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Game 25: Twins (9-15) @ Royals (12-13)

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First Pitch: 7:10pm CDT
TV: FSN
Radio: Twins Radio Network
Know Thine Enemy:
Royals Review
Soothing Balm: "Just Like Heaven," Dinosaur, Jr.

The Royals are on a 6-game losing streak. They still lead the Twins by 2 ½ games. THAT'S the kind of April it's been.

Throwers:


Scott Baker

#30 / Pitcher / Minnesota Twins

6-4

215

R

R

Sep 19, 1981

Baker has been a light in the rotation's darkness. His last two starts: 14 innings, 15 Ks, 2BBs, 0.64 ERA. Also, he bought a powerball ticket last Saturday and WASN'T EVEN CARDED. Everything's coming up Milhouse!




Bruce Chen

#52 / Pitcher / Kansas City Royals

6-2

215

L

L

Jun 19, 1977

Bruce Chen: still in the league.



Lineups, notes and Jesse's epic poem about the royal wedding are after the jump:

Swingers (courtesy LEN III)

Twins:

1. Denard Span, CF2. Alexi Casilla, SS3. Jason Kubel, RF4. Justin Morneau, DH5. Michael Cuddyer, 1B6. Danny Valencia, 3B7. Rene Tosoni, LF8. Drew Butera, C9. Luke Hughes, 2B

Royals:

1. Chris Getz, 2B
2. Melky Cabrera, CF
3. Alex Gordon, LF
4. Billy Butler, DH
5. Jeff Francoeur, RF
6. Wilson Betemit, 3B
7. Kila Ka'aihue, 1B
8. Brayan Pena, C
9. Alcides Escobar, SS

Notes:

  • As linked earlier by J-Lu, per 1500ESPN's Tom Pelissero, Francisco Liriano has one more start to get right, or the Twins will probably plug Kevin Slowey into the rotation. Quoth the Gardy: "That's kind of why we're working on Slowey, getting him stretched out, in case we decide after this next start whether we're going to do something or not."
  • Actual non-shitty news: If you follow LaVelle's link above, you'll see that Jim Thome might be able to pinch-hit this evening, and Jason Repko is good to go.
  • National treasure Ozzie Guillen has been suspended two games for his post-ejection Twitter outburst earlier this week. I hope he tweets about it.
Enjoy the game, you monsters.