Twins Post-Game Notes, August 1 vs. Chicago White Sox 02 Aug 12

CHICAGO WHITE SOX (57-47) at MINNESOTA TWINS (44-60)

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 1, 2012 – TARGET FIELD – MINNEAPOLIS, MN


 

FINAL

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

R

H

E

LOB

Chicago White Sox

1

0

0

0

1

0

0

1

0

3

9

2

4

Minnesota Twins

1

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

2

6

0

6

WINNING PITCHER: Peavy (9-7, 3.04)

LOSING PITCHER: Diamond (9-5, 2.93)

SAVE: Reed (18)

FIRST PITCH: 12:11 pm              GAME TIME TEMP: 81, winds from RF-LF at 11 mph   TIME OF GAME: 2:49                     ATTENDANCE: 34,823

HOME RUNS: Valencia (2, off Peavy, second inning, nobody on, two outs, 1-2 pitch, 410 feet to left field)

PITCHING LINES:

CHICAGO

IP

H

R

ER

BB

SO

HR

WP

PITCHES/K

Jake Peavy (W)

8.0

5

2

1

2

8

1

0

114/72

Addison Reed (S)

1.0

1

0

0

1

0

0

0

24/14

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MINNESOTA

IP

H

R

ER

BB

SO

HR

WP

PITCHES/K

Scott Diamond (L)

7.1

8

3

3

0

3

0

2

93/63

Jared Burton

0.2

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

4/2

Alex Burnett

1.0

1

0

0

0

1

0

0

15/14

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WHITE SOX NOTES:

  • ·    The White Sox have won seven of their last nine games…they are 18-6 in their last 24 games vs. the Twins and 10-3 in their last 13 at Target Field.
  • ·    The White Sox won their seventh consecutive series against the Twins, dating back to August 5-7, 2011…fourth straight series win at Target Field.
  • ·    Jake Peavy faced the Twins for the second consecutive start, going 2-0, 1.29 (14.0 ip, 2 er) in those two outings.
  • ·    Peavy earned his ninth win of the season, marking his most in a season since 2009 (between San Diego and Chicago).
  • ·    Alejandro De Aza stole his 20th base in the first inning…he has five stolen bases in his last seven games – all coming against the Twins.
  • ·    De Aza has 14 hits in his last 32 plate appearances against the Twins…he finished the three-game series 7-for-13 (.538).
  • ·    Kevin Youkilis snapped an 0-for-15 with a fourth inning single…he has batted .246 (28-for-114) since joining the White Sox in late June.
  • ·    Alex Rios (2-for-4) is batting .361 (46-for-126) with 14 doubles, eight home runs, 27 rbi and 28 runs scored in his last 32 games…the two hits for Rios gave him 123 passing his 2011 hit total of 122…he finished 2011 with 145 games and has played 102 this season.
  • ·    Rios has hit safely in 11 of 12 games against the Twins this season, including his current 11-game hitting streak against them…he is batting .417 (20-for-48) against Twins pitching in 2012.
  • ·    The White Sox have drawn just two walks in their last four games (145 plate appearances).

TWINS NOTES: ­

  • ·    The Twins are now 18-19 in one-run games this season…all three games of this series were one-run games.
  • ·    Scott Diamond snapped his three-game home winning streak, losing at Target Field for the first time since June 14 vs. Philadelphia.
  • ·    The first inning run for the White Sox, snapped Diamond’s 10.0-inning scoreless streak.
  • ·    Diamond left today’s game after being struck by an Alejandro De Aza line drive, which scored the Sox game-winning run.
  • ·    Ben Revere (2-for-4) extended his hitting streak to a career-high 15 games, batting .355 (22-for-62) in that span…the Twins have now had a total of four 15-game hitting streaks on the season: Willingham, two 15-game streaks and Plouffe, one 17-game streak.
  • ·    Danny Valencia hit his second home run of the season and first since April 23 vs. Boston, off Jon Lester.
  • ·    Span extended his hitting streak to 10 games and is batting .463 (19-for-41) during that stretch.
  • ·    Manger of Publications and Media Services, Molly Gallatin experienced her final game with the Twins organization today…during her time with the Twins, the club posted a record of 910-815 with six playoff appearances…Molly joined the Twins as an intern in 2002 and has been a great contributor to the baseball communications group…her attention to detail, creativity and hard work has resulted in several publication honors for the franchise…her passion for photography is well displayed throughout Twins Territory…needless to say, Molly will be missed by both the front office and the media…Molly’s last day will be Friday, August 3rd…the Minnesota Twins wish Molly all the best in her future endeavors.