The powers that be declared this shall be an unproductive week, thus another day game.
Baltimore sends Jake Arrieta against the mildly above average offense of the Twins. The Twins send their miserly pitching (a mere 2.67 runs a game), starting with Liam Hendriks, to take on the offensive juggernaut of the Orioles (6.67 runs a game!). Unstoppable force, meet immovable object. The Baltimore pitching is anything but immovable though; they are the one team keeping the Twins out of last place in pitcher strikeouts. Feast while you can Twins batters.
Game 2 Recap:
Say, who is this Escobar fellow? Sounds like a name for the future that I should know.
*Looks him up*
Oh. Well then. I guess we should appreciate what happened yesterday.
Today the Twins go for a series win against the defending division champions. This would give them an above .500 record for the first time since September 2010. Has it really been that long?
I became a baseball fan when I was 14. I watched the 2001 playoffs with my cousin and fell in love with the Twins. The next nine years were a good time to be a Twins fan, and I watched 90% of their games. 2011 was a test. I felt like a bad fan for giving up on the team and not watching as many games when they were so far behind, but something SBG said stuck with me. It's okay to not put everything you have behind the team. It's okay to simply enjoy baseball for what it is. And even though we don't think the Twins will be very good this year (JeffA excepted), games like yesterday's will still be fun to watch.
12:10PM(CDT) Start Time
Mike Pelfrey vs. Rick Porcello
The bad news: The Twins haven't hit any home runs.
The good news: The Twins pitchers haven't given up any home runs!
The bad news: The Tigers starters ERA against the Twins is 0.
The good news: The Tigers relievers ERA against the Twins is 6.13!
Game time: 310 Central
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Its pretty silly that was not a Twins game last night. Well make that yesterday anyway. The way the MLB season starts is irritating when you are ready for the whole schedule to start as soon as possible. Anyway, the staggered start is over and the Twins play at home against the Verlanders. Luckily, Justin already had his turn in the rotation. Unluckily, we start Kevin Correia. So it goes. I assume it'll be another cold one at Target Field. So get your warm beverage of choice ready.
- Hicks, CF
- Mauer, C
- Willingham, LF
- Morneau, 1B
- Doumit, DH
- Plouffe, 3B
- Parmelee, RF
- Dozier, 2B
- Florimon, SS
- Jackson, A, CF
- Hunter, To, RF
- Cabrera, M, 3B
- Fielder, 1B
- Martinez, V, DH
- Dirks, LF
- Peralta, Jh, SS
- Avila, C
- Infante, 2B
First Pitch—3:10 p.m. Central
Probable Starters—Justin "Cy" Verlander vs. Vance "Can't Dance" Worley
Probable Outcome—Try not to think about it too much
“Awright, ladies!” Ron Gardenhire bellowed as he stuck his head inside the clubhouse door. “Stick your cups in your pants and hit the field, batting practice starts in five minutes!”
Inside, the entire Twins’ 25-man roster stood in a somber circle at the center of the room. Gardenhire walked over and nudged his way inside the group, only to see a battered old steamer trunk sitting on the floor.
“So it finally got here,” the manager muttered as he rubbed his whiskered chin. “About damn time, too.”
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