Suzanne Solheim, known to her friends as Sooze, is a long-time baseball blogger who lives in St. Cloud. She blogs about the Twins for startribune.com and also writes about the game on her other blog, Babes Love Baseball. Follow her on Twitter @babeslovebball

Junior, Braden and Sparkly Dodgers Unis

Posted by: Suzanne Solheim Updated: May 12, 2010 - 12:23 PM

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.
[Walkoff Walk]

The Mets Don't Mind Seeing a lot of Trash on their Field.
[Big League Stew]

Dallas Braden's Perfecto: a Musical Retrospective.
[Deadspin]

Attractive Women in Sparkly Dodgers Uniforms.
[7th Inning Stache]

Last, but certainly not least, meet Pierre the Belligerent Buccaneer.

Enjoy the game this afternoon!

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