Know Thine Enemy: Let's Go Tribe
It's game one of a three-game series with Cleveland at Target Field. Could be a chance of a late-afternoon thunderstorm; here's hoping it holds off.
|2010 - Scott Baker||7-8||18||18||0||0||0||0||109.0||124||59||59||17||19||95||4.87||1.31|
Baker was pushed back to the end of the Twins rotation to give time for a cortisone shot in his elbow to work its magic. The righty says that it's "day and night," that's how much better he feels; he also thinks that he's starting to get everything mechanically right. One does wish that he would do these things before July 1, some year, but that's not important right now.
|2010 - Aaron Laffey||1-3||24||4||0||0||0||0||45.2||52||27||26||1||24||25||5.12||1.66|
The Tribe thought that Laffey might be a long reliever this year, then decided to bring him back into the starting rotation. He made four starts before the All-Star break, going 1-2 and getting out of the fifth inning just twice in four tries. He posted a decent 4.50 ERA in those starts, but frankly, he's just your typical crafty left-hander. He'll be trying to bamboozle the Twins, who have two runs on six hits over 3.2 innings against Laffey this year (three appearances, all in relief.)