The wait is finally over, and baseball is finally back. Opening Day is here, which means it's the first time we're asking ourselves how to watch the Minnesota Twins with meaningful games on the line.
Spring Training was a first good look at the new Twins lineup, but today is when it all starts to matter. Expectations are high after the winter the team had, as bringing back Carlos Correa put the onus on Rocco Baldelli and the front office duo of Derek Falvey and Thad Levine to do what they can to get the team back to the postseason.
More than that, the Twins are hoping to end a miserable 19-year playoff losing streak this year. It's been since October 2004 that fans in Minnesota have watched the team win a game in the postseason and it's high time that trend gets bucked.
A full season of Byron Buxton and Carlos Correa in the lineup, as well as an improved pitching staff led by the newly acquired Pablo Lopez, might be the right mix.
That test begins on Thursday in Kansas City when the Twins take on the Royals on Opening Day. Thanks to some bankruptcy drama with Bally Sports, some fans might be wondering how to watch today's game or might even be wondering if it's being broadcast at all.
Never fear, we have you covered.
How to watch the Minnesota Twins today, March 30th
Bally Sports North was part of a giant bankruptcy controversy this winter that seemed up bubble up out of nowhere on fans. The TL;DR version is that Diamond Sports Group -- which is owned by Sinclair which bought all of Fox Sports' regional networks -- ran out of money. This created a whole bunch of issues, but the most pressing of which was whether or not games would be broadcast on networks like Bally Sports North.
MLB stepped in and said it would make sure fans could still watch games even if Bally Sports was in trouble, which means Twins games will still be broadcast per usual.
Here's how to watch the Minnesota Twins today:
- Date: Thursday, March 30
- Time: 3:10 p.m. CT
- Location: Kauffman Stadium
- Live stream: fuboTV (Try for free) | MLB.tv
- TV Channel: MLB Network | Bally Sports North
- Probable pitchers: Pablo Lopez (MIN) vs. Zack Greinke (KC)
Minnesota Twins starting lineup for Opening Day 2023
What will the Twins look like once you flip them on?
Things look a little different after an offseason of change for Minnesota. Luis Arraez is in the lineup today -- but he's in the one for the Miami Marlins. Pablo Lopez will be on the mound for Minnesota as a result, with Twins fans getting their first good look at the guy the team traded Arraez away for back in January.
Lopez pitched 180 innings for Miami last year, and is already being talked about as a potential dark horse Cy Young candidate. A lot of work needs to get done before we get there, though, and that starts today in Kansas City.
Michael A. Taylor
Joey Gallo is a new addition making his Twins debut, and he'll be doing it in a different place than he normally finds himself in the lineup. With Alex Kirilloff beginning the season on the IL, Gallo is going to get his first start at first base since 2019. With Gallo at first, Trevor Larnach is out in left field
Christian Vazquez is making his Twins debut behind the plate, and the aformentioned Lopez will be the first starter of the year taking the rock for Minnesota.