First Pitch: 12:10pm CDT
Radio: Twins Radio Network
Know Thine Enemy: South Side Sox
We know the score by now. While the Twins have found themselves on the rise, 11-3 in their last 14 games, the White Sox have now dropped five in a row and have erased all but the smallest of post-season hopes. It also bears noting that the Twins are undefeated in September.
BRING OUT THE BROOMS!
|2009 - Brian Duensing||2-1||17||3||0||0||0||0||47.1||45||25||23||5||19||33||4.37||1.35|
Just a few days ago, Duensing ran into the Texas Rangers. Or rather, the Rangers ran into Brian Duensing. Racking up eight strikeouts in seven innings, Brian allowed just three hits and a walk. If he can duplicate those results this afternoon I'd still be surprised, but he's shown what he's capable of against a more potent offense. What's interesting is that offenses aren't squaring up on him, turning just 14.3% of balls-in-play into line drives.
|2009 - Mark Buehrle||11-7||27||27||1||1||0||0||178.0||184||81||77||25||35||89||3.89||1.23|
We all know who Mark Buehrle is, what he can do, and how well he knows the Minnesota Twins. Let's hope that today, familiarity breeds his destruction...although we've seen exactly how he looks when he's at the top of his game.
09/02/09 1:10 PM EDT
|Chicago White Sox||Minnesota Twins|
|Scott Podsednik - DH||Denard Span - CF|
|Gordon Beckham - 3B||Orlando Cabrera - SS|
|Paul Konerko - 1B||Joe Mauer - DH|
|Jermaine Dye - RF||Justin Morneau - 1B|
|Carlos Quentin - LF||Jason Kubel - LF|
|Alexei Ramirez - SS||Michael Cuddyer - RF|
|Alex Rios - CF||Brendan Harris - 3B|
|Jayson Nix - 2B||Mike Redmond - C|
|Ramon Castro - C||Nick Punto - 2B|