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Game 35: Detroit Tigers at Minnesota Twins (Please Stop Sucking Edition)

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First Pitch: 12:10 pm CT
TV: FSN
Radio: TIBN/TRN
Know Thine Enemy: Bless You Boys, another of the AL Centrals' excellent SBN blogs
Why You Should Watch/Listen: The game hasn't even started-we still have a shot at winning this one

I honestly forgot the game was so early today after last night's fiasco. It just seems kind of ridiculous after the marathon game last night. Hopefully the weather cooperates long enough for them to just get the game over with today...

Lineups and pitcher stuff after the jump, folks.

Minnesota Twins


Scott Baker

#30 / Pitcher / Minnesota Twins

6-4

215

R

R

Sep 19, 1981



W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2011 - Scott Baker 2-2 6 6 0 0 0 0 39.1 35 13 13 6 10 34 2.97 1.14

Today the Twins are throwing Scott Baker on the mound, one of the most consistent pitchers we've seen thus far. Who would have thought, as he was battling for the last spot in the rotation during Spring Training? Goes to show you what planning things out will do for you...

Detroit Tigers


Phil Coke

#40 / Pitcher / Detroit Tigers

6-1

210

L

L

Jul 19, 1982



W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2011 - Phil Coke 1-5 8 6 0 0 0 0 36.0 38 24 19 3 12 22 4.75 1.39

The Tigers are putting Phil Coke, he of the ridiculous name and 1-4 record on the mound today. Coke's ERA is 4.75, and he lost his last outing against Toronto, going 6 innings and giving up 4 ER. The Twins should be able to hit Coke, but with how they've been playing lately, we'll just have to see how it goes.

Lineups

Detroit/Minnesota

1. A. Jackson, CF D. Span, CF
2. S. Sizemore, 2B L. Hughes, 2B
3. B. Boesch, RF J. Kubel, DH
4. M. Cabrera, 1B J. Morneau, 1B
5. V. Martinez, DH D. Valencia, 3B
6. R. Raburn, LF M. Cuddyer, RF
7. A. Avila, C R. Tosoni, LF
8. R. Santiago, SS R. Rivera, C
9. B. Inge, 3B M. Tolbert, SS

Look at that lineup. Dangerous. At least Tolbert isn't batting second today. Baby steps.


Here's hoping for no rain delays, and for an actual win today. Go Twins!