• Twins vs White Sox, 07-25-2012, 1:10pm

    The Twins bullpen was shelled for nine runs last night as the White Sox drubbed Minnesota 11-4. Wasting a quality start from Cole De Vries (6 IP, 2 runs, 1 earned), the Twins pen disintegrated, allowing nine runs in three innings pitched with five walks. Not the type of performance you want to make against a division rival.

    In the getaway game, we'll see a rejuvenated Nick Blackburn take on a rejuvenated Jake Peavy. Pitching well in his last start, Blackburn looks to cement his spot in the rotation for the rest of the summer. We'll see how well that works, given US Cellular's bandbox nature and Nick's proclivity to give up the long ball when his sinker isn't working.

    What do you expect from Blackburn today? What member of the Twins lineup will step up and drive in some runs after Willingham's one-man show last night? Join the Twins Daily discussion below!

    Nick Blackburn

    W L ERA G GS CG SHO IP H R ER HR HB BB IBB SO AVG WHIP GO/AO
    SEASON 4 5 7.46 14 14 0 0 70.0 97 58 58 15 0 22 0 32 .327 1.70 1.22
    MLB Totals 43 51 4.76 140 132 5 0 790.0 957 467 418 109 18 198 11 378 .300 1.46 1.33

    Jake Peavy

    W L ERA G GS CG SHO IP H R ER HR HB BB IBB SO AVG WHIP GO/AO
    SEASON 7 7 3.22 19 19 4 1 134.0 113 50 48 14 6 27 0 120 .228 1.04 0.65
    MLB Totals 116 88 3.45 270 269 13 6 1715.1 1497 691 658 173 59 526 37 1674 .234 1.18 0.95

    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 89 329 52 109 21 1 6 45 52 50 4 1 .331 .422 .456 .878
    2 Revere, B MIN RF 62 257 31 80 8 3 0 15 14 21 21 5 .311 .349 .366 .715
    3 Doumit, R MIN C 79 275 32 79 19 1 10 46 21 58 0 0 .287 .340 .473 .813
    4 Span, D MIN CF 89 358 44 101 24 2 3 30 35 47 9 6 .282 .345 .385 .731
    5 Willingham, J MIN LF 93 336 57 92 22 1 25 72 51 87 2 1 .274 .385 .568 .953
    6 Mastroianni, D MIN LF 38 80 11 21 1 2 2 9 9 16 9 2 .263 .337 .400 .737
    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 74 289 34 73 18 1 11 40 25 59 1 0 .253 .314 .436 .750
    9 Carroll, J MIN SS 90 309 38 74 12 1 0 29 37 47 6 3 .239 .324 .285 .609
    10 Dozier, B MIN SS 67 255 25 60 9 1 4 28 10 46 6 2 .235 .265 .325 .590
    11 Butera, D MIN C 28 74 5 17 5 0 1 4 5 18 0 0 .230 .288 .338 .625
    12 Casilla, A MIN 2B 67 200 16 45 10 1 0 16 9 37 11 1 .225 .259 .285 .544
    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 40 108 10 22 5 1 2 6 9 28 0 0 .204 .283 .324 .607
    15 Hughes, L MIN 2B 4 10 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 4 1 0 .200 .182 .200 .382
    16 Valencia, D MIN 3B 27 100 9 19 5 1 1 11 2 23 0 1 .190 .204 .290 .494

    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 89 330 45 111 17 0 16 48 37 50 0 0 .336 .410 .533 .943
    2 Rios, A CWS CF 95 363 57 114 23 5 15 58 17 49 14 5 .314 .349 .529 .878
    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 83 293 40 84 11 3 16 50 19 44 0 0 .287 .339 .509 .847
    5 De Aza, A CWS CF 95 380 64 106 20 5 6 37 34 78 17 8 .279 .347 .405 .752
    6 Youkilis, K CWS 3B 24 92 18 25 4 0 5 19 14 21 0 0 .272 .370 .478 .849
    7 Ramirez, A CWS SS 95 366 36 97 14 3 3 46 10 52 13 3 .265 .286 .344 .630
    8 Viciedo, D CWS RF 89 309 37 79 9 1 15 46 15 72 0 0 .256 .294 .437 .730
    9 Beckham, G CWS 2B 93 340 42 78 16 0 9 38 23 59 3 2 .229 .285 .356 .640
    10 Dunn, A CWS 1B 96 338 59 71 12 0 30 71 75 146 1 1 .210 .353 .512 .865
    11 Escobar, E CWS SS 34 80 14 16 2 1 0 2 9 22 2 0 .200 .281 .250 .531
    11 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 Flowers, T CWS C 29 73 9 13 3 0 2 2 6 31 2 0 .178 .259 .301 .561
    15 Morel, B CWS 3B 35 113 14 20 2 0 0 5 7 39 4 1 .177 .225 .195 .420
    16 Lillibridge, B CWS RF 49 63 10 11 1 0 0 2 4 26 7 2 .175 .232 .190 .422
    17 Fukudome, K CWS RF 24 41 2 7 1 0 0 4 8 9 0 1 .171 .294 .195 .489
    Comments 164 Comments
    1. DPJ's Avatar
      DPJ -
      Quote Originally Posted by rocketpig View Post
      You like him because you're a sadist.

      Well I continue to watch Twins Baseball so I guess you're right.
    1. Auto7's Avatar
      Auto7 -
      Well, good first inning for blacky.
    1. DPJ's Avatar
      DPJ -
      3 flies outs for Blackburn...that's always a good sign for Blackie.
    1. USAFChief's Avatar
      USAFChief -
      Quote Originally Posted by CDog View Post
      In the pregame, Gardenhire said they were going to give Plouffe tomorrow and if he couldn't swing, he was going to the DL.
      That sounds vaguely familiar.
    1. TheLeviathan's Avatar
      TheLeviathan -
      Quote Originally Posted by USAFChief View Post
      That sounds vaguely familiar.
      Yes, but it can't possibly be the fault of the organization. No one has quoted them in the paper saying "Yeah...we suck" so it's probably not true.
    1. Auto7's Avatar
      Auto7 -
      Quote Originally Posted by DPJ View Post
      3 flies outs for Blackburn...that's always a good sign for Blackie.
      Bu-but i mean they only went 350 feet and not 450 feet.
    1. twinsnorth49's Avatar
      twinsnorth49 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Auto7 View Post
      Bu-but i mean they only went 350 feet and not 450 feet.
      Be patient, it's only the 1st.
    1. CDog's Avatar
      CDog -
      Quote Originally Posted by TheLeviathan View Post
      Yes, but it can't possibly be the fault of the organization. No one has quoted them in the paper saying "Yeah...we suck" so it's probably not true.
      Careful you don't pull a muscle. Stretch out well before reaching that far.
    1. Auto7's Avatar
      Auto7 -
      Quote Originally Posted by twinsnorth49 View Post
      Be patient, it's only the 1st.
      Angel hernandez apparently wants this game to be done early.
    1. twinsnorth49's Avatar
      twinsnorth49 -
      Konerko's SO should be credited to the ump, not Blackie.
    1. USAFChief's Avatar
      USAFChief -
      Well, there goes the perfect game.
    1. CDog's Avatar
      CDog -
      Did Dozier get shot on that play?!?!
    1. Auto7's Avatar
      Auto7 -
      Here it comes.
    1. USAFChief's Avatar
      USAFChief -
      Well, there goes the no hitter.
    1. Ultima Ratio's Avatar
      Ultima Ratio -
      Impressive.
    1. Boom Boom's Avatar
      Boom Boom -
      Quote Originally Posted by DPJ View Post
      I don't mind Hawk at all, maybe cause it's only get to hear it 3-4 times a hear on those WGN games. But I like him, kind refreshing in a weird kinda way.
      I feel like I'd really hate Hawk if I was a White Sox fan and he called every one of my team's games. But from the outside looking in, he's such a clownish homer that it's hard not to be entertained, especially when the Sox are losing.
    1. twinsnorth49's Avatar
      twinsnorth49 -
      Quote Originally Posted by CDog View Post
      Did Dozier get shot on that play?!?!
      Looked like the ball bounced completely the other way,
    1. USAFChief's Avatar
      USAFChief -
      Well, there goes the shutout.

      Edit: on an 0-2 pitch, no less.
    1. TheLeviathan's Avatar
      TheLeviathan -
      Quote Originally Posted by Boom Boom View Post
      I feel like I'd really hate Hawk if I was a White Sox fan and he called every one of my team's games. But from the outside looking in, he's such a clownish homer that it's hard not to be entertained, especially when the Sox are losing.
      After living in Chicago for a few years, I can confirm this is very much true. Even many White Sox fans acknowledge how unbearable he can be.
    1. Auto7's Avatar
      Auto7 -
      Ah god.
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