As the Minnesota Twins try and continue playing a little better they welcome the challenge of playing the Boston Red Sox. Pitching has been much improved of late for the Twins and tonight they will send Kevin Correia to the mound to face John Lackey of the Red Sox. It has the makings of a possible pitcher’s duel depending on how the guys on the bump perform.
Correia has made a habit of performing quite well all season. His record of 3 – 2 can be a little deceiving but his 2.83 ERA is straight up good. Only twice this season has Correia given up more than two runs and each of those ended in a loss. The first was three runs to the Kansas City Royals and the next was his last start where he gave up 4 to the red hot Cleveland Indians. Honestly only giving up four to those guys right now is pretty good.
What he has been doing might not have blown away 27 out of 27 batters each game but he certainly has given the Twins a chance to win. What he and the other Twins pitchers have needed was more run support from their guys on offense. Lately, the good news is that they have scored more runs. It’s impossible to know how they will perform but it would be nice for Correia if they can give him a little run support. If they do they might walk away with the series win they crave.