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Article: Twins vs Rays, 08-10-2012, 7:10pm

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#1 Brock Beauchamp

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Posted 10 August 2012 - 02:10 PM

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Posted 10 August 2012 - 02:59 PM

Twins manager Ron Gardenire said there's been "tons of debate" internally whether to option Brian Dozier to Triple-A Rochester for a few weeks.

Dozier is batting just .235/.274/.327 with five homers and nine steals over 81 games, so the Twins are trying to decide whether he'd be better off getting some more seasoning in the minors. If he did get sent down, the 25-year-old would be brought back up in September.


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Posted 10 August 2012 - 03:05 PM

Twins:
Span CF

Revere RF
Mauer C
Willingham LF
Morneau 1B
Doumit DH
Casilla 2B
Dozier SS
Carroll 3B
(De Vries P)

Rays:
Jennings LF
Upton CF
Joyce RF
Longoria DH
Zobrist SS
Pena 1B
Keppinger 3B
Roberts 2B
Molina C
(Hellickson P)

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Posted 10 August 2012 - 05:30 PM

I'm glad Nishioka isn't in the lineup, I don't think he'd have gotten a very good reception from the home crowd.

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Posted 10 August 2012 - 05:46 PM

I think everyone who would have been interested in booing Nishi is probs more interested in the Vikings game tonight (not that I wouldn't boo him if I was there and he was in the lineup.)

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Posted 10 August 2012 - 05:59 PM

Plouffe starts a mini rehab assignment tomorrow in AAA.

#7 greengoblinrulz

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Posted 10 August 2012 - 06:03 PM

prob means a Monday activation????

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Posted 10 August 2012 - 06:16 PM

uh.....oh......
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#9 Seth Stohs

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Posted 10 August 2012 - 06:21 PM

Twins manager Ron Gardenire said there's been "tons of debate" internally whether to option Brian Dozier to Triple-A Rochester for a few weeks.


Later in his answer, he says he really likes Dozier and what he brings to the field and to the team. He definitely believes in him, and has seen some improvements of late. He said there is no surprised that Dozier, like most rookies, struggle when he has come up.

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Posted 10 August 2012 - 06:22 PM

prob means a Monday activation????


That's the plan at this point.

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Posted 10 August 2012 - 06:36 PM

This is getting ugly early.

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Posted 10 August 2012 - 06:46 PM

Rays announcer: 40 games in which Twins starters have failed to go 5 innings. Make that, 41

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Posted 10 August 2012 - 06:47 PM

That's why we don't move the fences in. That would be a homer in any other park, no?
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Posted 10 August 2012 - 06:47 PM

There's that ball that's gone pretty much anywhere else.

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Posted 10 August 2012 - 06:49 PM

Ya I love the logic there. Team full of slap hitters, one or two power guys (cuddy, Morneausy) wanna move the fences in. Selfish

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Posted 10 August 2012 - 06:50 PM

That's why we don't move the fences in. That would be a homer in any other park, no?


I may have said this the last time a ball was hit there, but I think AT&T/Pacbell keeps it in. That right-center gap and wall combo they have is pretty ridiculous too.

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Posted 10 August 2012 - 06:54 PM

Just one run each inning and we've got 'em == eternal optimist
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Posted 10 August 2012 - 06:55 PM

Has anybody suggested exchanging the Twins flag in the concourse for a white flag to fly when it gets like this?

#19 Ultima Ratio

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Posted 10 August 2012 - 06:56 PM

That's why we don't move the fences in. That would be a homer in any other park, no?


I may have said this the last time a ball was hit there, but I think AT&T/Pacbell keeps it in. That right-center gap and wall combo they have is pretty ridiculous too.


There should be a net that comes out over the field to catch those balls when the come down -- for homers. :)
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Posted 10 August 2012 - 07:00 PM

What was the problem with DeVries tonight? Up and in the zone?

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Posted 10 August 2012 - 07:00 PM

There should be a net that comes out over the field to catch those balls when the come down -- for homers. :)


They could be our "Wrigley Field Baskets."

:D

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Posted 10 August 2012 - 07:02 PM

The Rays sideline guy... interviewed Joe Maddon after commercial break. Q: Why is Zobrist playing 2nd today? A: Well Moore and Hellickson are fly ball pitchers but the Twins put the ball on the ground more than most teams. Seems to be working so far

#23 Ultima Ratio

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Posted 10 August 2012 - 07:03 PM

What was the problem with DeVries tonight? Up and in the zone?


Several pitches were good and on the corners, but yeah, Rays waited for the pitches up and Devries would eventually deliver one right over the heart of the plate and up.
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#24 Ultima Ratio

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Posted 10 August 2012 - 07:04 PM

There should be a net that comes out over the field to catch those balls when the come down -- for homers. :)


They could be our "Wrigley Field Baskets."

:D

That's exactly what I had in mind but on a much grander scale. I think that's what the overhang in RF is supposed to be already, kinda.:cool:
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Posted 10 August 2012 - 07:06 PM

Take a picture folks. We had a shift on

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Posted 10 August 2012 - 07:27 PM

I will say this about the 2012 Twins. I do believe that even being down 8-2 in the 4th, that they could conceivably still win this game. Couldn't say that about the injury plaqued 2011 club.

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Posted 10 August 2012 - 07:36 PM

Doumit says, "suppress this."

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Posted 10 August 2012 - 07:38 PM

FWIW Twins have scored 2nd most runs since all star break, behind only the Angels

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Posted 10 August 2012 - 07:39 PM

I will say this about the 2012 Twins. I do believe that even being down 8-2 in the 4th, that they could conceivably still win this game.

Couldn't say that about the injury plaqued 2011 club.


I think I overheard "We got your back, Cole..."

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Posted 10 August 2012 - 07:39 PM

Has anybody suggested exchanging the Twins flag in the concourse for a white flag to fly when it gets like this?


That is awesome. My vote for post of the night.