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  • Series Preview: Twins @ Nationals, 6/7-6/9

    Losers of two of three games in Kansas City, the Minnesota Twins head to Washington to face the surprisingly underwhelming Nationals. The Nationals pitching has come through for the team, allowing 235 runs over their first 59 games. Their offense has been a letdown, scoring only 201 runs in the 2013 season. Bryce Harper is the sole standout in the Nationals offense, posting a .973 OPS and continuing to prove that he's one of the league's brightest young stars.

    Thankfully, the Twins are throwing three of their (somewhat reliable) starters against the Nationals. Correia, Diamond, and Deduno will square off against a Stephen Strasburg-less Nationals team, who was placed on the 15-Day Disabled List on June 5th.

    Game One:

    Twins @ Nationals - 6:05pm Central - 6/7/2013
    Television: FSN North
    Radio: Twins Broadcast Network

    Kevin Correia:
    GP GS CG SHO IP H R ER HR BB SO W L P/GS WHIP BAA ERA
    2013 Regular Season 11 11 0 0 70.1 81 32 32 13 12 29 5 4 95.3 1.32 .296 4.09

    Gio Gonzalez:
    GP GS CG SHO IP H R ER HR BB SO W L P/GS WHIP BAA ERA
    2013 Regular Season 12 12 0 0 71.2 54 30 29 6 31 67 3 3 101.6 1.19 .205 3.64

    Game Two:
    Twins @ Nationals - 3:05pm Central - 6/8/2013
    Television: FSN North
    Radio: Twins Broadcast Network

    Scott Diamond:
    GP GS CG SHO IP H R ER HR BB SO W L P/GS WHIP BAA ERA
    2013 Regular Season 10 10 0 0 56.0 69 30 29 7 11 26 4 4 93.8 1.43 .315 4.66

    Nathan Karns:
    GP GS CG SHO IP H R ER HR BB SO W L P/GS WHIP BAA ERA
    2013 Regular Season 2 2 0 0 9.0 12 7 6 4 3 9 0 1 86.5 1.67 .300 6.00

    Game Three:
    Twins @ Nationals - 12:35pm Central - 6/9/2013
    Television: FSN North
    Radio: Twins Broadcast Network

    Samuel Deduno:
    GP GS CG SHO IP H R ER HR BB SO W L P/GS WHIP BAA ERA
    2013 Regular Season 3 3 0 0 18.1 17 7 7 1 7 9 2 1 102.3 1.31 .239 3.44

    Jordan Zimmerman:
    GP GS CG SHO IP H R ER HR BB SO W L P/GS WHIP BAA ERA
    2013 Regular Season 12 12 3 1 87.2 69 24 21 6 11 53 8 3 95.4 0.91 .214 2.16

    Twins Offense:
    NAME GP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB BB SO SB BA OBP SLG OPS OWAR
    Chris Herrmann 4 8 2 3 0 0 1 2 6 0 0 0 .375 .375 .750 1.125 0.2
    Joe Mauer 54 220 36 71 18 0 5 18 104 30 52 0 .323 .404 .473 .877 2.2
    Josh Willingham 53 185 25 41 10 0 10 31 81 34 61 1 .222 .370 .438 .807 1.2
    Oswaldo Arcia 30 98 11 25 5 1 4 14 44 8 30 0 .255 .318 .449 .767 0.4
    Trevor Plouffe 37 134 17 34 9 1 4 17 57 12 27 1 .254 .333 .425 .759 0.9
    Ryan Doumit 50 178 23 42 12 1 8 32 80 17 35 1 .236 .302 .449 .751 0.7
    Justin Morneau 53 210 24 62 13 0 2 34 81 17 37 0 .295 .349 .386 .735 0.4
    Pedro Florimon 46 137 16 35 8 0 2 18 49 14 28 7 .255 .325 .358 .682 0.7
    Chris Parmelee 51 160 13 36 5 0 5 14 56 18 41 1 .225 .308 .350 .658 -0.0
    Brian Dozier 46 170 22 39 4 2 3 16 56 12 36 6 .229 .281 .329 .610 0.0
    Eduardo Escobar 38 92 13 20 2 1 2 8 30 7 13 0 .217 .270 .326 .596 0.2
    Wilkin Ramirez 23 45 3 11 3 0 0 5 14 1 14 0 .244 .271 .311 .582 -0.1
    Aaron Hicks 52 181 24 32 6 2 6 19 60 17 53 4 .177 .246 .331 .578 0.2
    Jamey Carroll 30 106 14 23 3 0 0 6 26 9 20 0 .217 .278 .245 .524 -0.2

    Nationals Offense:
    NAME GP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB BB SO SB BA OBP SLG OPS OWAR
    Zach Duke 12 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000 0.1
    Bryce Harper 44 150 29 43 7 1 12 23 88 25 30 2 .287 .386 .587 .973 1.6
    Ryan Zimmerman 45 166 22 46 6 2 6 28 74 19 39 3 .277 .353 .446 .799 1.1
    Anthony Rendon 9 29 2 7 2 0 0 1 9 5 8 0 .241 .353 .310 .663 0.1
    Adam LaRoche 56 191 27 47 7 1 10 28 86 26 57 2 .246 .335 .450 .785 0.7
    Craig Stammen 15 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 .000 .333 .000 .333 0.0
    Jeff Kobernus 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .333 .000 .333 0.0
    Denard Span 56 225 24 60 11 5 0 15 81 16 33 6 .267 .318 .360 .678 0.4
    Gio Gonzalez 12 18 1 5 1 0 1 1 9 1 5 0 .278 .316 .500 .816 0.3
    Wilson Ramos 14 48 4 12 3 0 2 6 21 4 8 0 .250 .308 .438 .745 0.2
    Kurt Suzuki 43 139 10 33 6 1 2 11 47 12 21 2 .237 .301 .338 .639 0.3
    Ian Desmond 58 219 23 59 17 2 8 24 104 11 54 5 .269 .300 .475 .775 1.4
    Jayson Werth 29 108 17 27 2 0 4 10 41 6 25 2 .250 .296 .380 .675 0.1
    Stephen Lombardozzi 47 128 11 29 6 1 0 13 37 3 18 0 .227 .239 .289 .528 -0.7
    Roger Bernadina 44 91 8 15 2 1 2 4 25 5 27 2 .165 .224 .275 .499 -0.7
    Tyler Moore 37 94 7 14 5 0 2 13 25 6 36 0 .149 .198 .266 .464 -0.9
    Danny Espinosa 44 158 11 25 9 0 3 12 43 4 47 1 .158 .193 .272 .465 -0.9
    Comments 144 Comments
    1. Brock Beauchamp's Avatar
      Brock Beauchamp -
      Lineups:

      Twins:

      Nationals:
    1. wxman91's Avatar
      wxman91 -
      Steady rain here in DC with the remnants of the tropical storm. Probably won't get the game in tonight. Any idea how MLB deals with doubleheaders when the original game is scheduled in the mid-afternoon? Move the 4pm game to 7pm and today's game to 1pm (eastern)?
    1. DAM DC Twins Fans's Avatar
      DAM DC Twins Fans -
      Quote Originally Posted by wxman91 View Post
      Steady rain here in DC with the remnants of the tropical storm. Probably won't get the game in tonight. Any idea how MLB deals with doubleheaders when the original game is scheduled in the mid-afternoon? Move the 4pm game to 7pm and today's game to 1pm (eastern)?
      About to post the same thing...chances of getting both Friday and Saturday games in are minimal...my son and I have tickets to Sunday game...my son (a Nats fan) said Nats are off Monday...so likely that if one game is rained out it will be made up Monday...if both games rained out...who knows...I assume both managers will move the rotation...so the odds of my son and me seeing Deduno are slim...by the way Harper is on the DL and Nats are in a funk.
    1. wxman91's Avatar
      wxman91 -
      Washington Nationals ‏@Nationals 2m Tonight's #Nats-#Twins game has been postponed due to inclement weather. Stay tuned for make-up game information
    1. wxman91's Avatar
      wxman91 -
      Doubleheader on Sunday. Tonight's game moved to 7pm 6/9/13.

      Tonight?s Nationals-Twins Game at Nationals Park Postponed « Curly W Live
    1. Riverbrian's Avatar
      Riverbrian -
      The Game Thread?

      The Game is on?

      Its just laying here.
    1. Riverbrian's Avatar
      Riverbrian -
      Gonna need sharpness from Correia.
    1. Top Gun's Avatar
      Top Gun -
      Why can't you get a lineup up?
    1. Riverbrian's Avatar
      Riverbrian -
      I can get one... Someone else usually does it. Give me a Sec... For you Gun... I will provide.
    1. Riverbrian's Avatar
      Riverbrian -
      Twins

      Carroll 3B
      Mauer C
      Doumit RF
      Willingham LF
      Morneau 1B
      Hicks CF
      Dozier 2B
      Florimon SS
      Correia P

      Nationals

      Span CF
      Werth RF
      Zimmerman 3B
      LaRoche 1B
      Desmond SS
      Rendon 2B
      Bernadine LF
      Suzuki C
      Gonzalez P
    1. Riverbrian's Avatar
      Riverbrian -
      Gio's Roid induced curveball is quite nasty.
    1. jorgenswest's Avatar
      jorgenswest -
      Our pitchers deserve outfield play that is at least mediocre. No reason Werth should have been up.
    1. Riverbrian's Avatar
      Riverbrian -
      Bummer... For what it's Werth
    1. snepp's Avatar
      snepp -
      I turned the TV on 5 seconds before Werth homered.



      I'm leaving.
    1. snepp's Avatar
      snepp -
      Quote Originally Posted by Riverbrian View Post
      Bummer... For what it's Werth
      Oh that's bad.
    1. Riverbrian's Avatar
      Riverbrian -
      Quote Originally Posted by jorgenswest View Post
      Our pitchers deserve outfield play that is at least mediocre. No reason Werth should have been up.
      I agree... I was gonna rewind during the commercial break to see how Doumit did.
    1. Gibby's Avatar
      Gibby -
      Quote Originally Posted by Riverbrian View Post
      Gio's Roid induced curveball is quite nasty.
      As is my Indian food induced diarrhea.
    1. USAFChief's Avatar
      USAFChief -
      Quote Originally Posted by jorgenswest View Post
      Our pitchers deserve outfield play that is at least mediocre. No reason Werth should have been up.
      Oh for heaven sake. You're blaming Doumit for that?
    1. Riverbrian's Avatar
      Riverbrian -
      Quote Originally Posted by Riverbrian View Post
      I agree... I was gonna rewind during the commercial break to see how Doumit did.
      Would have been a tough play... Outfielder with some defensive game could have made the play or at least went for it hard.

      Doumit ain't got that game so he was probably wise to contain.
    1. jorgenswest's Avatar
      jorgenswest -
      No. Gardenhire. That is the best Doumit can offer in RF.
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