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Twins vs Mariners, 08-30-2012, 12:10pm

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#21 IdahoPilgrim

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Posted 30 August 2012 - 12:11 PM

When Morneau gets some patience back at the plate, I really hope we'll see him getting into better counts. Man, it seems like he's always down 1-2 and has to protect.


I haven't been following that closely, but given he's had a slow year (getting better but still sub-par for him), could it be teams are pitching him more aggresively and challenging him more in the strike zone?

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Posted 30 August 2012 - 12:16 PM

When Morneau gets some patience back at the plate, I really hope we'll see him getting into better counts. Man, it seems like he's always down 1-2 and has to protect.


I haven't been following that closely, but given he's had a slow year (getting better but still sub-par for him), could it be teams are pitching him more aggresively and challenging him more in the strike zone?

I see them using his aggressive approach against him. As Parker pointed out a couple months ago, pitchers are throw lots of soft stuff away to get him out front and pull off the ball, then throw the high fastball to ring him up. I love that Morneau is aggressive, he just need to lay off more of those pitches. Easier said that done, but he can be an elite hitter again... I think.
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Posted 30 August 2012 - 12:16 PM

[quote name='Ultima Ratio'][quote name='jokin'][quote name='sbknudson'][quote name='Ultima Ratio']

Do you believe he still has some promise? I'm torn, but think he can still be a good option at second for us, especially given our current depth/options to replace him.[/QUOTE]

It will be interesting to see whether the Twins offer him arbitration in the off-season or let him walk. With Nishi back in the doghouse and Escobar not showing much yet they might choose to keep him, for depth. A month ago I'd have been sure he was history after this year.[/QUOTE]

Don't put it past him, he has made a living being the odd man in, and then out, and then back in again.[/QUOTE]
He's been a tease, no doubt. I really hope Carroll is the utility guy next year since his definitely on the 25 man barring trade. I like the current look up the middle, so long as both Florimon and Casilla keep up better than average defense, which they should.[/QUOTE]It would be nice to have two fast guys who are plus defenders manning the middle infield, but with Casilla and Florimon there, the Twins would have to have really good production from the other seven positions. Possible, but not likely.

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Posted 30 August 2012 - 12:17 PM

Lew Ford up to bat on WGN. GIDP.

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Posted 30 August 2012 - 12:19 PM

Chopper, 1-4-3 double play.

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Posted 30 August 2012 - 12:20 PM

He's been a tease, no doubt. I really hope Carroll is the utility guy next year since his definitely on the 25 man barring trade. I like the current look up the middle, so long as both Florimon and Casilla keep up better than average defense, which they should.]It would be nice to have two fast guys who are plus defenders manning the middle infield, but with Casilla and Florimon there, the Twins would have to have really good production from the other seven positions. Possible, but not likely.


I would love to see that middle infield personally, but I think the more likely opening day middle infield starters next year will be Carrol and Dozier.

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Posted 30 August 2012 - 12:29 PM

It looks like Duensing is following Deduno's lead of covering up a stinker with a really good outing.

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Posted 30 August 2012 - 12:33 PM

I think the Twins keep him just to give Chief ulcers.


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Posted 30 August 2012 - 12:37 PM

I think I'm having problems with Gameday...it looked like Joe mauer swung at the first pitch of his at-bat...(and grounded out.)

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Posted 30 August 2012 - 12:46 PM

Am I watching the right channel? I was looking for the Twins team that I saw last night.

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Posted 30 August 2012 - 12:48 PM

Am I watching the right channel? I was looking for the Twins team that I saw last night.

They're only good for nine innings. Unfortunately with home games, they got eight yesterday and one today.

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Posted 30 August 2012 - 12:49 PM

He has made some nice improvements at every phase of the game this year, even throwing out a baserunner or two, no reason he can't emulate Kirby's career just a wee little bit and add a modicum of power to his toolkit. He starts hitting more gaps on the fly and he creates even more defensive nightmares for the opposition.


I've never been a Revere supporter. I never thought he'd cut it as more than a fourth outfielder.

But I have to admit that his progress this season has been outstanding. He's even been taking a couple of walks over the past week.

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Posted 30 August 2012 - 12:50 PM

Fien here? Pretty good chance that Montero will hit a tiebreaking fly ball, pretty small chance he will GDP. I guess Gardy is looking for a strikeout.

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Posted 30 August 2012 - 12:53 PM


He has made some nice improvements at every phase of the game this year, even throwing out a baserunner or two, no reason he can't emulate Kirby's career just a wee little bit and add a modicum of power to his toolkit. He starts hitting more gaps on the fly and he creates even more defensive nightmares for the opposition.


I've never been a Revere supporter. I never thought he'd cut it as more than a fourth outfielder.

But I have to admit that his progress this season has been outstanding. He's even been taking a couple of walks over the past week.

I thought his two big deficits would keep him from being a true major league regular. His throwing is a bit better (maybe D+ instead of F) and if he can find the gaps to keep OFs honest, I really don't care if he hits balls over the fence.

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Posted 30 August 2012 - 12:56 PM

Arrrrr!
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Posted 30 August 2012 - 12:59 PM

Rarer than four strikeouts in an inning, the M's had a chance to hit three SFs in one inning.

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Posted 30 August 2012 - 01:01 PM

OMG, but-but what if Montero gets hurt? The M's would have to lose their DH!

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Posted 30 August 2012 - 01:04 PM

in play, runs......

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Posted 30 August 2012 - 01:09 PM

Those un-earnies really hurt.

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Posted 30 August 2012 - 02:01 PM

So....does anyone know any good jokes?