May 4, 2012 at 9:12 am
ST. CLOUD, MN (KNSI) - No 24-hour respite can clear the memories of suffering on the business end of a no-hitter, but the Minnesota Twins will be tasked with putting their Wednesday futility behind them with another three game road series starting tonight.
The long-term cure remains the same for the struggling Twins as they take on the Mariners at 9:10, get positive, extended outings from their starting pitchers. Tonight's candidate for the cure, Carl Pavano, owner of a 1-2 record and a 4.90 ERA. Jason Vargas will take the hill for the Mariners.
All the pitching in the world would have struggled with the lack of backing the Twins have generated with the bats over the past week. Shut out for the past 19 innings, Minnesota enters the series in Seattle with just 7 runs scored in their last 36 innings.
The Twins are currently ten games below .500 at 6-16, 7.5 games off the pace in the American League Central.