Well, that was kind of fun.
Staff ace Kyle Gibson had his third consecutive strong start, blanking Toronto for eight innings. He has gotten better in each start, so if this trend continues he was almost certainly throw a perfect game at some point.
This is the sort of game that old-timers point to when they complain about how modern players aren't tough enough. Yes, Gibson probably could've thrown a complete game today. He threw 105 pitches; he probably could've thrown 115 or 120. The point is, though, that there was no reason for him to do that. The Twins had a big lead, and were almost certainly going to win no matter who went out to pitch the ninth. There was no reason to push Kyle Gibson any farther.
Almost everyone contributed on offense. Joe Mauer got a couple of hits, pushing his average close to .300. Chris Colabello continues to hit and continues to lead the team in RBIs, now with 16. Josmil Pinto got a key double. Even Pedro Florimon got a hit, boosting his average back into triple digits.
All-in-all, a pretty dominant performance by the Twins. They have climbed back to .500, and now have momentum on their side as they go to game two! This was the start of a 149-game winning streak! We're still on track for 155-7!
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Chris Colabello continues to hit and continues to lead the
teamAL in RBIs, now with 16.
Who used to do summaries of Twins players' AL rankings during their Game Log posts? Since the Twins are actually doing a few things right currently (unlike past season(s) when it was just Joe) it would be nice to see *posts SSS Theater image*
nibbish, I think.
That's some solid scienceing there, Padre. I'm 100% on board with this prognosticating.
fwiw, Kyle was born between Game 5 and Game 6 of the 1987 World Series.
M I Z!
So that was what switched the momentum in that series. Who knew?
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