Game 12: Cleveland at Minnesota

Twins sending Trevor May to the mound to face Glenn Anthony (TJ) House with a chance to secure the second series win in a row. In just over 100 innings last year, Mr. House struck out 80 batters and walked 22. For comparison, Mr. Salazar (yesterday's starter) struck out 120 in only 8 more innings while walking 35...hopefully the boys can put some balls in play today.

Santana is taking a day off and Escobar is filling in at SS - Dozier leading off. Lineup pretty much the same otherwise (Escobar batting 8th, Shane Robinson in Center, batting 9th).

Trevor May

2015 season

0-1, 8.44 ERA, 1.69 WHIP, 4 Ks

vs. Indians last 5 years

1-1, 8.38 ERA, 1.97 WHIP, 6 Ks

TJ House

2015 season
0-1, 40.50 ERA, 6.75 WHIP, 2 Ks
vs. Twins last 5 years
3-0, 2.01 ERA, 1.21 WHIP, 20 Ks

44 thoughts on “Game 12: Cleveland at Minnesota”

  1. Has anyone watched this entire game? I kind of fell asleep and missed the first 6 innings. Want to fill me in?

    1. May looked really good. House kept doing stupid things like walking leadoff men. Smokestack gonna Smokestack.

  2. The novelty of Target Field has worn off.

    Mike Berardino ‏@MikeBerardino
    After selling out the home opener (40,123), #MNTwins averaged just 20,398 rest of the homestand, including 2 sub-18K crowds.

  3. It's a tricky play with the wall and whatnot, but I would figure the majority of MLB-class outfielders catch that ball that Arcia slid at.

    1. When was the last time the Twins had a regular LFer that could catch that? Jacque Jones in 2003?

      1. Yeah, it's been a lot of ugly lately.

        2007 Jason Kubel
        2008-2011 Delmon Young
        2012-2014 Josh Willingham

        8 years of bottom five LF defense. Lew Ford was 2006. He was slightly below average.

        1. That's a brutal defensive last, for sure, but at least we could still play "one of these things is not like the other."

    2. Don't know about that. That's a long ways to go. I do wonder how much of the defensive problems is the Twins traditionally play OF deep. They always did that at Metrodome, which is why Kirby and Torii made so many HR-robbing catches.

  4. I think half of Perkins's saves this year will be coming in because some scrub couldn't handle a big lead.

    1. Certainly been a better second week of the season. I am feeling a bit better about things, considering what's in the wings. Dat bullpen, tho.

      1. Dat bullpen, tho.

        Outside of Perk, Fien, and Thompson has grown on me, the only time I was to see the other guys is in mop up duty.

        1. As y'all know, not reading the comments is standing policy. I did, however, catch a glipse and approve of whoever posted this in Joe's defense:

  5. A good start by Trevor May. Torii Hunter seems to be hitting better now that he has Joe Mauer batting behind him to provide some protection in the lineup. We're still on track for 155-7!

Comments are closed.