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4.17.2009

I'm Your Huckleberry

Toronto Blue Jays All-Star righty Roy Halladay has won his first three starts of the season, party due to some great pitching performances, but mostly because the Jays have scored 26 runs behind him during those three contests. That makes things just a bit easier on the guy.

Doc, along with his trusty cutter, curveball and sinker, tossed seven dominant innings Thursday against the Minnesota Twins, allowing just one run (on a fielder's choice) and eight hits without a walk in his team's 9-2 victory. The win -- highlighted by eight strikeouts -- improves Halladay's record to 8-0 against Minnesota, who recently snapped a nine-game losing streak against the Jays, just to lose two more in a row. Yes, Harry Leroy Halladay the III has the Twins' number. Toronto took three of the four-game series in commandeering fashion.

Opposing pitcher Francisco Liriano threw 104 pitches, so six innings was all he could handle after giving up two runs, seven hits and a walk. He struck out five, but the slumping Twins obviously needed more help than that to pull out a win. Their starters are 2-6 with a 5.40 ERA, but it doesn't help that their lineup has produced only 14 runs over their last six games.

Hardcore suckfest. As a Twins fan, I'm a tad concerned. So, of course, I spoke with my mother about it. Conjuring her vast knowledge of baseball odds, she settled me down by saying, "Honey, I bet they'll win again."

Really mom? You don't think they'll go 4-158 this season?

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4 Comments:

Megs said...

What a HORRIBLE start to the season!! 4-7? Yuck!

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