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Game 21: Indians @ Twins

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First Pitch: 12:10pm CDT
TV: FSN
Radio: Twins Radio Network
Know Thine Enemy: Let's Go Tribe!


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


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