• 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. glunn's Avatar
      glunn -
      Quote Originally Posted by rocketpig View Post
      Basically, people like to be able to reference the source where you found the info, lest they think you are making things up.
      There may also be a copyright issue, at least from a very theoretical perspective.
    1. JB_Iowa's Avatar
      JB_Iowa -
      And Deduno goes Phewwww ....
    1. IdahoPilgrim's Avatar
      IdahoPilgrim -
      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
      Look at the one bright side - at least this time they didn't wait 5 days to make a decision on whether or not to DL the guy, thus shorthanding the roster.
    1. glunn's Avatar
      glunn -
      At this rate, Deduno will exceed 100 pitches sometime in the 4th inning. If the Twins are far behind tonight, I would like to see Butera on the mound so the bullpen can rest.
    1. heatbeat's Avatar
      heatbeat -
      I am watching the game on gameday...how did Nick score from first on a wild pitch? Or did I miss something else?
    1. IdahoPilgrim's Avatar
      IdahoPilgrim -
      That was one of the ugliest 1-run innings I've seen pitched.
    1. USAFChief's Avatar
      USAFChief -
      Quote Originally Posted by glunn View Post
      There may also be a copyright issue, at least from a very theoretical perspective.
      For me, there's also a "Who the heck does this guy think he's fooling" issue.
    1. IdahoPilgrim's Avatar
      IdahoPilgrim -
      Quote Originally Posted by heatbeat View Post
      I am watching the game on gameday...how did Nick score from first on a wild pitch? Or did I miss something else?
      No, he went to 3rd when Deduno threw a pick-off attempt away at 1st. Then, the next batter, a wild pitch brought him home.
    1. Brock Beauchamp's Avatar
      Brock Beauchamp -
      Quote Originally Posted by glunn View Post
      At this rate, Deduno will exceed 100 pitches sometime in the 4th inning. If the Twins are far behind tonight, I would like to see Butera on the mound so the bullpen can rest.
      I'd love to see Butera in the pen.

      Catching.

      Every day.

      Until he retires.
    1. heatbeat's Avatar
      heatbeat -
      Quote Originally Posted by sbknudson View Post
      No, he went to 3rd when Deduno threw a pick-off attempt away at 1st. Then, the next batter, a wild pitch brought him home.
      Ok thanks that makes a ton more sense.
    1. edavis0308's Avatar
      edavis0308 -
      Quote Originally Posted by rocketpig View Post
      I'd love to see Butera in the pen.

      Catching.

      Every day.

      Until he retires.
      But he was batting like .350 in his first week!!!!111!!1!
    1. GCTF's Avatar
      GCTF -
      Quote Originally Posted by USAFChief View Post
      Not to worry. We'll get 7 in the bottom of the first again.
      You lied to me, man. Now I don't know what to believe in.
    1. Brock Beauchamp's Avatar
      Brock Beauchamp -
      I'm starting to believe that the 2009/10 joe Mauer might be back for realsie.
    1. GCTF's Avatar
      GCTF -
      Quote Originally Posted by rocketpig View Post
      I'd love to see Butera in the pen.

      Catching.

      Every day.

      Until he retires.
      And joins the coaching staff?
    1. IdahoPilgrim's Avatar
      IdahoPilgrim -
      Quote Originally Posted by rocketpig View Post
      I'd love to see Butera in the pen.

      Catching.

      Every day.

      Until he retires.
      Hey, he's the one guy on the roster who has the legitimate ability to do a Tovar. Should be good for novelty in September when the Twins are 20 games back.
    1. glunn's Avatar
      glunn -
      Quote Originally Posted by rocketpig View Post
      I'm starting to believe that the 2009/10 joe Mauer might be back for realsie.
      That would be great -- kind of like having an older version of Mike Trout.
    1. USAFChief's Avatar
      USAFChief -
      Quote Originally Posted by sbknudson View Post
      Hey, he's the one guy on the roster who has the legitimate ability to do a Tovar. Should be good for novelty in September when the Twins are 20 games back.
      Come see Son of Sal play shortstop!
    1. ScottyB's Avatar
      ScottyB -
      Anyone hear who replaces Capps?
    1. SpiritofVodkaDave's Avatar
      SpiritofVodkaDave -
      Quote Originally Posted by ScottyB View Post
      Anyone hear who replaces Capps?
      Waldrop
    1. glunn's Avatar
      glunn -
      Quote Originally Posted by sbknudson View Post
      Hey, he's the one guy on the roster who has the legitimate ability to do a Tovar. Should be good for novelty in September when the Twins are 20 games back.
      I have been begging for Butera AND Mauer to do a Tovar this year -- two Tovars in one game would be amazing.
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