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  • Twins vs. Reds, 06/24/2012, 12:10pm

    Coming off a disastrous 6-0 loss last night, both the Twins pitching and offense looks to get back on track behind their wins leader, Scott Diamond. Countering for the Reds is Mike Leake, a righty pitching in his third season with the club. Which Diamond will show up today for Minnesota? Will the offense break out of its slump and score more than twice? When do we get to stop watching Twins pitchers flail at baseballs like a little leaguer?

    Box Score - Reds 6, Twins 0, 06/23/12

    Scott Diamond
    W L ERA G GS CG SHO SV SVO IP H R ER HR HB BB IBB SO AVG WHIP GO/AO
    SEASON 5 3 2.57 9 9 0 0 0 0 56.0 62 22 16 7 2 8 1 30 .279 1.25 2.50
    MLB Totals 6 8 3.60 16 16 0 0 0 0 95.0 113 47 38 10 2 25 4 49 .295 1.45 1.70

    Mike Leake
    W L ERA G GS CG SHO SV SVO IP H R ER HR HB BB IBB SO AVG WHIP GO/AO
    SEASON 2 5 4.70 13 13 0 0 0 0 74.2 83 44 39 9 1 21 0 53 .284 1.39 1.51
    MLB Totals 22 18 4.16 66 61 0 0 0 0 380.2 400 195 176 51 12 108 5 262 .272 1.33 1.46

    Twins Offense
    RK Player Team Pos G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
    1 Mauer, J MIN C 62 224 32 70 15 1 3 33 38 31 3 1 .313 .414 .429 .843
    2 Revere, B MIN RF 37 151 20 47 5 2 0 10 5 9 14 2 .311 .335 .371 .706
    3 Span, D MIN CF 65 265 34 73 17 1 3 19 27 33 7 3 .275 .342 .381 .724
    4 Willingham, J MIN LF 67 241 39 66 19 1 14 47 34 69 2 1 .274 .385 .535 .920
    5 Doumit, R MIN C 57 197 22 53 10 1 7 32 19 40 0 0 .269 .326 .437 .762
    6 Carroll, J MIN SS 68 234 31 60 9 1 0 22 27 31 6 3 .256 .337 .303 .641
    7 Diamond, S MIN P 2 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .250 .250 .250 .500
    8 Casilla, A MIN 2B 51 150 15 37 9 1 0 12 9 28 8 1 .247 .288 .320 .608
    9 Plouffe, T MIN RF 51 171 28 42 8 0 14 25 21 39 0 2 .246 .328 .538 .866
    10 Butera, D MIN C 18 50 3 12 4 0 0 1 4 10 0 0 .240 .309 .320 .629
    11 Morneau, J MIN 1B 52 199 23 47 12 1 10 33 19 43 1 0 .236 .306 .457 .764
    12 Dozier, B MIN SS 42 167 14 38 8 0 2 17 5 31 2 2 .228 .247 .311 .559
    13 Komatsu, E MIN RF 15 32 2 7 0 0 0 1 4 3 0 0 .219 .297 .219 .516
    14 Hughes, L MIN 2B 4 10 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 4 1 0 .200 .182 .200 .382
    14 Mastroianni, D MIN LF 22 45 4 9 1 1 0 5 5 9 2 0 .200 .280 .267 .547
    16 Valencia, D MIN 3B 27 100 9 19 5 1 1 11 2 23 0 1 .190 .204 .290 .494
    17 Parmelee, C MIN 1B 34 96 6 17 5 1 0 3 8 26 0 0 .177 .255 .250 .505
    18 Thomas, C MIN RF 12 28 2 4 1 0 1 4 0 16 0 0 .143 .172 .286 .458
    19 Burroughs, S MIN 3B 10 17 0 2 1 0 0 1 1 3 0 0 .118 .167 .176 .343

    Reds Offense
    RK Player Team Pos G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
    1 Votto, J CIN 1B 70 242 46 87 30 0 13 45 58 54 4 3 .360 .484 .645 1.128
    2 Leake, M CIN P 12 22 3 7 1 0 1 1 0 7 0 0 .318 .318 .500 .818
    3 Hanigan, R CIN C 47 142 12 41 6 0 1 7 17 18 0 0 .289 .369 .352 .721
    4 Phillips, B CIN 2B 64 251 39 72 10 1 10 44 15 30 2 0 .287 .327 .454 .781
    5 Frazier, T CIN 3B 48 141 15 38 12 3 7 22 13 40 1 1 .270 .333 .546 .879
    6 Heisey, C CIN LF 59 190 18 51 9 2 2 15 7 44 2 3 .268 .305 .368 .673
    7 Cozart, Z CIN SS 67 273 41 70 18 2 7 15 16 59 2 0 .256 .300 .414 .714
    8 Bruce, J CIN RF 68 242 40 61 16 1 16 46 28 64 4 0 .252 .326 .525 .851
    9 Negron, K CIN CF 4 4 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 .250 .400 .250 .650
    10 Stubbs, D CIN CF 53 204 34 48 7 0 7 18 18 59 13 3 .235 .300 .373 .673
    11 Ludwick, R CIN LF 51 167 17 38 12 0 9 31 17 44 0 0 .228 .305 .461 .766
    12 Valdez, W CIN SS 34 71 5 16 3 0 0 8 1 13 0 0 .225 .233 .268 .500
    13 Rolen, S CIN 3B 34 110 9 23 7 0 3 16 8 22 1 0 .209 .267 .355 .621
    14 Mesoraco, D CIN C 31 94 11 18 3 0 4 9 13 19 0 1 .191 .294 .351 .645
    15 Arroyo, B CIN P 12 22 2 4 0 0 0 1 1 9 0 0 .182 .208 .182 .390
    16 Bailey, H CIN P 14 28 1 4 0 0 0 3 0 10 0 0 .143 .143 .143 .286
    17 Cairo, M CIN 3B 28 50 4 7 3 1 0 2 2 3 1 0 .140 .173 .240 .413
    18 Harris, W CIN LF 24 44 5 5 4 0 0 2 3 8 1 1 .114 .170 .205 .375
    19 Cueto, J CIN P 14 29 2 3 1 0 0 2 0 12 0 0 .103 .103 .138 .241
    20 Costanzo, M CIN 3B 17 18 0 1 0 0 0 2 1 10 0 0 .056 .095 .056 .151
    21 Latos, M CIN P 13 20 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 15 0 0 .050 .130 .050 .180
    22 Simon, A CIN P 17 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
    Comments 142 Comments
    1. SpiritofVodkaDave's Avatar
      SpiritofVodkaDave -
      It's nice to see Diamond pitching well again after a a rough couple of starts.
    1. IdahoPilgrim's Avatar
      IdahoPilgrim -
      Sure would be nice to get a couple more runs and give Diamond/pen a little breathing room.
    1. glunn's Avatar
      glunn -
      Quote Originally Posted by SpiritofVodkaDave View Post
      That isn't a small lapse, that is crap you learn in little league. Gave away a sure out as the slow catcher would have been out by a mile.
      The Reds' announcers attributed the lapse to a lack of familiarity with National League baserunning strategy.
    1. stringer bell's Avatar
      stringer bell -
      Really good corner OF defense in the sixth. Mastro kept Bruce at first on his liner toward the corner and then J-Will played the next ball very well setting up the relay that got Bruce by plenty.
    1. IdahoPilgrim's Avatar
      IdahoPilgrim -
      C'mon Scotty! Help your own cause. Crank one outta here! (Hey, a guy can dream).
    1. USAFChief's Avatar
      USAFChief -
      Are we absolutely sure it was Dozier who was supposed to cover 2nd there?
    1. glunn's Avatar
      glunn -
      Quote Originally Posted by sbknudson View Post
      Sure would be nice to get a couple more runs and give Diamond/pen a little breathing room.
      Diamond can help himself with a home run here.
    1. IdahoPilgrim's Avatar
      IdahoPilgrim -
      I'm guessing that's the last we see a pitcher bat today.
    1. USAFChief's Avatar
      USAFChief -
      Quote Originally Posted by glunn View Post
      The Reds' announcers attributed the lapse to a lack of familiarity with National League baserunning strategy.
      Apparently they haven't heard stolen bases have been legal in the AL for a couple years now.
    1. IdahoPilgrim's Avatar
      IdahoPilgrim -
      Quote Originally Posted by USAFChief View Post
      Are we absolutely sure it was Dozier who was supposed to cover 2nd there?
      We're guessing, but the fact that he eventually headed that way once he saw the runner going seems to indicate he thought it was his responsibility.
    1. glunn's Avatar
      glunn -
      Quote Originally Posted by sbknudson View Post
      I'm guessing that's the last we see a pitcher bat today.
      And for the rest of this season -- final inter-league game of this year.
    1. SpiritofVodkaDave's Avatar
      SpiritofVodkaDave -
      Quote Originally Posted by USAFChief View Post
      Are we absolutely sure it was Dozier who was supposed to cover 2nd there?
      Yes, I imagine the Twins were playing against the bunt which means the SS needs to cover 2nd in case of a steal.
    1. stringer bell's Avatar
      stringer bell -
      Prediction: Diamond goes until he allows a baserunner in the eighth.
    1. Brock Beauchamp's Avatar
      Brock Beauchamp -
      Hell of an attempt by Dozier.
    1. SpiritofVodkaDave's Avatar
      SpiritofVodkaDave -
      Quote Originally Posted by glunn View Post
      And for the rest of this season -- final inter-league game of this year.
      What about the world series
    1. Brock Beauchamp's Avatar
      Brock Beauchamp -
      Diamond didn't do anything wrong there. Votto is just that kind of hitter. There are only a few guys who could take that pitch and go opposite field homerun with it.

      In other words, wow.
    1. IdahoPilgrim's Avatar
      IdahoPilgrim -
      Votto: "Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me."
    1. glunn's Avatar
      glunn -
      Quote Originally Posted by stringer bell View Post
      Prediction: Diamond goes until he allows a baserunner in the eighth.
      In hindsight, I wish that this prediction had been correct.
    1. Badsmerf's Avatar
      Badsmerf -
      Quote Originally Posted by sbknudson View Post
      Votto: "Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me."
      Fool me three times.... and you can't get fooled again.
    1. USAFChief's Avatar
      USAFChief -
      Quote Originally Posted by rocketpig View Post
      Diamond didn't do anything wrong there. Votto is just that kind of hitter. There are only a few guys who could take that pitch and go opposite field homerun with it.

      In other words, wow.
      I was thinking the exact same thing. "How the &%$&$# did he hit THAT out?"

      Morneau used to be one of those guys, BTW. Good times.
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