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#1 Brock Beauchamp

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Posted 29 April 2013 - 06:03 AM

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#2 Brock Beauchamp

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Posted 29 April 2013 - 06:06 AM

Lineups:

Twins:
[FONT=Arial]Brian Dozier 2B[/FONT]
[FONT=Arial]Joe Mauer C[/FONT]
[FONT=Arial]Josh Willingham DH[/FONT]
[FONT=Arial]Justin Morneau 1B[/FONT]
[FONT=Arial]Chris Parmelee RF[/FONT]
[FONT=Arial]Trevor Plouffe 3B[/FONT]
[FONT=Arial]Oswaldo Arcia LF[/FONT]
[FONT=Arial]Aaron Hicks CF[/FONT]
[FONT=Arial]Pedro Florimon SS[/FONT]
[FONT=Arial](Mike Pelfrey P)[/FONT]

Tigers:
[FONT=Arial]Austin Jackson CF[/FONT]
[FONT=Arial]Andy Dirks LF[/FONT]
[FONT=Arial]Miguel Cabrera 3B[/FONT]
[FONT=Arial]Prince Fielder 1B[/FONT]
[FONT=Arial]Victor Martinez DH[/FONT]
[FONT=Arial]Jhonny Peralta SS[/FONT]
[FONT=Arial]Alex Avila C[/FONT]
[FONT=Arial]Omar Infante 2B[/FONT]
[FONT=Arial]Don Kelly RF[/FONT]
[FONT=Arial](Max Scherzer P)[/FONT]

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Posted 29 April 2013 - 06:52 AM

The scary thing with Pelfrey is he's even keeping the ball in the park. No home runs allowed. A WHIP of 2.00 is worse than just terrible luck. He may have some things to work on yet post surgery. He is a decent pitcher but is missing something at the moment. I hope he finds it.

Vance is rebounding but he will have his work cut out for him against verlander again. I hope he evens the score.

Diamond should give us a solid start again and keep us in it.

We should be happy to walk away from this series 1-2 but it isn't impossible to win another against them 2-1.

last thought: twins could be looking at 30+ strike outs against these 3 unless we get one to exit early.

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Posted 29 April 2013 - 09:28 AM

I agree with Chance. Pelfrey has to be missing something post surgery. My first guess would be that he's being a little mechanical in his delivery, trying not to re-injure his elbow, and that is taking away a little of his movement. If that's true, then more reps and warmer weather may help Pelfrey get back into a relaxed rhythm, and then his pitches will move more. That's what I'm hoping, anyway.

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Posted 29 April 2013 - 10:30 AM

Best chance to take one will be Diamond vs. Sanchez IMO.

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Posted 29 April 2013 - 10:34 AM

It certainly will be interesting since all the three games are being played tonight, at the same time -- if the preview is correct. Never thought I'd see the day of an instantaneous triple-header. :P

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Posted 29 April 2013 - 01:18 PM

It certainly will be interesting since all the three games are being played tonight, at the same time -- if the preview is correct. Never thought I'd see the day of an instantaneous triple-header. :P


Hmm. Thanks for pointing that out. i was going to watch tonight but that sounds too difficult for my old eyes.

Guess I'll just read the recaps tomorrow.

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Posted 29 April 2013 - 01:54 PM

I agree with Chance. Pelfrey has to be missing something post surgery. My first guess would be that he's being a little mechanical in his delivery, trying not to re-injure his elbow, and that is taking away a little of his movement. If that's true, then more reps and warmer weather may help Pelfrey get back into a relaxed rhythm, and then his pitches will move more. That's what I'm hoping, anyway.


With Pelfrey... I think getting better will start with keeping the ball down.

His two-seamer is his bread and butter. Those things get tattooed up in the zone. Up in the zone it's nothing more than a flat fastball. Down in the zone... You get better downward movement and grounders.

I'll simply be watching for how he works the bottom of the zone. If he doesn't find it... The Tigers will have some fun today.

I think he can do it... I'm hoping anyway.

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Posted 29 April 2013 - 03:49 PM

With Pelfrey... I think getting better will start with keeping the ball down.

His two-seamer is his bread and butter. Those things get tattooed up in the zone. Up in the zone it's nothing more than a flat fastball. Down in the zone... You get better downward movement and grounders.

I'll simply be watching for how he works the bottom of the zone. If he doesn't find it... The Tigers will have some fun today.

I think he can do it... I'm hoping anyway.


can you keep us who are unable to watch informed on how his pitches look? I've only been able to see his pitch track on MLB.com so I'm unable to have a fair evaluation of him. If anyone is watching today let us know about how his pitches look. I feel that is more important than results at this stage of his comeback.

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Posted 29 April 2013 - 03:51 PM

I would also like to see Escobar get a couple of consecutive starts pretty soon.

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Posted 29 April 2013 - 05:15 PM

Hammertime makes us happy.

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Posted 29 April 2013 - 05:16 PM

Willingham homers. BTW the game has started.

Get Ry Cooder to sing my eulogy.


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Posted 29 April 2013 - 05:19 PM

Trying a different avatar for Pelf tonight.

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Posted 29 April 2013 - 05:24 PM

Trying a different avatar for Pelf tonight.

Looks better than the one you debuted over the weekend, I'll say that.

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Posted 29 April 2013 - 05:25 PM

Is it just me, or does every half inning from Pelfrey seem like a root canal sans anesthesia?

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Posted 29 April 2013 - 05:25 PM

Looks better than the one you debuted over the weekend, I'll say that.


We save her in case we need a late inning rally. Arcia liked her.

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Posted 29 April 2013 - 05:26 PM

Trying a different avatar for Pelf tonight.


Bring some duct tape too.

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Posted 29 April 2013 - 05:26 PM

Is it just me, or does every half inning from Pelfrey seem like a root canal sans anesthesia?


If that's what it's going to be like, I'm cancelling my dentist appointment.

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Posted 29 April 2013 - 05:30 PM

A single and a walk in one inning of work puts his game WHIP at 2.0, which brings his seasonal WHIP to... uh, 2.00.

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Posted 29 April 2013 - 05:32 PM

A single and a walk in one inning of work puts his game WHIP at 2.0, which brings his seasonal WHIP to... uh, 2.00.

I am simple cave man baseball fan, I frightened by your magical voodoo math and fancy talk.