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Twins leave 13-game winner Kevin Slowey off playoff roster

Oct 6, 2010, 3:15 PM EDT

Jon Rauch was a question mark for the ALDS because of a late-season knee injury, but he’s healthy enough to be included on the playoff roster and that left the Twins to decide between Kevin Slowey or Scott Baker for the final spot on the pitching staff.
Baker, who was the Opening Day starter and went 12-9 with a 4.49 ERA in 170.2 innings, got the nod over Slowey, who went 13-6 with a 4.45 ERA in 155.2 innings. Neither pitcher would have filled a prominent role–Baker will likely be a long reliever or emergency option for extra innings–because the Twins picked Nick Blackburn as their fourth starter.

  1. scatterbrian - Oct 6, 2010 at 3:30 PM

    I don’t get it. Slowey has more wins than Baker or Blackburn or Duensing. No wonder Gardy can’t beat the Yankees…

  2. NicoSamuelson2 - Oct 6, 2010 at 5:12 PM

    I would rather see Slowey or Baker in game 4. I have very little confidence in Blackburn (not that I have a *ton* of confidence in either Baker or Slowey, but still).

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