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Zac Gallen vs Nathan Eovaldi
Merrill Kelly vs Jordan Montgomery
Saturday 7:03 p.m.
TBD vs Brandon Pfaadt
Monday 7:03 p.m.
Tuesday 7:03 p.m.
Wednesday 7:03 p.m.
Friday 7:03 p.m.
Saturday 7:03 p.m.
Game log for the LCS games if anyone wants to talk about this baseball thing.
Astros vs Rangers, in progress.
Phillies vs Diamondbacks, 4:07 p.m., TBS
Astros vs Rangers, 7:03 p.m., FS1
Astros vs Rangers, 4:07 p.m., FS1
Phillies vs Diamondbacks, 7:07 p.m., TBS
FS1 at 6:07 p.m. CDT
TBD vs Aaron Nola, TBS at 4:07 p.m.
Lance Lynn vs Brandon Pfaady, TBS at 8:07 p.m.
Urquidy's strikeout rate is down compared to last year (6.4 K/9 compared to 7.3 K/9 last year), his walk rate is up (+1.5 BB/9) and his home run rate is steady yet high (1.6 HR/9). All of these things match up well with what Twins batters can feast on. The rest of the league already has with his 5.39 ERA this year in 61 innings. I doubt Houston will let him pitch deep so Twins need to get their scoring in early and often.
Rangers at Rays, 2:08 p.m. ABC
Blue Jays at Twins, 3:38 p.m. ESPN
Diamondbacks at Brewers, 6:08 p.m. ESPN 2
Marlins at Phillies, 7:08 p.m. ESPN
That was fun. Let's do it again tonight.
ALWC1: TOR at MIN
ALWC2: TEX at TBR
NLWC1: ARI at MIL
NLWC2: MIA at PHI
ALDS1: ALWC2 at BAL
ALDS2: ALWC1 at HOU
NLDS1: NLWC2 at ATL
NLDS2: NLWC1 at LAD
Final regular season game. Everybody has clinched but seeding still to be determined. All games on MLB.tv are free for the day. Enjoy every game being on at the same time.
Estes made his MLB debut last week against Seattle. He gave up six runs, five earned, over his 4 ⅔ innings. His MiLB is decent but not great. He's still young as his 22nd birthday happens during this year's Division Series.
The Twins are now 11 wins over .500. Their preseason projections had them barely winning the division at 83 wins. They now predict three additional wins over the final five games to get them to 87 wins. They've finished with 87 wins once as the Twins in 2009 and once as the Senators in 1945. The Tigers finished ahead of them by one win in 1945 but they also played three fewer games. The Senators managed two ties in their 156 games.
López ranks well on several AL leaderboards. He's second in strikeouts; ten more puts him in front if Gausman does not make another start. He's tenth in ERA at 3.61; another solid start would put him ahead of Berríos at ninth with 3.58. Seven shutout innings would put him above Eflin's 3.50 (six scoreless might at 3.4957). His FIP ranks slightly better at sixth with 3.60. Another win puts him at 12 for the season and in a many-way tie for seventh. He's eighth in WHIP, right ahead of Gray. Breaking that apart so he's tenth in the H part and fifth in the W part. K/9 he's third and a high strikeout game might put him second. Fifth in innings pitched, two ahead of Kyle Gibson. Finally, his rWAR is tied with rookie Tanner Bibee for seventh at 3.6 WAR. It's been a great season and he will get first crack at earning a postseason win.
Another Wednesday, another day game.
Another surprisingly decent start by Keuchel against the Mets. Now he's facing an actually good team. This is also the final game the Twins have against a good team this season. Yes, it's only game 146. Next up is a road trip against the White Sox and Reds (75-71 right now). After that it's a gentle stretch into the postseason with the Angels and Athletics visiting before the final series in Denver.