First Pitch: 3:10pm CDT
Radio: Twins Radio Network
Know Thine Enemy: Halos Heaven
|2009 - Matt Palmer||7-1||20||11||1||0||0||0||77.2||74||43||41||8||35||44||4.75||1.40|
Palmer is a great last name in sports history. For Palmer, a 30-year old right hander in just his second major league season, it doesn't seem like he'll fall into that line of greatness; but naturally that doesn't mean he can't carve the Twins up. They seem ripe for the picking. Palmer has done a good job of keeping the ball in the park this season, allowing just 9% of his fly-balls to leave the yard; even more impressive since he doesn't allow that many flies to begin with. His fastball is right around 90 and seems to be his best pitch, but he also throws a cut fastball, a changeup and a curve. More than half of his pitches actually aren't in the strike zone, so if Minnesota is patient enough they'll be able to work their fair share of free passes, just like the walk totals indicate.
|2009 - Nick Blackburn||8-4||19||19||3||0||0||0||128.1||142||57||49||12||29||54||3.44||1.33|
Help us, Obi Wan Blackburn. You're our only hope.