82 thoughts on “2019 Game Eighty-eight: Texas at Minnesota”

  1. That is Sano's 5th career triple. Other players who have hit 5 triples in a Twins uniform include: Darrell Brown. Orlando Hudson, Jason Tyner, Tim Laudner, Dave McCarty, and others

  2. I'm gonna start calling the Rangers' pitching staff Gene Frenkel. They are bringing the cowbell.

  3. Rhubarb Runner is at the joint. Another successful WGOM greet and meet (after missing my opportunity last year)!

    1. Yup, in June he pitched 27.2 innings with the following: 2.52 FIP (4.03 xFIP), 1.12 WHIP, .282 wOBA, 22.3 K%, 6.25 K/BB, 69.6% LOB. Hopefully he's feeling better with every start.

      1. Yes, he earns service time if he's on the major league IL. Just about the crappiest way to get it, but at least he's getting it, I guess.

            1. Ah, I see what you're pointing to:

              The problem for Reed, though, is that because he was not technically on the 25-man roster as the 26th man in a doubleheader, he’ll recover from that injury on the minor league injured list rather than the Major League injured list. Logic would seemingly dictate that a player injured while performing in a Major League game would rehab that injury while receiving the benefits of the MLB IL — that is, service time and MLB pay. That won’t be the case for Reed or future players who are injured while serving as the 26th man, though.

              What a confusing, crappy stipulation.

  4. I don't understand why teams with a 15-man bullpen use the reliever who pitched the day before first out of the pen rather than all the rested guys.

  5. Laudner's conversation with Dick about the roster & IL calculus and potential changes is much more informed than I'd expect Bert or Jack to contribute.

    1. “Rocco said, ‘It’s your game if you want it,’” Rogers said. “I said, ‘Yeah.’ That’s about it.”

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