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Who's better?

Posted at 3:21 PM on July 13, 2006 by Ben Tesch

The questions of the second half: Who is the Twins best starter?

Give the edge to Johan Santana for now -- he's done it longer, and I like that higher K/BB ratio -- but this is looking close to a push. Which is really saying something, because other than maybe Roy Halladay and Brandon Webb, no one gets close to Santana. Francisco Liriano's June 22 start against Roger Clemens, on Clemens' first night back, in Houston, with the whole world watching that was (along with John Lackey's crazy near-perfect game last week) the best start I saw in the first half of the season. The way the kid kept his cool, stayed focused, let his wickedness do its wickedness -- it was a beautiful thing to behold.

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