Downtown was busy this morning. People with Twins gear walking everywhere. Couples holding hands with their baseball jerseys on. Everyone laughing and smiling.

``This is like five years ago,'' I said to myself.

Then I get to the park and realize that its Torii Hunter jersey day, and the rubes are lined up at the gates. Duped again.

Anyway, J.R. Graham is on the mound today as the Twins try to use their bullpen to beat the Brewers. Graham has had moments when he's been pretty impressive, mixed in with flashes of being overwhelmed at this level.

The lineups are not out yet. Will check back with those, as well as updates.

Righthanders are hitting .283 off Matt Garza versus .244 for lefties, but Kurt Suzuki is still getting a day off today. So Chris Hermnann is behind home plate.

Twins manager Paul Molitor said that all of his relievers should be available today. It will still be interesting who he brings in after J.R. Graham runs out of gas. It's not surprising that the all the relievers are available today. They usually step up when it's a bullpen game.

It will be interesting to see what kind of running game the Twins have today. I'll explain later.


Carlos Gomez, CF
Jonathan Lucroy, C
Ryan Braun, RF
Adam Lind, 1B
Aramis Ramirez, 3B
Garardo Parra, LF
Jean Segura, SS
Shane Peterson, DH
Luis Sardinas, 2B

Matt Garza, RHP


Brian Dozier, 2B
Shane Robinson, LF
Joe Mauer, 1B
Trevor Plouffe, 3B
Torii Hunter, DH
Eddie Rosario, RF
Chris Herrmann, C
Danny Santana, SS
Aaron Hicks, CF

J.R. Graham, RHP

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