First Pitch: 6:07pm CDT
TV: Fox Sports North
Radio: Twins Radio Network
Know Thine Enemy: Bluebird Banter
- Jason Kubel is starting in right today, looks like Michael Cuddyer is getting the day off.
- Roy Halladay is good.
- Joe Mauer is back in the lineup.
- Joe Crede is available off the bench and should be starting again in a few days.
- I'd just like to remind everyone that this is the Blue Jays, a team with a worse record in a better division. What kind of record would the Twins have if they were in the AL East?
- We need a huge game from Carl Pavano
|2009 - Roy Halladay||14-8||27||27||6||2||0||0||199.0||194||74||66||19||28||174||2.98||1.12|
Ho-hum, another Cy Young-worthy season for Doc. He won't get to the 20-win benchmark, but it shouldn't matter. If that cut fastball of his and that curve are working, it could be a long day for the offense. Halladay throws strikes whether you swing or not, but the fact is that you will. And compared to a lot of other pitchers around the league, you're going to miss a lot more often. He'll even get you to swing if the ball isn't in the zone. Doc is a beast, and as a baseball fan I'll be glad to see him pitch tonight. As a Twins fan, right now? Not so much.
|2009 - Carl Pavano||2-3||6||6||0||0||0||0||37.0||39||18||17||2||9||30||4.14||1.30|
Pavano's mixed good and not-so-good performances with the Twins so far, but overall I've been pleased with his performance. I wouldn't be surpised to see the Twins offer him a one-year contract after the season to help anchor the staff next year. If he can turn in another six-inning, three-run performance today, mixing in a few strikeouts, he'll have given his team a shot. And against Doc, that's all you're really looking for. A shot.
09/09/09 7:07 PM EDT
|Minnesota Twins||Toronto Blue Jays|
|Denard Span - CF||Marco Scutaro - SS|
|Orlando Cabrera - SS||Jose Bautista - RF|
|Joe Mauer - DH||Adam Lind - DH|
|Justin Morneau - 1B||Lyle Overbay - 1B|
|Jason Kubel - RF||Vernon Wells - CF|
|Delmon Young - LF||Rod Barajas - C|
|Brian Buscher - 3B||Edwin Encarnacion - 3B|
|Jose Morales - C||Travis Snider - LF|
|Nick Punto - 2B||John McDonald - 2B|