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Game 111: Minnesota Twins @ Detroit Tigers

First Pitch: 12:05pm CDT
TV: WFTC-29
Radio: Twins Radio Network
Know Thine Enemy: Bless You Boys

Starting Pitchers


W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2009 - Jarrod Washburn 0-1 1 1 0 0 0 0 5.1 6 6 6 2 2 2 10.13 1.50

Those are Washburn's numbers since joining the Tigers. Suffice it to say it wasn't a pretty start, and I'm sure Detroit management were shaking their heads thinking: this isn't what we paid for. Still, it's just one start, and Washburn has yet another opportunity to continue upon what's been one of his best seasons this afternoon against the Twins. His fastball has been by far his best pitch this season, thanks in no small part to the fact that he throws so many pitches for strikes, and in particular that good slider. He's been great against the Twins so far this year, throwing a combined 14 innings over two starts, allowing just one run.


W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2009 - Scott Baker 9-7 21 21 0 0 0 0 127.1 122 66 65 20 27 106 4.59 1.17

Since the beginning of June, Baker has started 12 games for a total of 74.2 innings. In that span he's struck out 67, walked 17 and allowed just 65 hits (six for home runs). His ERA in this period? A very respectable 3.37. This is the guy the Twins meant to sign to that extension over last winter, and pitching for a team with its collective back against the wall here's hoping that's the Baker that shows up this afternoon.


Lineup

Minnesota Twins @ Detroit Tigers

08/09/09 1:05 PM EDT

Minnesota Twins Detroit Tigers
Denard Span - CF Curtis Granderson - CF
Orlando Cabrera - SS Placido Polanco - 2B
Joe Mauer - DH Marcus Thames - LF
Justin Morneau - 1B Miguel Cabrera - 1B
Michael Cuddyer - RF Carlos Guillen - DH
Delmon Young - LF Magglio Ordonez - RF
Mike Redmond - C Brandon Inge - 3B
Nick Punto - 3B Gerald Laird - C
Alexi Casilla - 2B Ramon Santiago - SS