The second half begins! The Twins are in the hunt for a division title or a wild card slot, but I am thinking there is not enough starting and relief pitching to get the Twins there. I know, a scorching take right there.
One pitcher I trust is Jose Berrios. He starts tonight so thats good. But the Twins are playing the best team in the AL, the Houston Astros.
Maybe we'll sweep the 'Stros like they swept us at Target Field!
With the win last night, it guarantees the Twins will be at or above .500 at the All Star Break. I would have never guessed that during Spring Training.
Felix Jorge starts tonight. He showed enough in his last start to at least get a second and third try. Kevin Gausman o for the O's. In his last 5 starts against the Twins, he has pitched 24 innings and surrendered 18 runs. I like our chances for a W tonight!
The Angels mind as well be called the Twins of the West. FIVE former Twins are on the roster: Ben Revere, Shane Robinson, Ricky Nolasco, Alex Meyer, and Delios Guerra. And you know what, there is not a lot of hand wringing and blog columns upset over not having those players. Ok, maybe Alex Meyer because the Twins have no pitching right now. There will be no "David Ortiz should still be a Twin" column for any of those players.
Kyle "Im surprised he is still a Twin and not with the Angels" Gibson on the mound for the locals, JC "not Romero" Ramirez for the Angels.