Tonight's game between the Twins and Indians has been rained out. A traditional doubleheader will take place tomorrow, starting at 3:10 p.m. Central
Kyle Gibson will face Carlos Carrasco in Game One. Carrasco is coming off of a 1-hitter his last time out.
Mike Pelfrey will face Cody Anderson in Game Two. Pelfrey could be making his last start as a Twin.
The Twins are trying to surge, having won six of their last eight games. The problem is that Houston and the Angels have been winning too. This is going to get crazy, as Houston ends the season on the road (where they stink) and the Angels have four games at Texas to end the season.
I'm smelling tiebreaker Monday.
Cleveland is five games back in the wild card race, so a loss tonight coupled with a Houston win would officially eliminate the Tribe from wild card contention. For all practical purposes, last night's loss to the Twins ended Cleveland's dream.
Kyle Gibson should be in redemption mode tonight after getting knocked out in the third inning last week at Target Field against these same Indians.
Hearing we're going to have to deal with the threat of rain all night tonight, so get ready to hurry up and wait.
No lineups yet. Will check in later
Trevor May is unavailable today, as his lower back/glute area continues to give him trouble. It looks like it will be a daily question this week. Is Trevor available?
``I know that if I spent a week sitting on the couch and watching television, I would be fine,'' May said. ``But I don't have a week.''
May is frustrated. He had a Biowave machine connected to his back, hoping the electrical stimulus will loosen up the area and allow him to pitch. His back had given him trouble for just over a month, and now it is threatening to keep him off the mound the rest of the regular season.
Phul Hughes feels a little better today. He actually was chowing down on a sandwich when I approached him. Said it was the first thing he's eaten today. So he's getting is appetite back. He played some catch on the field earlier this afteroon and reported that he felt a little weak but it wasn't too bad.
Hughes is going to try to throw in the bullpen tomorrow. If that goes well he should be able to start on Saturday against Kansas City. If not, Tommy Milone could step in once again. And whoever doesn't start on Saturday could be the man to take the ball if the Twins need to play a Game 163.
Brian Dozier, 2B
Joe Mauer, 1B
Miguel Sano, DH
Trevor Plouffe, 3B
Eddie Rosario, LF
Torii Hunter, RF
Aaron Hicks, CF
Kurt Suzuki, C
Eduardo Escobar, SS
Kyle Gibson, RHP
Jason Kipnis, DH
Jose Ramirez, 2B
Francisco Lindor, SS
Carlos Santana, 1B
Yan Gomes, C
Lonnie Chisenhall, RF
Jerry Sands, LF
Abraham Almonte, CF
Mike Aviles, 3B
Cody Anderson, RHP