Minnesota Twins probable pitchers & starting lineup vs. Toronto Blue Jays, May 12

Can the Twins bounce back from a horrible meltdown on Saturday?
Minnesota Twins v Toronto Blue Jays
Minnesota Twins v Toronto Blue Jays / Vaughn Ridley/GettyImages

Blowing a 7-1 lead isn’t exactly in the spirit of the good vibes the team has established over the last two weeks, but bad games are going to happen and the Minnesota Twins certainly turned one of those in on Saturday.

It was another rough day for an otherwise great bullpen, as Cole Sands and Jay Jackson got lit up for five runs to add to the five that Simeon Woods Richardson got tagged with earlier in the game. It continues a strange up-and-down streak for Woods Richardson, who has established that he has what it takes to be part of the rotation but continues to have struggle at times like yesterday.

The good news is the Twins offense continues to thrive. While the game ended in a loss, Minnesota scored eight runs and managed to at least keep those vibes alive. Tough outings are going to happen, but the last thing the Twins can afford is to let how yesterday got away from them impact how good everything else has generally been going.

Twins vs. Blue Jays probable starting pitchers, May 12

Bailey Ober (3-1, 4.42 ERA) will be on the mound for the Twins to help get things right against Alex Monah (0-0, 13.50 ERA), who is also looking to get things back on track.

Monah was a potential Twins trade target this offseason when Jorge Polanco was getting shopped, but ultimately he stayed with Toronto. Once a promising pitcher, Monah has fallen on some hard times and has followed a path not unlike the one that Simeon Woods Richardson is on where he has a ton of good stuff but can’t seem to find consistency with it.

That’s what the Twins offense will try to exploit on Sunday to offer Ober some proper run support. He’s managed to settle into his role as the third starter nicely, with his last outing being one in which he struck out seven Mariners batters even though the game ended in a loss.

It was a similar game to the one Minnesota lost on Saturday, as the offense scored six runs but the Twins allowed ten to Seattle. The good news was Ober looked mostly decent despite not pitching his best game, which is reason to believe he’ll bounce back strong not only for the team but for himself on Sunday.

Minnesota Twins starting lineup, May 12

Here’s a look at the Twins lineup for Mother’s Day:

Toronto Blue Jays starting lineup, May 12

What time is the Minnesota Twins game today?

It’s another weekend day game for the Twins, who hopefully don’t fall back into the trend of playing poorly in games that start too early. The winning streak did a lot of things, and bucking things like that was hopefully one of them.

There’s only one way to find out.

  • Game time: 12:37 pm CT
  • Date: Sunday, May 12, 2024
  • Location: Toronto, ON
  • Stadium: Rogers Centre

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