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  • Twins vs. Reds, 06/22/2012, 6:10pm

    Coming off an ugly 9-1 loss against the Pirates and a 1-2 series loss in Pittsburgh, the Twins look to get back on track against the Cincinnati Reds. The Reds, fresh off a series sweep in Clevelend, turn to Homer Bailey (5-4, 4.03) for the start while the Twins counter with Nick Blackburn (stats too ugly to mention). The Twins struggled again McDonald last night; will they be able to get back on track against Bailey? Will Blackburn pitch better than the 5 IP, 4 ER lines he has been churning out lately? Should I just go watch Ken Burns' Baseball again?

    Pirates 9, Twins 1 Box Score - 06/21/2012

    Nick Blackburn
    W L ERA G GS CG SHO SV SVO IP H R ER HR HB BB IBB SO AVG WHIP GO/AO
    SEASON 3 4 7.48 10 10 0 0 0 0 49.1 68 41 41 9 0 19 0 24 .329 1.76 1.67
    MLB Totals 42 50 4.69 136 128 5 0 0 1 769.1 928 450 401 103 18 195 11 370 .300 1.46 1.36
    Minors Totals 41 40 3.68 144 117 11 6 2 2 729.2 716 359 298 58 28 164 5 449 .256 1.21 1.39

    Homer Bailey
    W L ERA G GS CG SHO SV SVO IP H R ER HR HB BB IBB SO AVG WHIP GO/AO
    SEASON 5 4 4.03 13 13 1 0 0 0 80.1 81 40 36 11 4 23 1 57 .259 1.29 0.84
    MLB Totals 30 27 4.76 91 91 2 1 0 0 516.1 543 292 273 63 18 193 12 395 .271 1.43 0.94
    Minors Totals 40 29 3.56 118 107 2 1 0 2 584.0 524 270 231 39 18 237 2 576 .240 1.30 1.11

    Minnesota 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 60 220 32 69 14 1 3 33 37 31 3 1 .314 .415 .427 .842
    2 Revere, B MIN RF 35 143 19 43 5 2 0 9 5 9 12 2 .301 .329 .364 .692
    3 Span, D MIN CF 63 257 34 73 17 1 3 18 26 33 7 3 .284 .350 .393 .743
    4 Willingham, J MIN LF 65 235 39 65 19 1 14 46 33 67 2 0 .277 .386 .545 .931
    5 Carroll, J MIN SS 66 228 30 59 9 1 0 22 26 29 6 3 .259 .339 .307 .646
    6 Doumit, R MIN C 55 190 20 48 9 1 6 31 19 38 0 0 .253 .313 .405 .718
    7 Plouffe, T MIN RF 49 163 27 41 8 0 14 25 21 34 0 2 .252 .337 .558 .895
    8 Diamond, S MIN P 2 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .250 .250 .250 .500
    9 Casilla, A MIN 2B 51 150 15 37 9 1 0 12 9 28 8 1 .247 .288 .320 .608
    10 Morneau, J MIN 1B 51 195 23 47 12 1 10 33 18 42 1 0 .241 .309 .467 .775
    11 Butera, D MIN C 18 50 3 12 4 0 0 1 4 10 0 0 .240 .309 .320 .629
    12 Dozier, B MIN SS 40 160 14 38 8 0 2 16 5 30 2 2 .238 .257 .325 .582
    13 Komatsu, E MIN RF 15 32 2 7 0 0 0 1 4 3 0 0 .219 .297 .219 .516
    14 Mastroianni, D MIN LF 21 44 4 9 1 1 0 5 5 8 2 0 .205 .286 .273 .558
    15 Hughes, L MIN 2B 4 10 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 4 1 0 .200 .182 .200 .382
    16 Valencia, D MIN 3B 27 100 9 19 5 1 1 11 2 23 0 1 .190 .204 .290 .494
    17 Parmelee, C MIN 1B 33 95 6 17 5 1 0 3 8 26 0 0 .179 .257 .253 .510
    18 Thomas, C MIN RF 12 28 2 4 1 0 1 4 0 16 0 0 .143 .172 .286 .458
    19 Burroughs, S MIN 3B 10 17 0 2 1 0 0 1 1 3 0 0 .118 .167 .176 .343
    20 Hendriks, L MIN P 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
    20 Liriano, F MIN P 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
    20 Pavano, C MIN P 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
    20 Swarzak, A MIN P 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
    24 Burnett, A MIN P 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - - - .000
    24 Burton, J MIN P 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - - - .000
    24 Capps, M MIN P 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - - - .000
    24 Duensing, B MIN P 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - - - .000
    24 Gray, J MIN P 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - - - .000
    24 Manship, J MIN P 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - - - .000
    24 Marquis, J MIN P 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - - - .000
    24 Perkins, G MIN P 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - - - .000

    Cincinnati Offense
    RK Player Team Pos G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
    1 Votto, J CIN 1B 68 237 45 87 30 0 13 45 55 54 4 3 .367 .486 .658 1.145
    2 Leake, M CIN P 12 22 3 7 1 0 1 1 0 7 0 0 .318 .318 .500 .818
    3 Phillips, B CIN 2B 62 243 38 70 10 1 9 42 15 29 2 0 .288 .330 .449 .778
    4 Hanigan, R CIN C 45 139 12 40 6 0 1 7 15 18 0 0 .288 .361 .353 .714
    5 Heisey, C CIN LF 57 181 17 48 8 2 1 13 7 41 2 3 .265 .304 .348 .652
    6 Frazier, T CIN 3B 46 136 15 36 11 3 7 22 13 40 1 1 .265 .331 .544 .875
    7 Cozart, Z CIN SS 65 263 40 69 18 2 7 15 16 57 2 0 .262 .307 .426 .733
    8 Bruce, J CIN RF 66 235 38 59 15 1 16 46 27 64 4 0 .251 .325 .528 .852
    9 Negron, K CIN CF 4 4 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 .250 .400 .250 .650
    10 Stubbs, D CIN CF 53 204 34 48 7 0 7 18 18 59 13 3 .235 .300 .373 .673
    11 Ludwick, R CIN LF 50 164 16 37 11 0 9 31 16 44 0 0 .226 .301 .457 .758
    12 Valdez, W CIN SS 33 71 5 16 3 0 0 8 1 13 0 0 .225 .233 .268 .500
    13 Mesoraco, D CIN C 30 91 11 18 3 0 4 9 13 18 0 1 .198 .302 .363 .665
    14 Arroyo, B CIN P 12 22 2 4 0 0 0 1 1 9 0 0 .182 .208 .182 .390
    15 Rolen, S CIN 3B 32 103 6 18 6 0 2 13 7 22 1 0 .175 .232 .291 .523
    16 Bailey, H CIN P 13 26 1 4 0 0 0 3 0 9 0 0 .154 .154 .154 .308
    17 Cairo, M CIN 3B 27 49 4 7 3 1 0 2 2 3 1 0 .143 .176 .245 .421
    18 Harris, W CIN LF 24 44 5 5 4 0 0 2 3 8 1 1 .114 .170 .205 .375
    19 Cueto, J CIN P 13 27 2 3 1 0 0 0 0 11 0 0 .111 .111 .148 .259
    20 Costanzo, M CIN 3B 17 18 0 1 0 0 0 2 1 10 0 0 .056 .095 .056 .151
    21 Latos, M CIN P 13 20 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 15 0 0 .050 .130 .050 .180
    22 Simon, A CIN P 16 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
    23 Arredondo, J CIN P 29 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - - - .000
    23 Bray, B CIN P 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - - - .000
    23 Chapman, A CIN P 27 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - - - .000
    23 Hoover, J CIN P 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - - - .000
    23 LeCure, S CIN P 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - - - .000
    23 Marshall, S CIN P 29 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - - - .000
    23 Ondrusek, L CIN P 27 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - - - .000
    Comments 50 Comments
    1. Brock Beauchamp's Avatar
      Brock Beauchamp -
      Lineups:

      Twins
      Span CF
      Revere RF
      Willingham LF
      Morneau 1B
      Plouffe 3B
      Doumit C
      Dozier SS
      Carroll 2B
      (Blackburn P)

      Reds
      Cozart SS

      Heisey CF
      Votto 1B
      Phillips 2B
      Bruce RF
      Ludwick LF
      Rolen 3B
      Mesoraco C
      (Bailey P)
    1. TwinsGuy55422's Avatar
      TwinsGuy55422 -
      Hopefully the Twins can forget the Pittsburgh series and start getting back on the right track this weekend.
    1. IdahoPilgrim's Avatar
      IdahoPilgrim -
      Shouldn't be a problem. We just gotta find a way to pitch around the first 5 guys in the lineup.
    1. Yoshii's Avatar
      Yoshii -
      Looking like another series loss to me. 1-2.
    1. glunn's Avatar
      glunn -
      I am hoping that Plouffe can get a homer against Homer.
    1. Bark's Lounge's Avatar
      Bark's Lounge -
      Quote Originally Posted by glunn View Post
      I am hoping that Plouffe can get a homer against Homer.
      Count me in on having that hope as well!
    1. edavis0308's Avatar
      edavis0308 -
      Plenty of sink. Into the seats.
    1. USAFChief's Avatar
      USAFChief -
      Blackburn. 'nuff said.
    1. GCTF's Avatar
      GCTF -
      Make it sink, Blackie. Make it sink.
    1. mhanson93's Avatar
      mhanson93 -
      #%##% Blackburn!!!!!!!!
    1. edavis0308's Avatar
      edavis0308 -
      Setting the over under of blackie earned runs at 5.5. I'll take over.
    1. mhanson93's Avatar
      mhanson93 -
      Took him only two batters to balloon his putrid 7.5 ERA
    1. USAFChief's Avatar
      USAFChief -
      Well, you can't expect to shut down Chris ".264/.304/.348" Heisey.
    1. Cody Christie's Avatar
      Cody Christie -
      Do Morneau and Votto talk Canadian to each other on the field?
    1. glunn's Avatar
      glunn -
      At least Plouffe got a hit. Now if only Blackburn could settle down...
    1. edavis0308's Avatar
      edavis0308 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Cody Christie View Post
      What Do Morneau and Votto talk Canadian to each other on the field about?

      FIFY.
      My message is too short? What the?
    1. glunn's Avatar
      glunn -
      At least the Twins avoid a shutout. Now we can only pray that Blackburn can last 5 innings.
    1. glunn's Avatar
      glunn -
      One run per inning is better than nothing. It will be great if Blackburn can hold the fort for a few more innings.
    1. JB_Iowa's Avatar
      JB_Iowa -
      Sigh. It would be so nice to see Blackburn hold a lead for more than an inning.
    1. glunn's Avatar
      glunn -
      Quote Originally Posted by JB_Iowa View Post
      Sigh. It would be so nice to see Blackburn hold a lead for more than an inning.
      Damn. That sucked.
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