Minnesota Twins probable pitchers & starting lineup vs. Los Angeles Angels, April 27

Can Minnesota extend its winning streak to six games on Saturday night?
Minnesota Twins v Los Angeles Angels
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It had been a truly abysmal start to the season, at least by the standard we're holding the Minnesota Twins to. Not adding to the roster in a meaingful way came back to bite the Twins early, but the last five games have been decidely a lot more fun.

That's what happens when you play two of the worst teams in baseball.

Good teams don't lose to bad ones, though, so there's no need to pretend like the five game winning streak Minnesota is on somehow doesn't count. The White Sox are attrocious and the Angels aren't much better, which is what we learned on Friday night in Anaheim.

Minnesota trounced the Angels, winning 5-3 and extending the winning streak. More importantly the Twins are a game under .500 and can officially right the ship in the standings with a win on Saturday.

Twins vs. Angels probable starting pitchers, April 27

Saturday night is for the Sheriff, as we'll see if Chris Paddack (1-1, 5.57 ERA) can stay on the right track he appears to be riding. Minnesota was relying heavily on Paddack to help fill up some innings that were lost when Sonny Gray left to sign with the St. Louis Caridnals and he's slowly started to find his groove.

Paddack was dominant in his last start, striking out 10 batters and going seven full innings against the White Sox. It's the sort of stuff that the Twins were hoping to see out of him, granted the scales were tipped a bit given how truly awful Chicago is.

He needs to lower his road ERA, though, which is a little high. Paddack carries a 10.61 ERA on the road but has a favorable matchup against the Angels to try and get that down a bit.

For the Angles, Jose Soriano (0-3, 3.43 ERA) will be on the mount to try and get his first win of the season. He's pitched the same amount of innings as Paddack but owns more strikeouts and has allowed far fewer hits.

Don't get hung up on his record, as Soriano will be a much harder out than he appears on paper and is a formidable opponent in trying to stop the Twins' winning streak.

Minnesota Twins starting lineup, April 27

  1. Alex Kirilloff, LF
  2. Edouard Julien, 2B
  3. Ryan Jeffers, C
  4. Trevor Larnach, DH
  5. Max Kepler, RF
  6. Willi Castro, SS
  7. Carlos Santana, 1B
  8. Kyle Farmer, 3B
  9. Austin Martin, CF

Los Angeles Angels starting lineup, April 27

Note: The Angels lineup will be updated here once it's announced.

What time is the Minnesota Twins game tonight?

Tonight's game will be late one for Twins fans. First pitch isn't scheduled until after 8:30pm CT, but it's the last one we'll have to worry about this series. Sunday's game is a 3:07 pm CT start and then the Twins head Chicago for another series against the White Sox -- in the right time zone.

  • Game time: 8:38pm CT
  • Date: Saturday, April 27, 2024
  • Location: Anaheim, CA
  • Stadium: Angels Stadium

How to watch Minnesota Twins game tonight?

If you're looking for a streaming option for tonight's game, one of these should be able to help you out. Bally Sports North is pretty worthless, but there are ways to view the game on a stream even if you have to jump thorugh a few hoops.

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