• Twins vs Indians, 08-07-2012, 6:05pm

    The Twins kept rolling last night, defeating the Indians 14-3 and sending Cleveland to its tenth consecutive loss. Now just two games behind the Tribe for third place, the Twins send Deduno to the mound, hoping to reign in his control just long enough to deliver Minnesota another win.

    Built on the back of a ten run second inning, the Twins chased Cleveland starter McAllister out of the game after he retired only five Twins batters. This bodes well for Minnesota, who now play Cleveland two more times while the Indians deal with a depleted pen during their long losing streak. Tonight, the Indians hope for a solid start from Corey Kluber, who has only made one start for the team, going a rather disastrous 4.1 innings and giving up six earned runs in the process.

    By the way, Justin Morneau is on fire, posting a 1.009 OPS since the All-Star break and jacking his 200th career home run last night. Will he keep it up? Is the old Justin back? Tell us your opinion in the TD discussion below!

    Sam Deduno

    W L ERA G GS CG SHO IP H R ER HR HB BB IBB SO AVG WHIP GO/AO
    SEASON 3 0 2.48 5 5 0 0 29.0 22 9 8 3 0 20 0 19 .218 1.45 1.70
    MLB Totals 3 0 2.60 11 5 0 0 34.2 30 11 10 4 0 24 1 26 .238 1.56 1.77

    Corey Kluber

    W L ERA G GS CG SHO IP H R ER HR HB BB IBB SO AVG WHIP GO/AO
    SEASON 0 0 12.46 1 1 0 0 4.1 9 6 6 2 0 1 0 4 .429 2.31 3.00
    MLB Totals 0 0 10.38 4 1 0 0 8.2 15 10 10 2 2 4 0 9 .366 2.19 1.83

    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 74 308 42 102 12 3 0 23 14 27 27 5 .331 .361 .390 .750
    2 Mauer, J MIN C 100 371 62 119 23 1 7 56 60 58 5 3 .321 .415 .445 .859
    3 Doumit, R MIN C 90 317 36 92 22 1 12 55 23 65 0 0 .290 .340 .479 .819
    4 Span, D MIN CF 100 405 56 116 28 2 3 34 40 51 12 6 .286 .350 .388 .737
    5 Morneau, J MIN 1B 86 335 44 92 22 1 15 54 28 61 1 0 .275 .335 .481 .816
    6 Mastroianni, D MIN LF 46 96 13 26 3 2 2 10 11 20 12 2 .271 .346 .406 .752
    7 Willingham, J MIN LF 105 376 66 99 22 1 29 83 60 100 2 1 .263 .379 .559 .937
    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 99 339 41 83 14 1 0 32 42 49 6 3 .245 .332 .292 .624
    10 Dozier, B MIN SS 79 299 30 70 10 1 5 30 14 56 9 2 .234 .269 .324 .593
    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 30 79 5 17 5 0 1 4 5 18 0 0 .215 .271 .316 .587
    14 Parmelee, C MIN 1B 40 108 10 22 5 1 2 6 9 28 0 0 .204 .283 .324 .607

    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 Lowe, D CLE P 2 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 .500 1.000
    3 Carrera, E CLE CF 4 16 3 7 0 2 1 1 0 4 1 1 .438 .438 .875 1.313
    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 106 406 44 119 33 4 4 48 33 41 11 6 .293 .345 .424 .768
    6 Choo, S CLE RF 103 403 68 116 33 2 13 41 46 100 12 6 .288 .372 .476 .848
    7 Cabrera, A CLE SS 99 399 53 111 24 1 12 45 35 70 4 3 .278 .342 .434 .775
    8 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 106 413 58 108 14 3 11 57 43 71 21 4 .262 .333 .390 .722
    11 Gomez, J CLE P 2 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .250 .250 .250 .500
    11 Marson, L CLE C 44 124 19 31 7 2 0 9 18 30 3 0 .250 .347 .339 .686
    13 Lopez, J CLE 2B 66 213 16 53 13 0 4 28 8 35 0 1 .249 .272 .366 .639
    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 93 321 45 76 19 0 12 49 65 74 2 3 .237 .364 .408 .772
    16 Hannahan, J CLE 3B 68 202 15 47 11 0 4 23 20 46 0 2 .233 .300 .347 .647
    17 Kotchman, C CLE 1B 95 318 37 71 10 0 10 39 22 38 3 0 .223 .287 .349 .636
    18 Damon, J CLE LF 64 207 25 46 6 2 4 19 17 27 4 0 .222 .281 .329 .610
    18 Duncan, S CLE LF 68 189 27 42 9 0 9 25 26 45 1 2 .222 .315 .413 .728
    Comments 81 Comments
    1. kydoty's Avatar
      kydoty -
      The Cleveland Indians are the gift that keeps on giving.
    1. glunn's Avatar
      glunn -
      One more run here would be nice.
    1. Ultima Ratio's Avatar
      Ultima Ratio -
      One game back of the Tribe with this win... let's go boys!
    1. snepp's Avatar
      snepp -
      Mastraohni.
    1. SpiritofVodkaDave's Avatar
      SpiritofVodkaDave -
      NISHIOKA!!!!!!!

      Valenica would have struck out there.
    1. glunn's Avatar
      glunn -
      Quote Originally Posted by Ultima Ratio View Post
      One game back of the Tribe with this win... let's go boys!
      This is a definite bright spot in a bleak season.
    1. Ultima Ratio's Avatar
      Ultima Ratio -
      Ahhhhh!!! This is just wonderful!!!!
    1. GCTF's Avatar
      GCTF -
      Is Jeff Gray available?
    1. glunn's Avatar
      glunn -
      I kinda feel sorry for the Indians, but it will be nice if we can pass them.
    1. deanlambrecht's Avatar
      deanlambrecht -
      Almost feel bad for Cleveland here. Almost.
    1. SpiritofVodkaDave's Avatar
      SpiritofVodkaDave -
    1. BrentMpls's Avatar
      BrentMpls -
      I bet that Winless August and DFA Monster are pretty upset right now!
    1. GCTF's Avatar
      GCTF -
      Winnah.
    1. Ultima Ratio's Avatar
      Ultima Ratio -
      This game shows how much mediocre/poor defense can kill you and demoralize you in the future.
    1. one_eyed_jack's Avatar
      one_eyed_jack -
      Quote Originally Posted by SpiritofVodkaDave View Post
      NISHIOKA!!!!!!!

      Valenica would have struck out there.
      ---Ha! Too true! The other difference between Nishi and Valencia is that Nishi at least seems to realize and acknowledge his awfulness. If Valencia had played last night and gone 0-5 with 2 errors, he still would have been strutting around like the blowout victory was all due to him.
    1. one_eyed_jack's Avatar
      one_eyed_jack -
      This Indians team reminds me a lot of the late-2011 Twins. Unfocused and unraveling.
    1. Ultima Ratio's Avatar
      Ultima Ratio -
      I only caught bits of the game until the end but saw that Deduno only went 4.0 IP on 87 pitches. Yes, that's high/inning, but since no runs scored since the second on him, why wasn't he brought back for the 5 inning. Anyone?
    1. stringer bell's Avatar
      stringer bell -
      Quote Originally Posted by Ultima Ratio View Post
      This game shows how much mediocre/poor defense can kill you and demoralize you in the future.
      Reminds me of last year's Twins.
    1. BrentMpls's Avatar
      BrentMpls -
      Quote Originally Posted by Ultima Ratio View Post
      I only caught bits of the game until the end but saw that Deduno only went 4.0 IP on 87 pitches. Yes, that's high/inning, but since no runs scored since the second on him, why wasn't he brought back for the 5 inning. Anyone?

      He was all over the place tonight, even for him
    1. jokin's Avatar
      jokin -
      Quote Originally Posted by Ultima Ratio View Post
      I only caught bits of the game until the end but saw that Deduno only went 4.0 IP on 87 pitches. Yes, that's high/inning, but since no runs scored since the second on him, why wasn't he brought back for the 5 inning. Anyone?
      You had to see it to disbelieve how wildly both Deduno and Manship were throwing (Deduno 5 BB and 1HBP and Manship w/ 2 BB). In addition, Cleveland might have set a record for foul balls hit as they were swinging and making poor contact with virtually everything being thrown up there, bailing out Deduno and Manship and then wildly flailing and missing balls in the dirt and out of the strike zone (7 Ks for the duo). Gardy was less than diplomatic about their performance at the press conference (136 pitches over 6 I). It was nice to see Roberston restore some sanity to this crazy game over 2 innings, he was less than stellar, but fireman of the year by comparison to the first two Twins throwers. It's difficult to describe how bad the Twins were (2-15 RISP with 5 unearned runs scored out of 7) but by comparison how truly Godawful the Indians were, their few remaining fans are in near-revolt.
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