Minnesota Twins Game 71: Lineups and First Impressions


The Minnesota Twins are back home at the friendly confines of Target Field tonight.  Following a series sweep at the hands of the Boston Red Sox, and a five game losing streak overall, the Twins will look to get back on track against the Chicago White Sox.

As the White Sox roll into town, the will be the subjects facing a Minnesota Twins pitcher making his Major League Baseball debut at the ripe age of 30.  Yohan Pino will toe the rubber for the Twins, and he will do so following up a stellar minor league season thus far for the Rochester Red Wings.

Opposing Pino and the Twins, the White Sox will send Jose Quintana to the mound.  Quintana has been up and down for the White Sox this year boasting a 3.98 ERA.

Lets take a look at how each team will line up.

Chicago White Sox (35-37)

1. Adam Eaton CF

2. Gordon Beckham 2B

3. Conor Gillaspie 3B

4. Jose Abreu 1B

5. Adam Dunn DH

6. Alexei Ramirez SS

7. Dayan Viciedo RF

8. Alejandro De Aza LF

9. Tyler Flowers C

Minnesota Twins (32-38)

1. Danny Santana SS

2. Brian Dozier 2B

3. Joe Mauer 1B

4. Josh Willingham LF

5. Kendrys Morales DH

6. Kurt Suzuki C

7. Chris Parmelee RF

8. Eduardo Escobar 3B

9. Sam Fuld CF

First Impressions

  • The Twins will be rolling with Parmelee in RF again tonight after being the only batter to do much of anything yesterday against the Red Sox.  Oswaldo Arcia has been slumping of late and Ron Gardenhire is rolling with the hot bat.
  • Sam Fuld is back out in center field today for the Twins, giving them a true defensive option manning the middle of the outfield.
  • As the White Sox and Jose Abreu roll into town, Yohan Pino will get no breaks as there are quite a few guys throughout the lineup that can make Target Field look small.
  • The storyline here is what will Yohan Pino do with his first opportunity in the big leagues?

Game Time

First pitch is slated for 7:10 pm central tonight and with rain having already fallen heavily throughout the cities today, the Twins will be hoping the weather clears up.

The game will be televised on Fox Sports North and can be heard on the Twins Radio Network