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  • Twins vs Indians, 08-06-2012, 6:05pm

    The Twins had quite a weekend for themselves, taking three of four in Boston and almost rallying for the second consecutive day on Sunday, scoring three runs in the ninth before ultimately falling 6-4. Overall, it's hard not to consider the weekend a success, as the Twins received solid pitching and timely hitting across the board.

    Continuing the road trip, the Twins drop by Cleveland for three games to face the wilting Indians. Cleveland, losers of their last nine games, has been struggling to do anything right and sit just three games ahead on the Twins in third place. A Twins sweep would mean a tie for third place, a place most of us thought impossible for the Twins just a few months ago. It's also worth noting that the Twins have received much better starting pitching since the break, ranking 20th in ERA and 13th in WHIP. A Small Sample Size, to be sure, but it's something worth noting as this team clamors to find starting pitching for 2013 and beyond.

    How will the Twins do in Cleveland? What do you expect from the starting pitching this week? Be sure to join the Twins Daily discussion and let us know what you think!

    Scott Diamond

    W L ERA G GS CG SHO IP H R ER HR HB BB IBB SO AVG WHIP GO/AO
    SEASON 9 5 2.93 16 16 1 1 107.1 111 41 35 9 4 15 2 59 .268 1.17 1.90
    MLB Totals 10 10 3.51 23 23 1 1 146.1 162 66 57 12 4 32 5 78 .282 1.33 1.60

    Zach McAllister

    W L ERA G GS CG SHO IP H R ER HR HB BB IBB SO AVG WHIP GO/AO
    SEASON 4 3 3.42 11 11 0 0 68.1 66 37 26 7 0 18 0 62 .248 1.23 0.75
    MLB Totals 4 4 3.98 15 15 0 0 86.0 92 53 38 8 0 25 1 76 .268 1.36 0.75

    Twins Offense
    RK Player Team Pos G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
    1 Revere, B MIN RF 73 303 39 98 12 3 0 22 14 26 27 5 .323 .354 .383 .737
    2 Mauer, J MIN C 99 366 61 116 21 1 7 53 60 57 5 3 .317 .413 .437 .850
    3 Span, D MIN CF 99 399 54 115 28 2 3 34 40 51 12 6 .288 .352 .391 .743
    4 Doumit, R MIN C 89 313 34 90 21 1 11 52 23 65 0 0 .288 .338 .466 .805
    5 Mastroianni, D MIN LF 45 96 13 26 3 2 2 10 11 20 12 2 .271 .346 .406 .752
    6 Morneau, J MIN 1B 85 330 41 89 22 1 13 50 28 61 1 0 .270 .332 .461 .792
    7 Willingham, J MIN LF 104 372 64 98 22 1 28 81 59 98 2 1 .263 .378 .554 .932
    8 Plouffe, T MIN RF 74 259 44 67 12 0 19 38 26 57 0 3 .259 .330 .525 .855
    9 Carroll, J MIN SS 98 336 40 83 14 1 0 32 40 49 6 3 .247 .331 .295 .625
    10 Dozier, B MIN SS 78 296 30 70 10 1 5 30 12 55 9 2 .236 .267 .328 .595
    11 Casilla, A MIN 2B 76 221 23 49 12 2 0 20 12 41 14 1 .222 .263 .294 .557
    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 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

    Indians Offense
    RK Player Team Pos G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
    1 Rogers, E CLE P 3 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000
    2 Carrera, E CLE CF 3 12 3 7 0 2 1 1 0 4 1 1 .583 .583 1.167 1.750
    3 Lowe, D CLE P 2 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 .500 1.000
    4 Tomlin, J CLE P 2 5 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 .400 .400 .400 .800
    5 Brantley, M CLE CF 105 403 44 118 32 4 4 48 33 41 11 6 .293 .345 .422 .767
    6 Choo, S CLE RF 102 399 68 115 33 2 13 41 46 99 12 6 .288 .373 .479 .852
    7 Cabrera, A CLE SS 98 396 53 110 24 1 12 45 35 69 4 3 .278 .342 .434 .776
    7 Chisenhall, L CLE 3B 24 72 10 20 2 1 3 9 1 8 2 1 .278 .297 .458 .756
    9 Diaz, J CLE SS 5 15 4 4 0 0 0 0 1 5 0 0 .267 .353 .267 .620
    10 Kipnis, J CLE 2B 105 409 56 107 14 3 11 57 43 70 21 4 .262 .333 .391 .725
    11 Marson, L CLE C 43 121 19 31 7 2 0 9 17 29 3 0 .256 .350 .347 .697
    12 Gomez, J CLE P 2 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .250 .250 .250 .500
    13 Lopez, J CLE 2B 65 209 16 51 13 0 4 28 8 35 0 1 .244 .268 .364 .632
    14 Hafner, T CLE DH 60 201 21 48 6 2 11 32 31 44 0 0 .239 .355 .453 .808
    15 Santana, C CLE C 92 318 44 75 19 0 11 47 64 74 2 3 .236 .362 .399 .762
    16 Lillibridge, B CLE CF 7 17 3 4 0 0 0 0 0 7 1 0 .235 .235 .235 .471
    17 Hannahan, J CLE 3B 67 201 15 47 11 0 4 23 20 46 0 2 .234 .302 .348 .650
    18 Kotchman, C CLE 1B 95 318 37 71 10 0 10 39 22 38 3 0 .223 .287 .349 .636
    19 Damon, J CLE LF 64 207 25 46 6 2 4 19 17 27 4 0 .222 .281 .329 .610
    20 Duncan, S CLE LF 67 185 27 41 9 0 9 25 26 45 1 2 .222 .316 .416 .732
    21 Carlin, L CLE C 4 14 2 3 1 0 0 1 0 3 1 0 .214 .214 .286 .500
    Comments 80 Comments
    1. Brock Beauchamp's Avatar
      Brock Beauchamp -
      Twins:
      Span CF

      Revere RF
      Mauer DH
      Willingham LF
      Morneau 1B
      Doumit C
      Nishioka 2B
      Dozier SS
      Carroll 3B
      (Diamond P)

      Aboriginal Americans:
      Kipnis 2B
      Cabrera SS
      Choo RF
      Santana 1B
      Brantley CF
      Duncan DH
      Lopez 3B
      Marson C
      Carrera LF
      (McAllister P)
    1. mikeee's Avatar
      mikeee -
      Wow. There is Nishi.
    1. crarko's Avatar
      crarko -
      Quote Originally Posted by mikeee View Post
      Wow. There is Nishi.
      Hope he knows how to make a safe pivot now.
    1. Brock Beauchamp's Avatar
      Brock Beauchamp -
      Quote Originally Posted by crarko View Post
      Hope he knows how to make a safe pivot now.
      If Nishi and Morneau were to collide in the dugout, who would win?

      PS. Not allowed to answer "Twins Fans". Too easy.
    1. crarko's Avatar
      crarko -
      Quote Originally Posted by rocketpig View Post
      If Nishi and Morneau were to collide in the dugout, who would win?

      PS. Not allowed to answer "Twins Fans". Too easy.
      Maybe those classy Leeds guys.
    1. Winston Smith's Avatar
      Winston Smith -
      Is this the same Nishi that couldn't hit or field last year? He has to be better than last year, right?
    1. James's Avatar
      James -
      Quote Originally Posted by rocketpig View Post
      If Nishi and Morneau were to collide in the dugout, who would win?

      PS. Not allowed to answer "Twins Fans". Too easy.
      Good question. I'm going with Morneau as long as he doesn't hit his head or wrist. If those two areas are in play, I'd call it a draw.
    1. IdahoPilgrim's Avatar
      IdahoPilgrim -
      Quote Originally Posted by Winston Smith View Post
      Is this the same Nishi that couldn't hit or field last year? He has to be better than last year, right?
      On the upside, he really can't be much worse, can he?
    1. J-Dog Dungan's Avatar
      J-Dog Dungan -
      Morneau; he is a Canadian who used to play hockey and I would imagine be able to lay down a solid check on a shrimp like Nishi.
    1. Thrylos's Avatar
      Thrylos -
      Quote Originally Posted by rocketpig View Post
      If Nishi and Morneau were to collide in the dugout, who would win?

      PS. Not allowed to answer "Twins Fans". Too easy.
      Is Morneau wearing his cup?
    1. Wolfcastle's Avatar
      Wolfcastle -
      Oh hey, Jim Joyce is behind the plate. While I don't mind him behind the plate, I'm not a fan of how loud he is.
    1. kydoty's Avatar
      kydoty -
      Welcome back, Pokemon.
    1. James's Avatar
      James -
      Way to prove all the doubters wrong, Nishi.
    1. notoriousgod71's Avatar
      notoriousgod71 -
      Quote Originally Posted by kydoty View Post
      Welcome back, Pokemon.

      Just ****ing awful. That is as routine of a play as you can possibly get.
    1. kydoty's Avatar
      kydoty -
      Their Asian > Our Asian
    1. IdahoPilgrim's Avatar
      IdahoPilgrim -
      Quote Originally Posted by sbknudson View Post
      On the upside, he really can't be much worse, can he?
      I take it back. Consider me humble and contrite.
    1. snepp's Avatar
      snepp -
      I don't even know what to think about that inning. Was it good or bad?
    1. GCTF's Avatar
      GCTF -
      Quote Originally Posted by notoriousgod71 View Post
      Just ****ing awful. That is as routine of a play as you can possibly get.
      I hear his bat more than makes up for his puke inducing defense.
    1. James's Avatar
      James -
      Quote Originally Posted by snepp View Post
      I don't even know what to think about that inning. Was it good or bad?
      It was definitely an inning. That's about all I can say.
    1. GCTF's Avatar
      GCTF -
      Crushed.
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