This game went well last time and now Ryan only needs to finish seven innings.
Game one has two right-handed starters and game two has two left-handed starters. Both of their ERAs start with a 6 and are closer to starting with a 7 than a 5. Naturally one team won't be able to score at all this game.
I'm honestly surprised that this game is going off on time. It was pretty rainy a couple hours west in my neck of the woods a few hours ago. Regardless, we press on.
Charlie Barnes starts tonight. He strikes me as maybe the tenth best starter to log a start for the Twins this year, but it would be nice if he could do just enough to support a lineup that suddenly looks reasonably major league capable.
Buxton's back, that's good enough for me. Go twins!
Charlie Barnes returns to finish off the two-game series against the Reds. He started the first game of a doubleheader against Detroit before heading back to St. Paul for two more starts. He's had an unremarkable year in AAA but had a good spot start in Detroit. Let's hope he can do that again.