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  • 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. glunn's Avatar
      glunn -
      I am willing to get on or off any bandwagon just to get the win today.
    1. Riverbrian's Avatar
      Riverbrian -
      Ok Top Gun... Let's get outta here.
    1. B Richard's Avatar
      B Richard -
      Quote Originally Posted by Don't Feed the Greed Guy View Post
      Subtitle to this game: Lessons on moving the runner over--the good, the bad, and the ugly.

      This.
    1. Top Gun's Avatar
      Top Gun -
      It's over, now let's take the next one. Nice win Twins!
    1. IdahoPilgrim's Avatar
      IdahoPilgrim -
      Subtitle:

      "How to Succeed in Baseball Without Really Trying"
    1. Riverbrian's Avatar
      Riverbrian -
      As of right now... The Twins are buyers at the trade deadline.
    1. Ultima Ratio's Avatar
      Ultima Ratio -
      A little resilience, this is good. For the 2-game sweep, put it on the board...yes.
    1. USAFChief's Avatar
      USAFChief -
      Hero's: Worley. Doumit. Ventura. Alexi Ramirez.
    1. one_eyed_jack's Avatar
      one_eyed_jack -
      It always warms my heart to see the Twins high-fiving on the field at US Cellular.
    1. Aaron Cross's Avatar
      Aaron Cross -
      Well they won in spite of all their mistakes and their terrible clutch hitting. Props to Worley and the bullpen (and Chicago's punchless lineup).
    1. glunn's Avatar
      glunn -
      Back to .500 seems pretty good right now. Plus the Sox bullpen should be tired tomorrow.
    1. big dog's Avatar
      big dog -
      Win Twins! Worley looked good today (as I watched the radio). The Sox radio guys were basically laughing about the strike zone, though started complaining near the end as it got a little tighter and also less consistent. Farmer is such a complete idiot. If you ever want to hear a game called in which 40% of the conversation is stories from the 1980s or inane things like asking Darrin Jackson if there were guys he couldn't hit (a question that must come up every two weeks), tune in.

      Revere is really struggling right now, hitting .220 with 11 k's. I hope he turns it around- Philly could eat him alive before long and he doesn't deserve that. Neither did Mike Schmidt, of course, and it didn't help him.
    1. Bark's Lounge's Avatar
      Bark's Lounge -
      Quote Originally Posted by Riverbrian View Post
      Ok Top Gun... Let's get outta here.
      Mighty Wings - YouTube
    1. VATwinsFan's Avatar
      VATwinsFan -
      7th win two weeks earlier than last year.

      That is a good thing.
    1. benchwarmerjim's Avatar
      benchwarmerjim -
      Interesting, that hit n run with Dozier/Mauer was a straight steal and Mauer just swung at the pitch

      Minnesota Twins: Joe Mauer's groundout was not a hit-and-run - TwinCities.com
    1. stringer bell's Avatar
      stringer bell -
      Looks to me like Ventura is overmanaging his roster. I know Konerko is glacier slow, but there was a good chance that the game could come back to him. Also, he went through a lot of pitchers in a short time. The "defensive" changes that the Sox made directly led to the winning run. The ump had a big strike zone and the wind was blowing in from left, those are very good pitching conditions and both Worley and Peavey took advantage of that. Doumit ended up making an excellent baserunning move which might have made a difference in Ramirez' throw.
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