I believe that this is the end for Joe Mauer's time as a major league ball player.
Boston is a good team vs. this is how we baseball ...
Anyone want to hazard a guess on the over/under this is the final Gibson start for the hometown 9?
At least we should see another half-dozen Mauer doubles off the Green Monster this weekend.
Gibson looks to take advantage of the Fountain of Pitching Goodly that is the Baltimore lineup.
Hopefully, he successes!
I'm at the cabin, therefor the game log will be entirely unbaked.
!Day Game Alert!
The Twins haven't scored a ton of runs, but their differential is not as jaw-dropping as I'd expected to see. Competent-to-Good pitching helps I guess. If this team can stay within a half-dozen games of first, I'd love to see them add some offense before the deadline. I'd even be happy with the return of second-half-2017 Dozier, Morrison, Buxton & Polanco with a little Santana (and eventually Sano ... hopefully sometime later this summer?) sprinkled in.
Anyway, Boston's legit, and no matter the outcome of today's game (Good Gibson v. Porcello ... yeah), I'm encouraged by the Twins' play against 'em. Add some offense and a continued mediocre run by Cleveland and this team may still be competing in late August.
How's about a four hour rain delay?
How's about we see good Gibson tonight?
Nolan Ryan Gibson is on the mound!
Zimmerman vs. Gibson. Both have mostly been gascans this season, so I'm expecting a scoreless tie that gets broken by Zach Granite's first major league home run in the bottom of 12th inning.
For real, though, while I don't want the front office to sell the future to beef up the rotation, it's getting a little irritating to see Gibson's name penciled in every five games.
A loss today breaks the Twins record of 102 losses in a season.
In franchise history, only the 1904, '07, '09 and '49 Senators have lost more than 102 ballgames in a season.
In franchise history, the current team sits in 7th place with a
losing winning % of .354 ...
Over the past 6 seasons (including 2011), the team is 404-564, accumulating a .417 W-L% over that time.
Only 7 teams in franchise history have allowed more runs than the current squad (873), and I thoroughly expect them to move into 5th place (>880) or perhaps 4th (>889) on that inauspicious list by close of business Sunday.
Kyle Gibson v. Danny Duffey.
On the broadcast last night, Bert suggested Gibson needs a good outing to get his ERA below 5, as if there's some psychological benefit to having a high-4's ERA v. anything above 5. Yeah .... okay.
I watched about 5 innings of baseball this week. The Twins scored a bunch of runs in those 5 innings. Maybe I should have made an effort to watch yesterdays games. Oh well.
Something I found interesting: this is Kyle Gibson's 89th career start for the Twins. He is 29th on the all time list. Kevin Slowey is next at 90 starts.