Minnesota Twins lineup, TV Channel, start time vs. Chicago White Sox (July 9th)

Minnesota Twins lineup, TV Channel, start time vs. Chicago White Sox for July 9, 2024
Minnesota Twins lineup, TV Channel, start time vs. Chicago White Sox for July 9, 2024 / Jamie Sabau/GettyImages

Update (7/9) - Tuesday game has been postponed due to bad weather. It will be played as part of a doubleheader on Wednesday afternoon.

Monday night was a perfect microcosm of the Minnesota Twins season so far.

What started out as a total nightmare scenario turned into a dream as the Twins walked away with yet another win over the Chicago White Sox. It was looking like Minnesota was about to lose its first game to the Sox this season but the team’s resilience came through in extra innings and the bat of Brooks Lee made the difference.

Matt Wallner also deserves a ton of credit too. While Lee batted in the go-ahead run in the 11th inning, Wallner tied things up in the seventh with a monster home run. It not only brought the Twins back but it firmly announced him as being fully back after his rough start to the season.

After hitting .080 in his first 25 at-bats, Wallner went down to St. Paul to try and fix his swing and recapture some of the magic he had last season. That seems to have happened, as he’s on a tear since getting called back up and his offensive is instantly helping make a difference.

Those are the vibes Minnesota is hoping to keep rolling as they attempt to keep their undefeated streak against the White Sox alive.

Minnesota Twins lineup vs. Chicago White Sox (July 9th)

The Twins are rolling with their B-Team tonight, which sounds more demeaning than it should. Byron Buxton is out of the lineup and Brooks Lee is getting his first night off since being called up last Wednesday.

Even without some heavy hitters — literally and figuratively — in the mix, the Twins still have a pretty fantastic lineup which is a testament to their depth.

  1. Willi Castro, 2B
  2. Trevor Larnach, LF
  3. Carlos Correa, SS
  4. Max Kepler, RF
  5. Jose Miranda, 3B
  6. Carlos Santana, 1B
  7. Matt Wallner, DH
  8. Manuel Margot, CF
  9. Christian Vazquez

Twins vs. White Sox starting pitchers, July 9

After Chris Paddack struggled in his outing last night, Bailey Ober (8-4, 4.12 ERA) will be on the mound to try and get things right. It wasn't that Paddack was simply awful, as he did show some promise with his velocity and how his pitches looked.

The problem was that the White Sox looked at his pitches too and liked what they saw. Paddack was coming off the IL so there's a grace period for him. Ober is in a much more comfortable spot, and things are lining up for him to have a great night.

He's already faced the White Sox once this season, and while he didn’t blow them away he did manage to be on the right side of a 10-5 win. Ober has 35 strikeouts in his last four starts, and pitched a complete game against Oakland back on June 22nd. He’s in an entirely different place than he was when Chicago saw him last, which is bad news for the WHite Sox offense.

A similar thing can be said on the flip side for Minnesota. The Twins offense has been electric as of late, but they’re going up against Erick Fedde (6-3, 3.13 ERA) who is one of the best pitchers in baseball. His 1.13 WHIP tells a lot of the story, and he’s been dominant at home with a 1.64 ERA at Guaranteed Rate.

The Twins have faced good pitchers this year and beat them up, but they’re not immune to a bad game. Last night was almost a disaster, and giving Fedde a big lead is a recipe for a loss.

How to watch Minnesota Twins game today on TV and streaming?

For the second straight night, Marney Gellner will be on the call for Bally Sports North. Monday marked her debut in the booth, and she made history as the first woman to serve as play-by-play announcer for the Twins.

Needless to say, the Minnesota sports icon wasted no time in delivering some fantastic calls. Gellner will once again be joined by Justin Morneau.

  • Start Time: 7:10 pm CT
  • Date: Tuesday, July 9, 2024
  • Location: Chicago, IL
  • Stadium: Guaranteed Rate Field
  • Local TV Channel: Bally Sports North

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