First Pitch: 12:10pm CDT
Radio: Twins Radio Network
Know Thine Enemy: Let's Go Tribe!
|2011 - Carlos Carrasco||1-1||4||4||0||0||0||0||26.0||26||14||14||1||8||17||4.85||1.31|
I always think of former Twin Hector Carrasco every time we face Carlos. In his career he's 0-1 with a 2.08 ERA against Minnesota. Carlos is. Not Hector, who was 14-11 with an ERA of 4.53 AS a Twin.
Anyway, not having too much first-hand experience watching Carrasco there seems to be some confusion in terms of what Pitchfx thinks he throws. Inside Edge charts fastballs, curveballs and changeups, but FanGraphs throws a slider into the equation. At any rate he really likes his breaking balls, especially against right-handed batters who will see them about 30% of the time. Against left handers Carrasco will throw a few more fastballs and more changeups as well. He typically works down in the zone as well, even though his ground ball rates this season don't reflect his career tendencies.
|2011 - Francisco Liriano||1-3||4||4||0||0||0||0||20.2||21||17||17||4||14||14||7.40||1.69|
Liriano had his best outing this past week, but he's still the owner of a 1-to-1 walk to strikeout ratio. A great outing at home would mean a lot not just for him, but for a fanbase that really wants to believe that he can be their ace.