• Twins vs White Sox, 07-30-2012, 7:10pm

    The big news of the weekend was that Francisco Liriano was traded for two White Sox players. Fan outrage and then the grief process followed. Whether you like it or not, Francisco is done and the Twins now have Pedro Hernandez and somebody named Escobar.

    The other news of the weekend was that the Twins beat the tar out of the Cleveland Indians in a three game set, scoring double digits in two of the games. Excellent pitching performances were the calling card of the weekend as Twins starters went deep into games and stymied the Indians offense all weekend.

    Tonight, the Twins host the White Sox (but no, you-know-who isn't pitching yet) as Cole De Vries takes on Jose Quintana. The Sox swept the Twins just last week but after their dominating performance against Cleveland, the Twins surely want revenge. Can they do it? What do you expect from De Vries tonight and can the Twins get to Quintana? Join the discussion below and tell us about it!

    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 3.64 9 8 0 0 47.0 43 24 19 11 3 9 0 33 .238 1.11 0.52
    MLB Totals 2 2 3.64 9 8 0 0 47.0 43 24 19 11 3 9 0 33 .238 1.11 0.52

    Jose Quintana

    W L ERA G GS CG SHO IP H R ER HR HB BB IBB SO AVG WHIP GO/AO
    SEASON 4 1 2.58 13 11 0 0 76.2 67 22 22 7 2 14 0 44 .238 1.06 1.16
    MLB Totals 4 1 2.58 13 11 0 0 76.2 67 22 22 7 2 14 0 44 .238 1.06 1.16

    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 93 345 57 113 21 1 6 48 54 53 5 1 .328 .418 .446 .864
    2 Revere, B MIN RF 66 276 34 87 10 3 0 20 14 23 24 5 .315 .350 .373 .724
    3 Doumit, R MIN C 83 290 32 84 19 1 10 47 22 60 0 0 .290 .342 .466 .807
    4 Span, D MIN CF 93 373 50 107 27 2 3 32 39 48 11 6 .287 .354 .394 .748
    5 Willingham, J MIN LF 97 351 61 95 22 1 27 78 54 91 2 1 .271 .383 .570 .953
    6 Mastroianni, D MIN LF 39 80 11 21 1 2 2 9 10 16 9 2 .263 .344 .400 .744
    7 Morneau, J MIN 1B 78 304 37 79 19 1 13 46 26 60 1 0 .260 .322 .457 .780
    8 Plouffe, T MIN RF 74 259 44 67 12 0 19 38 26 57 0 3 .259 .330 .525 .855
    9 Dozier, B MIN SS 71 269 28 65 9 1 4 28 12 48 8 2 .242 .275 .327 .602
    10 Carroll, J MIN SS 92 316 38 75 12 1 0 29 37 47 6 3 .237 .322 .282 .604
    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 71 212 20 48 11 2 0 20 10 40 12 1 .226 .262 .297 .559
    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 29 108 11 20 6 1 1 12 2 25 0 1 .185 .198 .287 .485

    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 93 345 46 114 17 0 17 51 37 55 0 0 .330 .402 .528 .930
    2 Danks, J CWS CF 22 35 4 11 1 0 0 2 0 10 1 1 .314 .306 .343 .648
    3 Rios, A CWS CF 99 378 60 117 25 5 16 63 18 50 15 5 .310 .344 .529 .873
    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 97 388 65 108 20 5 6 39 34 79 18 8 .278 .345 .402 .747
    6 Ramirez, A CWS SS 98 379 39 102 15 3 4 48 10 53 13 3 .269 .289 .356 .646
    7 Youkilis, K CWS 3B 28 103 21 27 4 0 6 22 18 22 0 0 .262 .374 .476 .850
    8 Viciedo, D CWS RF 93 322 38 83 10 1 16 50 17 73 0 0 .258 .300 .444 .744
    9 Beckham, G CWS 2B 97 356 45 82 17 0 9 38 23 62 3 2 .230 .283 .354 .637
    10 Dunn, A CWS 1B 100 353 64 76 13 0 31 73 77 150 2 1 .215 .356 .516 .871
    11 Escobar, E CWS SS 36 87 14 18 4 1 0 3 9 23 2 0 .207 .281 .276 .557
    12 Humber, P CWS P 2 5 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 .200 .200 .200 .400
    13 Flowers, T CWS C 33 88 10 16 4 0 2 2 6 39 2 0 .182 .250 .295 .545
    14 Hudson, O CWS 3B 33 101 7 18 3 2 1 11 9 16 1 1 .178 .245 .277 .523
    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
    Comments 83 Comments
    1. DPJ's Avatar
      DPJ -
      How do you keep starting these gamethreads day after day RP?
    1. Brock Beauchamp's Avatar
      Brock Beauchamp -
      Quote Originally Posted by DPJ View Post
      How do you keep starting these gamethreads day after day RP?
      What do you mean?
    1. Brock Beauchamp's Avatar
      Brock Beauchamp -
      Twins:
      Span CF
      Revere RF
      Mauer C
      Willingham DH
      Morneau 1B
      Doumit LF
      Valencia 3B
      Dozier SS
      Carroll 2B
      (De Vries P)

      Bad Guys:
      De Aza CF
      Youkilis 3B
      Dunn DH
      Konerko 1B
      Rios RF
      Pierzynski C
      Viciedo LF
      Ramirez SS
      Beckham 2B
      (Quintana P)



    1. USAFChief's Avatar
      USAFChief -
      It would be damned fun to cause Sox fans some much deserved anxiety with a sweep. Go Twins!
    1. IdahoPilgrim's Avatar
      IdahoPilgrim -
      Quote Originally Posted by USAFChief View Post
      It would be damned fun to cause Sox fans some much deserved anxiety with a sweep. Go Twins!
      I concur. Let's show them what happens when they come into our yard.
    1. James's Avatar
      James -
      Quote Originally Posted by sbknudson View Post
      I concur. Let's show them what happens when they come into our yard.
      word.
    1. Bark's Lounge's Avatar
      Bark's Lounge -
      Quote Originally Posted by USAFChief View Post
      It would be damned fun to cause Sox fans some much deserved anxiety with a sweep. Go Twins!
      I'd be down with a sweep, but more important to me is a victory on Tuesday. This is where Drew Butera is going to bring his real value. I hope he held a 2 hour class today Instructing the Twins position players on how to attack Liriano when they are at the plate... this should be followed by another 2-4 hour class tomorrow leading up to the game. Yeah, I get that the Liriano trade subject has been beat to death, but it seems obvious that a majority of TD Participants did not like the trade (me included). The fellas need to muster up something special tomorrow and destroy and devour Liriano's start. This is the hair of the dog to those of us who are hung over from the Liriano trade. I am pretty sure we deserve this outcome.
    1. snepp's Avatar
      snepp -
      JFC Dick, we get it, Dunn strikes out a lot.
    1. USAFChief's Avatar
      USAFChief -
      Mauer's arm ain't what it used to be.
    1. USAFChief's Avatar
      USAFChief -
      Quote Originally Posted by snepp View Post
      JFC Dick, we get it, Dunn strikes out a lot.
      Did you know he's (lower voice and slow down foe emphasis) "two. Hundred. Fifty. Strikeouts."
    1. snepp's Avatar
      snepp -
      Can we get a mulligan?
    1. kydoty's Avatar
      kydoty -
      At least it's Dollar Dog Night!
    1. IdahoPilgrim's Avatar
      IdahoPilgrim -
      Quote Originally Posted by kydoty View Post
      At least it's Dollar Dog Night!
      Yeah, but who can keep them down after something like that?
    1. glunn's Avatar
      glunn -
      Quote Originally Posted by Bark's Lounge View Post
      I'd be down with a sweep, but more important to me is a victory on Tuesday. This is where Drew Butera is going to bring his real value. I hope he held a 2 hour class today Instructing the Twins position players on how to attack Liriano when they are at the plate... this should be followed by another 2-4 hour class tomorrow leading up to the game. Yeah, I get that the Liriano trade subject has been beat to death, but it seems obvious that a majority of TD Participants did not like the trade (me included). The fellas need to muster up something special tomorrow and destroy and devour Liriano's start. This is the hair of the dog to those of us who are hung over from the Liriano trade. I am pretty sure we deserve this outcome.
      If there were justice in the world. this would all happen.
    1. snepp's Avatar
      snepp -
      Well that's as good as a mulligan.
    1. IdahoPilgrim's Avatar
      IdahoPilgrim -
      Way to go, Danny! Wonder if Trevor's thumb is starting to recover at a quicker rate?
    1. kydoty's Avatar
      kydoty -
      It's like nothing happened last half inning.
    1. kydoty's Avatar
      kydoty -
      Quote Originally Posted by sbknudson View Post
      Way to go, Danny! Wonder if Trevor's thumb is starting to recover at a quicker rate?

      Doubt. Danny's got a long ways to go to match Trevor in productivity.
    1. Badsmerf's Avatar
      Badsmerf -
      Quote Originally Posted by sbknudson View Post
      Way to go, Danny! Wonder if Trevor's thumb is starting to recover at a quicker rate?
      I think Plouffe is just fine. Valencia is playing for his future in the MLB at this point. I never want to see someone fail so hopefully he does well and the Twins can trade him for something this offseason.
    1. snepp's Avatar
      snepp -
      I would rather have Danny around on the bench to hit lefties than Butera on the bench to do nothing.
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