Minnesota Twins @ Cincinnati Reds
02/26/08 1:05 PM EDT
|Minnesota twins ||Cincinnati Reds|
|Denard Span - LF
||Willy Taveras - CF|
|Carlos Gomez - CF
||Jerry Hairston Jr. - SS|
|Brendan Harris - 3B||Joey Votto - 1B|
|Brian Buscher - 1B
||Brandon Phillips - 2B|
|Luis Matos - RF||Jay Bruce- RF|
|Dustin Martin - DH
||Edwin Encarnacion - 3B|
|Matt Tolbert - 2B
||Laynce Nix - LF|
|Jose Morales - C
||Ramon Hernandez - C|
|Trevor Plouffe - SS
||Jeff Keppinger - DH|
Today we get to see our first glimpse of Micah Owings on the mound in a Reds uniform. Well, we don't get to see it, or hear it even (unless you have Gameday Audio). You can follow along on Gameday though. Game time in 1:05pm.
Owings is going to have to come out firing after the performance that Homer Bailey put up yesterday. It would be awesome to see these guys go toe-to-toe through the Spring and make Dusty's choice a difficult one.
Also available out of the bullpen this afternoon are RHP David Weathers, RHP Mike Lincoln, RHP Francisco Cordero, LHP Arthur Rhodes, RHP Ramon Ramirez and RHP Josh Roenicke. The bench should be full since it's a home game, the last home opener at Ed Smith stadium for the Reds.
Nick Blackburn is the starter on the mound for the Twins. He was 11-11 with a 4.05 ERA last year in 33 starts for the Twins.