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Game 9: Rangers @ Twins, Hendriks Makes 2012 Debut

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First Pitch: 1:10pm CDT
TV: FS-N
Radio: Twins Radio Network
Know Thine Enemy: Lone Star Ball


Liam Hendriks

#62 / Pitcher / Minnesota Twins

6-1

200

R

R

Feb 10, 1989


Hendriks is finally making his 2012 debut. Having now recovered from food poisoning it will be interesting to see how long the Twins are happy to let him go; Minnesota's bullpen has already thrown 23 innings, while starters have totaled just 46 innings. It would seem unlikely that Hendriks goes longer than six today.


Neftali Feliz

#30 / Pitcher / Texas Rangers

6-3

215

R

R

May 02, 1988


Feliz has a few questions to answer as he makes the conversion from closer to starter, as he hasn't started in even a half time basis since triple-A in 2009. Can his velocity be maintained at a consistent level all year? Can he be consistently effective as he exposes himself to lineups two, three, even four times? The Twins will get an early taste of him today.Rangers

Kinsler, 2B
Andrus, SS
Hamilton, CF
Beltre, 3B
Young, DH
Cruz, RF
Murphy, LF
Napoli, 1B
Torrealba, C

Twins

Span, CF
Carroll, SS
Mauer, C
Morneau, DH
Willingham, LF
Parmelee, 1B
Valencia, 3B
Thomas, RF
Casilla, 2B

How dangerous are the Rangers? Dangerous enough to hit Mike Napoli ninth. Remember when J.J. Hardy batted ninth for the Twins? Sorry.

Win Twins!