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- Indians at Twins, 1:10PM: Time was, a Nick Blackburn afternoon start would be prime fodder for this here website to break out the Nickgasm tag. But with a 1-7 record and a 7.36 ERA in his last eleven starts, it seems that our man Nick is all out of gasm. Cleveland counters with Aaron Laffey.
- Marlins at Cardinals, 2:15PM: Josh Johnson and Joel Pineiro go head-to-head in a battle of second tier Cy Young candidates. Neither pitcher has been victimized much by tater tots in 2009, which pretty much ensures that St. Louis and Florida will combine for 12 home runs today. Whaddya say to a liveglog, fellas and dollfaces?
- Pirates at Dodgers, 3:10PM: The Dodgers need starting pitchers, y'all. When Hiroki Kuroda got bonked in the head with a line drive last month and went down with a concussion, it was a real downer for the already weakened rotation. No matter, Kuroda's back! And better than ever! He's back! Last week, Kuroda went 8 strong and beat the Giants; he'll look to take advantage of another light-hitting lineup today against Kevin Hart and the Pirates.
- Diamondbacks at Padres, 3:35PM: Mark Reynolds' 42nd tater tot on the year came off struggling Padres closer Heath Bell in the ninth inning of last night's 4-2 D'Backs win. Arizona looks for the sweep today which would put the two teams into a tie for last place in the NL West, aka the shitbird seat. Don't sleep on Padres starter Edward Mujica (3.33 ERA) making his second start this season after spending most of it in the pen.