Game 115: The Arrival

M'AIDEZ!! (to oblige DW)

Well, he's here. I'm trying to keep my expectations reasonably low, but this is more about what it all represents.

The Twins post-2011 have sucked. Tonight represents the possibility that they might not suck forever. Even if May only ends up being the third or fourth best starter on the staff of the future, maybe we'll have the type of team that has a fairly decent starter in the third or fourth spot. We can hope, right?

In the mean time, he's only got to make a start against the best team in baseball. No pressure!

38 thoughts on “Game 115: The Arrival”

    1. No kidding.
      Even by traditional stats (coming into todays games)
      King Felix: 12-3 1.97 (!!!!)
      Kluber: 12-6 2.55 (!)

      not to dismiss Kluber who has have a very good season, but Hernandez is amazing just about every year.

  1. Did you know that Caleb Thielbar has a career ERA+ of 169?
    Dennys Reyes and Joe Nathan had 204

    1. Nothing against Correia, and I hope he does well for the Dodgers, but this was a move that needed to be made.

  2. Wins and losses are dumb and stuff, that said Correia went 14-26 as a Twin. Thats hard to do even on a terrible team.

    1. He's tied for the team lead in quality starts. The team is averaging 4.2 runs this year, but only 3.7 when he started, which is still better than the 3.2 they gave him last year.

    2. Correia had a 1.6 rWAR last season and a -0.0 rWAR this season. FanGraphs rates them 1.4 fWAR and 0.9 fWAR respectively. The Dodgers are paying the final $1.5 million, so that's 1.6 rWAR and 2.3 fWAR for $8.5 million. That's $5.3 million / rWAR and $3.7 million / fWAR. He did everything the Twins expected, plus some.

    3. Btw, Im not trying to rag on Correia. He is what he is: a serviceable pitcher.
      He should do fine in the NL with an offense that can score some runs.

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