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  • Twins vs. Pirates, 06/20/2012, 6:05pm

    The Twins bats were shut down again last night, this time by the Pirates pitching staff. Which Liriano do you expect to see tonight against the struggling Pirates offense? Which Twins bat do you expect to come through tonight, if any? And when did the Pirates get good?

    Box Score - 6/19/2012 - Pirates 7, Twins 2


    Minnesota Twins (26-40) vs. Pittsburgh Pirates (35-31)

    Twins Lineup
    Denard Span 8
    Ben Revere 9
    Josh Willingham 7
    Justin Morneau 3
    Trevor Plouffe 5
    Brian Dozier 6
    Jamey Carroll 4
    Drew Butera C
    Francisco Liriano, P (1-7, 6.24 ERA)

    Pirates
    Tabata LF
    Harrison RF
    McCutchen CF
    McGehee 1B
    Walker 2B
    Alvarez 3B
    Barmes SS
    McKenry C
    Bedard, P (4-7, 4.36 ERA)
    Comments 57 Comments
    1. snepp's Avatar
      snepp -
      If I say something nice about what Burton has done this season is he going to follow it up by imploding?
    1. Brock Beauchamp's Avatar
      Brock Beauchamp -
      Quote Originally Posted by snepp View Post
      If I say something nice about what Burton has done this season is he going to follow it up by imploding?
      Almost certainly.
    1. snepp's Avatar
      snepp -
      Quote Originally Posted by rocketpig View Post
      I chose to listen to the Pirates broadcast.
      You missed a real gem this inning.
    1. IdahoPilgrim's Avatar
      IdahoPilgrim -
      Quote Originally Posted by snepp View Post
      If I say something nice about what Burton has done this season is he going to follow it up by imploding?
      Better to not take the chance.
    1. Brock Beauchamp's Avatar
      Brock Beauchamp -
      Quote Originally Posted by snepp View Post
      You missed a real gem this inning.
      That's why I chose to listen to the Pirates broadcast.
    1. Chance's Avatar
      Chance -
      Really decent outing for Frankie though. Just no offense. Either we Get 15 hits or 5, 8 runs or 1. We can't seem to be consistent
    1. snepp's Avatar
      snepp -
      Quote Originally Posted by rocketpig View Post
      That's why I chose to listen to the Pirates broadcast.
      I debated between Dickbert and an icepick in the ear.


      I lost.
    1. Brock Beauchamp's Avatar
      Brock Beauchamp -
      No doubt about that one.
    1. snepp's Avatar
      snepp -
      Attachment 1306
    1. adjacent's Avatar
      adjacent -
      Can somebody explain to me why Gardy chose the worst hitter of all the available ones to pinch hit?
    1. USAFChief's Avatar
      USAFChief -
      Quote Originally Posted by adjacent View Post
      Can somebody explain to me why Gardy chose the worst hitter of all the available ones to pinch hit?
      Savin' the better ones for extra innings?

      It's all I got.

      EDIT: in case it's not obvious, this was snark.
    1. Chance's Avatar
      Chance -
      If they tie the game and we need a pinch hitter later we have better options. No one on the bench is going to hit one out anyway so not a big deal.
    1. glunn's Avatar
      glunn -
      Liriano deserves this win -- hopefully Perkins will end this thing.
    1. Brock Beauchamp's Avatar
      Brock Beauchamp -
      Quote Originally Posted by glunn View Post
      Liriano deserves this win -- hopefully Perkins will end this thing.
      Liriano isn't in line for the win... Burton got the last out in the seventh.
    1. Brock Beauchamp's Avatar
      Brock Beauchamp -
      And there you go.
    1. IdahoPilgrim's Avatar
      IdahoPilgrim -
      Quote Originally Posted by glunn View Post
      Liriano deserves this win -- hopefully Perkins will end this thing.
      He certainly pitched well enough the first six innings. My only gripe is why didn't they have somebody ready to come in at the start of the seventh, just in case? I would have pulled him at the first sign of trouble - he's never gone this deep in a game this year, and when he tires, he tires quickly.
    1. glunn's Avatar
      glunn -
      I missed the game -- got stuck at work and barely had time to check ESPN. I just watched highlights and it looks like Liriano's slider was filthy good, and Span made a great catch. Also, Plouffe and Willingham got solid, clutch hits.
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