Twins Post-Game Notes, August 29 vs. Seattle 30 Aug 12

SEATTLE MARINERS (63-68) at MINNESOTA TWINS (53-77)

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 29, 2012 – TARGET FIELD – MINNEAPOLIS, MN


 

FINAL

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8

9

R

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E

LOB

Seattle Mariners

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

2

1

2

Minnesota Twins

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0

3

2

1

0

3

1

X

10

16

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10

WINNING PITCHER: Deduno (5-2, 3.72)

LOSING PITCHER: Vargas (13-9, 3.90)

SAVE: None

FIRST PITCH: 7:13 pm              GAME TIME TEMP: 91, winds from S at 9 mph                                          TIME OF GAME: 2:49                      ATTENDANCE: 29,281

HOME RUNS: Plouffe (20, off Vargas, fourth inning, nobody out, one on, 0-1 pitch, 411 feet to center field)

Willingham (32, off Vargas, fifth inning, nobody on, nobody out, 2-2 pitch, 432 feet to left field)

PITCHING LINES:

SEATTLE

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PITCHES/K

Jason Vargas (L)

4.2

8

6

5

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5

2

0

102/69

Carter Capps

2.0

4

3

3

0

1

0

0

39/31

Lucas Luetge

1.1

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4

1

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35/24

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MINNESOTA

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PITCHES/K

Samuel Deduno (W)

7.0

2

0

0

0

9

0

0

98/68

Tyler Robertson

1.0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

10/6

Anthony Swarzak

1.0

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0

0

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1

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17/11

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MARINERS NOTES:

  • ·    The Mariners are now 16-52 when scoring less than four runs.
  • ·    The Mariners were shutout for the 12th time this season and first time since July 15 vs. Texas.
  • ·    Tonight marked the third time this season in which the Mariners recorded two hits-or-fewer…the others being April 21 vs. White Sox (Humber perfect game) and June 29 vs. Boston (two hits).
  • ·    Jason Vargas has allowed 12 runs (11 earned) on 15 hits (five home runs) in 8.2 innings pitched in his last two starts.
  • ·    Tonight marked just the second time in the Mariners last 17 games that their starter allowed more than four runs in an outing.
  • ·    Trayvon Robinson stole his sixth base in the first inning, making him 6-for-7 this season…it was his third steal in his last two games…the Mariners have now been successful in each of their last 11 stolen base attempts.
  • ·    Justin Smoak’s fourth inning error was his first since June 16 vs. San Francisco.

TWINS NOTES: ­

  • ·    The Twins snapped their losing streak to the Mariners at seven games, beating them for the first time since their first meeting of the season, May 4.
  • ·    Tonight was the second time this season the Twins scored 10-plus runs while shutting out their opponent…the other being July 27 vs. Cleveland (11-0).
  • ·    Samuel Deduno set a career-high with nine strikeouts…Deduno has two of the Twins last four wins (De Vries and Duensing the others).
  • ·    Deduno tossed 7.0 innings with two hits allowed once already this season on July 28 vs. Cleveland…he became the first Twins pitcher to toss 7.0-plus innings and allow two hits-or-fewer twice in one season since Francisco Liriano did it last season (one no-hitter).
  • ·    Justin Morneau (2-for-4) is batting .327 (65-for-199) with 29 rbi in his last 50 games.
  • ·    Joe Mauer has driven in a run in eight of his last 14 games, totaling 10 in that span…he has 10 of the Twins 39 rbi in that same span (since August 15).
  • ·    Trevor Plouffe’s fourth inning home run was his first since July 3 at Detroit, snapping a stretch of 118 plate appearances without a homer…by comparison, he homered 12 times in 99 plate appearances from June 8-July 3…Plouffe tied his career/season-high with four rbi.
  • ·    Josh Willingham hit his 20th career home run at Target Field and is four away from tying Jim Thome (24) for the most in the park’s history.
  • ·    Willingham and Plouffe homered in the same game for the seventh time this season and first since July 3 at Detroit.
  • ·    The Twins hit multiple home runs in a game for the first time since August 17 at Seattle, when they hit two.
  • ·    Jamey Carroll recorded two hits tonight giving him 100 for the season…he reached 100 hits for the fourth time in his career and third consecutive season…he also became the seventh Twin with 100 hits in 2012.