comment on what's wrong with Deduno's pitching?

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 06:08 PM

Pitches and way too much too often up in the zone.


Thanks, that explains it.

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 06:09 PM

This game is not going well at all. I do not have a live feed. Can someone comment on what's wrong with Deduno's pitching?


As usual, he's all over the place. When he does get it over, it's a meatball.