Game 118: Twins v. Rays

First team to 10 runs wins! That's been the series so far, with blowouts going both ways in the first two games.

Brent Rooker sure likes hitting against the Rays, huh? 6 for 9 in the first two games, with 2 homers, a double, and not a single strikeout. This after going 0 for 11 with 9 strikeouts in the previous series against the White Sox.

Luis Arraez just likes hitting against anyone. I feel like he's the one in the lineup that I watch and think "but how does he do that?" the most often. After hitting only .304 in June,  Arraez hit .373 in July and .417 so far in August.

Charlie Barnes starts for the Twins.  That hasn't gone great so far this year, but maybe this time will be different.

Luis Patiño goes for the Rays and he's had one good start out of four since joining the rotation about a month ago.

Looking at the most recent starts for these pitchers,  it just might end up being another race to 10 runs this afternoon.

24 thoughts on “Game 118: Twins v. Rays”

  1. I mentioned this the other day, but it sure seems like the Twins fail to turn double plays an awful lot.

  2. Brief farm report.

    St. Paul scored five in the first and defeated Indianapolis 8-0. Andrew Albers pitched eight shutout innings. Jose Miranda was 2-for-5 with a home run and a double.
    Wichita fell behind 6-0 and 8-3, but came back to win 14-8 over Tulsa. The Wind Surge hit seven home runs, two of them by B. J. Boyd.
    Cedar Rapids scored two in the ninth to put away a 4-1 win over Peoria. Matt Canterino pitched three shutout innings and Cody Laweryson pitched four shutout innings. Michael Helman homered and doubled.
    Fort Myers' game was postponed due to Tropical Storm Fred.

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