My heart has not been into this season. Dont get me wrong, I still love baseball more than all the other sports combined, but the Twins mediocre (at best) play, Byron Buxton and Joe Mauer missing chunks of the season due to injury, and a heavy workload for me has resulted in me missing a lot of games and me not really caring that I missed the games. Perhaps in 5 years I will quit all sports and not miss it. Jake "I missed out on being traded to a good team" Odorizzi for the Twins. Some dude named "Heath Fillmyer" throws for KC.
We better not allow another Drew Butera inside the parker this series.
All your doubles are belong to Joe!
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.
Nothing fixes a reeling baseball team like a homestand against the 2018 Orioles and Royals as Twins look to add to their 5 game win streak. Aaron Slegers on the mound for the Twins after a nice outing last week. He also pitched decently six weeks ago against the Royals. Ian Kennedy pitching for KC and his 1-8 record reflects pitching for a team already 40 games (!) under .500 on July 10th.
First pitch at 7:10 at Target Field, weather should be nice and clear by that time too.
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!!
and down two runs already!
Twins play the second game against the scuffling Royals after winning 8-5 on Memorial Day. These are the games the Twins need to keep winning if they want to keep pace with the Clevelanders, especially given their upcoming four game series this weekend at Target Field against the dreaded [redacted].
Danny Duffy on the mound for KC and he’s been a bit of disappointment after a 2016 breakout season. 6.14 ERA, 1.60 WHIP, 2-6 record shouldn’t strike fear in the Twins’ batters hearts. Gibby pitching for the Twins and he’s been much better than his 1-3 record would indicate.
No Hockey or NBA Playoffs tonight so the Twins can have your undivided attention. 7:15p start, so grab some KC-style bbq, your favorite beverage and enjoy.
Can't imagine there's going to be a lot of traffic here today, but this is here should you wish to subject yourselves to assbats on this fine holiday. For those brave (or bored) souls, let's see what Lynn and his 6.34 ERA can do.
It would be great if the Twins could score a bunch of runs early and cruise to a victory. This late inning rally stuff is bad for the ol ticker.
Ervin Santana for the Twins. Ian Kennedy for the Royals.
Fun fact! Joe Mauer has 3 IBBs on the season, 2 in the last two games! I predict he hits at least two home runs tonight.
One eye on baseball, one eye on the USMNT match.
A Twins series win would really put a blow into KC's playoff chances. So lets do that!
Former Royals great Dillon Gee goes for the Twins. With reinforcements on the way (Mejia, whatever September callups), he could be pitching to keep his spot in the rotation.
Meanwhile, things got a little awkward in Atlanta.