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  • Series Preview: Twins @ Orioles, 4/5

    The Twins surprised many over their opening homestand by taking two of three from the Detroit Tigers behind solid pitching efforts and inconsistent offense. They look to continue that pitching production as they head to Baltimore for their first road trip of the season, a three game set against the Orioles.

    Justin Morneau has been an offensive bright spot for the team, going 4-for-10 with 3 BB in the opening series. In yesterday's 8-2 win over the Tigers, even Parmelee and Hicks contributed, with the latter picking up his first Major League hit in the 5 run eighth inning.

    Just three games into the season, the Twins are already patching together a starting rotation, with Opening Day starter Vance Worley jumping ahead of the fifth starter, Cole De Vries, and pitching Saturday against Orioles starter Chris Tillman. With De Vries feeling tightness in his forearm during a bullpen session, his start has been pushed back a day. The Twins also look to the return of lefty Scott Diamond, who is returning from a December surgery to remove bone chips from his pitching arm and expects to return to the rotation sometime mid-month.

    Game 1:
    Twins @ Orioles, Camden Yards - 2:05pm Central
    Television: FSN North
    Radio: Twins Broadcast Network

    Liam Hendriks:
    GP GS CG SHO IP H R ER HR BB SO W L P/GS WHIP BAA ERA
    Career 20 20 1 0 108.2 135 77 69 20 32 66 1 10 92.0 1.54 .307 5.71

    Jake Arrieta:
    GP GS CG SHO IP H R ER HR BB SO W L P/GS WHIP BAA ERA
    Career 64 58 0 0 334.1 343 209 198 46 142 254 19 23 95.9 1.45 .265 5.33

    Game 2:
    Twins @ Orioles, Camden Yards - 6:05pm Central
    Television: FSN North
    Radio: Twins Broadcast Network

    Vance Worley:
    GP GS CG SHO IP H R ER HR BB SO W L P/GS WHIP BAA ERA
    2013 Regular Season 1 1 0 0 6.0 8 3 3 0 1 3 0 1 101.0 1.50 .308 4.50

    Chris Tillman:
    GP GS CG SHO IP H R ER HR BB SO W L P/GS WHIP BAA ERA
    Career 51 51 0 0 266.2 271 156 140 41 104 182 16 18 92.5 1.41 .262 4.73

    Game 3:
    Twins @ Orioles, Camden Yards - 12:35pm Central
    Television: FSN North
    Radio: Twins Broadcast Network

    Cole De Vries:
    GP GS CG SHO IP H R ER HR BB SO W L P/GS WHIP BAA ERA
    Career 17 16 0 0 87.2 88 48 40 16 18 58 5 5 90.2 1.21 .252 4.11

    Jason Hammel:
    GP GS CG SHO IP H R ER HR BB SO W L P/GS WHIP BAA ERA
    2013 Regular Season 1 1 0 0 6.0 3 3 3 1 1 2 1 0 75.0 0.67 .158 4.50

    Twins Offense:
    NAME GP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB BB SO SB BA OBP SLG OPS OWAR
    Eduardo Escobar 2 2 0 1 1 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 .500 .500 1.000 1.500 0.0
    Wilkin Ramirez 2 2 0 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 .500 .500 1.000 1.500 0.0
    Trevor Plouffe 3 9 3 2 1 0 1 1 6 3 2 1 .222 .417 .667 1.083 0.0
    Justin Morneau 3 10 1 4 1 0 0 0 5 3 1 0 .400 .538 .500 1.038 0.0
    Josh Willingham 3 10 1 2 0 0 1 2 5 3 4 0 .200 .385 .500 .885 0.0
    Pedro Florimon 3 8 1 3 1 0 0 2 4 0 1 0 .375 .375 .500 .875 0.0
    Jamey Carroll 2 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 .333 .500 .333 .833 0.0
    Joe Mauer 3 13 2 4 1 0 0 0 5 1 2 0 .308 .357 .385 .742 0.0
    Brian Dozier 2 7 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 3 0 .143 .250 .143 .393 0.0
    Ryan Doumit 3 13 1 2 1 0 0 1 3 0 4 0 .154 .154 .231 .385 0.0
    Chris Parmelee 3 10 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 2 5 1 .100 .250 .100 .350 0.0
    Aaron Hicks 3 12 0 1 0 0 0 2 1 2 7 0 .083 .214 .083 .298 0.0

    Orioles Offense:
    NAME GP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB BB SO SB BA OBP SLG OPS OWAR
    Chris Davis 3 11 4 7 3 0 3 11 19 1 1 0 .636 .692 1.727 2.420 0.0
    Matt Wieters 3 10 3 4 1 0 1 3 8 3 1 0 .400 .538 .800 1.338 0.0
    Adam Jones 3 14 5 7 2 0 0 2 9 0 0 1 .500 .500 .643 1.143 0.0
    Brian Roberts 3 12 1 5 1 0 0 1 6 0 0 1 .417 .417 .500 .917 0.0
    Nolan Reimold 3 7 2 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 3 0 .286 .444 .286 .730 0.0
    Nate McLouth 2 8 0 2 1 0 0 1 3 1 1 1 .250 .333 .375 .708 0.0
    J.J. Hardy 3 13 1 2 1 0 1 2 6 0 3 0 .154 .154 .462 .615 0.0
    Manny Machado 3 14 1 2 1 0 0 0 3 1 4 0 .143 .200 .214 .414 0.0
    Nick Markakis 3 14 3 2 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 .143 .200 .143 .343 0.0
    Comments 210 Comments
    1. GCTF's Avatar
      GCTF -
      Effective.
    1. Ultima Ratio's Avatar
      Ultima Ratio -
      Huge!
    1. Brock Beauchamp's Avatar
      Brock Beauchamp -
      Chris deserved that after the last two ABs.
    1. snepp's Avatar
      snepp -
      I'll take it.
    1. $tryf4Life's Avatar
      $tryf4Life -
      Nice. I am routing for parmelee to get going. I'll take it.
    1. chavez's Avatar
      chavez -
      Yes!!!!
    1. snepp's Avatar
      snepp -
      LOLkakis.
    1. Brock Beauchamp's Avatar
      Brock Beauchamp -
      Dozier. Strong like bull.
    1. GCTF's Avatar
      GCTF -
      Maybe they'll play Dozier a tad deeper next time up.
    1. $tryf4Life's Avatar
      $tryf4Life -
      Sweet, two out hitting!
    1. Ultima Ratio's Avatar
      Ultima Ratio -
      Huger!!
    1. chavez's Avatar
      chavez -
      Maybe we should turn this over to the bullpen right now.
    1. snepp's Avatar
      snepp -
      Quote Originally Posted by Ultima Ratio View Post
      Huger!!
      How all we need is an Escobar homer for the hugerest.
    1. ashburyjohn's Avatar
      ashburyjohn -
      Good baserunning to Mornie to get to third? I'm just "watching" by the Yahoo play-by-play and he scampered over from first on a single to "shallow center".

      Of course Dozier makes it moot with his triple...
    1. JeffReboulet's Avatar
      JeffReboulet -
      HELL YES! Nice to see Parm/Dozier come through here, especially when Doumit and Plouffe could not.
    1. Ultima Ratio's Avatar
      Ultima Ratio -
      Turn the lineup over Escobear
    1. snepp's Avatar
      snepp -
      Quote Originally Posted by ashburyjohn View Post
      Good baserunning to Mornie to get to third? I'm just "watching" by the Yahoo play-by-play and he scampered over from first on a single to "shallow center".
      Well, with two outs he was already around 2nd by the time the ball landed.

      It was also a broken bat looper that hung in the air just long enough to get over the shortstop.
    1. chavez's Avatar
      chavez -
      Pedro is effed
    1. Brock Beauchamp's Avatar
      Brock Beauchamp -
      Quote Originally Posted by ashburyjohn View Post
      Good baserunning to Mornie to get to third? I'm just "watching" by the Yahoo play-by-play and he scampered over from first on a single to "shallow center".
      Justin tries to motor through the area around second base. Bad memories.

      Also, Escobar!
    1. IdahoPilgrim's Avatar
      IdahoPilgrim -
      OK, Liam, there's your cushion - ball's in your court now.
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