The Twins, having dispatched with all the AL division leaders now move on to the 2nd place teams.
The Cincinnati Red Stockings are coming to town with malice in their hearts...
Okay, that's not accurate, but it sounds cool. Anyway, the Reds are coming in with a four game losing streak. Like the Twins, they're 4th in their Central, but with a .500 record. The Twins are coming off a rare series win (and even more rare sweep!), so let's hope they keep the momentum going to drive up trade values. Enjoy the game, folks.
Sorry, gang, I don't have a lot of time to rap with you today. We mentioned a feeling of hopelessness warshing over us on the podcast (*ahem*), so it's hard to know how to approach following this team. I guess I'm not ready to give up on this team with every fiber of my being, but maybe with most of them for now.
And hey, if this game sucks, I know a great podcast you can listen to...
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Sorry, gang, Labor Dayin' it up over here so I don't have a lot of time for this. Obviously, I want the Twins to win today, but Plouffe(!) with a Dobnak beard would be pretty sweet.
If the Twins win less than 4 of 5 from the Tigers I will shave the @Dobnak_ into my facial hair.
— Trevor Plouffe (@trevorplouffe) September 4, 2020
Hope you all are keeping it low and lazy!
Busy day at work, so I don't have time to say a lot. That's okay since no one reads these things anyway. Let's hit some dingers and hack away at that magic number!
The Twins come back home after a 5-1 road trip, most recently off their first four game sweep in Texas. While the road treated them well, the home stadium has been less inviting as of late; the Twins have dropped 5 out of their last 6 at Target Field.
Coming into town are the White Sox, who just lost 3 out of 4 in Anaheim. Crossing fingers for the Twins to extend the B-Sox's recent road woes. Hopefully Good Gibby will face off against Ivan Nova, who's been white hot lately (ba dum tss!).
After a hot start, things have decidedly cooled down a bit in downtown Minneapolis. Though the A's are no slouches, the true test comes to Target Field tonight in this clash between division leaders. I don't think I'm the first to say that this three game series could tell us a lot about what kind of team we have here. Just for fun, let's see how hopeless everyone is:
How Many Games Will the Twins Win This Series?
- Two (53%, 8 Votes)
- One (40%, 6 Votes)
- Three (7%, 1 Votes)
- Zero (0%, 0 Votes)
Total Voters: 15
Anyway, for tonight's game, Cap'n Cheeseburger faces off against Martín Pérez as the Twins hang on to first place in the Central for dear life. In other roster news Thorpe and Stashak are called up, Littel is DFAed, Cron to the IL, and as of press time it doesn't sound Bux is coming back today.
All right, everyone, buckle in tight, cause here come the Yankees. Drink up, Twins fans!
Sorry, wanted to write an actual game log but events have conspired against me. Martín Pérez is on the mound tonight. Uhh... good luck!
Just for fun, I'd love for the Twins to sweep the Yankees here. It won't happen, but isn't it pretty to think so?