Jul 13, 2014; Denver, CO, USA; Minnesota Twins manager Ron Gardenhire (35) during the fifth inning against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

Logan Darnell likely Saturday Starter

The Minnesota Twins are looking to be without the services of Kyle Gibson once again on Saturday.  While Twins fans are clamoring for the likes of Alex Meyer and Trevor May to make their much-anticipated Twins debut, it looks like Logan Darnell will make the start opposite Chris Sale.

Right now, Alex Meyer is still not on the 40 man roster, which makes him unable to be called up and added to the 25 man roster.

Darnell has made 17 starts for Triple-A Rochester this year and has pitched to the tune of a 3.43 ERA.  In 94.1 innings pitched, Darnell has struck out 73 while walking 40 batters.

He has been relatively consistent throughout his minor league career.  His numbers aren’t going to jump off the page, but he has skirted around being less than mediocre for the most part as well.  In a spot start, and especially opposing Chris Sale, the Twins can only hope he can keep them in the game.

While Darnell isn’t the big name Twins fans want to see, it is also unfortunate to note that Kyle Gibson may be in danger of missing yet another start, suggesting his injury may be more serious or lingering than first imagined.

Saturday’s first pitch is currently scheduled for 6:10pm central time.  The Twins will be looking to take a second straight series over an AL Central division team ahead of themselves in the standings.

The roster move will likely be announced by the Twins at some point Friday night or early Saturday morning.

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