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Game 135: Rangers @ Twins

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First Pitch: 7:40 PM CDT
TV: Fox Sports North
Radio: Twins Radio Network
Know Thine Enemy: Lone Star Ball

Tonight's Anthem: "Bottled in Cork," Ted Leo & the Pharmacists


No, I did not particularly enjoy Thursday's game. Let's move on.


Matthew Fox

#61 / Pitcher / Minnesota Twins

6-3

192

R

R

Dec 04, 1982



Who? Roger13, take it away: "His arm was abused coming out of college which eventually led to major shoulder surgery. This season Matt Fox has been Rochester’s most consistent and best starter (Ryan Mullins was equally good, however, missed much of the last couple months on the DL). Fox’s 3.95 ERA is fifteenth best in the AAA International League (14 teams).

Matt last started on Monday, so he will be pitching on three days rest. With all the hoopla and travel, look for him to have a pitch count and lets hope for five solid innings. In his last start, Fox was the loser to Pawtucket (2-1) in a game in which he pitched 6.0 innings with 4 hits, 2 runs (1 earned) and 2K/2BB."


W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2010 - Derek Holland 2-2 7 5 0 0 0 0 28.1 28 16 15 6 13 26 4.76 1.45

The Rangers aren't countering Fox with their most experienced starter, either. Holland replaces Rich Harden in the Texas rotation.

Your lineups (courtesy Joe C.) are after the jump (reason to click: JIMJAM IS BACK):

Twins:

1. Denard Span, CF
2. Orlando Hudson, 2B
3. Joe Mauer, C
4. Michael Cuddyer, 1B
5. Delmon Young, LF
6. Jim Thome, DH
7. Danny Valencia, 3B
8. Jason Repko, RF
9. J.J. Hardy, SS

Rangers:

1. Elvis Andrus, SS
2. Michael Young, 3B
3. David Murphy, LF
4. Josh Hamilton, DH
5. Nelson Cruz, RF
6. Ian Kinsler, 2B
7. Mitch Moreland, 1B
8. Bengie Molina, C
9. Julio Borbon, CF

Notes:

  • Multiple sources say that no further damage has been found in Jason Kubel's wrist, and he hopes to be back this weekend.
  • They also say that Scott Baker feels better after the cortisone shot, and will miss at least one start.
  • The game is starting a half-hour later than usual due to the Twins Alumni game. Tommy Herr's invitation must've gotten lost.
  • The White Sox game at Boston has already been postponed, I assume due to the giant [redacted] hurricane off the Eastern seaboard. They're slated to play a doubleheader tomorrow.
  • As noted earlier today, the Twins have also called up Rob Delaney and Alex Burnett to bolster a bullpen that's badly in need of fresh arms.
  • Texas has bumped all their starting pitchers back a day, meaning the Twins won't face Cliff Lee this weekend.

Enjoy the game, everybody.