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MLB on FOX talks with Minnesota pitcher Scott Baker after his complete game helped the Twins top Texas 8-1.
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Back with Mark -- met masters and it was really all about Scott Baker this afternoon strikes out seven goes the distance he was terrific today. It really was and he had everything going form he was he was -- Pound the strike zone with his fastball he really put the the Texas Rangers into what I call swing vote and when they -- they did very little with that -- think Scott Baker was Bruins. Not good enough to join us after the even after his first complete game since 2000 nine's got -- congratulations on a terrific start. Tell us about tiger Phelan there in the night that that double play ball it wasn't that. Last hitter in your head or were you gonna finish regardless of what went on an end. Now and I appreciate that now it's gonna let them it's going to be tough to get the ball in my hand. And finished second regardless itself I knew that I need to make big -- right there have been happening pitches left and I fortunately had a break down. And was able to keep these guys off balance in the -- today it you know grenade hit a great job behind -- It's obviously with the hot spot in the first inning and takes a lot of pressure off you. I was just about to say we're talking about it's -- -- take this back to the the first and sit in the dugout and all of that's in its been awhile since you sent in the dugout and watched his team hit his five in the first minute. Yeah yeah I know like -- you don't mind that at all. Obviously and it allows you to sit down and take a little break. Allow -- to go right after guys you know this is a free swinging team with the Texas Rangers obviously very good. You know -- team -- the same time yet to attack those guys make good pitches and you know they'll they'll hit it at somebody. It's got talk about where the club is right now and you guys -- want -- last ten you're as close to the top of the division now as you've been since being ninth in the bottom line. We know that they're been a lot of injured players -- talk about the mindset in the clubhouse as you look forward this season line. You'll see it never played a lot looser the past few games. -- -- get some good starting pitching. And -- helps us out and offenses is doing a great job to -- that's a good combination. Have a lot of fun and that's the most important thing to tell us is we're just trying to win every series and as long as we can. This time through this. Got last question for you seven strikeouts this afternoon and you've -- at the franchise's all time top ten in that category yet -- stop and smell the roses are you where you're standing in franchise history of resentment time Perillo when you're done and retired -- Yeah and that's that's news to me you know I'll I'll take it out I've enjoyed my time here in Minnesota. Obviously we got great fans and -- organization and it's a good thing in my family. It's have to see how things work out all of your clueless and we appreciate you taking some time after -- win the thing. Doesn't load unload our thanks guys who can solve any unforgettable moments that all star game history. Check it out.