Game 66 Recap: Twins taking it to the South Side.

Twins 4, Pale Hose Uno
WP: Hot Carl Pavano. LP: G. Floyd
Save: I think that Pavano deserves a save here, so let's just give him one.
Twins Record: 27-39, 8.5 games out of first. Wait, what?

Over the last three games the Twins have won three games. More specifically they've won 8 of their last 10. Which is huge. Who needs Joe Mauer anyway? Oh, right, we do.

By the numbers, this was Carl's night. He worked nine innings on 96 pitches, 66 of which were strikes, facing 32 batters. Carl struck out five, walked three, and allowed one earned run. A total of four double plays were turned behind Carl tonight including a 3-6-1 gem that would have impressed kelly wells. The offensive numbers weren't bad either. The MVP had three stolen bases, which doubled his total on the year. Cuddy also went 2-3 and scored two runs. Sweet Ben Revere went 2 for 4 with a double, raising his average to .282, and stole a bag in the sixth. Cassilla went 2-4 with a double and a run scored. Even Dinkelman had a good night at the dish by going 2 for 3 with an IBB. Clearly, opposing teams fear the Dinkeldonger. Carl made it interesting in the last inning by allowing a leadoff hit followed by a double. Pavano then manned up and struck out Carlos Quentin, caught a smoking hot come-backer, and got AJ "assclown" Pierzynski to weakly ground out. That was easy.

Go get some culture at the Guthrie Theater this summer. They've staging God Of Carnage and the H.M.S. Pinafore, several conversations with actors and directors including Rainn Wilson (Dwight from the Office), and they host summer theater workshops for kids and adults.

Minor Details: Games of 6/14

Rochester 6, Toledo 1 in Toledo.  The Red Wings scored five in the seventh to take the victory.  Scott Diamond pitched six shutout innings, giving up six hits and no walks to get the win.  Glen Perkins worked two shutout innings of relief, giving up three hits and no walks.  Dustin Martin was 3-for-3 with two walks.  Mike Hollimon singled and doubled.  Tsuyoshi Nishioka was 0-for-4 with a walk.

New Britain 10, Altoona 4 in Altoona.  The Rock Cats built a 7-0 lead after two innings.  Evan Bigley had a double and two singles, driving in three.  Yangervis Solarte had two hits to raise his average to .326.  Chris Herrmann and Chris Parmelee each had two hits.  Steve Hirschfeld got the win, giving up three runs on six hits and a walk in five innings.  Tony Davis pitched two perfect innings of relief to drop his ERA to 1.38.  Deolis Guerra struck out three in one scoreless inning.

Jupiter 6, Ft. Myers 0 in Jupiter.  The Hammerheads scored in five of their eight times at bat.  Steve Liddle was 3-for-3 and Derek McCallum had two hits; no other Miracle player had a hit.  Kane Holbrooks took the loss, allowing four runs on eight hits and a walk in four innings.

Cedar Rapids 3, Beloit 1 in Beloit (Game 1—Scheduled 7 innings).  The Kernels scored two in the third and it was all they needed.  The Snappers had only two hits.  Manuel Soliman gave up two runs on three hits and three walks in five innings.

Beloit 4, Cedar Rapids 0 in Beloit (Game 2—Scheduled 7 innings).  The Snappers scored two in the fourth and two in the fifth.  Danny Ortiz had a pair of doubles.  Wang-wei Lin had two hits.  Ryan O’Rourke struck out eight in five innings, walking none while giving up three hits.  Clinton Dempster struck our four in two innings, walking one while giving up no hits.

DSL Twins 12, White Sox 6 at Twins.  The Twins scored five in the fourth to break a 4-4 tie.  The Twins had only eight hits, but drew eight walks and benefitted from four White Sox errors.  Javier Pimentel had three hits and drove in three.  Ernesto Ciprian had two hits.  Starter Randy Rosario pitched three innings, giving up a run on a hit and four walks.  Elias Villasana got the win; he worked 2.2 innings, giving up no hits but one run on five walks.  Carlos Suarez gave up a run on three hits and no walks in 2.2 innings to get the save.

Happy Birthday–June 15

Babe Dahlgren (1912)
Bernice Gera (1931)
Mario Cuomo (1932)
Billy Williams (1938)
Ty Cline (1939)
Bruce Dal Canton (1941)
Champ Summers (1946)
Ken Henderson (1946)
Dusty Baker (1949)
Lance Parrish (1956)
Brett Butler (1957)
Wade Boggs (1958)
Ramiro Mendoza (1972)
Tony Clark (1972)
Andy Pettitte (1972)
Tim Lincecum (1984)
Trevor Plouffe (1986)

Former New York Governor Mario Cuomo was an outfielder for the Brunswick Pirates of the Georgia-Florida League in 1952.

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June 15, 2011: The Ides

Is it called the ides of June, or is that just a May um, March thing? (Oh, all months that start with M are the same) Anyway, if you haven't noticed yet, the Lexicon is above and as of yet has just a handful of entries. If you'd like to add to it and don't have the permissions, email me.

2011 Game Logs Game 66: Chicago (AL) @ Twins

Gavin Floyd


Carl Pavano


Let's warm up for the first game of the series against the White Sox with a miniature version of The Nation Has Problems, sound good? Great.

On Saturday a Twins starter retired the first 12 batters he faced.

On Sunday a Twins starter retired the first 19 batters he faced.

The last time the Twins opened a series on a Tuesday against the Chicago White Sox the Twins starter did not allow a single hit.

How many batters will the Twins starter, Carl Pavano, face before allowing a hit tonight?

Sadly, there is no spoiler button for when you are writing a post. It seems each of you will have to watch 9 innings of baseball to find out. Oh crap, I hope I didn't give it away.

Let's keep this streak of butt-kicking alive. Win Twins.


Minor Details: Games of 6/13

Toledo 2, Rochester 1 in Toledo.  The Mud Hens scored two in the fourth and it was all they needed.  Tsuyoshi Nishioka had two of the four Red Wings hits.  Jeff Bailey had the other two, a single and a double.  Kyle Gibson took a tough loss, allowing two runs on seven hits and three walks while striking out six in six innings.  Carlos Gutierrez struck out two in two perfect innings.

New Britain.  No games scheduled.

Ft. Myers 5, Bradenton 3 in Ft. Myers.  The Miracle scored three in the first and never lost the lead.  Nick Romero singled and doubled, while Ramon Santana hit a home run.  Joe Mauer was 1-for-4 and scored once.  Logan Darnell got the win, giving up three runs on seven hits and a walk in 5.2 innings.  Jhon Garcia struck out five in 2.1 scoreless innings, giving up three hits but no walks.  Matthew Tone walked one in a scoreless ninth to get the save.

Beloit.  No games scheduled.

DSL Diamondbacks 1, Twins 0 at Twins.  Two singles and an error led to a Diamondbacks run in the first inning and it was all they needed.  The Twins managed only three singles and one walk.  Jose Jimenez took the loss, giving up an unearned run on three hits while striking out four in four innings.  Yeison Florentino gave up two hits in three shutout innings and Ezequiel Zarzuela gave up one hit in two shutout innings.  Twins pitchers did not walk anyone in the game.

Remodeled basement. Same half-baked taste.