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Minor Details: Game of April 4

NASHVILLE SOUNDS 4, ST. PAUL SAINTS 3 IN NASHVILLE (10 INNINGS)

Nick Kahle singled home the deciding run.  It was close all the way, with neither team ever leading by more than one run.

Multi-hit games:  Jair Camargo was 2-for-4.  DaShawn Keirsey, Jr. was 2-for-5 with a double.

Home runs:  Camargo (1).  He also had a double.

Multi-RBI games:  Camargo, 2.

Stolen bases:  Keirsey, Jr. (3), Yoyner Fajardo (1), Anthony Prato (1).

Pitching prowess:  Randy Dobnak struck out four in 3.1 innings, giving up one run on three hits and four walks.  Matt Bowman struck out two in a perfect inning.

Opposition standout:  Tyler Black was 3-for-5 with a double.

TOMORROW'S TILTS

6:05  Tampa at Fort Myers (Ross Dunn)
6:35  Cedar Rapids (Andrew Morris) at Beloit
6:35  St. Paul (David Festa, 0-0, 0.00) at Nashville
7:05  Frisco at Wichita (No starters listed)

Minor Details: Game of March 30

ST. PAUL SAINTS 8, COLUMBUS CLIPPERS 1 IN ST. PAUL

Alex Isola hit a three-run homer in the second and Yoyner Fajardo hit a three-run homer in the fourth to lead the Saints to victory.

Multi-hit games:  Jose Miranda, 2-for-4; Fajardo, 2-for-4.

Home runs:  Isola, Fajardo, Miranda.

Multi-RBIs:  Isola 3; Fajardo 3.

Stolen bases:  None.

Pitching prowess:  David Festa struck out four in three shutout innings, giving up one hit and three walks.  Randy Dobnak struck out six in four innings, giving up one run on two.  Jordan Balazovic struck out two in a perfect inning.  Scott Blewett struck out one in a perfect inning.

Opposition standout:  Nic Enright struck out all three men he faced.

TOMORROW'S TILT

2:07  Columbus at St. Paul (Brent Headrick)

 

Happy Birthday–January 17

Louis Santop (1890)
Hank Leiber (1911)
Lum Harris (1915)
Mayo Smith (1915)
Don Zimmer (1931)
Keith Lieppman (1949)
Antonio Munoz (1949)
Pete LaCock (1952)
Darrell Porter (1952)
Mark Littell (1953)
Jerry Turner (1954)
Doug Simunic (1956)
T. R. Bryden (1959)
Chili Davis (1960)
SBG (1965)
Tyler Houston (1971)
Rob Bell (1977)
Trevor Bauer (1991)
Randy Dobnak (1995)

Catcher Louis Santop was a star in the Negro Leagues, hitting .349 over fifteen seasons.

Keith Lieppman was Oakland's Director of Player Development from 1992-2021, when he became a special advisor for player development.

Antonio Munoz was a long-time star in Cuba, winning eight home run titles and becoming the all-time leader in walks.

Doug Simunic was the manager of the Fargo-Moorhead Redhawks from 1996-2017.

Continue reading Happy Birthday–January 17

Happy Birthday–January 17

Louis Santop (1890)
Hank Leiber (1911)
Lum Harris (1915)
Mayo Smith (1915)
Don Zimmer (1931)
Keith Lieppman (1949)
Antonio Munoz (1949)
Pete LaCock (1952)
Darrell Porter (1952)
Mark Littell (1953)
Jerry Turner (1954)
Doug Simunic (1956)
T. R. Bryden (1959)
Chili Davis (1960)
SBG (1965)
Tyler Houston (1971)
Rob Bell (1977)
Trevor Bauer (1991)
Randy Dobnak (1995)

Catcher Louis Santop was a star in the Negro Leagues, hitting .349 over fifteen seasons.

Keith Lieppman was Oakland's Director of Player Development from 1992-2021, when he became a special advisor for player development.

Antonio Munoz was a long-time star in Cuba, winning eight home run titles and becoming the all-time leader in walks.

Doug Simunic was the manager of the Fargo-Moorhead Redhawks from 1996-2017.

Continue reading Happy Birthday–January 17

Game 70: twins @ rangers

The Twins are maybe a little better than they seem.

That's perhaps an absurd thing to say above t the most disappointing team of my lifetime, but over the last thirty games, they're playing an even .500. that's not GOOD, by any stretch, and it doesn't negate the ridiculous 13-26 record they started the season with (and it won't save them from being sellers at the deadline), but it's not 100 loss territory, either.

Aaaaand, that's about it for the good news. Almost half the games have been started by pit cf hers who currently have 6+ ERAs, including this afternoon's dating participant, Randy Dobnak. The Übermensch was a feel good story when he snagged a long term deal over the winter, but this happy ending has been pretty well ruined by the postscript. He's currently in a race with Matty Shoes to see who can hit 9 ERA first, and much as I believe in Shoemaker's abilities, Randy might get there first based simply in the fact that he's still in the rotation.

Will Randy prove me wrong? I kind of doubt it, but that's why they play the games.

Go Twins!

 

2021 Game 55: Minnesota Twins at Baltimore Orioles

Randy Dobnak
vs
Matt Harvey

Twins now 33% done with the season. At the 25% mark I did some simple projections on record and run scoring for the team. Let's do it again.

Record: 66 - 96 (+9 wins since last time)
Runs scored: 750 (+5 runs)
Runs allowed: 822 (-49 runs)
Pythag prediction: 75 - 87 (+6 wins)

FanGraphs still projects the team at 79 wins, unchanged from two weeks ago. I think I still take the under for that number but the 75 - 79 win mark feels about right.

Lineup
Polanco - SS
Donaldson - 3B
Kirilloff - LF
Cruz - DH
Larnach - RF
Astudillo - 1B
Gordon - 2B
Jeffers - C
Celestino - CF

Happy Birthday–January 17

Louis Santop (1890)
Hank Leiber (1911)
Lum Harris (1915)
Mayo Smith (1915)
Don Zimmer (1931)
Keith Lieppman (1949)
Antonio Munoz (1949)
Pete LaCock (1952)
Darrell Porter (1952)
Mark Littell (1953)
Jerry Turner (1954)
Doug Simunic (1956)
T. R. Bryden (1959)
Chili Davis (1960)
SBG (1965)
Tyler Houston (1971)
Rob Bell (1977)
Trevor Bauer (1991)
Randy Dobnak (1995)

Catcher Louis Santop was a star in the Negro Leagues, hitting .349 over fifteen seasons.

Keith Lieppman has been Oakland's Director of Player Development since 1992.

Antonio Munoz was a long-time star in Cuba, winning eight home run titles and becoming the all-time leader in walks.

Doug Simunic was the manager of the Fargo-Moorhead Redhawks from 1996-2017.

Continue reading Happy Birthday–January 17

2020 Game Log 50 – Twins at White Sox

So that was frustrating. Twins leave 432,819 runners on base last night and couldn't close out on a White Sox team that has beat up on the Tigers and Royals but basically .500 against everyone else.

Dobnak on the mound for the Twins who had a really bad 3rd inning a week ago against the Cardinals. Someone called Dane Dunning pitching for the Sox.

First pitch at 7:10 and would be nice if the Twins could rally and cruise to the Division championship these last 11 games.

2020 Game 39: Tigers at Twins

Two wins in a row! Injuries to Kepler and Arraez! Can we have good things?

By tonight, the Twins will be two-thirds of the way through their schedule, as one of the teams still on track to play all sixty games. They’re still in third, but can erase that with a perfect day here.

After finally coming back home to WGOM, in August I went through the most stressful month of my entire life. Without getting into specifics, suffice it to say that it’s over, and it’s nice to be back to worrying about nothing but silly stuff like baseball again. Let’s win two, gang.