Twins Post-Game Notes, September 7 vs. Cleveland 08 Sep 12

CLEVELAND INDIANS (59-79) at MINNESOTA TWINS (56-82)

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2012 – TARGET FIELD – MINNEAPOLIS, MN


 

FINAL

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

R

H

E

LOB

Cleveland Indians

0

0

0

2

2

0

3

0

0

7

12

0

11

Minnesota Twins

0

1

3

0

0

0

0

1

0

6

7

1

5

 

 

 

 

WINNING PITCHER: Huff (1-0, 0.00)

LOSING PITCHER: Robertson (1-2, 5.85)

SAVE: Perez (35)

FIRST PITCH: 7:11 pm              GAME TIME TEMP: 64, winds from N-NE at 18 mph

TIME OF GAME: 3:21                     ATTENDANCE: 30,111

HOME RUNS: Canzler (1, off Hendriks, fourth inning, one on, one out, first pitch, 385 feet to left field)

 

PITCHING LINES:

CLEVELAND

IP

H

R

ER

BB

SO

HR

WP

PITCHES/K

Jeanmar Gomez

3.0

3

4

4

3

3

0

0

59/31

David Huff (W)

3.1

0

0

0

0

4

0

0

33/24

Joe Smith

0.2

1

0

0

1

1

0

0

21/13

Vinnie Pestano

1.0

2

1

1

0

0

0

0

17/12

Chris Perez (S)

1.0

1

1

1

0

1

0

0

19/13

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MINNESOTA

IP

H

R

ER

BB

SO

HR

WP

PITCHES/K

Liam Hendriks

5.0

8

4

4

3

2

1

0

108/65

Tyler Robertson (L)

1.0

0

2

1

2

0

0

0

20/8

Alex Burnett

0.1

3

1

1

1

0

0

0

19/10

Kyle Waldrop

1.2

1

0

0

2

1

0

1

23/12

Glen Perkins

1.0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

13/9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

INDIANS NOTES:

·    The Indians have won three of their last four and four of their last six…they improved to 27-18 in series openers.

·    They are now 21-0 on the road when leading after 6.0, 24-0 on the road leading after 7.0 and 23-0 on the road when leading after 8.0.

·    Jeanmar Gomez tossed 3.0 innings, marking his second-shortest start this season…shortest since April 14 at Kansas City when he lasted 2.0 innings.

·    David Huff made just his second career relief appearance with his previous coming on August 16, 2011 at Chicago (AL)…Huff snapped his four-game losing streak, winning for the first time since August 29, 2011 vs. Oakland.

·    Shin-Soo Choo (3-for-5) is hitting .360 (18-for-50) against the Twins this season…he has reached base seven times in his last nine at-bats against them.

·    Russ Canzler hit his first Major League home run in his 23rd career plate appearance…he hit 106 career home runs in parts of nine minor league seasons…he set a career-high with three hits tonight.

·    Indians relievers pitched 6.0-plus innings for the seventh time this season and fifth time since the All-Star break…they entered tonight with the third-most relief innings pitched in baseball since the All-Star break with 171.1.

·    Casey Kotchman snapped an 0-for-15 skid with a seventh inning infield single…it was his first hit since a ninth inning home run, August 31 vs. Texas.

TWINS NOTES: ­

·    Liam Hendriks did not factor into the decision with tonight being his 16th career start…he ties Ray Herbert (1950-55) for the fifth-most starts to begin a career without a win.

·    Chris Parmelee drove in one run tonight, giving him nine rbi in his last six games…he has 23 rbi in September 2011 and 2012 combined, which is the most for any Twin…Parmelee had his career-high eight-game hitting streak snapped tonight, going 0-for-3.

·    Josh Willingham’s third inning two-run double marked his 99th and 100th rbi of the season…the 99th rbi gave him a new single-season career-high, passing his 2011 total of 98…his 100th rbi made him the 17th different Twin with 100 rbi in one season…additionally, he became the third player in baseball to reach and surpass 100 rbi, joining Miguel Cabrera and Josh Hamilton.

·    Willingham hit his 27th and 28th doubles of the season…he needs four doubles to tie his single-season career-high of 32, done in 2007 with Florida…fourth game this season with two doubles.

·    Pedro Florimon has hit safely in 11 of 20 games played…tonight marked his fifth multi-hit game of the season and first at Target Field.

·    The Beloit Snappers lost to the Clinton LumberKings by a score of 4-1 (10 innings) tonight in the deciding game in a best-of-three, during the first round of the Midwest League Playoffs, ending their season.