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Twins Vs. Pirates, 21 June 2012

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CLEVELAND, OH - JUNE 15: Starting pitcher James McDonald #53 of the Pittsburgh Pirates pitches during the first inning against the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field on June 15, 2012 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)
CLEVELAND, OH - JUNE 15: Starting pitcher James McDonald #53 of the Pittsburgh Pirates pitches during the first inning against the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field on June 15, 2012 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)
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Liam Hendriks vs. James McDonald, 7:05 p.m. I think Hendriks has a good chance of being a decent mid- to back-of-the-rotation pitcher at some point, but right now, this is a great matchup for the Bucs. Hendriks carved up the minors with excellent control. But he only had 16 career Class AAA starts, and this year he's finding that life in the big leagues isn't easy for a righty with 90 MPH velocity, despite the good control and the good changeup. He's allowed an amazing eight home runs in 23 innings so far this season. There's bad luck in that, but he also has a very high line drive rate of 27.1 percent, so he's really getting hit hard.

Twins:

Denard Span CF
Ben Revere RF
Josh Willingham LF
Justin Morneau 1B
Trevor Plouffe 3B
Ryan Doumit C
Brian Dozier SS
Alexi Casilla 2B
Liam Hendriks P

Pirates:

Alex Presley LF
Neil Walker 2B
Andrew McCutchen CF
Garrett Jones RF
Casey McGehee 1B
Pedro Alvarez 3B
Rod Barajas C
Josh Harrison SS
James McDonald P