First Pitch: 7:10 PM CDT
TV: FSN North
Radio: Twins Radio Network
Know Thine Enemy: Lone Star Ball
Things really don't get easier for the Twins, as they face the first-place Texas Rangers (the AL West is weird this year) in a 3-game series to close out the home stand. Speaking of the Rangers, if you have some money sitting around, and you want to buy a baseball team...
Starters and whatnot after the jump:
|2010 - Kevin Slowey||5-3||10||9||0||0||0||0||49.2||63||25||25||8||13||38||4.53||1.53|
Nine starts, one time past the sixth inning. What else can you say?
|2010 - Colby Lewis||4-2||9||9||0||0||0||0||57.1||42||22||22||5||24||58||3.45||1.15|
Lewis has had three 10-strikeout games this year and shares a first name with a type of cheese, the first Rangers pitcher to do that since Gruyere Patton in 1979*.
Texas Rangers @ Minnesota Twins
05/28/10 8:10 PM EDT
|Texas Rangers||Minnesota Twins|
|Elvis Andrus - SS||Denard Span - CF|
|Michael Young - 3B||Orlando Hudson - 2B|
|Ian Kinsler - 2B||Joe Mauer - C|
|Vladimir Guerrero - DH||Justin Morneau - 1B|
|Josh Hamilton - LF||Jim Thome - DH|
|David Murphy - RF||Michael Cuddyer - RF|
|Justin Smoak - 1B||Jason Kubel - LF|
|Max Ramirez - C||J.J. Hardy - SS|
|Julio Borbon - CF||Nick Punto - 3B|
No Nelson Cruz, who pulled a hamstring on Wednesday. Multiple sources indicate he might be headed to the DL, which would be a nice break for the Twins this weekend. Regarding the Rangers first baseman, I apologize in advance for any Smoak Monster references I make in the recap tonight**.
Enjoy the game, everybody.
*I am lying.
**I do not apologize.