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Game 38: Blue Jays (19-20) @ Twins (12-25)

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First Pitch: 1:10pm CDT
TV: FSN
Radio: Twins Radio Network
Know Thine Enemy: Bluebird Banter

Let's salvage one.


W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2011 - Brian Duensing 2-2 7 6 0 0 0 0 38.0 40 16 14 3 14 25 3.32 1.42

Duensing got rained out the last time he had the hill, and ended up allowing a run in his two innings of work. Today he should have the opportunity to get a full day in, and to prove that he belongs in the rotation. There was some interesting chatter on Twitter and ESPN1500 the other day about shifting Brian to the bullpen in favor of Kevin Slowey.As far as I'm concerned, that's just another way to misalocate resources. So let's see Brian prove, yet again, why this is exactly where he belongs.


W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2011 - Brandon Morrow 1-2 4 4 0 0 0 0 21.0 17 11 11 1 10 29 4.71 1.29

Morrow has been all the Jays could have expected in terms of strikeouts. He's mowing hitters down at an alarming rate. His command has been a bit of an issue, and it's stopped him from being as effective as he could have been, particularly in his last start.Against righties he uses that good slider much more frequently, while against lefties he'll actually use his changeup as another complimentary pitch. Since last season the changeup has been pounded to the tune of a .419 BABIP, but that slider has been nigh-on unhittable. Or, at least, nigh-on-get-on-baseable-if-hit.

Blue Jays

Escobar, SS
Patterson, CF
Bautista, RF
Encarnacion, 1B
Hill, 2B
Rivera, DH
Davis, CF
McDonald, 3B
Molina, C

Twins

Span, CF
Plouffe, SS
Kubel, DH
Morneau, 1B
Young, LF
Cuddyer, RF
Valencia, 3B
Butera, C
Casilla, 2B