If you can tear yourself away from setting your fantasy football lineups and ironing your Favre jersey, there is still baseball to be played. Somehow, someway, your 70-70 Minnesota Twins are still not out of the playoff hunt. They enter tonight's game 5.5 games behind the Detroit Tigers, who start a four-game series against Toronto at Comerica Park. (Detroit has dropped 8 of their last 11 to the Blue Jays. KNOW HOPE.)
|2009 - Nick Blackburn||9-10||28||28||3||0||0||0||175.1||208||92||81||20||39||78||4.16||1.41|
After a punishing stretch as the worst starting pitcher in the history of forever, Blackburn has caught a mild strain of respectability, going 1-2 with a 3.42 ERA in his last four starts.
|2009 - Clayton Mortensen||0-2||2||2||0||0||0||0||11.0||14||12||12||2||6||6||9.82||1.82|
09/11/09 8:10 PM EDT
|Oakland Athletics||Minnesota Twins|
|Adam Kennedy - 3B||Denard Span - LF|
|Rajai Davis - CF||Orlando Cabrera - SS|
|Ryan Sweeney - RF||Joe Mauer - C|
|Kurt Suzuki - C||Justin Morneau - 1B|
|Jack Cust - DH||Jason Kubel - DH|
|Mark Ellis - 2B||Michael Cuddyer - RF|
|Daric Barton - 1B||Brian Buscher - 3B|
|Eric Patterson - LF||Carlos Gomez - CF|
|Cliff Pennington - SS||Alexi Casilla - 2B|
Enjoy the game, everybody.