2019 Game 79: Tampa Bay Rays vs Minnesota Twins

Charlie Morton
vs
Jake Odorizzi

Former league ERA leader faces current league ERA leader. Odorizzi had two bad starts against against the Royals but he's done with them until at least August. His last start against the Rays went well, his last scoreless start. Magill tried to blow it after but didn't fully succeed.

Morton meanwhile was the starter in the blowout loss to the Rays. The Twins have gone 14-9 since then, an only 90-win pace.

100 thoughts on “2019 Game 79: Tampa Bay Rays vs Minnesota Twins”

      1. Last year, in over 300 plate appearances, Cave had an OPS+ of 114. I don't think he's anything great, but he's better than he's shown at the plate so far this season.

        1. No doubt he’s somewhere in the middle. Still, I’m glad the Twins didn’t listen to the segment of the fanbase that was all fired up about moving Kepler to first and making Cave the primary right fielder.

      1. Dick & Bert were making light of this exact situation earlier in the broadcast. Arraez has been taking flies in the outfield, and so has Sanó, apparently. Gibson was also mentioned as a “natural” outfielder.

    1. And don't get me wrong. I don't think any of the Rochester outfielders is ready to play in the bigs yet. But as the Twins proved a few years ago, you need to have at least three actual outfielders on your roster.

        1. Chance at scoring at least one run goes from 61% to 66% while expected runs goes down from 1.46 to 1.36 runs. Scoring two or more runs stays the same while three or more drops.

  1. Just got home and enjoying a hazy session ipa from coppertrail. Trying to figure out what to make with my roasted tomato ketchup since I am craving it for some odd reason.

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