Minnesota Twins probable pitchers & starting lineup vs. Seattle Mariners, May 9

The Twins are going for a series victory on Thursday afternoon against Seattle.
Seattle Mariners v Minnesota Twins
Seattle Mariners v Minnesota Twins / David Berding/GettyImages

Wednesday night was decidedly more fun than what happened 24 hours prior.

Rather than melting down late, which is what the Minnesota Twins did on Tuesday agianst the Seattle Mariner, a lead was built up and then never surrendered. Minnesota's bats got to work early, jumping all over the Mariners with three runs in the first two innings.

Carlos Correa and Trevor Larnach mashed back-to-back home runs in the first inning with Willi Castro joining the fun in the second, as the Twins marched to a 6-3 victory. There was a late inning scare again, as Seattle tagged Minnesota's bullpen for two runs in the seventh, but the Twins offense provided some insurance to defuse the drama.

That ability to put games away late and offer proper run support isn't something we saw from the Twins earlier in the season, and the way things went on Tuesday had fans fearful the team had fallen back on old ways.

Instead, the Twins showed the type of grit and fight that they showed over the 12-game winning streak last week and it's a big reason why Minnesota is set up for a series victory on Thursday.

Twins vs. Mariners probable starting pitchers, May 9

It's Pablo Day at Target Field today. Pablo Lopez (3-2, 4.30 ERA) is on the mound for the Twins and looking to keep the winning ways going on his special day. Not only that but he has his own streak going that fans would love to see continue as Lopez has back-to-back games with eight strikeouts.

His last two outings were pretty textbook for what we've come to expect out of him. Lopez pitched a combined 11 innings with 16 strikeouts and allowing nine hits. He had a less than ideal outing against the Angels from a runs allowed perspective, giving up five against an otherwise bad team, but his stuff has looked great so far this season.

Lopez will need to bring his A-game, as the Mariners are putting their ace on the mound to square off against him. Logan Gilbert (3-0, 1.69 ERA) is going to try and quite Minnesota's offense and help Seattle escape Minnesota with a series split.

Gilbert is someone who fans were thinking Minnesota might be able to land in a Jorge Polanco trade package, but that was team's price range and didn't end up happening. Now they'll face one of the best pitchers to go up against them this season and we're going to learn a lot about just where this Twins offense is as a result.

Minnesota Twins starting lineup, May 9

Seattle Mariners starting lineup, May 9

What time is the Minnesota Twins game today?

It's a quick turnaround after last night's game, as the Twins and Mariners are wrapping up this series with a day game at Target Field.

  • Game time: 12:10 pm CT
  • Date: Thursday, May 9, 2024
  • Location: Minneapolis, MN
  • Stadium: Target Field

How to watch Minnesota Twins game today

Out-of-market Twins fans will have a much easier time streaming games thanks to MLB.tv, but fans in Minnesota can still catch Bally Sports North on Fubo. Here are the best options to catch the action this afternoon:

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