Twins Pitching Perspectives (3/3-3/9)

Twins Pitching Perspectives (3/3-3/9)

 

The Twins finished their week with a 5-2 record counting both their WBC exhibition games.

 

Scott Baker pitched on Tuesday against Puerto Rico and Saturday against Pittsburgh.  He threw 7.0 innings allowing 9 hits, 1 run, 1 walk, 1 home run and struck out 6.  It was an excellent week of work from the default ace of the rotation.

 

Francisco Liriano pitched on Wednesday against Pittsburgh and Sunday against Baltimore.  Both starts for Liriano were excellent totaling 7.0 innings allowing only 2 hits, no runs, no walks, and struck out 7.

 

Kevin Slowey pitched on Thursday against the Netherlands and Monday against Tampa Bay.  For the week he tallied 6.1 innings allowing 4 hits, 2 runs, no walks, and 6 strike outs.  His 3.0 innings against the Dutch were perfect with 2 strikeouts.  He got touched up against the Rays, but did strike out 4 without allowing a walk.

 

Nick Blackburn rested his knee this week and did not pitch.  Threw a bullpen session on Thursday and reported no pain in his knee.

 

Glen Perkins pitched on Friday against Cincinnati.  He threw 4.0 innings allowing only 1 hit, no runs, walked 2 and struck out 2.

 

The Twins followed up an excellent 1st week in which they posted a 3.46 ERA and a 1.23 WHIP with an even more impressive 2nd week.  The most encouraging sign from their latest work is they struck out almost a batter per inning after only striking out 4 in 13 innings last week.  All 4 starters had at least one superb outing.

Minnesota

IP

H

R

ER

BB

SO

HR

ERA

WHIP

3/3-3/9 Starters

24.1

16

3

3

3

21

1

1.11

0.78

 

Below is the performance of the rest of the pitchers in camp:

Minnesota

IP

H

R

ER

BB

SO

HR

ERA

WHIP

Craig Breslow (L)

3.0

0

0

0

0

5

0

0.00

0.00

Rob Delaney (R)

2.0

4

2

2

0

0

0

9.00

2.00

R.A. Dickey (R)

3.0

2

2

2

0

2

1

9.00

9.00

Brian Duensing (L)

4.0

4

1

1

1

1

1

2.25

1.25

Armando Gabino (R)

2.0

0

0

0

1

0

0

0.00

0.50

Mike Gosling (L)

1.2

0

0

0

0

1

0

0.00

0.00

Matt Guerrier (R)

2.2

4

2

2

2

2

0

6.74

2.25

Sean Henn (L)

2.0

3

1

1

0

2

0

4.50

1.50

Philip Humber (R)

2.0

0

0

0

0

2

0

0.00

0.00

Jason Jones (R)

4.0

4

0

0

2

2

0

0.00

1.50

Ben Julianel (L)

1.1

3

4

3

2

0

0

20.30

3.85

Bobby Keppel (R)

3.0

1

1

1

2

1

0

3.00

1.00

Jose Mijares (L)

2.0

2

1

1

3

0

0

4.50

2.50

Kevin Mulvey (R)

2.0

2

0

0

0

1

0

0.00

1.00

Joe Nathan (R)

1.0

0

0

0

0

2

0

0.00

0.00

Anthony Swarzak (R)

2.0

3

2

2

1

1

0

9.00

2.00

The Bad:  Ben Julianel

The Good:  Craig Breslow and Jason Jones

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