• 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. PMKI's Avatar
      PMKI -
      Doumit playing DH and Parmelee not playing? WOW!
    1. Ultima Ratio's Avatar
      Ultima Ratio -
      Now, this lineup should produce runs and is easily their best lineup against a RHP. Watch, we'll struggle to score 2 runs tonight thought -- just been that sort of season. Of course, I hope not.
    1. Mr. Ed's Avatar
      Mr. Ed -
      Quote Originally Posted by PMKI View Post
      Doumit playing DH and Parmelee not playing? WOW!
      Parmelee is on this team? Really? 4 at bats in nearly 2 weeks.
    1. Brock Beauchamp's Avatar
      Brock Beauchamp -
      White Sox:
      De Aza CF
      Youkilis 3B
      Dunn DH
      Konerko 1B
      Rios RF
      Pierzynski C
      Viciedo LF
      Ramirez SS
      Beckham 2B
      (Floyd P)

      Twins:
      Span CF
      Revere RF
      Mauer C
      Willingham LF
      Morneau 1B
      Plouffe 3B
      Doumit DH
      Casilla 2B
      Carroll SS
      (Hendriks P)
    1. stringer bell's Avatar
      stringer bell -
      If the Twins want to win this series, they had better win tonight. The Sale-Blackburn matchup isn't very appealing for the Twins tomorrow afternoon. The Twins have owned Floyd for awhile now, so I hope that continues. Hendriks needs to start producing and getting his first victory might take some pressure off.
    1. Ultima Ratio's Avatar
      Ultima Ratio -
      I've been thinking that Doumit batting 7th is the best spot for him. The last 'slugger' before our two light hitting middle IF guys -- and he clogs up the base paths. Gives him 'permission' to swing away, hard.
    1. Ultima Ratio's Avatar
      Ultima Ratio -
      Quote Originally Posted by stringer bell View Post
      If the Twins want to win this series, they had better win tonight. The Sale-Blackburn matchup isn't very appealing for the Twins tomorrow afternoon. The Twins have owned Floyd for awhile now, so I hope that continues. Hendriks needs to start producing and getting his first victory might take some pressure off.
      Agree. Tomorrow is much more ominous. A Hendricks win begins with 1st pitch strikes at better than 50%. This is the key stat to victory I'll be watching for tonight.
    1. snepp's Avatar
      snepp -
      Against a pitcher like Sale would be the perfect time to yank Morneausie in favor of any right-handed hitting warm body.


      *cough* Valenshia *cough*
    1. Ultima Ratio's Avatar
      Ultima Ratio -
      Quote Originally Posted by snepp View Post
      Against a pitcher like Sale would be the perfect time to yank Morneausie in favor of any right-handed hitting warm body.


      *cough* Valenshia *cough*
      That cough is contagious, spreading thread to thread quickly.
    1. Brock Beauchamp's Avatar
      Brock Beauchamp -
      Quote Originally Posted by Ultima Ratio View Post
      Agree. Tomorrow is much more ominous. A Hendricks win begins with 1st pitch strikes at better than 50%. This is the key stat to victory I'll be watching for tonight.
      Like most of the Twins rotation, Hendriks can't miss bats... And if guys who can't miss bats aren't throwing first-pitch strikes, it's pretty much a guaranteed loss.
    1. snepp's Avatar
      snepp -
      Credit to some other guy on some other forum, no guarantees as to accuracy.


      Joe Mauer's last 15 plate appearances against tonight's White Sox starter Gavin Floyd have played out as follows:

      Single
      Intentional Walk
      Intentional Walk
      Double
      Single
      Homerun
      Single
      Intentional Walk
      Homerun
      Double
      Single
      Hit by pitch
      Single
      Walk
      Intentional Walk
    1. SpiritofVodkaDave's Avatar
      SpiritofVodkaDave -
      Quote Originally Posted by snepp View Post
      Credit to some other guy on some other forum, no guarantees as to accuracy.


      Joe Mauer's last 15 plate appearances against tonight's White Sox starter Gavin Floyd have played out as follows:

      Single
      Intentional Walk
      Intentional Walk
      Double
      Single
      Homerun
      Single
      Intentional Walk
      Homerun
      Double
      Single
      Hit by pitch
      Single
      Walk
      Intentional Walk
      so...your saying he is due for an 0-4, 2 GDP 2k's?
    1. snepp's Avatar
      snepp -
      Quote Originally Posted by SpiritofVodkaDave View Post
      so...your saying he is due for an 0-4, 2 GDP 2k's?
      Pretty much.
    1. Mauerzy4Prez's Avatar
      Mauerzy4Prez -
      Quote Originally Posted by SpiritofVodkaDave View Post
      so...your saying he is due for an 0-4, 2 GDP 2k's?
      I was thinking more like 4 intentional walks... With the last 15 AB's looking like that why even let Floyd pitch to baby Jesus?!
    1. hawkiconk's Avatar
      hawkiconk -
      floyd will be lucky to make the 4th inning
      if the wind is blowing out at all he'll give up 4 homers
    1. Chance's Avatar
      Chance -
      Quote Originally Posted by SpiritofVodkaDave View Post
      so...your saying he is due for an 0-4, 2 GDP 2k's?
      Thats kind of my logic when looking at tomorrows matchup with Sale. Everyone needs to implode from time to time. Dickeys last start. I think we will get to Sale but will Blackburn do enough to hold of the Soxs?
    1. jokin's Avatar
      jokin -
      Quote Originally Posted by Chance View Post
      Thats kind of my logic when looking at tomorrows matchup with Sale. Everyone needs to implode from time to time. Dickeys last start. I think we will get to Sale but will Blackburn do enough to hold of the Soxs?

      Going out on a limb here, but I'm thinking your glass is always half-full, sorry but this one is a No-Sale, unless there's no Sale pitching. Blackie's luck is due to run out sooner than Sale's is.
    1. Chance's Avatar
      Chance -
      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...
    1. Ultima Ratio's Avatar
      Ultima Ratio -
      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.
    1. Ultima Ratio's Avatar
      Ultima Ratio -
      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...
      You're going to take Revere out of the lineup with the way he's been playing? No no no....
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