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    Article: Twins vs Royals, 07-20-2012, 7:10pm


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    Twins:
    Revere CF

    Carroll SS
    Mauer 1B
    Willingham LF
    Morneau DH
    Plouffe 3B
    Doumit C
    Mastroianni RF
    Casilla 2B
    (Blackburn P)

    Royals:
    Gordon LF
    Escobar SS
    Butler DH
    Moustakas 3B
    Cain CF
    Hosmer 1B
    Francoeur RF
    Perez C
    Betancourt 2B
    (Hochevar P)

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    Hmmm. no Span. Could he be packing his bags for a trip to DC or Cincy? Bohlinger says it just a day off.

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    Was that a double given up by Blackburn on an 0-2 pitch?

    Have I mentioned my position on giving up solid contact on 0-2 pitches?

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    Quote Originally Posted by USAFChief View Post
    Was that a double given up by Blackburn on an 0-2 pitch?

    Have I mentioned my position on giving up solid contact on 0-2 pitches?
    It was more of a single, but your primary point remains.
    "Maybe you could go grab a bat and ball… and learn something. Maybe you will get it."
    - Strib commenter educating the elitists on the value of RBI's

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    Quote Originally Posted by USAFChief View Post
    Was that a double given up by Blackburn on an 0-2 pitch?

    Have I mentioned my position on giving up solid contact on 0-2 pitches?
    Time to cut a switch?

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    Quote Originally Posted by snepp View Post
    It was more of a single, but your primary point remains.
    I'm "watching" on gamecast.

    Interesting side note: According to gamecast, there have been a total of 3 pitches outside the strike zone through one inning.

    Lots of pitches called a ball, but only 3 outside the strike zone.

    I'm guessing gamecast's pitch location depiction isn't entirely, uh, accurate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by USAFChief View Post
    Was that a double given up by Blackburn on an 0-2 pitch?

    Have I mentioned my position on giving up solid contact on 0-2 pitches?
    Given that this is Blackburn pitching, I'm just glad it stayed in the ballpark.

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    Nice homer by Mastro. It would be great to build a lead here.

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    Macaroni!

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    Quote Originally Posted by USAFChief View Post
    I'm "watching" on gamecast.
    It was a ball that Revere dove for and had it hit the heel of his glove. If Span had been out there he doesn't even have a chance to make a play on the ball and it ends up a generic single.
    "Maybe you could go grab a bat and ball… and learn something. Maybe you will get it."
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    To give him credit, Blackburn is starting off nicely. He's throwing strikes, he's keeping the ball down in the zone, and while he's given up 3 hits, they haven't been hit that hard (a shallow fly into center, a broken-bat bloop, and a shallow single).

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    Moooooooooooooooose.
    "Maybe you could go grab a bat and ball… and learn something. Maybe you will get it."
    - Strib commenter educating the elitists on the value of RBI's

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    You don't see that much - an outfielder trying to throw a runner out at first.

    I remember, at the end of Harmon's career, that sometimes worked - he singled to right field but couldn't get down the baseline in time to beat the throw.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sbknudson View Post
    You don't see that much - an outfielder trying to throw a runner out at first.

    I remember, at the end of Harmon's career, that sometimes worked - he singled to right field but couldn't get down the baseline in time to beat the throw.
    How dare you speak of Harmon that way. Blasphemy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jctwins View Post
    How dare you speak of Harmon that way. Blasphemy.
    Hey, I loved watching him hit the bombs, but let's be honest - at the end he did get a bit big. I remember one time he came to the plate and the organist played "Roll out the barrel."

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    Blacky can't be tired enough to have his sinker working tonight.

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    Is everyone afraid to jinx Blacksie tonight?
    "Maybe you could go grab a bat and ball… and learn something. Maybe you will get it."
    - Strib commenter educating the elitists on the value of RBI's

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    Quote Originally Posted by snepp View Post
    Is everyone afraid to jinx Blacksie tonight?
    Got that nasty ERA down to 7.50!
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by snepp View Post
    Is everyone afraid to jinx Blacksie tonight?
    This is the critical inning - pitch count rising, heart of the order.

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