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Game 77: Game 2 of Twins vs. Royals Doubleheader

First Pitch: 6:10 pm CDT
Radio: Twins Radio Network
Know Thine Enemy: Royals Review

The Twins look to ____________ (verb) after they ________ (won/lost) against the Royals in Game 1 earlier this afternoon. Scott Diamond looked ________ (adjective) while Jonathan Sanchez pitched ________ (adjective).

Sorry everyone, I'm working the games so I had to type this up prior to knowing the outcome of Game 1. Game 2 features the Twins' first usage of the new "26th man" rule, where they can call up a player for a doubleheader without having to clear a roster spot. The lucky recipient of this new rule is Cole De Vries, who will be making the spot start for tonight's game. He faces Luke Hochevar, who has always shown a little promise each year, but has never quite put it all together. Perhaps it's just that he's cursed, as his career ERA is nearly a full run higher than his FIP (5.26 - 4.31). I swear Hochevar typically pitches well against the Twins, but a quick trip to Baseball Reference (one I'm unwilling to make) may say otherwise.

Take note that the nightcap is on FOX instead of FSN tonight.


RHP Cole De Vries


RHP Luke Hochevar