TV: TBS. Guh.
Know Thine Enemy: Pinstripe Alley
|2009 - Nick Blackburn||11-11||33||33||3||0||0||0||205.2||240||103||92||25||41||98||4.03||1.37|
If you would've told me in August that the starting pitcher I wanted on the mound to take out the Yankees on the road in the playoffs would be Nick Blackburn, I'd have told you pull my other leg, as it plays showtunes. But here we are. Blackburn's been superlative of late. He needs to be better than that tonight.
|2009 - A.J. Burnett||13-9||33||33||1||0||0||0||207.0||193||99||93||25||97||195||4.04||1.40|
It's Burnett's first playoff start. The conventional wisdom is that the Twins need to get to him early and be patient. In other news, Carlos Gomez and Delmon Young are in the lineup. /starts drinking
10/09/09 6:07 PM EDT
|Minnesota Twins||New York Yankees|
|Denard Span - RF||Derek Jeter - SS|
|Orlando Cabrera - SS||Johnny Damon - LF|
|Joe Mauer - C||Mark Teixeira - 1B|
|Jason Kubel - DH||Alex Rodriguez - 3B|
|Michael Cuddyer - 1B||Hideki Matsui - DH|
|Delmon Young - LF||Nick Swisher - RF|
|Carlos Gomez - CF||Robinson Cano - 2B|
|Matt Tolbert - 3B||Melky Cabrera - CF|
|Nick Punto - 2B||Jose Molina - C|
Gardy plugs Go-Go into center and moves Kubel to DH. Good call, says Howard. Why not, says I.
Enjoy the biggest game of the season, everybody.