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  • Series Preview: Twins vs Royals, 6/27-6/30

    The fourth place Minnesota Twins look to get back on track against the third place Kansas City Royals in a four game set at Target Field. It will be a daunting task, as the Royals will be sending both Ervin Santana and James Shields to the mound in the series.

    But what Twins fans are most interested in seeing is the MLB introduction of Kyle Gibson, a right-hander that fans have been clamoring to see in Minnesota since Opening Day. The 25 year-old started 15 games for the Red Wings, posting a 3.01 ERA with a 7.7 K/9 ratio and 2.7 walks per nine innings. Gibson is the first of what Twins fans hope is the emergence of a young, above average pitching corps and hope to see fellow prospects Trevor May and Alex Meyer join Gibson on the roster in September.

    Game One:

    Twins vs Royals - 7:10pm Central - 6/27/2013
    Television: FSN North
    Radio: Twins Broadcast Network

    Sam Deduno:
    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 36.1 36 16 15 1 13 21 3 2 99.5 1.35 .261 3.72

    Jeremy Guthrie:
    GP GS CG SHO IP H R ER HR BB SO W L P/GS WHIP BAA ERA
    2013 Regular Season 15 15 1 1 94.1 99 47 44 19 34 45 7 5 99.9 1.41 .273 4.20

    Game Two:
    Twins vs Royals - 7:10pm Central - 6/28/2013
    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 6 6 0 0 31.1 41 21 17 3 14 18 2 3 88.3 1.76 .315 4.88

    James Shields:
    GP GS CG SHO IP H R ER HR BB SO W L P/GS WHIP BAA ERA
    2013 Regular Season 16 16 2 0 111.0 96 37 36 10 33 99 2 6 107.8 1.16 .238 2.92

    Game Three:
    Twins vs Royals - 3:10pm Central - 6/29/2013
    Television: FSN North
    Radio: Twins Broadcast Network

    Kyle Gibson:
    n/a

    Wade Davis:
    GP GS CG SHO IP H R ER HR BB SO W L P/GS WHIP BAA ERA
    2013 Regular Season 15 15 0 0 81.2 108 52 45 10 32 71 4 5 98.5 1.71 .321 4.96

    Game Four:
    Twins vs Royals - 1:10pm Central - 6/30/2013
    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 15 15 0 0 94.1 107 40 40 15 15 50 6 5 95.9 1.29 .288 3.82

    Ervin Santana:
    GP GS CG SHO IP H R ER HR BB SO W L P/GS WHIP BAA ERA
    2013 Regular Season 15 15 0 0 105.0 88 35 32 14 18 84 5 5 102.5 1.01 .226 2.74

    Twins Offense:
    NAME GP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB BB SO SB BA OBP SLG OPS OWAR
    Chris Herrmann 7 13 3 6 1 0 1 4 10 2 1 0 .462 .533 .769 1.303 0.4
    Joe Mauer 70 285 48 96 24 0 8 26 144 39 60 0 .337 .417 .505 .922 3.4
    Oswaldo Arcia 44 147 18 42 10 1 6 22 72 13 41 0 .286 .352 .490 .842 1.0
    Trevor Plouffe 47 173 20 47 11 1 5 26 75 14 35 1 .272 .340 .434 .774 1.2
    Josh Willingham 67 239 30 52 12 0 10 36 94 37 76 1 .218 .349 .393 .743 0.9
    Clete Thomas 18 61 11 16 4 0 1 4 23 7 15 0 .262 .338 .377 .715 0.3
    Ryan Doumit 66 236 26 56 15 1 8 35 97 23 42 1 .237 .304 .411 .715 0.7
    Justin Morneau 69 267 30 75 18 0 3 42 102 19 47 0 .281 .330 .382 .712 0.4
    Chris Parmelee 67 193 16 45 8 0 7 16 74 20 48 1 .233 .309 .383 .692 0.2
    Brian Dozier 63 217 30 49 6 2 7 25 80 23 45 6 .226 .303 .369 .672 0.6
    Eduardo Escobar 47 115 16 26 2 2 3 9 41 9 18 0 .226 .280 .357 .637 0.5
    Pedro Florimon 60 181 18 41 9 0 3 22 59 18 43 7 .227 .297 .326 .623 0.5
    Wilkin Ramirez 23 45 3 11 3 0 0 5 14 1 14 0 .244 .271 .311 .582 -0.1
    Aaron Hicks 55 190 24 34 6 2 6 19 62 18 56 4 .179 .249 .326 .575 0.2
    Darin Mastroianni 8 9 1 2 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 1 .222 .300 .222 .522 0.0
    Jamey Carroll 39 130 15 27 4 0 0 6 31 11 21 1 .208 .270 .238 .508 -0.4

    Royals Offense:
    NAME GP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB BB SO SB BA OBP SLG OPS OWAR
    Jarrod Dyson 21 48 10 14 5 2 2 9 29 2 9 9 .292 .320 .604 .924 0.6
    Alex Gordon 74 297 43 87 14 2 7 40 126 25 64 3 .293 .350 .424 .774 1.7
    Billy Butler 75 254 23 69 16 0 5 41 100 43 51 0 .272 .379 .394 .772 0.6
    Adam Moore 5 10 1 3 1 0 0 0 4 1 2 1 .300 .364 .400 .764 0.1
    David Lough 32 111 10 34 6 2 1 11 47 2 14 1 .306 .325 .423 .748 0.6
    Salvador Perez 62 230 22 69 13 2 3 29 95 6 30 0 .300 .322 .413 .735 1.3
    Eric Hosmer 73 273 35 74 14 2 4 29 104 22 45 7 .271 .326 .381 .706 0.8
    Miguel Tejada 27 69 9 19 2 0 2 9 27 3 12 0 .275 .315 .391 .706 0.1
    Lorenzo Cain 67 241 31 62 15 2 3 30 90 20 58 9 .257 .320 .373 .693 0.7
    James Shields 16 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 .333 .333 .333 .667 0.0
    Alcides Escobar 74 295 29 74 12 2 3 22 99 11 34 11 .251 .279 .336 .615 0.3
    George Kottaras 24 49 6 7 3 0 2 9 16 10 24 1 .143 .288 .327 .615 0.1
    Mike Moustakas 64 220 17 47 10 0 4 13 69 16 33 1 .214 .274 .314 .587 -0.4
    Elliot Johnson 51 121 17 28 2 1 2 9 38 5 36 11 .231 .262 .314 .576 0.2
    Jeff Francoeur 57 182 19 38 8 2 3 13 59 8 48 2 .209 .250 .324 .574 -0.8
    Chris Getz 47 140 19 30 5 1 1 12 40 12 18 4 .214 .276 .286 .562 -0.3
    Comments 107 Comments
    1. Brock Beauchamp's Avatar
      Brock Beauchamp -
      Twins:
      Clete Thomas CF
      Joe Mauer C
      Josh Willingham DH
      Justin Morneau 1B
      Oswaldo Arcia LF
      Trevor Plouffe 3B
      Chris Parmelee RF
      Brian Dozier 2B
      Pedro Florimon SS
      (Samuel Deduno P)

      Royals:Alex Gordon LF
      Alcides Escobar SS
      Eric Hosmer 1B
      Billy Butler DH
      Salvador Perez C
      Mike Moustakas 3B
      David Lough RF
      Elliot Johnson 2B
      Jarrod Dyson CF
      (Jeremy Guthrie P)
    1. USAFChief's Avatar
      USAFChief -
      Well played all around, Deduno and right side of infield.
    1. USAFChief's Avatar
      USAFChief -
      Is the game blacked out everywhere but Tucson?
    1. GCTF's Avatar
      GCTF -
      Quote Originally Posted by USAFChief View Post
      Is the game blacked out everywhere but Tucson?
      Waiting for something interesting to happen in a Twins/Royals game may take awhile.
    1. Gibby's Avatar
      Gibby -
      Joe's at bat was almost interesting.
    1. GCTF's Avatar
      GCTF -
      Jeremy Guthire perfect game intact through 3.
    1. Riverbrian's Avatar
      Riverbrian -
      Ok... I'm here... Was everyone waiting for me to start posting.
    1. GCTF's Avatar
      GCTF -
      Quote Originally Posted by USAFChief View Post
      Is the game blacked out everywhere but Tucson?
      Twins Daily posters must be blacked out after copious amounts of liquor from the Marlins sweep.
    1. GCTF's Avatar
      GCTF -
      Quote Originally Posted by Riverbrian View Post
      Ok... I'm here... Was everyone waiting for me to start posting.
      I'm just on the edge of my seat waiting to see who blinks first, Cy Deduno or Cy Guthrie.
    1. Riverbrian's Avatar
      Riverbrian -
      Quote Originally Posted by GCTF View Post
      Twins Daily posters must be blacked out after copious amounts of liquor from the Marlins sweep.
      Twins Daily Posters or Twins Players... I need a clarification.
    1. Riverbrian's Avatar
      Riverbrian -
      Clete Thomas... Doin his job... Leading off with a hit.
    1. USAFChief's Avatar
      USAFChief -
      Sounds like Bert may have blacked himself out pregame.
    1. snepp's Avatar
      snepp -
      Quote Originally Posted by USAFChief View Post
      Is the game blacked out everywhere but Tucson?
      What game?
    1. GCTF's Avatar
      GCTF -
      Quote Originally Posted by Riverbrian View Post
      Clete Thomas... Doin his job... Leading off with a hit.
      Slack-jawed yokels everywhere rejoice.
    1. GCTF's Avatar
      GCTF -
      Quote Originally Posted by USAFChief View Post
      Sounds like Bert may have blacked himself out pregame.
      Well the sun did rise this morning.
    1. GCTF's Avatar
      GCTF -
      Quote Originally Posted by snepp View Post
      What game?
      The AAAA championship series for all the marbles.
    1. GCTF's Avatar
      GCTF -
      Quote Originally Posted by Riverbrian View Post
      Twins Daily Posters or Twins Players... I need a clarification.
      Yes?
    1. Riverbrian's Avatar
      Riverbrian -
      Morneau... Who needs Homers?
    1. GCTF's Avatar
      GCTF -
      Things are lookin' up.
    1. Riverbrian's Avatar
      Riverbrian -
      Quote Originally Posted by GCTF View Post
      Yes?
      Thats like me at restaurants with Menus... They hand me a menu... I hand it back and say "Yes Please".
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