Twins Notebook 8/2: Tyler Clippard to Open Bullpen Game
Image courtesy of © David Dermer-USA TODAY SportsUPDATE
We have a roster move:
LAST NIGHT’S GAME RECAP
Twins 3, Cleveland 0: Miguel Sanó Hits Pair of Bombas, Kenta Maeda Pitches 6 Shutout Innings
Twins vs. Cleveland, 1:10 pm CT
Betting Lines: MIN -1.5, -115, 9.0 O/U
Twins: Tyler Clippard, RHP
2020: 4.0 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 3 K
Taking a look at the bullpen chart, I have to suspect Devin Smeltzer will be the “primary pitcher” for the Twins today. He gave up 13 earned runs in 17 2/3 innings pitched against Cleveland last season.
Cleveland: Aaron Civale, RHP
Last outing: 6.0 IP, 7 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 9 K, 100 pitches
Info via Baseball Savant
Civale has made quite the early impression in his career, pitching to a 2.40 ERA and 1.07 WHIP over his first 63 2/3 innings. A decent chunk of that success has come against the Twins, who he held to two earned runs over 11 innings pitched last year, a 1.64 ERA.
NEWS & NOTES
— Check out this fun Cody Stashak fact:
— Milwaukee Brewers center fielder Lorenzo Cain announced yesterday he was opting out of the remainder of the 2020 season. The Brewers were supposed to be hosting St. Louis this weekend before the Cardinals had multiple COVID-19 cases.
— Marlins received approval to resume play on Tuesday. They’ll face the Orioles in Baltimore, though Miami will be designated as the home team for two games of the four-game series. The Phillies will be returning to action Monday against the Yankees in New York. Both the Marlins and Phillies last played a week ago, July 26.
— White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson was placed on the Injured List due to a strained groin.
— Craig Kimbrel, who has a 7.77 ERA in 25 total games pitched since signing with the Cubs, may be removed from the closer role, per Jordan Bastian of MLB.com.
— Old friend and former 2020 Twins Summer Camp great Jhoulys Chacin was DFA’d by the Braves.
AROUND THE AL CENTRAL
CHW 11, KCR 5
DET: Postponed, rain
1. MIN 6-2 (+20)
2. DET 5-3 (-6)
3. CLE 5-4 (+3)
4. CHW 4-4 (-2)
5. KCR 3-6 (-7)
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