Twins Post-Game Notes, August 29 vs. Seattle 31 Aug 12

SEATTLE MARINERS (64-68) at MINNESOTA TWINS (53-78)

THURSDAY, AUGUST 30, 2012 – TARGET FIELD – MINNEAPOLIS, MN


 

FINAL

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Seattle Mariners

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Minnesota Twins

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WINNING PITCHER: Beavan (8-8, 4.95)

LOSING PITCHER: Duensing (3-10, 5.26)

SAVE: Wilhelmsen (21)

FIRST PITCH: 12:11 pm              GAME TIME TEMP: 85, wind from S/SW at 15-21 mph                      TIME OF GAME: 3:11                       ATTENDANCE: 32,578

HOME RUNS: Willingham (32, off Pryor, eighth inning, one on, two outs, 3-2 pitch, 366 feet to left field)

 

PITCHING LINES:

SEATTLE

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PITCHES/K

Blake Beavan (W)

7.0

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96/57

Charlie Furbush

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18/10

Stephen Pryor

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7/4

Tom Wilhelmsen (S)

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22/10

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MINNESOTA

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Brian Duensing (L)

5.1

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70/42

Casey Fien

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25/14

Kyle Waldrop

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14/8

Jared Burton

1.0

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16/11

Glen Perkins

1.0

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12/8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MARINERS NOTES:

  • ·    The Mariners improved to 8-2 over the Twins this season…they are 12-5 in their last 17 games overall.
  • ·    With the win today, Mariners starter Blake Beavan is now 6-2, 3.90 (57.2 ip, 25 er) in nine starts since being recalled from Triple-A Tacoma on July 17…he was 4-6, 6.06 (68.1 ip, 46 er) in his first stint with the Mariners this season.
  • ·    Beavan’s start improved the Mariners starting pitching to 23-11, 3.16 (298.2 ip, 105 er) with five complete games since the All-Star Break…3.16 era in that timespan would rank as the second lowest in the Majors at the start of the day.
  • ·    Kyle Seager had a rbi single in the first inning and a sacrifice fly in the sixth, driving in his 54th and 55th rbi on the road this season (77 total)…coming into today’s game, he led the Majors in road rbi, ahead of Josh Hamilton, Mark Teixeira and Miguel Cabrera, all with 51.
  • ·    The Mariners stole one base today (Gutierrez in the sixth), and have been safe in all of their last 12 attempts, including six this series.
  • ·    Tom Wilhelmsen pitched the ninth inning for the Mariners…he would convert the save despite walking two…he is now 21-for-24 in save opportunities this season.

TWINS NOTES: ­

  • ·    The Twins dropped their eighth game to the Mariners this season, losing the season series 2-8, The Twins have gone 11-17 against Seattle since 2010…they are 4-17 in their last 21 games overall.

The first inning run allowed by Duensing snapped a 13-inning scoreless streak for the Twins, their longest scoreless streak of the season.

  • ·   Duensing allowed just four hits in 5.1 innings of work, three of those were to right-handed batters…right-handed batters are now batting .324 against him    on the season.
    • ·    The Twins stole four bases tonight, including two by Darin Mastroianni, who pinch ran for Ryan Doumit in the ninth, and now have 106 stolen bases on the season, the most in the American League Central.
    • ·    The Twins turned one double play tonight, raising their league lead in double plays turned to 158.
    • ·    Joe Mauer went 1-for-3 tonight, keeping his career batting average against Seattle at .349 (75-for-215) with 21 doubles, six home runs, 33 rbi and 41 runs scored in 58 games…he leads all active players in both batting average and on base percentage among players with at least 150 plate appearances.
    • ·    Alexi Casilla had his 13th multi-hit game this season, going 2-for-3, with a stolen base, a first inning rbi, and scored two of the Twins four runs…he is batting .212 on the season, raising his average six points today.
    • ·    Josh Willingham hit his 32nd home run of the season in the eighth inning tonight…the two-run shot was his 15th this season with runners on base.