Game 115 & 114 (Pt. Deux): Astros at Twins

Rain, rain go away
Come again another day:
Little Jose wants to play

Twins score 5 runs off 2015 Cy Young winner Dallas Keuchel, including a leadoff homerun by Brian Dozier, and win it going away!

le sigh...

"You get off to a good start against a good pitcher and you've got your best guy out there and you've just got to wipe it off the slate," Twins manager Paul Molitor said, with a hint of weariness in his voice. "Unfortunate. Good for them."

Apparently, last night's tilt was just for funsies, not an official game, and will be replayed tonight featuring bullpen residents Tommy Milone and Chris Devenski on the mound.

The day game features every immature person's favorite giggle-inducing, unfortunately-named veteran Doug Fister (10-7, 3.47 ERA) facing 22-year-old rookie Jose Berrios (2-2, 8.31 ERA), who is hoping to notch his 3rd big league win (and second against the Astros). Berrios's best Game Score thus far is a rather timid 57 (his first major league win vs Houston), while his opponent has accrued 8 games with GSc's of ≥60, with a record of 7-1 in those contests this year.

Bring 'em home, boyos!

38 thoughts on “Game 115 & 114 (Pt. Deux): Astros at Twins”

  1. I was thinking that at least they don't have to face Keuchel again but the 2016 version of him is a pale imitation of the 2015 version. Neshek has a higher rWAR. fWAR still likes him for 2.5 wins, although their rWAR "clone" also likes him more than BR at 1.4 wins.

  2. I just got here. Sounds like a tough day for Berrios. It looks like the good news is that he was throwing strikes and the bad news is that they were hitting his strikes.

  3. Yes, Dazzle, exactly. The fact that somebody beat the shift once means that all shifts are stupid.

    1. My understanding is 26th player is only eligible for the second game of a doubleheader, which is a stupid rule and will be probably be revisited after a game like this.

      1. mlb.com listed him as eligible, but it could be wrong. If that's the rule, i agree that it's stupid, but at least Molitor isn't to blame for it.

  4. Kennys Vargas is the 4th player in Twins history to hit a home run from both sides of the plate in the same game. Anyone know the other 2? I'm guessing Chili did it. I think possibly Ryan Doumit and Roy Smalley.

      1. The last three or four position players to pitch for the Twins have left that offseason.

        It's basically written in stone.

        Also, time travel.

    1. So where am I supposed to put my comment about what a sweaty game that was? That was a very sweaty game. Also, by the time I got to my seat, the score was 6-1.

      nibs, you're going to have to travel back in time and somehow move this above Rhu_Rhu's comment.

    1. So where am I supposed to put my comment about what a sweaty game that was? That was a very sweaty game. Also, by the time I got to my seat, the score was 6-1.

      nibs, you're going to have to travel back in time and somehow move this above Rhu_Rhu's comment.

      1. Did I mention the game was hot and sunny? It seems that when I applied sunscreen, I may have forgotten to include my upper lip. The rest of my face, however, had sufficient coverage. That's . . . going to be awkward.

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