Game 9: Twins v. Mariners

Matt Shoemaker v. Chris Flexen

All three series the Twins have played have split the first two games. They've managed to win the rubber game in the first two series, and turn to Shoemaker to try to keep that pattern going.

Last time out, Shoemaker got quite a bit of run support, and only allowed 3 hits over 6 innings, so I say let's do all of that again and see how it goes.

Flexen is the first right-handed starting pitcher the Twins have seen this series. So far (in ~200 PA) the Twins are a little less successful at the plate against righties (.242/.333/.453) but an .786 OPS certainly isn't a bad thing, just less than their .854 OPS against lefties (~100 PA).

Further reading?

I thought this story about scouting during COVID and Flexen's journey from the KBO back to the major leagues was pretty interesting.

21 thoughts on “Game 9: Twins v. Mariners”

  1. Liam Hendriks game up a home run to the Royals to blow a save at almost the same time Colome did. Royals won in extra. White Sox have 5 losses, and the bullpen has blown saves in 4 of them and was walked off in the other.

  2. Sooo.....I tuned in right before the Seager HR. And watched the whole rest of the game.

    My bad, y'all.

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