The Twins. We all know what happens when we play the Twins: balls are lost in the lights, infield squibs take strange hops, umpires don’t see batters hit with pitches, etc. Yesterday, luck was finally reversed, as the umpires reversed a fan interference call that gave the Tigers the winning run, and detonated Ron Gardenhire’s head. The Twins are officially having an awful year.
Tonight Mad Max Scherzer steps up for the Tigers. His last outing was rather forgettable. At least I wish it were. Not to worry, though: that was actually his evil twin, Matt Scherzer. You can tell because the twin has the blue eye on the left side. Or wait, is that Max? Anyway, the Twins will be without their leading hitter, Jason Kubel. Those Twins, with the .237 team average, without their leading hitter in the lineup, do you hear what I’m saying Max?
Lefty Brian Duensing takes the mound for the Twins. Duensing pitched 2 innings against Detroit on May 10 following the hail storm delay, and gave up 2 runs, 2 hits and 4 walks. He throws a lot of off-speed stuff, and I’m sure the Tiger plan of attack will be to take a lot of pitches, right? Right?
Today’s Player of the Pre-Game: Miguel Cabrera
The state of Florida has returned Mr. Cabrera’s driver’s license, and he celebrates by driving in a few runs.
Today’s Everyday-Except-Today Lineup: