• 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. USAFChief's Avatar
      USAFChief -
      Quote Originally Posted by glunn View Post
      Agreed. What is his story?
      The soft underbelly of the twins pen.
    1. GCTF's Avatar
      GCTF -
      Quote Originally Posted by glunn View Post
      Agreed. What is his story?
      It's the chubby cheeks. Must be distracting during his windup with all that jiggling going on.
    1. Brock Beauchamp's Avatar
      Brock Beauchamp -
      Good thing Burton or Perkins weren't on the mound!

      Now one of them can't get the save!
    1. GCTF's Avatar
      GCTF -
      Revere does three sommersaults and catches it standing up.
    1. Brock Beauchamp's Avatar
      Brock Beauchamp -
      Quote Originally Posted by GCTF View Post
      Revere does three sommersaults and catches it standing up.
      Yep, and Span should have been playing shorter there. A double doesn't matter much.

      He should have gone flat-out for that ball and he pulled up.
    1. GCTF's Avatar
      GCTF -
      Quote Originally Posted by rocketpig View Post
      Good thing Burton or Perkins weren't on the mound!

      Now one of them can't get the save!
      At least Perkins will be rested for tomorrow's save possibility.
    1. glunn's Avatar
      glunn -
      Quote Originally Posted by USAFChief View Post
      The soft underbelly of the twins pen.
      Sickening, just sickening.
    1. Ultima Ratio's Avatar
      Ultima Ratio -
      Agreed. You bring in your closer(s) with 2 out in the 8th and then let them finish in the ninth. These are your f ing high leverage guys....wait for it.... to pitch in high leverage situations. Swarzak is a 7th inning guy at best.
    1. Brock Beauchamp's Avatar
      Brock Beauchamp -
      I try not to bash Gardenhire too much for in-game management but I have to admit that my blood is approaching the boiling point. There isn't a single *good* reason why the Twins weren't using their best relievers in that situation.
    1. mike wants wins's Avatar
      mike wants wins -
      This series is why I'd like to judge teams on the distribution of runs scored, rather than total scored.....like 1 great, 1 very good, 2 sucky games for the offense. But the total runs scored will look ridiculously good....I've lost interest in discussing how the 'pen is used....I've actually lost a lot of interest in discussing the current team, frankly. I wonder if there is anyone that still thinks they should not be sellers.....
    1. DPJ's Avatar
      DPJ -
      Master game manager Ron Gardenhire strikes again.
    1. SpiritofVodkaDave's Avatar
      SpiritofVodkaDave -
      At least we now know that Roberston is nothing special.
    1. DPJ's Avatar
      DPJ -
      Quote Originally Posted by rocketpig View Post
      I try not to bash Gardenhire too much for in-game management but I have to admit that my blood is approaching the boiling point. There isn't a single *good* reason why the Twins weren't using their best relievers in that situation.
      See what happens when Cappsie isn't around, just f*cks everything up.
    1. Brock Beauchamp's Avatar
      Brock Beauchamp -
      Quote Originally Posted by DPJ View Post
      See what happens when Cappsie isn't around, just f*cks everything up.
      Has someone explained to Gardenhire that he's allowed to use both Perkins and Burton in the same game?
    1. DPJ's Avatar
      DPJ -
      Quote Originally Posted by SpiritofVodkaDave View Post
      At least we now know that Roberston is nothing special.
      7 MLB innings and Robertson is nothing special...20 spring training innings and give Liriano a 3 year deal.

      But still holds out faith in Nick Blackburn.
    1. mike wants wins's Avatar
      mike wants wins -
      "wathcing on my phone.....", so I might be a minute or two behind. but if the hammer gets on, and Morneau hits a HR, Swarzak would get the win....does anyone really think pitcher win has any meaning? really?
    1. DPJ's Avatar
      DPJ -
      Quote Originally Posted by rocketpig View Post
      Has someone explained to Gardenhire that he's allowed to use both Perkins and Burton in the same game?
      WHOA WHOA WHOA...using your two best relivers in the same game before the 9th inning?

      Me not understand.
    1. Brock Beauchamp's Avatar
      Brock Beauchamp -
      Nice AB by Willingham.

      And now Morneau gets the lefty. Sigh.
    1. Brock Beauchamp's Avatar
      Brock Beauchamp -
      Quote Originally Posted by DPJ View Post
      WHOA WHOA WHOA...using your two best relivers in the same game before the 9th inning?

      Me not understand.
      No, no. You're totally misunderstanding me. I'm not asking for something crazy like that, only that it's possible for Gardenhire to use one in the eighth and the other in the ninth.
    1. GCTF's Avatar
      GCTF -
      Quote Originally Posted by rocketpig View Post
      I try not to bash Gardenhire too much for in-game management but I have to admit that my blood is approaching the boiling point. There isn't a single *good* reason why the Twins weren't using their best relievers in that situation.
      I can hardly wait till they "get in some work" in a one sided game tomorrow.

      /speculation

      Anywho...this one isn't quite over yet.
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