Tonight, the Twins look to go for the sweep against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, who have somehow allowed the often difficult-to-watch Minnesota Twins to win the first two games of the series.
With the Minnesota weather being what it's been, it's as if the Twins have been playing some winter ball, but the fans have been sticking it out and still attending games. While the attendance hasn't been near what it was last year or the year before, Target Field is still putting butts in seats. The even better news about the weather? We get to expect MORE slushy and wet snow late this week, something the Twins will probably be glad to be getting out of as they head to Chicago for the weekend series.
Some news of note:
* Tonight will be the Twins' first time facing Hanson.
* Right-handed reliever Tim Woods, who is currently on the DL, pitched an inning for the Miracle today, and will most likely pitch an inning or two tomorrow before heading back to Minnesota.
In his last outing, Worley was...well, a disaster. He went just over one inning, giving up nine runs (only seven earned) on seven hits and it was actually the shortest start of his career.
#49 / Pitcher / Minnesota Twins
Sep 25, 1987
|2013 - Vance Worley||0-2||3||3||0||0||0||0||12.0||25||17||14||0||4||6||10.50||2.42|
In his last start, Hanson gave up three runs in the first inning against the Astros, and ended up giving up 5 runs total in 5 innings. Not stellar, but much, much better than Worley's last start. Both pitchers are looking to bounce back tonight.
#48 / Pitcher / Los Angeles Angels
Aug 28, 1986
|2013 - Tommy Hanson||1-1||2||2||0||0||0||0||11.0||14||8||8||3||2||6||6.55||1.45|
Come back for the Game Thread, which will be posted at 6:00 CST!