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Game CLI: Tigers @ Twins

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Where in the world is Hector Santiago? Tonight, in Minneapolis. Tomorrow -- that's a secret.

I say, put another "6" on that jersey number.
I say, put another "6" on that jersey number.
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Time: 7:10 (00:10 GMT) Vegas Line: -120 DET / +110 MIN
Weather: Cloudy, Temp 74°, Chance of Rain 15%
Opponent SB site: Bless You Boys
TV: FSN. Radio: Have Some "Pillowtalk"

It's crazy train. Yes, we have two lefthanders pitching today, and as you all know, southpaws are shifty buggers who can never be trusted. (Ned Flanders!) Incidentally, the term "southpaw" comes from baseball. Most ballparks have home plate on the west side, to prevent setting sunlight from blinding batters. So a LHP is throwing with her/his "south" paw.

Matt Boyd is a second-year player traded from Toronto last season, and he's doing better this year than in 2015. None of his pitches are overwhelming, but he does mix in the usual four regularly. His best pitch is his slider. Digits:

ERA H/9 K/9 BB/9 HR/9 OPS v L/R BAbip FIP
Santiago 4.65
8.4
7.2
4.0
1.6
.800/.767
.267
5.24
Boyd 4.43
9.0
7.6
2.8
1.5
.606/.793
.287
4.71

Santiago's numbers have been far better in his last four starts, since recovering from a thumb injury, probably incurred playing mumblety-peg. J.D. Martinez hits him best, Victor Martinez worst. Lineups (Sano is still ruined):

GM Headquarters 3M Headquarters
Cameron Maybin, CF
Brian Dozier, 2B
Jose Iglesias, SS
Jorge Polanco, SS
Miguel Cabrera, 1B
Robbie Grossman, LF
J.D. Martinez, RF Kennys Vargas, 1B
James Upton, LF
Kurt "Flirt" Suzuki, DH
JimJim McCann, DH Max Von Kepler, RF
JaCoby Jones, 3B Eduardo Escobar,3B
Jarrod Saltalamacchia, C
Assassin J.R. Murphy, C
Andrew Romine, 2B
Lord Byron Buxton, CF