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Game 8: Astros at Twins

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Joe is so happy
Joe is so happy
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First Pitch: 7:10 pm CDT
TV: FSN
Radio: WCCO 830, TIBN

Know Thine Enemy: The Crawfish Boxes

Relatively speaking, this should be a nice, warm temperature at first pitch. It is projected to be 36 degrees. That's just inhumane conditions for baseball if you ask me, but I'll be watching on TV anyway.

The Twins send Lance Lynn to the mound for the second time, and hopefully it works out a bit better than it did in Pittsburgh, where he gave up five runs in the first inning. If you take out that first inning though, he wasn't too terrible, so there is hope.

He faces an old foe for the Twins, Justin Verlander. Joe Mauer has hit four home runs against Verlander. That's more than any other pitcher in baseball. Can we get a Mauer dinger tonight? That would be great. He's only a few hits away from 2000, but it probably won't happen in this game.

Line ups!

Today's Lineups

HOUSTON ASTROS MINNESOTA TWINS
George Springer - DH Brian Dozier - 2B
Alex Bregman - 3B Joe Mauer - 1B
Jose Altuve - 2B Miguel Sano - 3B
Carlos Correa - SS Eddie Rosario - LF
Marwin Gonzalez - LF Logan Morrison - DH
Brian "Unwritten Rules" McCann - C Eduardo Escobar - SS
J.D. Davis - 1B Max Kepler - RF
Jake Marisnick - CF Byron Buxton - CF
Derek Fisher - RF Jason Castro - C
Justin Verlander - RHP Lance Lynn - RHP