• 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. Intramural Legend's Avatar
      Intramural Legend -
      Quote Originally Posted by USAFChief View Post
      High throw but Mauer needs to catch that.
      You have a guy charging in at home the throw was 7+ feet in the air, and you want to blame Mauer?
    1. Ultima Ratio's Avatar
      Ultima Ratio -
      Quote Originally Posted by rocketpig View Post
      How on earth was that on Mauer? The ball was about seven feet high and two feet left.
      Looked to me like he should have caught it still.
    1. IdahoPilgrim's Avatar
      IdahoPilgrim -
      Wow. Talk about dodging a bullet here. Who woulda thought Dozier would be the hero in this inning?
    1. Ultima Ratio's Avatar
      Ultima Ratio -
      Needed that!
    1. Brock Beauchamp's Avatar
      Brock Beauchamp -
      Quote Originally Posted by Ultima Ratio View Post
      Looked to me like he should have caught it still.
      Mauer looks like he should have caught that because he's about 5" taller than most other catchers. His center of gravity was going down for a low throw/catch/play and Plouffe throws it seven feet high. I'm not going to blame him for barely getting a glove on it.
    1. USAFChief's Avatar
      USAFChief -
      Quote Originally Posted by Intramural Legend View Post
      You have a guy charging in at home the throw was 7+ feet in the air, and you want to blame Mauer?
      It was a bad throw but it hit Mauer in the glove. I fault them both.

      Nice....out of the inning. Thome comes through again.
    1. Ultima Ratio's Avatar
      Ultima Ratio -
      Not blaming Mauer, the error was definitely Plouffsie's, and a horribly erroneous throw from that distance, but since Mauer is very tall and great athlete and got a glove on it, he still could have caught the ball and probably should have. He kinda rushed the catch and took his eye off the ball anticipating a bang bang tag at the plate. Good thing we got out of that black cloud of an inning.
    1. Ultima Ratio's Avatar
      Ultima Ratio -
      Ok, if span ran that out, should he be standing on second?
    1. GCTF's Avatar
      GCTF -
      Chris Davis : not being considered for a gold glove.
    1. IdahoPilgrim's Avatar
      IdahoPilgrim -
      First time since last year I've been glad Thome wasn't a Twin - anybody else trying to run that out beats the relay to first.
    1. Brock Beauchamp's Avatar
      Brock Beauchamp -
      Quote Originally Posted by Ultima Ratio View Post
      Not blaming Mauer, the error was definitely Plouffsie's, and a horribly erroneous throw from that distance, but since Mauer is very tall and great athlete and got a glove on it, he still could have caught the ball and probably should have. He kinda rushed the catch and took his eye off the ball anticipating a bang bang tag at the plate. Good thing we got out of that black cloud of an inning.
      He may have rushed the catch but Plouffe was about 60 feet away when he airmailed the ball. It's not as if Plouffe was in the dirt when he threw the ball, he was well onto the grass (without watching the replay). That doesn't allow for much of a reaction time to a terrible throw. Considering that Mauer is crouching and setting up for a low throw at the plate, I'm not going to fault him for not catching a ball four feet high and three feet wide of the target.
    1. Brock Beauchamp's Avatar
      Brock Beauchamp -
      Quote Originally Posted by USAFChief View Post
      It was a bad throw but it hit Mauer in the glove. I fault them both.

      Nice....out of the inning. Thome comes through again.
      It glanced off the end of his glove when his arm was extended. The only fault there is from Mama Mauer for not growing a 6'7" boy.

      And wow, the Orioles are awful on defense.
    1. USAFChief's Avatar
      USAFChief -
      If you could ask Plouffe he'd say it was a terrible throw. And if you could ask Mauer i bet he'd say he should have caught it.
    1. Brock Beauchamp's Avatar
      Brock Beauchamp -
      Quote Originally Posted by USAFChief View Post
      If you could ask Plouffe he'd say it was a terrible throw. And if you could ask Mauer i bet he'd say he should have caught it.
      The play finally popped up for replay so I watched it a few times. Yeah, Mauer could have caught that. It appears that he was looking at the runner in an attempt to still make the tag.

      I still don't fault him much for failing to make the play. He wouldn't have been able to make the tag even if he caught it.

      It's been a while since Plouffe airmailed a ball, hasn't it?
    1. Brock Beauchamp's Avatar
      Brock Beauchamp -
      Sigh. Burnett.
    1. Ultima Ratio's Avatar
      Ultima Ratio -
      Plouffe is only accurate with his mid irons. Misses a lot of fairways and greens with his woods and wedges.
    1. IdahoPilgrim's Avatar
      IdahoPilgrim -
      Quote Originally Posted by Ultima Ratio View Post
      Plouffe is only accurate with his mid irons. Misses a lot of fairways and greens with his woods and wedges.
      That's just like my golf game - except for the being accurate with the mid irons part.
    1. glunn's Avatar
      glunn -
      Quote Originally Posted by rocketpig View Post
      Sigh. Burnett.
      Agreed. What is his story?
    1. GCTF's Avatar
      GCTF -
      It's "everyone gets a turn to pitch day"!
    1. Brock Beauchamp's Avatar
      Brock Beauchamp -
      I will NEVER understand this brand of "bullpen management".

      It's the eighth ****ing inning. Guys are on base. There are less than two outs.

      Why are your best relievers not on the mound? So they can pitch a clean ninth inning when there's a good chance the team will be losing by that point?

      Stupid. Just stupid.
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