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The Twins pitchers who made the first four starts of 2012 for the Twins are cursed

Posted by: Michael Rand under Professional baseball, Twins fans Updated: February 6, 2013 - 3:26 PM

 

In case you forgot, these are the four pitchers who made the first four starts in April of 2012 for the Twins. Yes, that's less than a year ago. Are they cursed? You decide.

 

Carl Pavano: Had injury-plagued season, went into this offseason as a free agent, ruptured his spleen shoveling snow a couple weeks ago.

Francisco Liriano: Struggled mightily before being traded to the White Sox. Was a free agent in the offseason. Reportedly suffered a bathroom fall this offseason, leading to a break in his non-throwing arm and delaying a contract with the Pirates that is still not done.

Anthony Swarzak: Modest success as spot-starter/longman in 2012. Suffered two fractured ribs in horseplay-related incident at TwinsFest, as reported Wednesday, despite Troy McClure's repeated speaking out against horseplay.

Nick Blackburn: Went 4-9 with a 7.39 ERA last year; has had two surgeries this offseason, including a recent one on his forearm.

We're not saying, we're just saying. If you made a start for the Twins in 2012, watch out. Jason Marquis was the fifth pitcher to make a start. Has anyone checked in on him lately? Things worked pretty well after the Twins dumped him, but you never know.

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Pittsburgh - LP: F. Liriano 0 FINAL
Cincinnati - WP: J. Cueto 4
Tampa Bay - LP: J. Odorizzi 0 FINAL
Baltimore - WP: M. Gonzalez 3
Chicago Cubs - LP: J. Hammel 0 FINAL
NY Yankees - WP: M. Tanaka 3
St. Louis - LP: J. Kelly 1 FINAL
Milwaukee - WP: W. Peralta 5
NY Mets - WP: D. Gee 5 FINAL
Arizona - LP: B. McCarthy 2
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Philadelphia - C. Lee
Chicago Cubs - T. Wood 6:05 PM
NY Yankees - M. Pineda
Cleveland - Z. McAllister 6:08 PM
Detroit - A. Sanchez
Washington - T. Roark 6:10 PM
Miami - J. Fernandez
Seattle - F. Hernandez 7:05 PM
Texas - Y. Darvish
Boston - C. Buchholz 7:10 PM
Chicago WSox - J. Danks
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Houston - D. Keuchel
Toronto 0 Postponed
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LA Angels - T. Skaggs
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