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On Deck: Twins look to bounce back

Posted on: June 23, 2011 11:02 am
 


By C. Trent Rosecrans

Slow day in baseball today, with just five games on the schedule, three of those taking place during the day.

START ANOTHER STREAK: The Twins lost their first game in more than a week on Wednesday, falling to the defending World Series champs. Things don't get much easier for Minnesota, facing Tim Lincecum on Thursday. Twins starter Brian Duensing is having a June himself, going 2-1 with a 2.81 ERA this month. The lefty is 1-1 with a 3.98 ERA in 10 interleague starts of his career. The Twins have won 15 of their last 18 games and seven of their last nine on the road. Twins at Giants, 3:45 p.m. ET (Follow live)

ROAD WARRIORS: Your first-place Diamondbacks (yes, you read that right) are more than happy to be on the road and in interleague play. After starting the season 5-13 on the road, the Diamondbacks have won 14 of their last 18 in the road grays. The team is also 6-2 in interleague play so far this season and have Daniel Hudson (8-5, 3.56 ERA) on the mound against a winless Felipe Paulino (0-4, 4.10) in Kansas City as the Diamondbacks seek a sweep over the Royals. Diamondbacks at Royals, 8:10 p.m. ET (Follow live)

Roy OswaltChris CarpenterSTRUGGLING STARTERS: A Roy Oswalt-Chris Carpenter showdown should be a premier pitching matchup. Instead, the two have combined for just one win in their last 15 starts. Oswalt picked up his fourth victory of the season on June 12, snapping a seven-start winless streak, only to start another winless streak in his last outing, last Friday at Seattle. Carpenter's lone victory of the season came more than a month ago on May 10. Like Oswalt, it came against the Cubs, so maybe neither really count. Phillies at Cardinals, 8:15 p.m. ET (Follow live)

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hotmeuly
Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 22, 2011 7:32 am
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Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: June 23, 2011 4:35 pm
 

On Deck: Twins look to bounce back

I didn't know it was already on-S.F.1-0 in 4th.Lincecum's pitching well & that's a good thing.I drafted him about 9 times.



Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: June 23, 2011 4:28 pm
 

On Deck: Twins look to bounce back

Lincecum isn't really in a pitching mood these days.The Twins have been hot & will probably chace Tim by the 5th.Looks like another win for The Mighty Twins.


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