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  • Twins vs. Athletics, 07/15/2012, 1:10pm

    Cole De Vries had a rough outing last night as the Twins dropped a second consecutive game at home against the Oakland A's. In today's getaway game, the Twins face another tough young pitcher in Jarrod Parker, a righty who, again, made his MLB debut last September and has rolled this season to a 2.97 ERA.

    The Twins counter with Brian Duensing, who looks to continue stretching out and get back into starting form. Who do you expect to break out for the Twins offensively today? Do you expect Duensing to shut down the A's offense? And given that it's a Sunday game, what kind of lineup is Gardy going to roll out there today? Join the discussion below!

    Brian Duensing

    W L ERA G GS CG SHO IP H R ER HR HB BB IBB SO AVG WHIP GO/AO
    SEASON 1 5 4.11 33 3 0 0 46.0 44 21 21 3 1 12 1 26 .253 1.22 0.67
    MLB Totals 25 24 3.99 142 53 2 2 422.1 443 202 187 42 8 130 10 272 .271 1.36 1.15

    Jarrod Parker

    W L ERA G GS CG SHO IP H R ER HR HB BB IBB SO AVG WHIP GO/AO
    SEASON 5 4 2.86 14 14 0 0 85.0 65 28 27 4 2 41 3 67 .216 1.25 0.93
    MLB Totals 5 4 2.68 15 15 0 0 90.2 69 28 27 4 2 42 3 68 .216 1.22 0.92

    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 79 293 46 96 18 1 5 41 45 46 4 1 .328 .416 .447 .864
    2 Revere, B MIN RF 53 218 26 69 7 2 0 11 10 17 18 5 .317 .349 .367 .716
    3 Doumit, R MIN C 69 239 25 69 17 1 7 36 21 53 0 0 .289 .344 .456 .801
    4 Span, D MIN CF 80 324 39 90 20 2 3 24 31 42 9 4 .278 .340 .380 .720
    5 Mastroianni, D MIN LF 32 67 9 18 1 1 1 8 9 12 9 2 .269 .355 .358 .713
    6 Willingham, J MIN LF 83 298 50 80 21 1 22 64 45 81 2 1 .268 .382 .567 .949
    7 Plouffe, T MIN RF 68 237 39 60 10 0 19 36 24 55 0 3 .253 .323 .536 .859
    8 Morneau, J MIN 1B 67 260 28 64 15 1 11 39 23 55 1 0 .246 .310 .438 .749
    9 Dozier, B MIN SS 57 216 22 52 8 1 4 23 10 41 6 2 .241 .272 .343 .615
    10 Casilla, A MIN 2B 59 175 16 41 10 1 0 14 9 34 10 1 .234 .271 .303 .574
    11 Carroll, J MIN SS 82 281 32 65 10 1 0 25 32 41 6 3 .231 .313 .274 .587
    12 Butera, D MIN C 24 65 5 15 5 0 1 4 4 16 0 0 .231 .286 .354 .640
    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

    A's Offense
    RK Player Team Pos G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
    1 Carter, C OAK 1B 8 24 9 8 1 0 4 8 2 7 0 0 .333 .385 .875 1.260
    2 Cowgill, C OAK RF 32 96 9 26 1 0 1 9 11 24 3 4 .271 .343 .313 .655
    3 Cespedes, Y OAK CF 56 207 23 56 12 1 10 39 16 49 6 2 .271 .330 .483 .813
    4 Reddick, J OAK RF 85 323 54 87 15 4 20 43 38 80 8 0 .269 .348 .526 .874
    5 Moss, B OAK 1B 27 90 17 23 4 0 11 19 7 32 0 0 .256 .323 .667 .990
    6 Smith, S OAK LF 77 226 34 57 13 2 9 29 36 54 2 2 .252 .364 .447 .811
    7 Gomes, J OAK LF 56 151 24 36 6 0 9 26 25 58 2 1 .238 .356 .457 .813
    8 Ka'aihue, K OAK 1B 39 128 13 30 9 0 4 14 10 28 1 0 .234 .295 .398 .693
    9 Crisp, C OAK LF 61 224 23 52 5 2 3 18 20 31 16 2 .232 .294 .313 .606
    10 Norris, D OAK C 12 45 5 10 0 0 2 6 4 14 2 0 .222 .286 .356 .641
    11 Weeks, J OAK 2B 81 320 34 71 12 5 2 13 38 48 12 5 .222 .309 .309 .619
    12 Suzuki, K OAK C 68 236 17 51 12 0 0 16 9 46 1 0 .216 .252 .267 .519
    13 Inge, B OAK 3B 49 181 15 39 8 0 6 37 18 53 0 0 .215 .286 .359 .645
    14 Pennington, C OAK SS 79 276 30 56 13 1 3 16 23 58 11 4 .203 .266 .290 .556
    15 Milone, T OAK P 2 5 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 .200 .200 .200 .400
    16 Barton, D OAK 1B 37 106 7 21 6 0 1 4 19 30 1 0 .198 .325 .283 .608
    17 Taylor, M OAK LF 4 16 2 3 1 0 0 0 0 7 0 0 .188 .188 .250 .438
    18 Rosales, A OAK 2B 13 24 2 4 0 0 0 3 9 3 0 0 .167 .394 .167 .561
    19 Donaldson, J OAK 3B 28 98 5 15 5 0 1 7 1 26 1 0 .153 .160 .235 .395
    20 Sogard, E OAK 3B 22 69 6 10 1 0 2 6 4 12 1 0 .145 .192 .246 .438
    21 Hicks, B OAK 3B 10 29 1 4 3 0 0 2 2 12 0 0 .138 .194 .241 .435
    22 Recker, A OAK C 13 31 3 4 1 0 0 0 4 13 0 0 .129 .250 .161 .411
    Comments 90 Comments
    1. USAFChief's Avatar
      USAFChief -
      Quote Originally Posted by snepp View Post
      I wish Jeff Gray would just go away.



      *cue his defense team*
      We all wish Jeff Gray would go away, but the problem is he's not even top ten on my personal list of "who do I want to see go away?"
    1. snepp's Avatar
      snepp -
      Quote Originally Posted by USAFChief View Post
      We all wish Jeff Gray would go away, but the problem is he's not even top ten on my personal list of "who do I want to see go away?"
      But he is the most recent.
    1. GCTF's Avatar
      GCTF -
      Quote Originally Posted by snepp View Post
      I wish Jeff Gray would just go away.
      And he's gone but you probably meant for more than just today.
    1. snepp's Avatar
      snepp -
      "Ingey"


      One of traits that TK passed along to Gardy.
    1. GCTF's Avatar
      GCTF -
      What do I win if I watch the rest of this game?
    1. snepp's Avatar
      snepp -
      Quote Originally Posted by GCTF View Post
      What do I win if I watch the rest of this game?
      Masochist of the Week.
    1. Badsmerf's Avatar
      Badsmerf -
      LOL, they just mentioned about how we used to complain about Punto. How I miss the days when we could complain about a scrappy hitter with amazing defense being a dud in the lineup! Compare that to the pitching problems now and it seems pedestrian.
    1. glunn's Avatar
      glunn -
      Quote Originally Posted by GCTF View Post
      What do I win if I watch the rest of this game?
      In the real world you win a headache. But if there was justice, you would win a weekend in Vegas with that weather girl, so that you could forget this crapfest.
    1. USAFChief's Avatar
      USAFChief -
      Quote Originally Posted by snepp View Post
      But he is the most recent.
      Keep watching.
    1. snepp's Avatar
      snepp -
      Quote Originally Posted by USAFChief View Post
      Keep watching.
      Cruel and unusual punishment.
    1. GCTF's Avatar
      GCTF -
      If they can get one in the end zone here they can take the lead.

      Pending the extra point.
    1. ashburyjohn's Avatar
      ashburyjohn -
      Quote Originally Posted by snepp View Post
      Cruel and unusual punishment.
      All too usual, unfortunately.
    1. glunn's Avatar
      glunn -
      The A's are a very small market team. Why not offer every one of their scouts and talent evaluators $10,000 more than they are making now, then clean house?

      The A's always seem to have solid pitchers. The Twins could too at a cost that would be less than 10% of what they blew on Marquis.
    1. USAFChief's Avatar
      USAFChief -
      And now Casilla is trying to bunt for a hit...with two down and a runner on third.

      Lexi solidifies his spot at number one on my "who do I want to go away" list.
    1. snepp's Avatar
      snepp -
      Quote Originally Posted by ashburyjohn View Post
      All too usual, unfortunately.
      I got a good laugh out of that.
    1. USAFChief's Avatar
      USAFChief -
      Quote Originally Posted by snepp View Post
      I got a good laugh out of that.
      Ditto.
    1. glunn's Avatar
      glunn -
      Twins lasted 8 pitches that inning. How bad can this get?
    1. Seth Stohs's Avatar
      Seth Stohs -
      Quote Originally Posted by mike wants wins View Post
      Seth, so you'd rather have Duensing stink as a starter, as bad as Hendriks or Blackburn, and not have him in the pen? It's silliness to have him start. He is a good reliever, and an awful starter. There is no upside this year or next, having him start games this year. It's just bad strategic use of your personnel, which shouldn't be surprising for this team....
      At the time they moved Duensing into the rotation, I didn't have a problem with it because there just weren't other options. And, 2012 is over, so it's not hurting (or helping) Duensing to get time in the rotation.

      Most important for me is 2013, so I think that they do need to let Hendriks work on some things in the minors at this piont and just let him pitch there for awhile. Blackburn could probably come back up, although he's not really any better.
    1. Seth Stohs's Avatar
      Seth Stohs -
      Quote Originally Posted by greengoblinrulz View Post
      Possible, but this would again anger me as it keeps retreads like Casey Fien & Jeff Gray (who have NO future with team) on the club over a guy like Robertson (left handed specialist only...and a MN developed player) gets the axe.
      I hate adding guys over our own developed guys....massive pet peeve.
      Casey Fien is a retread in the same way that Jared Burton is. I'm all for building from within and it's certainly ideal, and the Twins do that as well (or better) than most teams. If my guess is the way they'd go, Robertson got is chance, like many guys he will take the experience back with him to AAA And come back better, we hope. Happens all the time. My point is always to do what is best for the prospects. Sometimes that is not pushing them. It's not getting 'the axe' permanently.
    1. glunn's Avatar
      glunn -
      Seth, if you were the GM for a day would you fire anyone? At least a scout or two?
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