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Game 93: Twins @ Royals

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First Pitch: 1:10pm CDT

TV: FSN

Radio: Twins Radio Network

Know Thine Enemy: Royals Review


It's hot in Kansas City. You will hear that repeated 100 times this weekend.

Heavers:


W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2012 - Nick Blackburn 4-5 13 13 0 0 0 0 63.1 90 57 57 15 22 30 8.10 1.77

He was 2-0 with an 0.60 ERA after being sent to Rochester to think about what he did. With the aforementioned heat and a bullpen that's already overworked, Blackburn has to not suck and go 6-7 innings. Even if he does suck, he still has to go at least six, right? Somebody get him Liriano's chewing gum.


W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2012 - Luke Hochevar 6-8 18 18 1 1 0 0 103.0 111 60 59 11 33 75 5.16 1.40


Can we get Hochevar, Doug Fister and Antonio Bastardo on the same pitching staff? I would really enjoy that.

Lineups and notes after the jump jump:

Lineups (courtesy SB Nation Minnesota):

Twins

1. Ben Revere - CF
2. Jamey Carroll - SS
3. Joe Mauer - 1B
4. Josh Willingham - LF
5. Justin Morneau - DH
6. Trevor Plouffe - 3B
7. Ryan Doumit - C
8. Darin Mastroianni - RF
9. Alexi Casilla - 2B

Royals

1. Alex Gordon - LF
2. Alcides Escobar - SS
3. Billy Butler - DH
4. Mike Moustakas - 3B
5. Lorenzo Cain - CF
6. Eric Hosmer - 1B
7. Jeff Francoeur - RF
8. Salvador Perez - C
9. Yuniesky Betancourt - 2B

Notes:

  • No Span or Dozier this evening. No word yet on if this is a matchup thing, rest thing, injury thing, etc.
  • John Shipley of the Pioneer Press had some nice quotes from Terry Ryan on the state of the team as it heads towards the July 31st trading deadline. It really sounds like some major moves will be made.

Enjoy the game, everybody.