What more needs to be said? For weeks now I have been doing my very best to keep you readers apprised of the miracle workings of the entity known here at the Sportress only as Pavanostache. Well, the mystical being was at it again last night, going the distance for his fifth complete game and second shutout of the season by throwing a mere 102 pitches, 65 for strikes, in the Twins’ 5-0 victory. Going against an inept Orioles lineup, Pavanostache yielded a paltry 5 hits while striking out four and walking one while making it nine consecutive starts without a loss. With a 12-6 record and 3.26 ERA, the Twins are getting a fine return on their investment considering the team is paying Pavanostache a pittance of $7 million this season.
Pavanostache attempted to explain his impressive performance after the game (via the Pioneer Press):
“That’s what you work for. Did I know that I could do it? I felt like I could do it, but putting that movement into action is a totally different thing. It’s been awhile since I’ve seen the action that I’m seeing right now on my pitches, to tell you the truth, to be able to locate the ball in and out, down in the zone with angle and a little sharper than they’ve been in the past.”
Look out, it’s comin’ to get ya.
Twins’ Carl Pavano is completely in control in shutout of O’s [Star Tribune]
Carl Pavano pitches fifth complete game in Twins’ 5-0 victory [Pioneer Press]