Game 70: White Sox vs. Twins

Its always nice to host the White Sox after a disastrous home series against a good team. Hopefully they can complete the sweep this afternoon because they head to Cleveland tomorrow with Boston right after that. It could get ugly, folks. The White Sox are pretty crappy, so they should have no problem today.

Jose Quintana (3-8, 5.07 ERA, 4.35 FIP) vs. Nik Turley (0-1, 12.46 ERA, 4.75 FIP).

Oh. Crap.

On the bright side, Turley's FIP is waaaaaaaay lower than his ERA, so maybe he's just been really unlucky in his first two starts? (also small sampe size). I'm not confident in that, so I'll go ahead and predict its going to require a good deal of runs today. Fortunately, Quintana hasn't been particularly good this year either. If you like good pitching, might want to cover your eyes for this one.

30 thoughts on “Game 70: White Sox vs. Twins”

  1. The Twins apparently really want to get this game in, having waited this long. I'd have thought this was a good chance to skip Nik Turley in the rotation, but the Twins obviously don't look at it that way.

  2. We were there and gave up. HPR has a game tonight and we felt if it would get nice enough for the Twins to play, then HPR's game would be on. So staying late enough to see the game start could make us late enough to miss HPR's game's start.

      1. Both teams have off Mon 8/28 before the next Sox @Twins series. 8/29-31.
        Twins are at Toronto Sunday 8/27, Sox are at home that day.
        However, the teams have a 5-game series in 4 days the week before.
        But putting the game on 28th means both teams will have a long string without break: 8/14 is open for both teams, 9/11 for the Twins and 9/18 for the Sox.

        We just saw a glimpse of sun here in Brooklyn Park.

            1. I heard that they're treating it like a rainout for ticket purposes:
              I can get equal-or-lesser-value for any game starting with August 29.

  3. The announcers keep saying "the Twins don't have a long reliever" as if that was just something that happened, somehow, rather than being the result of choices the Twins have made.

      1. Gimenez, in five innings has a better ERA than the following Twins pitchers: Randy Rosario, Nik Turley, Drew Rucinski, Jason Wheeler, Ryan Pressly, Adam Wilk.
        He's within a run of the following Twins pitchers: Matt Belisle, Kyle Gibson, Michael Tonkin.

        1. I don't see Dillon Gee as an answer, but I do think there's a chance he can keep his ERA under sixteen.

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