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Game Thread Twins @ Royals 6/22/19 1:15 PM CDT

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#1 stringer bell

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Posted 22 June 2019 - 12:12 PM

The Twins battle the Royals today in game three of a four game series, currently tied 1-1.

 

On the mound Duffy (KC) vs. Berríos (MN).

 

We're two-thirds through the month of June and predictably there have been some slumps and swoons from the Twins. Of note, Pérez has a 5.91 ERA, Parker is at 10.20 and Magill at 11.88 this month. Hitters OPS: Castro .588, Schoop .646, Rosario .704, Sanó .737, Garver .747.

 

Going well in June, Berríos 1.31 ERA, Duffey 1.00 ERA in 9 IP, Rogers 1.13 in 8 IP with 5 saves. Hitters: Kepler .299 with a 1.084 OPS and Cruz .293 with a 1.043 OPS.

 

Schoop held out with a sore ankle today, so a limited bench.

 

Lineups:

 

Twins

 

Polanco ss

Cron 1b

Cruz dh

Rosario lf

Astudillo c

Kepler cf

Sanó

Arraez 2b

Cave rf

 

Berríos p

 

Kansas City

 

Merrifield cf

Lopez 2b

Gordon lf

Soler rf

Dozier 3b

Cuthbert 1b

Duda dh

Arteaga ss

Gallagher c

 

Duffy p

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Posted 22 June 2019 - 12:19 PM

Hate to see Schoop sit against a LHer.

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#3 70charger

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Posted 22 June 2019 - 12:25 PM

Those were some weak ass hits. Work around the jam, Berrios! We have faith in you.

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Posted 22 June 2019 - 12:26 PM

Sano= pay attention, should of been a triple play

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Posted 22 June 2019 - 12:26 PM

Man, Sano is a little more aware of that baserunner and they get a triple play there! That would have been awesome.


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Posted 22 June 2019 - 12:27 PM

Also, let's take a moment to recognize Cron on that play. That was the definition of heads up.

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Posted 22 June 2019 - 12:28 PM

 

Sano= pay attention, should of been a triple play

Sano has done that twice lately, WAKE UP!!!!


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Posted 22 June 2019 - 12:29 PM

Fantastic play by Cron, and a nice houdiani act by Berrios to get out of that

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Posted 22 June 2019 - 12:29 PM

Ho-hum routine scoreless first inning.

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Posted 22 June 2019 - 12:31 PM

I rarely defend Sano, but his principal play was on the runner coming back from home, not the guy coming from second. He was several feet on the home plate side of the base and had to retreat quickly (something that does not come easily to him).

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#11 stringer bell

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Posted 22 June 2019 - 12:31 PM

Lots of first-pitch hitting.


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Posted 22 June 2019 - 12:33 PM

SANO SLAM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Woo hoo!!

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#13 operation mindcrime

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Posted 22 June 2019 - 12:33 PM

SANO!!!!!!!!!! :)
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Posted 22 June 2019 - 12:34 PM

Sano with a no-doubter! Two games in a row with a dinger. Hope he is turning the corner.

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Posted 22 June 2019 - 12:34 PM

Maybe that'll pull him out of the slump?

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#16 MNT1996

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Posted 22 June 2019 - 12:34 PM

Beautiful swing

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Posted 22 June 2019 - 12:34 PM

That's got to be a bummer for the Royals to go from first-and-third, no outs, on two pitches to three outs and no runs four pitches later.

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#18 Aggies7

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Posted 22 June 2019 - 12:34 PM

Has high-leverage miguel turned the corner?


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Posted 22 June 2019 - 12:36 PM

Cave is like 25 and already has grey in his beard. Yikes. 

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#20 operation mindcrime

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Posted 22 June 2019 - 12:37 PM

I wish Astudillo would've punched Whit Merrifield in the face!!!!! :)
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