Game 49: Blue Jays at Twins

Ricky Nolasco (5-1, 5.12 ERA, 81 ERA+, 2.86 FIP, 1.61 WHIP): A win for Ricky today ties his win total for all of last year.
Drew Hutchison (4-1, 5.12 ERA 77 ERA+, 3.73 FIP, 1.31 WHIP): Drew has received an average of 9 runs of support this
Other than a hiccup in Detroit, Minnesota has won every series in the month of May thus far. A win today would get them to 8 series wins out of 9 and 20 wins for the month.


  1.  Dozier
  2. Hunter
  3. Mauer
  4. Plouffe
  5. Suzuki
  6. Rosario
  7. Nunez
  8. Hicks
  9. Santana

Blue Jays

  1. Reyes
  2. Donaldson
  3. Bautista
  4. Encarnacion
  5. Martin
  6. Colabello
  7. Carrera
  8. Pillar
  9. Goins

57 thoughts on “Game 49: Blue Jays at Twins”

  1. Don't know how much of the game I'll actually watch, but it sure is fun to have tough(er) decisions to make RE: watching a game on doing yard work. I just wish they weren't broadcast on a network with a signal that crappy handheld (analog) radios can't locate.

  2. Nolasco coming out because of injury. Damn.

    Tommy Milone is the happiest man on Earth right now.

    1. He threw a pitch and kind of stomped off the mound. Molly came out to check, Nolasco talked his way into staying in and then gave up two more hits. TV guys thinks its a re-injury of Nolasco's elbow.

      1. That doesn't sound good.

        I heard Jack Morris on the post-game show a couple of weeks ago saying he thought the number of breaking balls Nolasco was throwing was risky for someone with his injury history. I assume Nolasco's response would be that he can't get guys out without throwing that many breaking balls, so he just has to keep throwing them and hope for the best. Hope it's not too bad. I'd like to see Milone back in the majors, but not that way.

        1. I don't know, Milone did give up some runs yesterday. He might not be ready. How about ... oh, there really isn't anyone else. Meyer was the obvious choice but he's in the bullpen now. Milone it is then.

          1. You're kidding, right? He gave up a two-run homer in the first and then nothing for the next six innings. 6 Ks, 1 BB. He's got video game numbers at Rochester: 4-0, 0.70 ERA, 0.724 WHIP, 47-3 K-BB rate in 38 2/3 IP.

  3. Graham has a lot of movement on his fastball. Hope he figures out how to make it work better for him.

  4. I'm starting to think that last year's Santana might have been a bit of a fluke.

    1. It seems like Molitor is really good at challenge while the other managers he faces are not so much.

      1. Well, the first review by Gibbons was in the 7th, so you might as well use it before you lose it. And this one was an umpire review.

        But yeah

        1. Ah, gotcha. I'm only following on Gameday and I haven't really ever read up on the replay rules.

  5. Whew, Perk!

    I just want to say that that comeback came when I pulled out my Twins mug to pour beer into.

    1. Woooo, Cubs!

      All alone in first. That is the least expected thin I'd expect to have said as we head into June.

  6. Once again a Twins opponent gets more base runners in a series and loses the series. This is fun

  7. The Twins would have to go 42-71 the rest of the way to reach 90 losses.

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