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2024 Game Log 92 – Twins at White Sox

Twins continue their latest hot streak by taking care of the woeful Chicago White Sox last night and look to continue tonight in the second game of their 3 game series. Twins doing little wrong lately, especially mashing the ball and avoiding strikeouts. It's fun to see a bunch of young players make huge impacts and makes one think the future is bright. Also not only has this hot streak brought the Twins within 5 games of the Guardians, they are sneaking up on the Yankees too for third best record in the AL. Should be a fun summer for baseball, sure would be nice if most of us could watch it on TV.

Bailey Ober on the mound and he continues to impress as a solid #3 or #4 starter. Since I can't see the games on TV, I didn't know that he's 6'9" That's neck tat territory. Wow. Erick Fedde for the Whities and he is easily their best pitcher with 6 wins for a 26 win team and respectable WIP, ERA, etc.

Game time at 7:10 but there's a good chance for rain all evening. Will be interesting to see if they get this in. Rainy tomorrow morning but looks like they could do an afternoon/evening doubleheader on Wednesday.

Zuzu’s Petals – Cinderella’s Daydream

Very sad news yesterday that Laurie Lindeen of Zuzu's Petals died unexpectedly. Laurie started the beloved and pioneering Minneapolis band Zuzu's Petals in the late 80's that led the way to other women-led bands. Laurie was a great writer, mentor to other bands, and was beloved in the Minneapolis music community. She will be missed.

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2024 Game Log 85 – Tigers at Twins

Twins wrapped up a nice 6 wins out of 9 games road trip and are back at Target field for a three game series against the Detroit Tigers. After a good start, the Tigers have dropped down to what we all thought they'd be: improved but still a sub .500 team. Twins now six games back of the Guardians but will need to take care of business this week as Cleveland plays the White Sox.

Simeon Woods Richardson on the mound for the Twins as he continues to pitch quite well and help all forget about Louie Varland as a starter. Tarik Skubal for the Tigers and he's been lights out this year with a WHIP under 1.0, 9 wins, and nearly 10.5 SO per 9 innings pitched. He's only 27 and setting up to be the Tigers ace for while.

Weather looks iffy so let's hope they get this game in.

First pitch at 6:40p

2024 Game Log 79 – Twins at Diamondbacks

Are we still doing game logs? I'll keep doing my Tuesday until instructed to stop.

Twins pull into Phoenix tonight against the defending NL Champion Arizona Diamondbacks. D-backs a bit disappointing this year, although they are still viable for a Wildcard spot. Twins need to keep with their winning ways if they want to keep pace for the Guardians so should be a fun series. Well except for the excessive heat that is as it is slated to be 105 at first pitch today and 110 on Wednesday and Thursday. Fun! (yes I know they play indoors).

Joe Ryan on the mound and looking to build on a decent season. Brandon Pfaandt on for the Arizona and he's been middling so hopefully Twins literal hot bats will translate into hit.

First Pitch at 8:40.

Friday Music Day – Happy 30th Birthday Bee Thousand

Guided By Voices Bee Thousand is 30 years old today! I wrote about a long time ago at the WGOM and you can access that here.

Classic Album Review: Guided By Voices — Bee Thousand (1994)

Anyway, I'm still a GBV geek all thanks to this album. So a question for the group, is there a single album, song, concert, etc., that you can look back on and say, "yup, that was the moment I became a fan of this band.