I think Kyle Gibson is going to have a pretty good game. The Tigers are not good and playing out the string with a lame duck manager. I think last game was just a blip, and really it was only a couple of innings he was bad.....I can't believe I believe Kyle Gibson can be a good pitcher. What a crazy season!
(that said, if a team is willing to trade a middling prospect for Gibson I won't complain)
Byron Buxton has reached 5 rWAR! Hopefully the Twins dont need an extra inning walk off home run to win tonight. Twins pitching has allowed 3 runs total in the last 3 games. The last clunker of a game came last Sunday when Big Sexy was on the mound.
Joe Mauer got another hit.
It would be great if the Twins could score a bunch of runs early and cruise to a victory. This late inning rally stuff is bad for the ol ticker.
Ervin Santana for the Twins. Ian Kennedy for the Royals.
Fun fact! Joe Mauer has 3 IBBs on the season, 2 in the last two games! I predict he hits at least two home runs tonight.
One eye on baseball, one eye on the USMNT match.
A Twins series win would really put a blow into KC's playoff chances. So lets do that!
Former Royals great Dillon Gee goes for the Twins. With reinforcements on the way (Mejia, whatever September callups), he could be pitching to keep his spot in the rotation.
Meanwhile, things got a little awkward in Atlanta.
I said it last night, that was a disappointing series. Should have won minimum of 3 games and it didn't happen. But, the Twins are in the 2nd Wild Card slot as they head to Toronto. Its crazy that its August 25th and this is the first time these two teams have played! Lets look to see who's on the roster...Jose Bautista, Josh Donaldson, Kendrys Morales... OH BOY! Twins killers! This should be fun!
Bartolo Colon for the good guys, JA Happ for the Jays
Cleveland kneecapped any chance of winning a Division crown. The hope for the rest of the season is to pile stats and maybe stay above .500.
Another day, another new Twins player. Its really getting hard to know who is on the roster and who isn't. Its Kennys Vargas back up? Lew Ford? Kent Hrbek? who knows!! I do know Mitch Garver comes to town. Hopefully he gets playing time.
Ervin Santana goes tonight. We got a chance.