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Game 76: Minnesota Twins @ St Louis Cardinals

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First Pitch: 12:10pm CDT
TV: FS-N
Radio: Twins Radio Network
Know Thine Enemy: Viva El Birdos

Starting Pitchers


W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2009 - Todd Wellemeyer 6-7 17 15 0 0 0 0 86.1 107 55 53 11 36 53 5.53 1.66

CardinalsKyle Lohse


W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2009 - Kevin Slowey 10-2 14 14 0 0 0 0 84.2 102 39 38 12 14 67 4.04 1.37

Seven of Kevin's last eight starts have been of the quality variety. His last time out he allowed just three hits over six innings, but he did walk four. As a team the Cardinals are taking the fewest walks per game in the National League (just three per contest), but let's be honest: you never want to do anyone any favors. Slowey's traditional ERA (4.04), FIP (4.02) and xFIP (4.37) are all within close range of each other, which tells me Kevin is pitching pretty much at the level we're seeing on the field. No smoke and mirrors. That will have to continue this afternoon; a few strikeouts, one or two walks and using all of his pitches for strikes. If he can avoid the long ball, all the better.