Tag Archive: Carl Pavano


Twins shutdown Pavano

The Twins pitching has struggled all season long, and now it’s going to take another shot (I’m not sure if it’s a positive or negative shot just yet).

Carl Pavano had an MRI a month ago and it was deemed he had a shoulder strain. Continue reading

Liriano has strong second outing

Minnesota Twins pitcher Fransico Liriano had a strong second appearance in his second spring ball game today. The Twins pitcher pitched 3 solid innings striking out 5 of the 10 batters he faced.  He only allowed 1 hit and still hasn’t allowed a run this spring.  It might be too early to tell but perhaps it looks like the twins pitching staff in general is off to a good start as Baker, Pavano, and Blackburn all had at least acceptable or better starts so far this spring.

Twins win 8th straight against Chicago

The Twins continued their dominance against the White Sox with a 6-2 win on Thursday. They have now won 16 of their last 18 against Chicago including 8 in a row. If you go back even further they have won 29 of the last 36 over the Sox.

Joe Mauer shined in his first game at first base and was tested early and often. In the first inning Mauer caught a line drive and turned it into a double play and followed that up with a another putout as Dunn grounded out to first to end the inning. Pavano had a solid outing for the Twins going 7 innings allowing 2 runs on 6 hits with 2 walks and 4 Ks. The two runs came on a 2-run home run by Mark Teahen. The Twins offense was clicking as they scored 6 runs on 13 hits. Joe Mauer added to his great defense with 3 hits in 5 at bats with 2 RBI. Ben Revere also had 3 hits with 2 RBI and 2 runs. Nishioka backed up his three hit performance yesterday with 2 hits, 2 runs and 1 RBI. Nishi, Revere and Casilla all had one stolen base as well against A.J. Matt Capps pitched a perfect 9th inning in a non save opportunity. The Twins will try to extend their streak against the White Sox tomorrow. You can see the full Yahoo! box score here.

Streaky Twins lose 5th straight

After the Twins rattled of an 8 game win streak they have now lost 5 in a row after getting swept in Milwaukee.

The Twins lose 6-2 in the finale against the Brewers . Carl Pavano started for the Twins going 6 innings and allowing 5 runs on 8 hits with one walk and 5Ks. The Twins had 8 hits in the game scoring two runs that were driven in by Jason Repko and JIm Thome. Nishioka went 2-4 while no other Twin had more than 1 hit. Ryan Braun was the star for Milwaukee in this game going 1-4 with a home run, 2 RBI and 2 runs. He also added a stolen base. Other notables were Betancourt who went 3-4 with a run and Lucroy who went 2-3 with 2 runs and an RBI. You can see the full Yahoo! box score here. The Twins will now head back home to play the Dodgers on Monday.

Twins blast Giants

The Twins have a monster first inning to get by Giants. They managed 8 straight hits and 8 total runs in the first inning. From there it was smooth sailing for Pavano as he went 8 innings allowing only 2 runs on 9 hits. It was a lot of firsts in a while for Minnesota as they had 8 straight hits, first time since 1990, and had their first 8 batters score for the first team since 2003. All the Twins regular hitters had a hit in this game besides Pavano. Pavano was one strikeout shy of the infamous golden sombrero but more than made up for it with his pitching. No real big hitters in this one as the RBIs were spread out among everyone. It is worth mentioning that Alexi Casilla had a home run in his second straight game for his second of the year. He also had an amazing play to end the 4th inning. Check it out here.  Also, get a full look at the Yahoo! box score here. The Twins will look to take the series tomorrow when Blackburn takes the mound versus Vogelsong.

Pavano carries Twins to 4-1 win

Tonight the Twins played the kind of baseball that Gardy loves. They turned 4 double plays behind Pavano and finished the game with 5 stolen bases including a double steal in the 3rd inning. Carl Pavano pitched a complete game allowing 6 hits and 3 walks with 1 earned run and 5Ks. Michael Cuddyer was the other highlight of the game going 2-3 with a walk, 2 runs scored and 3 stolen bases. Revere, Casilla and Dinkelman also had 2 hits each for the Twins. In the 3rd inning Delmon Young had his only hit of the game but it was a big 2 run single making the score 3-0. Check out the full Yahoo! box score here. The Twins will look to sweep the rain shortened series tomorrow as they send Nick Blackburn to the mound against Mark Buehrle.

Twins win, take series from Indians

The Twins bullpen again did what they do best. Made the game interesting in the end. Fortunately for the Twins, they managed to come out on top for a change. This is something that we haven’t seen much of this year. Leading 2-1 in the 9th Matt Capps allowed a solo home run to Jack Hannahan. Minnesota managed to rally for a run at the top of the tenth aided by a Michael Brantley error. Dumatrait then came on for his first save of the year giving Capps the win. Ben Revere has continued his solid play since his call up this time filling in for Denard Span who sat out with what they called an inner ear infection. Remember, this same problem has plagued him in the past but lets hope it isn’t something long term. Revere finished the game 3 for 5 with a run and 2 RBIs and stealing one bag. He also got caught stealing for his first time of the year. This win marks the Twins 6 in the last 7 games. This is slightly encouraging especially if some key players can start getting healthy at the right time. I am not saying they will be in first place in the division anytime soon but they do have a chance to make it interesting. Pavano had his second stellar start in a row. He has now pitched 16 innings in his last 2 games while allowing only 3 runs. I stand by my opinion that Young will be moved before the trade deadline. The more consistent Revere is the more likely this is to happen. The Twins will now head home for a 4 game series against the Rangers. They finished their 10 game road trip with a record of 6-4. Click here for the Yahoo! box score.