Game 122: Diamondbacks at Twins

T.J. McFarland vs. Bartolo Colon, 1:10 CDT

The Diamondbacks are going with the old "bullpen game" and are starting a pitcher who has been a reliever all season. It would seem like a golden opportunity for the Twins to sweep a home series of at least three games for the first time since opening the season by sweeping 3 from the Royals. However, I'm not overly confident in Colon getting deeper into the game than McFarland.

Also, don't expect today's game to start on time because of Andy MacPhail being inducted into the Twins team Hall of Fame. And I wouldn't expect Miguel Sano to be in the lineup in a day after a night game in which Sano left due to shin soreness.

86 thoughts on “Game 122: Diamondbacks at Twins”

  1. I was mildly surprised he wasn't present yesterday, but I'm flabbergasted that Hrbek isn't there today.

    (This one needed a nudge to move from scheduled to posted. Hope you don't mind socal.)

  2. They inexplicably left getting Shane Mack from San Diego in the '89 Rule 5 out of that history. That was one of MacPhail's very best moves.

  3. WGOM Fun Fact - Ehire Adrianza broke up a no-hit bid by Andy Pettitte in his final start at Yankee Stadium.

  4. The Poissonnier's honorary grandmother arrived, allowing me to get out and mow the lawn. Nice to see the Twins took care of some business early. Now for a cold Grain Belt in the shower while I listen in on the Bluetooth speaker.

    1. On The Grill Cut up a whole chicken (breasts to the freezer), and grilled with rubs/spices along with root vegetables (sweet potato, carrot, parsnips), and some arugala, garden basil and feta. BBQ sauce with red onion finished it off nicely.

      Paired with Schofferhofer Hefeweizen Grapefruit bier and Sam Adams Summer Ale Lemon Wheat Ale, with orange slices.

      1. Sounds delicious. I'll be doing a crispy panko-breaded chicken with chimichurri (including garden-fresh jalapeños) & avocado later tonight.

      1. Although I have to mention Deep Blue Rub, recommended by the Northfield MN High School girls swim team. NBBW says it awesome! I have to agree.

  5. Wow. Good throw by Eddie, I'm sure, and it's only the second inning, but how do you get a runner thrown out at the plate when you're nine runs down?

  6. I'm not normally superstitious, but it seems to me that it's good luck to score nine runs in the first inning.

  7. Couple of gems in Provus' interview with MacPhail about his acquisition of Danny Gladden:

    - Gladden's arrival included swearing at MacPhail.
    - TK wouldn't play Gladden in the outfield consistently for the first forty games because he wanted him to acclimatize to the Dome's roof, lights, and playing surface.
    - Carl was less than enthusiastic at the news: Mickey Hatcher was Eloise's favorite player.

    1. I remember from the 1987 Rewind series that Mark Davidson and Randy Bush played a lot of outfield early in the season. They often played in right, with Tom Brunansky moving to left.

  8. The home runs were making me nervous, but good job by Colon to get through six. The Twins may need to use the bullpen a lot over the next couple of days.

  9. The way Pressly's control has been sometimes, they might be safer if he was throwing at them.

  10. I just want to note that the Twins are averaging twelve runs a game when Mitch Garver is in the starting lineup.

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