First Pitch: 1:10 PM CDT
TV: Bally Sports North
Know Thine Enemy: Royals Review
Joe Ryan (1-1, 2.70 ERA) takes the mound for the third time this season. After somewhat surprisingly being named the Twins’ opening day starter, Ryan is off to a solid start to the season. He will look to build on his early success this afternoon against veteran Zack Greinke (0-0, 2.45 ERA). While he’s lost almost all of his velocity from early in his career, Greinke just keeps on chugging along as a solid, wily starting pitcher. Interesting note: Greinke has just one strikeout in 11 innings pitched so far this year. But let’s get to the important news of the day...
|Byron Buxton - DH||Nicky Lopez - 2B|
|Carlos Correa - SS||Whit Merrifield - RF|
|Luis Arraez - 2B||Andrew Benintendi - LF|
|Gio Urshela - 3B||Salvador Perez - C|
|Max Kepler - RF||Carlos Santana - 1B|
|Miguel Sano - 1B||Hunter Dozier - DH|
|Kyle Garlick - LF||Bobby Witt - 3B|
|Ryan Jeffers - C||Adalberto Mondesi - SS|
|Nick Gordon - CF||Michael Taylor - CF|
|Joe Ryan - RHP||Zack Greinke - RHP|
Buck is back!! As I’m sure you all know, the offense was actually protesting until Byron Buxton came back, so expect the Twins to score 24 runs this afternoon.