AL & NL Playoff Pitching Match Ups
There are three playoff games today and I'd like to give you the pitching matchups for all six teams that play. First up are the Reds and the Phillies...
Reds: RH Edinson Volquez (4-3, 4.31 ERA in 12 starts after returning from elbow ligament replacement surgery in July), RH Bronson Arroyo (17-10, 3.88), RH Johnny Cueto (12-7, 3.64).
Phillies: RH Roy Halladay (21-10, 2.44, 9 CGs), RH Roy Oswalt (7-1, 1.74 in 13 games with Phillies after trade from Houston; 13-13, 2.76 overall), LH Cole Hamels (12-11, 3.06).
OK, number two are the Rangers and the Rays
Rangers: LH Cliff Lee (12-9, 3.18 ERA, 7 CGs in 28 starts, 185 Ks, 18 walks, 212 1-3 innings; 4-6, 3.98 in 15 starts since acquired from Seattle on July 9), LH C.J. Wilson (15-8, 3.35, 3 CGs in 33 starts), RH Colby Lewis (12-13, 3.72 in career-high 201 innings), RH Tommy Hunter (13-4, 3.73).
Rays: LH David Price (19-6, 2.72 ERA), RH James Shields (13-15, 5.18), RH Matt Garza (15-10, 3.91), RH Wade Davis (12-10, 4.07).
And lastly, the late game today features NY at Minnesota...
Yankees: LH CC Sabathia (21-7, 3.18 ERA, 237 2-3 innings), LH Andy Pettitte (11-3, 3.28), RH Phil Hughes (18-8, 4.19).
Twins: LH Francisco Liriano (14-10, 3.62), RH Carl Pavano (17-11, 3.75), LH Brian Duensing (10-3, 2.62 in 53 games, including 13 starts), RH Nick Blackburn
I hope you enjoy today's action. I'll be paying the most attention to the primetime contest. GO TWINS! Thanks for popping in and as always, BE WELL. Oh! If you didn't see the ESPN special FOUR DAYS IN OCTOBER, which features the four games the pinstripers and the Red Sox played in 2004 after the Yanks went up three zip, look for a repeat of it. It was one amazing hour. I DVR-ed it and I plan to watch it again. Find it and watch it. See you soon. P.S. BFW, I left a link for you in the comment section. Copy and paste it if you please. "Nowhere Boy" trailers galore.