Gameday Stats and Facts: September 29
Posted: September 29, 2010 11:15 a.m. CT
The Twins lost a game in the race for home field last night as both
Wild Card vs.
* TB and NYY clinched playoff spots last night
The Twins have likely played themselves out of the race for home field advantage. As we look ahead to facing a wild card team, both CC Sabathia and David Price pitched well in their final starts last night and could have seven days off before a potential Wednesday start.
Game One Foes
Price, Sabathia tune up last night
|Last night||8 IP, 6 H, 0 R||8.1 IP, 3 H, 1 R|
|Season||19-6, 2.63||21-7, 3.18|
|vs. Twins||1-1, 1.69||13-8, 3.05|
The Twins allowed 10 runs again last night. They have allowed 10 or more runs four times in the last five games. This is the first time this has happened to the Twins since April of 1994.
Twins pitching in five game skid
|Sept. 24-28, 2010||April 1994|
|Games of 10+ runs allowed||4||4|
|Total runs allowed||46||60|
|Previous ERA rank||7th||28th|
Scott Baker hasn’t lost since July 19, going 5-0. The Twins have won 8 of his last 9 starts.
Big Starts for Baker
|Since July 24||Previous 12 starts|
Baker will be trying to help the Twins avoid a three-game sweep in KC for the first time since 1994 – they had won nine consecutive series at KC.
Nine but No More
Twins dominance in KC comes to an end
|Last nine series||This week|