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  • Twins vs. Tigers, 07/05/2012, 12:05pm

    Well, it happened. The Twins winning streak was ended last night by a another strong pitching performance from Justin Verlander. Defeated 5-1, the Twins look to take three of four in Detroit against Tiger lefty Rick Porcello. To count, the Twins send Scott Diamond to the mound.

    If the Twins can win a four game set in Detroit, they'd have to be pretty pleased with themselves. The Tigers were the pre-season favorites to win the division and the the middle of their offense looks terrifying. What do you expect from Diamond tonight? If the Twins win, are they "back in this thing"?

    Scott Diamond

    W L ERA G GS CG SHO IP H R ER HR HB BB IBB SO AVG WHIP GO/AO
    SEASON 7 3 2.63 11 11 0 0 72.0 76 27 21 8 4 11 1 41 .271 1.21 2.21
    MLB Totals 8 8 3.49 18 18 0 0 111.0 127 52 43 11 4 28 4 60 .288 1.40 1.66

    Rick Porcello

    W L ERA G GS CG SHO IP H R ER HR HB BB IBB SO AVG WHIP GO/AO
    SEASON 6 5 4.35 16 16 0 0 93.0 116 51 45 8 4 23 2 57 .304 1.49 1.54
    MLB Totals 44 35 4.51 105 105 0 0 608.1 690 331 305 67 22 159 5 334 .286 1.40 1.57

    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 73 269 42 88 18 1 5 38 40 41 4 1 .327 .415 .457 .872
    2 Revere, B MIN RF 47 190 25 61 6 2 0 11 9 14 16 4 .321 .351 .374 .725
    3 Doumit, R MIN C 64 219 23 61 13 1 7 36 21 46 0 0 .279 .340 .443 .783
    4 Span, D MIN CF 75 300 39 82 20 2 3 22 31 39 9 3 .273 .341 .383 .725
    5 Willingham, J MIN LF 78 279 45 75 21 1 18 59 40 77 2 1 .269 .380 .545 .924
    6 Plouffe, T MIN RF 62 212 37 53 10 0 19 35 24 50 0 2 .250 .328 .566 .894
    7 Butera, D MIN C 22 58 4 14 5 0 1 4 4 13 0 0 .241 .302 .379 .681
    7 Carroll, J MIN SS 77 261 32 63 9 1 0 25 31 34 6 3 .241 .325 .284 .609
    9 Casilla, A MIN 2B 57 171 16 41 10 1 0 14 9 33 10 1 .240 .277 .310 .587
    10 Morneau, J MIN 1B 61 235 26 56 14 1 10 35 22 51 1 0 .238 .307 .434 .741
    11 Dozier, B MIN SS 51 196 20 46 8 1 3 20 8 38 4 2 .235 .262 .332 .594
    12 Mastroianni, D MIN LF 29 59 8 13 1 1 1 8 8 12 5 0 .220 .313 .322 .635
    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
    15 Parmelee, C MIN 1B 38 103 9 20 5 1 2 5 9 27 0 0 .194 .278 .320 .599
    16 Valencia, D MIN 3B 27 100 9 19 5 1 1 11 2 23 0 1 .190 .204 .290 .494
    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

    Tigers Offense
    RK Player Team Pos G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
    1 Perez, H DET 2B 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 .500 1.000
    2 Jackson, A DET CF 60 234 49 77 16 4 9 37 32 59 7 2 .329 .410 .547 .957
    3 Dirks, A DET LF 37 134 24 44 9 2 4 16 9 18 1 0 .328 .379 .515 .894
    4 Cabrera, M DET 3B 82 328 50 106 25 0 18 68 32 47 3 1 .323 .385 .564 .949
    5 Holaday, B DET C 4 10 3 3 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .300 .300 .400 .700
    6 Fielder, P DET 1B 82 308 44 92 19 1 12 55 36 43 1 0 .299 .377 .484 .861
    7 Berry, Q DET CF 38 132 26 39 4 3 1 13 16 38 12 0 .295 .388 .394 .782
    8 Laird, G DET C 34 92 13 27 4 0 2 5 7 10 0 0 .293 .347 .402 .749
    9 Young, D DET LF 74 285 22 75 14 0 6 31 8 58 0 1 .263 .290 .375 .665
    10 Peralta, J DET SS 73 253 25 65 16 2 4 24 27 48 1 1 .257 .331 .383 .714
    11 Avila, A DET C 56 186 22 46 10 1 5 23 24 51 2 0 .247 .330 .392 .723
    12 Boesch, B DET LF 77 293 34 70 12 0 8 30 12 57 3 2 .239 .274 .362 .636
    13 Santiago, R DET 2B 64 160 15 36 5 1 2 17 13 24 1 0 .225 .302 .306 .608
    14 Eldred, B DET DH 5 16 1 3 1 1 0 1 1 6 0 0 .188 .235 .375 .610
    15 Kelly, D DET LF 47 91 11 17 1 1 1 7 13 15 1 0 .187 .288 .253 .541
    16 Worth, D DET 2B 30 55 4 10 1 0 0 2 7 19 0 0 .182 .270 .200 .470
    17 Raburn, R DET 2B 51 165 12 29 10 0 1 10 10 44 1 1 .176 .230 .255 .485
    18 Santos, O DET C 3 8 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 .125 .111 .125 .236
    19 Inge, B DET 2B 9 20 2 2 1 0 1 2 0 6 0 0 .100 .100 .300 .400
    19 Young, M DET LF 5 10 2 1 1 0 0 1 0 9 0 0 .100 .182 .200 .382
    Comments 129 Comments
    1. Nick Nelson's Avatar
      Nick Nelson -
      Twins:
      Span 8
      Revere 9
      Mauer DH
      Doumit 2
      Morneau 3
      Plouffe 5
      Mastroianni 7
      Dozier 6
      Carroll 4

      Diamond P

      Tigers:
      Jackson 8
      Raburn 7
      Cabrera 5
      Fielder 3
      Young DH
      Peralta 6
      Boesch 9
      Laird 2
      Santiago 4

      Porcello P
    1. mikeee's Avatar
      mikeee -
      No hammer today. Just getting a rest day I hope.
    1. J-Dog Dungan's Avatar
      J-Dog Dungan -
      Twins have a serious drop-off in BA from Revere to Doumit.
    1. DPJ's Avatar
      DPJ -
      So Willingham has hit Porcello to a 1.625 OPS and you rest him but play him against Verlander who he's hit to .472 OPS.
    1. edavis0308's Avatar
      edavis0308 -
      Quote Originally Posted by DPJ View Post
      So Willingham has hit Porcello to a 1.625 OPS and you rest him but play him against Verlander who he's hit to .472 OPS.
      Manigin'
    1. stringer bell's Avatar
      stringer bell -
      Attaberry (sp) said that Willingham has a sore wrist. Possibly the reason why he isn't going today.
    1. kydoty's Avatar
      kydoty -
      I'll probably be able to name all 50 of the greatest Twins players by memory after this series is over.
    1. stringer bell's Avatar
      stringer bell -
      Quote Originally Posted by kydoty View Post
      I'll probably be able to name all 50 of the greatest Twins players by memory after this series is over.
      LOL. Me too.
    1. stringer bell's Avatar
      stringer bell -
      Joe Mauer no longer runs well, not even for a catcher.
    1. USAFChief's Avatar
      USAFChief -
      Either stop or run him over, joe
    1. Nick Nelson's Avatar
      Nick Nelson -
      Just miserably bad base running from the Twins, thrown out twice in a row at home. If the catcher is blocking the plate, RAIL HIM. These guys could take a few lessons from Pierzynski.
    1. DPJ's Avatar
      DPJ -
      Quote Originally Posted by Nick Nelson View Post
      Just miserably bad base running from the Twins, thrown out twice in a row at home. If the catcher is blocking the plate, RAIL HIM. These guys could take a few lessons from Pierzynski.
      Mastroianni and Doz have no business ever trying to run into anything.
    1. USAFChief's Avatar
      USAFChief -
      Is dozier that slow? How is he thrown out at home on a soft single with 2 outs?
    1. Nick Nelson's Avatar
      Nick Nelson -
      Quote Originally Posted by USAFChief View Post
      Is dozier that slow? How is he thrown out at home on a soft single with 2 outs?
      He took a ridiculously wide turn around third base think that killed him.
    1. glunn's Avatar
      glunn -
      I am recording this game on DVR. It sounds like I will be cursing the screen again tonight.
    1. stringer bell's Avatar
      stringer bell -
      I didn't notice Dozier's turn. I did notice that Raburn was very shallow. By the time the ump called Dozier out Raburn was in the infield.
    1. glunn's Avatar
      glunn -
      Six hits and one walk in 3 innings, yet only one run to show for it. The baserunning must be terrible today.
    1. stringer bell's Avatar
      stringer bell -
      Quote Originally Posted by Nick Nelson View Post
      Just miserably bad base running from the Twins, thrown out twice in a row at home. If the catcher is blocking the plate, RAIL HIM. These guys could take a few lessons from Pierzynski.
      Both plays put pressure on a shaky Tiger defense. The Tigers executed perfectly on both plays. I don't fault Liddle for sending either guy. I'm upset that they aren't ahead 3-0 or more with their opportunities.
    1. IdahoPilgrim's Avatar
      IdahoPilgrim -
      Good first trip through the lineup for Diamond. Hope he can keep this up.

      I don't fault them much for the putouts at the plate. Each time it was close and required a perfect throw. 2 out of 3 times at least 1 would get in.
    1. IdahoPilgrim's Avatar
      IdahoPilgrim -
      Fielder! Missed a tag twice at second trying to pick Mastroianni off!
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