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Game Thread 7/13: Twins vs. Tampa Bay, 7:10 pm CT

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#1 Tom Froemming

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Posted 13 July 2018 - 02:53 PM

Twins | 42-49 overall, 27-21 at home, 7-3 in their last 10

Jake Odorizzi | 4-6, 4.28 ERA, 1.42 WHIP, 2.32 K:BB

 

Rays | 48-45 overall, 22-28 on the road, 6-4 in their last 10

Nathan Eovaldi | 3-3, 3.35 ERA, 0.81 WHIP, 7.33 K:BB

 

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Additional notes:

Jake Odorizzi is one of 22 American League pitchers who’ve racked up 100 or more strikeouts this season, joining fellow Twins Jose Berrios and Kyle Gibson to have accomplished that feat. Odorizzi is 15th among qualified AL starters with a 9.5 K/9. Tampa Bay dealt Odorizzi to the Twins after he spent five seasons with them, so he’s no doubt going to be out to prove that was a mistake.

 

Eovaldi missed all of 2017, but appears to be putting everything together in his age 28 season. OK, maybe it’s a bit premature to say that, as he’s only made eight starts, but man has he looked good. The right-hander has given up just two runs over his last three starts (0.95 ERA) and in that 19-inning stretch has 23 strikeouts against just three walks.

 

Brian Dozier is hitting .455/.538/.727 in 13 plate appearances against Eovaldi and Max Kepler has two homers against him despite facing Eovaldi just five times.

 

Here’s hoping for some good luck all across Twins Territory on this Friday the 13th.

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#2 notoriousgod71

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Posted 13 July 2018 - 04:47 PM

Hopefully these teams can survive having nine and ten guys in the bullpen.

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Posted 13 July 2018 - 05:17 PM

Jake Cave is my pick to click tonight :)

 

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Posted 13 July 2018 - 05:52 PM

By the way, this is the best lineup the Twins have put on the field all season offensively

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Posted 13 July 2018 - 06:06 PM

I'm going out a limb here and make a prediction:* The Twins get to .500 about the time the trade deadline hits. Because the team did so badly before the trade deadline, the value of various players has taken a hit,, to the point the FO doesn't really do much at the deadline.

 

Twins wind up winning the division. 

 

:)

 

*If you're a betting person, bet against me, because my track record of predictions is spotty, at best. :)

 

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Posted 13 July 2018 - 06:14 PM

 

By the way, this is the best lineup the Twins have put on the field all season offensively

 

Now you done it...

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Posted 13 July 2018 - 06:16 PM

 

Now you done it...

We will score more than 5 runs tonight!

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Posted 13 July 2018 - 06:20 PM

 

We will score more than 5 runs tonight!

 

Is this like a double negative then? Two jinx's make a positive?

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Posted 13 July 2018 - 06:23 PM

Eovaldi's location is terrible so far... lotta tube shots


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Posted 13 July 2018 - 06:26 PM

Is our old offense back? Snell and Eovaldi haven't been slouches this year.


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Posted 13 July 2018 - 06:28 PM

 

Is our old offense back? Snell and Eovaldi haven't been slouches this year.

One could make the rain delay argument for Snell, but I guess Gibby said otherwise
Eovaldi is throwing batting practice


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Posted 13 July 2018 - 06:30 PM

Great stuff so far, I just wish this offense would have showed up at least a month ago. Before the point where we'd need to win 65% of our games to make the playoffs.


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Posted 13 July 2018 - 06:32 PM

Captain you know who strikes again.....

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Posted 13 July 2018 - 06:32 PM

My MLB.tv is playing catch-up so i'm a few minutes behind, but it sure seems like Dozier has hit more fly balls to the warning track this year than anyone I have ever seen. (Granted, I haven't watched that much, but it seems like every time I do he hits one to the track.)

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Posted 13 July 2018 - 06:33 PM

Tuned in with Rosario batting. In February this is what I pictured this team would be like. Except I also pictured a healthy and productive Buxton and a healthy and productive Sano. In other words, an offense leading the majors in runs scored by a significant margin.

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Posted 13 July 2018 - 06:33 PM

Polanco was greatly missed that first half. He is a real spark plug in this offense.
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Posted 13 July 2018 - 06:38 PM

Murders Row !!!!!!


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Posted 13 July 2018 - 06:44 PM

GREAT START!

 

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#19 Nine of twelve

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Posted 13 July 2018 - 06:45 PM

Nice work by Odorizzi!


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Posted 13 July 2018 - 06:57 PM

Can't compound one mistake by making another Eddie...

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