• White Sox vs. Twins, 06/26/2012, 7:10pm

    Twins fans couldn't have asked for a better game than last night. Peavy was hit early and often while Liriano continued his streak of dominant pitching on the way to a 4-1 win in a performance that felt far more dominating than the score showed at the end of the night. Powered by nine (!) hits from the top third of the lineup, the Twins look to repeat last night's performance against a struggling Gavin Floyd. Unfortunately, Liam Hendriks has been even worse since his call-up from AAA, where he dominated International League hitters for seven starts earlier in the season. It looks to be a high scoring affair tonight; be sure to catch all the discussion on the Twins Daily game thread found below!

    Box Score - Twins 4, White Sox 1 - 06/25/12

    Gavin Floyd
    W L ERA G GS CG SHO SV SVO IP H R ER HR HB BB IBB SO AVG WHIP GO/AO
    SEASON 5 7 5.20 14 14 0 0 0 0 83.0 84 49 48 15 8 24 2 76 .262 1.30 1.01
    MLB Totals 63 62 4.55 179 167 5 1 0 0 1042.0 1041 573 527 139 53 339 23 810 .259 1.32 1.13
    Minors Totals 45 43 3.69 134 129 8 2 0 0 812.2 744 378 333 60 61 303 2 645 .245 1.29 1.13

    Liam Hendriks
    W L ERA G GS CG SHO SV SVO IP H R ER HR HB BB IBB SO AVG WHIP GO/AO
    SEASON 0 4 7.39 6 6 0 0 0 0 28.0 46 29 23 9 2 5 0 17 .371 1.82 1.03
    MLB Totals 0 6 6.84 10 10 0 0 0 0 51.1 75 45 39 12 2 11 0 33 .346 1.68 1.07
    Minors Totals 34 17 2.69 75 73 4 1 0 0 422.0 378 149 126 15 10 73 1 385 .238 1.07 1.42

    White Sox Offense
    RK Player Team Pos G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
    1 Danks, J CWS CF 11 13 2 5 1 0 0 0 0 4 1 0 .385 .385 .462 .846
    2 Konerko, P CWS 1B 66 243 36 82 14 0 13 39 29 38 0 0 .337 .415 .556 .970
    3 Rios, A CWS CF 71 269 37 79 13 5 8 36 13 36 10 3 .294 .333 .468 .802
    4 De Aza, A CWS CF 72 277 48 80 13 3 4 28 29 59 14 5 .289 .363 .401 .764
    5 Pierzynski, A CWS C 64 229 33 65 8 2 12 41 17 30 0 0 .284 .335 .493 .828
    6 Viciedo, D CWS RF 67 229 27 59 4 0 13 34 9 55 0 0 .258 .292 .445 .737
    7 Youkilis, K CWS 3B 1 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .250 .500
    8 Beckham, G CWS 2B 71 264 36 65 10 0 9 32 17 44 3 2 .246 .300 .386 .686
    9 Ramirez, A CWS SS 71 273 24 66 9 1 1 33 8 41 9 2 .242 .266 .293 .559
    10 Dunn, A CWS 1B 73 255 42 54 10 0 23 53 58 119 0 1 .212 .358 .522 .879
    11 Escobar, E CWS SS 23 59 8 12 1 1 0 2 9 17 2 0 .203 .309 .254 .563
    12 Humber, P CWS P 2 5 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 .200 .200 .200 .400
    13 Morel, B CWS 3B 35 113 14 20 2 0 0 5 7 39 4 1 .177 .225 .195 .420
    14 Lillibridge, B CWS RF 49 63 10 11 1 0 0 2 4 26 7 2 .175 .232 .190 .422
    15 Fukudome, K CWS RF 24 41 2 7 1 0 0 4 8 9 0 1 .171 .294 .195 .489
    16 Hudson, O CWS 3B 28 88 6 15 3 2 1 11 9 13 1 1 .170 .247 .284 .532
    17 Flowers, T CWS C 18 47 7 8 2 0 2 2 4 21 1 0 .170 .264 .340 .605

    Twins Offense
    RK Player Team Pos G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
    1 Revere, B MIN RF 39 160 20 53 5 2 0 10 5 9 15 3 .331 .353 .388 .741
    2 Mauer, J MIN C 64 232 34 75 16 1 3 34 38 32 3 1 .323 .419 .440 .859
    3 Span, D MIN CF 67 270 36 75 19 1 3 19 27 34 7 3 .278 .343 .389 .732
    4 Willingham, J MIN LF 69 247 40 68 20 1 15 49 36 69 2 1 .275 .390 .547 .936
    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 70 237 31 61 9 1 0 23 28 31 6 3 .257 .340 .304 .643
    7 Plouffe, T MIN RF 53 178 30 44 8 0 15 27 21 42 0 2 .247 .325 .545 .870
    8 Casilla, A MIN 2B 52 153 15 37 9 1 0 12 9 28 8 1 .242 .283 .314 .597
    9 Butera, D MIN C 20 54 3 13 5 0 0 1 4 12 0 0 .241 .305 .333 .638
    10 Morneau, J MIN 1B 54 207 23 48 12 1 10 34 20 46 1 0 .232 .303 .444 .747
    11 Dozier, B MIN SS 44 173 15 39 8 0 2 17 6 33 2 2 .225 .249 .306 .555
    12 Komatsu, E MIN RF 15 32 2 7 0 0 0 1 4 3 0 0 .219 .297 .219 .516
    13 Hughes, L MIN 2B 4 10 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 4 1 0 .200 .182 .200 .382
    14 Valencia, D MIN 3B 27 100 9 19 5 1 1 11 2 23 0 1 .190 .204 .290 .494
    15 Mastroianni, D MIN LF 23 48 4 9 1 1 0 5 5 10 2 0 .188 .264 .250 .514
    16 Parmelee, C MIN 1B 34 96 6 17 5 1 0 3 8 26 0 0 .177 .255 .250 .505
    17 Diamond, S MIN P 3 7 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 .143 .143 .143 .286
    17 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
    Comments 207 Comments
    1. IdahoPilgrim's Avatar
      IdahoPilgrim -
      Quote Originally Posted by Ultima Ratio View Post
      Ahem... I think you mean climate change
      Do you say "toe-may-to" or "toe-mah-to"?
    1. Ultima Ratio's Avatar
      Ultima Ratio -
      Quote Originally Posted by sbknudson View Post
      Do you say "toe-may-to" or "toe-mah-to"?
      I make the wise crack because they are not the same, and one is definitely a euphemism.
    1. IdahoPilgrim's Avatar
      IdahoPilgrim -
      Quote Originally Posted by Ultima Ratio View Post
      I make the wise crack because they are not the same, and one is definitely a euphemism.
      Fair enough, but it's too late and I'm too tired to worry about being PC.
    1. Ultima Ratio's Avatar
      Ultima Ratio -
      Quote Originally Posted by sbknudson View Post
      Fair enough, but it's too late and I'm too tired to worry about being PC.
      Please don't be PC, that's the point. It was just a throw away line.
    1. Pius Jefferson's Avatar
      Pius Jefferson -
      They needed to win this game with Sale pitching tomorrow for the Sox.
    1. one_eyed_jack's Avatar
      one_eyed_jack -
      Quote Originally Posted by sbknudson View Post
      Not necessarily. They're only 8-1/2 back. There are 13 weeks left in the season. If they make up 1 game a week they should be OK.

      And over that same period, I expect the stock market to double, peace to break out over the earth, and an end to global warming.
      ---Well that all would be awesome.

      But - be honest everyone - raise your hand if, like me, in the unlikely event that all of those wonderful things happened one the same day that the Twins clinched the division, you'd be right here talking about who our game 1 starter should be instead of on CNN reading about how the world's problems were solved.
    1. jokin's Avatar
      jokin -
      At tonight's press conference, Gardy in complete denial about the LOB issue. He completely denied that the RISP tonight was 1-10. He seemingly wasn't aware that the Twins outhit the Sox and had a series of poor ABs that snuffed out potential rallies.

      The bright side is definitely the bullpen, Robertson certainly pitched like he wants to stay with the big club, gotta be happy for the big kid in his debut.

      Meanwhile, Hendriks defintely showed he has a pulse and gives some hope that he can become a competent SP in time. In an added plus and based on the post-game interview, he was apparently in another life, the co-star on House, playing Dr. Chase.
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