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Game 49: Rangers @ Twins

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First Pitch: 3:10 PM CDT
TV: FSN North
Radio: Twins Radio Network
Know Thine Enemy: Lone Star Ball



W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2010 - Carl Pavano 4-5 9 9 1 0 0 0 58.1 60 28 27 7 8 41 4.17 1.17

Pavano has thrown good games on a number of occasions this season, and unfortunately his win-loss record hasn't reflected that. Today he goes up against the always dangerous Texas offense, although Kevin Slowey didn't have too many problems with them yesterday.


W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2010 - C.J. Wilson 3-2 9 9 2 0 0 0 58.2 49 22 20 3 22 44 3.07 1.21

A starter for the first time since his rookie season in 2005, Wilson actually hasn't been too bad...and has been one of the reasons the Rangers have been so good this year. It's difficult to say whether this is because of his new role, but he's been throwing his fastball far less often this season. The starter's role has definitely taken its toll on his average velocity, however, as that fastball is down over three miles per hour since last season.

In addition to a low-90s fastball, Wilson also throws a pretty good cutter (by far his most-improved pitch), a couple of breaking balls and a changeup. While his strikeouts are down, the cutter has helped him keep his batting average on balls in play down.


Lineup

Texas Rangers @ Minnesota Twins

05/29/10 4:10 PM EDT

Texas Rangers Minnesota Twins
Elvis Andrus - SS Denard Span - CF
Michael Young - 3B Orlando Hudson - 2B
Ian Kinsler - 2B Joe Mauer - C
Vladimir Guerrero - DH Justin Morneau - DH
Josh Hamilton - LF Michael Cuddyer - 1B
David Murphy - RF Jason Kubel - RF
Justin Smoak - 1B Delmon Young - LF
Max Ramirez - C J.J. Hardy - SS
Julio Borbon - CF Brendan Harris - 3B