• Series Preview: Twins @ Braves, 5/20-5/22

    Well, the expected has arrived: the Minnesota Twins starting rotation has begun to implode and the bats have gone silent in response.

    Losers of five straight while being outscored 33-14 in those matchups, the Twins head back out on the road and face the Atlanta Braves, owners of a 12-5 record at Turner Field and the 6th-best staff ERA in baseball.

    Don't expect things to get easier any time soon, Twins fans.

    Game One:

    Twins @ Braves - 6:10pm Central - 5/20/2013
    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 8 8 0 0 53.2 58 20 20 6 8 22 4 3 97.6 1.23 .280 3.35

    Julio Teheran:
    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 41.1 53 21 21 6 8 26 2 1 92.3 1.48 .315 4.57

    Game Two:

    Twins @ Braves - 6:10pm Central - 5/21/2013
    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 8 8 0 0 38.1 57 30 28 4 11 18 3 4 90.6 1.77 .339 6.57

    Time Hudson:
    GP GS CG SHO IP H R ER HR BB SO W L P/GS WHIP BAA ERA
    2013 Regular Season 9 9 0 0 51.0 52 29 29 6 15 39 4 3 92.2 1.31 .261 5.12

    Game Three:
    Twins @ Braves - 11:10pm Central - 5/22/2013
    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 9 9 0 0 45.0 72 35 31 6 13 22 1 4 91.9 1.89 .369 6.20

    Paul Maholm:
    GP GS CG SHO IP H R ER HR BB SO W L P/GS WHIP BAA ERA
    2013 Regular Season 9 9 0 0 54.0 48 25 23 4 19 44 5 4 96.8 1.24 .236 3.83

    Twins Offense:
    NAME GP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB BB SO SB BA OBP SLG OPS OWAR
    Joe Mauer 38 155 25 53 17 0 2 13 76 21 39 0 .342 .420 .490 .911 1.7
    Eduardo Escobar 26 57 9 17 2 1 2 6 27 3 6 0 .298 .333 .474 .807 0.4
    Oswaldo Arcia 26 92 10 24 5 1 3 13 40 8 28 0 .261 .327 .435 .762 0.4
    Trevor Plouffe 35 127 17 32 9 1 4 16 55 11 27 1 .252 .326 .433 .759 0.9
    Josh Willingham 36 122 17 24 9 0 5 18 48 25 42 1 .197 .359 .393 .753 0.5
    Justin Morneau 39 157 18 47 11 0 2 29 64 10 24 0 .299 .337 .408 .745 0.4
    Jamey Carroll 18 56 12 17 2 0 0 5 19 5 13 0 .304 .361 .339 .700 0.3
    Pedro Florimon 29 84 11 21 4 0 2 15 31 8 17 5 .250 .319 .369 .688 0.4
    Ryan Doumit 34 118 16 26 9 0 3 16 44 12 25 1 .220 .291 .373 .664 0.0
    Wilkin Ramirez 19 40 3 11 3 0 0 5 14 1 12 0 .275 .286 .350 .636 -0.0
    Chris Parmelee 35 111 10 22 3 0 3 10 34 11 32 1 .198 .278 .306 .584 -0.3
    Brian Dozier 31 118 14 25 2 2 1 11 34 8 28 3 .212 .258 .288 .546 -0.3
    Darin Mastroianni 8 9 1 2 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 1 .222 .300 .222 .522 0.0
    Aaron Hicks 36 122 17 17 3 1 3 15 31 16 37 4 .139 .237 .254 .492 0.0

    Braves Offense:
    NAME GP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB BB SO SB BA OBP SLG OPS OWAR
    Blake DeWitt 4 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 .333 .333 .667 1.000 0.0
    Justin Upton 43 153 32 42 7 1 14 28 93 29 48 3 .275 .389 .608 .997 2.1
    Tim Hudson 9 19 2 6 1 0 1 3 10 2 7 0 .316 .381 .526 .907 0.5
    Chris Johnson 33 117 15 40 8 0 3 13 57 5 29 0 .342 .374 .487 .861 0.8
    Jordan Schafer 30 65 11 20 1 2 1 5 28 13 19 6 .308 .423 .431 .854 0.7
    Evan Gattis 35 117 15 29 10 0 8 22 63 8 31 0 .248 .297 .538 .835 0.9
    Brian McCann 11 35 4 8 0 0 3 10 17 7 6 0 .229 .349 .486 .835 0.4
    Ramiro Pena 30 56 8 16 3 1 1 7 24 7 11 0 .286 .359 .429 .788 0.5
    Reed Johnson 28 46 1 14 5 0 0 4 19 2 12 0 .304 .360 .413 .773 0.1
    Freddie Freeman 30 114 16 33 7 0 2 23 46 13 22 0 .289 .367 .404 .771 0.6
    Juan Francisco 29 91 9 23 1 0 5 16 39 5 39 0 .253 .292 .429 .720 0.2
    Gerald Laird 13 38 3 11 2 0 0 6 13 4 3 1 .289 .372 .342 .714 0.3
    Julio Teheran 7 14 0 4 1 0 0 0 5 1 6 0 .286 .333 .357 .690 0.2
    Dan Uggla 39 137 24 25 2 2 7 13 52 22 54 0 .182 .294 .380 .673 0.3
    Andrelton Simmons 41 157 23 38 6 0 5 17 59 10 19 1 .242 .284 .376 .660 0.5
    Jason Heyward 20 68 10 9 3 0 2 6 18 11 14 1 .132 .289 .265 .554 -0.2
    B.J. Upton 39 138 11 20 4 0 3 6 33 15 53 3 .145 .237 .239 .476 -1.2
    Comments 91 Comments
    1. GCTF's Avatar
      GCTF -
      Make it stop.
    1. Ultima Ratio's Avatar
      Ultima Ratio -
      Regression Happens.






    1. Riverbrian's Avatar
      Riverbrian -
      Anderson: You may want to reach on your delivery a little more. Lengthen out your stride. Get the ball down in the zone.

      Correia: Im getting tattooed

      Mauer: The balls been up for the most part.

      Anderson: Just relax and throw the ball.

      Correia: The ball is making a loud sound and it startles me each time.
    1. Riverbrian's Avatar
      Riverbrian -
      Hmm... Breaking pitches... Could be what Parm is looking for but they just set him up for the heater.
    1. LaBombo's Avatar
      LaBombo -
      Quote Originally Posted by Ultima Ratio View Post
      Regression Happens.
      I think I saw that on a bumper sticker in Forrest Gump.
    1. LaBombo's Avatar
      LaBombo -
      Quote Originally Posted by Riverbrian View Post
      Correia: The ball is making a loud sound and it startles me each time.
      Sensory issue. There's therapy for that.
    1. Riverbrian's Avatar
      Riverbrian -
      Quote Originally Posted by LaBombo View Post
      I think I saw that on a bumper sticker in Forrest Gump.
      I thought it was an 80's song by Animotion.
    1. Riverbrian's Avatar
      Riverbrian -
      Yuck... Even the pitcher.
    1. Riverbrian's Avatar
      Riverbrian -
      That DP makes ya feel a tish better... Just a tish
    1. Riverbrian's Avatar
      Riverbrian -
      I do that when I coach the kids... If I call for a sacrifice... 2 strikes... I don't care... You will sacrifice.
    1. Riverbrian's Avatar
      Riverbrian -
      Mauer... Take him the other way please.
    1. crarko's Avatar
      crarko -
      On the bright side, at least Smalley provides some new input.
    1. Riverbrian's Avatar
      Riverbrian -
      Quote Originally Posted by crarko View Post
      On the bright side, at least Smalley provides some new input.
      I agree... Smalley and TK... They talk actual baseball.
    1. GCTF's Avatar
      GCTF -
      Quote Originally Posted by Riverbrian View Post
      I agree... Smalley and TK... They talk actual baseball.
      I've made the move to watching ball without sound. So far I'm likin' it.
    1. Riverbrian's Avatar
      Riverbrian -
      Quote Originally Posted by GCTF View Post
      I've made the move to watching ball without sound. So far I'm likin' it.
      I can't do that... It would make my wife so much easier to hear.
    1. GCTF's Avatar
      GCTF -
      Quote Originally Posted by Riverbrian View Post
      I can't do that... It would make my wife so much easier to hear.
      I just turn up the hockey game.
    1. GCTF's Avatar
      GCTF -
      Whiffingham.
    1. Riverbrian's Avatar
      Riverbrian -
      Must be the camera angle but Teheren is getting a lot of inside corners.
    1. Riverbrian's Avatar
      Riverbrian -
      Parm look for the slider and jump on it when you get it...

      I wonder if Parm can hear me.
    1. Twins Twerp's Avatar
      Twins Twerp -
      Did laird just nick punto into first...
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