Not exactly the start we were hoping for at 4-6. To date, the Twins have been outscored 37-59, meaning we're lucky to have scratched out 4 wins so far.
On the mound, we have perhaps the best pitching matchup of the night in Liriano vs Halladay (although Cliff Lee versus C.C. Sabathia in NY is pretty good ) across MLB. The Twins look to bounce back from an ugly 12-2 pounding last night against the 2008 Cy Young runner-up.
As a team, Toronto's offense has been on fire, scoring 68 runs in 10 games. Rolen (.389, 2 HR), Lind (.372, 3 HR), Hill (.356, 3 HR) and Wells (.326, 2 HR) are all off to great starts. On the other side, Minnesota has only Morneau (.325, 2 HR) and Span (.316, 1 HR) above .300 with Punto 3rd best with a .269 batting average. Hopefully tonight is the night we turn it around.
04/16/09 8:10 PM EDT
|Toronto Blue Jays||Minnesota Twins|
|Marco Scutaro - SS||Denard Span - CF|
|Aaron Hill - 2B||Alexi Casilla - 2B|
|Alex Rios - RF||Justin Morneau - 1B|
|Vernon Wells - CF||Jason Kubel - DH|
|Adam Lind - DH||Michael Cuddyer - RF|
|Scott Rolen - 3B||Brian Buscher - 3B|
|Kevin Millar - 1B||Delmon Young - LF|
|Rod Barajas - C||Jose Morales - C|
|Jose Bautista - LF||Brendan Harris - SS|
#47 / Pitcher / Minnesota Twins
Oct 26, 1983
Liriano looks to bounce back from two mediocre starts to dominate the red hot Blue Jays. Hopefully, Liriano's four walks last time out in Chicago weren't a sign of continuing the control problems we saw early last season.
#32 / Pitcher / Toronto Blue Jays
May 14, 1977
Roy "Doc" Halladay is one of the best starters in the game, and he's off to a solid, but not outstanding 2-0 start. Hopefully for the Twins, Halladay's 111 pitches last time out might catch up with him this early in the season. Last year in the Dome, the Twins pounded Halladay for 9 hits, 4 ER and a HR in 6+ innings. I'd take that against Doc tonight.