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#1 Brock Beauchamp

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Posted 28 August 2012 - 02:27 PM

[COLOR=#000000][FONT=Arial]Twins:
Denard Span CF[/FONT][/COLOR]
[COLOR=#000000][FONT=Arial]Ben Revere RF[/FONT][/COLOR]
[COLOR=#000000][FONT=Arial]Joe Mauer C[/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 DH[/FONT][/COLOR]
[COLOR=#000000][FONT=Arial]Trevor Plouffe 3B[/FONT][/COLOR]
[COLOR=#000000][FONT=Arial]Jamey Carroll 2B[/FONT][/COLOR]
[COLOR=#000000][FONT=Arial]Pedro Florimon SS[/FONT][/COLOR]
[COLOR=#000000][FONT=Arial](Scott Diamond P)

Mariners:
[/FONT][/COLOR][COLOR=#000000][FONT=Arial]Dustin Ackley 2B[/FONT][/COLOR]
[COLOR=#000000][FONT=Arial]Franklin Gutierrez CF[/FONT][/COLOR]
[COLOR=#000000][FONT=Arial]Kyle Seager 3B[/FONT][/COLOR]
[COLOR=#000000][FONT=Arial]Jesus Montero DH[/FONT][/COLOR]
[COLOR=#000000][FONT=Arial]Justin Smoak 1B[/FONT][/COLOR]
[COLOR=#000000][FONT=Arial]Miguel Olivo C[/FONT][/COLOR]
[COLOR=#000000][FONT=Arial]Eric Thames RF[/FONT][/COLOR]
[COLOR=#000000][FONT=Arial]Trayvon Robinson LF[/FONT][/COLOR]
[COLOR=#000000][FONT=Arial]Brendan Ryan SS[/FONT][/COLOR]
[COLOR=#000000][FONT=Arial](Hisashi Iwakuma P)[/FONT][/COLOR]

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Posted 28 August 2012 - 02:56 PM

I don't disagree with something Dave Cameron writes very often, but I think he really missed on this one concerning Diamond in his game preview writeup on USSM.

He’s probably a decent #5 starter given his strikes and groundballs approach to the game, but he’s not as good as his 2012 numbers look.


True, he's not as good as his ERA would indicate, but his peripherals are still pretty good, and much better than what you'd expect out of a back of the rotation guy.

Edited by snepp, 28 August 2012 - 02:58 PM.


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Posted 28 August 2012 - 03:08 PM

I don't disagree with something Dave Cameron writes very often, but I think he really missed on this one concerning Diamond in his game preview writeup on USSM.

He’s probably a decent #5 starter given his strikes and groundballs approach to the game, but he’s not as good as his 2012 numbers look.


True, he's not as good as his ERA would indicate, but his peripherals are still pretty good, and much better than what you'd expect out of a back of the rotation guy.


I'm tired of hearing "#4/#5 blah blah blah" guy. Diamond is no world-beater but he has a decent chance of being a good mid-rotation starter. Yes, his strikeout figures are low. Yes, the rest of his peripherals are mediocre. But when combined, he's a pretty good pitcher. Maybe not as good as 2012 makes it seem, but he's still a quality guy who shouldn't collapse like Blackburn as long as he can keep the ball down.

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Posted 28 August 2012 - 03:09 PM

Also, going to the game tonight. I don't think I've ever seen Diamond pitch live.

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Posted 28 August 2012 - 03:28 PM

Also, going to the game tonight. I don't think I've ever seen Diamond pitch live.


I genuinely want to hear your take afterwards. I've been pulling for the guy all year, it's a great story how the Twins practically fell into a guy ready to step up and be a stopper when all around him is chaos.

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Posted 28 August 2012 - 06:09 PM

I'm gonna watch because of Diamond

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Posted 28 August 2012 - 06:17 PM

Why no Span? Anyone?

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Posted 28 August 2012 - 06:21 PM

Well, its always good to start with your lead-off hitter on base .... especially when the opponent didn't score in the top of the 1st!BTW,Revere CFMastroianni RFChange after Brock posted the line-ups. How long will Span's shoulder soreness last?

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Posted 28 August 2012 - 06:22 PM

Twitter says "shoulder soreness".And I don't know why my spacing got all messed up in my last post..

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Posted 28 August 2012 - 06:23 PM

And bah, humbug on DPs taking that lead-off hitter out.

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Posted 28 August 2012 - 06:24 PM

After you have a good time at the game Brock, please come in here and figure out where the spaces and line breaks went.

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Posted 28 August 2012 - 06:32 PM

Twitter says "shoulder soreness".And I don't know why my spacing got all messed up in my last post..


Now, Twins start the no DL game with him again, though doesn't probably matter with Sept. callups soon.

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Posted 28 August 2012 - 06:34 PM

Denard Span is considered day-to-day with soreness in his right collarbone.

The injury was originally reported as shoulder soreness. Span has been dealing with soreness in both areas for a couple weeks now, though he returned to play four games over the last week. With roster expansion looming, he won't be placed on the DL.


Source: Rhett Bollinger on Twitter

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Posted 28 August 2012 - 06:47 PM

Hairline fracture in his collar bone that they missed before? Bets anyone?

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Posted 28 August 2012 - 07:00 PM

Hairline fracture in his collar bone that they missed before? Bets anyone?

I'll bet you are right

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Posted 28 August 2012 - 07:03 PM

Hairline fracture in his collar bone that they missed before? Bets anyone?

I'll bet you are right


You mean something simple that an MRI would have picked up a week ago?

#17 Brock Beauchamp

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Posted 28 August 2012 - 07:13 PM

It pisses me off so much that Revere wanted to bunt there. That is stupid baseball.

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Posted 28 August 2012 - 07:16 PM

Guys on 2nd & 3rd no outs and they score 1 run. I'm happy. I was sure they wouldn't score at all.

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Posted 28 August 2012 - 07:17 PM

Nice grab, Scoop!
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Posted 28 August 2012 - 07:26 PM

The offense is fine!
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Posted 28 August 2012 - 07:38 PM

I can only guess that "shoulder soreness" will turn into "bilateral shoulder weakness".

Kind of looks like the league is catching up with Mr Diamond.

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Posted 28 August 2012 - 07:39 PM

For lack of a more polite way to put it, this team is un-****ing-watchable.

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Posted 28 August 2012 - 07:42 PM

I don't think it has as much to do with the league catching up so much as it has to do with him throwing meatballs over the plate last inning. Guys were squaring up on him and drilling the ball.

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Posted 28 August 2012 - 07:43 PM

For lack of a more polite way to put it, this team is un-****ing-watchable.


Concur.

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Posted 28 August 2012 - 07:45 PM

For lack of a more polite way to put it, this team is un-****ing-watchable.


I did something I rarely do - I changed the channel. Normally I suffer in silence the whole nine innings, but right now I'm watching the Lynx on NBA-TV. And I don't really like basketball.

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Posted 28 August 2012 - 07:52 PM

Guess we have to move plouffe back to the OF or 1B where throwing accuracy is less important. Come on guy.
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Posted 28 August 2012 - 07:52 PM

For lack of a more polite way to put it, this team is un-****ing-watchable.


I did something I rarely do - I changed the channel. Normally I suffer in silence the whole nine innings, but right now I'm watching the Lynx on NBA-TV. And I don't really like basketball.


Because of the time difference I need to DVR the games to catch the first few innings, but now I have stopped bothering. Just too painful to watch.

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Posted 28 August 2012 - 07:53 PM

Dick said they are hitting .307 off Diamond in Aug not including tonight. That may mean more meatballs or scouts are getting better reports on him thus teams are hitting him better. Might also just be a bad month, time will tell.

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Posted 28 August 2012 - 07:56 PM

I don't think it has as much to do with the league catching up so much as it has to do with him throwing meatballs over the plate last inning. Guys were squaring up on him and drilling the ball.


Yeah, but when the Mariners, of all teams, are squaring up on him and drilling the ball, I think that's another definition of the league catching up with you. At least Diamond just hit the mark for the Twins definition of a QS.

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Posted 28 August 2012 - 08:00 PM

Atta kid Mauersie.