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Twins vs. A's, 08-22-2012, 2:35pm

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#1 Brock Beauchamp

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 12:13 PM

[FONT=Arial]Twins:
Ben Revere CF[/FONT]

[FONT=Arial]Alexi Casilla 2B[/FONT]
[FONT=Arial]Joe Mauer 1B[/FONT]
[FONT=Arial]Josh Willingham LF[/FONT]
[FONT=Arial]Ryan Doumit DH[/FONT]
[FONT=Arial]Matt Carson RF[/FONT]
[FONT=Arial]Trevor Plouffe 3B[/FONT]
[FONT=Arial]Drew Butera C[/FONT]
[FONT=Arial]Pedro Florimon SS[/FONT]
[FONT=Arial](Liam Hendriks P)

Billy Beanes:
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[FONT=Arial]Coco Crisp CF[/FONT]
[FONT=Arial]Stephen Drew SS[/FONT]
[FONT=Arial]Josh Reddick RF[/FONT]
[FONT=Arial]Yoenis Cespedes LF[/FONT]
[FONT=Arial]Chris Carter 1B[/FONT]
[FONT=Arial]Seth Smith DH[/FONT]
[FONT=Arial]Josh Donaldson 3B[/FONT]
[FONT=Arial]George Kottaras C[/FONT]
[FONT=Arial]Cliff Pennington 2B[/FONT]
[FONT=Arial](Tommy Milone P) [/FONT]

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 12:26 PM

A .547 OPS "hitting" second, and just .424 since the start of July.


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Posted 22 August 2012 - 12:33 PM

I feel sorry for Hendricks. He might have to pitch a shutout to avoid a loss.

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 12:38 PM

[FONT=Arial]Twins:
Ben Revere CF[/FONT]

[FONT=Arial]Alexi Casilla 2B[/FONT]
[FONT=Arial]Joe Mauer 1B[/FONT]
[FONT=Arial]Josh Willingham LF[/FONT]
[FONT=Arial]Ryan Doumit DH[/FONT]
[FONT=Arial]Matt Carson RF[/FONT]
[FONT=Arial]Trevor Plouffe 3B[/FONT]
[FONT=Arial]Drew Butera C[/FONT]
[FONT=Arial]Pedro Florimon SS[/FONT]
[FONT=Arial](Liam Hendriks P)

Billy Beanes:
[/FONT]
[FONT=Arial]Coco Crisp CF[/FONT]
[FONT=Arial]Stephen Drew SS[/FONT]
[FONT=Arial]Josh Reddick RF[/FONT]
[FONT=Arial]Yoenis Cespedes LF[/FONT]
[FONT=Arial]Chris Carter 1B[/FONT]
[FONT=Arial]Seth Smith DH[/FONT]
[FONT=Arial]Josh Donaldson 3B[/FONT]
[FONT=Arial]George Kottaras C[/FONT]
[FONT=Arial]Cliff Pennington 2B[/FONT]
[FONT=Arial](Tommy Milone P) [/FONT]


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Posted 22 August 2012 - 12:42 PM

For those of us unswayed by 'balance' in the lineup arguments, and more concerned with stringing hits together in succession to score runs, the lineup should read:

Revere, Mauer, Hammer, Doumit, Plouffe, Carson, Casilla, Florimon, Butera.
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Posted 22 August 2012 - 12:46 PM

For those of us unswayed by 'balance' in the lineup arguments, and more concerned with stringing hits together in succession to score runs, the lineup should read:

Revere, Mauer, Hammer, Doumit, Plouffe, Carson, Casilla, Florimon, Butera.


I concur, with the exception of my own preference for an on-base guy at the bottom of the order to set up the turnover back to the top and improve the odds of hit-stringing- ie, I'd flip Florimon with Butera.

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 12:52 PM

For those of us unswayed by 'balance' in the lineup arguments, and more concerned with stringing hits together in succession to score runs, the lineup should read:

Revere, Mauer, Hammer, Doumit, Plouffe, Carson, Casilla, Florimon, Butera.


I agree that Florimon would be better ninth. I also wonder why bat Plouffe as high as he is - he is in a massive slump. Carson or even Casilla might be a better choice until he gets his bat working again.

#8 Brock Beauchamp

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 01:51 PM

And Liam walks the first batter.

And now a wild pitch.

Aw, come on...

#9 Brock Beauchamp

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 01:53 PM

What's the over/under on how many innings of this game I'm going to watch? 2?

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 01:54 PM

Hendriks' line predictions anyone?
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#11 Brock Beauchamp

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 01:59 PM

Well, I can live with one run. Hopefully he settles and stops throwing so high in the zone.

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 02:02 PM

He's so dang nervous... got to get past that or he'll never be effective. I'm thinking 4 ER on 5 IP 3K 3 BB
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Posted 22 August 2012 - 02:05 PM

Bad luck, Trevor.

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 02:07 PM

In the 1st inning, Coco Crisp did a fake bunt with a 3-0 count. That reminds me, the little League World Series is on.

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 02:12 PM

It'd be so great to get Liam a win right off the bat. He needs to get over the stigma of being winless, it seems.

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 02:13 PM

Way to field your position, Liam!
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Posted 22 August 2012 - 02:15 PM

Damn. What a play by Florimon.

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 02:15 PM

Good second inning for Stifler. Way to help your pitcher Pedro!
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Posted 22 August 2012 - 02:15 PM

Damn. What a play by Florimon.


I don't think Dozier makes that play... Carroll either for that matter.
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Posted 22 August 2012 - 02:16 PM

I'm following the game on MLB's Gameday - it looks like the ump today has a small strike zone. Does that correspond to what people watching the game are seeing, or am I getting bad intel?