Judging the Royals

June 5, 2013 12:56 AM

Twins get to Luis Mendoza the third time through the order

Veteran ballplayers, sports psychologists and beer vendors who pay attention will tell you there are certain common danger points for starting pitchers: the first inning (they haven’t settled in yet), the fifth inning (pitchers need five complete innings for a win, and when they hit that point, it gets to some of them), after two outs (they relax and lose focus) and the third time through the order. On Tuesday, the Twins got to Luis Mendoza the third time through the order.

Judging the Royals

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