First Pitch: 7:10pm CDT
Radio: BBC Radio Three. (Just kidding. Same radio as always.)
Know Thine Enemy: South Side Sox
One more trip to the South Side for the Twins this year. Usually a late-August series in Chicago would be a taut, pennant-altering affair, but the White Sox are basically out of it and the Twins may end up with the worst record in the American League. At least Ozzie Guillen might be a bit calmer.
The Twins have three in Chicago, then get a day off for the first time in three weeks Thursday, before visiting Anaheim over the weekend. Tonight's pitchers:
|2011 - Mark Buehrle||10-6||25||25||0||0||0||0||169.1||174||69||60||16||35||88||3.19||1.23|
Buehrle has failed to finish the sixth inning in only one start since April 22. He's pretty much given the Sox the same thing every time he's started this year: seven or eight innings, two or three runs allowed. Not surprisingly, the Sox are 16-9 when he starts this year, a 104-win pace. In three starts against the Twins this year, he's allowed just one earned run in 22 innings (though he's also allowed six unearned runs).
|2011 - Kevin Slowey||0-2||8||2||0||0||0||0||25.0||35||19||19||5||3||14||6.84||1.52|
Slowey threw four good innings against Baltimore in his last start. Unfortunately, the game continued into the fifth inning, when Slowey dropped his arm a little bit and started trying to float belt-high marshmallows across the middle of the plate. The Orioles pounded him. He went back to the dugout and read Sartre out loud until Michael Cuddyer hit him with a bat. (At least that's what I assume happened. TV doesn't show these things.)