First Pitch: 7:10 pm CST
Radio: Go 96.3 FM, TIBN
Know Thine Enemy: Talking Chop
After a listless performance from the offense wasted an excellent complete game start from Ervin Santana, the Twins hope to get back on track against one of the better pitchers in Atlanta's rotation tonight. Mike Foltynewicz ("foal-tih-neh-vich"), who was originally acquired in the Evan Gattis trade before the 2015 season, averages 95 MPH with his fastball and has struck out over 21% of his batters faced this season. However, he's been dinger-prone and with the Twins hitting a lot of home runs lately, it would be nice to see someone turns around that mid-90s heat. Opposing him on the mound is Tyler Duffey who has given up far too many hits and home runs this season. The good news is that the Atlanta offense is absolutely abysmal (last in OPS, wOBA, and wRC+ just to name a few offensive stats) so this is the prime opponent to rebound against.
I'll be at work when the lineups are officially posted, so I'll try to get them in here but I can't make any promises.
|ATLANTA BRAVES||MINNESOTA TWINS|
|Jace Peterson - LF||Eduardo Nunez - SS|
|Gordon Beckham - 2B||Joe Mauer - 1B|
|Freddie Freeman - 1B||Miguel Sano - 3B|
|Nick Markakis - RF||Brian Dozier - 2B|
|Adonis Garcia - 3B||Kennys Vargas - DH|
|Jeff Francoeur - DH||Eddie Rosario - CF|
|Ender Inciarte - CF||Robbie Grossman - LF|
|A.J. Pierzynski - C||Kurt Suzuki - C|
|Erick Aybar - SS||Danny Santana - RF|
|Mike Foltynewicz - RHP||Tyler Duffey - RHP|