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Game 136: Rangers @ Twins

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First Pitch: 3:10 PM CDT
TV: FOX
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 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.


W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
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.


Lineup

Texas Rangers @ Minnesota Twins

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