Twins baffled by Iwakuma, lose 3-0 01 Jun 13

SEATTLE MARINERS (24-31) AT MINNESOTA TWINS (23-29)

FRIDAY, MAY 31, 2013 – TARGET FIELD – MINNEAPOLIS, MN


                                                                 

FINAL

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

R

H

E

LOB

Seattle Mariners

0

0

0

0

0

3

0

0

0

3

8

0

8

Minnesota Twins

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

7

1

8

WINNING PITCHER:  Hisashi Iwakuma (6-1, 2.13)

LOSING PITCHER:  Mike Pelfrey (3-6, 6.66)

SAVE:  Tom Wilhelmsen (12)

 

 

FIRST PITCH:  7:10 pm                          GAME TIME TEMP:  72 degrees, wind 14 mph R to L                                       TIME OF GAME:  2:53                            ATTENDANCE:  31,430

 

HOME RUNS:     Morales (8, 6th inning off Pelfrey, 1-0 pitch, one on, no outs, 415 feet to center field)

                                

 

PITCHING LINES:

SEATTLE MARINERS

IP

H

R

ER

BB

SO

HR

WP

PITCHES/K

Hisashi Iwakuma (W)

7.2

7

0

0

2

5

0

0

88/65

Charlie Furbush

0.1

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

3/3

Tom Wilhemsen (S)

1.0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

9/6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MINNESOTA TWINS

IP

H

R

ER

BB

SO

HR

WP

PITCHES/K

Mike Pelfrey (L)

5.1

6

3

3

4

2

1

0

101/58

Anthony Swarzak

2.2

2

0

0

0

1

0

0

38/27

Caleb Thielbar

1.0

0

0

0

0

2

0

0

15/11

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEXT GAME:<br />
Seattle Mariners at Minnesota Twins<br />
Saturday, June 1 – 12:10 p.m. (CT)<br />
--------------------------------------------------<br />
RHP Kevin Correia (5-4, 3.96)<br />
vs.<br />
RHP Aaron Harang (2-5,6.51)<br />

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MARINERS NOTES:

·    The Mariners shutout an opponent for the seventh time this season and first since May 27 vs. San Diego…tonight marked their third shutout on the road…the Mariners shutout the Twins for the first time since August 12, 2012 when Felix Hernandez and Liam Hendriks both pitched complete games and the Mariners won 1-0…the Mariners are 9-1 against the Twins in their last 10 games (since May 5, 2012)…Seattle has won four of their last six…they end the month of May 12-14.

·    Hisashi Iwakuma pitched 7.2 scoreless-innings against the Twins tonight allowing seven hits and five strikeouts…tonight marked Iwakuma’s second career start at Target Field, he is now 2-0, 0.00 (13.2 IP) and has allowed one unearned run in those two…has pitched 20.2 innings against the Twins in his career without allowing two unearned runs in three starts…he finished May with a record of 4-0, 2.53 (42.2 IP, 12 ER) with 37 strikeouts in six starts…he was one out shy of tying his season-high in innings pitched of 8.0, done twice this season…the M’s are now 9-3 in his starts.

·    Brendan Ryan (2-for-4) is hitting .360 (18-for-50) in his last 14 games…he has hit safely in 11 of those games with seven multi-hits in the span.

·    Kendrys Morales has hit safely in 18 of his last 20 games, batting .361 (30-for-83) in that span…he has driven in 12 runs in his last eight games…he has hit seven career home runs against Minnesota, tonight marked his first ever in Target Field.

·    Jesus Sucre recorded his first career multi-hit game with two hits tonight.

 

TWINS NOTES: ­

·    The Twins lost to the Mariners tonight snapping a four game win streak…they have won five of their last seven games…tonight was the first of seven games between the two clubs this season…Minnesota is 4-3 against American League West opponents this season…the Twins have been shutout four times this season, twice at home…the shutout is the 16th in Target Field history…the Twins finished the month of May 12-17 with 31 home runs which are the most for the Twins in any month since July 2009, also 31.

·    Mike Pelfrey was the starter and loser (3-6) allowing three runs on six hits with a season-high four walks and two strikeouts and one home run…the four walks were his most allowed since issuing five September 4, 2011 at Washington spanning 18 starts…none of the walks came around to score…he gave up his sixth home run of the season…he has allowed just eight home runs in his last 137.0 innings pitched dating back to July 27, 2011.

·    Anthony Swarzak committed an error in the seventh inning on a throw to first base snapping the Twins 11 consecutive games without committing an error which tied their season-long done April 27-May 8…the club record is 12 consecutive games, which occurred July 22-August 4, 2002.

·    Chris Parmelee (2-for-3) hit his fourth double of the season and 20th of his career…is hitting .385 (10-for-26) with two home runs and four RBI in his last nine games…eight of his nine extra-base hits have been hit off righties.

·    Pedro Florimon went 3-for-3 with a double and two singles…his three hits tonight tie a career-high also done August 20, 2012 at Oakland…has reached base safely nine of the last 11 games…has 27 straight games (26 starts) without committing an error, the longest of his career…has 24 double plays in those 27 games.

·    Joe Mauer finished the month of May with 39 hits, his most hits in any month since recording 45 in August of 2009…his most in the month of May since recording 41 in May of 2009.

·    Brian Dozier gave the Twins their eighth bunt hit in the sixth inning…entering today, just three teams in baseball had at least eight bunt hits.

·    Josh Willingham drew a second inning walk giving him a team leading 33…entered today tied for third most in the AL.

·    The Twins defense turned three more double plays tonight, marking the fifth time this season they had turned three-plus DP’s in a game – all coming this month.