American League Central: Clash of the Underdogs II

Ravuth ThorngCorrespondent IApril 11, 2008

Hey guys, I'm sorry I haven't keep up with my team for a few days, I've been on a hiatus lately because, frankly, school comes before passion.

Well, I guess a few things have happened since I last posted an article. Ironically, one of my last articles featured the aces of the Twins and the Royals. Gil Meche and Livan Hernandez squared off in the first Battle of the Underdogs.

Tonight, the two faced off again, in a rematch of last week's contest. Well, the turn of events has really messed with my mind.

Going into today's game, the Kansas City Royals had given up the fewest runs of any team in the Majors, 15 fewer than the Twins. Yet, the Twins have handed KC three of its four losses.

It is still very early in the season, but it is a rare sight to see the Royals and the Orioles on top of their divisions.

As I mentioned in the previous article, with aces squaring off it will all come down to pitching. The results were similar to the first game and the Twins came out on top 5-0.

Livan Hernandez (3-0) held the Royals to seven hits over seven scoreless frames. Gil Meche was less hittable than Hernandez, but his control was erratic. He allowed five earned runs on five hits, while walking four in six innings.

The teams are pretty evenly matched, so look for the next couple games being closer than tonight's game.