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Game 99: Tigers @ Twins

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First Pitch: 7:10pm CDT
TV:
FSN
Radio:
Twins Radio Network
Know Thine Enemy:
Bless You Boys
Soothing Balm: "Eanie Meany," Jim Noir

For this series to be about more than "treading water," the Twins need to win tonight. And tomorrow. And Sunday.

Tossers:


Brian Duensing

#52 / Pitcher / Minnesota Twins

6-0

205

L

L

Feb 22, 1983

Duensing got knocked around a bit by the Tigers the last time they met (6 R, 4 2/3 IP, no decision on May 31).




Max Scherzer

#37 / Pitcher / Detroit Tigers

6-3

220

R

R

Jul 27, 1984

Career totals vs. your Minnesota Twins: 0-1, 9.13 ERA. Has been miserable on the road this year. If Duensing can hold the Tigers at bay, this sets up as a perfect opportunity for MInnesota to end their losing ways against Detroit.



Lineups and news after the jump:

Whackers:

Twins (courtesy MLB.com's Rhett Bollinger):

Revere CF

Casilla 2B

Mauer C

Cuddles 1B

Kubel, Professional Hitter RF

Valencia 3B

Thome DH

Young LF

Nishioka SS

Tigers: TBA.

Notes:

  • We're getting dangerously close to having a lineup resembling that of Opening Day. Jesse, we should talk about having an event of some sort to celebrate this if/when it happens. I'm thinking cake and/or pie.
  • Jason Kubel, who I think I've mentioned is someone that in my opinion can hit professionally, is back. As welcome as that is, Ben Revere has a lot of ground to cover tonight, doesn't he?

Enjoy the game, everybody.

Enjoy the game, everybody.