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Game XXXI: Twins @ White Sox

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The AL-leading Sox and AL-lousing Twins meet to finish this asswhoopin' series.

Sox great Harold Baines and a visibily weary Paul Molitor.
Sox great Harold Baines and a visibily weary Paul Molitor.
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Time: 1:10 (19:10 GMT.) Vegas Line: -200 CHW / MIN +170
Weather: Mostly Sunny, High Around 68
Opponent SB Site: South Side Sox
TV: FSN. Radio: . . . _ _ _ . . .

Happy Mother's Day! Screw Hallmark, but say "hi" to your mom (if she's no longer alive, be nice to another mom you know.) Call or visit or for once stop stealing all her good painkillers.

Jose Quintana is another talented, young White Sox pitcher (it's that wholesome Chicago air, I think.) He's off to a wicked start this year, especially against lefthanders. Tyler Duffey got hit hard in Spring Training and has seemed a little more homer-prone than last season. Digits (MLB career for Duffey, YTD for Quintana):

ERA H/9 K/9 BB/9 HR/9 OPS v L/R BAbip FIP
Duffey 2.90 8.7 8.0 2.9 0.8 .731/.692 .311 3.49
Quintana 1.40 7.0 8.6 1.9 0.2 .329/.633 .284 2.12

Quintana can both locate his fastball and give it several different types of movement, which he complements with a slow curve. You know about Duffey's benders. Betcha didn't know Duffey's middle name is "Blinn." Lineups:

Bad Team Good Guys
Eduardo Nunez, SS
Adam Eaton, RF
Jorge Polanco, 2B Jimmy Rollins, SS
Miguel Sano, DH Jose "Hulk" Abreu, 1B
Trevor Plouffe, 3B Todd Frazier, 3B
Byung Ho "Ironman" Park, 1B Melky Cabrera, LF
Oswaldo Arcia, RF Brett Lawrie, 2B
Darin Mastroianni, CF Avisail Garcia, DH
Juan Centeno, C Dioner Navarro, C
Eddie Rosario, LF Austin Jackson, CF

Yep, no Mauer, no Dozier. More "getaway day" lineup names than you can feebly wave a stick at. Per Molitor's postgame interviews last night, Suzuki should be available in a backup role if needed.