Game 81: Twins at Brewers

It's game eighty-one.   After this one, the season will be half over.  The Twins will be either eleven or nine games under .500, depending on how this one goes.  Buxton is in AAA.  Sano is in high-A.  We have a catcher on our roster who's batting .132.  Our big free-agent slugger is batting .192 with nine homers.  Of the two starters we acquired, one has an ERA well over five and the other isn't too far under.  Tonight, Jorge Polanco comes back.  The Twins are acting as if he's some sort of savior, rather than a player with limited defensive skills who nearly lost his job a year ago.

But hey, we've got Willians Astudillo!  And each day is a new day.  And it's baseball, where even the worst team can beat the best team on a given day.  Maybe we'll be given a good day today.  It's Kyle Gibson against Brett Suter.  Let's do this!  Go Twins!

41 thoughts on “Game 81: Twins at Brewers”

  1. No runs, but at least a couple of hits. Maybe we'll get something started next inning.

  2. They said Wilson lost about 15 pounds catching in the heat. He's listed at 230, so that would take him down to 215. If he loses about eighty more pounds, he might be able to hit his weight.

  3. Farm report:

    Rochester defeats Pawtucket 6-2. Byron Buxton was 1-for-4 with a home run, his second. He's batting .217.
    Chattanooga and Tennessee are tied 1-1 in the sixth. Lewis Thorpe came out after pitching just 2.2 innings for no apparent reason. He threw just 32 pitches.
    Fort Myers leads Charlotte 5-1. Miguel Sano was 1-for-2 with a walk and is batting .355, Andro Cutura came out after pitching just three innings, again for no apparent reason. He threw just 36 pitches.
    Cedar Rapids trails Wisconsin 6-2 in the fourth. Tyler Watson pitched two shutout innings but then gave up six runs in the third.
    Elizabethton was rained out in Princeton.
    The GCL Twins defeated the GCL Orioles 12-2. Janigson Villalobos was 2-for-4 with a double and two walks.
    The DSL Twins defeated the DSL Angels 5-1. The Twins had five runs on two hits, as the Angels made three errors and gave up nine walks. Anthony Escobar struck out six in five shutout innings.

  4. Is batting the pitcher eighth no longer a thing? It doesn't matter a lot to me, but I just don't seem to have heard much about it this year.

  5. I have a theory that the Brewers crashed that bunt by Bobby Wilson to try to bait him into swinging away.

    Solid strategy.

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