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ST Game Thread: Twins @ Mets, 3/15/14 at 12:10pm (CDT)

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#1 ChiTownTwinsFan

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Posted 15 March 2014 - 10:59 AM

It's another gorgeous day in SW Florida. Got in two hours of tennis this morning, will watch the game (from home here), then head to the beach after the crowds have had enough. Yes, life is good for now. Here are the lineups:

TWINS
Bartlett, 2B
Hicks, CF
Plouffe, 3B
Arcia, DH
Colabello, 1B
Parmelee, RF
Mastroianni, LF
Fryer, C
Santana, SS
SP, Diamond

METS
den Dekker, RF
Murphy, 2B
Young, CF
Satin, 3B
Clark, 1B
Recker, DH
Teagarden, C
Burgamy, LF
Reynolds, SS
SP, Gee

Batter up!
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Posted 15 March 2014 - 11:42 AM

Getting some hits but not getting them home. Diamond gave up a solo shot in the bottom of the 1st. We'll see what he does this inning.
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Posted 15 March 2014 - 11:45 AM

Bartlett #sodone

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Posted 15 March 2014 - 11:49 AM

Diamond got 2 SOs, then gave up a walk but the runner was caught stealing. Not a bad inning.
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Posted 15 March 2014 - 11:51 AM

Bartlett #sodone

Yeah, don't see it happening for him. Kubel, too, for that matter. But we'll see. I've been surprised plenty by these decisions.
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Posted 15 March 2014 - 12:34 PM

I've counted nine balls in the dirt from Diamond today. Fryer has yet to pick one of them. Several have gotten through him. It's ugly out there.
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Posted 15 March 2014 - 12:39 PM

I've counted nine balls in the dirt from Diamond today. Fryer has yet to pick one of them. Several have gotten through him. It's ugly out there.


Scotty did get 6 Ks. At least it wasn't just Fryer he was fooling.

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Posted 15 March 2014 - 12:41 PM

Diamond with 6 Ks and 3 BBs in four innings? What was that all about?

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Posted 15 March 2014 - 12:48 PM

Diamond with 6 Ks and 3 BBs in four innings? What was that all about?


Is he experimenting with a new pitch? or refining an existing one? No help from the broadcast team.

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Posted 15 March 2014 - 01:43 PM

OK the red jerseys are starting to grow on me. Not sure if that's good, bad, or just reflective of the fact that I've had a few beers while watching this game.

Oh... and Eduardo Escobar just had a nice 2 run single to close the deficit to 3-2 in the 8th.
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Posted 15 March 2014 - 01:46 PM

annnnnnnnnnnd Mitchell ties it up with an RBI single. 3 runs in the 8th on a couple walks and a couple hits off Black.
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Posted 15 March 2014 - 01:48 PM

Lol and after saying I liked the red jerseys I'm now rethinking it. I don't like the blue patches under the arms. It's like a big symbolic sweat marks
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Posted 15 March 2014 - 01:54 PM

Is he experimenting with a new pitch? or refining an existing one? No help from the broadcast team.


B team swinging at a lot of pitches in the dirt. He did not locate the fastball at all, hence the three walks. Watching on TV in NY.
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Posted 15 March 2014 - 01:59 PM

Wow. Quick reaction by Johnson. That would've hurt
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Posted 15 March 2014 - 02:04 PM

B team swinging at a lot of pitches in the dirt. He did not locate the fastball at all, hence the three walks. Watching on TV in NY.


Thanks alot! The local broadcast team expressed concern about Diamond's control, but little context for the reasons why. With respect to that #5 spot, Gladden thought that Deduno would be excellent in a relief role and didn't want to count out Gibson (or Diamond) yet, but thought it would be completely absurd to bring up 13 pitchers to save a pitcher from DFA- over simply bringing up the best 25 players.

(He also thought that Colabello was practically a lock to make the 25-man).

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Posted 15 March 2014 - 02:13 PM

Johnson looks much better than Diamond. Locating his fastball, with some life on it. Good breaking ball.
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Posted 15 March 2014 - 02:54 PM

Here my Twins are on Channel 11 in NYC, and I have to work.:(

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Posted 15 March 2014 - 04:04 PM

Lol and after saying I liked the red jerseys I'm now rethinking it. I don't like the blue patches under the arms. It's like a big symbolic sweat marks


I agree. Several years ago, they started doing the underarm panels in contrasting color on most BP jerseys. I've never liked the look.
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Posted 15 March 2014 - 04:38 PM

Missed the game but I did look over the highlights on MLB.com

I'm liking what I'm seeing from Colabello defensively at 1B.

As as for the Red Jerseys... They haven't grown on me yet.

Bring back the Robins Egg Blue!!!
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Posted 15 March 2014 - 04:54 PM

Ha ha, none of our pitchers got a decision, but one of theirs got a Blown Save.