Biggest Contribution: Adrian Beltre, +7.5%
Biggest Suckfest: Yuniesky Betancourt, -14.0%
Most Important "Hit": Ichiro lineout DP, -15.3%
Most Important Pitch: White double, -10.0%
Total Contribution by Pitcher(s): -3.4%
Total Contribution by Hitters: -51.6%
I think we all expected to get shut down offensively tonight, and as such the loss shouldn't come as any surprise, so at least Felix looked good for most of his seven innings. Granted, the Twins have a lousy lineup and he got burned by his fastball again (see: Mauer home run, other hits), but Batista's RBI single was just a good piece of hitting on a sharp breaking ball, and outside of a few brief stretches Felix looked in total command. Certainly an encouraging outing. Something Devin noticed: on more than a few occasions Felix shook off Johjima before going to his fastball (usually on two-strike counts). Could be nothing, but it's worth pointing out.
Jamie Moyer and Boof Bonser tomorrow at 4:10pm. I'll say this - the Twins may play a boring brand of baseball, but between Liriano, Bonser, and Santana, at least they've got some fun pitching to watch in this series. You, on the other hand, shouldn't get to see any of tomorrow's game at all, as LL Night @Cheney is probably going to be way better, with a considerably lesser chance of feeling like a kick in the balls. So there's that to think about.
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