Posted 12 September 2012 - 02:40 PM
[/FONT][FONT=Arial]Denard Span CF[/FONT]
[FONT=Arial]Ben Revere RF[/FONT]
[FONT=Arial]Josh Willingham DH[/FONT]
[FONT=Arial]Justin Morneau 1B[/FONT]
[FONT=Arial]Ryan Doumit LF[/FONT]
[FONT=Arial]Jamey Carroll 3B[/FONT]
[FONT=Arial]Alexi Casilla 2B[/FONT]
[FONT=Arial]Drew Butera C[/FONT]
[FONT=Arial]Pedro Florimon SS[/FONT]
[FONT=Arial](P.J. Walters P)[/FONT][FONT=Arial]
David Lough RF[/FONT]
[FONT=Arial]Alcides Escobar SS[/FONT]
[FONT=Arial]Alex Gordon LF[/FONT]
[FONT=Arial]Billy Butler DH[/FONT]
[FONT=Arial]Salvador Perez C[/FONT]
[FONT=Arial]Mike Moustakas 3B[/FONT]
[FONT=Arial]Lorenzo Cain CF[/FONT]
[FONT=Arial]Eric Hosmer 1B[/FONT]
[FONT=Arial]Johnny Giavotella 2B[/FONT]
[FONT=Arial](Luke Hochevar P)[/FONT]
Posted 12 September 2012 - 09:35 PM
Another sickening and humiliating loss. I see now way that the Twins are going to be decent next year -- it seems to me that the losing mentality has sunk in too deep.
They need games like this to hit rock bottom. The ownership has to stop the rationalizing and make the necessary and sweeping changes. This is 2 very bad teams playing, one playing with a purposeful motion, the other going through the motions purposelessly- at home- and nary a boo from the fans. Whose "prospects" look like they care about their future career opportunities?
Posted 12 September 2012 - 09:39 PM
Detroit held on to beat the Whities and pull within 1 game, setting up the huge Verlander/Sale showdown tomorrow.
One of those teams will go home at the end of the year, the other will likely get bounced in the first round. But either of those is infinitely better than this abortion of a season.
Posted 13 September 2012 - 12:15 AM
Posted 13 September 2012 - 04:55 AM
Has this guy done anything productive in the last 10 weeks?
How many times has he come to the plate in a situation where he could do several productive things that wouldn't even include having to actually get a hit, and he decides to do the one thing you absolutely cannot do?
It's irritating listening to people include his name in the "middle of the order mash" the Twins have when everyone is cooking. He should never be mentioned. The guy should be playing 2-3 times a week tops and hitting 8th. 300 AB's tops for this guy.
That butchery in left only confirmed what I've felt about this guy for quite some time. The guy is a dud...
Posted 13 September 2012 - 06:50 AM
Posted 13 September 2012 - 07:56 AM
Gardy could have put Doumit at C and a better hitter than Butera in LF if he wanted to put his optimal lineup on the field.
Also... why is Revere back in right field? I get that Gardy wants to reward his veteran guy by giving Span back his position, but there's no reason Revere couldn't be put in left where he's a better fit now that there are other outfield options.... it's not like Revere's future is in right field anyway.