• Twins vs Red Sox, 08-02-2012, 6:10pm

    The Twins suffered another close loss in their final game against the White Sox, losing 3-2. It was another disappointing series for the Twins, as their received good starting pitching in the last two games but couldn't close out either with a win.

    Now, it's on to Boston to face the other Sox of the red variety. Wild Thing Sam Deduno goes against struggling Jon Lester. Deduno has shown moments of brilliance for the Twins, being effectively wild and keeping batters out of sync. What do you expect from Deduno against the Red Sox offense? How do you expect the Twins to go after the struggling Lester? Join the discussion and let us know!

    Sam Deduno

    W L ERA G GS CG SHO IP H R ER HR HB BB IBB SO AVG WHIP GO/AO
    SEASON 2 0 3.13 4 4 0 0 23.0 20 9 8 3 0 16 0 18 .247 1.57 1.65
    MLB Totals 2 0 3.14 10 4 0 0 28.2 28 11 10 4 0 20 1 25 .264 1.67 1.75

    Jon Lester

    W L ERA G GS CG SHO IP H R ER HR HB BB IBB SO AVG WHIP GO/AO
    SEASON 5 8 5.49 21 21 2 0 126.1 142 83 77 18 4 40 2 106 .286 1.44 1.34
    MLB Totals 81 42 3.76 176 175 8 2 1084.0 1015 475 453 103 44 402 4 1000 .250 1.31 1.35

    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 96 355 59 114 21 1 6 50 57 55 5 2 .321 .414 .437 .851
    2 Revere, B MIN RF 69 285 37 91 12 3 0 20 14 23 25 5 .319 .353 .382 .736
    3 Span, D MIN CF 96 385 51 114 27 2 3 33 39 49 12 6 .296 .360 .400 .760
    4 Doumit, R MIN C 86 302 33 86 20 1 10 49 22 64 0 0 .285 .335 .457 .792
    5 Willingham, J MIN LF 100 361 62 97 22 1 27 79 56 96 2 1 .269 .381 .560 .941
    6 Mastroianni, D MIN LF 41 84 12 22 1 2 2 9 11 17 12 2 .262 .347 .393 .740
    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 81 315 38 81 19 1 13 47 27 60 1 0 .257 .320 .448 .768
    9 Dozier, B MIN SS 74 279 28 66 9 1 4 28 12 51 9 2 .237 .269 .319 .588
    10 Carroll, J MIN SS 95 325 38 76 12 1 0 30 38 48 6 3 .234 .318 .277 .595
    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 73 212 21 48 11 2 0 20 10 40 13 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 Valencia, D MIN 3B 32 118 12 24 6 1 2 16 3 27 0 1 .203 .220 .322 .542

    Red Sox Offense
    RK Player Team Pos G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
    1 Morales, F BOS P 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .500 .500 .500 1.000
    2 Podsednik, S BOS CF 19 62 9 24 3 0 1 7 2 9 6 1 .387 .409 .484 .893
    3 Ciriaco, P BOS SS 21 73 9 25 3 2 0 10 1 13 6 0 .342 .351 .438 .790
    4 Ortiz, D BOS DH 89 320 65 101 25 0 23 58 56 49 0 1 .316 .414 .609 1.024
    5 Gomez, M BOS 1B 9 30 2 9 3 0 0 3 1 7 0 0 .300 .323 .400 .723
    5 Middlebrooks, W BOS 3B 66 240 32 72 14 0 13 48 10 63 3 1 .300 .329 .521 .850
    7 Gonzalez, A BOS 1B 103 404 53 121 28 0 10 62 25 69 0 0 .300 .342 .443 .785
    8 Ellsbury, J BOS CF 25 99 15 27 7 0 1 6 10 11 3 0 .273 .339 .374 .713
    9 Byrd, M BOS CF 34 100 9 27 2 0 1 7 2 21 0 2 .270 .286 .320 .606
    10 Ross, C BOS LF 75 264 47 70 18 1 16 51 28 71 1 1 .265 .337 .523 .859
    11 Pedroia, D BOS 2B 87 355 49 94 19 2 9 39 27 43 6 4 .265 .319 .406 .724
    12 Sweeney, R BOS RF 63 204 22 53 19 2 0 16 12 43 0 0 .260 .303 .373 .675
    13 Shoppach, K BOS C 43 120 16 31 11 2 5 15 11 51 1 0 .258 .346 .508 .854
    14 Aviles, M BOS SS 98 377 42 95 24 0 10 51 13 59 10 4 .252 .275 .395 .670
    15 Nava, D BOS LF 65 199 32 50 17 0 4 27 32 42 3 0 .251 .373 .397 .770
    16 Crawford, C BOS LF 14 50 10 12 0 1 2 5 2 12 2 0 .240 .296 .400 .696
    Comments 34 Comments
    1. Brock Beauchamp's Avatar
      Brock Beauchamp -
      Twins:
      Span CF

      Revere RF
      Willingham DH
      Morneau 1B
      Doumit LF
      Valencia 3B
      Dozier SS
      Butera C
      Casilla 2B
      (Deduno P)

      Red Sox:
      Ellsbury CF
      Crawford LF
      Pedroia 2B
      Gonzalez 1B
      Ross DH
      Lavarnway C
      Middlebrooks 3B
      Kalish RF
      Ciriaco SS
      (Lester P)
    1. Mahukey's Avatar
      Mahukey -
      Rocketpig, what is the story with Mauer... Is he ok?
    1. SpiritofVodkaDave's Avatar
      SpiritofVodkaDave -
      Quote Originally Posted by Mahukey View Post
      Rocketpig, what is the story with Mauer... Is he ok?
      Most likely just a day off, Mauer has been playing nearly every day for a while and he has started to struggle a bit (past 3-4 games)
    1. Brock Beauchamp's Avatar
      Brock Beauchamp -
      Yeah, the Twins haven't had a day off in awhile and I assume that Mauer is just taking a day off to rest.
    1. stringer bell's Avatar
      stringer bell -
      So we have Casilla as the Latin whisperer along with Drew?
    1. CDog's Avatar
      CDog -
      Joe C at StarTrib said in his lineup write up that Gardenhire said even during the last series (or over the weekend) that Mauer would get a day off on the road trip. Shouldn't be cause for alarm. (Oh please, oh please, oh please...with apologies to Gary Larson for using his material.)
    1. stringer bell's Avatar
      stringer bell -
      Quote Originally Posted by SpiritofVodkaDave View Post
      Most likely just a day off, Mauer has been playing nearly every day for a while and he has started to struggle a bit (past 3-4 games)
      Mauer didn't have a very good series against the WSox. Giving him a day vs. a tough lefty isn't a bad thing. Besides, Gardy said that he wanted Butera to play pretty soon (ugh!).
    1. GCTF's Avatar
      GCTF -
      Suck it, Lestah.
    1. Top Gun's Avatar
      Top Gun -
      September can't come soon enough so we can have a expanded roster.
    1. GCTF's Avatar
      GCTF -
      Drew, whispering up a storm of epic proportions thus far.
    1. mikeee's Avatar
      mikeee -
      And getting out.
    1. Highabove's Avatar
      Highabove -
      Drew just advanced a runner at 724pm central standard time
    1. crarko's Avatar
      crarko -
      Of course he's also calling a one hit shutout from a wild pitcher through five innings.
    1. glunn's Avatar
      glunn -
      Quote Originally Posted by crarko View Post
      Of course he's also calling a one hit shutout from a wild pitcher through five innings.
      I agree and I would submit that Deduno and Butera deserve a lot of praise for their performances tonight.
    1. GCTF's Avatar
      GCTF -
      Ruh-roh...2 straight reach base.


      Psst, psst, psst, psst.
    1. snepp's Avatar
      snepp -
      Drewduno!
    1. snepp's Avatar
      snepp -
      Every time Dickbert talks about Drew somewhere a kitten is killed.
    1. crarko's Avatar
      crarko -
      Quote Originally Posted by GCTF View Post
      Ruh-roh...2 straight reach base.


      Psst, psst, psst, psst.
      And three outs to go with it.

      If Deduno ever got that fastball across the plate a lot of people could de-angst about Liriano.
    1. glunn's Avatar
      glunn -
      Quote Originally Posted by crarko View Post

      If Deduno ever got that fastball across the plate a lot of people could de-angst about Liriano.
      Including me.
    1. GCTF's Avatar
      GCTF -
      Quote Originally Posted by snepp View Post
      Every time Dickbert talks about Drew somewhere a kitten is killed.
      I've got the Sawks announcers tonight, they don't even acknowledge his exsistance.

      Though, I admit I'm not sure what Jerry Remy is saying half the time.
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