Not sure who thought Minnesota and Cleveland would be duking it out for first place of the division, but here we are. Don't have too much time to go into the importance of these games, but I don't think I have to either.
Sonny Gray* takes the mound against the youngster McKenzie. Hopefully the Twins left their assbats at home. Here's to a good series!
(*Whenever I hear the name Sonny Gray, I sign it to the tune of "Nite And Grey".)
Oh, MLB's free game today for those not in the blackout.
The Twins, having dispatched with all the AL division leaders now move on to the 2nd place teams.
Rob Refsynder hitting bombas like we all predicted
EARLISH GAME ALERT!
Sorry, gang, here's a game log.
7pm Saturday start times are weird. Anyway in progress.
rain delayed but In progress
Time for Berríos to continue his success from the last game and continue how well the starters have pitched in this series. The Twins meanwhile scored four against Clevinger to close out July. He pitched well, if wild, against Cincinnati earlier this month and has been out since.
The Twins are 4-2 against Cleveland so far. One more win clinches at least .500 against them this year. Let's make this a 4-2 game to turn the season series to 5-2.
We ride into Ohio behind King Kenta* who is coming off perhaps the best performance of his career. He'll face off against Civale, who like any member of the Cleveland pitching staff, is "pretty good".
The Twins are only 1.5 games ahead of the Spiders, so this three game series will be an important one.
(*everybody wanna cut the legs off him.)
Say hey! It's baseball on Sunday (for now)! Just in case, Sunday game logs (again, for as long as they exist) are still open. If anyone would like to take them, they're all yours.
Anyway, sounds like we have the makings of a bullpen game today. If you're not watchin', hope you're having a pleasant Sunday.
There were definitely moments this week where I thought that I'd posted my last game log of the year. It might be this one instead.
It's been a lot of fun having baseball back, particularly because Newbish has gotten obsessed with baseball over the past month or so. He seems to have acquired the taste in roughly the same way I did... Baseball cards. That 2019 pack of Topps Heritage I got for him has become his prized possession. He pores over them on the way to school; he imitates the poses he sees on the fronts of the cards (action poses are great and all, but there is something awesome about those cheesy, almost yearbook looking poses on old baseball cards); he's enjoyed watching the games (Kepler and Cruz are his heroes, mostly because he's seen them both Homer). Most importantly, he's gained a ton of interest in hitting an playing catch. It's great.
All of this is to say is that baseball needst stop trying to ruin baseball. Players, stay home. MLB, have a plan beyond "20-something dudebros not behaving like 20-something dudebros". Figure this out.
Kenta Maeda gets the start tonight. He was pretty solid in his first appearance, and the Spiders don't have anywhere near the lineup that Chicago does. I'm expecting that we might actually see our first six inning start tonight.