Twins Post-Game Notes, July 15 vs. Oakland A’s 16 Jul 12

FINAL

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

R

H

E

LOB

Oakland Athletics

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4

0

0

0

3

0

0

0

9

13

1

9

Minnesota Twins

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1

0

0

0

2

0

0

0

4

10

0

6

WINNING PITCHER: Parker (6-4, 3.07)

LOSING PITCHER: Duensing (1-6, 5.06)

SAVE: None

FIRST PITCH: 1:12 pm              GAME TIME TEMP: 89, winds from S-SE at 5 mph            TIME OF GAME: 3:14                     ATTENDANCE: 36,853

HOME RUNS: Gomes (10, off Duensing, second inning, one on, one outs, 0-1 pitch, 382 feet to left field)

 

Cespedes (11, off Duensing, second inning, no one on, two out, 1-1 pitch, 416 feet to center)

Carter (5, off Duesing, second inning, no one on, two out, 2-1 pitch, 430 feet to right-center)

Smith (10, off Gray, sixth inning, no one on, no one out, 1-0 pitch, 401 feet to right field)

 

 

PITCHING LINES:

OAKLAND

IP

H

R

ER

BB

SO

HR

WP

PITCHES/K

Jarrod Parker (W)

6.0

9

4

4

0

4

0

0

92/63

Jerry Blevins

1.2

0

0

0

0

2

0

0

16/13

Evan Scribner

1.1

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

15/11

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MINNESOTA

IP

H

R

ER

BB

SO

HR

WP

PITCHES/K

Brian Duensing (L)

2.0

7

6

6

2

3

3

0

67/44

Casey Fien

3.0

1

0

0

0

1

0

0

37/28

Jeff Gray

0.2

2

3

3

1

1

1

0

22/13

Alex Burnett

0.1

0

0

0

1

0

0

1

13/6

Tyler Robertson

1.0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

7/5

Jared Burton

1.0

2

0

0

1

0

0

0

25/15

Glen Perkins

1.0

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

19/14

 

NEXT GAME:

Minnesota Twins vs. Baltimore Orioles

Monday, July 16 – 7:10 pm (CT)

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Scott Diamond (L, 7-3, 2.62)

vs.

Chris Tillman (R, 1-0, 0.00)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ATHLETICS NOTES:

  • ·    The A’s have won nine of their last 10 games, all in July and are now 24-13 over their last 37 games dating back to June 2…this was their fourth sweep of the season, all since June 12-14 at Col…this is the A’s first sweep of a series vs. the Twins since August 30-Sept. 1, 2002 and their first series sweep in Minnesota since April 28-30, 2000.
  • ·    The A’s tied their season-high with four home runs in a game, done two times previously, including last night…they are the third team, and fourth time a team has homered four times in a game against the Twins in Target Field this season…it was the eighth time in Target Field history an opponent homered four-plus times.
  • ·    Jarrod Parker came into the game with a 1.36 (33.0 ip, 5 er) in day games…he allowed more than two runs in a start for just the fourth time this season.
  • ·    The A’s pitching staff has gone 9-1, 2.16 (96.0 ip, 23 er) in 10 games this month…starters have posted a 2.95 ERA (64.0 ip, 21 er), while relievers have posted a 0.56 ERA (32.0 ip, 2 er).
  • ·    Yoenis Cespedes hit .571 (8-for-14) with a double, two home runs, six rbi and five runs scored in this series.
  • ·    Jonny Gomes is batting .333 (17-for-51) with five homers and 13 rbi over his last 18 games…he has seven rbi this series…he tied his season-high with three hits.
  • ·    Seth Smith hit his 10th home run of the season in the sixth inning, the A’s now have five players with double-digit home runs this season.
  • ·    Chris Carter (1-for-2) is batting .346 (9-for-26) with five home runs, five walks and nine rbi since being recalled from Triple-A Sacramento…it was the second time this season he has homered in back-to-back games.
  • ·    The A’s hit nine home runs in this three-game series, and eight in their last two games…they tied their season-high for a three-game series at nine, done June 12-14 at Colorado…Cespedes and Carter hit back-to-back home runs in the second inning, the third time this season the A’s have had back-to-back homers (March 29 vs. Seattle and June 28 at Texas).
  • ·    The A’s have hit 50 home runs since June 4 which, coming into today, would rank as the third-most in baseball during that time…they have hit at least one homer in 20 of their last 21 games and have hit 16 this month.

TWINS NOTES: ­

  • ·    The Twins were swept for the seventh time this season and first since May 25-27 vs. Detroit…they have now lost five straight games…this was the fourth time this season a Minnesota starter has not pitched more than 2.0 innings.
  • ·    Brian Duensing made his fourth start of the season today…he is now 0-4, 10.13 (13.1 ip, 15 er) with 23 hits, five home runs, five walks and seven strikeouts as a starter compared to 1-2, 3.12 (34.2 ip, 12 er) with 28 hits, 1 homer and 22 strikeouts in 30 relief appearances.
  • ·    Casey Fien tied his career-high with 3.0 innings pitched today, done two times previously, last October 2, 2009.
  • ·    Brian Dozier has hit safely in eight of his last 11 games, batting .341 (14-for-41) with five runs, a triple, home run, five rbi and four stolen bases in that time.
  • ·    Justin Morneau extended his hitting streak to 13 games, he is batting .315 (17-for-54) in that span…it is the second-longest streak of his career behind his 16-game streak June 22-July 9, 2006.
  • ·    Trevor Plouffe extended his hitting streak to a career-high 13 games, batting .308 (16-for-52) in that span.
  • ·    Opponents have out-homered the Twins at Target Field 57-43 this season…the Twins allowed three home runs in the second inning which was the second time they have done so this season, last May 24 at CWS…they allowed back-to-back homers for the sixth time this season, last July 5 at Det.