McAllister (4-7, 3.90 ERA) vs. Lake 'Ace' Deduno (7-5, 3.38 ERA)
So, we're just a hair under 2/3'rds of the way through the season and the Clevelanders and Kansas City'ers are both ahead of the Yankees for the wild card. Be still, my beating heart.
The Twins look to continue winning despite hitting the least clutch home runs of any team, ever. They do so with their previous ace on the mound the day after their new real ace delivered a sparkling shutout.
I wanted to do a little research and write a little more for this game log, but man, I'm tired.
55 thoughts on “Game 117: Baseball Team from Ohio vs. Power Hungry Monsters from Minnesota”
Deduno is the only starting pitcher this season to give the Twins more rWAR than Albers' current 1.0. Only three starting pitchers have given the Twins a season of more than 1.0 rWAR in 2011 or 2012. Who are they and which year?
I forgot about
It's probably sad for the state of the team that I could easily and immediately name all three.
Possibly even sadder that I could only name one.
I'm going to be blacked out due to the Cleveland restrictions here.
We're actually well over the 2/3rds mark of the season, which is 108 games. So, even better!
Did he really just try to argue that?! What a wiener.
Snapper mow em down!
I hate it when the Indians wear their blue home unis in an away game. It confuses me every time I look up at the game.
they should be wearing these beauties
You typed 'beauties' but I think you meant 'abominations'.
That's a great picture.
THE HAMMER IS WILLING!
that ball was destroyed.
Yup, home runs are still fun.
Sadly, the rally is now DOA.
Bruno's Bashers homerin' streak continues
walks + errors will haunt
some redemption for Mauer
when is the 'Clete Thomas plays everyday' experiment going to end?
then he hits a double, natch.
After the Red Wings win the World Series.
Clete AB with 8 pitches, and then doubles -- man, I like what this team's trying to do
Joe's due to start another streak
Dear Mr. Bremer,
Fuck productive outs.
Deduno is no Albers.
The lady folk are all gone and I'm on my own for dinner, so I'm cleaning out the fridge. Leftover pork tenderloin, leftover hamburger, leftover pizza, leftover potato salad, and a fresh Sierra Nevada Tumbler autumn brown ale.
Ugh, errors. I'm glad I missed them in real time, but they're still a blight on the boxscore.
Sammy doesn't seem to have as much movement on the fastball tonight.
Time for some more
Dick, leaving runners stranded on third base has been a problem for the Twins for three years now, not a few weeks.
Im filing this game under 'cant win em all'
Sammy seriously struggling.
its be a while since Dozier has looked lost to the plate.
this home plate umpire is terrible.
and thats being nice.
Morneau should have tried to score so the runs would count as a home run.
that is .gif worthy.
Does that qualify as TWINS BASEBALL!!?
batter advanced the runner, check
scored a run without hitting over the fence, check
yep, that be TWINS BASEBALL!!!!!!!!!
Swarzak has now 73 IP this season
will he make it to 100?
If he gets 2-3 in every Pelfrey/Correia start, then he should.
Last time a reliever topped 100 IP was 2006: Scott Proctor.
The Twins have a lot of experience in this department.
Clearest night sky in a few days. Hope there's some meteors left.
certainly there are. for several days yet
Yesterday, GreekHouse suggested that the Twins could afford to lose a few games and still make the playoffs. So, the Twins decided to try to prove him right. No more of that! We'll just have to settle for 98-64!
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