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Game 60: Twins @ A's

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First Pitch: 9:05pm CDT
TV: FS North
Radio: Twins Radio Network
Know Thine Enemy: Athletics Nation

It's not who you play, it's when you play them.

The A's have won seven in a row. How many teams have the Twins played this year that were hot when we played them? It seems like every other team the Twins play is playing at the top of their games.

Probable Pitchers


W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2009 - Scott Baker 3-6 10 10 0 0 0 0 52.8 63 40 39 15 11 49 5.88 1.24

Scott Baker is starting to figure it out mechanically. In the first several starts after an injury disrupted his rhythm going into the season, Baker is getting hitting his spots again and changing eye angles to get guys out. If he stays tall and mixes it up, he should do fine in the cool Oakland air against one of the worst hitting clubs in the league. And as Bert says, "with all the foul territory here in Oakland", he has an added advantage as a pop-up pitcher.


W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2009 - Brett Anderson 3-5 10 10 0 0 0 0 54.1 63 40 30 10 15 31 4.97 1.44


The Twins face another left hander. But unlike last night's starter Outman, Anderson has struggled this year. The finesse lefty did shut out the White Sox over seven innings in his last outing, but he has given up a lot of runs in a pitchers' park. Hopefully, the Twins can get after him tonight.

Lineups

Matt Tolbert hitting second. Gardy just can't help himself.


Lineup

Minnesota Twins @ Oakland Athletics

06/08/09 10:05 PM EDT

Minnesota Twins Oakland Athletics
Denard Span - CF Orlando Cabrera - SS
Matt Tolbert - 2B Adam Kennedy - 2B
Joe Mauer - C Jack Cust - RF
Justin Morneau - 1B Matt Holliday - LF
Jason Kubel - DH Jason Giambi - DH
Joe Crede - 3B Kurt Suzuki - C
Michael Cuddyer - RF Derek Barton - 1B
Brendan Harris - SS Jack Hannahan - 3B
Delmon Young - LF Rajai Davis - CF