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  • Twins vs White Sox, 07-23-2012, 7:10pm

    Over the weekend, the Twins managed to take two of three from the Royals and now sit just one-half game back of Kansas City for fourth place in the AL Central. The Twins look to continue building on that momentum in what might be Francisco Liriano's last start in a Twins uniform. Tonight, he goes against right-hander Gavin Floyd in US Cellular Field.

    Liriano has been a monster for the Twins over the past two months, posting a 2.84 ERA while striking out well over 10 batters per nine innings. The Twins haven't seen this kind of performance from the lefty since he dominated hitters early in his 2010 campaign.

    Losing Francisco will certainly hurt the team in the short-term but in the long-term, it could drastically improve their chances at contending. It's all in Ryan's court at this point; all we can do is sit and wait it out. Join the discussion below and let us know what you expect from Francisco and the Twins tonight against the hated White Sox!

    Francisco Liriano

    W L ERA G GS CG SHO IP H R ER HR HB BB IBB SO AVG WHIP GO/AO
    SEASON 3 9 4.81 21 16 0 0 97.1 82 56 52 9 4 54 4 107 .230 1.40 1.19
    MLB Totals 50 51 4.27 155 129 1 1 780.2 720 393 370 73 29 323 6 786 .246 1.34 1.32

    Gavin Floyd

    W L ERA G GS CG SHO IP H R ER HR HB BB IBB SO AVG WHIP GO/AO
    SEASON 7 8 4.54 17 17 0 0 103.0 101 53 52 17 9 31 2 91 .256 1.28 1.01
    MLB Totals 65 63 4.50 182 170 5 1 1062.0 1058 577 531 141 54 346 23 825 .259 1.32 1.12

    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 87 322 51 107 21 1 6 45 50 50 4 1 .332 .421 .460 .881
    2 Revere, B MIN RF 61 254 30 79 8 3 0 15 12 21 21 5 .311 .344 .366 .711
    3 Doumit, R MIN C 77 268 31 78 19 1 9 45 21 58 0 0 .291 .342 .470 .812
    4 Mastroianni, D MIN LF 37 76 11 21 1 2 2 9 9 15 9 2 .276 .353 .421 .774
    5 Willingham, J MIN LF 91 327 55 90 22 1 23 68 51 85 2 1 .275 .389 .560 .948
    6 Span, D MIN CF 87 349 42 96 23 2 3 30 35 47 9 6 .275 .340 .378 .718
    7 Plouffe, T MIN RF 74 259 44 67 12 0 19 38 26 57 0 3 .259 .330 .525 .855
    8 Morneau, J MIN 1B 73 285 34 71 17 1 11 40 25 59 1 0 .249 .312 .432 .744
    9 Carroll, J MIN SS 88 303 38 73 12 1 0 29 35 45 6 3 .241 .323 .287 .610
    10 Dozier, B MIN SS 65 247 24 58 9 1 4 28 10 44 6 2 .235 .265 .328 .593
    11 Casilla, A MIN 2B 65 192 16 43 10 1 0 16 9 37 10 1 .224 .260 .286 .546
    12 Butera, D MIN C 27 72 5 16 5 0 1 4 4 18 0 0 .222 .273 .333 .606
    13 Komatsu, E MIN RF 15 32 2 7 0 0 0 1 4 3 0 0 .219 .297 .219 .516
    14 Parmelee, C MIN 1B 39 107 10 22 5 1 2 6 9 28 0 0 .206 .286 .327 .613

    White Sox Offense
    RK Player Team Pos G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
    1 Konerko, P CWS 1B 87 322 42 104 16 0 14 44 37 50 0 0 .323 .399 .503 .903
    2 Rios, A CWS CF 93 354 54 111 22 5 14 55 17 47 14 5 .314 .349 .523 .872
    3 Danks, J CWS CF 18 27 3 8 1 0 0 2 0 8 1 1 .296 .286 .333 .619
    4 Pierzynski, A CWS C 82 290 40 83 10 3 16 50 19 43 0 0 .286 .337 .507 .843
    5 Youkilis, K CWS 3B 22 86 15 24 4 0 5 19 11 20 0 0 .279 .364 .500 .864
    6 De Aza, A CWS CF 93 373 61 103 19 5 6 37 33 78 15 8 .276 .342 .402 .744
    7 Ramirez, A CWS SS 93 358 35 95 14 3 2 44 9 51 13 3 .265 .285 .338 .623
    8 Viciedo, D CWS RF 87 300 37 77 9 1 15 44 15 72 0 0 .257 .296 .443 .739
    9 Beckham, G CWS 2B 91 333 42 78 16 0 9 38 23 57 3 2 .234 .290 .363 .653
    10 Dunn, A CWS 1B 94 329 55 67 11 0 28 65 75 144 1 1 .204 .351 .492 .844
    11 Escobar, E CWS SS 33 79 13 16 2 1 0 2 9 22 2 0 .203 .284 .253 .537
    12 Humber, P CWS P 2 5 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 .200 .200 .200 .400
    13 Hudson, O CWS 3B 33 101 7 18 3 2 1 11 9 16 1 1 .178 .245 .277 .523
    14 Morel, B CWS 3B 35 113 14 20 2 0 0 5 7 39 4 1 .177 .225 .195 .420
    15 Lillibridge, B CWS RF 49 63 10 11 1 0 0 2 4 26 7 2 .175 .232 .190 .422
    16 Flowers, T CWS C 28 69 9 12 2 0 2 2 5 31 2 0 .174 .250 .290 .540
    17 Fukudome, K CWS RF 24 41 2 7 1 0 0 4 8 9 0 1 .171 .294 .195 .489
    Comments 101 Comments
    1. snepp's Avatar
      snepp -
      Quote Originally Posted by minn55441 View Post
      Frankie always seems to pitch better with a lead. Too bad we didn't come away with 4 or 5 in the first.
      No worries, Drew is catching.
    1. minn55441's Avatar
      minn55441 -
      Nice play by Dozier. Dunn hit him a change up and he managed to stay with it.
    1. snepp's Avatar
      snepp -
      Drew must have taken a pitch off.
    1. USAFChief's Avatar
      USAFChief -
      Quote Originally Posted by snepp View Post
      No worries, Drew is catching.
      Bad call, Drew.
    1. GCTF's Avatar
      GCTF -
      Can anybody see what Drew is doing wrong out there?
    1. snepp's Avatar
      snepp -
      Quote Originally Posted by USAFChief View Post
      Bad call, Drew.
      No way, that call must have come from the bench.
    1. minn55441's Avatar
      minn55441 -
      those 4 or 5 runs in the first make all the difference in the world. Frankie would still be pitching with a lead at this point.
    1. mike wants wins's Avatar
      mike wants wins -
      100% of the time Liriano pitchers in late July against the White Sox with Butera catching, he sucks. Clearly Butera is the problem.
    1. Winston Smith's Avatar
      Winston Smith -
      Drew calls the wrong pitch, Span can't run the bases TR waits much longer he won't get anything. Of course, the teams are lining up to pay all Mornies salary and send us a quality player so not all is lost.
    1. minn55441's Avatar
      minn55441 -
      Drew isn't much behind the plate, but the guy is a wizard with the bat.
    1. PMKI's Avatar
      PMKI -
      Dozier is having a good early game.
    1. USAFChief's Avatar
      USAFChief -
      When the H&R works, it's a beautiful thing.
    1. ChiTownTwinsFan's Avatar
      ChiTownTwinsFan -
      Well if we can't seem to capitalize on bases loaded no outs might as well get it this way. It's hot out here
    1. Brock Beauchamp's Avatar
      Brock Beauchamp -
      Gavin Floyd only wishes he had his own LPW behind the dish.
    1. minn55441's Avatar
      minn55441 -
      Quote Originally Posted by USAFChief View Post
      When the H&R works, it's a beautiful thing.
      When he is in the lineup, maybe we should move him up to the number two spot. Looks like a natural spot for his abilities. Not much power, but can really handle the bat.
    1. minn55441's Avatar
      minn55441 -
      I would make a terrible ump, I think they always look safe in those bang, bang plays and in reviewing in slow motion it was clearly an out.
    1. PMKI's Avatar
      PMKI -
      Dozier impressive play again! And much better inning from Frankie!
    1. Brock Beauchamp's Avatar
      Brock Beauchamp -
      Quote Originally Posted by minn55441 View Post
      I would make a terrible ump, I think they always look safe in those bang, bang plays and in reviewing in slow motion it was clearly an out.
      Umps don't get nearly enough credit for how often they get it right.
    1. GCTF's Avatar
      GCTF -
      1st inning--run scores on DP Ball.
      2nd inning-- run scores on wild pitch.

      Care to speculate how they'll scoere this inning? I'mm looking at a combination of errors and catcher's interference.
    1. USAFChief's Avatar
      USAFChief -
      Quote Originally Posted by rocketpig View Post
      Umps don't get nearly enough credit for how often they get it right.
      Concur.

      Although, umping first base for real is a lot easier than umping first base from your TV screen.

      Watch the bag, listen for the sound of the ball hitting the glove.

      EDIT: Which is not to say it's easy, just easier.

      I also, by and large, don't have much problem with the overall job umps do behind the plate. Some games a guy has a bad game, but for the most part, they're pretty good.

      None of which, BTW, means they couldn't be improved upon by the judicious and wise use of replay.
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