• Royals vs. Twins, 06/30/2012, 12:10pm & 6:10pm

    Fresh off a 4-3 loss last night, the Twins look to get on track today in a day/night doubleheader at Target Field. In the first game, lefties Jonathan Sanchez and Scott Diamond face off while in the second game, doubleheader call-up Cole De Vries will take the mound for the Twins against the Royals' Luke Hochevar.

    In the case of today's double-header, Twins Daily will only run one game thread through the entire day. Start the conversation below!
    Game 1:
    Jonathan Sanchez
    W L ERA G GS CG SHO SV SVO IP H R ER HR HB BB IBB SO AVG WHIP GO/AO
    SEASON 1 3 6.21 9 9 0 0 0 0 42.0 42 30 29 5 5 34 1 28 .263 1.81 0.79
    MLB Totals 39 49 4.37 183 127 1 1 0 0 750.0 649 390 364 78 42 410 14 764 .233 1.41 0.92

    Scott Diamond
    W L ERA G GS CG SHO SV SVO IP H R ER HR HB BB IBB SO AVG WHIP GO/AO
    SEASON 6 3 2.67 10 10 0 0 0 0 64.0 70 25 19 8 4 9 1 37 .279 1.23 2.29
    MLB Totals 7 8 3.58 17 17 0 0 0 0 103.0 121 50 41 11 4 26 4 56 .294 1.43 1.66


    Game 2:
    Luke Hochevar
    W L ERA G GS CG SHO SV SVO IP H R ER HR HB BB IBB SO AVG WHIP GO/AO
    SEASON 5 7 5.07 15 15 1 1 0 0 87.0 94 50 49 6 7 28 2 68 .284 1.40 1.23
    MLB Totals 35 50 5.26 115 111 4 2 0 0 672.2 717 418 393 74 34 224 8 455 .273 1.40 1.38

    Cole De Vries
    W L ERA G GS CG SHO SV SVO IP H R ER HR HB BB IBB SO AVG WHIP GO/AO
    SEASON 1 1 4.20 3 3 0 0 0 0 15.0 14 11 7 4 1 6 0 9 .241 1.33 0.95
    MLB Totals 1 1 4.20 3 3 0 0 0 0 15.0 14 11 7 4 1 6 0 9 .241 1.33 0.95

    Royals Offense:
    RK Player Team Pos G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
    1 Mazzaro, V KC P 2 4 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 .500 .500 .500 1.000
    2 Perez, S KC C 5 20 2 7 1 0 2 5 0 1 0 0 .350 .350 .700 1.050
    3 Escobar, A KC SS 72 264 29 84 19 2 2 20 9 44 12 2 .318 .355 .428 .783
    4 Falu, I KC 2B 13 47 8 14 3 1 0 1 1 7 0 0 .298 .313 .404 .717
    5 Butler, B KC 1B 73 272 28 81 13 0 15 47 24 46 1 1 .298 .364 .511 .875
    6 Getz, C KC 2B 36 100 12 29 5 2 0 8 6 9 6 1 .290 .327 .380 .707
    7 Moustakas, M KC 3B 70 261 37 71 17 0 13 38 23 54 2 1 .272 .340 .487 .827
    8 Gordon, A KC LF 74 293 46 79 24 2 5 24 41 60 3 3 .270 .363 .416 .779
    9 Pena, B KC C 40 123 7 33 8 0 1 13 5 12 0 1 .268 .295 .358 .652
    10 Bourgeois, J KC CF 9 19 2 5 1 0 0 0 2 1 1 2 .263 .333 .316 .649
    11 Francoeur, J KC RF 72 285 28 74 14 2 7 24 13 52 1 3 .260 .298 .396 .695
    12 Betancourt, Y KC 2B 34 124 16 32 8 1 5 25 7 14 0 1 .258 .293 .460 .753
    13 Dyson, J KC CF 53 186 31 46 3 3 0 7 18 33 13 3 .247 .313 .296 .608
    14 Quintero, H KC C 43 138 7 32 12 0 1 19 4 28 0 1 .232 .257 .341 .598
    15 Hosmer, E KC 1B 71 267 29 59 11 1 9 36 25 34 7 1 .221 .289 .371 .660
    16 Giavotella, J KC 2B 21 69 8 15 3 0 0 6 4 12 0 0 .217 .260 .261 .521
    17 Chen, B KC P 4 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 .200 .200 .200 .400
    17 Hochevar, L KC P 2 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .200 .200 .200 .400
    19 Maier, M KC CF 31 63 8 11 1 1 2 7 8 24 2 0 .175 .264 .317 .581
    20 Cain, L KC CF 5 15 1 2 0 0 0 1 1 5 0 0 .133 .176 .133 .310

    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 42 171 21 56 6 2 0 11 5 12 15 4 .327 .346 .386 .732
    2 Mauer, J MIN C 67 244 34 79 17 1 3 35 38 36 3 1 .324 .415 .439 .854
    3 Span, D MIN CF 70 281 38 77 20 2 3 19 28 35 7 3 .274 .340 .391 .731
    4 Doumit, R MIN C 60 206 22 56 12 1 7 33 19 42 0 0 .272 .332 .442 .774
    5 Willingham, J MIN LF 72 258 40 69 20 1 15 50 36 74 2 1 .267 .379 .527 .906
    6 Carroll, J MIN SS 73 247 31 62 9 1 0 25 29 33 6 3 .251 .333 .296 .629
    7 Casilla, A MIN 2B 53 156 15 38 9 1 0 12 9 28 8 1 .244 .284 .314 .598
    8 Butera, D MIN C 20 54 3 13 5 0 0 1 4 12 0 0 .241 .305 .333 .638
    9 Plouffe, T MIN RF 56 189 31 45 8 0 15 27 21 45 0 2 .238 .316 .519 .835
    10 Morneau, J MIN 1B 57 218 24 51 12 1 10 34 21 48 1 0 .234 .305 .436 .740
    11 Dozier, B MIN SS 47 179 17 40 8 0 3 19 7 34 2 2 .223 .250 .318 .568
    12 Komatsu, E MIN RF 15 32 2 7 0 0 0 1 4 3 0 0 .219 .297 .219 .516
    13 Mastroianni, D MIN LF 25 49 6 10 1 1 1 7 5 10 2 0 .204 .278 .327 .604
    14 Hughes, L MIN 2B 4 10 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 4 1 0 .200 .182 .200 .382
    15 Valencia, D MIN 3B 27 100 9 19 5 1 1 11 2 23 0 1 .190 .204 .290 .494
    16 Parmelee, C MIN 1B 36 97 7 18 5 1 0 3 8 26 0 0 .186 .269 .258 .526
    17 Diamond, S MIN P 3 7 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 .143 .143 .143 .286
    17 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
    Comments 81 Comments
    1. Brock Beauchamp's Avatar
      Brock Beauchamp -
      Royals:
      Gordon LF
      Betancourt 2B
      Moustakas 3B
      Butler DH
      Francoeur RF
      Hosmer 1B
      Pena C
      Bourgeois CF
      Escobar SS
      (Sanchez P)

      Twins:
      Span CF
      Revere RF
      Mauer 1B
      Willingham DH
      Plouffe 3B
      Doumit C
      Mastroianni LF
      Dozier SS
      Casilla 2B
      (Diamond P)

      And on that note, I'm off to the game.
    1. snepp's Avatar
      snepp -
      Quote Originally Posted by rocketpig View Post
      And on that note, I'm off to the game.
      I'm sorry.
    1. Brock Beauchamp's Avatar
      Brock Beauchamp -
      Quote Originally Posted by snepp View Post
      I'm sorry.
      Nah, it could be a good game. Diamond is on the mound, I'm sitting in the Legend's Club, and the tickets were free.
    1. snepp's Avatar
      snepp -
      You're going to watch 10 walk per game Jonathan Sanchez throw a 1-walk gem.

    1. Brock Beauchamp's Avatar
      Brock Beauchamp -
      Quote Originally Posted by snepp View Post
      You're going to watch 10 walk per game Jonathan Sanchez throw a 1-walk gem.

      I promise to drink a beer for every strikeout. If he's pitching well, I won't care by the fifth inning.
    1. snepp's Avatar
      snepp -
      Quote Originally Posted by rocketpig View Post
      I promise to drink a beer for every strikeout. If he's pitching well, I won't care by the fifth inning.
      If you were doing that for Diamond it might take you 5 starts just to get a buzz.


      Today's starters are polar opposites.


      Of course Sanchez hasn't exactly been Mr. Strikeout either this year, to top off his all-around suckitude.
    1. Jocko87's Avatar
      Jocko87 -
      Quote Originally Posted by snepp View Post
      You're going to watch 10 walk per game Jonathan Sanchez throw a 1-walk gem.

      Two walks already but still looking like a gem in work.
    1. NorthwestTwinsFan's Avatar
      NorthwestTwinsFan -
      5 LOB through 2 innings. Fantastic.
    1. GCTF's Avatar
      GCTF -
      Finally.
    1. crapforks's Avatar
      crapforks -
      Listening on the radio. What happened on that shallow sac fly?
    1. GCTF's Avatar
      GCTF -
      Nice throw, Betancrap.
    1. GCTF's Avatar
      GCTF -
      Quote Originally Posted by crapforks View Post
      Listening on the radio. What happened on that shallow sac fly?
      I had stepped away and didn't see the play. Came back and the inning was over.
    1. crapforks's Avatar
      crapforks -
      Sounds like a good day to do the little things on the basepaths.
    1. glunn's Avatar
      glunn -
      The Twins don't seem to be capitalizing on some terrible Royals pitching. 8 men left on base.
    1. GCTF's Avatar
      GCTF -
      Buh-bye, Sanchez.
    1. crapforks's Avatar
      crapforks -
      Radio with Gladden: meh. Radio without Gladden: meh.
    1. Brock Beauchamp's Avatar
      Brock Beauchamp -
      If I squint real hard and maybe drink two more beers, this would look a lot like a 2002 Twins game.
    1. glunn's Avatar
      glunn -
      Quote Originally Posted by rocketpig View Post
      If I squint real hard and maybe drink two more beers, this would look a lot like a 2002 Twins game.
      How many beers so far my friend?
    1. GCTF's Avatar
      GCTF -
      Quote Originally Posted by rocketpig View Post
      If I squint real hard and maybe drink two more beers, this would look a lot like a 2002 Twins game.
      Good thing you aren't having one for every Diamond K. You'd be mighty thirsty by now.
    1. glunn's Avatar
      glunn -
      Quote Originally Posted by GCTF View Post
      Good thing you aren't having one for every Diamond K. You'd be mighty thirsty by now.
      Diamond is not getting any strikeouts but he is being very efficient -- 53 pitches through 5 innings and only 2 hits.
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