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Game 28: royals @ twins

This series marks the beginning of a very important stretch of games for the Twins. We're two games into a ten game stretch of games against our central division rivals where the only opponent with a winning record is....well, nobody. It's the Royals and the Clevelanders and the utterly terrible White Sox. Then things toughen up against the Padres and the surprisingly beatable Dodgers.

All the time, this is our time. 7 wins in these 10 games won't be enough. These are three of the four worst offense in baseball (the other, of course, is the Tigers). Allowing so much as a runner in scoring position against these teams is nearly unforgivable.

You hear that, Over? I want a perfect game today. A. PERFECT. GAME. Get it done.

Game 22: Nationals at Twins

All of a sudden the Twins are flirting with .500 after winning just one of their last seven games.

This Nationals series has been an exercise in frustration thus far.  It doesn't seem like it should be so hard to beat Washington, but here we are. Can we chalk this up to the cold weather? Is it warmer today?  Are there any other straws around that I can grasp?

Bailey Ober gets his first start of the year today, going against Patrick Corbin, who hasn't had a great start to the season. Ober has 4 starts at AAA and has been stingy with hits, walks, and runs allowed.



2022 Game 149: Minnesota Twins at Kansas City Royals

Bailey Ober
Daniel Lynch

Let's take a look at the Twins traded away in the offseason, or deadline for Mahle, and how they performed compared to the players acquired.
Twins traded away this year:

Mitch Garver2151000.40.3
Isiah Kiner-Falefa490862.71.1
Josh Donaldson4951012.61.8
Spencer Steer64840.10.0
Brent Rooker3615-0.5-0.4
Taylor Rogers60.1127-0.90.9

DRS likes Kiner-Falefa's fielding but UZR and OAA rate him as average. Similar with Donaldson but OAA agrees with DRS.

Rogers has replicated his 2020 season where he has a below average ERA but above average/good FIP. Although his FIP since the trade to Milwaukee has also been bad but it was very good with San Diego.

Acquired Twins this year:

Gary Sánchez425870.51.1
Gio Urshela4951122.51.6
Chris Paddack22.11050.20.9
Emilio Pagán58.0126-0.8-0.3
Tyler Mahle16.11150.1-0.1

Happy Birthday–July 12

Doug Allison (1846)
Lee Meadows (1894)
Johnny Wyrostek (1919)
Jack Harshmann (1927)
Ron Fairly (1938)
Tom Tischinski (1944)
Scipio Spinks (1947)
Mario Soto (1956)
Mike Munoz (1965)
Adam Johnson (1979)
Phil Dumatrait (1981)
Tom Gorzelanny (1982)
Howie Kendrick (1983)
Tony Sipp (1983)
Nick Vincent (1986)
Bailey Ober (1995)

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Game 41 – Twins at Kansas City

We are participating in No Mow May this year,  and I've got to say it's really fun to have an actual ecosystem in our yard.  We've got a ton of different plants and flowers,  lots of birds and insects, a very Bailey Ober-sized bunch of dandelions and a few spots where you can tell small critters shelter at night.

We've also had neighbors inquire if everything is OK and if we need help,  but no one has called the HOA on us yet. I don't know if we will hold out to memorial day,  but it's been a very interesting experiment.

Bailey Ober makes his triumphant return today to face the Royals. I've haven't been impressed with KC. They kind of look like a mess, but not a fun mess that's good for bees and small wildlife.

2022 Game 19: Tiggers vs. Twinkies

If you'd told me two weeks ago that on this day the Twins would be in first place riding a 6-game winning streak and have one of the best pitching staffs in baseball, statistically speaking, I would have scoffed, perhaps even guffawed at such a foolhardy notion. Yet here we are. Joe Ryan is absolutely, undeniably ridiculous. He's 3-1 in four starts and has only given up 3 earned runs on just 10 hits in 23 innings pitched, good for a 1.17 ERA. He's struck out 25 and only walked 6 batters, giving him a 0.70 WHIP. Ridiculous, I say.

If Joe Ryan is ridiculous, Dylan Bundy is absurd. He's undefeated in three starts with a 0.59 ERA. Chris Archer, one of the more veteran arms, has no decisions nor gaudy numbers, but he's got a respectable 3.18 ERA and he's holding hitters to a .209 batting average. Chris Paddack and Sonny Gray have been the hard luck kids of the rotation with 3.68 and 5.68 ERAs, respectively.

That brings us to today's Twins starter, Bailey Ober, 1-1 in 3 starts, 2.81 ERA, 1.00 WHIP, and 13 Ks in 16 innings. You know, middle of the road. He goes up against southpaw Tarik Skubal for the Tigers. He's 1-1 with a 2.30 ERA and 16 strikeouts. I'd say we should maybe expect a pitcher's duel today but the Twins are swinging some hot bats, so maybe not. Either way, it's a fun team to watch right now.

Play ball!

Game 3: Seattle @ Minnesota

Remember  how awesome this was?

Losing the first two games by one run each sure makes it easy to look for the little things that could have maybe gone the other way to flip the result. This was not a little thing, Buxton turned around that fastball and earned that flip of the bat and should have earned a flip of the outcome.

Just watch it again. He's so good.

Today's pitchers:

Ober vs. Marco Gonzalez

I'm very interested in what Bailey Ober's season will look like.  Repeating the good parts of a rookie year is sometimes a challenge. On the other hand, there were good parts about a Twins pitcher last year!