Tuesday, July 11, 2006

It took an injury; but Liriano is in!

Ok, so he should have been in on the original picks for the All-Star game, or after the voting for the 32nd man when he got beat out by AJ Pierzynski, but as Twinkie Town says... better late than never!

As I wrote about on Saturday, Liriano currently leads the American League in simple pitching stats such as: Earned Run Average, Strikeouts per 9 Innings, and WHIP. So why was he left off? Only God knows, and maybe Ozzie. But that's not important right now.

The important thing is that because of Jose Contreras bowing out of the game, Francisco Liriano is officially an All-Star. It'll definitely be fun to see the young guy pitch in the big stage again, even if it means we'll have to wait a couple of days after the break to watch him start.

As you probably know, Liriano will be the third member of the Twins to make the All-Star team, joining Joe Mauer and Johan Santana. That's pretty good company.