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Game 143 – Royals in Minnesota

Twenty games remain.  The Twins have to go 10-10 to avoid 90 losses. Considering the non-locomotive-related disaster of the first month and a half and the trading away of Cruz and Berrios, avoiding 90 losses would be notable for this team.

Jorge Polanco might hit his 30th homer today!

Bailey Ober might have his 10th start in a row allowing 3 or fewer earned runs!

The Twins might even the season series against KC at 8-8 and move up to a tie for fourth in the AL central standings!

So many reasons to tune in.


2021 Game 126: Minnesota Twins at Boston Red Sox

Bailey Ober
Nick Pivetta

This is, after I did the math twice, game 126 for the Twins. Any player needs to have a minimum of 390.6 PAs after tonight's game to qualify for all of the batting categories. Arraez is now at 352 PAs so he needs 38.6 more to not have outs added to his totals to qualify. Added to the rest of the season and he needs to average 4.05 PAs per team game. His current batting average would place him third, 0.00025 points behind Brantley.

2021 Game 78: Minnesota Twins at Chicago White Sox

Bailey Ober
Dylan Cease

Closing in on 50% of the season finished so lets take a look at what the projections think for the final half of the season.

Pro-rated Record: 69 - 93 (+3 wins since last time)
Runs scored: 757 (+7 runs)
Runs allowed: 860 (+38 runs)
Pythag prediction: 71 - 91 (-4 wins)

Offense has picked up some but the pitching/fielding was much worse over the last 20 games. The pro-rating now expects the Twins to give up an additional 38 runs since I looked at this at the beginning of the month.

FanGraphs now projects 77 wins for the season, down two wins from last time. This still feels about right. If they win tonight, that will put the June winning percentage at .480 and above May's .448. Losing will drop it to .440.

Arraez - 2B
Donaldson - 3B
Larnach - LF
Cruz - DH
Kepler - RF
Kirilloff - 1B
Gordon - CF
Rortvedt - C
Simmons - SS