Category Archives: 2021 Twins Game Logs

Game 156 – Blue Jays in Minnesota

List of statistical facts?

List of statistical facts.

  • The Twins have 7 games left, and need to go 4-3 to avoid 90 losses.
  • Miguel Sano needs one more HR to get to 30.
  • Max Kepler needs one more HR to get to 20.
  • Luis Arraez and Josh Donaldson are currently tied for highest OBP (.351) among 2021 Twins Not Named Nelson Cruz That Have At Least 250 PA. Others that are contending for this crown...
      • Bailey Ober - .500 OBP (not enough PA)
      • Nelson Cruz - .370 OBP (named Nelson Cruz)
      • Mitch Garver - .358 OBP (not enough PA)
      • Byron Buxton - .341 OBP (not enough PA)
      • Jorge Polanco - .325 OBP (too many April PA)
  • If Griffin Jax allows a HR today, he will pass J.A. Happ for most allowed by a Twins pitcher this year.
  • If Griffin Jax allows 19 runs today, he will pass J.A. Happ for most allowed by a Twins pitcher this year.
  • If Griffin Jax throws a complete game shutout today, he would tie for the team lead in complete games (1 - Jose Berrios) and take the team lead in shutouts.
  • If Alex Colomé throws 3.1 IP with no earned runs, he will have a lower ERA than Pineda.  If that happens, only José Berríos will have thrown more innings for the Twins this year with a lower ERA than Colomé.
  • Somebody here mentioned Jorge Alcalá's last month has been really good.  In the last 30 days, opponents are hitting .190/.227/.238 off him and he's allowed one run in 11 appearances (ERA of 0.73 and FIP of 1.54).  He can get his season WHIP under 1.00 with 1.2 innings with no baserunners. The Twins have four pitchers currently under 1.00 WHIP this season.
      • Devin Smeltzer - 0.43 WHIP (4.2 IP)
      • Joe Ryan - 0.59 WHIP (22 IP)
      • Willians Astudillo - 0.75 WHIP (4 IP)
      • Ralph Garza - 0.81 WHIP (17.1 IP)

2021 Game Log #151 – Twins at Cubs

We are definitely at the play out the string portion of the schedule. I am sure Twins players are now in the middle of scheduling events in October that don't include "show up at the park and play baseball." The Twins would have to go 8-4 over these last 12 games to stay under 90 loses but at this point does it matter if they lose 89 or 91 games? I would hope that some of the younger players see this as an opportunity to shine a bit, get a good start for 2022 but then again, with no stakes involved, does it really matter?

Griffin Jax on the mound for the Twins and he's a guy you'd like to keep making strides so that he has a place on the 2022 roster. Alec Mills for the Cubs.

Game time 6:40p, looks like a very nice day for fall baseball in Chicago.

Twins Lineup
2B - Arraez
CF - Buxton
SS - Polanco
3B - Donaldson
RF - Kepler
1B - Sano
LF - Gordon
C - Garver
P - Jax

Game 150: José Berríos’ New Team v. José Berríos’ Old Team

José Berríos faces off against the Twins today. For the sake of the standings, I think I'll root for him.

- hungryjoe

This was pretty much what I was going to write about the Twins first matchup against their former ace. I want José to be great and have success more than I want this version of the Twins to win their 66th game today.

Berríos has pitched into the 7th inning in each of his last four starts. He's struck out 30, walked 2, and allowed 7 runs in 27.1 innings. His Game Score has been 60+ in each of those starts. He's kind of on a roll.

2021 Game 147: Cleveland Guardians at Minnesota Twins

Cal Quantrill
Griffin Jax

Final game against Cleveland for the season. The Twins already won the season series, 11-7, outscoring them 88-63.

The Twins already finished the season series with the White Sox, losing 13 out of 19 against them. Twins are also 7-9 against the Royals with three games remaining so unlikely to finish with a winning record against them. The record against the Tigers is flipped at 9-7 so also unlikely to finish with a losing record against them. If the Twins win tonight and get take four out of six against the Royals and Tigers, they would finish .500 against the division. *does the math* Oof, that is not good against all the other divisions.

2021 Games 145 and 146

Game 1:
Triston McKenzie
Joe Ryan

This game went well last time and now Ryan only needs to finish seven innings.

Game 2:
Logan Allen
Charlie Barnes

Game one has two right-handed starters and game two has two left-handed starters. Both of their ERAs start with a 6 and are closer to starting with a 7 than a 5. Naturally one team won't be able to score at all this game.