Francisco Liriano toes the rubber for the Twins tonight. He hasn't pitched as bad as his numbers, but one inning he dominates and the next inning he's wild. Hopefully he can get into a good groove and have a solid start that's consistent inning to inning. James Shields takes the hill for the Rays, sporting a 2-2 record and a 3.67 ERA as the Rays most consistent starter (and no relation to this James Shields, founder of Shieldsville Minnesota, a stone's throw from my house).
As usual, we'll have a recap immediately following the game.
04/28/09 8:10 PM EDT
|Tampa Bay Rays||Minnesota Twins|
|B.J. Upton - CF||Denard Span - CF|
|Carl Crawford - LF||Alexi Casilla - 2B|
|Evan Longoria - 3B||Justin Morneau - DH|
|Carlos Pena - 1B||Jason Kubel - LF|
|Willy Aybar - DH||Joe Crede - 3B|
|Gabe Kapler - RF||Michael Cuddyer - RF|
|Dioner Navarro - C||Brian Buscher - 1B|
|Jason Bartlett - SS||Jose Morales - C|
|Akinori Iwamura - 2B||Nick Punto - SS|
#33 / Pitcher / Tampa Bay Rays
Dec 20, 1981