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Game 53: Twins vs. Indians

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First Pitch: 7:10 pm CDT
TV: FS North
Radio: Twins Radio Network
Know Thine Enemy Let's Go Tribe:

Starting Pitchers


W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2009 - David Huff 0-1 3 3 0 0 0 0 10.2 18 13 13 3 6 7 10.97 2.25

Huff is a lefty who obviously has struggled since getting called up in the middle of May. He was not pitching all that great in AAA when he got called up, either (4.38 FIP). Twins hitters have feasted off lefties this year, Particularly Justin Morneau (1.265 OPS), Joe Mauer (.953), and Denard Span (.956). On the other hand, after the top 3 hitters, Twins hitters have struggled against lefties. So look for a good first inning as the Twins return to their favorite place to hit.


W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2009 - Kevin Slowey 7-1 10 10 0 0 0 0 61.1 79 29 29 9 5 44 4.11 1.37

Kevin Slowey had a very good month of May, going 4-0 with five quality starts out of his six starts. He faces a Cleveland line-up that is missing it's lead-off hitter and toughest out in Grady Sizemore but is still dangerous. The two Indians hitters in today's lineup with OPS numbers above 800 all hit from the left side (Victor Martinez and Shin-soo Choo). Slowey has a .911 OPS against with lefties inthe box. So the middle of this order could do some damage.

INDIANS (22-30)

1. Asdrubal Cabrera, SS
2. Ben Francisco, LF
3. Victor Martinez, 1B
4. Shin-Soo Choo, DH
5. Jhonny Peralta, 3B
6. Mark DeRosa, RF
7. Luis Valbuena, 2B
8. Trevor Crowe, CF
9. Kelly Shoppach, C

TWINS (25-27)

1. Denard Span, RF
2. Joe Mauer, C
3. Justin Morneau, 1B
4. Jason Kubel, DH
5. Brendan Harris, SS
6. Delmon Young, LF
7. Brian Buscher, 3B
8. Carlos Gomez, CF
9. Alexi Casilla, 2B