TOR 7, MIN 2: Pub Crawlers Have Best Night Ever Despite Twins Loss
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The Twins may have lost Saturday night, but it could have been worse if not for a brave pub crawler. In the middle of the fifth inning, with the Twins already down 3-0, a brave man recklessly tore through Minnie & Paul’s reminding every fan he could possibly get the attention of that the Twins were in the process of being no-hit.
Some fans met this news with disgust, but the brave town crier carried out his job, undeterred by the negative reactions, for he knew somewhere, somehow the Baseball Gods were listening. Thankfully, the brave work of that unknown man (it was Nick Nelson) paid off, and the no-hitter was effectively jinxed. Eddie Rosario blasted a homer run in the bottom of the fifth, his 24th of the season.
What of the rest of the game? Well, never mind that. Rest happily knowing that there was many a pub crawler who had an excellent evening watching a meaningful Minnesota Twins game on a wonderful mid-September evening. Looking back to March, could you have asked for anything better than that?
Yes, the Twins lost. Yes, the stadium was filled with Blue Jays fans. Does that make us all losers by association?
Wait, what were we talking about again?
AL Wild Card Standings
WC1: Yankees 82-66 (+5.0)
WC2: Twins 77-71
Angels 76-72 (-1.0)
Seattle 74-75 (-3.5)
Postgame With Molitor
Here’s a quick look at the number of pitches thrown by the bullpen over the past five days:
Sun: Twins (Kyle Gibson) vs. Blue Jays (Joe Biagini), 1:10 pm CT
Mon: Twins (Ervin Santana) at Yankees (Jaime Garcia) , 6:05 pm CT
Tue: Twins (Jose Berrios) at Yankees (CC Sabathia), 6:05 pm CT
TOR 4, MIN 3: Pressley Fails To Pounce, Is Victim Of A Bad Bounce
MIN 3, TOR 2: Buxton Blasts Walk-Off HR
MIN 3, SDP 1: Rosario Hits Walk-Off HR in 10th Inning
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