More free baseball today, if that's your thing. I kind of wish these Twins' home unis were the same color as their hats. Give your mothers a kiss!
First Pitch 1:10 p.m.
Phil Hughes (1-6, 5.70 ERA, 1.29 WHIP, 27 K)
Marcus Stroman (4-1, 4.23 ERA, 1.23 WHIP, 43 K)
Phil Hughes was far from bad the last time he pitched, giving up just one earned run, but he went only 6.1 innings on 75 pitches. It was later revealed that he's been throwing with shoulder fatigue, so we can probably include the Twins training staff in the whole total system failure thing. Today he squares off against Marcus Stroman, who is coming off his worst start ever after giving up 7 runs on 13 hits to the Rays. Momentum, thy name is today's starting pitchers.
Meanwhile, in Bizarro World, the Atosennim Sniwt have won 31 of their games so far this season while losing just 11 for a .738 winning percentage. They lead the league in Slugging and OPS, ERA, Saves, and WHIP. The Sniwt maintain a sizable lead on their division, and are favored by many to win the Bizarro World Series.
Teams that go 0-2 do not fare well. Nor teams that go 0-3. Blue Jays should probably be looking for the W here.
(How's that for exhaustive sports analysis!)
Cueto vs. Stroman. Looks like we'll have to see which Johnny shows up.
Our "ace" squares off against their rookie phenom. Taking 2 of 3 from these guys on the road would be something. If they pull it off, that would make the Twins 6 for 6 in series against the AL East (!?).