Twins Post-Game Notes, July 17 vs. Baltimore 18 Jul 12

BALTIMORE ORIOLES (46-44) at MINNESOTA TWINS (38-52)

TUESDAY, JULY 17, 2012 – TARGET FIELD – MINNEAPOLIS, MN


 

FINAL

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

R

H

E

LOB

Baltimore Orioles

1

0

0

0

3

0

0

0

0

4

9

1

9

Minnesota Twins

0

0

0

1

3

0

2

0

X

6

13

1

14

WINNING PITCHER: Burnett (3-2, 2.78)

LOSING PITCHER: Ayala (2-3, 2.98)

SAVE: Burton (3)

FIRST PITCH: 7:11 pm              GAME TIME TEMP: 90, winds from N-NE at 13 mph       TIME OF GAME: 3:43                     ATTENDANCE: 32,202


HOME RUNS: Jones (21, off Deduno, fifth inning, two on, one out, first pitch, 374 feet to right field)

 

 

 

PITCHING LINES:

BALTIMORE

IP

H

R

ER

BB

SO

HR

WP

PITCHES/K

Zach Britton

4.0

6

4

4

6

1

0

0

100/54

Luis Ayala (L)

2.2

5

2

2

1

2

0

0

46/33

Pedro Strop

1.1

2

0

0

1

0

0

0

29/15

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MINNESOTA

IP

H

R

ER

BB

SO

HR

WP

PITCHES/K

Samuel Deduno

4.1

6

4

3

5

5

1

1

99/57

Jeff Gray

1.0

1

0

0

0

1

0

0

11/8

Tyler Robertson

0.2

0

0

0

1

1

0

0

15/7

Alex Burnett (W)

1.0

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

7/7

Glen Perkins

1.0

1

0

0

0

3

0

0

14/11

Jared Burton (S)

1.0

0

0

0

1

1

0

0

13/7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ORIOLES NOTES:

  • ·    Zach Britton made his first start of the season, and first since September 27, 2011 after missing the first half of the season with a shoulder impingement.
  • ·    Tonight was the 18th time the Orioles’ bullpen tossed 5.0-or-more innings…they are 7-11 in those games…it is the fourth time this season that they have combined to toss 5.0-or-more innings in consecutive nights this season, and third game in the past four days.
  • ·    Nick Markakis led the game off with a single, he finished the game 3-for-4 with a walk and is now batting .435 (10-for-23) with four doubles, five runs and one rbi since being reinstated from the disabled list…this was his fifth career start as a leadoff batter.
  • ·    Tonight was Markakis’ 19th multi-hit game this season and fourth against the Twins…he is .611 (11-for-18) with four rbi and two home runs against Twins pitching this season.
  • ·    Adam Jones hit his 21st home run of the season in the fifth inning off Deduno, driving in three runs, it was the fourth time this season Jones has had a three rbi game, and 28th career game with three-or-more rbi…the Orioles are now 16-4 when Jones homers…today was his 13th home run to tie the game or give the O’s the lead.
  • ·    With two hits tonight, Wilson Betemit (2-for-4) now has 13 multi-hit games on the season and 123 in his career.
  • ·    The Orioles batters have been held to single digit hits in 22 of their last 27 games and have recorded three-or-less extra base hits in 24 of the last 27 games.

TWINS NOTES: ­

  • ·    Sam Deduno made his second start of the season with the Twins and first ever at Target Field…tonight marked the 22nd time a Twins starter has failed to pitch 5.0 innings-or-more.
  • ·    Joe Mauer hit his 19th double of the season in the first inning and finished the game 3-for-4, raising his season batting average to .333, marking his averages highest point of the season…he now has 1,198 career hits, passing Chuck Knoblauch (1,197) for eighth on the Twins’ all-time hits list. 
  • ·    Mauer played in his 1,000th game tonight…his first hit of the night marked his 100th of the season.
  • ·    With a walk in his second at-bat, Mauer now has 511 career walks and is two shy of tying Knoblauch (513) for sixth on the Twins’ all-time list. 
  • ·    Trevor Plouffe hit an infield single in the second inning, extending his career-high hitting streak to 15 games…Plouffe finished the game 1-for-4.
  • ·    Entering the game tonight, the Twins had turned a Major League high, 103 double plays…they turned three more double plays tonight for 106 in 90 games…they are on pace to turn 191.
  • ·    Jamey Carroll drove in his 28th run of the season and third of the series with a fourth inning double…with a 2-for-4 night, he is now 4-for-7 with three rbi this series…tonight was his 17th multi-hit game of the season and second consecutive game with multiple hits.
  • ·    The Twins’ bullpen tossed 4.2 innings shutout innings tonight, allowing just three hits and walking two, while striking out six batters…this was the 38th time this season that the Twins bullpen has pitched over 4.0 innings.
  • ·    Glen Perkins struck out the side in the eighth inning, it was the third time this season he has struck out three batters in one inning…he has 47 strikeouts in 39.2 innings pitched.
  • ·    Tonight’s time of game was 3:43, which is the longest 9-inning game of the season, passing May 18 at Milwaukee which lasted 3:38.
  • ·    The Twins placed pitcher Matt Capps on the 15-day disabled list with an irritated right rotator cuff, to fill Capps’ spot on the roster, the Twins recalled Nick Blackburn from Triple-A Rochester.