Griffen makes his fourth career start tonight. He’s pitched 18 innings and has a 2.00 ERA, but no win thanks to the A’s offense.
The Twins have company at the bottom of the AL: the Mariners. They’re tied at 36 wins but the Mariners are ahead in losses: 51-49. Along with the Royals, they are the only teams with fewer than 40 wins. With some good play against the A’s and O’s, the Twins could move into 23rd place! They’re already ahead of four NL teams: Astros, Cubs, Rockies, and Padres with the Phillies narrowly ahead of the Twins.