Minnesota Twins vs Cleveland Indians Series Preview


The Minnesota Twins only have a few more games in the month of September.  For Minnesotan’s still considering themselves Twins fans, this is a good thing.  Slogging towards 90 losses, the suffering is almost over, and 2015 brings another new opportunity.  In the mean time however, the Twins are headed to Cleveland to take on the Indians for a three game series.

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Over the course of the three game series, the Twins will still be looking for September standouts to play themselves into relevance when it comes to Spring Training next season.

As far as pitching matchups go, the best may be in-game one.  Tuesday night, the Twins will sent Trevor May, fresh off his first major league win, to the hill.  He will be opposed by Trevor Bauer for the Cleveland Indians.  The former top prospect has been up and down this year pitching to a 4.10 ERA.

In game two, the Twins will give the ball to Kyle Gibson.  Gibson went seven innings in his last outing, despite giving up four runs in the fourth inning against the Angels.  He has 11 wins on the year.  Going against Gibson for the Angels will be T.J. House.  House has pitched to a very nice 2.70 ERA at home this season.

In the final game of the series, it will be Ricky Nolasco against Corey Kluber.  Nolasco will be looking for a rare solid start for the Twins, something he hasn’t done much of after being signed as a free agent in the offseason.  Kluber is a tough test for the Twins hitters, owning a sub 2.50 ERA on the season.

Minnesota will look to get some offense going after being throttled by the Angels on Sunday night.  Look for Trevor May to get his second win and Gibson to pitch well in-game two.  Minnesota has a chance to take the first two games from the Indians on the road.

First pitch Tuesday night is scheduled for 7:05 pm central time from Progressive Field.