• Series Preview: Twins vs White Sox, 5/13-5-/15

    Before coming home to face the Orioles for three games at home, Minnesota made a trip around the American League, faced three over .500 teams, and returned with a 5-5 record.

    Upon greeting the Orioles for three games, they immediately decided to pitch three consecutive games of batting practice, allowing 23 runs over the weekend set.

    Thankfully, the Orioles are gone and the Twins are set to welcome the Chicago White Sox to Target Field. The White Sox and their unbalanced attack of no-hitting, excellent pitching may be the needed ingredient for the Twins starting staff to get back on track.

    Game One:

    Twins vs White Sox - 7:10pm Central - 5/13/2013
    Television: FSN North
    Radio: Twins Broadcast Network

    Pedro Hernandez:
    GP GS CG SHO IP H R ER HR BB SO W L P/GS WHIP BAA ERA
    2013 Regular Season 6 4 0 0 22.2 29 15 15 5 9 11 1 0 77.3 1.68 .315 5.96

    Hector Santiago:
    GP GS CG SHO IP H R ER HR BB SO W L SV HLD BLSV WHIP ERA
    2013 Regular Season 9 2 0 0 26.2 19 6 5 2 7 25 1 1 0 0 0 0.98 1.69


    Game Two:
    Twins vs White Sox - 7:10pm Central - 5/14/2013
    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 7 7 0 0 46.2 49 16 16 4 7 20 4 2 97.3 1.20 .271 3.09

    Jake Peavy:
    GP GS CG SHO IP H R ER HR BB SO W L P/GS WHIP BAA ERA
    2013 Regular Season 6 6 0 0 38.2 33 14 13 7 8 45 4 1 107.0 1.06 .231 3.03

    Game Three:
    Twins vs White Sox - 12:10pm Central - 5/15/2013
    Television: FSN North
    Radio: Twins Broadcast Network

    Mike Pelfrey:
    GP GS CG SHO IP H R ER HR BB SO W L P/GS WHIP BAA ERA
    2013 Regular Season 7 7 0 0 34.1 49 25 23 2 9 15 3 3 90.6 1.69 .331 6.03

    Dylan Axelrod:
    GP GS CG SHO IP H R ER HR BB SO W L P/GS WHIP BAA ERA
    2013 Regular Season 7 7 0 0 41.0 39 21 19 5 12 22 0 3 99.6 1.24 .247 4.17


    Twins Offense:
    NAME GP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB BB SO SB BA OBP SLG OPS OWAR
    Joe Mauer 33 135 22 46 15 0 2 13 67 18 32 0 .341 .418 .496 .915 1.6
    Oswaldo Arcia 20 73 9 22 4 1 3 12 37 4 21 0 .301 .338 .507 .845 0.6
    Josh Willingham 30 100 15 21 7 0 5 15 43 24 35 1 .210 .388 .430 .818 0.7
    Eduardo Escobar 24 53 8 16 2 1 1 5 23 3 6 0 .302 .339 .434 .773 0.3
    Trevor Plouffe 30 109 15 26 6 1 4 12 46 9 23 1 .239 .315 .422 .737 0.7
    Justin Morneau 33 130 16 37 8 0 2 24 51 10 21 0 .285 .331 .392 .723 0.2
    Pedro Florimon 23 64 6 16 3 0 1 11 22 6 14 3 .250 .319 .344 .663 0.3
    Ryan Doumit 30 103 15 22 8 0 3 15 39 10 21 1 .214 .284 .379 .663 0.0
    Wilkin Ramirez 17 35 3 10 2 0 0 5 12 1 8 0 .286 .297 .343 .640 0.0
    Chris Parmelee 31 98 10 21 3 0 3 10 33 11 28 1 .214 .301 .337 .638 -0.0
    Jamey Carroll 15 43 10 11 1 0 0 3 12 4 11 0 .256 .319 .279 .598 0.0
    Brian Dozier 27 106 13 24 2 2 1 11 33 7 24 2 .226 .270 .311 .581 -0.1
    Darin Mastroianni 8 9 1 2 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 1 .222 .300 .222 .522 0.0
    Aaron Hicks 30 102 13 14 3 1 1 13 22 14 35 3 .137 .239 .216 .455 0.0

    White Sox Offense:
    NAME GP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB BB SO SB BA OBP SLG OPS OWAR
    Dylan Axelrod 7 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 .500 .500 .500 1.000 0.1
    Alex Rios 35 136 21 38 7 0 8 18 69 13 23 6 .279 .342 .507 .850 1.0
    Dayan Viciedo 16 56 5 16 4 0 2 7 26 4 18 0 .286 .333 .464 .798 0.2
    Conor Gillaspie 32 90 7 25 4 1 3 7 40 9 25 0 .278 .340 .444 .784 0.4
    Tyler Greene 15 35 5 10 1 1 1 3 16 2 13 0 .286 .324 .457 .781 0.1
    Jordan Danks 9 15 1 3 0 0 1 2 6 3 5 0 .200 .333 .400 .733 0.0
    Alejandro De Aza 34 139 21 34 7 0 7 16 62 8 44 5 .245 .284 .446 .730 0.4
    Gordon Beckham 7 19 1 6 0 0 0 1 6 1 5 0 .316 .333 .316 .649 0.0
    Hector Gimenez 8 19 3 3 1 0 1 4 7 3 7 0 .158 .280 .368 .648 -0.0
    Alexei Ramirez 35 126 11 33 7 0 1 7 43 6 18 6 .262 .299 .341 .640 0.3
    Paul Konerko 33 126 12 27 5 0 4 16 44 9 26 0 .214 .273 .349 .623 -0.7
    Dewayne Wise 23 47 4 12 1 0 1 3 16 1 12 1 .255 .271 .340 .611 -0.1
    Tyler Flowers 29 92 9 17 3 0 4 11 32 7 30 0 .185 .257 .348 .605 -0.2
    Adam Dunn 32 117 12 16 2 0 6 12 36 13 45 1 .137 .235 .308 .543 -0.8
    Casper Wells 4 9 0 1 1 0 0 0 2 1 4 0 .111 .200 .222 .422 -0.2
    Jeff Keppinger 29 123 7 23 2 0 0 6 25 0 13 0 .187 .184 .203 .387 -1.4

    Comments 129 Comments
    1. Riverbrian's Avatar
      Riverbrian -
      Let's see how inning two goes for Pedro.
    1. Riverbrian's Avatar
      Riverbrian -
      Great play by Plouffe but his feet didn't move. It'd be easier if his feet were more inclined.
    1. Riverbrian's Avatar
      Riverbrian -
      I might be missing something... Rodents driving a Kia Soul... Is that supposed to make me want one?
    1. Riverbrian's Avatar
      Riverbrian -
      Hold those Rochester take out menus... Pedro may not need them
    1. Riverbrian's Avatar
      Riverbrian -
      Is this the Game Thread?

      I get confused sometimes... I might have went into the West Brom discussion thread by mistake.
    1. Riverbrian's Avatar
      Riverbrian -
      Florimon with a leadoff double...
    1. Riverbrian's Avatar
      Riverbrian -
      Quote Originally Posted by Riverbrian View Post
      Florimon with a leadoff double...
      Every Dog has his day.
    1. Riverbrian's Avatar
      Riverbrian -
      Quote Originally Posted by Riverbrian View Post
      Every Dog has his day.
      c'mon that ain't fair... It's not like it was his first hit of the year.
    1. Riverbrian's Avatar
      Riverbrian -
      Quote Originally Posted by Riverbrian View Post
      c'mon that ain't fair... It's not like it was his first hit of the year.
      Yeah... Let's see how excited you are about Florimon in July.
    1. Riverbrian's Avatar
      Riverbrian -
      Quote Originally Posted by Riverbrian View Post
      Yeah... Let's see how excited you are about Florimon in July.
      I'm not that excited about him now... It was a nice leadoff double... He can do that every once in awhile.
    1. Ultima Ratio's Avatar
      Ultima Ratio -
      Hey RB, you can stop now. Morneau needs to help Hammer out here.
    1. Riverbrian's Avatar
      Riverbrian -
      Quote Originally Posted by Ultima Ratio View Post
      Hey RB, you can stop now. Morneau needs to help Hammer out here.
      Thank God... I was about to start typing Neil Young Lyrics.

      We gotta get a couple here.
    1. GCTF's Avatar
      GCTF -
      It was the best we could hope for.
    1. Riverbrian's Avatar
      Riverbrian -
      And we catch a break... Now Doumit can fly ball us into a tie game.
    1. Riverbrian's Avatar
      Riverbrian -
      Quote Originally Posted by Riverbrian View Post
      And we catch a break... Now Doumit can fly ball us into a tie game.
      Just like I drew it up... Thank you
    1. Riverbrian's Avatar
      Riverbrian -
      Quote Originally Posted by GCTF View Post
      It was the best we could hope for.
      its a start
    1. Ultima Ratio's Avatar
      Ultima Ratio -
      Good on you RB, new game and still threatening. And give Plouffe the green light.
    1. Riverbrian's Avatar
      Riverbrian -
      Plouffe hit that like he was mad at it.
    1. IdahoPilgrim's Avatar
      IdahoPilgrim -
      Quote Originally Posted by Riverbrian View Post
      I might be missing something... Rodents driving a Kia Soul... Is that supposed to make me want one?
      Yes, that's the idea. Whether it works or not, well...
    1. jokin's Avatar
      jokin -
      Quote Originally Posted by Riverbrian View Post
      Thank God... I was about to start typing Neil Young Lyrics.

      We gotta get a couple here.
      Let me help here, RB.

      "Know when you see him,
      Nothing can free him.
      Step aside, open wide,
      It's the loner."
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