Game 84: Orioles at Twins

Gausman (1-0, 3.09 ERA, 4.22 xFIP) vs. Gibson (6-6, 3.04 ERA, 3.95 xFIP)

So last night was fun, although it is pretty funny to think about a low scoring game involving five home runs. And since the only one that actually caused any pain was Dozier's, I think that is more than enough proof that solo home runs do not, in fact, hurt.

It'd be great if Gibson could continue what has been a pretty good year so far. He's facing Kevin Gausman who started the year in the bullpen for the O's, now making his third start of 2015. Outside of that, I really don't know much else about him.

I presume Sano is to be an everyday player for the remainder of the year, which makes this season a lot of fun. I know it's a small sample size, but from everything I've heard or read, it sounds like he's plenty capable of handling major league pitchers. I'd love to see that first career HR make its way to the stands tonight, preferably with some other guys in the same uniforms on base.

29 thoughts on “Game 84: Orioles at Twins”

        1. Heh, yeah, I'm not feeling particularly prescient about it. At least I called the guys on base part.

  1. Rhett Bollinger ‏@RhettBollinger
    Miguel Sano's first career homer left the bat at 108 mph and went 396 feet, per Statcast data. He also has a hit in all 6 games he's played.

  2. Have we talked about how much of a black hole offensively Kurt Suzuki is?

  3. That late call was weird. No way the ump saw it either, he just guessed. Had he guessed safe, great. He guessed wrong for us.

  4. Sano's ability to walk might be the most impressive thing he's shown in the majors.

  5. A bases loaded walk seems like a really impressive thing for a 22-year-old power hitter to take.

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