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StealingSigns
05-10-2012, 12:59 AM
Toronto Blue Jays

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VS

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Minnesota Twins



Thursday, May 10, 8:10 PM EST

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Henderson Alvarez..........Jason Marquis
2-2, 2.83 ERA............2-1, 5.40 ERA

Alvarez recorded the first shutout of his career on Friday against the Angels. He needed just 97 pitches to go the distance in just the second complete game he has thrown at any level. He has thrown five quality starts in six outings.

Marquis had trouble with command in his last start, walking six in six innings against the Mariners. Despite his location issues, he allowed just four hits and two runs, keeping the ball down in the zone to induce ground-ball outs.



Friday, May 11, 8:10 PM EST

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Kyle Drabek...........Nick Blackburn
2-3, 3.34 ERA..........0-4, 6.84 ERA

Drabek struggled with his control during his last start en route to five walks against the Angels. He had trouble locating his four-seam fastball, which also resulted in a pair of home runs. Drabek has three quality starts in six outings this year.

Blackburn struggled early against the Mariners on Sunday, allowing four runs through the first two innings. He settled down after the rocky start, but still ended up giving up five runs on seven hits over six innings.



Saturday, May 12, 7:10 PM EST

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Drew Hutchison...........P.J. Walters
1-1, 6.65 ERA............0-0, -.-- ERA

Hutchison continues to show steady progress during his rookie campaign in Toronto. The 21-year-old served up Albert Pujols' first homer of the season in his last start against the Angels but managed to limit the damage to four runs in 5 1/3 innings.

With Francisco Liriano moving to the bullpen, Walters will get his first start with the Twins. He fared well in six starts with Triple-A Rochester, posting a 2.70 ERA with 25 strikeouts and six walks.



Sunday, May 13, 2:10 PM EST

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Ricky Romero...........Scott Diamond
4-0, 3.56 ERA.............1-0, 0.00 ERA

Romero surrendered a season-high five walks during his last outing against the A's. Despite the lack of command, Romero managed to keep the game under control and surrendered just two runs on five hits in six frames. He hasn't lost a game this year.

Diamond made an immediate impact in his first start of the season, tossing seven scoreless innings against the Angels. He allowed just four hits and a walk to mark the best outing turned in by a Twins starter this season.



Alvarez leads Blue Jays into Minnesota

The Blue Jays enter the last leg of their 10-game road trip with a stop in Minnesota against the reeling Twins, beginning with the opener of a four-game set Thursday at Target Field.

Minnesota has dropped three consecutive series and sports the worst record in the Major Leagues at 8-22, while Toronto has held its own in the ultra-competitive American League East, sitting three games above .500 with the second best run differential in the AL.

Toronto, which has gone 3-3 on the road trip, will turn to Henderson Alvarez and he'll be facing Minnesota for the first time. Alvarez brings a personal-best two-game winning streak into the start after throwing the first shutout of his young career, against the Angels.

"Just another outstanding pitched game again tonight," Blue Jays manager John Farrell said following Alvarez's last outing, which came a day after Brandon Morrow tossed his own shutout vs. the Angels. "Henderson, right from the first pitch of the game through the 97th one, he stayed in his delivery well, didn't overthrow the baseball."

He gets a Twins squad that's among the weakest teams in the league offensively, which should be a good matchup for the youngster, who challenges opposing hitters by pitching to contact.

Alvarez is averaging the second-fewest strikeouts per nine innings in the AL, but his effectiveness comes in his ability to throw strikes. He has the fifth-highest ground-ball percentage in the AL.

The 22-year-old Alvarez will be opposed by veteran Jason Marquis, who issued a season-high six walks in his last outing, but has posted back-to-back quality starts.

"I've been on those teams where when pitching is going good, hitting stinks," said Marquis, who is 2-1 with a 5.40 ERA. "And when pitching stinks, hitting is going good. We gotta match it up. We just need, as pitchers, to do our job. And I know the hitters are going to be doing their job. We just need everything to line up."

The Twins entered Wednesday with the worst team ERA in the Majors and highest opponents' batting average in the AL. Their offense hasn't been able to pick them up either, as Twins hitters have produced the fewest runs in the AL.

Blue Jays: Lind delivers in new spot in lineup
• Wednesday's game marked the lowest Adam Lind has hit in the batting order since (eighth) taking two at-bats out of the No. 9 spot in 2010.

The first baseman delivered by going 2-for-4 and connecting on his second homer of the season. Lind entered the game with the lowest average, .186, and OPS, .585, among all starters, and finished the game with those numbers at .198 and .630, respectively.

Lind, a 2009 Silver Slugger Award winner, understood Farrell's decision behind the move.

"Just trying to kick-start something," Lind said. "I'm not really doing a whole lot in the fourth spot, so hopefully I can help the team out more. ... It's kind of just to free your mind a little bit."

• Morrow won his fourth straight decision on Wednesday to improve to 4-1 on the season, and lowered his ERA to 2.27 -- tops among all Blue Jays starters.

The right-hander also struck out a season-high 10 batters and took over the team lead with 39 on the year. Morrow, who led the AL with a 10.19 strikeouts per nine innings in 2011, has struck out 27 over his past three starts, after fanning just 12 over his first four outings.

Morrow's scoreless streak was snapped at 23 2/3 innings, as he surrendered a fifth-inning run to Oakland on Wednesday, and he issued four walks after posting none in two consecutive outings. It was the first two times in Morrow's career that he didn't walk a batter in a game he started.

Twins: Team struggling to find its way
• Minnesota, which was a perennial contender in the AL for much of the past decade, has seen last year's slide to the bottom of the Central carry over into this season.

The Twins finished 2011 with 63 wins, the fewest in the AL, and are the only team in the Majors that has not yet reached double digits in wins this season. Minnesota has won just three of its last 16 games.

• Josh Willingham hit his first homer since April 17 in a losing effort against the Angels on Wednesday night.

It was the slugger's team-leading sixth of the season and increased his average to .312. Willingham is the only Twins player with an on-base percentage above .400 and his 1.042 OPS in the third best mark in the AL.

After missing Monday's contest because of a skin infection, Willingham is 4-for-7 over his last two games with two RBIs and three extra-base hits.

Worth noting
• Edwin Encarnacion, who hit his team-leading 10th homer for the Blue Jays in Wednesday's series finale against Oakland, is batting 8-for-16 with two home runs and a 1.493 career OPS against Marquis.

• Toronto won five of the six contests between the two clubs last season, and is 16-7 agianst the Twins dating back to 2009.

Toxeryll
05-10-2012, 01:08 AM
Games 1 and 4 should be easy. 2 and 3 are toss ups. I say 3 of 4

WhatSayYou
05-10-2012, 01:25 AM
Liriano has been moved to the BP, PJ Walters (a former Jay) will be making the start.

Link (http://espn.go.com/mlb/story/_/id/7914023/minnesota-twins-move-francisco-liriano-bullpen)

Toxeryll
05-10-2012, 01:54 AM
Liriano has been moved to the BP, PJ Walters (a former Jay) will be making the start.

Link (http://espn.go.com/mlb/story/_/id/7914023/minnesota-twins-move-francisco-liriano-bullpen)

hmm interesting.. they also called up Darin Mastro, former blue jay

bomber0104
05-10-2012, 03:20 AM
If we can't hit these guys, then we can't hit anybody.. its that simple.

i've never seen a worst set of starters in a 4 game set in my life

the offense should win these games on their own no matter how bad we pitch

1hardcore
05-10-2012, 05:59 AM
They need to get on a real winning streak here !!! Splitting the series isnt enough for me anymore !!!!

masTOR_shake1
05-10-2012, 06:52 AM
i dunno i dunno i dunno i dunno, 3 of 4 ?

Lavy16
05-10-2012, 07:10 AM
Brutal starting pitching for the Twins...the Jays offence probably takes a day off, so I'll take 3 out of 4...should be a sweep if they are serious about the playoffs

ILDD
05-10-2012, 07:34 AM
Yup, I'll say there's one game where no offence show up for us, take the other 3 comfortably.

StealingSigns
05-10-2012, 09:26 AM
Liriano has been moved to the BP, PJ Walters (a former Jay) will be making the start.

Link (http://espn.go.com/mlb/story/_/id/7914023/minnesota-twins-move-francisco-liriano-bullpen)

Thanks. And fixed.

AA09-?
05-10-2012, 09:43 AM
I hope we win a minimum of 3/4.

FLeays
05-10-2012, 09:55 AM
i'm going to go ahead and say that this is the series where Bautista shines. Lets see him maul the twins

Ragin' Cajun
05-10-2012, 10:07 AM
We need to start rolling here and come out with at least 3 wins here. Hopefully Lind is more at ease at the dish batting out of the 4 spot and helps this offense score runs. I see EE and Lawrie having a big series.

killersweet
05-10-2012, 10:10 AM
We better take 3 out of 4 here to have a decent road trip. Split here is not good enough. A sweep will be ideal.

scottythegreat1
05-10-2012, 10:59 AM
We SHOULD sweep these guys. Realistically, we will win 3/4.

It looks like their starting pitching is pretty bad. Carl Pavano is the only half decent start they have, I dont know why Blackburn is doing bad, and Marquis has always been mediocre at best.

Justin Morneau out for another week. They have a decent lineup without Morneau, anything is possible.

I dont know which starting pitcher we have is going to cough up the loss, probably Drabek or Huchison.

Jays Claw
05-10-2012, 11:17 AM
Okay... I see no reason to not sweep these guys, honestly. The pitching matchups favor us GREATLY and our offense should be able to knock their starters around (especially guys like Blackburn and Walters). 3/4 seems realistic, but boy do I want a sweep of arguably the worst team in the majors.

2009mvp
05-10-2012, 12:15 PM
We SHOULD sweep these guys. Realistically, we will win 3/4.

It looks like their starting pitching is pretty bad. Carl Pavano is the only half decent start they have, I dont know why Blackburn is doing bad, and Marquis has always been mediocre at best.

Justin Morneau out for another week. They have a decent lineup without Morneau, anything is possible.

I dont know which starting pitcher we have is going to cough up the loss, probably Drabek or Huchison.

They have a terrible lineup with Morneau. This is an awful, awful team but it's still baseball, **** happens.

Bob Loblaw
05-10-2012, 12:40 PM
Hopefully Jose can have another big series like he did last year in Minnesota

Lavy16
05-10-2012, 01:10 PM
Hard to believe 30 games into the seasn that the Jay have twice as many wins as the Twins. How the once mighty have fallen

Johann
05-10-2012, 01:49 PM
Hard to believe 30 games into the seasn that the Jay have twice as many wins as the Twins. How the once mighty have fallen

I don't think the Twins were predicted to make the playoffs...

Lavy16
05-10-2012, 02:05 PM
I don't think the Twins were predicted to make the playoffs...

I don't think they were either, but they were in the playoffs or contenders for at least a decade

Nick O
05-10-2012, 02:25 PM
we should take at least 3/4... Ricky and henderson got this..

NS_Jays_Fan
05-10-2012, 04:05 PM
The thing that scares me about the Jays....Whether it's an opposing team that's struggling badly, or an opposing pitcher/hitter, they seem to always snap their skids against the Jays. Remember when Ortiz was in his HR drought to start the season a few years ago? Snapped against T.O. Puljos snapped against T.O. Countless other streaks snapped as well. I wish I or someone else had kept track over the last 5 seasons on these stats, but it wouldn't be a fun stat to monitor. I love my Jays, but they gotta start stepping on necks when teams/players are struggling. I say they lose 3/4. Hope I'm wrong

Johann
05-10-2012, 04:27 PM
Is Vlad gonna make an appearance?

treeleaf
05-10-2012, 05:02 PM
Is Vlad gonna make an appearance?

No

statquo
05-10-2012, 05:07 PM
Good series for the bats to gets some confidence. Probably the series that Twins pitching gets confidence though.

BBB
05-10-2012, 06:45 PM
Sweep let's go!

the_jon
05-10-2012, 07:25 PM
We need at least 3 wins

Johann
05-10-2012, 07:26 PM
No

lol I know.

bomber0104
05-10-2012, 07:40 PM
they have 4 real major league hitters in this team and 1 of them is Ryan Doumit..

i mean you can't possibly ask for a better matchup. Anything but a sweep will be disappointing. The Royals lineup and pitching looked 10 times better when we faced them

bomber0104
05-10-2012, 07:41 PM
Did you guys just hear the stats on the Radio

Jose has 7 HRs in Target field and EE has 5

Morneau has the most out of any Twins hitter at 5

BeerJays
05-10-2012, 07:42 PM
Must suck to be an Twins fans. Lol, that's the worst lineup I've ever seen in years

Johann
05-10-2012, 07:42 PM
Did you guys just hear the stats on the Radio

Jose has 7 HRs in Target field and EE has 5

Morneau has the most out of any Twins hitter at 5

That 3 homer game for Jose helped...

Johann
05-10-2012, 07:43 PM
Must suck to be an Twins fans. Lol, that's the worst lineup I've ever seen in years

That A's lineup and the Astros lineup aren't that jolly.

bomber0104
05-10-2012, 07:45 PM
That A's lineup and the Astros lineup aren't that jolly.

Astros are putting up a lot of runs

Tmath
05-10-2012, 07:52 PM
Orioles just keep winning.

Johann
05-10-2012, 07:56 PM
Astros are putting up a lot of runs

And the Orioles are a top the East (I think) with their pitching.

bomber0104
05-10-2012, 08:01 PM
Red Sox getting clobbered at home 7-1 in the 3rd.. beckett is back to his **** self

man are they ever ****ed

Tmath
05-10-2012, 08:03 PM
Red Sox getting clobbered at home 7-1 in the 3rd.. beckett is back to his **** self

man are they ever ****ed

good.

TO Rapz
05-10-2012, 08:03 PM
Need a sweeeep!

craigerlee
05-10-2012, 08:05 PM
Is anyone else that uses Rogers On Demand to watch games, getting the message that there is no blue jays game?

Johann
05-10-2012, 08:08 PM
Red Sox getting clobbered at home 7-1 in the 3rd.. beckett is back to his **** self

man are they ever ****ed

Beckett was actually a good pitcher...

Tha Truth
05-10-2012, 08:12 PM
Lead off hit to start the game

Tmath
05-10-2012, 08:12 PM
Lead off single KJ.

Tmath
05-10-2012, 08:14 PM
Escobar walks

Tmath
05-10-2012, 08:14 PM
Not liking this view

Tmath
05-10-2012, 08:15 PM
Wild pitch, moves runners.

Tha Truth
05-10-2012, 08:15 PM
Nice start to this inning.

Johann
05-10-2012, 08:15 PM
Let's go Jose.

Johann
05-10-2012, 08:16 PM
Ugh... Let's go Edwin.

Tmath
05-10-2012, 08:16 PM
Bautista K's...

bomber0104
05-10-2012, 08:16 PM
god damn it we have the worst 3 hitter in the league

bomber0104
05-10-2012, 08:16 PM
watch us not score here

Johann
05-10-2012, 08:17 PM
god damn it we have the worst 3 hitter in the league

Look at the A's...

Johann
05-10-2012, 08:18 PM
Marquis pitches have so much movement going inside.

Johann
05-10-2012, 08:18 PM
Let's go Thames!

Tmath
05-10-2012, 08:18 PM
EE walks, bases loaded.

Thames up...

bomber0104
05-10-2012, 08:19 PM
damn it.. 3 and 4 can't deliver.. now its f'n Eric "swing at high fastballs" thames

TO Rapz
05-10-2012, 08:19 PM
Why the **** is Thames batting 5th.

bomber0104
05-10-2012, 08:19 PM
Look at the A's...

Reddick is having a nice year

Johann
05-10-2012, 08:19 PM
damn it.. 3 and 4 can't deliver.. now its f'n Eric "swing at high fastballs" thames

Can't deliver if no strikes are thrown...

Johann
05-10-2012, 08:20 PM
Mastroianni makes the catch... RBI sac.

Tmath
05-10-2012, 08:20 PM
Thames Sac fly

TO Rapz
05-10-2012, 08:20 PM
Atleast he got a run in.

Johann
05-10-2012, 08:20 PM
Brett can do it. He'll be aggressive

Tmath
05-10-2012, 08:21 PM
Lawrie RBI single

bomber0104
05-10-2012, 08:21 PM
need a big hit from Lawrie.. can't just get 1 here..


and nice lawrie

Johann
05-10-2012, 08:21 PM
Knew it!

TO Rapz
05-10-2012, 08:21 PM
YEE. Lawrie should be batting 5th, the guy is clutch.

Tha Truth
05-10-2012, 08:21 PM
2-0 Jays nice

bomber0104
05-10-2012, 08:21 PM
would love to pile it on early and have an easy game

2009mvp
05-10-2012, 08:21 PM
Nice knock, Bert! Tell me I'm not the only one who heard that.

bomber0104
05-10-2012, 08:22 PM
damn it Rasmus.. swing at those strikes

Johann
05-10-2012, 08:23 PM
Nice getting some early runs.

Tmath
05-10-2012, 08:24 PM
Rasmus grounder inning over.

bomber0104
05-10-2012, 08:24 PM
at least we scored in the 1st.. we've probably done that twice all year

TO Rapz
05-10-2012, 08:25 PM
Lets go Alvarezzzzz

Johann
05-10-2012, 08:27 PM
Dang it... It was a good ground ball, just unlucky bounce for an infield single.

TO Rapz
05-10-2012, 08:28 PM
Well there goes the no-no :(

Johann
05-10-2012, 08:28 PM
Nice DP.

Tmath
05-10-2012, 08:28 PM
Double play

2009mvp
05-10-2012, 08:28 PM
Colby takes way too many hittable pitches. The patience is great and taking strikes is fine but at some point you gotta start hitting some of those. Seems like he ends up in a two strike count almost every at bat.

TO Rapz
05-10-2012, 08:28 PM
Wow, nice snag Lawrie.

Tha Truth
05-10-2012, 08:29 PM
Beautiful dp

bomber0104
05-10-2012, 08:32 PM
again the inability to finish off the hitter

Johann
05-10-2012, 08:33 PM
again the inability to finish off the hitter

It's Mauer. He's no slouch.

Tmath
05-10-2012, 08:34 PM
20 pitches already for Alvarez

Johann
05-10-2012, 08:35 PM
A lot of pitches, but a solid inning.

Tmath
05-10-2012, 08:36 PM
Lind, JP, & KJ coming up.

Johann
05-10-2012, 08:36 PM
7-1 big boy.

rapsjaysfan88
05-10-2012, 08:36 PM
horrible camera angle

Tmath
05-10-2012, 08:36 PM
Hows Becket doing?

Johann
05-10-2012, 08:37 PM
wtf are artificial tears?

TO Rapz
05-10-2012, 08:38 PM
Mauer's so hot. :drool:

Bob Loblaw
05-10-2012, 08:38 PM
I really like this camera straight on with the plate

TO Rapz
05-10-2012, 08:38 PM
JP Arencibia and his .278 OBP..

Johann
05-10-2012, 08:39 PM
Pretty good with all those World Series rings he's got. Do the Jays have a player who's won a playoff game this decade?

Guerrero?

rapsjaysfan88
05-10-2012, 08:41 PM
red sox are the new orioles, has the basement feel?

Tmath
05-10-2012, 08:43 PM
You need to get your eyes checked if you need font that big.

TO Rapz
05-10-2012, 08:43 PM
Slick play by Henderson.

TO Rapz
05-10-2012, 08:44 PM
Guys just don't feed the troll. Ignore him.

Johann
05-10-2012, 08:44 PM
Perennial playoff choker if I ever saw one. The Angels and Rangers did win a couple games despite his horrible play.

Between 2008 and 2009, he hit above .400 in the post season.

Johann
05-10-2012, 08:44 PM
Guys just don't feed the troll. Ignore him.

Inform him.

Tmath
05-10-2012, 08:45 PM
Guys just don't feed the troll. Ignore him.

I feel sorry for him, he's probably just lonely.

JaysFan87
05-10-2012, 08:45 PM
Bad News Bears?

Johann
05-10-2012, 08:45 PM
lol... Weird play...

I think Bautista played that too nonchalantly. Still got the out.

Tmath
05-10-2012, 08:46 PM
Thats what happens when you get greedy.

TO Rapz
05-10-2012, 08:46 PM
Calling Alvarez a cat = Jinxed.
Good job Jose, stupid Twins runners.

bomber0104
05-10-2012, 08:46 PM
yup thats the type of play that makes me think we got to sweep these guys

Tha Truth
05-10-2012, 08:46 PM
LOL smh Komatsu. This is a perfect example why the Twins are terrible.

StealingSigns
05-10-2012, 08:46 PM
What a throw...

TO Rapz
05-10-2012, 08:46 PM
Need to keep adding on to the runs here, can't sit on a 2 run lead against Jason ****ing Marquis.

Johann
05-10-2012, 08:47 PM
*****.

He is a male, therefore, he does not have a vagina.

rapsjaysfan88
05-10-2012, 08:48 PM
its funny how we get trolled so much, dudes need lives...

JaysFan87
05-10-2012, 08:48 PM
that was a strike :confused:

Johann
05-10-2012, 08:48 PM
How do you know? You guys sleeping together?


I don't know, but from what I read from him, I believe he is male.

TO Rapz
05-10-2012, 08:48 PM
Wow tough call..

TO Rapz
05-10-2012, 08:49 PM
I am indeed a male.

Johann
05-10-2012, 08:49 PM
Nice play Yunel.

TO Rapz
05-10-2012, 08:49 PM
Thata boy Yunel, good running!

bomber0104
05-10-2012, 08:50 PM
jose please geta hit

Tmath
05-10-2012, 08:50 PM
Your sister keeps me from being lonely.

I'm in your mums bum

TO Rapz
05-10-2012, 08:50 PM
Oh my god Jose destroyed that.

Bob Loblaw
05-10-2012, 08:51 PM
did Tabler get fired or how long is Ashby calling games for?

Johann
05-10-2012, 08:51 PM
Now did that one hit him??? WTF

bomber0104
05-10-2012, 08:51 PM
are u ****ing kidding me??

is this guy ****ing serious

Johann
05-10-2012, 08:51 PM
Wow... What a dumbass ump

bomber0104
05-10-2012, 08:51 PM
how the **** do u get out of the way of that

Tha Truth
05-10-2012, 08:51 PM
This ump is ********.

bomber0104
05-10-2012, 08:52 PM
lol send this guy to the minors .. he is such a moron

bomber0104
05-10-2012, 08:52 PM
alright lets get some runs and finish it

Tmath
05-10-2012, 08:52 PM
Almost a terrible call.

TO Rapz
05-10-2012, 08:53 PM
How the **** do you get out of the way of that? **** off umpires, I'd be pissed if if I was Jose too. I know he got the HBP anyways but what the **** is that all about.

Bob Loblaw
05-10-2012, 08:53 PM
overruled but wtf was that

JaysFan87
05-10-2012, 08:53 PM
heads up play!

Johann
05-10-2012, 08:53 PM
That was safe at 2nd, and nice baserunning by Yunel

bomber0104
05-10-2012, 08:53 PM
nice base running... caught a break

TO Rapz
05-10-2012, 08:53 PM
3-0 hahah heads up Yunel!!

Bob Loblaw
05-10-2012, 08:53 PM
heads up play by Escobar

rapsjaysfan88
05-10-2012, 08:53 PM
the umps have really turned on jose

JaysFan87
05-10-2012, 08:53 PM
well done i always did that play on xbox haha

Tmath
05-10-2012, 08:54 PM
Nice hustle Yunel, good job Butterfield.

TO Rapz
05-10-2012, 08:55 PM
Yunel has that swag.

bomber0104
05-10-2012, 08:55 PM
man i just dont like Thames as a hitter.. he just doesn't have any potential IMO

TO Rapz
05-10-2012, 08:55 PM
I hate Eric Thames, I really never have liked him at all to be honest.

TO Rapz
05-10-2012, 08:55 PM
man i just dont like Thames as a hitter.. he just doesn't have any potential IMO

:love: Completely agree.

Johann
05-10-2012, 08:55 PM
Why didn't Thames swing?

Tmath
05-10-2012, 08:56 PM
I love you.

queer

bomber0104
05-10-2012, 08:56 PM
nice strikeout u dumbass... its a fastball right down the middle..

Johann
05-10-2012, 08:56 PM
man i just dont like Thames as a hitter.. he just doesn't have any potential IMO

Did you see his arms, I know Lester4Cy has...

TO Rapz
05-10-2012, 08:56 PM
Lets go Lawrie, come clutch.

bomber0104
05-10-2012, 08:56 PM
Why didn't Thames swing?

because he is a mediocre hitter... the guy rarely has good ABs and he doesn't drive the ball nearly enough for a LF

Johann
05-10-2012, 08:56 PM
Nice Lawrie. RBI single.

the_jon
05-10-2012, 08:57 PM
Nice Lawrie!

Tmath
05-10-2012, 08:57 PM
Lawrie RBI single

bomber0104
05-10-2012, 08:57 PM
lawrie ****ing clutch today..

TO Rapz
05-10-2012, 08:57 PM
Brett mother****ing Lawrie!!!!!

Johann
05-10-2012, 08:57 PM
because he is a mediocre hitter... the guy rarely has good ABs and he doesn't drive the ball nearly enough for a LF

Or he has a mediocre eye.

StealingSigns
05-10-2012, 08:57 PM
Nice, steal by EE, and Lawrie cashes him in

Tha Truth
05-10-2012, 08:57 PM
Nice Lawrie. Two RBIs.

TOJAYS
05-10-2012, 08:57 PM
nice

bomber0104
05-10-2012, 08:57 PM
THames just doesn't do anything well..

he is a horrible defender and a pretty bad base runner and he is a mediocre with the bast at best

Bob Loblaw
05-10-2012, 08:58 PM
i know rbis is not a good judge of talent but how the hell does Thames only have 5

bomber0104
05-10-2012, 08:58 PM
Or he has a mediocre eye.

that too.. i'd much rather see Rasmus hit higher in the lineup

Johann
05-10-2012, 08:58 PM
Nice attention Lawrie!

TO Rapz
05-10-2012, 08:58 PM
Lawrie to 3rd, Doumit :laugh:

Johann
05-10-2012, 08:58 PM
That ****** ump was blocking thhe sight from Doumit...

Tmath
05-10-2012, 08:58 PM
Must suck being a Twins fan right now.

bomber0104
05-10-2012, 08:59 PM
i know rbis is not a good judge of talent but how the hell does Thames only have 5

i kno.. i keep saying a lot of his hits are just garbage time singles to keep his average respectable

Johann
05-10-2012, 08:59 PM
He's just an overall ****** ump

bomber0104
05-10-2012, 08:59 PM
lol why would anyone go watch the twins

the_jon
05-10-2012, 08:59 PM
THames just doesn't do anything well..

he is a horrible defender and a pretty bad base runner and he is a mediocre with the bast at best
He's been one of the better hitters on the team I'm not sure what your issue is with his bat other than he doesn't take enough walks. His ****** baserunning and defense are legitimate reasons to dislike his game though.

TO Rapz
05-10-2012, 08:59 PM
Ron Gardenhire mad.

Johann
05-10-2012, 08:59 PM
Nice Rasmus. GR double.

the_jon
05-10-2012, 08:59 PM
Wow the Twins ****ing suck

TO Rapz
05-10-2012, 08:59 PM
5-0!!! Thata boy Colby!!!

bomber0104
05-10-2012, 08:59 PM
nice colby.. i want to see him in the 5 hole

Tmath
05-10-2012, 08:59 PM
Rasmus RBI double

TOJAYS
05-10-2012, 09:00 PM
gj rasmus

the_jon
05-10-2012, 09:00 PM
Must suck being a Jays fan for almost two decades.
Better than being a Red Sox fan for almost 10

Tha Truth
05-10-2012, 09:00 PM
Wow Rasmus.

Johann
05-10-2012, 09:01 PM
Better than being a Red Sox fan for almost 10

Or almost 86 years...

bomber0104
05-10-2012, 09:01 PM
He's been one of the better hitters on the team I'm not sure what your issue is with his bat other than he doesn't take enough walks. His ****** baserunning and defense are legitimate reasons to dislike his game though.

That really isn't saying much.. its just for a LF, he doesn't provide nearly enough offensively..

Tmath
05-10-2012, 09:02 PM
Must suck being a Jays fan for almost two decades.

I was living in australia for almost those two decades so it didn't bother me.

Johann
05-10-2012, 09:03 PM
I liked Marquis with the Cubs/Rockies

the_jon
05-10-2012, 09:03 PM
Since chicken-gate you guys are the biggest joke in baseball. Congratulations

Twitchy
05-10-2012, 09:04 PM
The Twins are so bad even Cordero could save a game against them.

Johann
05-10-2012, 09:04 PM
Let's go Darin!

Tmath
05-10-2012, 09:05 PM
Lol Mastrioni

bomber0104
05-10-2012, 09:05 PM
i remember when we were a bit excited about mastorianni..

the_jon
05-10-2012, 09:05 PM
The Twins are so bad even Cordero could save a game against them.
Let's not get crazy

Johann
05-10-2012, 09:05 PM
The Twins are so bad even Cordero could save a game against them.

(From the Anti-Joke thread)

I guess you can say...

*puts on sunglasses*

...They aren't a very good offensive team

YYYYYYEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

the_jon
05-10-2012, 09:06 PM
i remember when we were a bit excited about mastorianni..
I never knew what anyone saw in him. He never had anywhere near the talent level to compensate for his douchey nature.

the_jon
05-10-2012, 09:07 PM
(From the Anti-Joke thread)

I guess you can say...

*puts on sunglasses*

...They aren't a very good offensive team

YYYYYYEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
Still better than Conan O'briens Vidal Sassoon joke

Tmath
05-10-2012, 09:07 PM
Double play coming up

Johann
05-10-2012, 09:10 PM
Alvarez using a lot of pitches here...

Tmath
05-10-2012, 09:10 PM
Alvarez really could use an out pitch

TO Rapz
05-10-2012, 09:10 PM
Alvzrez needs to get out of this quick.

bomber0104
05-10-2012, 09:11 PM
get him out already damn it

TO Rapz
05-10-2012, 09:11 PM
Ugh.

bomber0104
05-10-2012, 09:12 PM
another hitter makes alvarez throw tonnes of pitches till he finally throws a ball..

the Jays better be working more with him on that out pitch

Johann
05-10-2012, 09:12 PM
get him out already damn it

Who? Alvarez?

Johann
05-10-2012, 09:12 PM
**** throw KJ...

bomber0104
05-10-2012, 09:12 PM
****ing escobar... wtf was that

jaysfan46
05-10-2012, 09:12 PM
Why would Johnson throw that ball?

jaysfan46
05-10-2012, 09:12 PM
Bad gaffe by Escobar too.

rapsjaysfan88
05-10-2012, 09:13 PM
i guess josh beckett should stick to golf

bomber0104
05-10-2012, 09:13 PM
johnson has made a lot of bad throws this year

the_jon
05-10-2012, 09:13 PM
Wow that was an incredible flip to second by Escobar

Johann
05-10-2012, 09:13 PM
I see a double here.

Johann
05-10-2012, 09:13 PM
Wow that was an incredible flip to second by Escobar

Shouldn't have needed to do that, but yeah.

Johann
05-10-2012, 09:14 PM
Nice throw Johnson!

Tmath
05-10-2012, 09:15 PM
I see a double here.

You need better eyes

rapsjaysfan88
05-10-2012, 09:15 PM
what should be alvarezs out pitch? the slider?

2009mvp
05-10-2012, 09:15 PM
Poor decision by KJ but it wasn't a terrible throw really. Not to pile on Lind but that's not a particularly difficult ball to at the very least get a glove on. Zero fault to him on the Alvarez error, but he gets some blame on that one.

Tmath
05-10-2012, 09:16 PM
JP, KJ & YE up

Johann
05-10-2012, 09:17 PM
Nice to see Vizquel's bench role is rubbing off on Yunel

Johann
05-10-2012, 09:17 PM
You need better eyes

I saw two Mauers... My eyes are lying to me.

Tmath
05-10-2012, 09:17 PM
what should be alvarezs out pitch? the slider?

He doesn't really have one but I would say the change up?

bomber0104
05-10-2012, 09:17 PM
got to keep scoring

bomber0104
05-10-2012, 09:18 PM
He doesn't really have one but I would say the change up?

every scouting report we read said that alvarez has a great changeup but it sure doesnt look like it

he doesn't even throw it

Johann
05-10-2012, 09:20 PM
Damn a coma after falling off a bike?

Tmath
05-10-2012, 09:21 PM
every scouting report we read said that alvarez has a great changeup but it sure doesnt look like it

he doesn't even throw it

I thought he used well last season if I can remember correctly but not the case this season.

Johann
05-10-2012, 09:22 PM
Nice hit escobar.

craigerlee
05-10-2012, 09:22 PM
every scouting report we read said that alvarez has a great changeup but it sure doesnt look like it

he doesn't even throw it

Pretty sure he still throws it, but you can't tell the difference between it and his slider cause his slider doesn't move.

Johann
05-10-2012, 09:22 PM
"We need you here Buck"

No, please go to the Yankees. Take Tabby too!

bomber0104
05-10-2012, 09:23 PM
last year's jose would hit a HR here after getting hit

Johann
05-10-2012, 09:24 PM
Nothing Jose could do with those pitches...

bomber0104
05-10-2012, 09:24 PM
another walk.. time for EE to hit in the cleanup role

Tmath
05-10-2012, 09:24 PM
At least he got on base.

Cash em in EE.

bomber0104
05-10-2012, 09:25 PM
EE just can't keep these inside pitches fair.. thats gonna be an issue if he can't fix it

bomber0104
05-10-2012, 09:25 PM
another check swing strike from EE.. he has one eveyr game

bomber0104
05-10-2012, 09:26 PM
this camera angle is so terrible.. u can't even tell what the guy is throwing

at least the one in Fenway is a bit lower

Johann
05-10-2012, 09:27 PM
lol unfortunate for the twins.

bomber0104
05-10-2012, 09:27 PM
haha.. what a joke of a team

Tmath
05-10-2012, 09:27 PM
Lmfao

TO Rapz
05-10-2012, 09:27 PM
6-1 Marquis, Doumit :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

B-Ray
05-10-2012, 09:27 PM
Ugly game so far

bomber0104
05-10-2012, 09:27 PM
how is that not an error on someone

TO Rapz
05-10-2012, 09:28 PM
Sarcastic cheer :laugh: :laugh:

Tha Truth
05-10-2012, 09:28 PM
WOW Twins are a joke.

bomber0104
05-10-2012, 09:28 PM
and ofcourse Thames chokes in a run producing situation.. why is a guy with 5 RBIs a 5 hitter on the team

Johann
05-10-2012, 09:28 PM
We missed the 3rd out... stupid camera.

craigerlee
05-10-2012, 09:28 PM
how is that not an error on someone

Because no one touched it. This is why I laugh when posters site the error stat to judge defence.

Tha Truth
05-10-2012, 09:29 PM
We better sweep this team.

craigerlee
05-10-2012, 09:29 PM
and ofcourse Thames chokes in a run producing situation.. why is a guy with 5 RBIs a 5 hitter on the team

Not that I agree he should hit 5th. But seriously RBI's? Pretty tough to rack up RBI's when Bautista and Lind were so ****** and EE would clear the bases everytime he came up.

Johann
05-10-2012, 09:29 PM
Because no one touched it. This is why I laugh when posters site the error stat to judge defence.

Errors happen more frequently than those bloop plays

2009mvp
05-10-2012, 09:30 PM
Are these guys still considered a major league team??? Yikes.

dtmagnet
05-10-2012, 09:31 PM
lol Doumit looks like such a bonehead.

Johann
05-10-2012, 09:32 PM
Are these guys still considered a major league team??? Yikes.

They lost a bunch of hitters

Off the top of my head: Kubel, Cuddyer, Morneau (injury), Thome.

Tough off season for them.

They were horrible last season too :laugh: