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Game 114: White Sox at Twins

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First Pitch: 1:10pm CD
TV: FSN
Radio: Twins Radio Network
Know Thine Enemy: South Side Sox


W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2011 - Brian Duensing 8-9 23 21 1 1 0 0 126.0 140 69 63 13 40 88 4.50 1.43

For a number five starter, Duensing has had a good season. His numbers have regressed to be closer to his true talent level, but he's still recorded six quality starts in his last ten. And the fact is, with the exception of a terrible May he's actually been a very, very good pitcher this year.

Hopefully he can continue to surprise his doubters with another strong performance today. One win against the damn Sox would be nice.


W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2011 - Jake Peavy 4-5 13 12 1 1 0 0 73.2 80 42 42 4 16 57 5.13 1.30

Peavy is still up-and-down, but back on July 10 the Twins handled him to the tune of five runs off ten hits in just 4.2 innings. His FIP and xFIP insist he's been a much better pitcher than that traditional ERA suggests, but he has issues stranding base runners (he's stopped just 60% of his base runners from scoring) and considering his line drive rate (22%), his BABIP (.323) is actually a bit lower than where you'd project it to be.

But Peavy's command has been impeccable, and as you can see he's allowed just four homers this year. If the Twins insist on continuing to shoot themselves in the foot, Peavy will be happy to help them out and will eat this offense alive.

White Sox

Pierre, LF
Ramirez, SS
Konerko, DH
Quentin, RF
Rios, CF
Lillibridge, 1B
Beckham, 2B
Flowers, C
Morel, 3B

Twins

Span, CF
Revere, LF
Mauer, C
Cuddyer, 1B
Kubel, RF
Thome, DH
Plouffe, 2B
Tolbert, 3B
Nishioka, SS