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Game 34: Detroit Tigers @ Minnesota Twins

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First Pitch: 7:10pm CDT
TV: FS-N
Radio: Twins Radio Network
Know Thine Enemy Bless You Boys

Starting Pitchers


W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2009 - Glen Perkins 1-2 6 6 0 0 0 0 41.0 38 17 17 3 8 22 3.73 1.12
Perk's last three starts haven't been nearly as impressive as his first three, as he's struggled to get the easy outs and ended up getting into some long innings. Detroit's offense is fairly middle of the road, like Minnesota's, so as long as he's on his game tonight he should be able to squeeze out a quality start.

Dontrelle "Mugshot" Willis

#21 / Pitcher / Detroit Tigers

6-4

225

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L

Jan 12, 1982

Dontrelle is making his first start of the season tonight, having his spot on the roster reserved by Detroit's DFAing of one Juan Rincon. He's reportedly not on a pitch count, but if the numbers rack up quickly I can see the Tigers pulling him rather than letting him work just to work. Although on the other hand, pulling him early might not do him any favors after dealing with an anxiety disorder. In the big picture, Willis is looking to rebound after having major control issues in a very short 2008 campaign. His last good season: 2006.


Lineups

Tigers
1. Curtis Granderson, CF
2. Placido Polanco, 2B
3. Clete Thomas, LF
4. Miguel Cabrera, 1B
5. Magglio Ordonez, RF
6. Jeff Larish, DH
7. Brandon Inge, 3B
8. Adam Everett, SS
9. Dan Sardinha, C

Twins
1. Denard Span, LF
2. Matt Tolbert, 2B
3. Joe Mauer, DH
4. Justin Morneau, 1B
5. Michael Cuddyer, RF
6. Joe Crede, 3B
7. Brendan Harris, SS
8. Mike Redmond, C
9. Carlos Gomez, CF

Good news for the Twins: Ordonez is still in the lineup, right in the middle of the order. Good news for Gomez: he gets to play tonight. No Delmon Young siting yet.