A day after the Twins dropped Game 1 of their two-game set with Chicago by a score of 5-2, Carl Pavano will climb the mound with a 3-2 record and 2.86 ERA in 5 career starts against the White Sox. Meanwhile, John Danks is 4-5 with a 5.13 ERA in 14 games against Minnesota.
Joe Mauer, who went 3-for-4 with a double and a run scored in his reemergence at catcher yesterday, and Justin Morneau each have a .345 lifetime average (10-for-29) against Danks. While the Canadian Crusher has hit three bombs off the right-hander, Michael Cuddyer has nailed five with a .515 career average (17-for-33) and 11 RBI. Watch out for those guys, along with Jason Kubel, who's driven in nine runs on 7 hits with 3 doubles and a longball of his own off Danks.
Here are some delightful baseball-related links for your reading pleasure...
Ken Griffey Gets Through Speech To Kids Without Falling Asleep.
The Mets Don't Mind Seeing a lot of Trash on their Field.
[Big League Stew]
Dallas Braden's Perfecto: a Musical Retrospective.
Attractive Women in Sparkly Dodgers Uniforms.
[7th Inning Stache]
Last, but certainly not least, meet Pierre the Belligerent Buccaneer.
Enjoy the game this afternoon!