Sunday, June 19, 2011

Line of the Day: June 18th, 2011

Scott Baker of the Minnesota Twins pitched eight scoreless innings while striking out 10 in 1-0 victory over the San Diego Padres. It was the third time in his career he'd struck out 10 or more batters in a game.

Line: 8 IP, 4 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 10 K; W, QS

My fantasy perspective: Baker has won his last three starts in dominant style. Over those 24 innings, he has a 22:1 strikeouts to walks ratio. He's thrown 70% strikes and holding hitters to a .205 batting average.

His 5-4 record may not seem all that impressive, but what he's done lately has vaulted him to become the highest ranked fantasy starting pitcher on the Twins. Not many would have predicted those results of a staff with Francisco Liriano and Carl Pavano on it.

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