49 thoughts on “Game: Twins @ Tigers”

  1. Thank you everyone for not calling Francisco "Frisco". I used to work with San Franciscans and they hated that.

  2. Liriano pitching today gave me reason to revisit that trade. Escobar was worth 8.7 rWAR to the Twins after the trade. Liriano has provided 8.8 rWAR to his teams since the trade. Of course, Liriano was a free agent at the end of the 2012 season, so it was unlikely the Twins would have re-signed him even if they didn't trade him.

  3. I Spookied that one. I figured Austin had walked and struck out his first 2 at-bats, so he should hit a homer the third time. I guess he's Mr. Three True Outcomes now.

  4. I fairly confident that within five years or so we'll see balls and strikes called by technology. I think both fans and players are going to have their fill of seeing games affected by missed ball and strike calls.

  5. I'll agree that it'll be interesting to see how Molitor uses the bullpen, but I don't really consider it "entertaining".

  6. Provus, I don't think "routine" is a word you can use when there's a fly ball in Cave's vicinity.

  7. At the start of the season I thought Hildenberger could be the closer. Right now, I'd rather send May back out there. But I guess the purpose of the rest of the season is to find out about people, so it looks like Hildy will get his chance.

    1. Hildy has given up a home run in 4 straight relief appearances. I have to believe that's a record. He took the walkoff loss against Cleveland, but in the other 3 outings, he got 2 holds and a save. Today, he found out the easy side of being a closer. Give up 2 runs, but thanks to a 3-run lead, you're congratulated for getting the job done and getting the "save."

  8. I know Forsythe is hot right now, but let's not forget that he hit .218 with an OPS of .639 in almost two years as a Dodger. I don't think he's suddenly the second coming of Rod Carew.

  9. I don’t think Hildenberger is the answer, assuming the question is who can be a closer.

    1. Well, it’s certainly a question, but watching this team, I wouldn’t call it the question.

    1. It was, indeed, a nice play. I have no reason to root against Dozier. I do think it's worth noting, though, that after two big games to start his Dodgers career, he's gone 3-for-21.

  10. Tonight's farm report:

    Rochester is losing to Charlotte 7-0 in the eighth. Fernando Romero gave up all seven runs (six earned) on ten hits and two walks in just four innings.
    Chattanooga is losing to Jackson 4-3 in the eighth. Zander Wiel was 2-for-4 and has raised his average to .318
    Fort Myers lost to Florida 3-2. Ryan Costello was 2-for-3 and is batting .344.
    Cedar Rapids leads Quad Cities 8-2 in the sixth. Gabriel Maciel is 3-for-3 with two home runs. Michael Helman is 2-for-3 and is batting .526 (10-for-19). Trevor Larnach is 2-for-4 with his first Class A home run and is batting .412.
    Elizabethton lost to Bluefield 7-1 in the first game of a doubleheader, but leads the second game 2-0 in the sixth. Austin Schulfer pitched five shutout innings, giving up five hits and no walks.
    The GCL Twins had their game with the Red Sox suspended in the top of the third inning with the score 0-0. Donny Breek pitched 2.2 scoreless innings, giving up two hits and a walk.
    The DSL Twins beat the DSL Yankees 3-2 on a walkoff error. Victor Heredia was 2-for-2 with a double and two walks and is batting .354. Bryant Perez gave up his first earned run of the season. His ERA is 0.39 in 23 innings.

  11. To make room for Kohl Stewart's debut, Logan Morrison goes to the disabled list. I apparently missed it--what's his injury?

    1. Left hip impingement. Makes me wonder if he's had it all season, and that's why he hasn't been worth a darn.

      1. Morrison was placed on the 10-day disabled list on July 12 with a left hip impingement, an injury that had been lingering with him for most of the season, dating as far back as Spring Training. He was activated from the DL on July 22 and played in 15 games after that.

        "I've just been grinding through it," Morrison said Saturday night after the Twins' 4-3 win over the Tigers at Comerica Park. "Not helping anybody. Not helping myself or the team."

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