Game 69: Twins @ Reds

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First Pitch: 6:10 pm CST
TV: FSN
Radio: 1500 ESPN
Know Thine Enemy: Red Reporter


The slumping Twins are playing at Cincinnati for the first time since the day Twinkie Town's Jon Marthaler graduated from high school (June 4, 2000). Your starting pitcher was Mark Redman. The Reds' Danny Graves ran his record to 8-0. Danny Graves!

Heavers:


W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2012 - Nick Blackburn 3-4 10 10 0 0 0 0 49.1 68 41 41 9 19 24 7.48 1.76

Just pitch like a fifth starter, rather than a seventh or eighth. That's all we ask.


W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2012 - Homer Bailey 5-4 14 13 1 0 0 0 80.1 81 40 36 11 23 57 4.03 1.29

I have a hard time rooting against anyone named Homer. Will set that aside for this evening.

Lineups and notes after the jump jump:

Yard leavers (courtesy Joe C.):

Twins

1. Denard Span, CF
2. Ben Revere, RF
3. Josh Willingham, LF
4. Justin Morneau, 1B
5. Trevor Plouffe, RF
6. Ryan Doumit, C
7. Brian Dozier, SS
8. Jamey Carroll, 2B
9. Nick Blackburn, P

Reds

1. Zack Cozart, SS
2. Chris Heisey, CF
3. Joey Votto, 1B
4. Brandon Phillips, 2B
5. Jay Bruce, RF
6. Ryan Ludwick, LF
7. Scott Rolen, 3B
8. Devin Mesoraco, C
9. Homer Bailey, P

Notes:

  • Per Joe C., Joe Mauer is available to pinch-hit this evening and may start tomorrow.
  • Speaking of the Strib's beat writers, LaVelle had a nice post-game rant/analysis (rantlysis?) after last night's misery. It all comes down to pitching. And the Twins don't have much of it.

Enjoy the game, everybody.

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