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  • White Sox vs. Twins, 06/27/2012, 12:10pm

    Despite a ninth inning rally, the Twins could not defeat the baseball goliath that is Gavin Floyd and the Chicago White Sox. Liam Hendriks pitched his second quality start, going 6 1/3 and giving up three earned runs. The Twins managed only seven hits but the real culprit last night was men left on base, with the Twins going 1-for-10 with RISP. Tonight, the Twins face another difficult matchup in Chris Sale, who is countered by Nick Blackburn. Given Blackburn's recent performances, the Twins are going to need a lot more than two runs to pull out a victory. Who will deliver the goods against a tough lefty tonight?

    Box Score - White Sox 3, Twins 2 - 06/26/12

    Chris Sale
    W L ERA G GS CG SHO SV SVO IP H R ER HR HB BB IBB SO AVG WHIP GO/AO
    SEASON 8 2 2.24 14 13 1 0 0 1 88.1 62 23 22 4 2 23 0 89 .194 0.96 1.00
    MLB Totals 12 5 2.41 93 13 1 0 12 15 182.2 129 50 49 12 4 60 3 200 .196 1.03 1.24

    Nick Blackburn
    W L ERA G GS CG SHO SV SVO IP H R ER HR HB BB IBB SO AVG WHIP GO/AO
    SEASON 4 4 7.45 11 11 0 0 0 0 54.1 73 45 45 11 0 21 0 26 .323 1.73 1.49
    MLB Totals 43 50 4.71 137 129 5 0 0 1 774.1 933 454 405 105 18 197 11 372 .299 1.46 1.36

    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 67 246 37 82 14 0 13 39 30 38 0 0 .333 .412 .549 .961
    3 Rios, A CWS CF 72 273 39 81 13 5 9 38 13 36 11 3 .297 .336 .480 .815
    4 De Aza, A CWS CF 73 281 48 80 13 3 4 28 29 60 14 5 .285 .359 .395 .754
    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 68 233 27 59 4 0 13 34 9 56 0 0 .253 .287 .438 .725
    7 Youkilis, K CWS 3B 2 8 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .250 .250 .250 .500
    8 Ramirez, A CWS SS 72 276 24 68 9 2 1 34 8 42 9 2 .246 .270 .304 .574
    9 Beckham, G CWS 2B 72 267 36 65 10 0 9 32 17 44 3 2 .243 .297 .382 .679
    10 Dunn, A CWS 1B 74 259 42 54 10 0 23 53 58 121 0 1 .208 .353 .514 .867
    11 Escobar, E CWS SS 24 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 19 50 7 8 2 0 2 2 4 23 2 0 .160 .250 .320 .570

    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 40 164 20 54 6 2 0 10 5 11 15 3 .329 .351 .390 .741
    2 Mauer, J MIN C 65 236 34 76 16 1 3 34 38 34 3 1 .322 .417 .436 .853
    3 Span, D MIN CF 68 275 36 76 20 1 3 19 27 35 7 3 .276 .341 .389 .730
    4 Willingham, J MIN LF 70 251 40 69 20 1 15 49 36 71 2 1 .275 .388 .542 .930
    5 Doumit, R MIN C 58 200 22 54 11 1 7 32 19 41 0 0 .270 .329 .440 .769
    6 Carroll, J MIN SS 71 241 31 62 9 1 0 25 28 32 6 3 .257 .338 .303 .641
    7 Casilla, A MIN 2B 53 156 15 38 9 1 0 12 9 28 8 1 .244 .284 .314 .598
    8 Plouffe, T MIN RF 54 182 30 44 8 0 15 27 21 44 0 2 .242 .319 .533 .852
    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 55 210 24 48 12 1 10 34 21 47 1 0 .229 .302 .438 .740
    11 Dozier, B MIN SS 45 173 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 24 48 5 9 1 1 0 5 5 10 2 0 .188 .264 .250 .514
    16 Parmelee, C MIN 1B 35 96 6 17 5 1 0 3 8 26 0 0 .177 .262 .250 .512
    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 117 Comments
    1. Brock Beauchamp's Avatar
      Brock Beauchamp -
      White Sox:
      De Aza CF
      Escobar 3B
      Youkilis 1B
      Dunn DH
      Rios RF
      Pierzynski C
      Ramirez SS
      Danks LF
      Hudson 2B
      (Sale P)

      Twins:
      Span CF
      Revere RF
      Mauer DH
      Willingham LF
      Morneau 1B
      Plouffe 3B
      Doumit C
      Dozier SS
      Carroll 2B
      (Blackburn P)
    1. DPJ's Avatar
      DPJ -
      Sale is gonna rip through that lineup like a hot knife through butter.
    1. Boom Boom's Avatar
      Boom Boom -
      This might have been a good day to give Morneau a rest.
    1. Brock Beauchamp's Avatar
      Brock Beauchamp -
      Quote Originally Posted by Boom Boom View Post
      This might have been a good day to give Morneau a rest.
      Correction: this is the obvious day to give Morneau a rest.
    1. Tcrose3636's Avatar
      Tcrose3636 -
      Just heard on the radio that it sounds like Morneau ask for "a peice of this kid"
    1. Brock Beauchamp's Avatar
      Brock Beauchamp -
      Quote Originally Posted by Tcrose3636 View Post
      Just heard on the radio that it sounds like Morneau ask for "a peice of this kid"
      We see a tough lefty on the mound today, he sees a Kit-Kat bar. Fantastic.
    1. BCTwins's Avatar
      BCTwins -
      All the chatter before yesterday's game was that the Twins were going to rip apart Gavin Floyd, especially with Doumit in the lineup. What did they do? Now the chatter is that Sale will obliterate this lineup. Maybe so or maybe not. I'd not be terribly surprised if Sale finally gets a shellacking this afternoon. Of course, perhaps that's just wishful thinking....
    1. hawkiconk's Avatar
      hawkiconk -
      konerko, viciedo and beckham all on the pine
    1. Boom Boom's Avatar
      Boom Boom -
      Quote Originally Posted by Tcrose3636 View Post
      Just heard on the radio that it sounds like Morneau ask for "a peice of this kid"
      I like Morneau's confidence. Hubris always pays off.
    1. Gernzy's Avatar
      Gernzy -
      This is one of my season tickets games. Co-worker is there right now. My seats are in the sun all game. He is going to roast!
      On topic lets hope the Twins can pull this one off and get the series.
    1. SwainZag's Avatar
      SwainZag -
      Looking at the numbers, career wise the Twins are a collective 5-39 against Sale with 0 XBH and 12 K's. The only player with multiple hits is Mauer, and he is 2-8.
    1. rnw24's Avatar
      rnw24 -
      no hitter #2 against the twins this year?
    1. Brock Beauchamp's Avatar
      Brock Beauchamp -
      Blackburn gives up a hit, two flyballs after that, no damage.

      Need more sink, Nick.
    1. GCTF's Avatar
      GCTF -
      And Beardsie walks off the mound after his first inning NOT trailing.
    1. jctwins's Avatar
      jctwins -
      Quote Originally Posted by rocketpig View Post
      Blackburn gives up a hit, two flyballs after that, no damage.

      Need more sink, Nick.
      rocketpig,
      Bremer was explaining that Blackburn can get ground balls at will when his sinker is working.
    1. Brock Beauchamp's Avatar
      Brock Beauchamp -
      Quote Originally Posted by jctwins View Post
      rocketpig,
      Bremer was explaining that Blackburn can get ground balls at will when his sinker is working.
      All it takes is willpower? It's time for a new Twins pitching coach. I have the perfect guy in mind.

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    1. Brock Beauchamp's Avatar
      Brock Beauchamp -
      Hey, look. Another ball in the air.
    1. hawkiconk's Avatar
      hawkiconk -
      rios is one hot mofo
    1. jctwins's Avatar
      jctwins -
      Quote Originally Posted by rocketpig View Post
      Hey, look. Another ball in the air.
      Clearly, the sinker "isn't working."
    1. Brock Beauchamp's Avatar
      Brock Beauchamp -
      Revere's right arm strikes again. That's a hard throw for anyone but Revere has a zero chance to make it.
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