First pitch 2:10 p.m. Central
Jose Berrios (2-7, 8.61 ERA, 46 K, 1.913 WHIP )
Chris Sale (17-9, 3.21 ERA, 227 K, 1.026 WHIP)
A summary of the Twins' 2016 season, in Tamarian:
Kira at Bashi. Gemini; Uzani, his army when the grass grows. The beast at Tanagra. Kadir beneath Mo Moteh, Kiteo his eyes closed. Zima and Bakor. Zinda, his face black, his eyes red. Shaka, when the walls fell. Darmok on the ocean - Kiazi's children, their faces wet. Sokath, his eyes open. Kailash, when it rises. Darmok and Jalad on the ocean.
37 thoughts on “2016 Game 162 – Gemini vs. Laundry”
So we need Baltimore and Toronto to lose and Detroit to win. We also need San Francisco to lose and St. Louis to win.
Pretty much none of the teams involved here are doing their part so far.
These teams are not cooperating at all. The Orioles are winning, the Tigers are losing, and the Giants are winning.
And now Toronto has moved into the lead. Game 163 is looking pretty unlikely.
Now that's the way to start a ball game!
Byron Buxton is fast.
I think the most amazing thing is that long stride he took going around second base. If I maxed it my stride like that while also trying to step on a base, is to face first into the dirt.
A stand-up inside the park home run at that. Plus, he has the anti-Nunez helmet.
In Bizzaro World that's how the 2016 Twins season started.
Cory and Dazzle are questioning why Molitor took Berrios out so early in his last start. I agree with them, but I'm pleasantly surprised to hear them say it.
Buxton with another extra base hit. ho hum.
200 team home runs!
Jeff Passan's 25 Things You Didn't Know About Baseball is fantastic. It's a week old now but #22 is especially notable after the leadoff hit today.
And records for small numbers will be set this year. Emphasis mine below.
Six sacrifice hits! Six!
Another team with six of something, the Orioles.
That is not a record I would enjoy breaking.
Dick Bremer would go crazy broadcasting Red Sox games.
The guy that used to be the beat writer for the Rochester Red Wings complained on Twitter the other day when Boston didn't bunt in an "easy" bunt situation. I was tempted to point out that the Red Sox have the fewest sac bunts in the AL by far and have the most runs scored in the AL by far and that there probably is a correlation but I decided it would just fall on deaf ears anyways.
They also have, by far, the highest scoring team in MLB this year. Only Colorado is close and they're Colorado.
Berrios had a pretty solid outing today. Yes, it's more pitches than you'd like to see in five innings, but a lot of young pitchers have that problem. Five innings, one run, four hits (and one a pretty questionable hit), and three walks. I'll take it.
I thought so, too.
No three-way tie in the AL, as Baltimore wins. Still a shot at a two-way tie. Toronto is tied with Boston and the Tigers trail Atlanta by one. NL tie would take a lot, as the Giants lead 5-1 in the eighth.
And the Tigers lose. No game 163 in the AL. Giants lead by six in the eighth, so I think we can safely say no game 163 in the NL, either.
If they'd never have invented the Wild-card game, we would have had two game 163s. So just consider the wildcards to be them.
Oh, I'll enjoy the wild-card games. I just wanted more.
At least we put a hurt on Sale's Cy Young chances today.
Good. He seems like a butthole.
It brings me great joy that the Twins own Sale.
Berrios pitches fairly well and wins, Buxton races for an inside the park homer and also take up a double, and Sano mashes a long 3 run bomb, but also knocks one the opposite way for a hit. Let's hope that all of these are omens for 2017.
Free MLB TV all-around today, so caught the last 1/2 inning - there's always next year; go Twins!
did not see that coming.
Twins lose enough games to lock up the first and second spots in the next draft. Maybe even the third
of the MLB!
They're so bad at what they do, they get extra help to turn it around.
Nice way to finish the season winning a series in Chicago. Still got the team loss record and No.1 overall pick, so no glossing over this when it comes for the new guy to start making changes.
Apparently we were on the broadcast at some point, or so family reported. For the 2nd game in a row, we were able to sit right behind the Twins dugout.
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