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Game 91: Tampa Bay, Tampa Bay at Minnesota

...AKA "16 games or < until No-Doz(ier)."
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Gibson
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Lynn
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Escobar
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Rodney
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Duke
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Mauer!?!

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2018 Game 71 – Boston at Minnesota

!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.

Game 96: Tigers @ twins

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.

Game 159: Twins at Royals

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.

TONIGHT:
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.