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Knocked out With a ONE, TWO! Combination

A dependable one-two pitching combination is paramount to any team's long term success. They are stoppers when the team hits a losing skid and in short postseason series they are almost always the difference makers.

They are the Batman and Robin of a club's starting rotation…or the Harry Dunne and Lloyd Christmas…depending on what city you live in I guess.

A dependable one-two pitching combination is paramount to any team's long term success. They are stoppers when the team hits a losing skid and in short postseason series they are almost always the difference makers, a la Randy Johnson and Curt Schilling in 2001.

As we move through the early games of the 2011 season, the case is being made that the Angels have the best one-two punch in the Bigs with Danny Haren and Jered Weaver. Again, the season isn't even crawling yet but the case can definitely be made. Of course, Weaver and Haren will have to continue at their current pace for the Halos to have any hope of giving the defending AL Champs a run in the West.

I think there is another pair in the same division that could end up being the best combination in the AL. Seattle's Felix Hernandez won the last year's Cy Young award and deserved every vote he received. He has always seemed to be the only dominant force on that staff…until now that is.

The King and M's rookie Michael Pineda are making their case to be the best pair of frontline starters in the AL. It is early and a couple of starts does not a season make, but Pineda is showing signs that he could be more than just a King's sidekick.

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They are the Batman and Robin of a club's starting rotation…or the Harry Dunne and Lloyd Christmas…depending on what city you live in I guess.

A dependable one-two pitching combination is paramount to any team's long term success. They are stoppers when the team hits a losing skid and in short postseason series they are almost always the difference makers, a la Randy Johnson and Curt Schilling in 2001.

As we move through the early games of the 2011 season, the case is being made that the Angels have the best one-two punch in the Bigs with Danny Haren and Jered Weaver. Again, the season isn't even crawling yet but the case can definitely be made. Of course, Weaver and Haren will have to continue at their current pace for the Halos to have any hope of giving the defending AL Champs a run in the West.

I think there is another pair in the same division that could end up being the best combination in the AL. Seattle's Felix Hernandez won the last year's Cy Young award and deserved every vote he received. He has always seemed to be the only dominant force on that staff…until now that is.

The King and M's rookie Michael Pineda are making their case to be the best pair of frontline starters in the AL. It is early and a couple of starts does not a season make, but Pineda is showing signs that he could be more than just a King's sidekick.

Did I miss other super starter duos? Send me a tweet!