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Game 161: Blue Jays @ Twins

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First Pitch: noon-ish
TV: FSN
Radio: Twins Radio Network

Know Thine Enemy: Bluebird Banter


I know you were expecting Jesse, but there's some sort of banger-related emergency in Mother England, so you guys are stuck with me ON A SATURDAY. Forward your complaints to the appropriate parties.


W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2010 - Brian Duensing 10-3 52 12 1 1 0 0 125.2 115 38 34 10 31 75 2.44 1.16


Wasn't last night's start by Pavano refreshing? Seven innings, quick pace, gave team a chance to win...let's have another today.


W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2010 - Shaun Marcum 13-8 30 30 1 0 0 0 188.1 176 81 76 24 43 161 3.63 1.16


Marcum was raised in Excelsior Springs, MIssouri. Excelsior Springs was the birthplace of minimalist artist Donald Judd, best known in the art world for his box sculptures and his dedication to "autonomy and clarity for the constructed object and the space created by it, ultimately achieving a rigorously democratic presentation without compositional hierarchy." At Twinkie Town, we refer to this as "maintaining your downward plane."

Lineups (courtesy Joe C.):

Twins:

1. Denard Span, CF
2. Orlando Hudson, 2B
3. Delmon Young, LF
4. Jim Thome, DH
5. Danny Valencia, 3B
6. Jason Kubel, RF
7. Jose Morales, 1B
8. Alexi Casilla, SS
9. Drew Butera, C

Blue Jays:

TBA, but assume that whoever the nine guys are, they'll have each hit 20+ home runs this year.

Notes:

  • Hudson is back, Thome is in the line-up again, Mauer and Cuddles get the day off.
  • Yankees play a doubleheader today, first game at 3:00 on Fox. Rays play at 6:00.
  • BEER RECOMMENDATION: Ichabod Pumpkin Ale from the New Holland Brewing Co.
  • The Gophers are on ESPN at 11:00, in case you want to see what real desperation looks like.

Enjoy your Saturday, everybody.