When the Twins open up their nine-game road trip on Monday night in Atlanta, it will mark the first time this season that Minnesota's pitchers will have to step into the batter's box.
It just so happened that the three Twins starters pitching against the Braves Kevin Correia, Mike Pelfrey and Vance Worley happen to have spent their entire careers in the National League prior to coming to Minnesota this season.
"It just worked out that way, Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said. "They know what they're doing. They've handled it. They've been there. That's all good and fine. They can handle the bats."
Correia, who takes the hill in Monday's series opener, spent 10 seasons with the Giants, Padres and Pirates before he signed with the Twins this winter. Pelfrey, Tuesday's starter, pitched for the New York Mets for seven years. And Worley, who toes the rubber in Wednesday's series finale, spent his first three seasons in Philadelphia prior to this year.
That means all three starters have t...