For the first time in a baseball generation, the Twins have a chance to not just win more than one game in a series in New York, but to straight up win the series. Should Minnesota win this afternoon and take three of four from New York, I'm celebrating. Don't tell me it's April, because I won't care.
#65 / Pitcher / New York Yankees
Jun 24, 1986
|2012 - Phil Hughes||0-2||2||2||0||0||0||0||8.0||13||8||8||3||4||11||9.00||2.13|
As far as the Yankees are concerned, it could be Hughes' job on the line with Andy Pettitte working his way into shape in New York's triple-A affiliate. To this point he's been a little but unlucky (19.2 LD%, .351 BABIP), but his balls in play issues don't stop there. More than 60% of them have been fly balls, and nearly 20% of those fly balls have been home runs. Holy. Hell.
He's due for some pretty hard regression to the mean. Hopefully he continues to be tattoo-able. If he's not, the Twins could be the ones that help him keep his spot in the rotation.
#51 / Pitcher / Minnesota Twins
Sep 10, 1985
|2012 - Anthony Swarzak||0-2||2||2||0||0||0||0||12.0||13||5||5||2||2||4||3.75||1.25|
You could make an argument that Swarzak has been Minnesota's best starter so far this season. He can make it a definitive thing with another good performance tonight.