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Thread: Game 23 - Twins @ Angels - 05/01/12

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    Quote Originally Posted by twinsnorth49 View Post
    Clete Thomas has struck out 12 times in his last 8 at bats.
    Well played.

    (And...that's a better record than Bill Smith!)

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    I cant really watch the game, just gameday... And does jerome williams have the best sinker in existence or what? It looks like nothing is even making it out of the infield, or in the air for that matter

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    Quote Originally Posted by asmus_ndsu View Post
    I cant really watch the game, just gameday... And does jerome williams have the best sinker in existence or what? It looks like nothing is even making it out of the infield, or in the air for that matter
    No, his slider looks very hittable. The problem is that our hitters are not having quality at bats. It feels like they gave up after the first inning.

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    I swear to god Howie Kendrick has made every out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by twinsnorth49 View Post
    I swear to god Howie Kendrick has made every out.
    It sure feels that way. And Mauer has been his best customer -- three easy rollers to second.

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    At least Liriano reduced his ERA below 10 -- he is now at 9.97

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    Kendrick at bat -- needs a double to make the cycle.

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    Two Twins strike out looking to open the 9th. Someone at least take a swing, please!

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    Quote Originally Posted by asmus_ndsu View Post
    I cant really watch the game, just gameday... And does jerome williams have the best sinker in existence or what? It looks like nothing is even making it out of the infield, or in the air for that matter
    Phil Mackey tweeted that his sinker's downward movement this season has been comparable to Carmona and close to Tim Hudson, so whatever he's been doing has made it darn tough to hit.

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    Jerome Williams does that pitch to contact crap pretty well.

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    When we hit like this I think to myself, "are we this bad or is the pitcher really this good?" In the final analysis, we make pitchers much better than they are, and too often.
    Man is born free, but everywhere he is in chains.

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    Yep, this is the most pathetic game I have watched so far. Why Twins why.

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    Just a reminder for the hell of it: Jerome Williams was a Twin (briefly) in 2007. He signed and played for Rochester. The powers of being did not think he was good enough. Gotta love the Twins' braintrust
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    Quote Originally Posted by thrylos98 View Post
    Just a reminder for the hell of it: Jerome Williams was a Twin (briefly) in 2007. He signed and played for Rochester. The powers of being did not think he was good enough. Gotta love the Twins' braintrust
    Can't decide if I'm outraged or don't care at this point. I'm authentically mad that I don't care about the Twins (as much.... not not at all) this year. But I'm trying to keep my chips in the pot.
    Man is born free, but everywhere he is in chains.

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    And tomorrow Weaver will be pitching. I wonder what odds Vegas would give against Weaver pitching a shutout tomorrow?

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    Quote Originally Posted by thrylos98 View Post
    Just a reminder for the hell of it: Jerome Williams was a Twin (briefly) in 2007. He signed and played for Rochester. The powers of being did not think he was good enough. Gotta love the Twins' braintrust
    That's a big WHATEVER! You mean just after he developed rotator cuff issues and lit up double A ball with an ERA over 9? He's done nothing since, until last year when he notched a few wins. He pitched a good game tonight, we helped, he wasn't exactly a can't miss prospect back in '07, except on your list I assume. If he played for the Twins now, everyone would be cutting him up about being another Terry Ryan pitch to contact droid.
    Last edited by twinsnorth49; 05-02-2012 at 12:19 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thrylos98 View Post
    Just a reminder for the hell of it: Jerome Williams was a Twin (briefly) in 2007. He signed and played for Rochester. The powers of being did not think he was good enough. Gotta love the Twins' braintrust
    He wasn't really good enough. He was forced to start 2008 in independant ball. He didn't pitch a major league inning between 2008-2010. He's 30 yrs old. He came into tonight with an ERA over 5 and a WHIP of 1.47.

    Just because someone pitches a good game, doesn't make them an all star. Liriano tossed a no hitter.

    This had more to do with the Twins lineup than the Angels starter.

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    Jerome Williams pitched a three-hitter Tuesday in a 4-0 win over the Twins.

    Williams faced just 29 batters in his second career shutout and first complete game since July 7, 2003. His previous shutout came June 27, 2003 against the A's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mhanson93 View Post
    Lineups:

    Span - CF
    Casilla -2b
    Mauer - dh
    Willingham - lf
    Valencia - 3b
    Doumit - C
    Parmelee - 1B
    Thomas - RF
    Carroll - SS
    Let's see, here is the Opening Day lineup, about which some of us were enthused as being above-average:

    1. Denard Span, CF
    2. Jamey Carroll, SS
    3. Joe Mauer, C
    4. Justin Morneau, DH
    5. Josh Willingham, LF
    6. Ryan Doumit, RF
    7. Danny Valencia, 3B
    8. Chris Parmelee, 1B
    9. Alexi Casilla, 2B

    What's the difference between these two (forgetting defense)? Morneau out, Clete in. Is that all it takes to become a shutout victim to a very ordinary pitcher? Morneau for MVP, so far!

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