Last game of the season. Lets go out with a win streak!
Twins continue to try to get KC a division crown.
Why Jeter? Why not.
I don't get to watch games between these teams unless I'm at work. Last night, I wasn't. Today I'm not either, as I do a rare Wednesday closing shift. Dumb. Neither team is worth watching, but I'm about to go six months without either of them, and it would have been nice to watch a game knowing that one of the teams has to win.
Vidal Nuno, the dude I saw pitch at Chase a couple of weeks ago who hasn't gotten a single Win despite not giving up a ton of runs, faces Phil Hughes, who's managed to pull down durned near a quarter of this team's pitching victories.
I suppose I'll be either be watching to cheer against Detroit winning the division, or to cheer against the Yankees making the postseason at all (I think the Orioles can knock them out by beating them this morning...ooh!). Bring this one home for me, gents.
The Twins are almost done losing for the year, so that's a positive. Tonight's meaningless tilt features Kyle Gibson (12-11, 4.64 ERA) hoping to be good Gibson going against some guy named Andrew Chafin (0-0, 1.64 ERA).
It would be great if the Twins could at least notch four more victories in this last week to hit 70-wins. The 7 at least looks a little better than the 6. It would be really great if the Twins could shore up this pitching staff for next season. The box scores from an offensive standpoint seem fun and encouraging.
I was sitting around relaxing on the couch last night after another long deck day and came a across a tweet from a certain brunch enthusiast about Vance Worley's success in Pittsburgh. The discussion below was pretty terrible, basically saying Rick Anderson should be fired because of this (and Liriano). In other words, between that and the way Joe Mauer gets slagged by the loudest people online makes me think this losing team is deserved.
The last time I watched a Twins game, Ricky Nolasco pitched his best game of the year, eight scoreless innings, and the Twins won, though Nolasco did not notch a Win. Nolasco will likely need to pitch just as well tonight to give the team a chance as the Diamondbacks send Josh Collmenter to the mound. Collmenter is 10-8 on the year with a 3.60 ERA and he's been dominating opponents for the last month or so. Of course, in the grand scheme of baseball this game means absolutely nothing to pretty much anybody, so we've got that going for us.
Congratulations to Kennys Vargas and Jose Berrios for winning Twins player and pitcher of the year honors, respectively. Vargas is one of the reasons I'm sort of excited for Gardenhire's last season as Twins manager next year. He hits baseballs like they stole food from his plate.
In other news, Aaron Hicks has been held out of the lineup for the last two games with a stiff back. It's our clearest indication yet that the young man possesses a spine. Now if somebody would just find his belly and light a fire in it...
A wild game-already-in-progress appears.
Guys are playing against other guys.
House vs. May