Game 131, Mariners at Twins
Vargas vs. Deduno, 5:10 pm.
Deduno, who was as wild as his track record would lead you to expect last time against the Mariners, managed to throw mostly strikes and only walk one in his intervening start. However, it took place in Texas against the Rangers, so the tradeoff was that he suddenly became a lot more hittable. We’ll see which version of him the Twins are sending out tonight.
I don’t know when Saunders will be back in the lineup. Lately, it seems like the team tends to talk hopefully about day-to-day injury guys, and it always seems like they still take a few days longer. That means in order to rest Franklin Gutierrez, we get Figgins in center.