DAY GAME ALERT! Probables:
CWS – Dylan Axelrod (0-3, 4.17)
MNT – Mike Pelfrey (3-3, 6.03)
Those are some ugly numbers for today’s starting pitchers.
Lineups: Sox: DeWayne Wise CF Alexei Ramirez SS Alex Rios RF Adam Dunn 1B Paul Konerko DH Conor Gillaspie 3B Dayan Viciedo LF Jeff Keppinger 2B Hector Gimenez C Twins: [...]
I used to love to hate the White Sox, but that fiery passion has cooled considerably in the past few years. Now I just like to dislike them. For this I blame Ozzie Guillen, who somehow against all odds and expectations brought a new level of civility and respect to the formerly fierce and [...]
Television – FSN First Pitch – 6:10pm CDT
Happy Labor Day, citizens. I hope you’ve been enjoying your day of leisure; it was hard earned by those who came before us. I hope you’re having a cold beer with friends or spending some quality time with family or both. Maybe taking in a ball [...]
Francisco Liriano was probably my favorite post-Santana pitcher, Kevin Slowey excepted. If Johan brought me back to baseball after taking a couple of years off Frankie made me pretty nuts about baseball again. 2006, I think we can all agree, was just about the most magical season for [...]
MLB recap B-R recap fangraph
good news: i got to (mostly) watch an entertaining ballgame, with the bad guys beating the good guys. bad news: i had to have the events relayed to me by the hawk.
anyway, talk about the game, and the trade deadline here. boo-yah.
First Pitch – 7:10 p.m. CDT Television – FSN Lineups
So the Pale Hosers are leading the AL Central and the Twins are, mercifully, out of the cellar at last (thank you very much Kansas City, Cleveland with the assist). We’d all like that situation to be reversed, of course. After all, the White [...]
Twitter is abuzz late the Saturday evening as the Twins trade Fransisco Liriano to the White Sox (of all teams) for minor leaguers Eduardo Escobar and Pedro Hernadez.
Escobar is a SS and Hernandez is a LHP
Minnesota: De Vries (2-2, 3.95 ERA) Chicago: Quintana (4-1, 2.30 ERA)
Be afraid Chicago, be very afraid.
I am just playing the averages here but Liam Hendricks is due, you guys.
twins win handily. or at least that’s what i’m told. i’m simultaneously cleaning for a birthday party and packing for NY.
anyway, twayn was right about that “white stocking” thing. in other news, the white sox are still (pale)hosers.
First Pitch – 7:10 p.m. CDT Television – FSN Game Notes
When you search the internet for images, you get a lot different results with “white socks” than you do with “white sox”. But you might want to set your search engine filters accordingly if you search on “white stockings”.
If there’s a better [...]
From tWWL, here are some numbers from our buddy, PJ.
Two things. First, hey espn, get a picture of the guy in the Twins cap, will you? Secondly, more sliders please.
Twins 5, Whities 4 WP: Hot Carl LP: Danks SAVE (1): Joe Nathan
Twins Record 59-84 —->.5 games into the cellar. Booooooooooooooooooooooooooooo.
King of the Savers race update: Craig Kimbrel and Dancie McDouche are knotted atop the leader board with 42 saves apiece. As was noted during the game log the Twins are perfect [...]
Pavano v Danks
Revere 8 Plouffe 6 Mauer DH Valencia 5 Parmelee 3 Hughes 4 Benson 7 Repko 9 Butera 2
Pierre LF Ramirez SS Konerko 1B Pierzynski C Rios CF De Aza RF Viciedo DH Vizquel 2B Morel 3B
The Calf wanted to provide commentary on the Twins season to this point.
Twins record: 51-63 Fangraphs MLB Game Wrap
Hitter of the Week: Jason Kubel Pitcher of the Week: Carl Pavano
Twins record: 41-48 Fangraphs MLB Game Wrap
This week I am faced with the prospect of pushing back not just one, but two excellent food-and-drink posts, both of which concern material that I find myself much more interested in than baseball at this point of this season, frankly. So I will once again try to [...]
“if i buy the bread, then i can’t afford the wine…”
for some reason, i can imagine burnett walking aimlessly around the south side with a bottle in his hand, but i can’t picture mijares doing the same. i’m not sure what that means. anyway, here’s an old favorite of mine:
and hold on [...]
The greatest player in Yankees history hit his 3000th hit today. The good Yankee Captain, as he is called worldwide (even by those who are otherwise oblivious to baseball) because the first player ever to use nothing but willpower and intangibles to guide the ball over the fence for the milestone (the other player to [...]
Nick Blackburn vs Gavin Floyd
The last time the Twins have lost a series against Chicago was May 19-21, 2009. There was a two game split on May 11-12, 2010, but there’s no doubt the Twins would have won the series if given the chance. Overall, the Twins are .732 against the White Sox from [...]