• Twins vs. Orioles, 07-19-2012, 12:10pm

    The Twins cannot deliver Francisco a win. Again last night, the left-hander pitched a solid six innings, giving up two earned runs and striking out 10 batters. The Twins offense couldn't muster more than one run in nine frames and dropped the game 2-1 to the Orioles.

    This afternoon, we get Cole De Vries and a getaway lineup against Wei-Yin Chen, making the 18th start of his debut season. Chen has been one of the few solid parts of the Orioles rotation, pitching over 100 innings with a 3.80 ERA for Baltimore. The Orioles look for a split today while the Twins look to take three out of four from the fading O's.

    What do you expect from De Vries? Will Gardenhire run out a lineup that can win this game? Join the Twins Daily discussion and let us know!


    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 2 4.37 7 6 0 0 35.0 31 21 17 9 2 8 0 24 .235 1.11 0.63
    MLB Totals 2 2 4.37 7 6 0 0 35.0 31 21 17 9 2 8 0 24 .235 1.11 0.63

    Wei-Yin Chen

    W L ERA G GS CG SHO IP H R ER HR HB BB IBB SO AVG WHIP GO/AO
    SEASON 7 5 3.80 18 18 0 0 109.0 100 51 46 15 2 35 0 83 .241 1.24 0.71
    MLB Totals 7 5 3.80 18 18 0 0 109.0 100 51 46 15 2 35 0 83 .241 1.24 0.71

    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 83 310 48 102 19 1 6 44 46 49 4 1 .329 .415 .455 .870
    2 Revere, B MIN RF 57 238 27 75 8 2 0 15 10 18 19 5 .315 .345 .366 .711
    3 Doumit, R MIN C 73 254 28 73 18 1 7 41 21 54 0 0 .287 .339 .449 .788
    4 Span, D MIN CF 83 335 42 96 22 2 3 29 35 43 9 5 .287 .353 .391 .744
    5 Willingham, J MIN LF 87 312 54 86 22 1 23 66 49 84 2 1 .276 .390 .574 .964
    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 72 252 44 66 11 0 19 37 26 55 0 3 .262 .335 .532 .866
    8 Morneau, J MIN 1B 71 276 33 69 17 1 11 40 25 56 1 0 .250 .315 .438 .753
    9 Dozier, B MIN SS 61 233 24 56 8 1 4 26 10 41 6 2 .240 .272 .335 .607
    10 Carroll, J MIN SS 85 292 36 70 11 1 0 28 34 43 6 3 .240 .322 .284 .606
    11 Casilla, A MIN 2B 61 178 16 42 10 1 0 15 9 34 10 1 .236 .271 .303 .574
    12 Butera, D MIN C 26 68 5 16 5 0 1 4 4 16 0 0 .235 .288 .353 .641
    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

    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 91 364 61 107 20 3 22 50 18 65 11 5 .294 .337 .547 .883
    3 Markakis, N BAL RF 56 225 30 62 17 1 8 27 25 37 1 1 .276 .350 .467 .817
    4 Davis, C BAL 1B 77 285 39 74 12 0 14 41 16 89 0 3 .260 .304 .449 .753
    5 Wieters, M BAL C 83 302 35 77 15 1 12 45 32 58 1 0 .255 .333 .430 .764
    6 Betemit, W BAL 3B 77 259 31 66 12 0 10 32 24 77 0 1 .255 .315 .417 .732
    7 Paulino, R BAL C 20 63 5 16 3 0 0 5 1 9 0 0 .254 .266 .302 .567
    8 Pearce, S BAL LF 27 71 8 18 4 0 3 14 8 17 0 1 .254 .321 .437 .758
    9 Matusz, B BAL P 2 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .250 .250 .250 .500
    10 Thome, J BAL DH 10 37 2 9 2 0 0 2 7 15 0 0 .243 .364 .297 .661
    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 89 378 43 82 15 2 13 34 20 61 0 0 .217 .257 .370 .627
    15 Johnson, N BAL 1B 38 87 9 18 4 0 4 11 11 26 2 0 .207 .324 .391 .714
    16 Reynolds, M BAL 3B 67 214 30 44 14 0 8 27 37 79 1 2 .206 .333 .383 .717
    17 Flaherty, R BAL 3B 53 99 7 20 0 0 2 7 2 32 1 0 .202 .231 .263 .493
    18 Tolleson, S BAL 3B 22 62 4 12 3 0 2 6 4 14 1 0 .194 .242 .339 .581
    19 Roberts, B BAL 2B 17 66 2 12 0 0 0 5 5 12 1 1 .182 .233 .182 .415
    20 Chavez, E BAL LF 35 107 12 18 2 0 2 6 4 19 2 2 .168 .205 .243 .448
    Comments 110 Comments
    1. stringer bell's Avatar
      stringer bell -
      OK, what happens to this guy? He has had a couple of All-Star seasons and about three seasons where he is terrible. Injuries, satisfaction from a new contract, luck?
    1. IdahoPilgrim's Avatar
      IdahoPilgrim -
      Just saw that Bert Blyleven has responded to Reggie Jackson's comments on whether he belongs in the hall of fame:

      "God gives us many holes in our body, and he just spoke out of the wrong one. That's the way I look at it."

      He did say that Jackson called him to apologize and it is now water under the bridge.
    1. Ultima Ratio's Avatar
      Ultima Ratio -
      Cole looking sharp, leave him in for one more inning.
    1. Ultima Ratio's Avatar
      Ultima Ratio -
      Quote Originally Posted by sbknudson View Post
      Just saw that Bert Blyleven has responded to Reggie Jackson's comments on whether he belongs in the hall of fame:

      "God gives us many holes in our body, and he just spoke out of the wrong one. That's the way I look at it."

      He did say that Jackson called him to apologize and it is now water under the bridge.
      Good for Bert especially after eviscerating RJ throughout his career.
    1. SpiritofVodkaDave's Avatar
      SpiritofVodkaDave -
      Quote Originally Posted by sbknudson View Post
      Just saw that Bert Blyleven has responded to Reggie Jackson's comments on whether he belongs in the hall of fame:

      "God gives us many holes in our body, and he just spoke out of the wrong one. That's the way I look at it."

      He did say that Jackson called him to apologize and it is now water under the bridge.
      That quote is amazing

      Mauer is hitting the ball very well these days.
    1. IdahoPilgrim's Avatar
      IdahoPilgrim -
      I'm also following the Rochester game while I watch the Twins - looks like they are heading into positive territory finally. They are up by 5 in the 6th inning. If they win, they'll be 50-49 on the season.
    1. USAFChief's Avatar
      USAFChief -
      I would have bet a lot of money Devries wouldn't be pitching in the 6th with a 3-1 lead.

      I would have lost.
    1. IdahoPilgrim's Avatar
      IdahoPilgrim -
      DeVries has really settled down nicely. At 96 pitches, do you send him out for the 7th? He's on a roll right now - 9 straight batters retired.
    1. Milkman's Avatar
      Milkman -
      Quote Originally Posted by sbknudson View Post
      DeVries has really settled down nicely. At 96 pitches, do you send him out for the 7th? He's on a roll right now - 9 straight batters retired.
      I wouldn't but if they did I'd hope he would have one VERY short leash.
    1. snepp's Avatar
      snepp -
      Quote Originally Posted by sbknudson View Post
      DeVries has really settled down nicely. At 96 pitches, do you send him out for the 7th? He's on a roll right now - 9 straight batters retired.
      I send him out, with the pen ready for a quick hook.
    1. IdahoPilgrim's Avatar
      IdahoPilgrim -
      OK, that's it - I have had it. I am calling for a boycott on all Twins ticket sales until they deep six those amazingly annoying "sorta deep thoughts" commercials.
    1. USAFChief's Avatar
      USAFChief -
      Yeash Duensing. Can't be walking a lefty
    1. Milkman's Avatar
      Milkman -
      Quote Originally Posted by sbknudson View Post
      OK, that's it - I have had it. I am calling for a boycott on all Twins ticket sales until they deep six those amazingly annoying "sorta deep thoughts" commercials.
      They are hit and mostly miss for me. I did enjoy the Joe Mauer one though (practical joke one)
    1. USAFChief's Avatar
      USAFChief -
      I will accept giving up one run here.
    1. glunn's Avatar
      glunn -
      Let's hope that Duensing's effectiveness as a reliever has not been compromised.
    1. Brock Beauchamp's Avatar
      Brock Beauchamp -
      And there's Plouffe's arm.
    1. IdahoPilgrim's Avatar
      IdahoPilgrim -
      Half error each to Plouffe and Mauer on that one.
    1. USAFChief's Avatar
      USAFChief -
      High throw but Mauer needs to catch that.
    1. Brock Beauchamp's Avatar
      Brock Beauchamp -
      Quote Originally Posted by sbknudson View Post
      Half error each to Plouffe and Mauer on that one.
      How on earth was that on Mauer? The ball was about seven feet high and two feet left.
    1. Brock Beauchamp's Avatar
      Brock Beauchamp -
      Quote Originally Posted by USAFChief View Post
      High throw but Mauer needs to catch that.
      That's a tough ball to catch. You're moving your center of gravity down to catch what *should* be a low throw at the plate and it sails high and wide. I can't fault Joe for that.

      Keep in mind that Mauer only got a glove on that because he's so tall. That sails way over the head of most other catchers.
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