Houston at Tampa Bay
Game in progress, Greinke gave up six runs in 3.2 innings.
Atlanta at St. Louis
Game in progress, no score in top of first.
Los Angeles at Washington 5:40 p.m.
Rich Hill vs Max Scherzer
New York at Minnesota
Luis Severino vs Jake Odorizzi
The other day I realized that three of the Twins' best players this year have been suspended now or in the past related to performance enhancing drugs. That seems like a high ratio.
Today the plan is for three Tanaka pitches to be suspended in the air for a long long time into the outfield seats. I'll go with just Kepler though for my pick.
I don't have any thoughts or analysis on the game or matchup today. I just want to say I've enjoyed the hell out of this season and you guys make it better.
Possibly the fullest day of postseason baseball this year.
First game starts at 1:05 p.m. on FS1.
Game two begins at 3:37 p.m. on TBS.
Game three begins at 6:07 p.m. on MLBN.
Game four begins at 8:37 p.m. on TBS.
Sorry for the half-baked game log, I’m doing it from my phone in Duluth. I’ve been a bit distraught about the injury to Arraez, but it sounds like maybe the ankle can be ready by Friday. One of the perks of winning the division, extra time to recover and prepare. I don’t know who is pitching today, it’s a meaningless game, and my team has done way more than I expected of them back in March. Now, if they can just do that in the playoffs. Play ball!
In "modern" (1901-2019) major history, there have now been 128 teams that have won 100 games.
The 2019 Minnesota twins are one of those teams. That is extremely cool.
This game means practically nothing, but there's no reason our guys can't add another one. Stashak is the opener, and Rocco mentioned that he'll be trying to get late game pitchers in play.
Final tune-up for the Twins as they prepare for visiting the Yankees next week. Still a couple things to do such as maintain that bomba lead.
We've got a "woof" of a lineup today, but who cares! The Twins are AL Central Champs! LaMonte Wade has never played at first base? Who cares! Schoop as DH? Who cares!! Who the heck is Ian Miller!? Who cares!!!
Seriously though, this has been an unexpected and awesome year. Congratulations to the Twins, to Rocco, to the front office, and all the people working behind the scenes to tweak the players into their best selves. I'm not going to speculate on the Twins' chances in the playoffs, but I can say it's been a great ride this year that far exceeded my expectations. We're playing with house money now, so I'm just going to lay back and enjoy. High fives (and aspirin) all around.
Dobnak continues his improbable year. I don't know if the Twins juggled his position in the rotation to have him start around his wedding this Saturday, but that's how it is. Regular rest dictates his next start would be Monday so he's ready for a Game 1 (unlikely) start.
Last week of the season and the Twins should clinch the Central Division in the next day or so. Twins at the woebegone Tigers who have already lost 109 games. Hopefully the Twins get down to business and take at least two. Spencer Turnbull for the Tigers and has a 3-15 record, which is expected from a 109 loss team. Turnbull hasn’t had a Win since later May so here’s hoping he’s not due. Odorizzi on the mound and he’s been Twins most consistent pitcher and in 11 career starts, he's 5-1 with a 3.25 ERA against Detroit.
Game time at 5:40p and Cleveland at White Sox at 7:00p, so they will definitely be scoreboard watching in Chicago. C’mon Twins, let’s put this lousy team down so we can start chilling the Champagne.
CF Wade Jr.
I had a game log all ready to go, but instead of scheduling it I just left it open in a browser last night and when I tried to save it this morning the laptop seized and I lost it. And the dog ate my homework. And the check's in the mail.
One week of baseball to go. Seven games with a four game lead. Magic number of 4 (thanks, Phillies). I'm still all hunched over from that ninth inning nut punch the Royals delivered last night. I'm hoping for better today. We are off to celebrate my mother-in-law's 80th birthday with brunch, so it will be Gameday on the phone and radio for me today. Play ball!