First Pitch: 1:10pm CDT
Radio: Twins Radio Network
Know Thine Enemy: South Side Sox
It doesn't matter that the Twins are one of the worst teams in baseball and that the White Sox are contending for the AL Central title. Getting swept at home by the Pale Hose would still suck. After getting no-hit by Francisco Liriano through nearly seven innings yesterday, I think we've been kicked in the junk enough this series.
|2012 - Scott Diamond||11-7||23||23||1||1||0||0||148.1||162||64||57||14||26||79||3.46||1.27|
Diamond's last four outings haven't been pretty. His ERA has risen to 3.46 from 2.95, thanks to allowing 15 earned runs in that time while throwing just 20.1 innings. Between Triple-A and the Twins he's thrown 183 innings this season, which tops the 158.2 inning performance he threw down in 2010 between Double and Triple-A for the Braves. Today would be a good day to show there's still a little extra left in the tank.
|2012 - Jake Peavy||10-11||28||28||4||1||0||0||192.2||172||76||70||22||44||171||3.27||1.12|
Peavy could cross the 200-inning threshold for the first time since 2007. He's already recorded more strikeouts than he has since 2007. While he may not be that ace that he was from '04 to '07, this year Peavy has proven he can still be a staff #1. It has to be gratifying to him after fighting his way through so many injury-marred campaigns. Still: here's hoping the Twins have one more Peavy drubbing in them this year.