Kudos to ESPN for choosing to show all those Red Sox vs. Yankees games this weekend and NOT choosing a Twins/ChiSox game instead.
Why would anyone want to watch a nice Radke/Garland or Santana/Vasquez match-up (with AL Wild Card Implications) when they could watch yet another
Yankees/RedSox game instead.
Why watch one of the hottest teams in baseball take on the defending World Champs when you can watch more of Boston getting the crap kicked out of them by NY?
I guess maybe there is something to that ESPN "east coast" bias everyone always talks about...
In fairness though, thanks to the Yankees for kicking the crap out Boston this weekend. Time to bury them, so my Twinkies only have to worry about getting past Chicago for that Wild Card slot.
Anyway, some fun Johan stats.
- Santana (15-5) hasn't lost at the Metrodome in 20 starts, dating to Aug. 6, 2005. He is 13-0 with a 2.03 ERA during that stretch.
- The Twins won each of those 20 Santana games, becoming the first team in the modern era (since 1900) to win 20 straight home games that were started by a particular pitcher.