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Game 106: Twins at Marlins

Miami: Where Twins pitchers formally submit their application for admission to the Bomba Squad.

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Know Thine Enemy: Fish Stripes

Before the Minnesota Twins return home for a #hella long home-stand, they take a slight detour to Miami, Florida, where they will take on the Miami Marlins. The Fish are swimming at 41-63, good for the cellar in the National League East. However, they’re 8-8 since the All-Star Break and 7-5 in interleague play. This being an interleague series, the players from the Twins that throw the ball from the mound of dirt with a piece of rubber on it will have to step into the box outlined in chalk with a piece of wood and try to do what the opposing team tries to do against them.

Speaking of those players, Minnesota will rely on Jake Odorizzi. Although his season numbers are still holding their own, he’s looking to right the ship after a rough patch the past few starts. Since the All-Star Break ended, Odo has started three games, going only 14.1 innings with a 8.16 ERA, allowing 13 earned runs and striking out 12 against six walks. His last time out was the rubber match against the New York Yankees, where he only did this: 4.0 IP, 10 H, 9 ER, 2 BB, 7 K, 2 HR. Yeah, let’s right the ship. Odo owns a .095/.136/.095 triple slash in his career at the plate with three RBI and five sacrifice hits, one which came earlier this year in New York against the Mets.

Zac Gallen, one of the top pitching prospects in the Marlins organisation, was called up about a month ago for his MLB debut, and he will get the nod for the Fish tonight. Since his call-up, he’s started six games and has an ERA of 2.76 in 29.1 innings. Allowing only nine earned runs during that time, he’s also been striking out pitchers at a 10.7 K/9 clip. He relies on a four-seamer that will clock in at the low 90s along with a mid-80s slider. He’ll also throw in a high-70s curveball and a change up that is measured in the mid-80s range. At the plate? He’s 1-for-8 with a sacrifice hit.

Today's "No DH" Lineups

Max Kepler - RF Miguel Rojas - SS
Jorge Polanco - SS Brian Anderson - RF
Mitch Garver - C Garrett Cooper - 1B
Eddie Rosario - LF Neil Walker - 3B
Miguel Sano - 3B Starlin Castro - 2B
Luis Arraez - 2B Curtis Granderson - LF
Marwin Gonzalez - 1B Harold Ramirez - CF
Byron Buxton - CF Jorge Alfaro - C
Jake Odorizzi - RHP Zac Gallen - RHP



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