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GameThread: Twins at Brewers, Game 15

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The Twins continue their four game series with the Brewers by traveling to Milwaukee.

Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports
First Pitch: 7:10 pm CST
TV: FSN+
Radio: GO 96.3 FM, TIBN
Know Thine Enemy: Brew Crew Ball

After splitting the first two games of this home-and-home series against the Milwaukee Brewers, the Twins are now in Wisconsin to complete the second half of the rivalry. Depending on your point of view, you'll either love or hate what we're going to see tonight: Twins pitchers batting. Additionally, this means no DH so Byung Ho Park rides the pine despite leading the Twins with 4 home runs this season.

Tommy Milone takes the hill for the Twins looking for some success. Already prone to the long ball, Milone has especially struggled with 4 home runs allowed in under 11 innings pitched this season. This is a bad matchup for him against the Brewers, who naturally stacked their lineup with righthanded hitters (Ramon Flores is the only lefty) in an attempt to beat up Milone.

As for the lineup, once again Byron Buxton is sitting, which has got to be frustrating because the only way he can hit himself out of a slump is if he, well, actually has a chance to hit. Otherwise there are no surprises, unless Milone finds a way to hit his second major league home run tonight.

Facing Milone will be Jimmy Nelson, a rather large human being at 6'6" and nearly 250 lbs. He broke out last season for the Brewers by tossing a 4.11 ERA with adequate strikeout and walk rates while inducing a ground ball over half the time. He too has struggled with allowing home runs, though his issues are slightly reduced as his four dingers allowed have come over 19 1/3 innings pitched.

Twins

  1. Eduardo Nunez, 3B
  2. Brian Dozier, 2B
  3. Joe Mauer, 1B
  4. Miguel Sano, RF
  5. Oswaldo Arcia, LF
  6. Eduardo Escobar, SS
  7. Eddie Rosario, CF
  8. Kurt Suzuki, C
  9. Tommy Milone, P

Brewers

  1. Domingo Santana, RF
  2. Jonathan Villar, SS
  3. Ryan Braun, LF
  4. Jonathan Lucroy, C
  5. Chris Carter, 1B
  6. Aaron Hill, 3B
  7. Yadiel Rivera, 2B
  8. Ramon Flores, CF
  9. Jimmy Nelson, P