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Game 99 — Twins at Blue Jays

All Star Game in the rear view mirror. Trade talks getting dicey. Milwaukee fans acting douchy. Game 99. Wow, where has the season gone?

Twins in their second game against Toronto as they put Jose Berrios on the mound. Berrios has been a bright spot for the 2018 Twins and has been everything I would want from a 24 year old pitcher. Let's hope he continues to improve. Toronto with a new guy Ryan Borucki, who has only pitched 23 innings this year but is getting about a strikeout an inning.

Fun fact: Today's starting pitchers are only 2 months apart in age. 6:10p start.

C'mon Twins, let's smoke those Jays! (that's legal now in Ontario, right?)

2018 Game 24: Toronto Blue Jays at Minnesota Twins

Toronto Blue Jays vs. Minnesota Twinss

(15-12)                                          (9-14)
Target Field
1 Twins Way
Minneapolis, Minnesota
7:10 PM CDT

Game Previews
Minnesota Twins Official Game Notes
Yahoo! Sports

Toronto Blue Jays Starting Lineup
1. Ganderson, RF
2. Hernández, LF
3. Smoak, 1B
4. Solarte, 3B
5. Martin, C
6. Morales, DH
7. Pillar, CF
8. Díaz, SS
9. Gurriel Jr., 2B

New York Yankees Starting Lineup
1. Dozier, 2B
2. Mauer, 1B
3. Rosario, LF
4. Escobar, 3B
5. Kepler, CF
6. Grossman, RF
7. Morrison, DH
8. Garver, C
9. Adrianza, SS

Probable Starting Pitchers
Aaron Jacob Sanchez
1-2, 3.69
Michael Lance Lynn
0-2, 7.71

Game 128. Happy Bartolo Day!

I said it last night, that was a disappointing series.  Should have won minimum of 3 games and it didn't happen. But, the Twins are in the 2nd Wild Card slot as they head to Toronto. Its crazy that its August 25th and this is the first time these two teams have played! Lets look to see who's on the roster...Jose Bautista, Josh Donaldson, Kendrys Morales... OH BOY! Twins killers! This should be fun!


Bartolo Colon for the good guys, JA Happ for the Jays

2016 – Game 40: Toronto @ Minnesota

Ervin Santana faces off against Marco Estrada. While both pitchers sport 1-2 records, Santana has managed 29.1 innings over 6 starts with a decent 3.38 ERA and 3.36 FIP, but a 1.50 WHIP, 124 ERA+, opponents batting average of .281 and BABIP of .341 and only 27 strikeouts on the year.

On the other hand, Estrada has pitched 43.2 innings in 7 starts with a shiny 2.89 ERA, a 3.64 FIP, 1.14 WHIP, 141 ERA+, opponents BA of .199 and BABIP of .241 and 41 strikeouts. He's seen only 2.06 runs/9 of support compared to 3.38 for Santana...we'll see how it goes.

The Twins brand has lost it's luster during the first 8 weeks of the season ... more losses than wins, poor hitting, fielding, pitching, managing and roster construction in general resulting in lots of moves in non-competitive season. Moves that appear to be, to borrow a well-worn analogy, like rearranging deck chairs on the Titanic. Hopefully for the long-suffering diehard fans (5 of 6 years of 90+ losses!?) and those youngsters in the stands getting their first taste of live baseball (there's gotta be a few families taking advantage of the dirt-cheap secondary market, eh?) may the home team bring home a win today!