First Pitch: 6:10pm CDT
Radio: Twins Radio Network
Know Thine Enemy: Gaslamp Ball
|2011 - Scott Baker||4-4||13||13||1||0||0||0||83.2||79||34||33||12||23||78||3.55||1.22|
As far as I'm concerned, if the Twins have just one player who is worthy of selection to the All-Star game, it's Baker. It's very feasible that Minnesota has just the one required representative. Does anyone else deserve it more than him? Not as far as I'm concerned.
|2011 - Tim Stauffer||2-4||14||14||0||0||0||0||85.0||87||33||31||5||23||68||3.28||1.29|
Stauffer just turned 29, and the right-hander has spent parts of six seasons with the Padres. He's been largely effective this season, as his peripherals show. He has a propensity for inducing ground balls (a lot of them), he has a good fastball in the lower 90s, a decent slider, a hittable curve, and a changeup he'll offer more to left-handed pitchers but is a solid contribution nevertheless.
He's an unknown quantity to the Twins, and is having a good season. Our offense could be in for a battle.