Minnesota Twins Winning Wednesdays: July 27, 2013


Random season: 2013 (I’m sorry, but I can’t change the random season. It’s the rules)

Random game of the year: 101

July 27, 2013. Minnesota Twins vs. Seattle Mariners. Safeco Field.

Minnesota Twins Starting Lineup

  1. Brian Dozier – 2B
  2. Chris Herrmann – RF
  3. Justin Morneau – 1B
  4. Ryan Doumit – C
  5. Chris Colabello –DH
  6. Clete Thomas – LF
  7. Trevor Plouffe – 3B
  8. Aaron Hicks – CF
  9. Doug Bernier – SS

Sam Deduno – P

Seattle Mariners Starting Lineup

  1. Brad Miller – SS
  2. Nick Franklin – 2B
  3. Raul Ibanez – LF
  4. Kendrys Morales – DH
  5. Kyle Seager – 3B
  6. Justin Smoak – 1B
  7. Endy Chavez – RF
  8. Humberto Quintero – C
  9. Dustin Ackley – CF

Aaron Harang – P

To say this was an exciting Minnesota Twins win would be a complete and utter lie, but what could you really expect from the starting nine that Ron Gardenhire put out there.

The Twins opened up the scoring in the fourth inning when Clete Thomas grounded out to second, but in the process scored Justin Morneau from third base to give the Twins a 1-0 lead.

Minnesota scored a run in another very exciting fashion in the sixth when Aaron Hicks drew a bases loaded walk. The Twins did get all the runners on after the first two batters recorded outs, but regardless not exciting.

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The excitement came via fireworks in the seventh inning when the Twins out up a huge two-run inning. Brian Dozier lead off the inning with a solo homer to left field to put the Twins up 3-0. Two batters later, Morneau cranked one to right center to put the Twins up 4-0.

That’s how the score will stand until the end of time.

Sam Deduno put in a nice performance for the Twins in the game. Deduno pitched seven innings of ball while only giving up three hits and three walks while recording six strikeouts. The victory brought Deduno’s record to 7-4 and got us a little too crazed about the pitcher.

The first man up to relieve Deduno was Josh Roenicke. This is your reminder, and mine, that Roenicke was on the Twins last year.

The Twins haven’t won a lot of games the past few seasons and it’s no wonder when you look back at some of the lineups. A lineup with Chris Herrmann in the two spot, Clete Thomas in the six hole and Doug Bernier in it is a lineup not designed to win.

The boxscore for the whole darn game is here.

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