Okay. This team stinks, but last week, I posted the game plan for victory – and they followed it to victory. The best part? Absolutely nothing has changed. Sure, Max Scherzer might strike out 30 more per nine innings than Carl Pavano (I think I actually saw Carl Pavano summon the ghosts of baseball players [...]
Well, hey. It looks like we’ve got ourselves a little winning streak here. Let’s do some in-depth analysis and see how the odds look for extending it.
PITCHERS Carl Pavano (2-3, 4.38 FIP, 4.28 xFIP, 0 k/9) Yovani Gallardo (2-4, 3.89 FIP, 3.96 xFIP, made up name)
Edge: Initially, it would seem that the Brewers [...]
First Pitch – 7:10 p.m. CDT Television – FSN (Twin Cities), STO (Cleveland) Game Notes Lineups Scorecard
After too many games against east and west coast teams, it’s time to flip this season over and give it a good shake so we can focus on losing within the division now. The Twins kick off [...]
Angels (Ervin Santana 0-6) vs Twins (Carl Pavano 2-2)
Trout, M, CF Callaspo, A, 3B Pujols, A, 1B Morales, K, DH Hunter, T, RF Kendrick, H, 2B Wells, V, LF Aybar, E, SS Wilson, B, C
Span, D, CF Dozier, B, SS Mauer, J, 1B Willingham, J, LF Doumit, [...]
The internet connection is extremely spotty at my house right now, so instead of giving you the well thought out, well researched behemoth of a game log intro that you all deserve, I’m going to spout off random things that I like and dislike about the team without backing any of it up with anything [...]
First Pitch – 6:05 p.m. CDT Television – FSN, ESPN Game Notes Lineups Scorecard
Oy. Considering the season start we’re having, heading to New York City for a four-game series against the Evil Empire just seems sadistic. What, the brain trust that is MLB scheduling couldn’t wait a few weeks to add insult to [...]
Carl Pavano v. Bruce Chen?
This season was Bruce Chen’d; won’t see the Twins tomorrow night. June was fun.
Sometimes with late season baseball you struggle for reasons to watch. That will not be the case tonight as there is a pitching matchup for the ages in Bruce Chen against Carl Pavano. It doesn’t get any better than this, you guys.
Twins 5, Whities 4 WP: Hot Carl LP: Danks SAVE (1): Joe Nathan
Twins Record 59-84 —->.5 games into the cellar. Booooooooooooooooooooooooooooo.
King of the Savers race update: Craig Kimbrel and Dancie McDouche are knotted atop the leader board with 42 saves apiece. As was noted during the game log the Twins are perfect [...]
Pavano v Danks
Revere 8 Plouffe 6 Mauer DH Valencia 5 Parmelee 3 Hughes 4 Benson 7 Repko 9 Butera 2
Pierre LF Ramirez SS Konerko 1B Pierzynski C Rios CF De Aza RF Viciedo DH Vizquel 2B Morel 3B
(“Man this team is bad” joke)
(half-hearted statistical analysis detailing just how bad things have gotten)
(oh, wait… we’re batting against Verlander today? We’re even more out of luck than usual.)
(Make 190-pitch complete game joke.)
(links to these two Gleeman tweets detailing how the Twins aren’t very good at anything)
(threaten to volunteer to [...]
Tonight, the Twins get to take on somebody their own size for a change. The O’s are a sad 47-77, on pace for 101 losses per coolstandings.com.
Pitching matchup: Zach Jeremy Britton for the O’s (scheduled; he’s coming off the 15-day DL, although it was for a strain in his non-pitching shoulder) Carl Pavanostache [...]
A pinch hit recap for Twayn…I wish I was on vacation and he were writing this.
I was really looking forward to having all of our opening day starters back together again. Then Cuddy tweaked something in his neck in early batting practice and Kubel had to sub in right. Good start out of Pavano. [...]
Twins record: 51-63 Fangraphs MLB Game Wrap
Hitter of the Week: Jason Kubel Pitcher of the Week: Carl Pavano
It’d be nice if Jim Thome would hurry up and hit number 600, so I can move on with my plan of watching games until we’re losing by two, because we’re back to the point where the starting pitching is bad, and a Twins lead sometimes seems like an insurmountable deficit. Things are tough to [...]
Tonight, the Twins play the first of four against the scarier of the two not-scary-to-any-other-divisions-out-there Central division leaders. Of course, the home field advantage is nullified by the pitching matchup:
Carl Pavano 6-6, 130 IP, 3.88 K/9, 1.73 BB/9, 4.08 ERA, 3.97 FIP, 4.12 xFIP, 1.6 WAR Justin Verlander 12.5, 157 IP, 8.77 K/9, 1.89 [...]
I had a post written up about how much Matt Capps sucks, but I wrote it while angry and somewhat inebriated. Today when I read it, I realized that it wasn’t even quarter-bakef. We can’t have substandard stuff like that, so instead, I’m going to half-bake it on the fly.
Carl Pavano (6-6, 97 ERA+)
Thirty games ago, I don’t think any of us would thought we could be 8 games out at the halfway point. Fifteen games ago, I doubt that any of us would’ve been happy with that result, but here we are.
Tonight, we’ve got Carl Pavano taking on Chris Narveson tonight. When these matches up last [...]
Are we having fun yet?
No matter what arbitrary end points you chose the Minnesota Twins have been playing pretty good baseball as of late. They have won 6 in a row– 9 of 10– 14 of 16– well, if you go back much further than June 1st it doesn’t [...]
Hmm…starting to think that yickit has moved on from baseball or something. (But seriously, yickit, if you have something ready go ahead and edit this).
Floyd vs. Pavano.