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Game 17 - Twins vs Red Sox - April 23

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#1 Seth Stohs

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 04:11 PM

Twins Lineup: Denard Span CF Jamey Carroll SS Joe Mauer C Josh Willingham DH Justin Morneau 1B Ryan Doumit RF Danny Valencia 3B Chris Parmelee LF Trevor Plouffe 2B SP: Jason Marquis Red Sox Lineup: Mike Aviles SS Ryan Sweeney RF Dustin Pedroia 2B Adrian Gonzalez 1B David Ortiz DH Kevin Youklis 3B Jarrod Saltalamachhia C Cody Ross LF Marlon Byrd CF SP: Jon Lester

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 04:24 PM

Wow...Parmelee starting in left field. It's great to see him get a start in the outfield, however I thought it would be in right field!
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Posted 23 April 2012 - 04:25 PM

Hopefully they get to Lester early and score some runs to start off the homestand.
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Posted 23 April 2012 - 04:45 PM

If Parmelee is going to get at-bats with Morneau, Mauer, Plouffe, and Doumit (and, apparently, Clete Thomas) he's going to have to play some right, some left, and some first... wherever Gardy decides he has room. This will be good for him.

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 04:54 PM

I agree. I'm just surprised his first major league start in the outfield was in our spacious left field instead of right.
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Posted 23 April 2012 - 05:46 PM

I really don't like to get down on these guys, but I'm calling 2 errors tonight with this defense. Plouffe, Doumit, Parmelee -- sound like shut down D! Here's to hoping that their bats make up for it.
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Posted 23 April 2012 - 05:49 PM

Yeah. That Range at OF and Plouffe at 2B are pretty scary. At least Marquis is an extreme ground ball pitcher. Just hope they hit them the other way
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Posted 23 April 2012 - 05:54 PM

Could definitely be a football score tonight...
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Posted 23 April 2012 - 06:04 PM

Good to see Tom Kelly in the booth tonight. I appreciate his honest analysis and willingness to call it like he sees it!
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Posted 23 April 2012 - 06:11 PM

Could definitely be a football score tonight...


14-0? It's possible. I don't think Lester is likely to set things up for a 14-13 outcome with another bad start though.

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 06:14 PM

And... Aviles slants left for a first down to start the game. Sweeney is stopped for no gain. Pedroia rumbles up the middle for another long gain. And Gonzalez executes a sneak for the first score. Eh, I'll stop now.

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 06:19 PM

You gotta love Kelly "Richard, Mr. Willingham"

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 06:37 PM

1st game NO BERT gotta love TK .
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Posted 23 April 2012 - 06:49 PM

Can't believe that Salty hit that pitch out. I think it was a terrific 0-2 pitch. That's just crazy.

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 07:34 PM

Atta boy Danny. I'd still bench ya for awhile but atta boy. Well struck ball.

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 07:45 PM

Now Danny is playing some D. Someone put a quarter in Danny today. Looks like he came to play.

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 07:58 PM

Could definitely be a football score tonight...


14-0? It's possible. I don't think Lester is likely to set things up for a 14-13 outcome with another bad start though.




6-3... One of those grueling, low-scoring nothing but field goals games.
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Posted 23 April 2012 - 08:07 PM

Gotta love that 6 4 3 DP. Love it.

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 08:19 PM

Sending Marquis out for the 6th was questionable at best. Sending him out for the 7th was idiotic.

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 08:19 PM

6-3... One of those grueling, low-scoring nothing but field goals games.


Okay, okay...

maybe 9-6 ?
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Posted 23 April 2012 - 08:22 PM

Sending Marquis out for the 6th was questionable at best. Sending him out for the 7th was idiotic.


Yeah I'd say questionable call. He was in triple digits pitch count after 6.

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 08:23 PM

Okay, okay...

maybe 9-6 ?


How bout 7 5 Twins. Call it a safety.

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 08:30 PM

How bout 7 5 Twins. Call it a safety.


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Posted 23 April 2012 - 08:45 PM

Burton & Duensing--bullpen doesn't look too bad. Still worried about Perkins and Cappsie, though.

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 08:48 PM

Well timed lead off triple from Jamey.

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 08:48 PM

Love that hustle from Carroll!!!
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Posted 23 April 2012 - 08:48 PM

C mon Mauer be a pro here

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 08:50 PM

Love that hustle from Carroll!!!


I do to... Love it... However, that play ended up too close at third. Probably should have stayed At 2nd.

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 08:52 PM

that play ended up too close at third. Probably should have stayed At 2nd.

Agreed, if he were out that would be a huge mistake. Don't make the first or third out at third base.

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 08:52 PM

Tough pitch... Can't blame Joe...