First Pitch: 9:05 pm CT
Know Thine Enemy: Halos Heaven
Hilarious Baseball .gif(s) of the Day: Can be found here, here, here, here (if you can figure out what's going on here, let me know, okay?), aaaand here (I remember my first time running too).
After the Twins disheartening loss last night, they look to their best starter, Scott Baker, to right the ship and start a new winning streak tonight. With the slow but steady return of the normal starters, most recently Denard Span, the Twins' lineup is finally starting to resemble an actual big-league club's.
After the jump, pitcher information, lineups, and notes.
#30 / Pitcher / Minnesota Twins
Sep 19, 1981
|2011 - Scott Baker||8-6||19||19||1||0||0||0||122.2||111||41||39||12||31||113||2.86||1.16|
We all pretty much know what Baker brings to the table for the Twins, and we'll hope he is more effective than about 3/5ths of the rotation has been as of late.
#35 / Pitcher / Los Angeles Angels
Sep 25, 1978
|2011 - Joel Pineiro||5-5||17||17||0||0||0||0||99.0||128||60||54||10||28||41||4.91||1.58|
Baker's been much more effective than Pineiro has this year, but every time I make a prediction, it seems to go the opposite way, so I'm just going to leave you with his information for the year.
Denard Span, CF
Ben Revere, LF
Joe Mauer, C
Michael Cuddyer, 1B
Jason Kubel, RF
Danny Valencia, 3B
Delmon Young, DH
Tsuyoshi Nishioka, SS
Matt Tolbert, 2B
Will be posted when available
-Justin Morneau took BP at Target Field today, and should start rehabbing within the week.
-Pineiro, in his last three starts, is 0-2 with a 15.00 ERA.