Saturday, May 11, 2019

A hot streak

Well, yeah. We'll see what happens today, with Michael Pineda and Kohl Stewart starting the two ends of the doubleheader. And for that matter, Martin Perez, slated for Sunday's start, went on paternity leave Friday, so the Twins might be reaching for somebody to work that one as well.

But if there's a team to be working your organizational pitching depth against, it's probably the Tigers. Miguel Cabrera -- he of one homer and a sub-.400 slugging percentage so far in 2019 -- recently explained his lack of power production on the weak hitters surrounding him.

Ron Gardenhire is trotting out a light-hitting lineup, dead last in the AL in runs scored so far. But Cabrera, who turned 36 last month, ain't what he once was either.

None of this is to be dismissive of Jake Odorizzi's outing Friday -- one hit in seven innings. He now has a 20-inning scoreless streak going, which would be impressive if it all came against the Tigers. He's done this against better lineups too.

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