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Game 40: Twins @ White Sox

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First Pitch: 7:11 pm CDT
TV: FS North
Radio: Twins Radio Network

Know Thine Enemy: South Side Sox

Pitching probables:


W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2009 - Scott Baker 1-4 6 6 0 0 0 0 33.2 38 26 26 8 6 25 6.95 1.31

Scott Baker has been great in the first five innings in games. But, for whatever reason, he has been horrible in the sixth inning and especially the seventh inning. His OPS against is .929 in the sixth and 1.667 (!) in the seventh. But with the bullpen stretched in two extra-inning games and a short start in New York, he has to find a way to get outs the third time through the order. Here's a tip, Scott: Change your pattern.


W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2009 - Mark Buehrle 5-1 7 7 0 0 0 0 45.0 37 15 15 5 12 30 3.00 1.09

With the exception of his last outing, Buehrle has been everything the depleted Sox rotation needs in an ace this year. He's the last guy the beleaguered Twins need to see coming off four tough losses in the Bronx. Come out swinging boys because he works fast and throws strikes.

The good news is the Pale Hosers were getting swept by the Gray Jays while the Twins were getting swept by the New York Whiners. As bad as it feels to be a Twins fan, Sox fans are hurting worse.

Twins: (18-21)

1. Denard Span, LF
2. Brendan Harris, 2B
3. Joe Mauer, DH
4. Justin Morneau, 1B
5. Joe Crede, 3B
6. Michael Cuddyer, RF
7. Mike Redmond, C
8. Carlos Gomez, CF
9. Nick Punto, SS

Sox: (15-22)

1. Scott Podsednik, LF
2. Josh Fields, 3B
3. Jermaine Dye, RF
4. Jim Thome, DH
5. Paul Konerko, 1B
6. A.J. Pierzynski, C
7. Brian Anderson, CF
8. Chris Getz, 2B
9. Alexei Ramirez, SS