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Mariner’s-Twins: Blackburn’s Pitching Gem Blown by Bullpen

Published by on May 10, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB



Today the Twins went for a sweep, with poor Seattle on a 6-game losing streak. Minnesota has just had two games with bountiful power and good-to-great pitching. All they needed was one more dose of that to lift themselves back up to the .500 perch.

Nick Blackburn started for the Twins. In his last start, against the Tigers on Tuesday, Blackburn had an especially woeful game. None of his problems could be chalked up to luck. He simply wasn’t able to throw strikes, and his fastball was not his friend.

Today Blackburn was fully back in form. He grew bonus beard stubble, too—for a baseball player, he appears to be closing in on the se...

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