King Felix Indeed
Well, there is a reason why I take this guy every year in my fantasy baseball league. When Felix Hernandez is on, his ball has such incredible movement that it is almost impossible to hit solidly (if at all). That was the case tonight.
The other two reasons the Twins lost:
The Mariners exposed a Carl Pavano weakness and turned the basepaths into a track meet. This is becoming a serious problem when Carlos pitches against teams with speedsters.
Then, Jose Lopez really got ahold of one and you could just feel the air come out of our sails, what with King Felix holding court.
Preview (31-23, 1st, 2.5 GA DET): Scott Baker (5-4, 4.48) vs. Dallas Braden (4-5, 3.60). In the span of three days, the Twins will have stared down last year’s postseason hero (Cliff Lee), one of the top hurlers in the AL (Felix), and a guy (in Braden) who has pitched a perfect game this season. Ouch.