GOOD MORNING, TWINS FANS!!*
What a great day for meaningful September baseball!! I know it doesn't look good for the Twins in Gotham this week. We just lost two tough games, with Santana and Berrios starting, and we failed to beat Garcia and Sabathia.Now, Twins nation turns our lonely eyes to Big Sexy. And now, the Yankees look to pour salt on our wounds by moving up Severino to start today. Severino has not only been the Yankees' best pitcher this year, he's been particularly dominant lately. And if we manage to make a wild card game, we'll likely have to face him again. But that's good news, right? We get a preview of Severino? We should always look on the bright side of life. . . . We're walking on sunshine. . . . Don't worry, be happy . . . since we're blessed with a bucket of lucky mobility?
(I apologize. I quit drinking caffeinated coffee three years ago and it's still hard to get myself going in the morning. I tend to resort to psyche up music.)
Boldish prediction: I'm hoping this will be a statement game for Eddie Rosario -- 3 hits, one HR, 3 RBI. Feel free to predict something good for the Twins today (even if the best you can do is predict how the Tribe will batter los Angeles).
Weather: Mostly cloudy. Highs in the lower 80s. North winds around 15 mph with gusts up to 25 mph.
Ba de ya - say do you remember?
Ba de ya - dancing in September?
Ba de ya - never was a cloudy daaaaaayyyyyyyyy!**
MIN: Bartolo Colon ®(6-13, 6.39)
NYY: Luis Severino ®(13-6, 2.93)
1. Brian Dozier ® 2B
2. Joe Mauer (L) DH
3. Jorge Polanco (S) SS
4. Eddie Rosario (L) LF
5. Byron Buxton ® CF
6. Max Kepler (L) RF
7. Eduardo Escobar (S) 3B
8. Kennys Vargas (S) 1B
9. Jason Castro (L) C
1. Brett Gardner (L) LF
2. Aaron Judge ® RF
3. Gary Sanchez ® C
4. Didi Gregorius (L) SS
5. Starlin Castro ® 2B
6. Matt Holliday ® DH
7. Jacoby Ellsbury (L) CF
8. Todd Frazier ® 3B
9. Greg Bird (L) 1B
That's it for me starting Game Threads this year. Hope I can end the season 1-1 and come back strong next season!
P.S. Shanah Tovah!!
*Sorry about all the yelling this morning.
** Obviously, we should all keep Puerto Rico in our thoughts today, and hope Maria shows mercy.
Edited by Don Walcott, 20 September 2017 - 09:29 AM.