How they fared

Here’s a look at how five of the top pitchers in Twins history fared in their first two major league starts:

Pitcher Debut First two starts Career record

Johan Santana 2000 0-1, 8.31 ERA 93-44, 3.22 ERA

Frank Viola 1982 0-0, 6.23 ERA 176-150, 3.73 ERA

Bert Blyleven 1970 1-1, 1.93 ERA 287-250, 3.31 ERA

Jim Kaat* 1959 0-2, 15.75 ERA 283-237, 3.45 ERA

Brad Radke 1995 1-1, 4.09 ERA 148-139, 4.22 ERA

*Made debut with Washington Senators before franchise moved here in 1961.