Having to Hold Back Taught You a Lot About Control: GameThread for Toronto Blue Jays at Minnesota Twins, 13 May 2011, 8:10 PM EDT

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Well, after surviving a harrowing day off, the Jays are back in action and look to hold the momentum from their sweep of the Red Sox tonight in Minnesota to take on the Twins, who may play the game "right," but are still 12-23 thus far on the season.  Hopefully the Jays can keep rolling this series, which opens with a matchup between Ricky Romero and Carl Pavano.

It will be interesting to see how Ricky rebounds from his last start -- hopefully any physical ailments carrying over from his evasion of that Mark Teixeira linedrive have been sorted and he looks as good as he did before his last start.  Romero said that it was just a bad day, so look for him to rebound well tonight.  Pavano's had some terrible luck with runners on base this year (LOB-rate of 52%) and while that will surely normalize over the course of the season, hopefully his misfortune continues tonight.

It would also be cool to see Edwin Encarnacion end his homerun drought for 2011 in Target Field by reprising his last series in 2010, when he hit five in four games at the same park.

Thread title from "Terms of Psychic Warfare" by St. Paul's own Hüsker Dü.  I thought it fitting considering tonight's pitching matchup is between two change-up specialists.  Also the song rules.

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