|2009 - Anthony Swarzak||3-5||10||10||0||0||0||0||49.2||60||32||30||6||17||28||5.44||1.55|
In his first ten starts, it's been life or death. There has been no in between. In the bad half he's failed to finish the fifth inning every time, accumulating just 16 innings. In those 16 innings he's allowed 38 hits and 26 runs. In the good five starts he's talled 33.2 innings, allowing just 22 hits and six runs. The difference? Efficiency, due to the effectiveness (or lack thereof) of his heater and breaking ball. Hopefully he's relaxed and confident today in his home environment, and can start a nice little winning streak for the Twins. Two is where it all starts.
|2009 - David Huff||6-6||16||16||0||0||0||0||87.0||116||67||65||15||25||44||6.72||1.62|
If the Indians were contending I'm not sure Huff would still have his job. Actually, if the Indians thought they had someone who could do better this year I'm not sure Huff would still have his job. He's been taking the mound to take his turn since May 17, and the results, as you can see, haven't been good. Batters hit him hard, Huff gets into long at-bats hoping to pick around the plate, and it's just not working. That 90-mph fastball has apparently looked like a batting practice fastball, and in fact only the slider looks like it's been a quasi-decent pitch. The Twins have already knocked him around twice this season (20 hits, 11 runs, 9.2 innings), so here's hoping they can duplicate those successes today.
08/15/09 4:10 PM EDT
|Cleveland Indians||Minnesota Twins|
|Grady Sizemore - CF||Denard Span - RF|
|Jamey Carroll - RF||Orlando Cabrera - SS|
|Asdrubal Cabrera - SS||Joe Mauer - C|
|Shin-Soo Choo - LF||Justin Morneau - DH|
|Jhonny Peralta - 3B||Michael Cuddyer - 1B|
|Travis Hafner - DH||Joe Crede - 3B|
|Luis Valbuena - 2B||Delmon Young - LF|
|Wyatt Toregas - C||Carlos Gomez - CF|
|Chris Gimenez - 1B||Alexi Casilla - 2B|