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  • 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. jokin's Avatar
      jokin -
      Quote Originally Posted by Ultima Ratio View Post
      Only 4 of those previous 15 AB resulted in more than one base, so why would they IBB Mauer? Most likely only gets a single.
      I don't know, you should ask Ozzie. I'll take a stab at it, because a single w/ RISP results in one or two runs scored?
    1. Ultima Ratio's Avatar
      Ultima Ratio -
      Quote Originally Posted by jokin View Post
      I don't know, you should ask Ozzie. I'll take a stab at it, because a single w/ RISP results in one or two runs scored?
      I almost included that thinking that someone wouldn't see that I was speaking strictly of ABs as such, without the variables of runners on and outs. Sure, runner on second and 2 outs, pitch around Mauer and walk him if you must. Duh.
    1. Thrylos's Avatar
      Thrylos -
      Quote Originally Posted by Chance View Post
      There should be a roster move today sending down mastroanni or parmelee and calling up ramirez or Valencia..... Or both! Mastro is useless right now and parmelee needs the regular at bats. This way our lineup could be...

      Span-CF
      Carroll-2B
      Mauer-1B
      Willingham-LF
      plouffe-3B
      doumit-C
      Valencia-DH
      ramirez-RF
      dozier-SS

      Crazy I know but that would help a little bit against a top lefty...
      Ramirez is stinking up the place at AAA in the pace of .245/.265/.388 Danny V has been better recently but still his totals are .241/.281/.389. If they need a RH bat, Matt Carson should probably be it, leading AAA with .278/.355/.427 Still not sure whether that is an improvement over Mastroianni, esp. defensively and on the bases. I would like to see Danny V up with the team. I suspect that there will be personnel changes within the next month or so and lots of people would get their opportunities.
    1. jokin's Avatar
      jokin -
      Quote Originally Posted by Ultima Ratio View Post
      I almost included that thinking that someone wouldn't see that I was speaking strictly of ABs as such, without the variables of runners on and outs. Sure, runner on second and 2 outs, pitch around Mauer and walk him if you must. Duh.
      Sorry for the appearances of snark, but I somehow think today the snark level at TD is rising faster than the Mississippi.
    1. TheLeviathan's Avatar
      TheLeviathan -
      Quote Originally Posted by thrylos98 View Post
      Ramirez is stinking up the place at AAA in the pace of .245/.265/.388 Danny V has been better recently but still his totals are .241/.281/.389. If they need a RH bat, Matt Carson should probably be it, leading AAA with .278/.355/.427 Still not sure whether that is an improvement over Mastroianni, esp. defensively and on the bases. I would like to see Danny V up with the team. I suspect that there will be personnel changes within the next month or so and lots of people would get their opportunities.
      I heartily endorse this idea. Mostly because I already name-dropped Carson earlier. He's swinging a good bat in AAA, is right-handed, and can't possibly be more irritating than Danny V. Send Parms down and call the kid up.

      Also, are we sure Carson is an actual person and not just an attempt by Rene Tosoni to repackage himself?
    1. DPJ's Avatar
      DPJ -
      I would bet the over for this game.
    1. Thrylos's Avatar
      Thrylos -
      Quote Originally Posted by TheLeviathan View Post
      I heartily endorse this idea. Mostly because I already name-dropped Carson earlier. He's swinging a good bat in AAA, is right-handed, and can't possibly be more irritating than Danny V. Send Parms down and call the kid up.

      Also, are we sure Carson is an actual person and not just an attempt by Rene Tosoni to repackage himself?
      He is an actual person but not a "kid" (well, he is a "kid" compared to some of us, but at least not) in baseball terms. He will be 31 soon. And no. He is not Tosoni. He has hair
    1. twinsnorth49's Avatar
      twinsnorth49 -
      Wow, the entire Chicken Little crew is out tonight, I'm keeping my glass topped up just for, say, fun.
    1. jokin's Avatar
      jokin -
      Quote Originally Posted by DPJ View Post
      I would bet the over for this game.

      First team to 9, wins.
    1. Brock Beauchamp's Avatar
      Brock Beauchamp -
      Strikes, Liam. Throw 'em. They're your friend.
    1. glunn's Avatar
      glunn -
      Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Ed View Post
      Parmelee is on this team? Really? 4 at bats in nearly 2 weeks.
      I wish that Parmelee was at Rochester getting at bats instead of rotting on the Twins bench.
    1. glunn's Avatar
      glunn -
      Quote Originally Posted by Ultima Ratio View Post
      You're going to take Revere out of the lineup with the way he's been playing? No no no....
      I agree -- Revere is red hot and it seems dumb to not play him unless he is injured.
    1. glunn's Avatar
      glunn -
      Quote Originally Posted by twinsnorth49 View Post
      Wow, the entire Chicken Little crew is out tonight, I'm keeping my glass topped up just for, say, fun.
      Good one, my northerly friend. But you and I are also here to add some positive energy!
    1. IdahoPilgrim's Avatar
      IdahoPilgrim -
      Quote Originally Posted by glunn View Post
      I wish that Parmelee was at Rochester getting at bats instead of rotting on the Twins bench.
      I concur, or at the very least let him play a few games - it's not as if Morneau can hit off of lefties this year. Parmelee, in his brief stint up here, hit lefties decently.
    1. Brock Beauchamp's Avatar
      Brock Beauchamp -
      There we go. Way to get the party started, Denard.
    1. glunn's Avatar
      glunn -
      Way to go Span. Let's bat around this inning and make the Sox start wearing down their bullpen some more!
    1. glunn's Avatar
      glunn -
      Hooray, Revere IS in the lineup tonight, at least per gamecast (I am following this at work).
    1. Brock Beauchamp's Avatar
      Brock Beauchamp -
      Well, damn it.
    1. Badsmerf's Avatar
      Badsmerf -
      I'm really hoping for a solid start by Liam tonight. I want this guy to succeed.
    1. Badsmerf's Avatar
      Badsmerf -
      Willingham looked like an ogre chasing a little rabbit there.
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