Twins vs. Royals Preview

eric-gerster-minnesota-twinsTrevor May will be starting as the Minnesota Twins’ lead pitcher in the upcoming Twins vs. Royals game. May will definitely be happy about his start however he will be facing a formidable batting roster. This game will lead off a 3-game series in Minnesota.

The Royals have been playing pretty remarkably as of later with their best start in 12 years. The teams bullpen seems to have no flaws and is running like a well oiled machine. Paul Molitor and Torii Hunter will be co-managing the game and are extremely excited to represent their new team. Molitor has been quoted in saying “it will be a great day, obviously we’re playing one game tomorrow, but it’s the first time I’ll have the opportunity in this role. My hometown. My home ballpark. It will be an emotional day. It will be a good day.”

As many Twins fans know, the team isn’t off to their best start in history with their 1-5 record. But stifling the Royals is the only thing on their mind as they head into tomorrow’s game.

May will be replacing Ricky Nolasco in the rotation after the Nolasco found himself on the DL for 15-days with elbow inflammation. May began his MLB career last season with a 3-6 record and a 7.88 ERA in his 9 starts and a relief appearance. In that time May played the Royals and lost 6-4 at home. He let in 3 runs and 7 hits in only 4 ⅔ innings. It was a tall order for someone that had only been in the league for a mere two games prior to his debut. I am confident in May’s ability to perform, as he is too.

“My whole plan was just to be ready whenever I was needed, and it just happened to be sooner rather than later, but I’m ready to go,”

Win or lose I know the Twins will give it their all. It is still the very beginning of the season and nothing is marked in stone. I’ll be sure to tune into the game tomorrow and root for the Minnesota originals, the Minnesota Twins.
-Eric Gerster