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Game 9 – Twins v. Astros

Three days ago things didn't look so good.

The Twins had lost two in a row, their home opener had been pushed back due to weather, and the defending champs were coming to town for a potentially challenging series.

Today there's good news!

Twins pitchers have decided to strike out everyone and not give up hits. The hitters have delivered enough hits with runners on to take the first two games of the series and Tyler Mahle takes the mound today to try and close out a sweep of the Astros.

Mahle will face Hunter Brown.

2022 Game 123: Minnesota at Houston

Chris Archer has started 21 games for the Twins this season. In not one of them has he pitched more than five innings. Not one. He'll take the mound again tonight, but if want to see him pitch, try not to blink. Archer squares off with Luis Garcia, who is 10-8 with an ERA just north of four and 127 strikeouts in 124 innings. If momentum is tonight's starting pitcher, advantage Astros, I guess.

The Guardians keep collecting wins while the Twins squander their opportunities and pile up the losses with lackluster defense, baserunning, and an offense that is only days away from an official MIA designation. The main thing that keeps me hanging on is that I love watching Luis Arraez play baseball and feel compelled to watch every plate appearance and track his batting average on a daily basis. So, I have no idea how you turn this team around and get it playing up to its potential again, that's Rocco's job and that's why he makes the big pile of dough. It doesn't strike me as an easy task, though.

Play ball!

2022 Game log 121 – Twins at Astros

After losing 3 of 4 to the Rangers at home the Twins find themselves looking to get back on track against the lowly Houston Astros at Enron Field. Narrator: The Astros have the best record in the American League and play at Minute Maid Park

And after scoring 6 runs in four games against the Rangers, the Twins look to feast on the Astro pitching. Narrator: The Astros have the best pitching line up in the American League and tonight's starter, Justin Verlander, has a 1.95 ERA.

The Astros may not be the Royals, but could just be the team the Twins need to face to get back on track with 42 games left in the season. Narrator: While true the Astros are not the Royals, this does not appear the team the Twins need to face right now.

Aaron Sanchez back up for the Twins tonight after a decent outing 3 weeks ago against the Tigers so we'll see how that goes too. Oof.

Game time 7:10p

Twins Lineup
1B - Arraez
SS - Correa
2B - Polanco
DH - Miranda
CF - Gordon
RF - Kepler
3B- Urshela
LF - Cave
C - Sanchez

2022 Game Log 30: Astros at Twins

Woo boy! We have one of those future hall of fame pitchers vs. a young up and coming ace head-to-head tonight at Target Field. Reminds me of back in 2006 when Francisco Liarano faced Roger Clemens. Verlander v. Ryan tonight and check out these stats:




Should be a humdinger and Byron Buxton should be back in the line up. First pitch at 6:40p and looks like a gorgeous night for baseball.

Twins Line up
RF - Kepler
1B - Miranda
DH - Sanchez
2B - Polanco
3B - Urshela
SS - Lewis
LF - Kirilloff
C - Jeffers
CF - Celestino

2021 Game 109: Twins at Astros

Game Time - 7:10 p.m. CDT

The Twins made multiple deals ahead of the trade deadline last week as they "retool for the future." No word on when that future is expected to arrive. Fans are asked to remain patient while the retooling  process is underway.

Griffin Jax on the mound for the Twins today. He's 1-1 in 3 starts with a 6.41 ERA and a 1.35 WHIP, so there's some room for improvement here. Framber Valdez takes the ball for the Astros. He's got a 7-2 record, a 3.01 ERA, and a 1.30 WHIP. Play ball!