"Let us go forth a while, and get better air in our lungs. Let us leave our closed rooms...
The game of ball is glorious."

--Walt Whitman

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Here's a Wacky Idea

Let's play interleague all the time!

Twins vs. AL: 31-33 (.484)
Twins vs. NL: 14-4 (.778)

Zounds. More interleague excitement:

Twins pitching vs. AL: 4.73 ERA, 1.47 WHIP, 2.57 BB/9, 5.52 K/9, 2.15 K/BB
Twins pitching vs. NL: 2.44 ERA, 1.08 WHIP, 1.89 BB/9, 6.61 K/9, 3.50 K/BB

Twins hitting vs. AL: .270 BA, .324 OBP, .389 SLG, .713 OPS, 4.63 R/Gm, 0.64 HR/Gm
Twins hitting vs. NL: .281 BA, .340 OBP, .433 SLG, .772 OPS, 5.44 R/Gm, 0.83 HR/Gm

So...did the Twins just happen to get hot as interleague play was starting, or will they return to the wildly inconsistent stylings of April and May as we resume AL-only play?

Time will tell. First up, the Tiggers.

Perkins v Gallaraga on Monday; that should be interesting. Gallaraga's got good overall numbers on the season, but hasn't fared well against the Twins and got knocked around in his last start. Perkins has been inconsistent, but did well against the Tigers the last time he faced him and is coming off of a game he won mostly out of sheer pigheaded stubbornness.

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