First Pitch: 3:10pm CDT
Radio: Twins Radio Network
Know Thine Enemy: South Side Sox
Was this one always an afternoon game? Or was it recently changed? It doesn't really matter I suppose - either way, Chicago is hearing footsteps.
|2011 - Mark Buehrle||6-5||17||17||0||0||0||0||113.0||121||46||46||12||26||57||3.66||1.30|
Buehrle is having a good year in spite of giving up too many hits and not recording many strikeouts. And nobody is surprised. He continues to do what he always does: hit his spots and use all of his pitches. He'll go with the changeup a bit more regularly against righties and the slider against lefties, but using counts to predict what he might throw won't give hitters a high rate of success.
|2011 - Brian Duensing||6-7||18||16||1||1||0||0||95.1||104||51||45||7||35||68||4.25||1.46|
I thought Blackburn was tough last night, bouncing back after that five-run first to gut out four more innings. He still had base runners and he threw a lot of pitches, but it was a gutsy performance. Hopefully Duensing can go a bit longer today to help those good bullpen arms (it's all relative) by giving them a day off.
Over the last two seasons, Duensing's fastball and curve have been hittable. His slider? Not so much. But he doesn't use it as often against right-handed hitters, which is the side he really struggles against.