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  • Series Preview: Twins @ Marlins, 6/26-6/27

    The Minnesota Twins continue their road trip in Miami after dropping two of three games in Cleveland over the weekend. The Twins, struggling to reach the .500 mark for the season, face the worst-in-the-National League Marlins for a short two-game set in Marlins Park.

    After seeing the roster plundered in the past 12 months, Miami is last or near-last in almost every offensive category - they are 30th in runs, on-base percentage, and slugging percentage, while also ranking 29th in batting average.

    Game one should be a solid pitching match, with Jose Fernandez going against the Twins only qualifying starter, Kevin Correia. Correia has been quite good in June, compiling a 3.65 ERA over four starts and striking out 22 batters in 24.1 (!) innings.

    Game One:

    Twins @ Marlins - 6:10pm Central - 6/26/2013
    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 14 14 0 0 88.1 102 38 38 15 13 48 6 4 97.0 1.30 .292 3.87

    Jose Fernandez:
    GP GS CG SHO IP H R ER HR BB SO W L P/GS WHIP BAA ERA
    2013 Regular Season 14 14 0 0 79.2 59 31 27 6 29 81 4 4 87.9 1.10 .203 3.05

    Game Two:
    Twins @ Marlins - 11:40am Central - 6/27/2013
    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 13 13 0 0 71.2 91 45 42 9 16 32 5 6 92.6 1.49 .318 5.27

    Tom Koehler:
    GP GS CG SHO IP H R ER HR BB SO W L P/GS WHIP BAA ERA
    2013 Regular Season 14 8 0 0 60.0 52 32 31 7 19 36 1 5 91.9 1.18 .239 4.65

    Twins Offense:
    NAME GP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB BB SO SB BA OBP SLG OPS OWAR
    Chris Herrmann 7 13 3 6 1 0 1 4 10 2 1 0 .462 .533 .769 1.303 0.4
    Joe Mauer 68 276 46 91 24 0 8 25 139 39 60 0 .330 .413 .504 .916 3.2
    Oswaldo Arcia 42 140 18 38 10 1 6 21 68 12 40 0 .271 .338 .486 .823 0.9
    Trevor Plouffe 45 166 20 45 11 1 5 25 73 13 32 1 .271 .339 .440 .778 1.2
    Josh Willingham 65 231 30 50 12 0 10 34 92 37 75 1 .216 .352 .398 .751 0.9
    Justin Morneau 67 262 30 75 18 0 3 42 102 19 46 0 .286 .336 .389 .725 0.5
    Ryan Doumit 65 235 26 56 15 1 8 35 97 23 42 1 .238 .305 .413 .718 0.7
    Clete Thomas 16 54 9 15 3 0 1 4 21 4 14 0 .278 .328 .389 .716 0.3
    Chris Parmelee 65 189 16 45 8 0 7 16 74 19 48 1 .238 .311 .392 .703 0.2
    Brian Dozier 61 210 29 48 6 2 7 25 79 21 43 6 .229 .302 .376 .678 0.6
    Eduardo Escobar 45 110 16 26 2 2 3 9 41 9 17 0 .236 .292 .373 .664 0.6
    Pedro Florimon 59 178 18 41 9 0 3 22 59 18 41 7 .230 .302 .331 .633 0.5
    Wilkin Ramirez 23 45 3 11 3 0 0 5 14 1 14 0 .244 .271 .311 .582 -0.1
    Aaron Hicks 55 190 24 34 6 2 6 19 62 18 56 4 .179 .249 .326 .575 0.2
    Darin Mastroianni 8 9 1 2 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 1 .222 .300 .222 .522 0.0
    Jamey Carroll 37 129 15 27 4 0 0 6 31 11 21 1 .209 .271 .240 .512 -0.4

    Marlins Offense:
    NAME GP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB BB SO SB BA OBP SLG OPS OWAR
    Logan Morrison 10 35 5 10 2 1 1 4 17 3 6 0 .286 .342 .486 .828 0.2
    Giancarlo Stanton 33 127 14 32 6 0 7 19 59 15 36 1 .252 .340 .465 .805 0.7
    Marcell Ozuna 48 187 22 55 15 2 2 23 80 9 42 4 .294 .330 .428 .758 0.5
    Chris Coghlan 51 130 7 36 9 3 1 10 54 9 29 0 .277 .326 .415 .742 0.4
    Ed Lucas 19 73 12 22 2 0 1 6 27 7 14 0 .301 .370 .370 .740 0.4
    Justin Ruggiano 63 214 28 49 8 0 11 28 90 18 58 8 .229 .298 .421 .718 0.7
    Joe Mahoney 9 29 2 8 1 0 1 4 12 0 4 0 .276 .276 .414 .690 0.1
    Donovan Solano 30 108 8 30 2 0 1 5 35 8 15 1 .278 .333 .324 .657 0.1
    Miguel Olivo 33 74 5 15 2 0 4 9 29 5 23 0 .203 .250 .392 .642 -0.0
    Derek Dietrich 39 146 22 29 4 2 6 16 55 8 40 1 .199 .264 .377 .641 0.3
    Nick Green 18 55 4 13 2 0 1 6 18 3 14 0 .236 .302 .327 .629 -0.0
    Jordan Brown 11 12 0 3 1 0 0 5 4 1 1 0 .250 .286 .333 .619 -0.0
    Chris Valaika 22 64 4 14 5 0 1 9 22 3 16 0 .219 .261 .344 .605 -0.2
    Greg Dobbs 65 188 19 43 8 0 2 17 57 17 30 1 .229 .300 .303 .603 -0.7
    Juan Pierre 62 240 31 59 7 2 1 8 73 12 21 18 .246 .290 .304 .594 -0.3
    Rob Brantly 46 157 7 38 8 0 0 15 46 12 34 0 .242 .299 .293 .592 -0.5
    Placido Polanco 60 229 20 54 8 0 0 9 62 13 19 1 .236 .291 .271 .562 -0.7
    Adeiny Hechavarria 61 218 16 46 4 5 2 19 66 13 34 3 .211 .254 .303 .557 -0.8
    Comments 91 Comments
    1. Riverbrian's Avatar
      Riverbrian -
      Quote Originally Posted by snepp View Post
      Does she perchance keep a frying pan handy in the couch cushions?
      I don't fear her frying pan... It makes a Doink Sound... You rub your head and go on with life.

      I fear... Her letting me know... How wrong I am. For an hour or week.
    1. snepp's Avatar
      snepp -
      Getting thrown out stealing with one of the league's premier sluggers at the plate.



      Thank you.
    1. glunn's Avatar
      glunn -
      Quote Originally Posted by Riverbrian View Post
      Ok... I have an hour to watch the game before I have to leave and my wife has the TV and she is watching the food network...

      Do I...

      A. Recognize her right to the TV and respect her TV Choice and watch it with her.
      B. Stand up and declare... I'm the man of the house and we are watching the Twins.
      C. Go to a smaller TV.
      That one is easy -- C is the correct choice unless you crave suffering.
    1. B Richard's Avatar
      B Richard -
      Hey Joe... where you goin with that gun
    1. Riverbrian's Avatar
      Riverbrian -
      Quote Originally Posted by glunn View Post
      That one is easy -- C is the correct choice unless you crave suffering.
      GLORM!!!

      How ya Been Glorm?

      Now you Type -- I've Been Thirsty... I am Thirsty and I will Be Thirsty!!!
    1. B Richard's Avatar
      B Richard -
      There's that patented Correia strikeout pitch
    1. Riverbrian's Avatar
      Riverbrian -
      Quote Originally Posted by glunn View Post
      That one is easy -- C is the correct choice unless you crave suffering.
      But I am suffering... I'm watching Chopped!!!
    1. USAFChief's Avatar
      USAFChief -
      Architect: So, Interior Design Guy...my vision for this stadium turned out, uh, uninspiring.

      Interior Design Guy: Yeah. Not your best work, unless you were going for "garish," or "godawful," perhaps.

      Architect: Yeah...no. So I was wondering...maybe you could help when you coordinate the interior.

      Interior Design Guy: Not to worry, friend. With the color scheme I have in mind, nobody will notice the design. Trust me on this.
    1. CairoCrown's Avatar
      CairoCrown -
      Marlins park makes Minute Maid park look conservative by comparison.
    1. CairoCrown's Avatar
      CairoCrown -
      Hmmm, I would have penciled in E-4 on that one.
    1. Riverbrian's Avatar
      Riverbrian -
      Quote Originally Posted by CairoCrown View Post
      Marlins park makes Minute Maid park look conservative by comparison.
      Its awful... That Fish Sculpture is so hokey...
    1. glunn's Avatar
      glunn -
      Quote Originally Posted by Riverbrian View Post
      GLORM!!!

      How ya Been Glorm?

      Now you Type -- I've Been Thirsty... I am Thirsty and I will Be Thirsty!!!
      The irony here is that I rarely drink alcohol, and when I do drink it's almost always vodka.
    1. snepp's Avatar
      snepp -
      Florigroan makes an appearance.
    1. GCTF's Avatar
      GCTF -
      Floor-E-Moan makes an appearance.
    1. glunn's Avatar
      glunn -
      Quote Originally Posted by Riverbrian View Post
      But I am suffering... I'm watching Chopped!!!
      That's your choice by picking A over C.
    1. glunn's Avatar
      glunn -
      Quote Originally Posted by snepp View Post
      Florigroan makes an appearance.
      I had high hopes for a run there.
    1. GCTF's Avatar
      GCTF -
      What is that abomination in center field (not Clete Thomas)?
    1. GCTF's Avatar
      GCTF -
      Quote Originally Posted by snepp View Post
      Florigroan makes an appearance.
      Alternate quip, a shortstop would have had that.
    1. Riverbrian's Avatar
      Riverbrian -
      If I could build a stadium... First off... I'd love to... But If I could build a stadium...

      1. The very back of the stadium would be exactly 500 feet from plate across the whole outfield. That way... Any ball that makes it out of the entire stadium would be over 500 feet for sure.

      2. The RF bleachers would be a splash zone. Any Home Team Home run would shoot a ton of water into the Right Field Bleachers soaking everyone. Those who buy a ticket for RF would understand that getting wet is entirely possible.

      3. I would have Corners that jut out along the lines making a really Short porch around the Foul Poles... A out 70 feet of maybe 6 seats wide around the foul poles making it like 280 feet from home plate down the line on both sides... It would quickly go to 350 or on the other side.

      4. Outfield Fences would be 7 feet high... More ground rule doubles... But more Home Run Thefts and the occasional player flipping into the stands.
    1. Riverbrian's Avatar
      Riverbrian -
      Quote Originally Posted by glunn View Post
      The irony here is that I rarely drink alcohol, and when I do drink it's almost always vodka.
      So you last had a drink 10 years ago and it's still effecting you?
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