• 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. IdahoPilgrim's Avatar
      IdahoPilgrim -
      And the judges' scores are in: 8 - 8 - 9 - 8 - 2 (the East German judge).
    1. IdahoPilgrim's Avatar
      IdahoPilgrim -
      Now that's something I didn't expect - an intentional walk to get to Thome?
    1. NorthwestTwinsFan's Avatar
      NorthwestTwinsFan -
      Quote Originally Posted by sbknudson View Post
      Now that's something I didn't expect - an intentional walk to get to Thome?
      I have a bad feeling about this..
    1. IdahoPilgrim's Avatar
      IdahoPilgrim -
      Gardy rolled a seven on that one. Gutsy call.
    1. Top Gun's Avatar
      Top Gun -
      Bye bye Thome, Yogi was one of my favorite players, but Joe DiMaggio was the best.
    1. NorthwestTwinsFan's Avatar
      NorthwestTwinsFan -
      Willingham shows off the wheels. Now the O's are walking Morneau to get to Plouffe....interesting.
    1. mikeee's Avatar
      mikeee -
      Quote Originally Posted by NorthwestTwinsFan View Post
      Willingham shows off the wheels. Now the O's are walking Morneau to get to Plouffe....interesting.
      Is Morneau starting to come back to hiz ole self?
    1. IdahoPilgrim's Avatar
      IdahoPilgrim -
      Quote Originally Posted by mikeee View Post
      Is Morneau starting to come back to hiz ole self?
      And Plouffe has cooled off a little - only two extra base hits in the last two weeks.
    1. snepp's Avatar
      snepp -
      Premature Bremergasm.
    1. NorthwestTwinsFan's Avatar
      NorthwestTwinsFan -
      So Blackburn is back already, huh?
    1. minn55441's Avatar
      minn55441 -
      3 hours and we are still in the 7th. When did we turn into the Yankee vs Sox?
    1. Milkman's Avatar
      Milkman -
      Quote Originally Posted by rocketpig View Post
      On another note, I just noticed that MLB At Bat changes the release point for each pitch. Awesome. I don't know what kind of crazy mapping tech their using for that but it's awesome.
      I have MLB at bat on my phone and I haven't noticed a release point at all. Am I just blind?

      Edit- I'm assuming you're following on the full mlb.com site. Never mind
    1. glunn's Avatar
      glunn -
      Quote Originally Posted by minn55441 View Post
      3 hours and we are still in the 7th. When did we turn into the Yankee vs Sox?
      Deduno threw a lot of pitches in his 4.1 innings -- 99 pitches.
    1. glunn's Avatar
      glunn -
      Nice clutch hit by Revere!
    1. snepp's Avatar
      snepp -
      Wow, what a lousy pitch.


      Oh, and good job by Ben.
    1. minn55441's Avatar
      minn55441 -
      Bennie, our clutch RBI guy!!!
    1. snepp's Avatar
      snepp -
      Mauersie!
    1. COtwin's Avatar
      COtwin -
      If revere ever gets his eye in and learns to take some walks. He is going to be an All star. Obviously pitchers will need to start throwing him balls but of he keeps hitting like this they will have to.
    1. IdahoPilgrim's Avatar
      IdahoPilgrim -
      Gol-darn Mauer! When is he going to start earning his way around here!



      P.S. this is tongue in cheek.
    1. COtwin's Avatar
      COtwin -
      That was a cuddyer RBI. Just gravy
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