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Game 70: Padres @ Twins

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First Pitch: 1:10pm CDT
TV: FSN
Radio: Twins Radio Network
Know Thine Enemy: Gaslamp Ball


W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2011 - Francisco Liriano 4-6 11 11 1 1 0 0 61.2 44 33 32 6 35 50 4.67 1.28

Liriano heads into this afternoon's contest looking to lead the Twins to a series sweep and their fifth consecutive series win. If he's anything like the pitcher he's been since coming back from the disabled list, there's a very good chance of that happening--especially against one of the worst offenses in baseball.

Over his last four starts, the most impressive thing about Liriano has been his ability to retain command of his pitches, and keep his confidence, even when he runs into trouble. That's when he shows us the Ace that he's capable of being.


W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2011 - Dustin Moseley 2-6 13 13 0 0 0 0 77.0 78 32 27 6 21 37 3.16 1.29

Moseley has had a good season in many ways. His ERA is a representation of a very good groundball rate, he's kept the ball in the yard and he's done a good job of stranding base runners so far, too.

His breaking balls are his bread and butter, since the fastball (88-89) and changeup (83-84) aren't terribly effective. Against both sides Moseley will offer regular fastballs and curves, while his slider is utilized more against right-handed hitters and the changeup more against lefties.