• Twins vs Red Sox, 08-02-2012, 6:10pm

    The Twins suffered another close loss in their final game against the White Sox, losing 3-2. It was another disappointing series for the Twins, as their received good starting pitching in the last two games but couldn't close out either with a win.

    Now, it's on to Boston to face the other Sox of the red variety. Wild Thing Sam Deduno goes against struggling Jon Lester. Deduno has shown moments of brilliance for the Twins, being effectively wild and keeping batters out of sync. What do you expect from Deduno against the Red Sox offense? How do you expect the Twins to go after the struggling Lester? Join the discussion and let us know!

    Sam Deduno

    W L ERA G GS CG SHO IP H R ER HR HB BB IBB SO AVG WHIP GO/AO
    SEASON 2 0 3.13 4 4 0 0 23.0 20 9 8 3 0 16 0 18 .247 1.57 1.65
    MLB Totals 2 0 3.14 10 4 0 0 28.2 28 11 10 4 0 20 1 25 .264 1.67 1.75

    Jon Lester

    W L ERA G GS CG SHO IP H R ER HR HB BB IBB SO AVG WHIP GO/AO
    SEASON 5 8 5.49 21 21 2 0 126.1 142 83 77 18 4 40 2 106 .286 1.44 1.34
    MLB Totals 81 42 3.76 176 175 8 2 1084.0 1015 475 453 103 44 402 4 1000 .250 1.31 1.35

    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 96 355 59 114 21 1 6 50 57 55 5 2 .321 .414 .437 .851
    2 Revere, B MIN RF 69 285 37 91 12 3 0 20 14 23 25 5 .319 .353 .382 .736
    3 Span, D MIN CF 96 385 51 114 27 2 3 33 39 49 12 6 .296 .360 .400 .760
    4 Doumit, R MIN C 86 302 33 86 20 1 10 49 22 64 0 0 .285 .335 .457 .792
    5 Willingham, J MIN LF 100 361 62 97 22 1 27 79 56 96 2 1 .269 .381 .560 .941
    6 Mastroianni, D MIN LF 41 84 12 22 1 2 2 9 11 17 12 2 .262 .347 .393 .740
    7 Plouffe, T MIN RF 74 259 44 67 12 0 19 38 26 57 0 3 .259 .330 .525 .855
    8 Morneau, J MIN 1B 81 315 38 81 19 1 13 47 27 60 1 0 .257 .320 .448 .768
    9 Dozier, B MIN SS 74 279 28 66 9 1 4 28 12 51 9 2 .237 .269 .319 .588
    10 Carroll, J MIN SS 95 325 38 76 12 1 0 30 38 48 6 3 .234 .318 .277 .595
    11 Butera, D MIN C 28 74 5 17 5 0 1 4 5 18 0 0 .230 .288 .338 .625
    12 Casilla, A MIN 2B 73 212 21 48 11 2 0 20 10 40 13 1 .226 .262 .297 .559
    13 Komatsu, E MIN RF 15 32 2 7 0 0 0 1 4 3 0 0 .219 .297 .219 .516
    14 Parmelee, C MIN 1B 40 108 10 22 5 1 2 6 9 28 0 0 .204 .283 .324 .607
    15 Valencia, D MIN 3B 32 118 12 24 6 1 2 16 3 27 0 1 .203 .220 .322 .542

    Red Sox Offense
    RK Player Team Pos G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
    1 Morales, F BOS P 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .500 .500 .500 1.000
    2 Podsednik, S BOS CF 19 62 9 24 3 0 1 7 2 9 6 1 .387 .409 .484 .893
    3 Ciriaco, P BOS SS 21 73 9 25 3 2 0 10 1 13 6 0 .342 .351 .438 .790
    4 Ortiz, D BOS DH 89 320 65 101 25 0 23 58 56 49 0 1 .316 .414 .609 1.024
    5 Gomez, M BOS 1B 9 30 2 9 3 0 0 3 1 7 0 0 .300 .323 .400 .723
    5 Middlebrooks, W BOS 3B 66 240 32 72 14 0 13 48 10 63 3 1 .300 .329 .521 .850
    7 Gonzalez, A BOS 1B 103 404 53 121 28 0 10 62 25 69 0 0 .300 .342 .443 .785
    8 Ellsbury, J BOS CF 25 99 15 27 7 0 1 6 10 11 3 0 .273 .339 .374 .713
    9 Byrd, M BOS CF 34 100 9 27 2 0 1 7 2 21 0 2 .270 .286 .320 .606
    10 Ross, C BOS LF 75 264 47 70 18 1 16 51 28 71 1 1 .265 .337 .523 .859
    11 Pedroia, D BOS 2B 87 355 49 94 19 2 9 39 27 43 6 4 .265 .319 .406 .724
    12 Sweeney, R BOS RF 63 204 22 53 19 2 0 16 12 43 0 0 .260 .303 .373 .675
    13 Shoppach, K BOS C 43 120 16 31 11 2 5 15 11 51 1 0 .258 .346 .508 .854
    14 Aviles, M BOS SS 98 377 42 95 24 0 10 51 13 59 10 4 .252 .275 .395 .670
    15 Nava, D BOS LF 65 199 32 50 17 0 4 27 32 42 3 0 .251 .373 .397 .770
    16 Crawford, C BOS LF 14 50 10 12 0 1 2 5 2 12 2 0 .240 .296 .400 .696
    Comments 34 Comments
    1. TheLeviathan's Avatar
      TheLeviathan -
      Blyleven has prounced his name 80 different ways.

      Did I just hear DeDoumit?
    1. Highabove's Avatar
      Highabove -
      Can you imagine, your looking at slop the whole game and Perkins comes in, and starts buzzing 97mph fast balls under your chin.
    1. NorthwestTwinsFan's Avatar
      NorthwestTwinsFan -
      Good game, Mastroianni.
    1. TheLeviathan's Avatar
      TheLeviathan -
      I'm going to periodically talk crap about Dozier more often on here. Seems to work well for the kid.
    1. Highabove's Avatar
      Highabove -
      Now a non save situation

      Get Gray up in the Bullpen.
    1. GCTF's Avatar
      GCTF -
      Perkins, now unavailable for a week.
    1. NorthwestTwinsFan's Avatar
      NorthwestTwinsFan -
      Quote Originally Posted by GCTF View Post
      Perkins, now unavailable for a week.
      Yeah, Perkins pitching here makes about as much sense as Jeff Gray pitching in a tie game in the ninth. Don't the Twins have mop-up guys for exactly this type of situation?
    1. snepp's Avatar
      snepp -
      Quote Originally Posted by NorthwestTwinsFan View Post
      Don't the Twins have mop-up guys for exactly this type of situation?
      They do, he mopped up the 9th the other night.
    1. NorthwestTwinsFan's Avatar
      NorthwestTwinsFan -
      Quote Originally Posted by snepp View Post
      They do, he mopped up the 9th the other night.
      Touché
    1. adjacent's Avatar
      adjacent -
      The Twins just shut out the Sox at Fenwey, but reading the comments, they looked like written by a mother in law. Lighten up!
    1. Top Gun's Avatar
      Top Gun -
      A big win for the Twins! Now keep it going.
    1. stringer bell's Avatar
      stringer bell -
      Does it really matter whether Perkins pitches for a week? He is one of the few known quantities going into 2013. Baby Burton and Perkins the rest of the way and probably they will reward the team with good performances next year. The twins need to find out who can pitch and who can't--guys like Fien, Gray, Burnett and Robertson can build a case for next year in the next month or so. I don't hold out a lot of hope for Gray, but some of the other guys have a chance.
    1. jokin's Avatar
      jokin -
      Nice win in a clean, crisp, briskly-paced game. I never would have guessed that the Twins could participate in a game lasting all of a mere 2:35 with Sam Deduno on the mound. It's hard to figure how he's taken 'til 29 to suddenly figure things out. Hopefully the league won't soon figure HIM out and reveal that he's little more than just a mirage manipulating mirrors like a magician. Give Gardy, Andy and Ryan credit for their willingness to give the kid a shot even though his approach is antithetical to everything they preach. Gotta keep pulling for him.
    1. jokin's Avatar
      jokin -
      Don't see it mentioned here, a heckuva nice game by the rookie out at SS, too.
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