After taking two of three in the land that haunts, the Twins continue their road trip and begin a home-and-home series at Miller Park before returning back to God's country. Minnesota leads the all-time series against the Brewers, owning a record 230-215. Since the start of the decade the games have been split down the middle with the Twins and Brewers each winning 11 games. Minnesota won all four games against Milwaukee in 2013.
It will be former Twin Matt Garza taking the ball for the Brewers in Game One. Garza signed a four-year deal with the Brewers in January of 2014 and has not lived up to expectations to date. So far on the season, Garza has dangled an ERA of 4.84 and has posted his highest walk rate in five years.
The Brewers will go against Kyle Gibson, who's had a mixed bag of results this season. Gibby (your favorite nickname, right?) has six starts where he's allowed one run or less, the other four starts he's allowed 5 or more runs. Its been the starts away from Target Field where Gibby has gotten shelled, as shown here. What's really puzzled me is the lack of strikeouts from Gibson, who was never expected him to gas everyone but nevertheless pitch well, as he's had a tough time throwing strikes in general. (Get on it Tricky Ricky. That's Rick Anderson...)
Minnesota enters inter-league play with a 2-6 record in 2014. Milwaukee has had a great start to the season and still sits on top of the central division in the National League by four games. The Twins are one game out of second place and one game out of the basement in the division. We're two months into the season and June is here, so lets go Twins!