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2019 Game 92: Minnesota at Cleveland

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Win Probability: 45.4%

Momentum is coming off the All-Star break, beating Cleveland in the first two games to start the second half, and having Jose Berrios lined up to start the third game. Not that it won't be a contest as Cleveland has Shane Bieber on the mound. The two are pretty well matched. Both have eight wins on the year, Berrios has the lower ERA (3.00 vs. 3.45) but Bieber has more strikeouts (141 to 104). The Twins' division lead is back up to 7.5 games with a chance to make it 8.5 with a series sweep. After today, the Twins and Indians meet just ten more times. The Indians were on a pretty good roll before the break, making up ground at a fairly alarming rate, and a Twins win today would put a nasty hitch in their giddy-up coming out of the second half gate. Play ball!

140 thoughts on “2019 Game 92: Minnesota at Cleveland”

    1. I took the kids (4.5 & nearly 8yrs) to see it yesterday. We were (mostly) happy with it, though Niblet (4.5) seemed bored by the 80% complete mark. The other choice was Aladdin, so I’m not going to complain too loudly about any shortcomings. One question:

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    1. This is a must win for Cleveland after losing the first 2 - a definite success for our Twinkies regardless of today's outcome.

      Big 9 game home stand - hopefully we can pull out a 6-3.

  1. I do worry this is the kind of game we are going to see come October. Our starter does a solid job/quality start level appearance but our bats are shut down by the other teams ace.

  2. Anyone would have taken a 2-1 series considering how both of these teams went into the All Star break. But if we can somehow get the bats going over these last 9 outs we have a chance to really bury this Cleveland team and make them sellers into the deadline.

        1. You are probably right - but given where things were - a 3 game sweep here goes a long way to killing any momentum Cleveland had built into the break.

  3. One thing watching with no game sound: ball hit weakly to 2nd baseman, so I look down to iPad. Look up 20 seconds later and there’s a guy on 1st no outs. Huh?

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