Game 67: Tanaka vs. Dean

The Twins starting pitcher this evening is Pat Dean. His full name is Patrick Michael Dean. It sounds a bit made up, doesn't it? It's akin to an auto-generated name in MLB The Show or Out of the Park Baseball. There's something comforting about it. And it also strikes me as a perfectly bland name for a team that is as perfectly bland as the Twins (and I say that as someone that is strangely excited at how well Eduardo Nunez has played). The fact that his ERA is almost perfectly league-average (2% above-average per B-R, or 1% above-average per FG) makes it all the better.

Tonight's action starts at 8:10 PM EST. Here's the Yankees lineup:

  1. Jacoby Ellsbury, CF
  2. Rob Refsnyder, 1B
  3. Carlos Beltran, RF
  4. Alex Rodriguez, DH
  5. Starlin Castro, 2B
  6. Chase Headley, 3B
  7. Didi Gregorius, SS
  8. Austin Romine, C
  9. Aaron Hicks, LF