• Twins vs. Athletics, 07/14/2012, 7:10pm

    The Twins took another tough loss last night against an AL West opponent. Liriano was on top of the game, striking out 15 batters over 8 innings but lost the game with one mistake pitch that A's left fielder Gomes sent out of the park for a grand slam.

    Tonight, we see two young pitchers take the mound in Cole De Vries and Tommy Milone. Milone, a lefty, made his debut last September and has been one of the young arms that has powered Oakland back to a winning record this season. De Vries, a St. Louis Park resident, has been surprising for the Twins as well, pitching 30 innings in five starts with a 3.00 ERA.

    The Twins see another tough lefty tonight. Does Morneau sit? What do you expect from De Vries, can he keep it up and have another solid outing for Minnesota? Join the discussion below and let us know what you think!

    Cole De Vries

    W L ERA G GS CG SHO IP H R ER HR HB BB IBB SO AVG WHIP GO/AO
    SEASON 2 1 3.00 6 5 0 0 30.0 25 14 10 6 1 8 0 21 .225 1.10 0.70
    MLB Totals 2 1 3.00 6 5 0 0 30.0 25 14 10 6 1 8 0 21 .225 1.10 0.70

    Tommy Milone

    W L ERA G GS CG SHO IP H R ER HR HB BB IBB SO AVG WHIP GO/AO
    SEASON 8 6 3.57 17 17 1 0 108.1 103 50 43 15 2 25 1 72 .249 1.18 0.84
    MLB Totals 9 6 3.62 22 22 1 0 134.1 131 61 54 17 4 29 3 87 .255 1.19 0.81

    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 78 289 45 95 18 1 5 41 44 45 4 1 .329 .417 .450 .866
    2 Revere, B MIN RF 52 213 26 67 6 2 0 11 10 17 18 5 .315 .348 .362 .710
    3 Doumit, R MIN C 68 235 25 67 16 1 7 36 21 53 0 0 .285 .342 .451 .793
    4 Span, D MIN CF 79 319 39 87 20 2 3 24 31 41 9 4 .273 .336 .376 .712
    5 Mastroianni, D MIN LF 32 67 9 18 1 1 1 8 9 12 9 2 .269 .355 .358 .713
    6 Willingham, J MIN LF 82 294 49 78 21 1 21 63 45 80 2 1 .265 .381 .558 .939
    7 Plouffe, T MIN RF 67 233 39 59 10 0 19 36 24 54 0 3 .253 .324 .541 .865
    8 Morneau, J MIN 1B 66 256 28 63 15 1 11 38 23 55 1 0 .246 .311 .441 .752
    9 Dozier, B MIN SS 56 213 21 51 8 1 3 22 9 41 6 2 .239 .268 .329 .596
    10 Casilla, A MIN 2B 59 175 16 41 10 1 0 14 9 34 10 1 .234 .271 .303 .574
    11 Carroll, J MIN SS 81 277 32 64 10 1 0 25 32 40 6 3 .231 .314 .274 .588
    12 Butera, D MIN C 24 65 5 15 5 0 1 4 4 16 0 0 .231 .286 .354 .640
    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

    A's Offense
    RK Player Team Pos G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
    1 Carter, C OAK 1B 7 20 8 7 1 0 3 5 2 6 0 0 .350 .409 .850 1.259
    2 Cowgill, C OAK RF 32 96 9 26 1 0 1 9 11 24 3 4 .271 .343 .313 .655
    3 Cespedes, Y OAK CF 55 202 21 54 11 1 9 36 16 48 6 2 .267 .329 .465 .794
    4 Reddick, J OAK RF 84 318 52 84 15 4 20 43 38 79 8 0 .264 .344 .525 .870
    5 Moss, B OAK 1B 26 87 15 22 4 0 10 18 7 30 0 0 .253 .316 .644 .959
    6 Smith, S OAK LF 76 221 33 55 13 1 8 27 36 53 2 2 .249 .364 .425 .789
    7 Gomes, J OAK LF 56 151 24 36 6 0 9 26 25 58 2 1 .238 .356 .457 .813
    8 Ka'aihue, K OAK 1B 39 128 13 30 9 0 4 14 10 28 1 0 .234 .295 .398 .693
    9 Crisp, C OAK LF 61 224 23 52 5 2 3 18 20 31 16 2 .232 .294 .313 .606
    10 Weeks, J OAK 2B 80 315 34 71 12 5 2 13 38 47 12 5 .225 .314 .314 .628
    11 Norris, D OAK C 12 45 5 10 0 0 2 6 4 14 2 0 .222 .286 .356 .641
    12 Inge, B OAK 3B 48 177 15 38 8 0 6 37 18 52 0 0 .215 .286 .362 .648
    13 Suzuki, K OAK C 67 232 16 49 11 0 0 16 9 46 1 0 .211 .248 .259 .507
    14 Pennington, C OAK SS 78 272 30 56 13 1 3 16 23 57 11 4 .206 .269 .294 .563
    15 Milone, T OAK P 2 5 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 .200 .200 .200 .400
    16 Barton, D OAK 1B 37 106 7 21 6 0 1 4 19 30 1 0 .198 .325 .283 .608
    17 Taylor, M OAK LF 4 16 2 3 1 0 0 0 0 7 0 0 .188 .188 .250 .438
    18 Rosales, A OAK 2B 13 24 2 4 0 0 0 3 9 3 0 0 .167 .394 .167 .561
    19 Donaldson, J OAK 3B 28 98 5 15 5 0 1 7 1 26 1 0 .153 .160 .235 .395
    20 Sogard, E OAK 3B 22 69 6 10 1 0 2 6 4 12 1 0 .145 .192 .246 .438
    21 Hicks, B OAK 3B 10 29 1 4 3 0 0 2 2 12 0 0 .138 .194 .241 .435
    22 Recker, A OAK C 13 31 3 4 1 0 0 0 4 13 0 0 .129 .250 .161 .411
    Comments 22 Comments
    1. J-Dog Dungan's Avatar
      J-Dog Dungan -
      Too bad Plouffe didn't answer Willinghammer's HR's with one or two of his own yesterday.
    1. Scheherezade's Avatar
      Scheherezade -
      Game's at 6:10pm, right?
    1. Top Gun's Avatar
      Top Gun -
      Reds acquired RHP Todd Redmond from the Braves for SS Paul Janish.

      It's a nice get for Cincinnati, considering how expendable Janish has been since the arrival of young shortstop Zack Cozart. Redmond, 27, had a 3.58 ERA and 96/28 K/BB ratio through 105 2/3 innings this season with the Braves' Triple-A affiliate in Gwinnett, Georgia. He'll presumably join the rotation at Triple-A Louisville.
    1. Badsmerf's Avatar
      Badsmerf -
      Yeaaaaaay
    1. greengoblinrulz's Avatar
      greengoblinrulz -
      Millone 5.98 era w/.307BAA in 10 road starts this yr......smell a shutout
    1. glunn's Avatar
      glunn -
      Twins seem to be back to their strategy of losing the game in the first inning.
    1. Top Gun's Avatar
      Top Gun -
      According to Jon Morosi of FOX Sports, the Angels have interest in acquiring Francisco Liriano from the Twins.

      The Angels are seeking an upgrade to the back end of their rotation with Jerome Williams and Ervin Santana struggling recently. Liriano is coming off an impressive 15-strikeout performance, is very likely to be moved before the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline and would be a nice addition to the Angels' staff. Morosi also notes that the Angels have interest in Twins closer Matt Capps.
    1. IdahoPilgrim's Avatar
      IdahoPilgrim -
      Quote Originally Posted by Top Gun View Post
      According to Jon Morosi of FOX Sports, the Angels have interest in acquiring Francisco Liriano from the Twins.

      The Angels are seeking an upgrade to the back end of their rotation with Jerome Williams and Ervin Santana struggling recently. Liriano is coming off an impressive 15-strikeout performance, is very likely to be moved before the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline and would be a nice addition to the Angels' staff. Morosi also notes that the Angels have interest in Twins closer Matt Capps.
      The question is, who are they offering in return?
    1. greengoblinrulz's Avatar
      greengoblinrulz -
      Millone 87.8mph average in his career gives a guy hope in the projection of BJ Hermsen.....just pitches & gets guys out
    1. snepp's Avatar
      snepp -
      I think FSN/Dickbert have referenced OBP more times this season than in the previous decade combined.
    1. snepp's Avatar
      snepp -
      Don't everybody post at the same time.
    1. snepp's Avatar
      snepp -
      The Hammer™
    1. Bark's Lounge's Avatar
      Bark's Lounge -
      For all of you that are investing your precious time into watching this game - I want to recite a song for you... but with a twist. Some of you might be too young to remember and some of you might be disgusted with my gift of love and joy. Let us go back to 1987 and the movie "Dirty Dancing". There was a song that Patrick Swayze himself wrote for that movie called "She's Like the Wind." I want you all to use that vocal style and mood to play the following song in your head.... are you ready?

      We're gonna win Twins
      We're gonna score
      We're gonna win Twins
      Watch that baseball soar
      Shout out a homerun
      Shout a Hip-Hooray
      Cheer for the Minnesota Twins Today!
      She's like the wind.....
    1. Badsmerf's Avatar
      Badsmerf -
      Dead thread.
    1. JB_Iowa's Avatar
      JB_Iowa -
      It's hard to say much about a team that is this bad.
    1. snepp's Avatar
      snepp -
      Quote Originally Posted by JB_Iowa View Post
      It's hard to say much about a team that is this bad.
      Better than the Mariners!
    1. Bark's Lounge's Avatar
      Bark's Lounge -
      Quote Originally Posted by Badsmerf View Post
      Dead thread.
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4zICxh9kKZg
    1. glunn's Avatar
      glunn -
      Quote Originally Posted by Bark's Lounge View Post
      For all of you that are investing your precious time into watching this game - I want to recite a song for you... but with a twist. Some of you might be too young to remember and some of you might be disgusted with my gift of love and joy. Let us go back to 1987 and the movie "Dirty Dancing". There was a song that Patrick Swayze himself wrote for that movie called "She's Like the Wind." I want you all to use that vocal style and mood to play the following song in your head.... are you ready?

      We're gonna win Twins
      We're gonna score
      We're gonna win Twins
      Watch that baseball soar
      Shout out a homerun
      Shout a Hip-Hooray
      Cheer for the Minnesota Twins Today!
      She's like the wind.....
      Good one Bark. I am disgusted, but not by your gift.
    1. glunn's Avatar
      glunn -
      Quote Originally Posted by snepp View Post
      Better than the Mariners!
      Yes, as proven by how the Twins have dominated the Mariners this year, losing two games by scores of 5 to 2 and 7 to 0 and winning one game by a score of 3 to 2.
    1. GCTF's Avatar
      GCTF -
      Well that was nauseating.
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