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Game 41: Twins @ Brewers

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


W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2012 - Zack Greinke 4-1 9 8 0 0 0 0 50.0 46 17 16 1 10 53 2.88 1.12

In his last six starts, ever since his eight-run blowup in his second start of the season, Greinke has thrown 39.1 innings of 1.83 ERA baseball. It's hard to believe he's still just 28.

We'll see what we always see from Greinke: a good fastball, that slow curveball that he'll throw early and a slider he'll throw later in counts. And of course he'll probably avoid throwing his changeup to right-handed hitters altogether. The Twins will have their work cut out for them if they plan on extending their season-long winning streak to five games.


W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2012 - Jason Marquis 2-3 6 6 0 0 0 0 32.1 44 25 24 7 13 12 6.68 1.76

Marquis has to do more than suck up innings, and he's not even doing that. He either needs to become drastically more effective in his five innings of work, or he needs to be slightly more effective so that it's worth allowing him to work seven innings. What makes it harder for a guy like Marquis is that, without swing-and-miss stuff, he needs to take advantage of any aggression a hitter has by constantly doing what the batter doesn't expect him to do. And that's a hard task.

Twins

Span, CF
Revere, LF
Mauer, C
Willingham, RF
Morneau, 1B
Dozier, SS
Plouffe, 3B
Carroll, SS
Marquis, P

Brewers

Hart, RF
Morgan, CF
Braun, LF
Lucroy, C
Green, 3B
Ishikawa, 1B
Izturis, SS
Maysonet, 2B
Greinke, P