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Jackie Robinson Day Baseball: Twins (10-8) @ Blue Jays (11-7). 7:12pmCT

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#1 thuuuuney

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Posted 15 April 2020 - 04:31 PM

Catch-up
The broadcaster may have jinxed the team asking for a big game offensively as the Twins muster two hits and lose 3-2 on a walk off single by Bo Bichette. With an off-day Thursday, the Twins will turn to their hottest starter in Kenta Maeda, (28 K's in 15.1IP), to try and win the final game of the series before starting their longest homestand of the year Friday.

 

Pre-game
6:45pmCT,

 

Special Jackie Robinson Day Piece
7:00pmCT

 

Where to watch.
https://www.twitch.tv/thuuuuney/

 

Starting Pitchers

Toronto: Matt Shoemaker 1-2. 6.75 ERA, 16.0IP, 15 K's
Minnesota: Kenta Maeda** 1-0, 1.76 ERA, 15.1IP, 28 K's

 

Minnesota Batting Order

 

  1. 2B Luis Arraez .264 BA, 1 HR, 3 RBI
  2. SS Jorge Polanco** .278 BA, 2 HR, 11 RBI
  3. DH Nelson Cruz .271 BA, 3 HR, 11 RBI
  4. LF Eddie Rosario .297 BA, 3 HR, 10 RBI
  5. C Mitch Garver .293 BA, 4 HR, 9 RBI
  6. RF Max Kepler .179 BA, 3 HR, 6 RBI
  7. 3B Josh Donaldson .290 BA, 2 HR, 5 RBI
  8. 1B Miguel Sano .200 BA, 3 HR, 6 RBI
  9. CF Byron Buxton .232 BA, 3 HR, 4 RBI

**= Kenta Maeda: 10th in AL, Strikeouts (28).

 

Toronto Batting Order

 

  1. SS Bo Bichette .278 BA, 1 HR, 7 RBI
  2. 2B Cavan Biggio .176 BA, 1 HR, 2 RBI
  3. DH Lourdes Gurriel Jr. .279 BA, 4 HR, 7 RBI
  4. RF Teoscar Hernandez .356 BA, 3 HR, 14 RBI
  5. 1B Travis Shaw .269 BA, 2 HR, 6 RBI
  6. RF Brandon Drury .250 BA, 1 HR, 1 RBI
  7. LF Billy McKinney .286 BA, 4 HR, 8 RBI
  8. CF Derek Fisher .138 BA, 2 HR, 3 RBI
  9. C Danny Jensen .217 BA, 0 HR, 0 RBI

**= Teoscar Hernandez8th in AL Batting Average, (.356).

 

Bomba Tracker
- 2020: 25
- 2019 through 17 games: 34

 

Storylines
1. It's Jackie Robinson Day around Major League Baseball and as you'll see during the game all the players will be wearing the only number retired throughout baseball, #42.
2. Toronto's starting pitching this series has been unbelievable, 14IP, 2R, 23K's, and will turn to Matt Shoemaker today going for the sweep.
3. After a superb outing yesterday despite the loss, Homer Bailey gets a much deserved day off and the Twins will go from their pitcher 2nd on the team in K's, Homer Bailey, to Kenta Maeda today. Maeda trying to continue his fantastic month of April where he has only allowed 2R in 15.1IP.


#2 thuuuuney

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Posted 15 April 2020 - 09:20 PM

IMPORTANT

 

Before I get into the post-game, today was Jackie Robinson day. I thought before today's broadcast of "Twins," baseball we should honor him. So below is the clip of my short memorial to the legacy, of Jackie Robinson.

Post-Game Report, Twins 2 Blue Jays 3.

Full Game: https://www.twitch.tv/videos/593176683 Wanna skip the Pregame? Time-stamp 28:00.

 

I realize the effort I am putting into the pre-game thread is more profound that the post game but that changes today! So we begin this third game already losing the series against Toronto, but Minnesota at the very least trying to get some momentum before heading into the longest home-stand of the year starting on Friday. The positives the Twins can carry is that their pitching has been fantastic. Over these three games the Twins staff as a whole netted the following:(25.0IP, 20H, 9R, 34 K's) but still lost all three games and our final game of the contest today.

 

The Twins get another excellent start from Kenta Maeda, (5.0IP, 1H, 1R, 0ER, 10 K's, 0BB) but the Bomba Squad ends the roadtrip on a sour note getting swept by Toronto and now finally, the pitching staff get a much needed day off. In their last 10 games the Twins have scored over 4 runs only twice, while allowing 4 runs or less six times. The Bomba Squad will look to re-invigorate Target Field and begin the homestand on a high note Friday.

 

Box Score

Minnesota Batting Order

  1. Arraez, 2B. 2-4 2B
  2. Polanco, SS. 1-4, RBI 2B
  3. Cruz DH. 1-3, 2B, BB
  4. Rosario, LF. 0-3, BB
  5. Garver, C. 0-4
  6. Kepler, RF. 2-4 2B, R
  7. Donaldson, 3B. 1-4 RBI 1B
  8. Sano, 1B. 1-3 1B
  9. Buxton, CF. 0-3 2 SO

* Jake Cave entered as PR for Cruz in 7th.

Minnesota Pitching Staff

  • Maeda: 5IP, 1H, 1R, 0ER, 10 K's
  • Smeltzer (H,3): 0.1IP, 1H, 1BB
  • Dobnak (BS,1): 0.2IP
  • Clippard (L, 1-1): 0.1IP, 2H, 2ER, 1K
  • Duffey (BS, 1): 0.2IP, 1H, 1K
  • May: 1.0IP, 2K's
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