Six different Twins pitchers have made at least 16 starts this season. Entering play Tuesday, five of them had ERAs between 3.96 and 4.10. The outlier was Phil Hughes, who wasn’t far off at 4.43.
I’ve been saying all season that Game X is “important” or one the Twins “can’t afford to lose.” Well, now I really mean it. Every game from here on out -- including Wednesday's doubleheader - is basically a must-win. Twins at Indians, 3 p.m., FSN.
“Enough of the Rubio bashing. He played all 82 games in 2013-14 and he was injured last year. He’s had surgery on the ankle injury that never did heal on its own — he clearly wasn’t healthy enough to play.”
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“Over the last 4 seasons, Derrick Rose has played in 100 of a possible 312 games. He played in 81 of 82 games in his MVP season of 2010-11.”