Game 38 — Redbirds at Twins

St. Louis Cardinal time again. After dominating them last week in St. Louis the Twins are looking to pluck the Cardinals once again and put a stop to a 2-game slide. Jose Berrios on the mound for the Twins and it sure would be nice to have the April Berrios and not the May Berrios show up tonight. Jack Flahery for the Cardinals.

7:10p start and it looks like it will be absolutely gorgeous weather tonight.

79 thoughts on “Game 38 — Redbirds at Twins”

  1. It would also be nice to score some runs.

    And I see we're treated to Bobby Wilson behind the plate again. I didn't expect the Twins to come up with the next Joe Mauer, but I didn't expect them to come up with the next Corky Miller, either.

    1. Just looked up Corky Miller. That's a really good comp. Twins have been kind of comparing Wilson to Gimenez, but Gimenez was a better hitter and at least considered dangerous against lefties. Of course, if Berrios pitches a perfect game (and wins), all hail, Bobby Wilson!

  2. Game is on FS1. I always want a win more when it is on national TV, even if it is FS1. I always feel like national media don't pay enough attention to the Twins when they're good. Of course, they're record right now is not good, but they still are expected to be a contender.

  3. Bobby Wilson again? With our offensive problems the last couple days, would have liked to see Garver behind the plate. I guess they're hoping Wilson can help Berrios get out of his funk.

  4. Dazzle says he can't pronounce the name of the drug Cano took, and then goes on to prove it.

    Which is not to say I could pronounce it properly, either. I just thought it was kind of funny.

    1. It certainly does seem like it would be harder to score when you start each inning with one out.

      One of my fun thought experiments is to think of how much different baseball would be if you only got two outs per inning. The Twins seem to be trying to show me what it would be like.

    1. The Twins' most consecutive games without a home run is 3 this year. The previous time it happened included the first time the Mariners came to Minnesota.

  5. Oofta

  6. The Twins need to stop wasting good pitching. Not that they don't know that, of course. It's frustrating as a fan, but I'm sure it's even more frustrating for the players.

      1. But that's the thing. You're not always going to get good pitching. It hurts when you don't take advantage of the times you do get it.

        1. Of course, the flip side is the more often you get good pitching, the more often you'll waste it since it gives you more opportunities that bad hitting will align with good pitching. Of course, you would hope to be able to pitch well enough at times to offset bad hitting. The Twins had scored 4+ runs 12 straight games before Sunday, so this hadn't been much of a problem till the last few days.

          1. Of course, it's pretty hard to pitch well enough to offset bad hitting when you score zero.

  7. Dazzle pointing out that we'll have Angel Hernandez behind the plate tomorrow. Now there's something to look forward to.

    1. I would tend to think that bad umpiring would benefit the home team more in general, but I would definitely prefer not to have that be a factor.

      1. I don't know about that, but I know it benefits the home team when the game is in Yankee Stadium.

  8. Better news on the farm tonight. Fort Myers has already won. Rochester has a big lead. Chattanooga has a solid lead. Cedar Rapids has a slight lead.

    1. Rochester has won. Chattanooga has a big lead. Cedar Rapids is tied after six innings.

    1. Okay, the discussion about Cano is making me wish Dick N Whoever was on the teevay.

      also, Max you dun good.

    1. Does Wilson's uncommon, if not rare, event make the hr worthwhile?

      Also, these FS1 guys are terrible.

  9. Buxton definitely got in Gregersons head there. Also Bobby Wilson gets a lot of well deserved shit but you gotta love how giddy he was after hitting that home run.

    1. Oh, absolutely. It doesn't change my opinion of him as a ballplayer, but I have nothing against him personally. In fact, I suspect he's a pretty good guy--he'd never have lasted this long if he wasn't. He got a moment in the sun, and I'm happy for him. I just hope it doesn't make Molitor decide he should be the starter from now on.

  10. Turned on the tele just in time to see us tie the game. Wife and I are sampling homebrew and watching Bobby Wilson kick some Cardinal butt.

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