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Game 133: Cubs at Twins

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Hey look! A MLB debut!

MLB: Chicago Cubs at Minnesota Twins
Is Byron Buxton getting back on track for the Twins?
Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports

First Pitch: 7:10 PM CDT
TV: Bally Sports North
Radio: WCCO 830, Audacy, TIBN, 102.9 The Wolf
Know Thine Enemy: Bleed Cubbie Blue

Your Minnesota Twins will be sending Joe Ryan to the bump on Wednesday evening to make his major-league debut against the Chicago Cubs.

Ryan, of course, makes up half of the Twins’ return from the Tampa Bay Rays in the Nelson Cruz trade. Since returning from the Tokyo Olympics, Ryan has started two games for Triple-A St. Paul, throwing nine innings and giving up just two earned runs while striking out 17 (!) batters and walking only a pair.

In 66 total innings at Triple-A this year between the Durham Bulls and the Saints, Ryan has a 3.41 ERA and has struck out 12.5 batters per nine innings with a phenomenal 0.79 WHIP.

Ryan will be opposed by lefthander Justin Steele, who gave up four earned runs in just 3 23 innings last time out to the Colorado Rockies.

Enjoy the game!

Today's Lineups

CUBS TWINS
Rafael Ortega - CF Byron Buxton - CF
Frank Schwindel - DH Jorge Polanco - 2B
Ian Happ - LF Rob Refsnyder - RF
Patrick Wisdom - 3B Josh Donaldson - 3B
Matt Duffy - 2B Miguel Sano - DH
Jason Heyward - RF Brent Rooker - LF
Austin Romine - C Ryan Jeffers - C
Alfonso Rivas - 1B Willians Astudillo - 1B
Sergio Alcantara - SS Andrelton Simmons - SS
Justin Steele - LHP Joe Ryan - RHP