Thursday, June 23, 2011
Twins San Francisco Giants Game 3 Preview
Tonight is a pivotal game for the Twins. After losing last night and ending their 8 game winning streak, they dropped to 7.5 games back in the AL Central race. The Tigers, White Sox, and Indians all won their games last night so it is important for the Twins to bounce back tonight. A small problem is that they will be going up against former NL Cy Young award winner Tim Lincecum. Luckily for the Twins, Lincecum is having a very sub par season for his standards. He's 5-6 with a 3.39 ERA. The Twins are sending Brian Duensing to the hill tonight and he's been pretty poorly this year with a 4.82 ERA but he is has been pitching better as of late. The twins should be able to get this win. Lincecum isn't pitching that well lately and some key Twins are still getting healthy. Look for Mauer and Nishioka to improve as they continue to get healthier.