|2010 - Gavin Floyd||8-8||23||23||1||0||0||0||144.1||138||62||56||8||42||117||3.49||1.25|
Long known for his big, sweeping, fantastic curveball, there are times where Twins hitters shouldn't be looking for it: on the first pitch of a plate appearance (just 5% curveballs), and when Floyd is behind in the count (just 2%). I alluded to this in a Twitter update earlier. If Minnesota sits on first pitch fastball and looks for something to drive, they'll have a chance to kick Floyd out early. When he gets two strikes, and when he gets ahead, that's when Floyd really feels comfortable going to his bread-and-butter pitch.
Against right-handed hitters he rarely throws a changeup (3%), but he will go to the slider far more often. He shoots for the outside black here. Against left-handed hitters he becomes more of a four-pitch pitcher, and while he still likes to work away he can drop that breaking ball low and inside.
|2010 - Francisco Liriano||10-7||22||22||0||0||0||0||140.2||131||52||52||2||44||156||3.33||1.24|
Minnesota Twins @ Chicago White Sox
08/12/10 8:10 PM EDT
|Minnesota Twins||Chicago White Sox|
|Denard Span - CF||Juan Pierre - LF|
|Orlando Hudson - 2B||Alexei Ramirez - SS|
|Joe Mauer - C||Alex Rios - CF|
|Jason Kubel - RF||Paul Konerko - 1B|
|Michael Cuddyer - 1B||Carlos Quentin - RF|
|Jim Thome - DH||A.J. Pierzynski - C|
|Delmon Young - LF||Dayan Viciedo - DH|
|Danny Valencia - 3B||Omar Vizquel - 3B|
|Alexi Casilla - SS||Gordon Beckham - 2B|