Pitching Perspectives (3/24-3/30)

The Twins finished the week with a 4-2 record.

Scott Baker pitched on Friday against Tampa Bay and finally had a good start.  In 6.0 IP he allowed 5 H, 2 R, 1 BB, 1 HR and struck out 2.

Francisco Liriano pitched on Saturday against Boston.  He threw 3.0 innings while allowing 4 hits, 7 earned runs, 3 walks, 3 home runs and recorded 5 strikeouts.

Kevin Slowey pitched Tuesday against Florida and Sunday against St. Louis.  Both starts were very good.  Combined in 11.0 IP he allowed 10 H, 3 R, 0 BB, 2 HR and struck out 10.

Nick Blackburn pitched Thursday against Cincinnati.  In 4.0 innings he allowed 3 hits, 2 runs, no walks, 1 home run and struck out 1.

Glen Perkins pitched Monday against Tampa Bay and threw his 2nd shutout in a row.  In 6.0 IP he allowed 4 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 0 HR and recorded 4 SO.

Week 1: ERA of 3.46 with a WHIP of 1.23 in 13.0 innings
Week 2: ERA of 1.11 with a WHIP of 0.78 in 24.1 innings
Week 3: ERA of 4.43 with a WHIP of 1.33 in 20.1 innings
Week 4: ERA of 4.98 with a WHIP of 1.52 in 21.2 innings

Minnesota

IP

H

R

ER

BB

SO

HR

ERA

WHIP

3/24-3/30 Starters

30.0

26

14

14

5

22

7

4.20

1.03

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

Minnesota

IP

H

R

ER

BB

SO

HR

ERA

WHIP

Luis Ayala (R)

1.0

0

0

0

1

1

0

0.00

1.00

Craig Breslow (L)

1.0

1

0

0

1

1

0

0.00

2.00

Jesse Crain (R)

1.2

5

4

4

1

1

0

21.56

3.59

R.A. Dickey (R)

2.0

0

0

0

0

1

0

0.00

0.00

Brian Duensing (L)

4.0

5

2

2

0

1

1

4.50

1.25

Matt Guerrier (R)

2.0

1

0

0

0

2

0

0.00

0.50

Philip Humber (R)

3.0

1

1

1

2

3

0

3.00

1.00

Bobby Keppel (R)

0.1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0.00

0.00

Jose Mijares (L)

3.0

6

1

1

0

1

0

3.00

2.00

Joe Nathan (R)

2.0

1

0

0

1

3

0

0.00

1.00

The Bad: Jesse Crain
The Good: Pretty much everyone else

All in all it was a solid week for the rotation and an excellent week for the bullpen.

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