Minnesota Twins probable pitchers & starting lineup vs. Seattle Mariners, May 7

The Twins will attempt to keep a new winning streak going on Tuesday night.
Seattle Mariners v Minnesota Twins
Seattle Mariners v Minnesota Twins / David Berding/GettyImages

While the winning streak ended on Sunday against Boston, a new one migh thave started up Monday against Seattle.

Even if the Twins don't string together another dozen wins, the impact of the last 12 games was felt against the Mariners. Earlier in the season Minnesota didn't seem to have much fight late in games, and the offense went quiet when it should have been providing support for stellar starting pitching.

That happened against Seattle in ways we hadn't seen before but seems to be a direct result of the impact of the winning streak.

Some tried to dog the last two weeks as the Twins simply getting a lucky break with the schedule, which isn't untrue but something also awoke during that stretch. Minnesota's offense has come to life, the pitching continues to get better, and the way the team fought back late against Seattle to grind out a win feels a tone setter.

We'll see if they can follow it up on Tuesday with more proof, but this doesn't feel like the same team it was back on April 21st.

Twins vs. Mariners probable starting pitchers, May 7

Bailey Ober (3-1, 4.55 ERA) will be on the bump for the Twins as they try to get another winning streak rolling in May. The bar was set high for Ober, who is following a dominating performance from Simeon Woods Richardson that saw him strike out eight Mariners, which included a career-high by the time the third inning was over.

That's what the Twins are hoping to see out of Ober, not only in terms of domination but with what his role in the rotation can mean moving forward. SWR seemingly secured his place, but Ober is being relied on to help replace some of the innings production Sonny Gray provided. Ideally Minnesota has a three-headed monster at the front of its rotation with Pablo Lopez, Joe Ryan, and Ober and a solid outing on Tuesday against a good Mariners team will go a long way in building some confidence.

Minnesota is facing formidable foes on Seattle's side all series, something that started with Luis Castillo on Monday and continues with Emerson Hancock (3-3, 4.75 ERA). He lines up rather closely with what Ober has done so far this season, collecting 23 strikeouts in 30.1 innings and consistently being one of the Mariners more reliable arms.

Minnesota Twins starting lineup, May 7

Here's a look at tonight's lineup for the Twins. Interestingly, it's Willi Castro in centerfield rather than Austin Martin, as it appears Manuel Margot is going to remain a bench option for Tuesday.

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

Seattle Mariners starting lineup, May 7

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Here's how to catch tonight's Twins-Mariners game:

  • Game time: 6:40 pm CT
  • Date: Tuesday, May 7, 2024
  • Location: Minneapolis, MN
  • Stadium: Target Field

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