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Twins vs. Pirates - Will The Offense Show?

First Pitch: 12:05pm CDT
TV: MLB Network (delay, 8 am tomorrow, seriously)
Radio: Twins Radio Network
Know Thine Enemy: Bucs Dugout

Will the Twins figure out how to score? Their last two runs came on bases-loaded walks from guys that won't be on the Opening Day roster. Before that, they were shut out for two consecutive games. I suppose we can take solace in the fact that the regulars are typically only in for half a game (2-3 plate appearances) so it's not like they're cold. They're more like, half-cold. So, lukewarm?

Lineups are posted. Interesting feature here is that despite this technically being an interleague match-up, the Twins will be allowed to use the designated hitter while the Pirates will have their pitchers batting.


CF Denard Span
SS Jamey Carroll
RF Josh Willingham
DH Justin Morneau
3B Danny Valencia
LF Trevor Plouffe
1B Steve Pearce
C Rene Rivera
2B Alexi Casilla

SP Terry Doyle


LF Alex Presley
RF Nate McLouth
SS Yamaico Navarro
C Rod Barajas
3B Casey McGehee
1B Jake Fox
CF Gorkys Hernandez
2B Chase D'Arnaud
SP Erik Bedard