2019 Game 73: Boston Red Sox at Minnesota Twins

Eduardo Rodriguez
vs
Kyle Gibson

Fourth game of the three-game series.

Twins replaced Blake Parker with Sean Poppen while the Red Sox replaced Velázquez with Josh Smith. Poppen has yet to pitch in MLB but he's done well this year in AAA (not AA though). Josh Smith has pitched 75 games over four seasons in MLB. He has not done well in AAA despite good strikeout and walk numbers.

The teams have scored nine runs over the previous 26 innings so I expect fireworks today.

139 thoughts on “2019 Game 73: Boston Red Sox at Minnesota Twins”

        1. Yeah - I can see them making some cheap ass moves to get a midrange reliever that doesn't actually move the needle one bit when it comes to the postseason and then having all the sycophant media and fans fawn over what an amazing move it was and how different things are now and how bought in they are.

    1. I like how 8 IP dominating Gibson irritated you last week and now nibble at the zone and get his ass kicked Gibson is also driving you nuts. I can respect that kind of consistent pessimism.

    1. Dude throws 10 innings in game 7 - he can be the color commentator for as many teams as he wants and he can say whatever the hell he wants as far as Im concerned.

        1. Well played. He doesn't bother me. But "doesn't bother me" is about the nicest thing I will ever say about any non-broadcasting educated former athlete in the broadcast booth of any sport.

      1. I don't think that will be the case, much as he bothers me. That inning just reminded me of the royals from most of this decade that would get a bunch of piddly crap through the infield.

        1. The beginning is still fun.

          The endless desert, the glove to knock on secret walls, the fact that you have to save all the hostages in order to blow up the computer (which i wasn't able to do even with a walkthrough, because some of those hostages were stupidly well hidden), the freaking hedge maze. All much less fun.

  1. Gibson has always struck me as a very good Fielding pitcher. I know the stats don't always see to bear that out, but he always seems to put himself in a good position and displays good awareness, which is about 90% of what it takes to be a good Fielding pitcher.

      1. I’ve decided to buy a new Apple TV so I can select the radio feed. The one I have is six or more years old & doesn’t support the newer MLB features. I can’t stay with the TV crew the rest of the way until Morneau comes back.

      1. Yea, but is he a True Yankee?

        I think you are probably right, despite him being mostly a compiler for the last 4-5 years. He'll be at the bottom end of HOF starters, however.

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