Twins Post-Game Notes, July 19 vs. Baltimore 20 Jul 12

BALTIMORE ORIOLES (48-44) at MINNESOTA TWINS (38-54)

THURSDAY, JULY 19, 2012 – TARGET FIELD – MINNEAPOLIS, MN


 

FINAL

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Baltimore Orioles

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7

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8

Minnesota Twins

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7

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8

WINNING PITCHER: Chen (8-5, 3.80)

LOSING PITCHER: Burnett (3-3, 3.15)

SAVE: Johnson (28)

FIRST PITCH: 12:11 pm              GAME TIME TEMP: 75, winds from N-NE at 6 mph                            TIME OF GAME: 3:15                     ATTENDANCE: 37,676


HOME RUNS: Davis (15, off De Vries, second inning, nobody on, one out, 1-0 pitch, 415 feet to right field)

 

 

 

 

NEXT GAME:

Minnesota Twins at Kansas City Royals

Friday, July 20 – 7:10 pm (CT)

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Nick Blackburn (R, 4-5, 8.10)

vs.

Luke Hochevar (R, 6-8, 5.16)

 

PITCHING LINES:

 

BALTIMORE

IP

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BB

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PITCHES/K

Wei-Yin Chen (W)

7.0

6

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5

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108/69

Darren O’Day

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10/6

Troy Patton

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4/3

Pedro Strop

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10/9

Jim Johnson (S)

1.0

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11/8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MINNESOTA

IP

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PITCHES/K

Cole De Vries

6.0

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96/58

Brian Duensing

1.0

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27/14

Alex Burnett (L)

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2

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13/4

Tyler Robertson

0.1

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6/3

Anthony Swarzak

1.1

1

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4

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21/16

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ORIOLES NOTES:

  • ·   The Orioles are 32-14 in games decided by two runs-or-less…they are 15-8 in one-run games…they are 8-41 when trailing after seven innings.
  • ·   Wei-Yin Chen snapped his three-game losing streak, winning for the first time since June 17 at Atlanta…he pitched 7.0 innings for the seventh time this season, the most on the O’s staff.
  • ·   Chen has received 30 runs of support over his last 12 starts…the offense has scored three runs-or-fewer nine times over those 12 starts.
  • ·   Adam Jones (1-for-4) finished the four-game series 7-for-17 with one triple, two home runs, five rbi and two runs scored…he batted .379 (11-for-29) with two doubles, one triple, three home runs and six rbi in seven games against the Twins this season.
  • ·   Chris Davis hit his 15th home run in the second inning and is now within six of tying his single-season career-high of 21, done in 2009 with Texas…12 of his 15 home runs have been hit off right-handed pitching.
  • ·   Nick Markakis (1-for-5) finished his season against the Twins batting .500 (13-for-26).
  • ·   The fielding error by Chris Davis was the first of his career as an outfielder (20 games).
  • ·   Jim Johnson is now 28 for 30 in save opportunities this season…he is now within two of being the first Oriole since 2008 to reach 30 saves in a season (George Sherrill 31 saves).

TWINS NOTES: ­

  • ·   The Twins fell to 16-17 in one-run games this season…they lost just their fifth game (33-5) when leading after seven innings.
  • ·   The Twins finished the seven-game homestand batting .323 (81-for-255) with 15 doubles, six home runs and 39 runs scored.
  • ·   Three of Cole De Vries’ last four starts have been quality starts…lefties are batting .162 (12-for-74) off De Vries this season.
  • ·   Ben Revere’s first inning infield hit marked his 20th of the season (58th game today)…he entered today sixth in the AL in that category, behind Denard Span and Elvis Andrus (19), who were tied for fourth….Revere stole his 20th base in the first inning, giving him back-to-back 20-steal seasons, the first since Denard Span in 2009 (23) and 2010 (26).
  • ·   Joe Mauer drew his 512th career walk in the first inning, moving him within one of tying Chuck Knoblauch for sixth on the Twins all-time list.
  • ·   Mauer recorded his 20th double in the fifth inning, marking his seventh season with 20-plus doubles.
  • ·   Trevor Plouffe extended his hitting streak to 17 games, marking the longest for a Twin since Torii Hunter hit in 23 straight, April 11-May 9, 2007…Plouffe is hitting .328 (22-for-67) during his current streak, which dates back to June 30 (Game 1) vs. Kansas City.
  • ·   Justin Morneau is 7-for-20 (.350) off lefties in his last eight games.
  • ·   Alex Burnett has been dealt the loss in three of the Twins last eight losses overall.