First Pitch: 1:10 PM CDT
Radio: WCCO 830, TIBN, The Wolf 102.9 FM
Kenta Maeda will make his first start as a Twin today, facing off against Reynaldo Lopez. The Twins acquired Maeda from the Dodgers in exchange for Brusdar Graterol and Luke Raley back in February.
Reynaldo Lopez has a three pitch mix with a fastball (95), slider (84), and change-up (84), but occasionally throws a curveball (77) as well. He struggled last year, posting a FIP of 5.04 in 33 starts. Looking through his game logs last year it seems he could never string more than a few good starts together before he’d have a clunker.
Alex Avila makes his first start behind the plate for the Twins today.
|Max Kepler - RF||Tim Anderson - SS|
|Josh Donaldson - 3B||Nicky Delmonico - RF|
|Jorge Polanco - SS||Jose Abreu - 1B|
|Nelson Cruz - DH||Yasmani Grandal - C|
|Eddie Rosario - LF||Edwin Encarnacion - DH|
|Jake Cave - CF||Eloy Jimenez - LF|
|Luis Arraez - 2B||Luis Robert - CF|
|Marwin Gonzalez - 1B||Danny Mendick - 3B|
|Alex Avila - C||Leury Garcia - 2B|
|Kenta Maeda - RHP||Reynaldo Lopez - RHP|
Good news, everyone!
Willians Astudillo has been cleared after testing positive for COVID-19. He will rejoin the #MNTwins’ St. Paul group.— danhayesmlb (@DanHayesMLB) July 26, 2020