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Game 43: Twins at White Sox

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Can the Twins steal a series in Chicago?

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First Pitch: 1:10pm CDT

TV: MLB Network, FS-N
Radio: Go 96.3, TIBN, BOB FM
Know Thine Enemy: South Side Sox

Pre-Game Notes

  • This will be Kyle Gibson's ninth start of the year, his fifth on the road.
  • Right-handers are hitting .284/.351/.420 off of Gibson in 2015. That's an OPS 119 points higher than the success lefties have had. Robin Ventura should overload his lineup with righties today.
  • No Chicago hitter has more than ten at-bats versus Gibson in their career, leaving very little evidence as to whether or not anyone will see him particularly well. On the whole, current White Sox are hitting .152/.200/.242 against him in 66 at-bats.
  • On May 1, Quintana shut the Twins down by allowing one run in seven strong innings. Of course Chicago lost anyway as Minnesota swept that four-game set.
  • Quintana has been on a roll. Over his last five starts, posting a 2.19 ERA with 32 strikeouts and ten walks in 33 innings.
  • On the whole, Minnesota batters are hitting just .250/.308/.327 versus Quintana, but two players have had individual success. Torii Hunter is hitting .385 off of him in 26 at-bats, although they've all been singles. Joe Mauer is hitting .391/.440/.652 off of him. Most others have struggled to some degree, although Trevor Plouffe has taken five walks (compared to just three strikeouts) and has a .421 on-base percentage versus Quintana.
  • Lineups are not posted as of this writing. Let's go Twins!