Minnesota Twins Game 101: Lineups and First Impressions


The Minnesota Twins are coming off a series victory against the AL Central division rival, Cleveland Indians, and tonight they welcome the Chicago White Sox into town.  The White Sox were losers of two out of three against the Kansas City Royals earlier in the week and will be looking to right the ship at Target Field.

Tonight for the Twins, Phil Hughes takes the mound.  He is looking to get back to his early season form and rebound from a tough outing in his last start.  Opposing him for the White Sox will be Hector Noesi.

Here is how both teams will line up:

Chicago White Sox (48-54)

Adam Eaton CF

Alexei Ramirez SS

Jose Abreu 1B

Adam Dunn DH

Dayan Viciedo RF

Conor Gillaspie 3B

Gordon Beckham 2B

Alejandro De Aza LF

Tyler Flowers C

Minnesota Twins (46-54)

Sam Fuld LF

Brian Dozier 2B

Trevor Plouffe 3B

Josh Willingham DH

Oswaldo Arcia RF

Kurt Suzuki C

Chris Parmelee 1B

Eduardo Escobar SS

Danny Santana CF

First Impressions:

  • The Twins take the field for the first time after trading Kendrys Morales to the Seattle Mariners in exchange for RHP Stephen Pryor.
  • Mike Berardino reported today that Chris Colabello was seen taking grounders at third, likely looking at options to get him in the lineup.
  • How long will Willingham remain in the lineup?  The Twins have to be calling teams shopping his services.
  • Jose Abreu heads to Target Field, and while he didn’t participate in the home run derby, will he have his time during this series?

Game Details:

Tonight’s first pitch is scheduled for 7:10pm central time, however, with rain and possible thunderstorms in the forecast, that may not be attainable.  If you are unable to watch the game on TV, catch the action on the Twins Radio Network.