• Series Preview: Twins @ Brewers, 5/27-5/30

    The Twins have fallen apart in the last few weeks. After staying near the .500 mark for the first six weeks of the season, the Twins lost ten in a row before winning one of a four game set against the Tigers.

    The bad news is that the rotation is in shambles and the offense isn't producing. The good news is that the Twins are heading to Milwaukee, a team that has struggled as mightily as the Twins, recording a 19-29 record over their first 48 games. The series opens with two games in Miller Park, followed by two more games in Target Field.

    Can the Twins right the ship against the Brewers in Milwaukee?

    Game One:
    Twins @ Brewers - 1:10pm Central - 5/27/2013
    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 9 9 0 0 57.2 66 25 25 7 9 22 4 4 95.1 1.30 .295 3.90

    Wily Peralta:
    GP GS CG SHO IP H R ER HR BB SO W L P/GS WHIP BAA ERA
    2013 Regular Season 10 10 0 0 51.2 69 44 37 6 19 31 3 5 87.5 1.70 .315 6.45


    Game Two:
    Twins @ Brewers - 7:10pm Central - 5/27/2013
    Television: FSN North
    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 8 8 0 0 45.1 57 26 25 7 10 21 3 4 94.3 1.48 .320 4.96

    Alfredo Figaro:
    GP GS CG SHO IP H R ER HR BB SO W L SV HLD BLSV WHIP ERA
    2013 Regular Season 15 0 0 0 26.0 30 13 10 5 6 21 0 0 0 0 0 1.38 3.46

    Game Three:
    Twins vs. Brewers - 7:10pm Central - 5/27/2013
    Television: FSN North
    Radio: Twins Broadcast Network

    Samuel Deduno:
    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 5.1 9 6 6 1 3 2 0 1 102.0 2.25 .360 10.13

    Marco Estrada:
    GP GS CG SHO IP H R ER HR BB SO W L P/GS WHIP BAA ERA
    2013 Regular Season 10 10 0 0 58.1 60 33 32 11 17 54 4 2 94.9 1.32 .263 4.94

    Game Four:
    Twins vs. Brewers - 7:10pm Central - 5/27/2013
    Television: FSN North
    Radio: Twins Broadcast Network

    PJ Walters:
    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 6.0 8 2 2 1 1 3 1 0 81.0 1.50 .320 3.00

    Brewers SP TBA

    Twins Offense:
    NAME GP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB BB SO SB BA OBP SLG OPS OWAR
    Joe Mauer 44 180 29 61 17 0 3 15 87 22 43 0 .339 .411 .483 .894 1.9
    Josh Willingham 43 147 21 31 9 0 8 23 64 29 50 1 .211 .366 .435 .801 0.9
    Oswaldo Arcia 30 98 11 25 5 1 4 14 44 8 30 0 .255 .318 .449 .767 0.4
    Trevor Plouffe 37 134 17 34 9 1 4 17 57 12 27 1 .254 .333 .425 .759 0.9
    Justin Morneau 46 184 21 55 13 0 2 32 74 11 28 0 .299 .342 .402 .744 0.4
    Pedro Florimon 36 102 14 25 5 0 2 16 36 11 24 6 .245 .322 .353 .675 0.5
    Jamey Carroll 23 78 13 22 3 0 0 6 25 6 17 0 .282 .333 .321 .654 0.2
    Eduardo Escobar 33 75 9 17 2 1 2 6 27 5 9 0 .227 .275 .360 .635 0.3
    Ryan Doumit 40 136 16 29 9 0 3 17 47 13 26 1 .213 .281 .346 .627 -0.1
    Chris Parmelee 41 129 10 27 3 0 3 11 39 13 36 1 .209 .288 .302 .590 -0.3
    Wilkin Ramirez 23 45 3 11 3 0 0 5 14 1 14 0 .244 .271 .311 .582 -0.1
    Darin Mastroianni 8 9 1 2 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 1 .222 .300 .222 .522 0.0
    Brian Dozier 36 132 15 26 3 2 1 12 36 8 33 4 .197 .239 .273 .512 -0.5
    Aaron Hicks 43 145 18 22 3 1 4 16 39 16 45 4 .152 .235 .269 .504 -0.1

    Brewers Offense:
    NAME GP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB BB SO SB BA OBP SLG OPS OWAR
    Alfredo Figaro 15 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 .500 .500 .500 1.000 0.1
    Ryan Braun 44 167 26 52 12 1 9 33 93 23 43 2 .311 .395 .557 .952 1.6
    Carlos Gomez 47 172 26 56 13 3 8 23 99 9 42 9 .326 .368 .576 .943 1.8
    Aramis Ramirez 21 69 7 22 6 0 3 12 37 9 14 0 .319 .397 .536 .934 0.7
    Jean Segura 47 186 27 64 6 5 7 20 101 10 28 14 .344 .382 .543 .925 2.3
    Yovani Gallardo 12 21 2 5 1 0 2 3 12 0 13 0 .238 .238 .571 .810 0.3
    Norichika Aoki 47 186 28 58 9 0 4 12 79 17 12 6 .312 .382 .425 .806 1.3
    Jeff Bianchi 14 28 3 8 1 1 0 3 11 0 5 0 .286 .286 .393 .679 0.0
    Yuniesky Betancourt 46 160 14 37 5 0 8 26 66 7 24 0 .231 .265 .413 .677 -0.3
    Jonathan Lucroy 40 138 10 31 2 2 3 19 46 10 16 2 .225 .283 .333 .616 -0.2
    Josh Prince 6 5 2 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 .200 .200 .400 .600 -0.0
    Khris Davis 14 16 2 3 2 0 0 0 5 1 8 1 .188 .278 .313 .590 -0.1
    Rickie Weeks 47 161 21 28 6 0 3 10 43 23 54 4 .174 .281 .267 .548 -0.5
    Martin Maldonado 26 82 5 15 4 1 1 11 24 6 26 0 .183 .247 .293 .540 -0.5
    Marco Estrada 10 18 0 4 1 0 0 2 5 0 8 0 .222 .222 .278 .500 0.1
    Alex Gonzalez 38 104 13 19 3 0 1 8 25 3 22 0 .183 .211 .240 .451 -0.8

    Comments 133 Comments
    1. Brock Beauchamp's Avatar
      Brock Beauchamp -
      Lineups:

      Twins:

      Brewers:
    1. ScottyB's Avatar
      ScottyB -
      Brock - it's a home & home series. First 2 games are at Miller Park, last 2 at Target.
    1. Shane Wahl's Avatar
      Shane Wahl -
      Yeah 2 and 2. Four games at that abomination of a stadium would be way too aesthetically displeasing.
    1. Brock Beauchamp's Avatar
      Brock Beauchamp -
      Quote Originally Posted by ScottyB View Post
      Brock - it's a home & home series. First 2 games are at Miller Park, last 2 at Target.
      Ah, right. It was early and I entirely missed that.
    1. USAFChief's Avatar
      USAFChief -
      Happy Memorial Day everyone. Please try to find time today to remember those who have given us the freedoms we enjoy.
    1. Riverbrian's Avatar
      Riverbrian -
      C'mon... Let's have a decent game today.
    1. mikecgrimes's Avatar
      mikecgrimes -
      I just hope if we do lose I will be able to find out why Ron Gardenhire should be fired somewhere on the internet.
    1. Riverbrian's Avatar
      Riverbrian -
      That DP was huge.
    1. USAFChief's Avatar
      USAFChief -
      Segura is a nice looking young SS. How nice would it be to have a 23 YO SS with a career minor league OPS above .800 who's putting up the numbers in the majors he is?
    1. stringer bell's Avatar
      stringer bell -
      Quote Originally Posted by USAFChief View Post
      Happy Memorial Day everyone. Please try to find time today to remember those who have given us the freedoms we enjoy.
      How can someone not like that. Thanks for your service, Chief!
    1. stringer bell's Avatar
      stringer bell -
      Apparently coaching hitting isn't as easy as throwing BP. Bruno and Gardy want Dozier to hit the ball more to the opposite field, while Gladden was advocating that Dozier should look to pull the ball more and perhaps put one in the seats. IIRC, Dozier's slide started after he homered at Fenway. Just a coincidence?
    1. Mr. Brooks's Avatar
      Mr. Brooks -
      Didnt catch the pregame or early part of game.
      Any word on why Mauer is back to the 3 hole?
    1. stringer bell's Avatar
      stringer bell -
      Florimon with another RBI hit. While there have been a lot of disappointments on this club, Pedro has had a nice two months.
    1. stringer bell's Avatar
      stringer bell -
      Carlos Gomez with a second deck homer, who would have predicted that?
    1. stringer bell's Avatar
      stringer bell -
      Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Brooks View Post
      Didnt catch the pregame or early part of game.
      Any word on why Mauer is back to the 3 hole?
      I'm guessing Gardy didn't want to have the bottom of the order be Dozier, Hicks, Florimon, and Correia. BTW, is anyone out there?
    1. Reginald Maudling's Shin's Avatar
      Reginald Maudling's Shin -
      Quote Originally Posted by stringer bell View Post
      Carlos Gomez with a second deck homer, who would have predicted that?
      Right after Dick was talking trash about him. One of the most "unpredictable," "emotional" players in Twins history. How about Gardy & the Twins messed up on this one? What an *******.
    1. stringer bell's Avatar
      stringer bell -
      Quote Originally Posted by Reginald Maudling's Shin View Post
      Right after Dick was talking trash about him. One of the most "unpredictable," "emotional" players in Twins history. How about Gardy & the Twins messed up on this one? What an *******.
      Dick works for the Twins and will say what he is told to say. If he can be subtle, so much the better.
    1. crarko's Avatar
      crarko -
      I swear this Brewers pitcher is a right handed version of Liriano.
    1. Riverbrian's Avatar
      Riverbrian -
      Quote Originally Posted by Reginald Maudling's Shin View Post
      Right after Dick was talking trash about him. One of the most "unpredictable," "emotional" players in Twins history. How about Gardy & the Twins messed up on this one? What an *******.
      He can say what he wants... but I agree... I have been disapointed all along with the Gomez trade... Hardy in return didn't matter... Gomez had tools coming out of his tool box. Giving up on a kid like that just didn't make sense... He was just a young ball player.
    1. Riverbrian's Avatar
      Riverbrian -
      We gotta hold this lead!!!
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