The Twins, fresh off a road (!) shutout (!!) of an AL East team (!!!) led by Samuel Deduno (collapses on the 1/! key), look to continue making the most annoying fanbase in baseball, non-Yankee division, feel bad about itself.
|2012 - Brian Duensing||2-6||38||5||0||0||0||0||59.2||63||31||30||6||16||33||4.53||1.32|
He pitched great when he barely had time to prepare for his last start. I assume he's known about this one for most of this week, so temper your expectations.
|2012 - Felix Doubront||10-5||20||20||0||0||0||0||113.1||113||62||55||17||46||113||4.37||1.40|
What a terrible waste of a great goalie name. You're playing the wrong sport, Felix!
Lineups and news-y bits after the jump jump:
Lineups (courtesy Joe C.):
1. Denard Span, CF
2. Ben Revere, RF
3. Joe Mauer, C
4. Josh Willingham, DH
5. Justin Morneau, 1B
6. Danny Valencia, 3B
7. Darin Mastroianni, LF
8. Brian Dozier, SS
9. Jamey Carroll, 2B
- Joe Mauer returns after getting a day off, with Josh Willingham moving to DH, Darin Mastroianni manning left field and Ryan Doumit getting a day off.
- Former Twin and ONE OF US Pat Neshek was traded by the Baltimore Orioles to the Oakland Athletics. We wish him well.
- Also via Joe C. on the Twitter, Lester Oliveros is having season-ending surgery to clear out bone chips in his right elbow. It is NOT Tommy John surgery. Yet.
- While it's funny that Samuel Deduno helped shut out Boston at Fenway Park, it's laugh-until-you-vomit-on-your-dog funny that the last Twins starting pitcher to do that was Scott Aldred in 1996 (h/t: Reusse). Un-frickin'-real.
Enjoy the game, everybody.