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Yankees at Twins, Postgame

May 26, 2010 11:46 PM

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With no offense to anyone who got sent away empty last night, it looks like tonight is going to be a spectacular one for outdoor baseball.

If you're going, get some snaps and text or email them to twins@ballparkmagic.com (if you can get a data connection, that is). If you can't do it live, send them when you get home!

Posted on May 26, 2010 at 3:23 PM by Rick 1

Just for giggles what kind of profit you think the twins make on a $7.00 bottle of beer? All the overhead from supplier and beer vendor and what $6.00 per? What you all think?

Posted on May 26, 2010 at 3:44 PM by TwinkFan Highlight this comment 2

Those are some curious stats on Duensing. Everywhere I look I see 18 appearances with 16-1/3 innings pitched. There is no way he has only pitched in seven games. He has allowed 10 hits with 9 strikeouts. Must be outdated...

Posted on May 26, 2010 at 3:50 PM by Badjuggler Highlight this comment 3

Duensing stats

2-0 18 games 16.1 innings pitched 10 hits 3 runs all earned 6 BB 9 SO era 1.65! Not bad!

Posted on May 26, 2010 at 4:05 PM by TwinkFan Highlight this comment 4

Vs Yankeees this year pitched in 2 games for a total of 1 inning pictched gave up 1 earned run 2 BB 0 SO.

Posted on May 26, 2010 at 4:08 PM by TwinkFan Highlight this comment 5

As I was sitting in my office today, I was pondering a beer question. Will the Twins have to cutoff beer sales after the 7th inning of game 1 tonight, or since it is scheduled conclusion/DH, will they be able to continue sales?

Posted on May 26, 2010 at 4:17 PM by TK Highlight this comment 6

Question for those at the game: no replay was shown or comment made by either Dick or Bert, but did No Clue Ulger just cost us another run not sending Morneau?

Posted on May 26, 2010 at 4:27 PM by schweady Highlight this comment 7

Schweady, seeing it on TV, I would say he cost us a run, looked like he was just approaching third when the RF was getting to the ball.

Posted on May 26, 2010 at 4:29 PM by TK Highlight this comment 8

FU scott ullger.......worst 3rd base coach in the league. guy is turning into a joke. clueless on when to send/hold guys.

Posted on May 26, 2010 at 4:29 PM by Betaband Highlight this comment 9

"As I was sitting in my office today, I was pondering a beer question."

I cannot help but wonder, TK, what you do for a living! (For the record, I watched most of the White Sox-Indians game while working this afternoon...)

Posted on May 26, 2010 at 4:30 PM by Rick 10

Two 7th inning stretchs? Don't mind if I do!

Posted on May 26, 2010 at 4:37 PM by Chad Highlight this comment 11

Looks like lots of empty seats on the twins web cam for the early bird game!

Posted on May 26, 2010 at 4:43 PM by TwinkFan Highlight this comment 12

Looks like Detroit will beat Seattle and Chicago and KC have won! Need this one man!

Posted on May 26, 2010 at 4:45 PM by TwinkFan Highlight this comment 13

can this frickin team get a clutch hit to save their life? GRRRR

Posted on May 26, 2010 at 5:08 PM by Vikeologist Highlight this comment 14

10 men left on base so far in this game. what is that about 100 LOB in the last 5 games?!?! lame

Posted on May 26, 2010 at 5:08 PM by Betaband Highlight this comment 15

man in scoring position in the 1st, 2nd, 5th, 6th, 8th and we have a grand total of ZERO runs...........what a joke! and now they get rivera in the 9th. way to make it unbelievably diffcult on yourselves twins.

Posted on May 26, 2010 at 5:16 PM by Betaband Highlight this comment 16

ended like it should have. twins don't deserve to win games like that when you leave a baker's dozen on base and can't even score one frickin' run.

Posted on May 26, 2010 at 5:25 PM by Betaband Highlight this comment 17

The Twins suck! They have to be the most unclutch team in baseball.

Posted on May 26, 2010 at 5:26 PM by firedog Highlight this comment 18

who was pitching for the Yankees there in the bottom of the 9th?
he was wearing number 42. I thought 42 was retired league-wide?

Posted on May 26, 2010 at 5:26 PM by luke Highlight this comment 19

Well, THAT was let down.

Posted on May 26, 2010 at 5:29 PM by Chad Highlight this comment 20

Paper Champions

Posted on May 26, 2010 at 5:53 PM by DreDogg Highlight this comment 21

Karma

Posted on May 26, 2010 at 5:55 PM by HebrewHammer16 Highlight this comment 22


Posted on May 26, 2010 at 5:57 PM by Guest Highlight this comment 23

Nice to see the automatic out Butera in the lineup for the nightcap.

Posted on May 26, 2010 at 6:16 PM by firedog Highlight this comment 24

On FSN,Rudy Giulliani just compared Mauer & Morneau with Mantle & Maris with the Yaankees and David Ortiz and "Big Papi" with the Red

Posted on May 26, 2010 at 6:42 PM by Dr. X Highlight this comment 25

Sox.

Posted on May 26, 2010 at 6:42 PM by Dr. X Highlight this comment 26

pathetic.......twins beat themselves usually.....not the other way around.

Posted on May 26, 2010 at 8:34 PM by Betaband Highlight this comment 27

1st and 3rd Nobody out and we cant score and Mauer grounds into the third double play of the night. The Twins continue to choke against the Spankees!

Posted on May 26, 2010 at 8:37 PM by firedog Highlight this comment 28

Time for a new closer Raush's smoke and mirrors arent cutting it anymore. Yankees go for the sweep tommorrow!

Posted on May 26, 2010 at 8:42 PM by firedog Highlight this comment 29

I know that there's a few people on here who don't like it when the ball is thrown back, but that one definitely deserved to be thrown back.

Posted on May 26, 2010 at 8:42 PM by billymayshere Highlight this comment 30

I do believe I've just heard the first F-Bomb on air from Target Field!

Gardy in response to the delay of game by the yankees "that's a f****ng joke!"

Posted on May 26, 2010 at 8:46 PM by billymayshere Highlight this comment 31

Twins offense has now been outhomered 13-0 in there last eight games.
There record is now 11-12 in May. We are getting descent pitching this offense needs to pull its head out of there ass. Three staraight losses at home were if they get a clutch hit in any of those games they probably win. Man this team is so frustrating to watch.

Posted on May 26, 2010 at 9:06 PM by firedog Highlight this comment 32

The Twins look so soft against the East. Not sure how they can fix that.

Posted on May 26, 2010 at 9:14 PM by Jim Highlight this comment 33

I agree firdog...and it's time to quit whining about the park. Pull up your pants and hit the f'ing ball. Opposing teams seem to homer just fine, quit acting like the power alleys have it in for you. Start playing up to your potential you pussies.

Posted on May 26, 2010 at 9:19 PM by Jim Highlight this comment 34

I don't understand the Skankees hold over the Twins. WTF is this?

NYC is a toilet and I've only been in Manhattan, Queens and Brooklyn. I wouldn't visit the Bronx without being armed. I can't figure out why ppl. pay extra for Skankee tix. I'm not giving one penny to see Douch-Rod & the rest of the Least Coast borons (boron - boring moron).

I'd rather stay at home which I did and watch something else (which I did as well) because the stupid Twins get b*tch slapped by the Skankees way too often.

And of all ppl. Nicky Swish (who I sincerely love from his days as an Oakland A - when I lived in the Bay Area) hits the HR of death.

I'm so happy this recession is lifting so I can get the h3ll out of this state of Misery.

Good Bye. Good Riddance.

Posted on May 26, 2010 at 9:22 PM by Chuck Highlight this comment 35

and yeh if the door hits me on the way out I'll view that as a happy memory. I'm SURE it won't bruise. Gah.

Posted on May 26, 2010 at 9:25 PM by Chuck Highlight this comment 36

chuck - this is a serious question.......ARE YOU F-ING RETARDED OR SOMETHING? come back to reality spaceboy.

Posted on May 26, 2010 at 9:39 PM by Betaband Highlight this comment 37

It is very, very safe to say that the Twins suck. It takes some serious talent to not be able to score in that 8th inning of the night game. So I guess I take that back in regards to sucking, because they are actually quite talented at sucking.

Posted on May 26, 2010 at 9:39 PM by DeePee Highlight this comment 38

predictably if you listen to the east coast centric chumbolones on espn & mlb network none of them are willing to call-out the yankees for that B.S. pitching "move" they made in the 9th when they sent out pettite again (who took his warm up pitches) since rivera wasn't warmed-up yet. and they then pulled pettite without even facing a batter to put in mariano rivera.

do umpiring crews have no shame when it comes to "assisting" the yankees?! what the yankees did in the 9th is techinically not supposed to be allowed.

Posted on May 26, 2010 at 9:55 PM by Betaband Highlight this comment 39

The Twins are a good team that will contend for the Central title, but that is it. They will never contend for anything more.

The Twins need to stop blaming Target Field as being an unfriendly hitting ballpark. Visiting teams have shown that it takes is hitting with runners in scoring positions (even with two outs!) and an occasionally homerun(s). Yes Mr. Morneau, Cuddyer, and Mauer, homeruns can be hit at Target Field. The Yankees along with every other visiting team has proven that. Stop your complaining!!!

The starting pitching deserves much more from this team.

The Twins need to rethink their idea of Rauch just needs to get three outs, no matter how it happens. He got very lucky early on in the season with his saves. The truth about Rauch is finally out!! Get Slama and Delaney up here!

I can't believe I'm saying this, but I have tickets for tomorrow and I don't really care to go!!

Rant over!!

Posted on May 26, 2010 at 10:06 PM by Jeff Highlight this comment 40

You kill me Beta! The Spankees should get rid of the YES network and have ESPN aire all there games and kiss there ass, wait they already do that!

The Twins bottom of the order is like a black hole. We score two frickin runs in two games. Your not gonna beat anybody with that kind of production.

Posted on May 26, 2010 at 10:07 PM by firedog Highlight this comment 41

some of you rubes need to tone down the whole "the twins are complaining about lack of homeruns due to target field" rants.

if i am not mistaken, most of the "talk" about that topic is actually coming from d-bag media talking heads who need a talking point and that is the one they are currently pre-occupied with. it doesn't seem to me like the twins players themselves really even talk about it unless some media rube brings it up to them for the 1,000th time.

Posted on May 26, 2010 at 10:11 PM by Betaband Highlight this comment 42

Betaband, regardless of how many times the media brings the question up, the players have the right to answer the question anyway they wish. And from what has been reported, it sounds like the players think Target Field is playing too big and have been frustrated at times because of this. You can also see the frustration on their faces as they trot back to the dugout after the ball is caught on the warning track.

Posted on May 26, 2010 at 10:30 PM by Jeff Highlight this comment 43

Beta quit listening to kfan... you rube...rube...rube...rube...rube...too much.

Posted on May 26, 2010 at 11:00 PM by Jim Highlight this comment 44

Damn was that ever a frustrating 13 inning game to have to sit through. Losing twice by solo homeruns? Gimme a goddamn break.

Posted on May 26, 2010 at 11:42 PM by Chad Highlight this comment 45

trust me jim, i absolutely DO NOT listen to KFAN (aka KFAG). besides, i didn't know they had a monopoly on the use of the word "rube" or that it was over-the-top to say it a whopping TWO times in a post.

anyways, KFAN is quite possibly one of the worst major market sports stations in the country. and i am being very generous calling KFAN a sports station. they market themselves as such, but they completely miss the target and often on purpose. i was very glad to see KSTP 1500 switch over to ESPN 1500 and to a legit sports programming format. ESPN 1500 is a REAL sports station (something the minneapolis market has been sorely missing for a very long time) and are much better at their jobs than the clueless dolts at KFAN.

as a matter of fact, that bald douche-bag prick dan barreiro over at KFAN can get mugged and beat to a pulp, for all i care. i honestly hate that stupid putz with an unhealthy passion. he is the worst "sports" media personality in this town.

Posted on May 27, 2010 at 12:51 AM by Betaband Highlight this comment 46

"Unhealthy" just about sums it up. Seek help.

Posted on May 27, 2010 at 06:00 AM by Dr. X Highlight this comment 47

Being the research analyst that I am - I found the answer:

"Rivera was already wearing the number at the time [MLB] made the decision to retire it. Any player who was already wearing it at the time was allowed to wear it for the remainder of their careers. Rivera is the last of those who are still active; no MLB player will ever again wear #42 after he retires." courtesty of Yahoo Answers.

Posted on May 27, 2010 at 06:52 AM by luke Highlight this comment 48

We are still in first place. It is a long season. We lost to the best team money can buy, by one run twice.

I really hate the Yankee's, and dislike their fans, but the season is not over.

We are still in first place and are no where near playing out best baseball. Can we pitch better than we have? Maybe. Can we hit better than we have. You can count on it!

If Rauch keeps blowing saves, we may even go out and pick up a real closer.

Posted on May 27, 2010 at 08:06 AM by minn55441 Highlight this comment 49

Beta,
Do you actually like listening to Reusse on KSTP? I hear his voice and his little giggle and turn the dial back to 1130 instantaneously!

Posted on May 27, 2010 at 08:09 AM by Locker Highlight this comment 50

Time to bring up some kids with fire in their belly and find someone with equal passion to manage them. Ho-hum just is not working out and please don't get on me with any of that sprint/marathon crap. Winning a weak division and getting clobbered in the first round is NOT a good use for the new park. Sorry for the rant, but between the GIDP, LOB, and the tepid at best clutch hitting, I feel entitled to an outburst.

Posted on May 27, 2010 at 08:47 AM by Ben Highlight this comment 51

Must win the next 4 in a row at home! Thats all there is to it! We may lead the leauge in fewest errors but for crying out loud that double play ball and hitting with RISP is just killing us!!!!! I agree Herman Munster aka Rauch is what we all thought he would be. Looks like he is just throwing BP up there. For a big guy he can bring it what 84mph tops? Time for Slama...

Posted on May 27, 2010 at 09:20 AM by TwinkFan Highlight this comment 52

I agree Ben.

Yes, the Twins are in first place, but who have they beaten other than their AL Central rivals? Yes, they are 15-8 in a weak AL Central division, but are 8-10 against teams with winning records (Boston, Detroit, NY Yankees, Toronto). If you want to be an elite team, you need to win games outside of your division against winning teams, including road games.

The Twins are simply benefiting from the unbalanced schedule in a weak AL Central Division. I wonder how good the Twins would be if they played a balanced schedule?

These next ten games are going to be very interesting and should be good indicators of where this team is exactly.

The depth on this team is absolute dreadful aside from Jim Thome. Casilla, Harris/Punto, Kubel/Thome, Butera. The lack of depth only magnifies with the lack of clutch hitting from our regular starters.

Posted on May 27, 2010 at 09:29 AM by Mike Highlight this comment 53

This forum has officially jumped the shark with the live game forums. Too much like KFAN's Rube Chat now. Too bad, but inevitable I guess.

Posted on May 27, 2010 at 09:40 AM by Buffalo Highlight this comment 54

there is nothing more sickening, (for me at least) in baseball terms than seeing an obnoxious, entitled yankee fan celebrating a win at our ballpark. it must be really tough to follow that team. 27 world championships will do that to you, I guess. that being said, i think yesterday's day/night at TF was such a great atmosphere. thank you again to the designers of this beautiful space in the center of the city. we can some solace that TF is a superior park to new yankee stadium, for a third of the cost.

ozzie guillen is spot on. this is the best park in the american leauge. going to a game there, especially with tremendous weather, is a big backyard party.

Posted on May 27, 2010 at 09:46 AM by tim Highlight this comment 55

Anyone who was able to watch the ESPN feed on Wednesday night, what has the national media thought of Target Field? How about the NY Media? Has anyone seen/heard any reviews of Target Field from the NY media?

Just curious what some of the national media from NY and ESPN thinks of Target Field. We should get a good idea Sunday night as well with the Sunday night baseball game at Target Field this week.

Posted on May 27, 2010 at 09:56 AM by Mike Highlight this comment 56

Just a few thoughts on my SRO ticket for the games yesterday.

1)13 innings is a very long time to be on my feet. Hear that? That's my dogs. They're barking.

2)The best place to watch the game was at the drink rail of the Batter's Eye. Wide open with a nice breeze. I also like the fact that I can see where the pitch hits, in contrast to the Captain Morgan deck, where that's impossible to do.

3)The $25 price tag is too steep. I'd pay $15-$20 again in a second, though.

Posted on May 27, 2010 at 10:09 AM by Chad Highlight this comment 57

Chad is that dead center field? I found the best place to stand to be either behind home plate or right behind sec 107 where the top deck does not obstruct you veiw of the big scoreboard also. We stood for 9 innings for an earlier game as it was drizzling most of the game and our seats were way up sec 331 in the homerun porch in left field!

Posted on May 27, 2010 at 10:52 AM by TwinkFan Highlight this comment 58

Chad,

I'd imagine that it's pretty easy to find a seat for an inning or two, what with so many people up and walking around. Was this not the case?

And I agree that $25 is too much for SRO tickets. But if they sold them for any less, the place would probably be overrun.

For fans of modest means, the economics of TF, while not surprising, are definitely a little disheartening.

Posted on May 27, 2010 at 11:02 AM by Rick 59

Best budget busting way to beat target field is to get a 20 game season ticket package. $10 seats would set you back $400 for the year for 2 seats. You find 3 others to split them with and you are looking at $100 bucks for 5 games. Bring your own food hot dogs and peanuts along with water and you can save some big time do re me! Also there are free places to park around the park you just have to seek them out a bit! My 5th street area with the Holiday station next door is my first stop before heading in! Can't beat the 2 for $2.00 dogs!!!!

Posted on May 27, 2010 at 11:22 AM by TwinkFan Highlight this comment 60

Absolutely right.

But I think one of our tasks this season is to figure out just where the best value seats are in this ballpark (meaning the best balance of pricing to view) and what to avoid.

So far it looks like front rows in general (maybe front two rows) are to be avoided in many places due to railings.

I have yet to hear anybody talk about bleacher seating (beyond the obvious problems out in right field), or the Batter's Eye seating, which looked pretty good to me during the open houses.

Posted on May 27, 2010 at 11:32 AM by Rick 61

i know good places to park downtown after 6, but i just opt for parking at my gf's and bussing...so much easier...esp if i can't drive after ha

Posted on May 27, 2010 at 11:37 AM by The Sooj Highlight this comment 62

Rick,

I absoluty love my RF bleecher seats, plenty room even with the section full, 18 per tix is my STH price and its great...um under the overhang so i never get any rain or notice it until i see people in the rich seats running for cover as we laugh at the suits.

the vendors behind my sec (131) always have short lines for beer and food ... nothing like the other lower level sections...

i have sat in the cheap seats too on the right RF side and i have to say that is the best overall value, 13 bucks , great view, all the sun you could ask for and a nice breeze on the hot days... just not all the way up i would say about 3 rows up is the best

Posted on May 27, 2010 at 11:38 AM by mazaratirick Highlight this comment 63

On Tuesday I sat in the WC section of 224. Let me say it was awesome. Constant breeze at my back and the ease of the WC section was about as good as it gets. On a hot day, I would take those seats over 80% of the lower deck.

Posted on May 27, 2010 at 12:44 PM by Boof Highlight this comment 64

I hope to see them win one tonight - and, I do not want it to be just a monkeys & typewriters deal.

Posted on May 27, 2010 at 1:27 PM by Ben Highlight this comment 65

Pretty good summation of Twins' frustration vs. Yankees in this piece from NY Times. At least Gardenhire is showing a little emotion.

Posted on May 27, 2010 at 1:53 PM by Badjuggler Highlight this comment 66

Yep can see why Gardy is melting down!!!!!!

Posted on May 27, 2010 at 2:52 PM by TwinkFan Highlight this comment 67


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