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Game 146: Twins at Tigers

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First Pitch: 12:05pm CDT
TV: FSN
Radio: Twins Radio Network
Know Thine Enemy: Bless You Boys

Ten years ago today, I was sleeping through a class in college when a roommate broke into my room. "Jesse," he said, with a tinge of excitement that wasn't unusual for him, "you have to come see this. They've bombed the World Trade Center! It's so...cool! Well, it's not cool...but it's unbelieveable!"

By the time I got downstairs I realized it wasn't excitement in his voice, it was alarm. The first tower was billowing smoke. Shortly thereafter I watched with a sense of disbelief as the second tower was struck.

It was a strange day. My girlfriend and I sat, dumbstruck, for a good couple of hours. In some ways I still can't believe it happened.

About six years ago I lived in New York, and I saw the crater in the ground quite a few times. The memorials and inscriptions and flowers that still adorned the perimeter fencing gave me chills, and still do to this day whenever I think of it. As I'm writing this I can feel the hair standing up on my arms.

Spare a moment today in remembrance.

Pitchers and lineups for today's tilt after the jump.


W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2011 - Doug Fister 4-1 7 7 0 0 0 0 44.1 43 17 13 3 3 36 2.64 1.04

This is just Fister's line since joining the Tigers. He's had an incredible season, and there's no doubt that Detroit made one of the deadline's best moves when they picked him up. He's probably due for a bad outing pretty soon, because he's not Cliff Lee or Roy Halladay (how sick is it that both of these guys pitch for the same team?), but that bad day probably won't be today. My call: the Twins score two runs off Fister, tops.


W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2011 - Scott Diamond 1-3 4 4 0 0 0 0 23.2 28 14 12 2 8 13 4.56 1.52

Diamond hasn't been terrible. He hasn't been good, but he hasn't been terrible. And that's more or less what we could have expected out of him. Just think, though: if the Twins hadn't traded Billy Bullock to the Braves for Diamond, today's start would probably belong to Jeff Manship. And I don't think the results would be much different. But...Diamond is a southpaw. So there's that.

Lineups TBA