"I'm going to go by matchups," Gardenhire said Thursday. "One guy might not handle changeups very well. The other guy (might be) not very good on a real good slider. So I'm going to start looking at pitchers like that, kind of decide on who I think has a better chance that night."
So which one can't hit sliders, and which can't hit changeups?
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It's not a strictly left-right decision, either, Gardenhire said.
"I don't like the word 'platoon' with those guys," he said. "I'm not big on that."