Bringing It All Back Home.
I've been severely derelict in my game log creation lately
No reason to step it up just yet.
Berrios on the mound, through a solid inning already.
And so we enter the last month of the season. It somehow seems like it should be later in the season than it is. Maybe it's because football has started, maybe it's because the minor league seasons are nearly over, maybe it's because the Twins have been out of the race for quite a while now. But the fact is that we still have a month of the season to play.
That's all right. The off-season is too long as it is--I'm certainly not wishing for it to be longer. Let's enjoy this last month of the season. We have Jose Berrios going tonight, and we can hope that he'll actually pitch like Jose Berrios. The Rangers counter with Yovani Gallardo. Let's win tonight and give ourselves a chance for a sweep tomorrow. Go Twins!
Well, back to the business of winning baseball games, i guess. It's not like Ernie de la Trinidad is going to gey promoted now and make things watchable.
A while back, i said that if Sano, Buxton, and Dozier didnt heat up, we were done for. Well, Dozier's on a differemt team, and it's looking increasingly likely that we won't be seeing Buxton until next April, so what now?
Well, first off, Belisle* needs to be gone. This plan doesn't even need a step two. Call up Chris Gimenez. See if he's willing to leave the Cubs in order to get the opportunity he's always wanted: pitching relief for a mediocre ball club.
Or, you know, get a look at what you're working with next year......unless what you're working with next year is Belisle*...
* Feel free to subsritute "Bobby Wilson" here. The best part is, the plan and target player wouldn't need to change at all!
WE ARE BACK FROM BREAK! Yes!!!!! I predict these three things:
1. Joe Mauer will hit at least 3 home runs from now until seasons end.
2. Jose Berrios will pitch at least 1 more shut out.
3. The front office will make a trade that everyone hates, but will end up being a great thing for the team.
Happy Berríos Day!
Sorry, gang, this last week has been kinda awful. Thankfully the bruises are finally fading.
Anyway, it's a Berríos night, so even though it's only the Royals, we've do have a chance to make an entirely undeserved five game win streak. Sweet!!
Maybe Berrios can stop the losing streak. Maybe the Twins will be inspired by Independence Day. Maybe I'm grasping at straws. Well, you've got to grasp at something. Go Twins!
What a goofy club. Win series' against the teams ahead of you in the standings: took 2/3 against Detroit and 3/4 against Cleveland, but lose to those chasing you: only 1/3 against KC and in danger of losing 3/4 against Chicago.
In an attempt to salvage a split with the South Siders, the Twins give Jose Berríos the ball whose lone loss in the past four starts was a no-show by the Twins offense in Seattle - 1 run on 4 hits. Jose scattered 8 hits over 7 1/3 innings, allowing only 2 earned runs (the 2nd the result of walking his last batter faced and Duke & Reed combining to untie the 8th inning tie ... in Seattle's favor) while striking out 8 and walking 1.
White Sox counter with 36-year-old RHP James Shields, owner of a 1-6 record on the year with a 91 ERA+, 4.27 FIP & 1.258 WHIP. In his last outing against Minnesota (May 6), Shields left in the 7th with one out, a one-run Chicago lead and runners at the corners. His replacement, Luis Avilan, promptly gave up a 2-run double to Logan Morrison.
Let's see what these two
mediocre teams have to offer today.
Gardy comes home.