Twins Post-Game Notes, July 30 vs. Chicago White Sox 31 Jul 12

CHICAGO WHITE SOX (55-47) at MINNESOTA TWINS (44-58)

MONDAY, JULY 30, 2012 – TARGET FIELD – MINNEAPOLIS, MN


FINAL

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

R

H

E

LOB

Chicago White Sox

4

0

0

1

0

0

0

1

0

6

10

3

9

Minnesota Twins

4

0

2

0

0

0

0

0

1

7

12

1

4

WINNING PITCHER: Perkins (2-1, 2.96)

LOSING PITCHER: Myers (0-1, 3.15)

SAVE: None

FIRST PITCH: 7:11 pm              GAME TIME TEMP: 85, winds from NW at 13 mph          TIME OF GAME: 3:08                     ATTENDANCE: 35,018

HOME RUNS: Pierzynski (17, off De Vries, first inning, two on, two outs, first pitch, 413 feet to right field)

 

NEXT GAME:

Chicago White Sox at Minnesota Twins

Tuesday, July 31 – 7:10 pm (CT)

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Francisco Liriano (L, 3-10, 5.31)

vs.

Nick Blackburn (R, 4-6, 7.99)

 

PITCHING LINES:

 

CHICAGO

IP

H

R

ER

BB

SO

HR

WP

PITCHES/K

Jose Quintana

7.0

10

6

4

1

0

0

0

99/63

Matt Thornton

1.0

1

0

0

0

2

0

0

17/10

Brett Myers (L)

0.1

1

1

0

0

0

0

0

7/5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MINNESOTA

IP

H

R

ER

BB

SO

HR

WP

PITCHES/K

Cole De Vries

5.0

7

5

4

1

3

1

1

100/65

Casey Fien

1.0

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

28/21

Alex Burnett

1.0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

10/7

Jared Burton

1.0

1

1

1

0

0

0

0

19/14

Glen Perkins (W)

1.0

1

0

0

0

1

0

0

14/12

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WHITE SOX NOTES:

  • ·    This was just the White Sox’ fifth loss when leading after 8.0 innings (47-5).
  • ·    Jose Quintana did not strike out a batter in an outing for the second time this season, the other being June 2 vs. Seattle (0.2 ip).
  • ·    Paul Konerko’s first inning run scored gave him 1,066 career runs scored with the Sox, passing Eddie Collins and moving him into sole possession of fourth place on the franchise list.
  • ·    Konerko is batting .485 (16-for-33) against the Twins this season, the second-highest mark in baseball, behind Ryan Braun (.519).
  • ·    A.J. Pierzynski hit his 17th home run of the season and is now within one of tying his single-season career-high of 18, done in 2005…it marked his first career home run at Target Field…tonight marked his first game since July 23, missing the previous five games with a mild right oblique strain.
  • ·    Alex Rios (2-for-5) is batting .354 (42-for-118) with 13 doubles, eight home runs, 27 rbi and 25 runs scored in his last 30 games.
  • ·    Alejandro De Aza tied his career-high with four hits, previously done four times, last on June 29 at New York (AL)…he has three games with three-or-more-hits in his last five games against the Twins.
  • ·    The White Sox have drawn just one walk in their last two games (75 plate appearances).
  • ·    A.J. Pierzynski’s ninth inning throwing error was his third of the season and first since June 2 vs. Seattle.

TWINS NOTES: ­

  • ·    The Twins snapped their five-game losing streak to the White Sox, beating them for the first time since June 25.
  • ·    The Twins are batting .351 (47-for-134) with 35 runs scored through four games on the homestand.
  • ·    Cole De Vries made this third start against the White Sox, the most against any Major League opponent.
  • ·    De Vries was supported with six runs in 5.0 innings…he had just nine runs of support in his last five starts combined.
  • ·    Twins pitchers hit three batters tonight, tying their season-high, previously done on May 20 vs. Milwaukee.
  • ·    Ben Revere’s first inning double extended his hitting streak to 13 games, which ties his career-high…he is batting .333 (19-for-57) during the streak.
  • ·    Denard Span (2-for-3) has hit safely in nine of 10 games (seven multi-hit games) against the Sox this season, batting .395 (17-for-43) in those games.
  • ·    Span extended his hitting streak to eight games and is batting .438 (14-for-32) during that stretch.
  • ·    Justin Morneau (2-for-4) has hit safely in 19 of his last 23 games, batting .340 (32-for-94) with seven doubles, three home runs, 12 rbi and 14 runs scored in that span…he has raised his batting average 34 points in that time.
  • ·    Brian Dozier committed his 15th error in the fourth inning, tops among all American League shortstops.
  • ·    Jared Burton’s eighth inning run allowed was his first since June 12, snapping a stretch of 16 appearances without allowing a run.