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Game 18 - Twins vs Red Sox - 4/24

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#1 Seth Stohs

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 03:54 PM

Twins Lineup: Denard Span CF Jamey Carroll SS Joe Mauer C Josh Willingham LF Justin Morneau DH Ryan Doumit C Danny Valencia 3B Chris Parmelee RF Trevor Plouffe 2B SP: Nick Blackburn Red Sox Lineup: Mike Aviles SS Ryan Sweeney RF Dustin Pedroia 2B Adrian Gonzalez 1B David Ortiz DH Kevin Youkilis 3B Cody Ross LF Marlon Byrd CF Kelly Shoppach C SP: Josh Beckett

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 04:17 PM

Seth, something is wrong here. I'm assuming either Mauer of Doumit is actually playing first. Two catchers seems a little redundant.

You can come up with statistics to prove anything. Forty percent of all people know that.


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Posted 24 April 2012 - 04:25 PM

Plouffe at second against a RHer. Interesting.

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 04:28 PM

Seth, something is wrong here. I'm assuming either Mauer of Doumit is actually playing first. Two catchers seems a little redundant.


Its a bold move.

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 04:41 PM

should try 2 Catchers when Liriano's pitching.
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Posted 24 April 2012 - 04:46 PM

Mauer is at 1B
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Posted 24 April 2012 - 05:21 PM

Mauer is at 1B


That is what I assumed. I was hoping someone would make the pun and say "nice catch". Too bad.

You can come up with statistics to prove anything. Forty percent of all people know that.


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Posted 24 April 2012 - 05:38 PM

I was hoping someone would make the pun and say "nice catch". Too bad.


I think it's somewhere in this thread. Checking again... ah yes, one post up from mine.

#9 Seth Stohs

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 06:21 PM

Ah, fun with Nick Blackburn!! I mean, for Red Sox hitters!

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 06:21 PM

Another great day to be Twins fan (tongue in cheek)!
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Posted 24 April 2012 - 06:24 PM

Prediction: in there post game, we'll read Blackburn was "too strong" after 10 days off.

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 06:26 PM

Cant believe he got out of there only giving up 3 runs....we'll see how long Blackburn lasts tonight....

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 06:37 PM

Has anyone else noticed the Willingham looks much more passive at the plate the past three games and this AB, rather than attacking pitches?
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Posted 24 April 2012 - 06:39 PM

And Morneau continues to be way too aggressive.
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Posted 24 April 2012 - 06:43 PM

Way to fight Justin!!! Great comeback in that AB!!!
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#16 striker_86

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 06:43 PM

heck of an at bat by Justin.

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 06:45 PM

followed by a terrible at bat by Doumit....

#18 Ultima Ratio

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 06:49 PM

And why not take another pitch Danny? Put pressure on on struggling pitcher close to being tossed for arguing!
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Posted 24 April 2012 - 06:49 PM

One run on one hit isn't so bad, but Morneau/Doumit/Valencia were definitely thinking only grandslam.

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 06:50 PM

How do you only get one out of that?

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 06:59 PM

Three guys walk in front of you.... so you swing at the first pitch. Get a better plate approach... that goes for the entire team but Doumit and Danny especially in that inning. Careful chief, you'll soon be attacked for daring to make critical comments.
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#22 Kneelb4zerg

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 07:03 PM

Valencia didn't swing at the first pitch. Agree that Doumit had a bad AB.

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 07:09 PM

Three guys walk in front of you.... so you swing at the first pitch. Get a better plate approach... that goes for the entire team but Doumit and Danny especially in that inning. Careful chief, you'll soon be attacked for daring to make critical comments.


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#24 Ultima Ratio

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 07:11 PM

Tonight in the peanut gallery...... Statler and Waldorf!

Good one. Smiling faces all around. :)
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Posted 24 April 2012 - 07:16 PM

Prediction: in there post game, we'll read Blackburn was "too strong" after 10 days off.


It's now the top of the 3rd. If we have to wait for the post-game to hear it, I will be surprised.

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 07:19 PM

Let's get some hits!!!

#27 Ultima Ratio

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 07:34 PM

What do we have now, one or two quality starts on the year? Well, at least they're trying hard and with good sportsmanship! :)
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Posted 24 April 2012 - 07:53 PM

I hear boo-birds!

#29 gil4

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 07:54 PM

We have 13 pitchers. Can we try another one?

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 07:55 PM

I hear boo-birds!


Hope they are booing Mauer since he's obviously the main problem with this team!!!