• 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. Brock Beauchamp's Avatar
      Brock Beauchamp -
      Twins:
      Span CF
      Revere RF
      Mauer C
      Willingham DH
      Morneau 1B
      Doumit LF
      Dozier SS
      Casilla 2B
      Carroll 3B
      (Blackburn P)

      Hawk Harrelsons:
      De Aza CF
      Youkilis 3B
      Dunn 1B
      Konerko DH
      Rios RF
      Ramirez SS
      Viciedo LF
      Flowers C
      Beckham 2B
      (Peavy P)
    1. DPJ's Avatar
      DPJ -
      Over/Under on IP by Blackburn

      2.2
    1. stringer bell's Avatar
      stringer bell -
      When Dunn hit Robertson's slider out last night, I said uh-oh. The pitch was on the outside corner at the knees and he jerked it out with room to spare. The Sox seem to be fearless about getting pitched inside and are taking pitches on the outside corner deep. Blackburn has to pitch inside effectively or it will be batting practice.
    1. jokin's Avatar
      jokin -
      Quote Originally Posted by rocketpig View Post
      Twins:
      Span CF
      Revere RF
      Mauer C
      Willingham DH
      Morneau 1B
      Doumit LF
      Dozier SS
      Casilla 2B
      Carroll 3B
      (Blackburn P)

      Hawk Harrelsons:
      De Aza CF
      Youkilis 3B
      Dunn 1B
      Konerko DH
      Rios RF
      Ramirez SS
      Viciedo LF
      Flowers C
      Beckham 2B
      (Peavy P)
      So much for reports stating that Plouffe would, once again, "expected to be available tomorrow"....

      That bottom third of the lineup day-after-day is downright depressing.
    1. IdahoPilgrim's Avatar
      IdahoPilgrim -
      I assume nobody is surprised that Willingham is DHing after his field performance yesterday.
    1. DPJ's Avatar
      DPJ -
      Quote Originally Posted by jokin View Post
      So much for reports stating that Plouffe would, once again, "expected to be available tomorrow"....

      That bottom third of the lineup day-after-day is downright depressing.
      You know it's Twins Baseball to have a guy be day-to-day and sit on the bench for a week, wasting a roster spot only to go on the DL a few days after.
    1. TheLeviathan's Avatar
      TheLeviathan -
      Over/Under on when Plouffe is actually DL'd?

      Wednesday

      I take over and we see Plouffe again in September.
    1. Hijinks's Avatar
      Hijinks -
      Quote Originally Posted by TheLeviathan View Post
      Over/Under on when Plouffe is actually DL'd?

      Wednesday

      I take over and we see Plouffe again in September.
      They have already waited too long to send Plouffe to the DL, bet he comes back this weekend after sitting on the bench for a week.
    1. DPJ's Avatar
      DPJ -
      Well that was promising.
    1. CDog's Avatar
      CDog -
      In the pregame, Gardenhire said they were going to give Plouffe tomorrow and if he couldn't swing, he was going to the DL.
    1. SpiritofVodkaDave's Avatar
      SpiritofVodkaDave -
      This **** gets old.
    1. Brock Beauchamp's Avatar
      Brock Beauchamp -
      Aaahhhhhhhhhhhh I accidentally turned on the Sox broadcast!

      My ears! My ears!
    1. Ultima Ratio's Avatar
      Ultima Ratio -
      Impressive.
    1. DPJ's Avatar
      DPJ -
      Quote Originally Posted by rocketpig View Post
      Aaahhhhhhhhhhhh I accidentally turned on the Sox broadcast!

      My ears! My ears!
      I'd rather hear Hawk's Southern fried hick-ass then DickBert continue to make excuses for the Twins and putting down Dunn after he hits another HR against them.
    1. Brock Beauchamp's Avatar
      Brock Beauchamp -
      Quote Originally Posted by DPJ View Post
      I'd rather hear Hawk's Southern fried hick-ass then DickBert continue to make excuses for the Twins and putting down Dunn after he hits another HR against them.
      No, you wouldn't. Hawk is ear cancer while DickBert are just a little dense.
    1. stringer bell's Avatar
      stringer bell -
      Quote Originally Posted by DPJ View Post
      Well that was promising.
      Very similar innings. I expect the Sox to match or exceed one run in the first.
    1. Auto7's Avatar
      Auto7 -
      Doumit's in left?!?! Hopefully it goes better than that spring training game i watched vs boston. Either way, lets go nicky
    1. twinsnorth49's Avatar
      twinsnorth49 -
      Christ lately if he's not hitting it out he's hitting into double plays. Way to make him work Hammer.
    1. DPJ's Avatar
      DPJ -
      Quote Originally Posted by rocketpig View Post
      No, you wouldn't. Hawk is ear cancer while DickBert are just a little dense.
      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.
    1. Brock Beauchamp's Avatar
      Brock Beauchamp -
      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.
      You like him because you're a sadist.
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