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Game Thread: Twins @ Brewers, 5/28 - 7:10pm

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#1 Brock Beauchamp

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Posted 28 May 2013 - 06:32 AM

Lineups:

Twins:
[FONT=Arial]Jamey Carroll 3B[/FONT]
[FONT=Arial]Brian Dozier 2B[/FONT]
[FONT=Arial]Joe Mauer C[/FONT]
[FONT=Arial]Josh Willingham LF[/FONT]
[FONT=Arial]Justin Morneau 1B[/FONT]
[FONT=Arial]Ryan Doumit RF[/FONT]
[FONT=Arial]Aaron Hicks CF[/FONT]
[FONT=Arial]Pedro Florimon SS[/FONT]
[FONT=Arial](Scott Diamond P)[/FONT]

Brewers:
[FONT=Arial]Norichika Aoki RF[/FONT]
[FONT=Arial]Jean Segura SS[/FONT]
[FONT=Arial]Ryan Braun LF[/FONT]
[FONT=Arial]Aramis Ramirez 3B[/FONT]
[FONT=Arial]Carlos Gomez CF[/FONT]
[FONT=Arial]Jonathan Lucroy C[/FONT]
[FONT=Arial]Rickie Weeks 2B[/FONT]
[FONT=Arial]Yuniesky Betancourt 1B[/FONT]
[FONT=Arial](Michael Fiers P)[/FONT]

#2 ashburyjohn

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Posted 28 May 2013 - 01:03 PM

I'm rooting for the Twins to win tonight.

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Posted 28 May 2013 - 01:06 PM

I'm rooting for the Twins to win tonight.


I may change it up tonight to keep things interesting.


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Posted 28 May 2013 - 01:59 PM

great article on fangraphs on Milwaukee and trying to figure out why their stars and scrubs approach is not working, it's instructional, imo, for everyone that says that those last few spots on the roster don't matter.....oh ya, win twins.
Lighten up Francis....

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Posted 28 May 2013 - 02:32 PM

the brewers have a worse record than us. Maybe we can play the cubs next...

#6 jokin

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Posted 28 May 2013 - 03:08 PM

Much better lineup for the Brewers tonight. Braun, Ramirez, Lucroy, Weeks. Gardy chooses to let it ride, same lineup featuring Doumit in RF so Diamond needs to get back to his high GB% game tonight- his FB% has jumped sharply of late.

As far as the offense, the Twins hitters have a tendency to make unknown, first-seen, rookies look good the first time they face them.

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Posted 28 May 2013 - 03:21 PM

Can someone explain why Parmelee is not playing OF vs a right handed pitcher? What is more important than finding out if Chris can hit or not? Does the team have an actual plan for building for the future?*

*feel free to take these are rhetorical, or not, your choice....
Lighten up Francis....

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Posted 28 May 2013 - 03:25 PM

It appears Gardy has jiggled this lineup a few times (last Thursday, yesterday, for example) on the road trip with the specific intent of manufacturing a win that Gardy could put his signature upon.

In answer to your question about future-building, for Gardy, the future is now!

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Posted 28 May 2013 - 03:47 PM

Playing Doumit in RF when Parmalee is starting to hit is stupid.

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Posted 28 May 2013 - 04:51 PM

Much better lineup for the Brewers tonight.


They're batting their first baseman just ahead of the pitcher. How many good lineups do that? :)

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Posted 28 May 2013 - 04:57 PM

Brewers lineup is downright scary. How are they so bad?

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Posted 28 May 2013 - 04:58 PM

They're batting their first baseman just ahead of the pitcher. How many good lineups do that? :)


LOL. Great point of irony, indeed! Still, look at 1-5 in their order...name one guy you wouldn't want in place of the current Twin counterpart.

Irony...thy name is Betancourt...

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Posted 28 May 2013 - 04:59 PM

Playing Doumit in RF when Parmalee is starting to hit is stupid.


Simple , Ron is still the manager

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Posted 28 May 2013 - 05:00 PM

Can someone explain why Parmelee is not playing OF vs a right handed pitcher?


That would be the question of the night for Gardy, I think.

My hope is a lead of any size in the 6th inning, in which a single by Doumit is followed by Escobear as runner, and then Parms as the (who would have guessed this phrase coming into the season?) defensive replacement.

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Posted 28 May 2013 - 05:16 PM

That would be the question of the night for Gardy, I think.

My hope is a lead of any size in the 6th inning, in which a single by Doumit is followed by Escobear as runner, and then Parms as the (who would have guessed this phrase coming into the season?) defensive replacement.


Irony...thy name is Parmelee?

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Posted 28 May 2013 - 05:18 PM

That would be the question of the night for Gardy, I think.

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How about question 1A? Why is Dozier batting in the 2-hole again?

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Posted 28 May 2013 - 05:23 PM

How about question 1A? Why is Dozier batting in the 2-hole again?


Play second, bat second. In times of trouble, you go with what you know.

There is no May and Mayer. They're made up.


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Posted 28 May 2013 - 05:34 PM

In times of trouble, you go with what you know.


When he finds himself in times of trouble,
Brother Gardy looks at second.
Speaking words of wisdom:
Bat him second.

And in the hour of darkness,
He is looking right at second base,
Speaking words of wisdom,
Bat him second.

Bat him second, Bat him second,
Bat him second, Bat him second,
Whisper words of wisdom,
Bat him second.

And when the broken-hearted fanbase,
Living in the Twin Cities,
Ask Ron for an answer,
Bat him second.

For though they may be parted,
There is still a chance that they will see,
There will be an answer,
Bat him second.

Bat him second, Bat him second,
Bat him second, Bat him second,
Always the same answer,
Bat him second.

#19 Shane Wahl

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Posted 28 May 2013 - 05:45 PM

I know why Dozier is batting second. Gardenhire doesn't want a lineup ending with Hicks, Dozier, Florimon, Diamond. Now, let's grant him that for a second . . . why Dozier instead of Florimon? Now it is stupid to grant him that, though. I would keep Mauer within two batters of the sacrificial pitcher, for one thing. And, Dozier's offense is terrible yada, yada, yada.

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Posted 28 May 2013 - 05:49 PM

Because he wants to see if Dozier can break out of his slump hitting between Mauer and Carroll.

#21 jokin

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Posted 28 May 2013 - 05:58 PM

When he finds himself in times of trouble,
Brother Gardy looks at second.
Speaking words of wisdom:
Bat him second.

And in the hour of darkness,
He is looking right at second base,
Speaking words of wisdom,
Bat him second.

Bat him second, Bat him second,
Bat him second, Bat him second,
Whisper words of wisdom,
Bat him second.

And when the broken-hearted fanbase,
Living in the Twin Cities,
Ask Ron for an answer,
Bat him second.

For though they may be parted,
There is still a chance that they will see,
There will be an answer,
Bat him second.

Bat him second, Bat him second,
Bat him second, Bat him second,
Always the same answer,
Bat him second.


So when exactly, did Lennon and McCartney visit Haight-Ashbury? Are you still collecting royalties?

#22 jokin

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Posted 28 May 2013 - 06:00 PM

I know why Dozier is batting second. Gardenhire doesn't want a lineup ending with Hicks, Dozier, Florimon, Diamond. Now, let's grant him that for a second . . . why Dozier instead of Florimon? Now it is stupid to grant him that, though. I would keep Mauer within two batters of the sacrificial pitcher, for one thing. And, Dozier's offense is terrible yada, yada, yada.


How about an order ending with Hicks, Escobar, Diamond, and give Florimon a try at the 2-spot, if Gardy is so dead-set on returning Mauer to #3?

Florimon .696 OPS vs Dozier .508 OPS

Edited by jokin, 28 May 2013 - 06:02 PM.


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Posted 28 May 2013 - 06:01 PM

Laudner just got done saying, and I quote, 'when you try to strike people out that's what happens you're gonna start walking people.'

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Posted 28 May 2013 - 06:05 PM

Laudner just got done saying, and I quote, 'when you try to strike people out that's what happens you're gonna start walking people.'


To borrow from Jim Palmer: the only thing Mr. Buck Ninety knows about big-league pitching is that he couldn't hit it. :)

[SIZE=1]/ edit: oh, I guess I really should say it: Tim was actually a pretty decent hitter[/SIZE]

Edited by ashburyjohn, 28 May 2013 - 06:31 PM.


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Posted 28 May 2013 - 06:05 PM

Laudner said...



You had me there.

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Posted 28 May 2013 - 06:24 PM

And just like that, Dozierzie comes through with a bingle.

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Posted 28 May 2013 - 06:39 PM

I still cannot fathom that Doumit is playing and not Parmelee. Do not care about the HR he hit while I type this,,,,,,,,,.
Lighten up Francis....

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Posted 28 May 2013 - 06:41 PM

Do not care about the HR he hit while I type this,,,,,,,,,.


Your timing was impeccable.

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Posted 28 May 2013 - 06:44 PM

Me Doumit, me hit ball....

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Posted 28 May 2013 - 06:45 PM

A bit of useless off-topic musing, spearmint certs and summer shandy don't mix.