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Article: Twins Game Recap (7/28): Bats Bounce Back Behind Gibson’s Strong Outing

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#1 Cooper Carlson

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Posted 28 July 2019 - 03:49 PM

The Twins were able to pull off a series win to go with an easy victory today in Chicago. The bats got going immediately, led by the top of the order. The White Sox has no real answer against this Twins pitching staff.Box Score
Gibson: 6.0 IP, 7 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 9 K, 68.8% strikes (66 of 96 pitches)
Bullpen: 3 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K
Home Runs: Polanco (16), Sano (18), Schoop (16), Kepler (28)
Multi-Hit Games: Polanco (2-for-5), Cruz (2-for-5), Sano (3-for-4), Kepler (2-for-5)

Top 3 WPA: Polanco (.130), Sano (.124), Gibson (.106)

Solid start for the offense

After a rough game yesterday, the Twins offense got off to the best start possible, scoring five runs before there was even an out recorded. Max Kepler doubled, Polanco homered, Cruz singled, Arraez singled, and Sano homered before the White Sox had to pull Dylan Covey after 14 pitches.



The offense was stifled a bit for the next two innings, but the fourth inning had a nice two out rally. Kepler reached on an error, Polanco singled and then Cruz drove them both in with a big double to left field.

Gibson cruises into the sixth

Twins starter Kyle Gibson went five solid innings, giving up four total baserunners and striking out five before he started to struggle in the sixth. It was 9-0 in favor of the Twins at the time, so Gibson was left in to work out of his mess and he did just fine. The inning started with a single, walk, single, single, and then a clutch called strikeout (thanks Angel Hernandez). Gibson was able to ride that wave and strike out the next two batters to leave the inning still leading 9-1.

The offense was able to get that run back and then some with a couple of two run bombs from Max Kepler and Jonathan Schoop.



The Twins bullpen finishes off the game strong

After a strange sixth inning from Gibson, the bullpen came in and did it’s job. It started with Ryne Harper in the 7th, Tyler Duffey in the 8th and future reliever of the year Sean Poppen to finish it off. They threw a perfect three innings and tacked on one strikeout each to put this game and series to rest on a good note. The Twins bullpen has been getting better lately and with the addition of Sergio Romo it only gets better from here.

Twins head into off day with two game division lead

The Twins won the game by a final score of 11-1 and there was really no doubt at any point. The Twins were able to come up huge this series by taking three of four in Chicago. Not only did the Twins win, but the Indians lost so the Twins were able to get that game back and will head into tomorrow’s off day with a two game lead over Cleveland.

As the deadline nears, the Twins look like they will continue to add to their pitching staff after the Sergio Romo upgrade. The deadline is at 3:00 P.M Central time on Wednesday so keep checking back here for updates.

Twins win!





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#2 Bandit34

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Posted 28 July 2019 - 03:59 PM

Now that was a classic Twins game that we are hoping to see a lot in the next 2 months!

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Posted 28 July 2019 - 03:59 PM

Can't believe they finally picked a game up on Cleveland.
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Posted 28 July 2019 - 04:03 PM

When Gibby's throwing good and the band is back together, this team can really knock in some runs. 

 

How good will Max Kepler be when he finally learns this game?

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Posted 28 July 2019 - 04:52 PM

Cleveland lost to KC??  

 

Must be a misprint...

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Posted 28 July 2019 - 04:53 PM

Cleveland lost to KC??

Must be a misprint...

And they finally have to play some real MLB teams starting on Tuesday (Houston, then the Angels).
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Posted 28 July 2019 - 04:55 PM

apparently, Stroman is a Met. 

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Posted 28 July 2019 - 05:20 PM

 

apparently, Stroman is a Met. 

 

One school of thought says this means they're going to move Syndergaard. Stroman is under control for 2020 so he'll essentially replace Thor, and the Mets will replace the prospects they lost in the Stroman deal with better prospects when they trade Syndergaard.

 

In the end though, it's one more pitcher gone off the market.

 

Nice to see the rebound game. More. Of. This. Cleveland lost and Bauer blew a gasket, all very nice to see while winning in a laugher. Taking 3 of 4 on the road against any MLB team is a great series.

 

Was Romo in the bullpen today? Twins wasted a plane ticket, could have just left him in Miami and met him there.

 

How about a good old fashioned hot streak right about now? 5-6 wins in a row would be just what the doctor ordered. Create some space.

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Posted 28 July 2019 - 05:24 PM

One school of thought says this means they're going to move Syndergaard. Stroman is under control for 2020 so he'll essentially replace Thor, and the Mets will replace the prospects they lost in the Stroman deal with better prospects when they trade Syndergaard.

In the end though, it's one more pitcher gone off the market.

Nice to see the rebound game. More. Of. This. Cleveland lost and Bauer blew a gasket, all very nice to see while winning in a laugher. Taking 3 of 4 on the road against any MLB team is a great series.

Was Romo in the bullpen today? Twins wasted a plane ticket, could have just left him in Miami and met him there.

How about a good old fashioned hot streak right about now? 5-6 wins in a row would be just what the doctor ordered. Create some space.

Didnt understand Romo coming up either but apparently he was the one who wanted to make the 1 day trip to Chicago..

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Posted 28 July 2019 - 05:41 PM

Today is Sunday, July 28, it was the 105th game of the year and the Twins hit 4 home runs giving them a total of 205 home runs for the season.The Twins are now 65% of the way through the season.Out of 59 years, the current team ranks 4th on the all-time list of Twins' home runs in one season and are on a pace to hit 316 home runs this season.They are now 62 home runs behind the single season MLB record.The next Twins team to pass is the 2017 team that hit 206 home runs.

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Posted 28 July 2019 - 05:45 PM

I think it’s great Romo came up just for one day. Wanting to get going, meet his new teammates and get the feel of things, watch a division rival play and see their players. Makes sense to me.
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Posted 28 July 2019 - 05:50 PM

Good move to come up and meet your new mates. The guy appears excited to make a run and his leadership is part of the package.
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Posted 28 July 2019 - 06:34 PM

I loved his quotes in this article. If this is anywhere close to genuine, that's exactly the kind of attitude I want on the team. So if he wants to come and meet the new teammates, a thousand bucks for a round-trip ticket and a taxi is well worth paying. 

 

https://www.mlb.com/...le-vs-white-sox

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Posted 28 July 2019 - 06:44 PM

Yeah after reading those quotes this guy became an instant favorite of mine. Maybe it’s the euphoria of trading in jeter for a pennant race, but I love this guys attitude.
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Posted 28 July 2019 - 06:50 PM

Would have been probably professionally ill-advised, if not irresponsible, for Romo to do what he did...if not for the scheduled off-day tomorrow. That gave him the opportunity to make the decision he made.

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Posted 28 July 2019 - 06:51 PM

I loved his quotes in this article. If this is anywhere close to genuine, that's exactly the kind of attitude I want on the team. So if he wants to come and meet the new teammates, a thousand bucks for a round-trip ticket and a taxi is well worth paying.

https://www.mlb.com/...le-vs-white-sox

that interview was aired during pregame. He said something to the effect of “I got to sleep around 2AM, got up for my flight at 4:00” He was absolutely buzzing with energy on two hours of sleep. He seemed really amped up to make a playoff push.

He’s a little goofy, but he impressed me. I’m pretty meh on him still as a pitcher, but he’s already growing on me as a human being.
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#17 Alex Schieferdecker

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Posted 28 July 2019 - 06:59 PM

So much green in the bullpen chart, and an off day tomorrow!


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Posted 28 July 2019 - 07:03 PM

 

So much green in the bullpen chart, and an off day tomorrow!

All those green zeroes following Rogers' name is a welcome sight, that's for sure.

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Posted 28 July 2019 - 07:07 PM

All those green zeroes following Rogers' name is a welcome sight, that's for sure.

Now if something goes wrong in his next outing we can blame the rust!

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Posted 28 July 2019 - 07:16 PM

 

I loved his quotes in this article. If this is anywhere close to genuine, that's exactly the kind of attitude I want on the team. So if he wants to come and meet the new teammates, a thousand bucks for a round-trip ticket and a taxi is well worth paying. 

 

https://www.mlb.com/...le-vs-white-sox

 

What was your favorite Carlos Torres moment?

 

Romo replacing Torres is a definite upgrade, and raises the "floor" of the bullpen IMO.

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