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Game 63: Brewers @ Twins. The Quest to Increase Frankie's Trade Value Continues

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First Pitch: 7:10 pm CST
TV: FSN
Radio: 1500 ESPN
Know Thine Enemy: Brew Crew Ball


Justin Morneau has partial ownership of Yovani Gallardo, but is NOT in the lineup tonight. Will update when we know more. (Update: sore left forearm. Not considered serious, says Gardy.)

Heavers:


W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2012 - Francisco Liriano 1-7 14 9 0 0 0 0 51.2 55 39 37 6 32 53 6.45 1.68


Liriano has sorta kinda turned it around in his last two starts. His career post-Tommy John has been all about one step forward, two steps backwards, so be appropriately cautious about his effectiveness this evening.


W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2012 - Yovani Gallardo 5-5 13 13 0 0 0 0 77.0 73 38 36 9 34 76 4.21 1.39


Per LaVelle, the absent Morneau and Joe Mauer are 9-for-17 against Gallardo. Is Joe in your Pick 6? WHY NOT, JERKS?

Lineups and notes after jump:

Yard-leavers (courtesy LEN3):

Twins

1. Denard Span, CF
2. Ben Revere, RF
3. Joe Mauer, 1B

4. Ryan Doumit, DH

5. Josh Willingham, LF
6. Trevor Plouffe, 3B
7. Brian Dozier, SS
8. Drew Butera, C
9. Jamey Carroll, 2B

Brewers

TBA

Notes:

  • The problem with Liriano needing Sweet Drew to mother him is that a Morneau-less lineup gives you an opportunity to plug GENE! (Chris Parmelee) in at first, with Mauer and Doumit splitting the catching/DH duties. Alas. Maybe he'll throw a 3-hitter and we'll all forget this ever happened.
  • On his Friday 1500ESPN appearance, Gardy sounded pretty sure a position player will be sent down after tonight's game to make room for Liam Hendriks. I would bet an American dollar that it's Mastroianni.

Enjoy the game, everybody.