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Game LXXVIII: Twins at White Sox

Your Minnesota Twins take on the Ashen Hoof Sacks in Game 3 of this series

Rare photo of Nunez running with his helmet on.
Rare photo of Nunez running with his helmet on.
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First Pitch: 1:10 pm CSTTV: FSNRadio: Go 96.3 FM, TIBNKnow Thine Enemy: South Side SoxWeather Forecast: Sunny, 78°F

The Minnesota Twins (25-52) hope to continue their 9th inning rally from last night and take the series from the Chi-town Pallid Pedi-Pouches (39-39) today because... heck, we deserve it after sitting through this season so far.

Carlos "The Flying Monster!" Rodon (LHP, 2-6, 4.09 ERA) takes the mound for the Color-Challenged Foot Bags today.. Last time the Twins faced Rodon was in April. He pitched 6.0 innings and despite walking five, he held the Twins to three hits, and no runs while striking out six. Of course, that was April and no one had told the Twins that the regular season had started yet, so hopefully the memo has circulated by now.

Tommy "Home" Milone (LHP, 0-2, 5.33 ERA) pitches for the Twins. Tommy only lasted 3.2 innings versus the hated yanquis, but that was as much three costly errors by the defense as it was his inability to get the big outs. He hasn't faced the Pasty Shoe Liners this year, but they are batting .235 against him since 2011.

Chicago, in addition to Chicago-style pizzas, Democratic Party conventions and St. Valentine's Day Massacres, is also known for Chicago-style hot dogs.

Chicago-style hot dog arnold inuyaki / Arnold Gatilao

Chicago-style hot dog

The original Chicago hot dog originated in 1929 at a place called "Fluky's" where it was called a "Depression Sandwich" and you could buy one for a nickel (69 cents in today's money according to one website). There are more hot dog restaurants in the Chicago area than fast food hamburger chain restaurants. The "canonical" Chicago-style hot dog consists of a poppy seed bun, a boiled (not grilled) wiener, mustard, relish, onions, pickled sport peppers, tomato wedges, a pickle spear, and celery salt and NEVER, EVER ketchup! Most Chicago hot dog vendors don't even have ketchup available. No ketchup on a hot dog almost seems un-American somehow but to each their own, I guess.

Today's Lineups

Eduardo Nunez - 3B Tim Anderson - SS
Eduardo Escobar - SS Adam Eaton - RF
Robbie Grossman - DH Jose Abreu - 1B
Brian Dozier - 2B Todd Frazier - 3B
Trevor Plouffe - 1B Brett Lawrie - 2B
Kurt Suzuki - C Dioner Navarro - C
Max Kepler - RF Avisail Garcia - LF
Danny Santana - LF Matt Davidson - DH
Byron Buxton - CF J.B. Shuck - CF
Tommy Milone - LHP Carlos Rodon - LHP

Two Eduardo left side infield shift - Molly's always innovating.


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