2019 Game 139: Minnesota Twins at Boston Red Sox


The Twins are 9-1 over their last ten games. They're 19-11 against the AL East (thanks Baltimore) and now 2-2 against the Red Sox.

Berríos had an extra day off after an improved, but still okay, start. He lost his start against Boston in June, in the midst of regular bullpen implosions. That time was because the Twins forgot how to score for the series.

Let's guarantee at least a season split with another AL East team. Sure, they aren't going to make the postseason, but those are the teams you need to beat.

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

  1. This has been a frustrating trade.

    1. One of the topics on the latest episode of Midwest Swing was postseason batting order. Brandon Warne had Rosario batting seventh; I wouldn’t argue with him on that.

    2. One of these months is not like the rest.

      Split Rosario HR
      April/March 11
      May 6
      June 3
      July 3
      August 4
      Sept/Oct 1

      He'll most likely reach 30. 33 seems really unlikely.

  2. I don't understand why Berríos is still sent out for another inning to reach 100 pitches. The team has 36 players now, there's zero worry about bullpen workload. Berríos is working through his struggles, no need to do it while tired too.

    1. I dunno. Rocco seems like the kind of manager who’d be interested in getting his younger players the ‘experience’ of pitching/playing at a historic (and mentally challenging?) ballpark like Fenway for his future use in pacifying their jitters.

      1. Yea, I'm not in the least bothered by this. The kid has a live arm and needs some low-leverage experience to get his feet wet.

        1. Yeah, I mean, that was his second major league inning. I think at least a slight ramp up to higher leverage "facing Trout with the bases loaded and the pennant on the line" situation is merited.

          1. I appreciate that Rocco might be tempering Graterol with some low-leverage exposure against a good lineup. What concerns me more is him throwing junk innings after a shoulder injury earlier in the season.

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