Know Thine Enemy: Lone Star Ball
|2010 - Carl Pavano||15-10||27||27||6||2||0||0||189.0||185||76||74||17||32||107||3.52||1.15|
After winning eight consecutive decisions in June and July, Pavano's August wasn't nearly as impressive. In six August starts he was 2-4 with a 4.69 ERA, with opponents hitting .325/.364/.458...although most of that has to do with the 15-hit nightmare against the White Sox on August 19. He did pitch much better his last time out, throwing seven innings of two-run ball.
Two starts ago Pavano allowed four runs in a complete game loss to the Rangers. Tonight he has another chance to beat them, so hopefully tonight his offense can get him a little more support.
In Pavstache We Trust.
|2010 - Colby Lewis||9-11||26||26||1||0||0||0||167.0||146||70||67||17||53||163||3.61||1.19|
What a story this guy's turned out to be. Looks like the Twins knew what they were doing when they offered him a two-year deal last winter.
Lewis uses his breaking balls a great deal, in particular his slider. It's his strikeout pitch, and he'll use it at any time. The only real tendency pitch-wise is that all but disappears against right-handed hitters and in two-strike situations.
This should be a good game.
09/04/10 4:10 PM EDT
|Texas Rangers||Minnesota Twins|
|Elvis Andrus - SS||Denard Span - CF|
|Michael Young - 3B||Orlando Hudson - 2B|
|Josh Hamilton - CF||Michael Cuddyer - 1B|
|Vladimir Guerrero - DH||Jim Thome - DH|
|Nelson Cruz - LF||Delmon Young - LF|
|Ian Kinsler - 2B||J.J. Hardy - SS|
|Mitch Moreland - 1B||Jason Repko - RF|
|Jeff Francoeur - RF||Matt Tolbert - 3B|
|Bengie Molina - C||Drew Butera - C|