Twins Vs. Angels: Minnesota Faces Familiar Foe In New Series

May 2, 2012; Anaheim, CA, USA; Los Angeles Angels pitcher Jered Weaver (36) retires Minnesota Twins second baseman Alexi Casilla (12) for the final out of a no-hitter at Angel Stadium. The Angels defeated the Twins, 9-0. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee/Image of Sport-US PRESSWIRE

The Minnesota Twins will start a three game set with the LA Angels with Jered Weaver on the mound, fresh from a no hitter against the Twins his last time starting.

The Minnesota Twins know this match up all too well, but not in a good way. They faced the LA Angels in a different series five days ago with Jered Weaver on the mound, who hurled a no hitter against the hapless Twins offense. Weaver is the scheduled first pitcher in the new series starting Monday as well.

Weaver can't be thrilled about facing the same team twice in a row, especially with the usual drop in form after a no-no that a pitcher usually sees, but the Twins have been awful offensively so he can't be that upset either.

Even worse, the Angels bats might be starting to cook a bit more as well. Albert Pujols, famous for his slugging, had gone 111 at bats with no home runs until finally hitting a dinger on Sunday. Francisco Liriano will take the mound for the Twins and will need to keep his wits about him with Pujols getting a taste of his old Home Run feast and surely wanting more.

Minnesota only scored three runs in their last series against the Angels, all in the first game as they ended up being swept.

The game will be at Target Field at 8:10 p.m. ET.

For more on the Minnesota Twins, head over to Twinkie Town. More on the LA Angels can be found over at Halos Heaven. More news and information on Major League Baseball in general can be found at Baseball Nation.

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SB Nation Minnesota

You must be a member of SB Nation Minnesota to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Minnesota. You should read them.

Join SB Nation Minnesota

You must be a member of SB Nation Minnesota to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Minnesota. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.