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Twins vs Mariners, 08-19-2012, 3:05pm

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#1 Brock Beauchamp

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Posted 19 August 2012 - 11:45 AM

[COLOR=#000000][FONT=Arial]Twins:
[/FONT][/COLOR][COLOR=#000000][FONT=Arial]Ben Revere CF[/FONT][/COLOR]
[COLOR=#000000][FONT=Arial]Alexi Casilla 2B[/FONT][/COLOR]
[COLOR=#000000][FONT=Arial]Joe Mauer DH[/FONT][/COLOR]
[COLOR=#000000][FONT=Arial]Josh Willingham LF[/FONT][/COLOR]
[COLOR=#000000][FONT=Arial]Justin Morneau 1B[/FONT][/COLOR]
[COLOR=#000000][FONT=Arial]Ryan Doumit C[/FONT][/COLOR]
[COLOR=#000000][FONT=Arial]Trevor Plouffe 3B[/FONT][/COLOR]
[COLOR=#000000][FONT=Arial]Matt Carson RF[/FONT][/COLOR]
[COLOR=#000000][FONT=Arial]Pedro Florimon SS[/FONT][/COLOR]
[COLOR=#000000][FONT=Arial](Sam Deduno P)
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Mariners:
Dustin Ackley 2B[/FONT][/COLOR]
[COLOR=#000000][FONT=Arial]Michael Saunders CF[/FONT][/COLOR]
[COLOR=#000000][FONT=Arial]Kyle Seager 3B[/FONT][/COLOR]
[COLOR=#000000][FONT=Arial]John Jaso C[/FONT][/COLOR]
[COLOR=#000000][FONT=Arial]Jesus Montero DH[/FONT][/COLOR]
[COLOR=#000000][FONT=Arial]Justin Smoak 1B[/FONT][/COLOR]
[COLOR=#000000][FONT=Arial]Eric Thames RF[/FONT][/COLOR]
[COLOR=#000000][FONT=Arial]Trayvon Robinson LF[/FONT][/COLOR]
[COLOR=#000000][FONT=Arial]Munenori Kawasaki SS[/FONT][/COLOR]
[COLOR=#000000][FONT=Arial](Blake Beavan P)[/FONT][/COLOR]

#2 kydoty

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Posted 19 August 2012 - 12:55 PM

Batting 2nd and playing 2nd is back!

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


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Posted 19 August 2012 - 01:56 PM

Batting 2nd and playing 2nd is back!


But maybe not for long unless he can improve at the plate.

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Posted 19 August 2012 - 02:03 PM

I just heard a great description of Deduno (Effectly wild)

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Posted 19 August 2012 - 02:12 PM

I have been watching the Rays and the Angels. The much coveted Greinke has given up one run on a HBP and another on a walk. If Greinke can stink enough, maybe the Twins might have a shot at him.

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Posted 19 August 2012 - 02:15 PM

I hope he can get a win today and another QS would be big.

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Posted 19 August 2012 - 02:20 PM

We don't need Greinke when we got Deduno.

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Posted 19 August 2012 - 02:31 PM

We need Doom to get a hit here!

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Posted 19 August 2012 - 02:42 PM

Florimon with 8 foul balls in a row... Ill take that i guess i think this kid well be a great started once he gets a little more seasoning

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Posted 19 August 2012 - 02:44 PM

Although the returns were not ideal - nice AB by Florimon.

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Posted 19 August 2012 - 02:46 PM

Ding!!

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Posted 19 August 2012 - 02:46 PM

Ouch Doumit, that was close to being significantly worse than it was.

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Posted 19 August 2012 - 02:48 PM

I have been watching the Rays and the Angels. The much coveted Greinke has given up one run on a HBP and another on a walk. If Greinke can stink enough, maybe the Twins might have a shot at him.


I know what you are saying, but you have to admit when you take the statement out of context of his entire career it turns into a sad commentary on the Twins history in signing free agents.:)

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Posted 19 August 2012 - 02:57 PM

I have been watching the Rays and the Angels. The much coveted Greinke has given up one run on a HBP and another on a walk. If Greinke can stink enough, maybe the Twins might have a shot at him.


I know what you are saying, but you have to admit when you take the statement out of context of his entire career it turns into a sad commentary on the Twins history in signing free agents.:)


I do admit that. I also admit that Greinke is a "gamer".

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Posted 19 August 2012 - 03:00 PM

I also admit that Greinke is a "gamer".


I'm not sure what that means. For my generation a "gamer" is somebody who plays AD&D.

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Posted 19 August 2012 - 03:01 PM

I have been watching the Rays and the Angels. The much coveted Greinke has given up one run on a HBP and another on a walk. If Greinke can stink enough, maybe the Twins might have a shot at him.

Could buy that arguement, but CJ Wilson was horrendous in the playoffs last yr & it didnt affect his market value at all

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Posted 19 August 2012 - 03:03 PM



I also admit that Greinke is a "gamer".


I'm not sure what that means. For my generation a "gamer" is somebody who plays AD&D.


Roll your 20 sided dice.:D

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Posted 19 August 2012 - 03:03 PM

Dont even believe MN will be one of the teams 'rumoured' to go after Grienke. Think the organization has already ruled him out IMO.
They will go after Jeremey Guthrie....as my prediction only...& he had a no hitter thru 6!!! Get excited!!!

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Posted 19 August 2012 - 03:06 PM

Deduno will almost need a miracle to get out of this inning without giving up a run.

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Posted 19 August 2012 - 03:08 PM

Deduno will almost need a miracle to get out of this inning without giving up a run.


I'm calling triple play. Deduno has luck on his side.

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Posted 19 August 2012 - 03:10 PM

Deduno will almost need a miracle to get out of this inning without giving up a run.


I'm calling triple play. Deduno has luck on his side.


Guess the dice didn't come up right.

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Posted 19 August 2012 - 03:11 PM

Deduno will almost need a miracle to get out of this inning without giving up a run.


I'm calling triple play. Deduno has luck on his side.


I love your positive mental attitude. And I wish that Casilla had caught that foul ball.

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Posted 19 August 2012 - 03:11 PM

OK, help my ignorance here. Is there a reason he didn't go for the force at home?

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Posted 19 August 2012 - 03:12 PM

OK, help my ignorance here. Is there a reason he didn't go for the force at home?

down goes Florimon, here comes Escobar

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Posted 19 August 2012 - 03:14 PM

OK, help my ignorance here. Is there a reason he didn't go for the force at home?


I was away from the TV but if you can get two outs early in the game, you take 'em, run be damned. Tie or close game in late innings, different situation but this early in the game, you try to get out of the inning as quickly as possible.

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Posted 19 August 2012 - 03:14 PM

Im so not a Duduno guy & know that his control/wildness will eventually catch up to him, but I unfortunately find myself rooting against him so that it does

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Posted 19 August 2012 - 03:14 PM

Nice play by Morneau to end the inning.

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Posted 19 August 2012 - 03:16 PM

[quote name='sbknudson'][QUOTE=Bark's Lounge;47298][quote name='glunn']Deduno will almost need a miracle to get out of this inning without giving up a run.[/QUOTE]

I'm calling triple play. Deduno has luck on his side.[/QUOTE]

Guess the dice didn't come up right.[/QUOTE]

I needed a 20, instead I rolled a 1.

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Posted 19 August 2012 - 03:16 PM

OK, help my ignorance here. Is there a reason he didn't go for the force at home?


With the bases loaded and no outs, getting two outs is a godsend. Its better to concede the run and be one out away from getting out of the inning than hope for one out and still have the bases loaded with one out. The odds are still there for a big inning, at least compared to one already in the bank and a runner on third with two outs. Anything but a double play is probably going to score that run anyway.

Take away the run that was walked in and with the decision to go for two they just held them to one run in a bases loaded, no out situation. You can't ask for more than that.

Edited by neli21, 19 August 2012 - 03:19 PM.


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Posted 19 August 2012 - 03:23 PM

OK, help my ignorance here. Is there a reason he didn't go for the force at home?


With the bases loaded and no outs, getting two outs is a godsend. Its better to concede the run and be one out away from getting out of the inning than hope for one out and still have the bases loaded with one out. The odds are still there for a big inning, at least compared to one already in the bank and a runner on third with two outs. Anything but a double play is probably going to score that run anyway.

Take away the run that was walked in and with the decision to go for two they just held them to one run in a bases loaded, no out situation. You can't ask for more than that.


Thanks! I've watched the game for years but I never played it, and I'm just now picking up some of the finer points of game strategy.