Game 157 & 158 Recaps: Twins 7, Indians 1; Indians 10, Twins 2

It was the best of games; it was the worst of games.

I really don't have a lot to say.  The Twins played very well in the first game and won.  The Twins played very unwell in the second game and lost.  The good news, I guess, is that despite playing a doubleheader, the Twins still have some good relief pitchers available for tonight's game.  The other good news, which we should note, is that the Twins have clinched a winning season for the first time since 2010.

It would've been really helpful if the Twins had won both games.  Of course, had the Twins lost both games, we'd have been approaching GOSO territory.  Instead, they split, leaving them where it seems like they've been for the last two weeks or so--a game and a half out of the second wildcard spot.

More good news is that Tyler Duffey is going for the Twins tonight, and other than his first start he's been really good.  Trevor Bauer is scheduled for the Indians, and while he hasn't been awful he hasn't been particularly good, either.

You never know, but the Twins probably have to win all four remaining games to have a shot at the wildcard.  Luckily, here at Season-ending Winning Streaks R Us, we have full confidence that they'll do just that!  We'll just have to settle for 86-76!

6 thoughts on “Game 157 & 158 Recaps: Twins 7, Indians 1; Indians 10, Twins 2”

  1. If you take out Duffey's first start, his numbers are super impressive: 49.2 IP, 12 R/ER, 2.17 ERA, 45 H, 49K, 17 BB, 1HR
    .242 /.305 /.333 /.639 opponent batters slash line.

    1. I'd thought about doing the math on that, but was too tired/lazy to do it. Thanks for picking me up!

  2. I really enjoy that, this late in the season, your record we have to settle for is not sad.

  3. Astros were the game of the day (night) last night. I watched McClendon leave in his rookie-pitcher-with-6-walks-in-the-game in the 6th inning, up by 3, two men on, Chris Carter at the plate. It was one of the easiest Spookies in my limited Spooky career. Thanks, Lloyd McClendon.

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