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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 -
      Quote Originally Posted by B Richard View Post
      Plouffe is just here for the sights, apparently
      Please elaborate.
    1. IdahoPilgrim's Avatar
      IdahoPilgrim -
      OT - looks like LA left Minneapolis just in time; their bats have now woken up. They've tagged Porcello for 9 in the bottom of the 1st against Detroit, including a grand slam by Trout.
    1. B Richard's Avatar
      B Richard -
      Quote Originally Posted by glunn View Post
      Please elaborate.
      First AB looks at 3 straight strikes (fastballs) that appeared to be (from my perspective) right down the middle
    1. Ultima Ratio's Avatar
      Ultima Ratio -
      How about a bunt attempt, rather than striking out on 3 straight pitches?
    1. B Richard's Avatar
      B Richard -
      Great AB by Dozier. Gets down 0-2 then works the count full. Put enough of the bat on a curveball to get it into left field
    1. glunn's Avatar
      glunn -
      Quote Originally Posted by B Richard View Post
      First AB looks at 3 straight strikes (fastballs) that appeared to be (from my perspective) right down the middle
      Thanks. I am at my office and appreciate all details and commentary. You are my play by play announcers today.
    1. snepp's Avatar
      snepp -
      Mauer walk >>>>> Needless sacrifice by lousy-hitting middle infielder
    1. glunn's Avatar
      glunn -
      Quote Originally Posted by B Richard View Post
      Great AB by Dozier. Gets down 0-2 then works the count full. Put enough of the bat on a curveball to get it into left field
      You should consider a career in broadcasting. Thanks for posting this.
    1. Ultima Ratio's Avatar
      Ultima Ratio -
      Wow, Sox not playing DP depth at SS. Ball that should get them out of the inning is soft single for Willy.
    1. B Richard's Avatar
      B Richard -
      Dozier scores on Willingham single up the middle, Mauer to second. Morneau pops out. 2 out Parm at the plate, struck out first AB
    1. B Richard's Avatar
      B Richard -
      Peavy has thrown 59 pitches through 3
    1. snepp's Avatar
      snepp -
      Sheecago



      Drink.
    1. glunn's Avatar
      glunn -
      Quote Originally Posted by B Richard View Post
      Peavy has thrown 59 pitches through 3
      I am hoping that he was up late last night partying.
    1. Ultima Ratio's Avatar
      Ultima Ratio -
      Yep, don't care about sweet caroline.
    1. snepp's Avatar
      snepp -
      "Special" coverage of Sweet Caroline



      Did this really warrant cutting away from the game?
    1. USAFChief's Avatar
      USAFChief -
      I've got radio only. Gladden has been going on and on about the strike zone. For those watching, does it seem abnormally wide?
    1. Ultima Ratio's Avatar
      Ultima Ratio -
      Quote Originally Posted by USAFChief View Post
      I've got radio only. Gladden has been going on and on about the strike zone. For those watching, does it seem abnormally wide?
      Yes, it's very generous up and on the corners, especially away. Plouffe gets one ball and the exact same, next pitch rings him up. Tough.
    1. B Richard's Avatar
      B Richard -
      Quote Originally Posted by USAFChief View Post
      I've got radio only. Gladden has been going on and on about the strike zone. For those watching, does it seem abnormally wide?
      Definitely has at times, although I don't really see one team benefiting from it over the other immensely. Good break for Worley IMO
    1. Ultima Ratio's Avatar
      Ultima Ratio -
      Worley smirks as Hammer can't get to the foul fly ball -- of course no dive for the ball. Many LFs would have gotten to that ball. Good job to get the DP though.
    1. Ultima Ratio's Avatar
      Ultima Ratio -
      Atta Parm! Now Plouffesie, it may not be fair, but you need to make contact with boarder line pitch.
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