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  • 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. Ultima Ratio's Avatar
      Ultima Ratio -
      Twins way defense.
    1. twinsnorth49's Avatar
      twinsnorth49 -
      Well, back to reality Nick.
    1. DPJ's Avatar
      DPJ -
      I see that PitchFX has really helped Blackie's stuff.
    1. Hijinks's Avatar
      Hijinks -
      This is just painful...
    1. CDog's Avatar
      CDog -
      Quote Originally Posted by twinsnorth49 View Post
      Looked like the ball bounced completely the other way,
      I thought Coomer's description that it "exploded when it hit the dirt" was very...well, descriptive.
    1. Ultima Ratio's Avatar
      Ultima Ratio -
      That first pitch ball to De Aza was the same pitch that rung up Casilla. Got it.
    1. USAFChief's Avatar
      USAFChief -
      Quote Originally Posted by CDog View Post
      I thought Coomer's description that it "exploded when it hit the dirt" was very...well, descriptive.
      This is the major leagues. That ball needs to be knocked down at least.
    1. Ultima Ratio's Avatar
      Ultima Ratio -
      Quote Originally Posted by USAFChief View Post
      This is the major leagues. That ball needs to be knocked down at least.
      Yep
    1. USAFChief's Avatar
      USAFChief -
      I guess the Cuellar magic pixie dust is only good for one game.
    1. CDog's Avatar
      CDog -
      Quote Originally Posted by USAFChief View Post
      This is the major leagues. That ball needs to be knocked down at least.
      Agree. And for sure for sure for sure can't end up a double.
    1. DPJ's Avatar
      DPJ -
      I am so happy to see this continue to happen to Blackburn cause I wish nothing but bad things apon him.
    1. Ultima Ratio's Avatar
      Ultima Ratio -
      Did anyone really think Doumit would catch that? Alligator arms. Surprised he even got there. Not that it's his fault that he's playing out of position.
    1. Brock Beauchamp's Avatar
      Brock Beauchamp -
      Ahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah
    1. USAFChief's Avatar
      USAFChief -
      The stench of losing is really starting to permeate this organization. They appear to be going thru the motions.

      I have been a Gardy defender, but at this point I think it's time for a new voice.
    1. twinsnorth49's Avatar
      twinsnorth49 -
      For his next trick Doumit is going to take 1st base on 3 balls.
    1. CDog's Avatar
      CDog -
      Quote Originally Posted by DPJ View Post
      I am so happy to see this continue to happen to Blackburn cause I wish nothing but bad things apon him.
      The mark of any good fan.
    1. IdahoPilgrim's Avatar
      IdahoPilgrim -
      Quote Originally Posted by USAFChief View Post
      The stench of losing is really starting to permeate this organization. They appear to be going thru the motions.

      I have been a Gardy defender, but at this point I think it's time for a new voice.
      Let's start by hiring an elementary teacher - before they do anything else they need to learn how to count to three.
    1. Highabove's Avatar
      Highabove -
      Disgraceful

      Disappointment with Domit.
    1. twinsnorth49's Avatar
      twinsnorth49 -
      Quote Originally Posted by CDog View Post
      The mark of any good fan.
      But how can anyone be a Blackburn fan?
    1. CDog's Avatar
      CDog -
      Thank the heavens the inning ended and ended that train of thought from Bremer. Or train wreck of thought. Wow, that was uncomfortable for me. And I don't know that I've ever really had too much to say about him before.
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