• Twins vs Red Sox, 08-03-2012, 6:10pm

    Sam Deduno was effectively wild again last night, holding the Red Sox to only two hits in six innings as the Twins rolled over the Red Sox 5-0. Don't look now but the Twins pitching has slowly started to look respectable. Since the All-Star break, the Twins have posted a 4.65 ERA, good for 21st in baseball and 8th in the American League. Certainly not something you're going to brag about back home but it's several notches better than the season-long 29th place position they're been sitting in for most of the season.

    Tonight, the Twins turn to Brian Duensing for another spot start. Against him goes Felix Doubront, a young lefty for the Sox. What to expect from Duensing? He had a great outing against the White Sox in a spot start for the traded Liriano but prior to that, he struggling quite a bit. It will be interesting to see how the Sox counter Duensing's ability to get out lefty batters. Join the Twins Daily discussion and let us know what you think!

    Brian Duensing

    W L ERA G GS CG SHO IP H R ER HR HB BB IBB SO AVG WHIP GO/AO
    SEASON 2 6 4.53 38 5 0 0 59.2 63 31 30 6 2 16 2 33 .272 1.32 0.86
    MLB Totals 26 25 4.05 147 55 2 2 436.0 462 212 196 45 9 134 11 279 .273 1.37 1.17

    Felix Doubront

    W L ERA G GS CG SHO IP H R ER HR HB BB IBB SO AVG WHIP GO/AO
    SEASON 10 5 4.37 20 20 0 0 113.1 113 62 55 17 4 46 0 113 .257 1.40 1.02
    MLB Totals 12 7 4.48 43 23 0 0 148.2 152 85 74 21 5 64 0 142 .263 1.45 1.01

    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 70 289 37 92 12 3 0 21 14 24 25 5 .318 .352 .381 .732
    3 Span, D MIN CF 97 389 52 115 28 2 3 34 39 50 12 6 .296 .359 .401 .760
    4 Doumit, R MIN C 87 305 33 87 21 1 10 50 23 65 0 0 .285 .337 .459 .796
    5 Willingham, J MIN LF 101 365 62 97 22 1 27 79 56 98 2 1 .266 .378 .553 .931
    6 Mastroianni, D MIN LF 42 84 12 22 1 2 2 9 11 17 12 2 .262 .347 .393 .740
    7 Morneau, J MIN 1B 82 319 39 83 20 1 13 47 27 61 1 0 .260 .322 .451 .773
    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 75 283 30 69 10 1 5 30 12 51 9 2 .244 .275 .339 .614
    10 Carroll, J MIN SS 95 325 38 76 12 1 0 30 38 48 6 3 .234 .318 .277 .595
    11 Casilla, A MIN 2B 74 215 21 48 11 2 0 20 10 40 13 1 .223 .259 .293 .552
    12 Komatsu, E MIN RF 15 32 2 7 0 0 0 1 4 3 0 0 .219 .297 .219 .516
    13 Butera, D MIN C 29 78 5 17 5 0 1 4 5 18 0 0 .218 .274 .321 .594
    14 Valencia, D MIN 3B 33 122 13 25 6 1 2 16 3 29 0 1 .205 .220 .320 .540
    15 Parmelee, C MIN 1B 40 108 10 22 5 1 2 6 9 28 0 0 .204 .283 .324 .607

    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 22 76 9 25 3 2 0 10 1 14 6 0 .329 .338 .421 .759
    4 Ortiz, D BOS DH 89 320 65 101 25 0 23 58 56 49 0 1 .316 .414 .609 1.024
    5 Gonzalez, A BOS 1B 104 407 53 123 29 0 10 62 26 70 0 0 .302 .345 .447 .793
    6 Gomez, M BOS 1B 9 30 2 9 3 0 0 3 1 7 0 0 .300 .323 .400 .723
    7 Middlebrooks, W BOS 3B 67 243 32 72 14 0 13 48 10 63 3 1 .296 .326 .514 .840
    8 Byrd, M BOS CF 34 100 9 27 2 0 1 7 2 21 0 2 .270 .286 .320 .606
    9 Pedroia, D BOS 2B 88 358 49 94 19 2 9 39 28 43 6 4 .263 .318 .402 .720
    10 Ross, C BOS LF 76 267 47 70 18 1 16 51 29 71 1 1 .262 .336 .517 .852
    11 Ellsbury, J BOS CF 26 103 15 27 7 0 1 6 10 11 3 0 .262 .327 .359 .687
    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 Youkilis, K BOS 3B 42 146 25 34 7 1 4 14 14 39 0 0 .233 .315 .377 .692
    17 Saltalamacchia, J BOS C 83 275 41 64 14 0 20 46 21 92 0 1 .233 .288 .502 .789
    Comments 75 Comments
    1. Highabove's Avatar
      Highabove -
      Quote Originally Posted by NorthwestTwinsFan View Post
      I think it's fair to wonder whether Perkins would've been pitching the 8th if he hadn't been used up yesterday.
      Gardy wanted him to get the save.
    1. Highabove's Avatar
      Highabove -
      OK, Here comes Jeff Gray.
    1. NorthwestTwinsFan's Avatar
      NorthwestTwinsFan -
      Quote Originally Posted by Highabove View Post
      Gardy wanted him to get the save.
      Oh yeah, I forgot about the Twins policy for closers.
    1. snepp's Avatar
      snepp -
      Quote Originally Posted by Highabove View Post
      OK, Here comes Jeff Gray.
      Leeds fans > Jeff Gray
    1. crarko's Avatar
      crarko -
      Quote Originally Posted by NorthwestTwinsFan View Post
      I think it's fair to wonder whether Perkins would've been pitching the 8th if he hadn't been used up yesterday.
      It's also fair to think there needs to be more than one guy in the pen capable of getting an out.
    1. JB_Iowa's Avatar
      JB_Iowa -
      Unbelievable futility for the Red Sox there.

      Good job bullpen cleanup.
    1. Highabove's Avatar
      Highabove -
      Dodged a Gray Bullet.
    1. JB_Iowa's Avatar
      JB_Iowa -
      Quote Originally Posted by mggopher View Post
      OK..during the "takeover" there was an extremely hot chick interviewed on FSN (bottom of 6 maybe?). Was there a reason other than to point out her hotness?
      I wasn't listening to Robbie Incmakowski but I assumed that she was the NESN counterpart to the FSN girls. Gotta cross-promote everything. I think they did the same thing during the Rangers series.
    1. Riverbrian's Avatar
      Riverbrian -
      Wow... Went out to dinner came back and Twinsdaily changed.

      The site taken over by Leeds United... Leeds United isn't even in the Prem. It's like being taken over by the Toledo Mudhens.

      If we are going to be taken over by something... How bout Tottenham or something... A team with actual talent...

      Leeds United... No different then being taking over by Dag and Red. Just as worthless.

      Twins battling with the Red Sox. 3 errors... That can't be good.
    1. Riverbrian's Avatar
      Riverbrian -
      Quote Originally Posted by InvernessWhite View Post
      Toma
      Odd... The English don't seem to speak English.
    1. J-Dog Dungan's Avatar
      J-Dog Dungan -
      Prove you belong here Danny; give us the lead with a hit you sonofagun.
    1. J-Dog Dungan's Avatar
      J-Dog Dungan -
      Balls. that sucks.
    1. TNSFTW's Avatar
      TNSFTW -
      Quote Originally Posted by Riverbrian View Post
      Odd... The English don't seem to speak English.
      a) It's an acronym.
      b) He's Scottish and a bit retarded, don't mind him.
    1. NorthwestTwinsFan's Avatar
      NorthwestTwinsFan -
      Quote Originally Posted by crarko View Post
      It's also fair to think there needs to be more than one guy in the pen capable of getting an out.
      Yeah, that is true. But do you agree that Perkins probably would've been in there instead of Burnett had he not pitched the ninth inning last night?
    1. Riverbrian's Avatar
      Riverbrian -
      Quote Originally Posted by LufLiam View Post
      Our team is more well known and supported than you **** ****s
      LOL... Selling out Elland Road in the Champ are ya... Big crowds for the matchup with Portsmouth I bet. Hope you stay out of administration for awhile.

      The Twins don't have a song... We don't sing at games over here. Because we don't want to be looked at funny. Nothing stolen... You got some bad info.

      If someone took it... I'll help you get it back. Cuz we don't want it.
    1. crarko's Avatar
      crarko -
      Quote Originally Posted by NorthwestTwinsFan View Post
      Yeah, that is true. But do you agree that Perkins probably would've been in there instead of Burnett had he not pitched the ninth inning last night?
      You're asking if I can read Gardy's mind? Hahahaha. I need a beer.
    1. snepp's Avatar
      snepp -
      So basically this Minnesota Culture Club (whoever the **** they are), a random group of people with no ties to the team, they steal a song, change it, and no Twins fans even know it exists......

      Yeah, that's something worth getting worked up over.

      JFC, their team must be more pathetic than ours is.
    1. TheLeviathan's Avatar
      TheLeviathan -
      They're soccer fans snepp - reason and good taste aren't calling cards for that demographic.
    1. FirstRoundBust's Avatar
      FirstRoundBust -
      Quote Originally Posted by TNSFTW View Post
      a) It's an acronym.
      b) He's Scottish and a bit retarded, don't mind him.
      a) Take Over My Ass - they are so terrible that the owners no longer want them.
      b) Redundancy is redundant.
    1. Riverbrian's Avatar
      Riverbrian -
      Extra innings... Bonus baseball.
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