Twins Post-Game Notes, August 27 vs. Seattle 28 Aug 12

SEATTLE MARINERS (62-67) at MINNESOTA TWINS (52-76)

MONDAY, AUGUST 27, 2012 – TARGET FIELD – MINNEAPOLIS, MN


 

FINAL

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Seattle Mariners

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Minnesota Twins

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WINNING PITCHER: Hernandez (13-5, 2.43)

LOSING PITCHER: Hendriks (0-7, 6.02)

SAVE: None

FIRST PITCH: 7:11 pm              GAME TIME TEMP: 84, winds from NW at 6 mph             TIME OF GAME: 2:10                     ATTENDANCE: 31,883

HOME RUNS: Thames (7, off Hendriks, eighth inning, nobody on, nobody out, 1-0 pitch, 359 feet to left field)

PITCHING LINES:

SEATTLE

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Felix Hernandez (W)

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100/69

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Liam Hendriks (L)

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103/65

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MARINERS NOTES:

  • ·    The Mariners extended their winning streak against the Twins to six…they secured the season-series against the Twins with the win tonight…they won the season series against the Twins for the second straight year.
  • ·    The Mariners have won nine of their last 12 games.
  • ·    The M’s are now 19-23 in one-run games this season…tonight marked their fifth 1-0 win this season (four started by Hernandez)…the Mariners entered tonight’s game first in the AL in one-run games with 41, ahead of the Twins (40).
  • ·    Felix Hernandez became the third player in the divisional era (since 1969) to have four wins with the score 1-0 in a single season. The other two pitchers were Fergie Jenkins in 1974 and Bert Blyleven in 1976.
  • ·    Hernandez pitched his fifth complete game shutout of the season, all coming in his last 12 starts (since June 28)…Hernandez has allowed one earned run in his last 27.2 innings pitched.
  • ·    Mariners starters are 18-8, 2.81 (243.1 ip, 76 er) with 24 quality starts in their last 36 games.
  • ·    Frankin Gutierrez played in his first game since June 28 after missing the Mariners previous 49 games…he singled in his first at-bat, marking his first hit since that same date.
  • ·    John Jaso (1-for-3) is batting .307 (26-for-85) in 33 games since the All-Star break…he is batting .311 (14-for-45) on the road in that span.
  • ·    Eric Thames’ eighth inning home run was his second of the season at Target Field, the other coming on May 11 as a Blue Jay…all seven of his home runs this season have been hit off right-handers.

TWINS NOTES: ­

  • ·    The Twins are now 20-21 in one-run games this season…tonight marked the Twins second 1-0 loss of the season, the other being June 5 at Kansas City (Chen over Liriano).
  • ·    The Twins went homerless for the ninth time in their last 10 games, hitting just one homer in that span (Morneau, August 25 at Texas).
  • ·    Liam Hendriks pitched the first complete game of his career…he set a career-high with six strikeouts…he fell to 0-9 in his career.
  • ·    Hendriks threw the third complete game of the season for a Twins pitcher…the last Twins starter to lose a complete game was Carl Pavano, September 10, 2010 at Cleveland.
  • ·    Joe Mauer caught his 832nd career game tonight, passing Earl Battey and moving into sole possession of first place on the Twins all-time games caught list…his first inning error was just his third as a catcher this season.
  • ·    Mauer (1-for-4) is batting .332 (76-for-229) with a .419 on-base percentage in 61 home games this season.
  • ·    The Twins defense turned two ground ball double plays tonight, giving them 133 for the season, the most in baseball.
  • ·    Tonight’s time of game tied the Twins previous length (2:10), done on May 1 at Los Angeles (AL).