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Game 72: Minnesota Twins @ San Francisco Giants

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First Pitch: 9:15 pm CT
TV: FSN
Radio: TIBN/TRN/1500 ESPN
Know Thine Enemy: McCovey Chronicles
After last night's amazing 8-run first inning (and Alexi Casilla's 9th inning bomb-what?!), the Twins look to repeat the offensive production in San Francisco tonight. The pitchers for the game tonight will be Nick Blackburn and Ryan Vogelsong. Hopefully Vogelsong has a much better go of things than Bumgarner did last night...or not, I don't know.

Pitcher information, lineups, and notes after the jump.

Minnesota


Nick Blackburn

#53 / Pitcher / Minnesota Twins

6-4

240

R

R

Feb 24, 1982



W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2011 - Nick Blackburn 6-4 14 14 1 0 0 0 91.0 96 39 32 12 24 47 3.16 1.32

Blackburn has been absolutely solid for the Twins for the past month or so. Going up against Vogelsong tonight, he needs to continue his streak of brilliance. Oh, and he gets to bat, so that'll be fun.

San Francisco


Ryan Vogelsong

#32 / Pitcher / San Francisco Giants

6-4

215

R

R

Jul 22, 1977



W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2011 - Ryan Vogelsong 4-1 12 10 1 1 0 0 65.2 56 15 14 4 18 54 1.92 1.13

Vogelsong's been pretty good for the Giants this year, though hopefully the Twins surprise offense will be able to hit him as hard as they did Bumgarner last night.

Lineups

MINNESOTA

1. Ben Revere, CF
2. Alexi Casilla, SS
3. Joe Mauer, C
4. Michael Cuddyer, RF
5. Delmon Young, LF
6. Danny Valencia, 3B
7. Luke Hughes, 1B
8. Tsuyoshi Nishioka, 2B
9. Nick Blackburn, P

Notes
-AccuScore says the Giants have a 65% chance of winning this game. Hmm.
-The Twins have the chance to win 9 in a row tonight. That would tie their season record for a losing streak.

Game During the Game:
How many times do Dick and/or Bert mention last night's first inning? My money's on at least 5.

Have a good evening, everyone!