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Game 13 - Twins @ Yankees - 4/19/12

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#1 Seth Stohs

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 01:59 PM

The Twins and Yankees are set for Game 4 of their early-season series. Twins Lineup Denard Span CF Jamey Carroll SS Joe Mauer C Josh Willingham LF Justin Morneau DH Ryan Doumit RF Danny Valencia 3B Chris Parmelee 1B Alexi Casilla 2B SP: Anthony Swarzak Yankees Lineup: Derek Jeter SS Curtis Granderson CF Alex Rodriguez 3B Robinson Cano DH Mark Teixeira 1B Nick Swisher RF Raul Ibanez LF Russell Martin C Eduardo Nunez 2B SP: Phil Hughes

Edited by Seth Stohs, 19 April 2012 - 02:32 PM.
added Twins Lineup


#2 John Bonnes

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 02:22 PM

Lord, but do I want to take a series from the Yankees at Yankee stadium. I don't think I'm overstating things when I say that Twins fans need this. We judge our team way too much by how they compare to the Yankees. Taking three of four changes the vibe in this city a bunch.

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 02:31 PM

Lord, but do I want to take a series from the Yankees at Yankee stadium. I don't think I'm overstating things when I say that Twins fans need this. We judge our team way too much by how they compare to the Yankees. Taking three of four changes the vibe in this city a bunch.


I totally agree... The Twins have played so poorly against the Yankees and had so much bad luck against them - for so long - they've become a symbol of the Twins' shortcommings.... To win this series would be a definite confidence boost to the team and it's fans... Hey, if you can beat the Yankees, you can beat anybody... Right?

#4 luckylager

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 02:41 PM

Does anyone know when the Twins last won a series in NY?

#5 Tuba

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 02:50 PM

If we win this game, just unfurl the mission accomplished banner and call it a season

#6 Game163

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 02:59 PM

Does anyone know when the Twins last won a series in NY?


May 8th-10th, 2001

#7 bulldogguy

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 03:15 PM

God that is a long time...here's hoping to a series win, but I can't get my hopes up or I will crash and burn AGAIN with this club. At least its not a playoff series...seen too many of those games where we fall apart to this team.

#8 Yoshii

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 03:26 PM

Phil Hughes might just be the man to allow it to happen.

#9 Scheherezade

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 05:00 PM

^ Yeah. I definitely think Swarzak can outpace Hughes at this point in time.

#10 mhanson93

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 05:33 PM

Com'n Swarzak! Please pitch an inning without giving all the runs back!

#11 one_eyed_jack

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 05:37 PM

To quote a Yankee great, it's deja vu all over again.

#12 mhanson93

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 05:37 PM

&##$ it Swarzak! I knew that was too much to ask!

#13 stringer bell

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 05:40 PM

We have seen this movie before, no? I hope this settles down and doesn't end up 18-16.

#14 one_eyed_jack

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 06:00 PM

Ugh. Tie game.

#15 mhanson93

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 06:02 PM

Get Swarzak out of there!

#16 striker_86

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 06:04 PM

We could score 12 today and it wont be enough.....

#17 asmus_ndsu

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 06:05 PM

Wow another HR, well let's play predict the final score of this one... Ima say twins 12 Yankees 11 just because I want to play the blind optimist

#18 Scheherezade

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 06:06 PM

Gotta keep that ball DOWN.

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 06:39 PM

It would be quite OK with me if Alexi Casilla never again took the field as a Minnesota Twin.

#20 twinzgrl

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 06:43 PM

Where were the Twins scouts when Curtis Granderson was playing for the Mankato Mashers (now MoonDogs) of the North Woods League a few short years ago?

#21 mhanson93

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 06:54 PM

Where were the Twins scouts when Curtis Granderson was playing for the Mankato Mashers (now MoonDogs) of the North Woods League a few short years ago?


I dunno, but Mankato is where most of the Twins pitchers should be....

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#22 striker_86

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 07:09 PM

granderson is killing us. Good thing Doumit is having a nice game to keep things close!

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 08:07 PM

I know it's giving up an out (which we did anyway with the strikeout) - but I think I woulda bunted Valencia to third there after the leadoff double in the 8th... Sigh.

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 08:08 PM

I know it's giving up an out (which we did anyway with the strikeout) - but I think I woulda bunted Valencia to third there after the leadoff double in the 8th...

Sigh.


At that point in the game, I agree.

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 08:37 PM

I dunno. Can you rely on Parmalee to lay down a good bunt? He had 2 doubles in the game, I've got no problem letting him swing away there. 2-13 with RISP, lot's of wasted opportunities. One more clutch hit and they could haven take this series. Hard to overcome your starter getting shelled almost every night. Bullpen deserves some props for the last couple of games.

#26 John Bonnes

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 08:52 PM

I don't know if I want Parmelee bunting in that situation (or any situation), but it is REALLY disappointing that he didn't move the runner over there. Incidentally, the Twins chances of winning that game dropped 10% with that at bat. It was a huge at bat, obviously.

#27 DrJubal

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 09:05 PM

Can you rely on Parmalee to lay down a good bunt?


C'mon - major league ballplayer. Doesn't have to be a GOOD bunt - just a decent bunt.

I hate bunting, I think its ALMOST always the wrong call - but I think I would've there.

#28 whydidnt

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 09:31 PM

C'mon - major league ballplayer. Doesn't have to be a GOOD bunt - just a decent bunt.

I hate bunting, I think its ALMOST always the wrong call - but I think I would've there.

I agree with both you and John, which doesn't really make sense, but Parmalee was facing Robertson who is really nasty. I think if it had been a lesser pitcher, which is almost every other reliever in the league, I'd want him swinging to try and move the runner over and get on base if possible. But, in this case, I'd have asked for the bunt.