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    Article: Twins vs. Orioles, 07-18-2012, 7:10pm


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    Twins:
    Span CF
    Revere RF
    Mauer DH
    Willingham LF
    Morneau 1B
    Plouffe 3B
    Dozier SS
    Butera C
    Carroll 2B
    (Liriano P)

    Orioles:
    Markakis RF

    Hardy SS
    Jones CF
    Wieters DH
    Reynolds 1B
    Pearce LF
    Betemit 3B
    Teagarden C
    Tolleson 2B
    (Hunter P)

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    Read your story, it's not a getaway game. They're doing a nooner tomorrow.

    You're welcome.
    There isn't enough defense on the planet to justify giving 500+ PA to a guy who can barely OPS .600.

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    Butera hitting before Carroll in the 8-hole... again.... brilliant. Have we ever been given an explanation why?
    Man is born free, but everywhere he is in chains.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ultima Ratio View Post
    Butera hitting before Carroll in the 8-hole... again.... brilliant. Have we ever been given an explanation why?
    Where would you have him hit?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GCTF View Post
    Read your story, it's not a getaway game. They're doing a nooner tomorrow.

    You're welcome.
    I no read so good.

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    9th, you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sbknudson View Post
    Where would you have him hit?
    Rochester.

    New Britain.

    Ft Myers.

    Mexico City.

    I'm not picky.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rocketpig View Post
    Rochester.

    New Britain.

    Ft Myers.

    Mexico City.

    I'm not picky.
    That was slow pitch easy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ultima Ratio View Post
    9th, you?
    I'm not an expert, but my understanding is, when the DH is being used, you usually put your weakest hitters in the 7 & 8 spots. The 9th spot is used for a better hitter, usually with a good onbase percentage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ultima Ratio View Post
    That was slow pitch easy.
    Yep, and I happily took it.

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    Per Baseball-Reference - splits for Jamey Carroll

    Batting 2nd: .223/.320/.259
    Batting 7th: .250/.250/.250
    Batting 8th: .174/.296/.174
    Batting 9th: .262/.331/.322

    I think him batting 9th is just fine.
    Last edited by IdahoPilgrim; 07-18-2012 at 04:56 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sbknudson View Post
    Where would you have him hit?
    Rochester

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    And when there's two outs, runners on, and Butera comes up we'll be thankful for Carroll's increase average leading off the next inning.
    Man is born free, but everywhere he is in chains.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sbknudson View Post
    Where would you have him hit?
    The nuts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ultima Ratio View Post
    And when there's two outs, runners on, and Butera comes up we'll be thankful for Carroll's increase average leading off the next inning.
    Uh...and that wouldn't be a problem if he was batting ninth? I'm not questioning that Butera is the weakest hitter in the lineup, but that's not going to change no matter what position he bats in.

    Anyway, you asked for a reason. I gave you a couple - it's common practice with the DH, and Carroll split's. Nobody's saying you have to accept the reasons - trash them if you like.

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    I think Gardy likes a little speed ahead of Span and Revere, for bunt, hit & run.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sbknudson View Post
    Anyway, you asked for a reason. I gave you a couple - it's common practice with the DH, and Carroll split's.
    The first reason is a good one, the second not so much. It's a meaningless split, especially given the size of the sample.
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    Liriano is not helping his trade value by giving up 2 runs in the 1st. Is he focusing too much on striking people out?

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    Quote Originally Posted by glunn View Post
    Liriano is not helping his trade value by giving up 2 runs in the 1st. Is he focusing too much on striking people out?
    The Cult of Liriano scores games differently. It's currently 2-2. Liriano's Ks-Runs Scored Against. You're not properly valuing our stud frontliner.

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