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Thread: Article: Twins vs. Reds, 06/24/2012, 12:10pm

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    Wow! That may be the most foolish Votto has looked at the plate all year!

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    Diamond strikes out Votto with 3 pitches -- Reds' announcers are very impressed with Diamond.

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    Diamond has certainly handled Votto today.

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    This is another reason I like pitcher's duels - faster game pace. Six full innings in 81 minutes.

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    Is it me, or are close plays at the plate awesome? I used to love how aggressive the Twins used to be running the bases to make teams make a perfect throw like Dozier just made. Of course, that was in the dome when they had a ton of speed on the team.

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    Terrible baserunning by the Reds gets Diamond out of the inning. Diamond has thrown only 60 pitches through 6 innings.

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    Sigh. This team can't even get lucky with a bouncing ball.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Badsmerf View Post
    Is it me, or are close plays at the plate awesome? I used to love how aggressive the Twins used to be running the bases to make teams make a perfect throw like Dozier just made. Of course, that was in the dome when they had a ton of speed on the team.
    I love it too.

    Did anybody else cringe, just a bit, when Mauer had to make a play at the plate? Nice clean play, though, both ways.

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    Nice play by Reds second baseman to get Willingham at the plate. Not a great slide by Willingham, who seemed surprised.

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    Wow, nice play by Phillips.

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    Quote Originally Posted by glunn View Post
    Nice play by Reds second baseman to get Willingham at the plate. Not a great slide by Willingham, who seemed surprised.
    I agree, he could have scored with a little better slide. Span is excellent at hitting the corners on slides.

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    2nd and 3rd, nobody out with Morneau and Plouffe due up, very disappointing to only come away with 1 run.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sbknudson View Post
    I love it too.

    Did anybody else cringe, just a bit, when Mauer had to make a play at the plate? Nice clean play, though, both ways.
    Personally I would love to see if he could handle getting run over. I don't want him to get Posey'd but if it was a Lonnie Smith/Brian Harper collision I'd be all for it.

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    Mauer looked pretty clumsy on that play at the plate, again. Sticks his left leg out instead of blocking the plate. He had like 5 seconds to set up there too.

    Tough luck for the Twins on the Plouffe AB. Hit it hard but perfect bounce and nice play by Phillips.

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    Diamond is throwing strikes and trusting his stuff. A complete game seems possible here.

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    Nobody covers second. Uffda.

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    Ugh! With Dozier it seems to be 1.25 steps forward, 1 step back.

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    Good lord.

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    Young player. Like I said with Plouffe when he was making mistakes at SS, the game is much faster and a single mental lapse is magnified.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sbknudson View Post
    Ugh! With Dozier it seems to be 1.25 steps forward, 1 step back.
    But Diamond makes it moot by getting the final out. If Diamond keeps pitching like this, the one run lead may hold up.

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