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  • Twins vs. Tigers, 07/05/2012, 12:05pm

    Well, it happened. The Twins winning streak was ended last night by a another strong pitching performance from Justin Verlander. Defeated 5-1, the Twins look to take three of four in Detroit against Tiger lefty Rick Porcello. To count, the Twins send Scott Diamond to the mound.

    If the Twins can win a four game set in Detroit, they'd have to be pretty pleased with themselves. The Tigers were the pre-season favorites to win the division and the the middle of their offense looks terrifying. What do you expect from Diamond tonight? If the Twins win, are they "back in this thing"?

    Scott Diamond

    W L ERA G GS CG SHO IP H R ER HR HB BB IBB SO AVG WHIP GO/AO
    SEASON 7 3 2.63 11 11 0 0 72.0 76 27 21 8 4 11 1 41 .271 1.21 2.21
    MLB Totals 8 8 3.49 18 18 0 0 111.0 127 52 43 11 4 28 4 60 .288 1.40 1.66

    Rick Porcello

    W L ERA G GS CG SHO IP H R ER HR HB BB IBB SO AVG WHIP GO/AO
    SEASON 6 5 4.35 16 16 0 0 93.0 116 51 45 8 4 23 2 57 .304 1.49 1.54
    MLB Totals 44 35 4.51 105 105 0 0 608.1 690 331 305 67 22 159 5 334 .286 1.40 1.57

    Twins 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 73 269 42 88 18 1 5 38 40 41 4 1 .327 .415 .457 .872
    2 Revere, B MIN RF 47 190 25 61 6 2 0 11 9 14 16 4 .321 .351 .374 .725
    3 Doumit, R MIN C 64 219 23 61 13 1 7 36 21 46 0 0 .279 .340 .443 .783
    4 Span, D MIN CF 75 300 39 82 20 2 3 22 31 39 9 3 .273 .341 .383 .725
    5 Willingham, J MIN LF 78 279 45 75 21 1 18 59 40 77 2 1 .269 .380 .545 .924
    6 Plouffe, T MIN RF 62 212 37 53 10 0 19 35 24 50 0 2 .250 .328 .566 .894
    7 Butera, D MIN C 22 58 4 14 5 0 1 4 4 13 0 0 .241 .302 .379 .681
    7 Carroll, J MIN SS 77 261 32 63 9 1 0 25 31 34 6 3 .241 .325 .284 .609
    9 Casilla, A MIN 2B 57 171 16 41 10 1 0 14 9 33 10 1 .240 .277 .310 .587
    10 Morneau, J MIN 1B 61 235 26 56 14 1 10 35 22 51 1 0 .238 .307 .434 .741
    11 Dozier, B MIN SS 51 196 20 46 8 1 3 20 8 38 4 2 .235 .262 .332 .594
    12 Mastroianni, D MIN LF 29 59 8 13 1 1 1 8 8 12 5 0 .220 .313 .322 .635
    13 Komatsu, E MIN RF 15 32 2 7 0 0 0 1 4 3 0 0 .219 .297 .219 .516
    14 Hughes, L MIN 2B 4 10 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 4 1 0 .200 .182 .200 .382
    15 Parmelee, C MIN 1B 38 103 9 20 5 1 2 5 9 27 0 0 .194 .278 .320 .599
    16 Valencia, D MIN 3B 27 100 9 19 5 1 1 11 2 23 0 1 .190 .204 .290 .494
    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

    Tigers Offense
    RK Player Team Pos G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
    1 Perez, H DET 2B 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 .500 1.000
    2 Jackson, A DET CF 60 234 49 77 16 4 9 37 32 59 7 2 .329 .410 .547 .957
    3 Dirks, A DET LF 37 134 24 44 9 2 4 16 9 18 1 0 .328 .379 .515 .894
    4 Cabrera, M DET 3B 82 328 50 106 25 0 18 68 32 47 3 1 .323 .385 .564 .949
    5 Holaday, B DET C 4 10 3 3 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .300 .300 .400 .700
    6 Fielder, P DET 1B 82 308 44 92 19 1 12 55 36 43 1 0 .299 .377 .484 .861
    7 Berry, Q DET CF 38 132 26 39 4 3 1 13 16 38 12 0 .295 .388 .394 .782
    8 Laird, G DET C 34 92 13 27 4 0 2 5 7 10 0 0 .293 .347 .402 .749
    9 Young, D DET LF 74 285 22 75 14 0 6 31 8 58 0 1 .263 .290 .375 .665
    10 Peralta, J DET SS 73 253 25 65 16 2 4 24 27 48 1 1 .257 .331 .383 .714
    11 Avila, A DET C 56 186 22 46 10 1 5 23 24 51 2 0 .247 .330 .392 .723
    12 Boesch, B DET LF 77 293 34 70 12 0 8 30 12 57 3 2 .239 .274 .362 .636
    13 Santiago, R DET 2B 64 160 15 36 5 1 2 17 13 24 1 0 .225 .302 .306 .608
    14 Eldred, B DET DH 5 16 1 3 1 1 0 1 1 6 0 0 .188 .235 .375 .610
    15 Kelly, D DET LF 47 91 11 17 1 1 1 7 13 15 1 0 .187 .288 .253 .541
    16 Worth, D DET 2B 30 55 4 10 1 0 0 2 7 19 0 0 .182 .270 .200 .470
    17 Raburn, R DET 2B 51 165 12 29 10 0 1 10 10 44 1 1 .176 .230 .255 .485
    18 Santos, O DET C 3 8 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 .125 .111 .125 .236
    19 Inge, B DET 2B 9 20 2 2 1 0 1 2 0 6 0 0 .100 .100 .300 .400
    19 Young, M DET LF 5 10 2 1 1 0 0 1 0 9 0 0 .100 .182 .200 .382
    Comments 129 Comments
    1. jokin's Avatar
      jokin -
      That's all folks!
    1. snepp's Avatar
      snepp -
      Well that was awesome.
    1. nokomismod's Avatar
      nokomismod -
      ouch!! Hurts less when we are not in playoff contention.
    1. IdahoPilgrim's Avatar
      IdahoPilgrim -
      At least Diamond doesn't get tagged with the loss - he pitched a fine game.
    1. DPJ's Avatar
      DPJ -
      3 ****ing runs tagged out at home.
    1. stringer bell's Avatar
      stringer bell -
      I think I like Prince Fielder less and less as time goes by.
    1. glunn's Avatar
      glunn -
      Quote Originally Posted by stringer bell View Post
      I doubt Robertson gets Prince this time.
      You called that one correctly. This has now crossed the line into sickening.
    1. Shane Wahl's Avatar
      Shane Wahl -
      Brian Duensing would have been ideal in that situation, but the damn fools have made him into a starter again.
    1. nicksaviking's Avatar
      nicksaviking -
      Not to be the hindsight guy, but why was Diamond pulled after 91 pitches? You'd think the de facto ace would get to cross the 100 pitch mark if things are going well, especially considering how he is the only one who can be regularly counted on for giving the bullpen a break.
    1. stringer bell's Avatar
      stringer bell -
      Tigers have the best hitter in Miggy and the best pitcher in Verlander. They have a couple of other good hitters, but the key guy might be Jackson. He looked bad going 0-2 twice and ended up with a double and triple, scoring both times.
    1. greengoblinrulz's Avatar
      greengoblinrulz -
      When you decide to go with Burnett/Robertson......and rest your 2 best....instead of trying to win w/Burton/Perkins........whatta expect
    1. stringer bell's Avatar
      stringer bell -
      And now we woke up Delmon!
    1. jokin's Avatar
      jokin -
      Quote Originally Posted by shanewahl View Post
      Brian Duensing would have been ideal in that situation, but the damn fools have made him into a starter again.
      I hesitated on putting Robertson into my why we sign Brian Fuentes thread-post, but with apologies to Nick Nelson, Duensing was perfectly suited for his RP role and demonstrated in the past as an SP, not so much.
    1. stringer bell's Avatar
      stringer bell -
      Quote Originally Posted by greengoblinrulz View Post
      When you decide to go with Burnett/Robertson......and rest your 2 best....instead of trying to win w/Burton/Perkins........whatta expect
      I don't know why he didn't go Perkins/Burton unless he wanted to give Perkins two days off.
    1. jokin's Avatar
      jokin -
      Quote Originally Posted by nicksaviking View Post
      Not to be the hindsight guy, but why was Diamond pulled after 91 pitches? You'd think the de facto ace would get to cross the 100 pitch mark if things are going well, especially considering how he is the only one who can be regularly counted on for giving the bullpen a break.
      I'm guessing Gardy would hand you the line-up and say something like, "c'mon, that's simple stuff".
    1. snepp's Avatar
      snepp -
      This game is making me sad.
    1. snepp's Avatar
      snepp -
      Quote Originally Posted by stringer bell View Post
      I don't know why he didn't go Perkins/Burton unless he wanted to give Perkins two days off.
      You can't pitch your "closer" before the 9th inning, blasphemer.


      And why would you want your best relievers facing the top/middle of order when they could face the bottom in the next inning?
    1. Turd Furgeson's Avatar
      Turd Furgeson -
      Quote Originally Posted by DPJ View Post
      Weren't the words "don't let Miguel Cabrera beat you" said before this series started?
      I'm sure every team says that before a series is started with the Tigers.
    1. jokin's Avatar
      jokin -
      Quote Originally Posted by snepp View Post
      You can't pitch your "closer" before the 9th inning, blasphemer.
      But these two are our bi-closers and we were assured they would both be available today. Terrible BP management.
    1. IdahoPilgrim's Avatar
      IdahoPilgrim -
      Granted, this game got away from us, but let's look at the larger picture - if someone had told you Monday morning that the Twins would split with Detroit, in Detroit, would you have taken it?
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