First Pitch: 1:10pm CDT
Radio: Twins Radio Network
Know Thine Enemy: South Side Sox
|2009 - Scott Baker||6-7||16||16||0||0||0||0||95.0||96||57||56||17||20||78||5.31||1.22|
Down, down, down. That's where the ball needs to be. I know it's a massive cliche', particularly where Scott Baker is concerned, but watching him pitch against the Yankees was hard. It's Russian Roulette, but with pitching. Baker is a good pitcher, and he showed it in June, so hopefully he'll be back on his game today. Games against the Sox seem to matter a bit more, especially with today being the last game going into the break. The White Sox know him just as good as he knows them, and familiarity always breeds interesting battles.
|2009 - Mark Buehrle||9-2||17||17||0||0||0||0||114.2||104||43||40||14||25||65||3.14||1.13|
Speaking of familiarity, Buehrle is having another fine season. You could say he gets hit a little harder in the Dome if you're comparing his career numbers, but considering how often he's pitched in Minnesota it has to almost feel like a second home. Right now the longtime Sox pitcher is riding a crest, which means he might be tougher than usual. All of his pitches are better than average, although this season it's the changeup and slider that have been most effective.
No lineups yet, but it sounds like Carlos Gomez will be starting in center field again. You have to like that.