Twins Post-Game Notes, June 29 vs. the Kansas City Royals 30 Jun 12

KANSAS CITY ROYALS (35-39) at MINNESOTA TWINS (30-45)

 

FRIDAY, JUNE 29, 2012 – TARGET FIELD – MINNEAPOLIS, MN


FINAL

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

R

H

E

LOB

Kansas City Royals

1

1

0

0

1

0

1

0

0

4

11

0

10

Minnesota Twins

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

2

3

7

0

3

 

 

 

 

WINNING PITCHER: Mendoza (3-4, 4.50)

LOSING PITCHER: Duensing (1-4, 4.10)

SAVE: Broxton (20)

FIRST PITCH: 7:11 pm

GAME TIME TEMP: 88, winds from W at 9 mph

TIME OF GAME: 2:50

ATTENDANCE: 33,359

HOME RUNS: Perez (2, off Duensing, first inning, no one on, one out, 3-1 pitch, 375 feet to right field)

 

PITCHING LINES:

KANSAS CITY

IP

H

R

ER

BB

SO

HR

WP

PITCHES/K

Luis Medoza (W)

8.0

5

1

1

0

5

0

1

115/71

Jonathan Broxton (S)

1.0

2

2

2

1

0

0

0

17/9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MINNESOTA

IP

H

R

ER

BB

SO

HR

WP

PITCHES/K

Brian Duensing (L)

4.0

8

3

3

0

1

1

0

66/45

Anthony Swarzak

2.0

1

0

0

1

1

0

0

25/16

Tyler Robertson

0.2

1

0

0

0

2

0

0

11/10

Kyle Waldrop

1.1

1

0

0

1

0

0

0

25/18

Alex Burnett

1.0

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

14/6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEXT GAME:

Kansas City Royals at Minnesota Twins

Saturday, June 30 – 12:10 pm & 6:10 (CT)

————————————————–

Game 1

Jonathan Sanchez (L, 1-3, 6.21)

vs.

Scott Diamond (L, 6-3, 2.67)

 

ROYALS NOTES:

  • The Royals have now won four consecutive games…they are now 31-1 when they lead after 8.0 innings…the Royals were 3-for-11 with runners in scoring position in tonight’s game and left 10 runners on base.
  • Luis Mendoza made his first career start at Target Field and his second career start against the Twins…he won for the first time since May 23 at CWS…this was the second time this season that a Royals starter has thrown 8.0-or-more innings in a start (9.0 innings – Hochevar on June 25 vs. T.B.).
  • Mendoza threw a career-high 8.0 innings in tonight’s game and 115 pitches is a career-high (previous 102)…the five strikeouts ties his season-high…he retired each of the last 13 batters he faced.
  • Alex Gordon hit his 24th double of the season in the first inning…coming into tonight’s game, the 24 doubles would tie him for second in the American League and tie him for fourth in the majors…he is batting .361 (26-for-72) with 17 runs in his last 17 games.
  • Salvador Perez has thrown two of seven stolen base attempts this season…he is batting .350 (7-for-20) with two runs, double, home run and five rbi in five games since returning to the Royals.
  • Billy Butler extended his hitting streak to five consecutive games…Butler tied his career-high with three walks in the game, done four times previously, last July 5, 2011 at CWS.
  • With one rbi tonight, Yuniesky Betancourt now has 15 rbi in his last 10 games and 22 rbi in 19 games in the month of June.
  • Jonathan Broxton has converted 20 of his 23 save opportunities this season…he gave up two runs in an outing for the second time this season.

TWINS NOTES: ­

  • The Twins have now lost three straight games and are 3-3 vs. the Royals this season…are now 3-35 when they score 3-or-fewer runs in the game and have scored five runs or fewer in each of their last 14 games.
  • The Twins have now allowed at least one run in the first inning in 33 games this season.
  • Brian Duensing made his second start of the season after 30 appearances out of the Twins bullpen to begin the year…Duensing allowed just his third home run of the season in 41.2 innings pitched (0.65 HR/IP)…he is now 0-2, 5.73 (11.0 ip, 7 er) with 12 hits and two home runs as a starter in 2012.
  • Anthony Swarzak has allowed just one earned run and six hits in 8.0 innings pitched over his last four appearances.
  • Left-handed batters are 1-for-6 with five strikeouts against Tyler Robertson this season…right-handed batters are 4-for-5 with one strikeout.
  • Ben Revere was caught stealing for the fourth time in 19 attempts this season when he was thrown out at second in the first inning…coming into tonight’s game, his 13 stolen bases since May 20th are the third-most in the Majors in that time frame (Mike Trout – 17, Tony Compana – 14).
  • Ryan Doumit extended his hitting streak to a season-high nine games…his career-high is 11, done April 29-May 11, 2007 with Pittsburgh.
  • Justin Morneau (2-for-4) had his 13th multi-hit game of the season…16 of his 20 hits in the month of June have been singles.
  • Kyle Waldrop made his first Major League appearance since September 25, 2011.
  • Alex Burnett has not allowed a run in 12 straight appearances dating back to May 28 (13.2 ip with four hits, three walks and five strikeouts).
  • The Twins and Royals will play a split day-night doubleheader tomorrow (make-up game from April 28)…first game is at 12:10 and the second at 6:10.