PREVIEW: Miami Marlins (4-15) vs Minnesota Twins (8-7) – Josh Johnson


Miami Marlins (4-15) vs Minnesota Twins (8-7)



Rickey Nolasco vs. Kevin Correia

-Nolasco has never faced the Twins before.

-Ryan Doumit has three hits all doubles, four strikeouts and a walk against Nolasco.

-Josh Willingham is 4-for-10 with four RBI’s and four strikeouts.

-Correia is 3-4 with a 7.06 ERA in 15 appearances against the Miami in his career. This is a Marlins team with not a lot hope however.

-Giancarlo Stanton, Austin Kearns and Miguel Olivo have all taken Correia deep. Kearns and Olivo are part-time players but don’t be surprised to see him in there against Kevin.

Jose Fernandez vs. Mike Pelfrey

-Fernandez is just 20 years old. He is raw but relentless. He will be interesting to see him face a professional hitter like Joe Mauer.

-Pelfrey is 1-8 in 17 appearances vs. the Marlins with a 5.20 ERA.

-Stanton is 8-for-17 with a pair of homers and three walks vs. Pelfrey. He apparently see’s him pretty well.

-Kearns and Greg Dobbs have also homered off of him.

The Marlins are led by 23-year old slugger Giancarlo Stanton. The right fielder has had a slow start to the season but he is a very dangerous hitter nonetheless. Twins pitching will need pitch to him carefully because he Killebrew kind of power.

Going into Monday’s action our Twins are riding a four-game win streak.

Josh Johnson

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