Game 136: Twins @ Rays

Christmas 2019 - we collaborated with the grandparents who live in Tampa to get tickets for the Twins trip to Tampa in the upcoming 2020 season.  It would be the little guy's 8th lifetime MLB ballpark in his eighth year. We were kind of unofficially doing our own little 30 in 30 thing.

Well,  the Twins never went to Tampa in 2020. We rescheduled for this series, hoping travel would be prudent and attending a game would be an acceptable risk. It turns out that isn't the case either,  so we are watching from home and rescheduling the trip again for 2022 (the Twins visit Tampa in April - can't wait to find out what will postpone it this time). We're still sitting on 7 ballparks and we've kind of lost our momentum. A tentative plan to knock out both LA ballparks next year is in the works, I'll let you all know.

Jorge Polanco is playing against the Rays today. He's got an .808 slugging percentage in his last 7 games and he is currently on pace to finish the season with 31 HR/98 RBI.

Also there's the rest of the Twins. Griffin Jax takes the mound.

18 thoughts on “Game 136: Twins @ Rays”

      1. With runners on first and third, let's try a double steal and have Josh Donaldson stealing home!

  1. Jax did pretty well for four innings. If we're going to go with guys like Jax, Ryan, and Ober, we have to expect them to have some struggles. We just hope they'll learn and gradually get better.

  2. Dazzle just mentioned that Rocco has to leave early. I'm sure they said why earlier, but I missed it. Anyone know what's up?

  3. Provus mentioned that the pitch was "almost a pitchout". That made me think--I don't remember the last time I saw an actual pitchout. I'm sure it's happened once in a while, but not very often. The broadcasters usually don't even talk about it as a possibility. Just another example of how baseball has changed.

  4. One thing I'm confident of is that the Rays won't go down one-two-three in the ninth. It never comes that easily for this year's Twins.

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