2019 Game 151 – White Sox at Twins

It's now one game in the rear view mirror, but the Twins got through their 12 games against decent teams stretch relatively unscathed (at least judging by wins and loses). Split the 12 games and especially splitting the six with Cleveland basically put the division crown in a stranglehold. Say what you will about this team, but resilient has to be one of the words you use.

Game two against the White Sox, and the Twins catch a break with Giolito being shut down for the season a day before he was about to start against the Twins. Dude's a great pitcher so whew!, but hopefully not a serious injury. Someone named Ross Detwiler up for the Sox with his 6.79 ERA and 1.67 WHIP. Ouch! Martin Perez pitching for Twins and after his nice start against the Red Sox, basically remembered he was Martin Perez and had a lousy outing against the Nats. Hopefully we can get a nice outing today against a White Sox team that's just kinda interested.

6:40p start again tonight. Will be a warm one at the ballpark but I think the rain should hold off until late.

Twins Lineup:
C Garver
SS Polanco
DH Cruz
RF Rosario
3B Sano
1B Gonzalez
LF Arraez
2B Schoop
CF LaMarre

169 thoughts on “2019 Game 151 – White Sox at Twins”

      1. It is, but every pitch doesn't go where you want it to, and sometimes it does and they still hit it. It happens.

  1. I stepped away for a few minutes, and it's the second inning. That must have been one quick bottom of the first.

  2. 100 RBIs for Eddie! I know RBIs aren't held in quite as high a regard as they used to be, but it's still a thing.

      1. I really don't like interviews during the game, but if the Twins get five runs every inning they do one, I'll deal with it.

  3. May have looked different on television, but from my seat Pérez got dinked and dunked to death. May, on ther other hand,...

  4. The Daz-man saying that all teams need a crazy-ass pitcher for times like this (side-armer, submariner, Eephus??).

  5. Honest Abe just got José Abreu's foul ball strike two. Quite the birthday present from the ball boy.

      1. They concluded that neither side was understanding the other, so they hugged it out and left to go find a bar.

  6. This has been one of the more emotionally draining days in recent memory (waiting for antibiotics to kick in and basically, hopefully, save a life is exhausting). I would have preferred a laugher, but this was a good win too. Now sleep.

  7. I guess the positive way to look at this is that good teams find a way to win games like this and bad teams find a way to lose them.

    Also, look at this from Cleveland's perspective. They see the Twins get a 5-0 lead, but then Chicago comes back. It's 5-1, then it's 5-3. Now it's 5-5! And now the White Sox lead 6-5 in extra innings! It's 6-6, but now it's 8-6 White Sox! And yet, in the end, it's just another day off the schedule on which they did not gain any ground on the Twins. That has to be discouraging, I would think.

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