• Series Preview: Twins @ White Sox, 4/19

    After having two games postponed and a scheduled day off in the last week, the Twins look to pick up where they left off against the Angels and carry their two game winning streak into US Cellular Field to face their division rival, the Chicago White Sox.

    Joe Mauer was on fire against the struggling Angels, collecting eight hits in the two game series. He hopes to continue pushing his batting average toward .400 and has already collected two home runs in this young season.

    Vance Worley, on the other hand, has struggled mightily with the Twins early in the 2013 campaign. Worley, a trade pickup from Philadelphia in the offseason, looks to get on track and lower his ugly 10.30 ERA and restore our faith in his ability to get batters out.

    Game One:

    Twins @ White Sox, US Cellular Field - 7:10pm Central - 4/19/2013
    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 3 3 0 0 12.0 25 17 14 0 4 6 0 2 82.0 2.42 .410 10.50

    Jake Peavy:
    GP GS CG SHO IP H R ER HR BB SO W L P/GS WHIP BAA ERA
    2013 Regular Season 3 3 0 0 18.1 18 9 8 4 1 24 2 1 103.3 1.04 .261 3.93

    Game Two:
    Twins @ White Sox, US Cellular Field - 2:05pm Central - 4/20/2013
    Television: FSN North / FOX
    Radio: Twins Broadcast Network

    Scott Diamond:
    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 4.1 8 4 4 1 0 1 0 1 78.0 1.85 .400 8.31

    Gavin Floyd:
    GP GS CG SHO IP H R ER HR BB SO W L P/GS WHIP BAA ERA
    2013 Regular Season 3 3 0 0 15.2 22 12 11 3 7 18 0 3 92.3 1.85 .344 6.32

    Game Three:
    Twins @ White Sox, US Cellular Field - 1:10pm Central - 4/21/2013
    Television: FSN North
    Radio: Twins Broadcast Network

    Kevin Correia:
    GP GS CG SHO IP H R ER HR BB SO W L P/GS WHIP BAA ERA
    2013 Regular Season 3 3 0 0 21.1 23 7 7 2 3 8 1 1 97.0 1.22 .284 2.95

    Dylan Axelrod:
    GP GS CG SHO IP H R ER HR BB SO W L P/GS WHIP BAA ERA
    2013 Regular Season 3 3 0 0 15.1 17 9 8 2 7 9 0 1 98.0 1.57 .283 4.70

    Twins Offense:
    NAME GP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB BB SO SB BA OBP SLG OPS OWAR
    Eduardo Escobar 9 17 3 7 1 0 1 5 11 0 3 0 .412 .412 .647 1.059 0.2
    Joe Mauer 13 57 10 22 5 0 2 7 33 3 11 0 .386 .417 .579 .996 0.8
    Pedro Florimon 10 23 3 8 2 0 0 5 10 6 3 0 .348 .484 .435 .919 0.4
    Josh Willingham 11 36 4 8 3 0 2 5 17 10 13 0 .222 .417 .472 .889 0.4
    Trevor Plouffe 13 44 6 10 3 1 2 4 21 3 8 1 .227 .314 .477 .791 0.4
    Justin Morneau 13 52 6 15 4 0 1 7 22 4 7 0 .288 .339 .423 .762 0.2
    Wilkin Ramirez 6 12 2 4 1 0 0 2 5 0 4 0 .333 .308 .417 .724 0.0
    Oswaldo Arcia 1 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .333 .333 .333 .667 -0.0
    Chris Parmelee 13 38 3 9 0 0 1 5 12 6 11 1 .237 .333 .316 .649 -0.0
    Ryan Doumit 13 50 5 10 4 0 0 6 14 5 10 0 .200 .286 .280 .566 -0.2
    Brian Dozier 11 37 5 7 0 1 0 6 9 5 9 0 .189 .279 .243 .522 -0.1
    Darin Mastroianni 8 9 1 2 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 1 .222 .300 .222 .522 0.0
    Jamey Carroll 5 8 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 .125 .222 .125 .347 -0.1
    Aaron Hicks 12 45 6 2 0 0 0 3 2 6 20 1 .044 .157 .044 .201 -0.4

    White Sox Offense:
    NAME GP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB BB SO SB BA OBP SLG OPS OWAR
    Alex Rios 16 61 9 21 4 0 5 9 40 6 8 3 .344 .403 .656 1.059 1.1
    Dylan Axelrod 3 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 .500 .500 .500 1.000 0.1
    Jordan Danks 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 .500 .500 .500 1.000 0.0
    Conor Gillaspie 15 33 3 12 2 1 0 0 16 1 6 0 .364 .382 .485 .867 0.3
    Alexei Ramirez 16 55 6 18 5 0 1 3 26 4 5 1 .327 .377 .473 .850 0.6
    Paul Konerko 15 54 7 13 3 0 3 11 25 5 9 0 .241 .306 .463 .769 0.1
    Tyler Greene 4 8 1 3 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 .375 .375 .375 .750 -0.0
    Tyler Flowers 13 44 6 9 3 0 3 7 21 2 18 0 .205 .255 .477 .733 0.2
    Alejandro De Aza 15 61 8 14 3 0 3 8 26 3 15 1 .230 .262 .426 .688 0.2
    Gordon Beckham 7 19 1 6 0 0 0 1 6 1 5 0 .316 .333 .316 .649 0.0
    Dayan Viciedo 13 48 3 11 3 0 2 5 20 0 16 0 .229 .229 .417 .646 -0.1
    Adam Dunn 15 57 6 6 1 0 2 5 13 3 20 1 .105 .164 .228 .392 -0.7
    Jeff Keppinger 15 64 5 11 1 0 0 2 12 0 8 0 .172 .169 .188 .357 -0.7
    Dewayne Wise 10 13 1 2 0 0 0 1 2 0 5 1 .154 .154 .154 .308 -0.2
    Comments 156 Comments
    1. Brock Beauchamp's Avatar
      Brock Beauchamp -
      Lineups:

      Twins:
      Brian Dozier 2B
      Joe Mauer C
      Josh Willingham LF
      Justin Morneau 1B
      Chris Parmelee RF
      Trevor Plouffe 3B
      Oswaldo Arcia DH
      Aaron Hicks CF
      Pedro Florimon SS
      (Vance Worley P)

      White Sox:
      Alejandro de Aza LF
      Jeff Keppinger 2B
      Alex Rios RF
      Adam Dunn DH
      Paul Konerko 1B
      Conor Gillaspie 3B
      Alexei Ramirez SS
      Jordan Danks CF
      Tyler Flowers C
      (Jake Peavy P)
    1. Willihammer's Avatar
      Willihammer -
      Chris Sale threw a slider to Emilio Bonifacio in yesterday's game that broke down and in so hard it ended up hitting Bonifacio in the inside of his right knee, right on the fat part. I think Bonifacio ended up scoring in that inning, Jays won.
    1. PseudoSABR's Avatar
      PseudoSABR -
      There's no team I wish the Twins to pummel more than the Whitesox. I want the Twins to make the Pale Horse squeal.
    1. AScheib50's Avatar
      AScheib50 -
      Game tonight has already been cancelled. Which sucks cuz I have tickets. Pretty shocked they called the game so early considering the weather here isn't all that bad...
    1. Willihammer's Avatar
      Willihammer -
      Geez, why didn't they put a retractable roof on the Cell!
    1. AScheib50's Avatar
      AScheib50 -
      It isn't even raining that's the thing. I mean it's chilly but come on...the Twins, the Rockies...they've been playing in snow!
    1. PseudoSABR's Avatar
      PseudoSABR -
      Jesus can I ever watch my baseball team play?
    1. Ultima Ratio's Avatar
      Ultima Ratio -
      3 days, no baseball: Is it the All-Star break already?
    1. Top Gun's Avatar
      Top Gun -
      Soon there will be 10 makeup games just in April.
    1. snepp's Avatar
      snepp -
      This game was supposed to be my excuse to get out of my wife's work-related social event.



      Save me.
    1. James's Avatar
      James -
      Quote Originally Posted by PseudoSABR View Post
      There's no team I wish the Twins to pummel more than the Whitesox. I want the Twins to make the Pale Horse squeal.
      Agreed. I love watching the Twins beat the Whitesox more than any other team. It may be because I have a friend that is a die hard Whitesox fan, and I love rubbing a Twins win in his face... or maybe I'm just a horrible friend.
    1. snepp's Avatar
      snepp -
      Quote Originally Posted by James View Post
      or maybe I'm just a horrible friend.
      Nope, he just has horrible taste in teams.
    1. USAFChief's Avatar
      USAFChief -
      Quote Originally Posted by snepp View Post
      This game was supposed to be my excuse to get out of my wife's work-related social event.



      Save me.
      Are you sure she knows it was canx? Better yet, are you sure she knows you know it was canx?
    1. Riverbrian's Avatar
      Riverbrian -
      Quote Originally Posted by snepp View Post
      This game was supposed to be my excuse to get out of my wife's work-related social event.



      Save me.
      Cant do it... Warm up your small talk...

      For the awkward moments... For conversation starters... Throw out lines like:

      Sure wish I was In Hawaii right now.

      So this is April... At least... That's what the calender says.

      How long have you worked here?

      These drinks come in glasses way to small. Do you think it would be OK if I just carried around a bottle.

      So when is the baby due? Have you picked out names yet? Your not pregnant... I'm sorry about that. Can I get you a drink or something?

      Can I ask you something... what's your favorite vegetable? And it has to be green.

      Are those your real teeth?

      Do you ever have strange dreams about Bob Eubanks or Bob Barker?
    1. glunn's Avatar
      glunn -
      Quote Originally Posted by snepp View Post
      This game was supposed to be my excuse to get out of my wife's work-related social event.



      Save me.
      Tell her that you have important moderating to do?
    1. glunn's Avatar
      glunn -
      Quote Originally Posted by Riverbrian View Post
      Cant do it... Warm up your small talk...

      For the awkward moments... For conversation starters... Throw out lines like:

      Sure wish I was In Hawaii right now.

      So this is April... At least... That's what the calender says.

      How long have you worked here?

      These drinks come in glasses way to small. Do you think it would be OK if I just carried around a bottle.

      So when is the baby due? Have you picked out names yet? Your not pregnant... I'm sorry about that. Can I get you a drink or something?

      Can I ask you something... what's your favorite vegetable? And it has to be green.

      Are those your real teeth?

      Do you ever have strange dreams about Bob Eubanks or Bob Barker?
      You should be arrested for attempted murder of snepp, because his wife would likely kill him if he followed your advice.
    1. snepp's Avatar
      snepp -
      Quote Originally Posted by USAFChief View Post
      Are you sure she knows it was canx? Better yet, are you sure she knows you know it was canx?

      She probably would have never never known, but I told her anyway.


      (I consider it a "purchase" of bonus points. The time will come where I cash in two or three times over.)
    1. snepp's Avatar
      snepp -
      Quote Originally Posted by glunn View Post
      Tell her that you have important moderating to do?
      I ended up getting ****-faced instead, does that count?


      (it took me like 3 minutes to type this post)
    1. snepp's Avatar
      snepp -
      Quote Originally Posted by Riverbrian View Post
      Do you ever have strange dreams about Bob Eubanks or Bob Barker?
      Thoughts of Bob Barker send shivers down my spine.....
    1. ChiTownTwinsFan's Avatar
      ChiTownTwinsFan -
      Quote Originally Posted by snepp View Post
      This game was supposed to be my excuse to get out of my wife's work-related social event.



      Save me.
      That'll teach you to not have a back-up plan. Always have a back-up plan!
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