• Twins vs. Orioles, 07/17/2012, 7:10pm

    In the sort of pounding that would make Pythagoras proud, the Twins shelled the Baltimore pitching staff for 19 runs last night. Almost everyone on the team contributed offensively and Scott Diamond threw a workman-like start behind some slipshod defense by Denard Span, who certainly offset the mistake with a 5 RBI night.

    Tonight, we see Sam Deduno take the mound for the Twins, making only his second career MLB start. For the Orioles, Zach Britton will make his first start of the season. Having started 28 games last season, Britton has spent the year in the minors, accruing a 5-1 record with a 3.47 ERA.

    Did the Twins spend all their offensive might last night? What kind of night do you expect from Deduno? As always, join the Twins Daily discussion found below!

    In other news, the AL batting race is now on for Twins fans, as Joe Mauer has officially moved into second place, .020 behind Mike Trout of the Angels.

    Sam Deduno

    W L ERA G GS CG SHO IP H R ER HR HB BB IBB SO AVG WHIP GO/AO
    SEASON 0 0 5.06 1 1 0 0 5.1 6 3 3 2 0 3 0 3 .333 1.69 1.00
    MLB Totals 0 0 4.09 7 1 0 0 11.0 14 5 5 3 0 7 1 10 .326 1.91 1.50

    Zach Britton

    W L ERA G GS CG SHO IP H R ER HR HB BB IBB SO AVG WHIP GO/AO
    MLB Totals 11 11 4.61 28 28 0 0 154.1 162 93 79 12 1 62 3 97 .276 1.45 1.67

    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 81 302 48 99 18 1 6 43 45 49 4 1 .328 .414 .454 .868
    2 Revere, B MIN RF 55 229 27 73 8 2 0 14 10 18 19 5 .319 .350 .371 .721
    3 Doumit, R MIN C 71 247 27 71 18 1 7 39 21 54 0 0 .287 .341 .453 .794
    4 Span, D MIN CF 81 329 41 93 22 2 3 29 32 42 9 5 .283 .345 .389 .734
    5 Willingham, J MIN LF 85 306 52 83 21 1 22 65 46 83 2 1 .271 .384 .562 .946
    6 Mastroianni, D MIN LF 34 71 10 19 1 1 1 8 9 13 9 2 .268 .350 .352 .702
    7 Plouffe, T MIN RF 70 245 43 63 11 0 19 37 25 55 0 3 .257 .327 .535 .862
    8 Morneau, J MIN 1B 69 269 32 69 17 1 11 40 23 56 1 0 .257 .318 .450 .767
    9 Dozier, B MIN SS 59 224 24 55 8 1 4 25 10 41 6 2 .246 .278 .344 .622
    10 Casilla, A MIN 2B 60 178 16 42 10 1 0 15 9 34 10 1 .236 .271 .303 .574
    11 Carroll, J MIN SS 83 284 35 67 10 1 0 27 34 41 6 3 .236 .321 .278 .599
    12 Butera, D MIN C 25 66 5 15 5 0 1 4 4 16 0 0 .227 .282 .348 .630
    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

    Orioles Offense
    RK Player Team Pos G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
    1 Reimold, N BAL LF 16 67 10 21 6 0 5 10 2 14 1 0 .313 .333 .627 .960
    2 Jones, A BAL CF 89 355 59 104 20 2 20 45 18 63 11 5 .293 .337 .530 .866
    3 Markakis, N BAL RF 54 218 28 58 17 1 8 27 23 37 1 1 .266 .339 .463 .802
    4 Davis, C BAL 1B 76 282 39 74 12 0 14 41 15 86 0 3 .262 .305 .454 .759
    5 Thome, J BAL DH 9 35 1 9 2 0 0 2 4 13 0 0 .257 .333 .314 .648
    6 Betemit, W BAL 3B 75 251 31 64 12 0 10 32 24 74 0 1 .255 .317 .422 .739
    7 Wieters, M BAL C 81 295 35 75 15 1 12 45 31 56 1 0 .254 .332 .434 .766
    8 Paulino, R BAL C 20 63 5 16 3 0 0 5 1 9 0 0 .254 .266 .302 .567
    9 Matusz, B BAL P 2 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .250 .250 .250 .500
    10 Pearce, S BAL LF 26 69 8 17 4 0 3 14 7 17 0 1 .246 .308 .435 .742
    11 Avery, X BAL CF 24 90 13 21 6 1 1 6 11 22 6 2 .233 .317 .356 .672
    12 Andino, R BAL 2B 79 274 28 63 9 1 5 21 23 73 4 3 .230 .292 .325 .617
    13 Hall, B BAL LF 7 9 2 2 0 0 1 1 5 7 0 0 .222 .500 .556 1.056
    14 Hardy, J BAL SS 87 370 42 80 15 2 13 34 19 60 0 0 .216 .255 .373 .628
    15 Reynolds, M BAL 3B 65 207 30 44 14 0 8 27 36 75 1 2 .213 .340 .396 .736
    16 Flaherty, R BAL 3B 52 96 7 20 0 0 2 7 2 30 1 0 .208 .238 .271 .508
    17 Johnson, N BAL 1B 38 87 9 18 4 0 4 11 11 26 2 0 .207 .324 .391 .714
    17 Tolleson, S BAL 3B 20 58 4 12 3 0 2 6 4 13 1 0 .207 .258 .362 .620
    19 Teagarden, T BAL C 3 5 1 1 0 0 1 2 1 2 0 0 .200 .333 .800 1.133
    20 Roberts, B BAL 2B 17 66 2 12 0 0 0 5 5 12 1 1 .182 .233 .182 .415
    21 Chavez, E BAL LF 34 106 12 18 2 0 2 6 4 19 2 2 .170 .207 .245 .452
    Comments 120 Comments
    1. Gardy32's Avatar
      Gardy32 -
      I appreciate the effort on these writeups, but is there a way to get the actual lineup card here?

      I run a Pick the Stick league here at work and those are really helpful, as I usually find the lineups here before anywhere else.
    1. Brock Beauchamp's Avatar
      Brock Beauchamp -
      Sure, here you go:

      Twins:
      Span CF

      Revere RF
      Mauer C
      Willingham LF
      Morneau 1B
      Plouffe 3B
      Doumit DH
      Dozier SS
      Carroll 2B
      (Deduno P)

      Orioles:
      Markakis RF
      Hardy SS
      Thome DH
      Jones CF
      Wieters C
      Reynolds 1B
      Davis LF
      Betemit 3B
      Flaherty 2B
      (Britton P)
    1. Brock Beauchamp's Avatar
      Brock Beauchamp -
      I usually try to get the lineup posted three hours before game time. If you don't see it right off the bat, it will probably be coming shortly.
    1. Gardy32's Avatar
      Gardy32 -
      Awesome! Thanks for the help.
    1. JB_Iowa's Avatar
      JB_Iowa -
      Wish they could have saved some of those runs from last night for tonight.
    1. Top Gun's Avatar
      Top Gun -
      Matt Capps reported feeling lingering soreness Tuesday in his right shoulder and will see team doctors.

      Capps just returned from the 15-day disabled list but may need to go back. The Twins will continue to give save chances to Glen Perkins and Jared Burton. Capps can no longer be considered a valuable trade chip for the Minnesota front office.
    1. USAFChief's Avatar
      USAFChief -
      Quote Originally Posted by Top Gun View Post
      Matt Capps reported feeling lingering soreness Tuesday in his right shoulder and will see team doctors.

      Capps just returned from the 15-day disabled list but may need to go back. The Twins will continue to give save chances to Glen Perkins and Jared Burton. Capps can no longer be considered a valuable trade chip for the Minnesota front office.

      Are you perhaps cutting and pasting again, without at least giving credit?


      http://www.rotoworld.com/player/mlb/4296/matt-capps
    1. Top Gun's Avatar
      Top Gun -
      Ya I believe it was rotoworld.
    1. snepp's Avatar
      snepp -
      Quote Originally Posted by Top Gun View Post
      Ya I believe it was rotoworld.
      I think you missed his point. Allow me to translate:



      DON'T ****ING DO THAT.
    1. Top Gun's Avatar
      Top Gun -
      No, I still don't get it, but it is true! Twins placed RHP Matt Capps on the 15-day disabled list with right rotator cuff irritation.

      Capps made just two appearances since returning from the DL, and he's headed back there after feeling more soreness in his appearance Monday. An MRI will likely be performed before more is known about how long he'll be sidelined. Obviously, he's no longer an option to be moved before the trade deadline. The Twins will continue to give save chances to Glen Perkins and Jared Burton.


      Source: Rhett Bollinger on Twitter
    1. edavis0308's Avatar
      edavis0308 -
      Thome slaps two dongs tonight. BOOK IT.
    1. glunn's Avatar
      glunn -
      Quote Originally Posted by Top Gun View Post
      Matt Capps reported feeling lingering soreness Tuesday in his right shoulder and will see team doctors.

      Capps just returned from the 15-day disabled list but may need to go back. The Twins will continue to give save chances to Glen Perkins and Jared Burton. Capps can no longer be considered a valuable trade chip for the Minnesota front office.
      Aside from the unattributed quote, this is bad news for the Twins on multiple levels. Hopefully he will recover before the season is over and can be put on the waiver list and be traded to whatever team claims him.
    1. glunn's Avatar
      glunn -
      Quote Originally Posted by edavis0308 View Post
      Thome slaps two dongs tonight. BOOK IT.
      Aside from what Thome might do in the shower after the game, i hope that he strikes out and/or grounds into double plays whenever he bats tonight.
    1. GCTF's Avatar
      GCTF -
      Quote Originally Posted by edavis0308 View Post
      Thome slaps two dongs tonight. BOOK IT.
      wut?
    1. IdahoPilgrim's Avatar
      IdahoPilgrim -
      And just like that, reality sets in, and we all realize that last night was a dream, fleeting and ephemeral, as all dreams are.
    1. edavis0308's Avatar
      edavis0308 -
      Man, Deduno doesn't like to throw much straight.
    1. Brock Beauchamp's Avatar
      Brock Beauchamp -
      Quote Originally Posted by Top Gun View Post
      No, I still don't get it, but it is true! Twins placed RHP Matt Capps on the 15-day disabled list with right rotator cuff irritation.

      Capps made just two appearances since returning from the DL, and he's headed back there after feeling more soreness in his appearance Monday. An MRI will likely be performed before more is known about how long he'll be sidelined. Obviously, he's no longer an option to be moved before the trade deadline. The Twins will continue to give save chances to Glen Perkins and Jared Burton.


      Source: Rhett Bollinger on Twitter
      Basically, people like to be able to reference the source where you found the info, lest they think you are making things up.
    1. USAFChief's Avatar
      USAFChief -
      Quote Originally Posted by sbknudson View Post
      And just like that, reality sets in, and we all realize that last night was a dream, fleeting and ephemeral, as all dreams are.

      Not to worry. We'll get 7 in the bottom of the first again.
    1. NorthwestTwinsFan's Avatar
      NorthwestTwinsFan -
      Mauer is getting a workout tonight. Every other pitch has been in the dirt.
    1. glunn's Avatar
      glunn -
      Quote Originally Posted by USAFChief View Post
      Not to worry. We'll get 7 in the bottom of the first again.
      I love your optimism and am praying that you are correct.
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