Tuesday, September 12, 2006

2 wins in 1 night.

The Vikes won and the Twins won. What a great night for sports in MN. Silva pitched another good game. That was good to see, or was it.

There is talk of him being the 3rd pitcher in the playoffs because Gardy said this about Silva "He's got a track record of getting people out.” Does he really?

No. He has a career ERA of 4.34 which is respectable. But that includes a lot of luck last year. That luck has turned on him this year to give him an ERA over 6.

His track record this year is that he can’t get people out. The OPS against him is .930. He makes everyone facing him look like Vlad Guerrero.

Do we want that going into the playoffs? No, unless the Twins face Oakland. I had a theory yesterday that Silva may actually pitch well against Oakland because they are such a patient team. Because he throws strikes he would get ahead of hitters.

I don’t know if that is true but it seemed to be yesterday.

I am still not on the Silva bandwagon but it is good that he is pitching well down the stretch.

The Twins are now 1.5 games out first and have a 1.5 game lead over Chicago in the wild card race. The have over an 80% chance of making the playoffs.


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