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Game 48: Giants at Twins

Man, am I Ober this one step forward two steps back stuff

MLB: San Diego Padres at Minnesota Twins
Bailey Ober takes the hill for the Twins on Monday night.
Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY Sports

First Pitch: 6:40 PM Central Time
TV: Bally Sports North, FS1
Radio: TIBN
Know Thine Enemy: McCovey Choronicles

The Minnesota Twins lost a pair of series in California in disappointing fashion over the past week and are no doubt happy to be back at the friendly confines of Target Field.

The Twins’ recent losses have all followed an eerily similar blueprint: strong starting pitching, shaky bullpen work, and plenty of chances to score but not nearly enough conversions to runs on the board.

Now, the Giants, another middle-of-the-pack team, come to town. Minnesota will start Baily Ober, who looks to continue his extremely strong start to the season. Ober is 3-0 with a 1.78 ERA and threw six innings of one-run ball at Dodger Stadium last week. The Giants will go with opener John Brebbia, who has already appeared in 21 games this year and will start his third contest of the season.

Also of note: Byron Buxton is back in the lineup after leaving Saturday’s game with knee tightness, sitting out Sunday, and getting Monday off.

Enjoy Monday night baseball!

Today's Lineups

LaMonte Wade - 1B Edouard Julien - 2B
Mike Yastrzemski - CF Carlos Correa - SS
J.D. Davis - DH Alex Kirilloff - RF
Michael Conforto - RF Byron Buxton - DH
Blake Sabol - LF Kyle Farmer - 3B
Casey Schmitt - 3B Willi Castro - LF
Patrick Bailey - C Donovan Solano - 1B
Brandon Crawford - SS Michael Taylor - CF
Brett Wisely - 2B Christian Vazquez - C
Sean Manaea - LHP Bailey Ober - RHP