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Game 91: Twins at Astros

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Can the Twins win a series in Houston? Is up down?

"Hello darkness my old friend."
"Hello darkness my old friend."
Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

First Pitch: 1:10 PM CDT
TV: FSN
Radio: Go 96.3, TIBN
Know ye olde enemy: The Crawfish Boxes

Kyle Gibson is an enigma, and he cannot be explained. Maybe he'll be ok, maybe he'll implode. Going up against this Astros lineup I'm leaning towards the latter, but baseball is weird.

The Astros answer with Mike Fiers (5-4, 3.84 ERA, 5.30 FIP). He throws a standard four-pitch mix, but also has a cutter. Fiers is a strikeout pitcher, but struggles with walks. In his last two starts (10 IP) he's walked 8 guys. He struggled with HR's a lot at the beginning of the year, but has only allowed 1 in his last 47 IP. As Bert would say, "he's due!" My back-of-the-napkin calculation is that he "should have" given up 5 or 6 homers in that stretch (based on fly balls).

Today's Lineups

MINNESOTA TWINS HOUSTON ASTROS
Brian Dozier - 2B George Springer - DH
Robbie Grossman - LF Jose Altuve - 2B
Miguel Sano - DH Josh Reddick - RF
Max Kepler - RF Brian McCann - C
Kennys Vargas - 1B Yulieski Gurriel - 1B
Eduardo Escobar - 3B Marwin Gonzalez - SS
Eddie Rosario - CF Alex Bregman - 3B
Chris Gimenez - C Norichika Aoki - LF
Ehire Adrianza - SS Jake Marisnick - CF
Kyle Gibson - RHP Mike Fiers - RHP