First Pitch: 7:10 PM. Vegas odds: -145 MIN / +135 SD
Weather: Humid & Nasty, Start Temp 85°
Opponent's SB site: Gaslamp Ball
As you undoubtedly read yesterday, the Padres are starting fabulously-named pitcher Dinelson Lamet. Here are his numbers; I'll add that his fastball runs around 95, his changeup 90, and slider 86 or so. Who does this remind you of?
That looks a lot to me like the righthanded version of Frankie Liriano. The strikeout and walk numbers are both crazy high; Liriano also threw the same pitch mix. Lamet's splits would seem to be in Minnesota's favor, although that's why they play the games. As for Santana's stats, we'll just have to accept that this is the year he breaks FIP in the happy way, just like Nolasco always broke it in the unhappy way.
|SAN DIEGO PADRES||MINNESOTA TWINS|
|Manuel Margot - CF||Brian Dozier - 2B|
|Carlos Asuaje - 2B||Sexx Dragon - 1B|
|Yangervis Solarte - 3B||Jorge Polanco - SS|
|Wil "Arnett Mike" Myers - 1B||Eddie Rosario - LF|
|Hector Sanchez - DH||Byron Buxom Buxton - CF|
|Cory Spangenberg - LF||Max Herr Von Kepler - RF|
|Erick "Guy Walks Into" Aybar - SS||Eduardo Escobar - 3B|
|Jabari Blash - RF||Jason Castro - C|
|Austin "Not Chris" Hedges - C||Robbie Grossman - DH|
|Dinelson Lamet - RHP||Ervin Santana - RHP|