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#1 thuuuuney

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Posted 28 May 2020 - 05:09 PM

Moving forward this will house every game-thread in the comments below until real baseball hopefully comes back. I should have done this sooner and apologize for flooding the forums with posts daily.


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Posted 28 May 2020 - 05:13 PM

5/28/20: Twins (35-21) @ Yankees (40-16) 7:05pmCT

 

Get Your Brooms Out..
 

Catch-up
For the first time since 2014, the Twins have taken a series from the Yankees in the big apple behind a career day from Jose Berrios (14K's Career Best), and the 2nd game in a row with a 3-Run HR by Kepler in the 9th. Now they chase after something that hasn't happened in nearly 53 years, a series sweep in New York

 

Pre-game
6:50pmCT

 

Where to watch.
Virtual Twins Network
 

AL Central Standings

1. Twins 35-21
2. Indians 31-26
3. Royals 28-29 
4. White Sox 26-31 
5. Tigers 22-34 

 

Starting Pitchers

  • Minnesota: Randy Dobnak 5-0, 3.89 ERA, 34.2 IP, 22 K's
  • New York: James Paxton* 7-2, 2.11 ERA, 76.2 IP, 88 K's

*=James Paxton: 4th in AL, ERA (2.11). 3rd in AL, WHIP (0.98).

 

Minnesota Batting Order

  1. RF Max Kepler .237 BA, 15 HR, 31 RBI
  2. SS Jorge Polanco .298 BA, 8 HR, 39 RBI
  3. C Mitch Garver* .330 BA, 19 HR, 41 RBI
  4. 1B Miguel Sano .291 BA, 17 HR, 40 RBI
  5. LF Eddie Rosario .257 BA, 9 HR, 26 RBI
  6. DH Nelson Cruz .260 BA, 12 HR, 34 RBI
  7. 3B Josh Donaldson .238 BA, 3 HR, 15 RBI
  8. 2B Luis Arraez .315 BA, 1 HR, 9 RBI
  9. CF Byron Buxton .228 BA, 6 HR, 18 RBI

*=Mitch Garver: 1st in AL, OPS(1.094)

 

New York Batting Order

  1. 2B D.J. LeMahieu* .313 BA, 7 HR, 35 RBI
  2. RF Brett Gardner .283 BA, 6 HR, 16 RBI
  3. SS Gleyber Torres .279 BA, 13 HR, 36 RBI
  4. DH Giancarlo Stanton .277 BA, 15 HR, 26 RBI
  5. C Gary Sanchez .188 BA, 6 HR, 15 RBI
  6. 1B Mike Ford .382 BA, 2 HR, 4 RBI
  7. LF Clint Frazier .000 BA, 0 HR, 0 RBI in 2 At-Bats.
  8. 3B Miguel Andujar .242 BA, 12 HR, 36 RBI
  9. CF Mike Tauchman .176 BA, 1 HR, 1 RBI

*= D.J. LeMahieu: 11th in AL, OBP (.396)

 

Bomba Tracker
- 2020: 95
- 2019 through 56 games: 104

 

Storylines
1. This is the definition of a revenge game for Randy Dobnak. His last start against NYY in the ALDS he went 2.0IP, 6H, 4ER, 2BB, and the lose. Tonight Dobnak is coming off back to back 7.0IP shutout performances and has earned his spot in the rotation, now trying to defeat his old foe.
2. The Twins have already done something historic beating the Yankees in New York (hadn't been done since 2014), but now with the sweep today, it would net the Twins the first of its kind since 1968. (Credit u/mightyminnesota for the stats via Baseball Reference).
3. In his career Paxton is 3-1 with a 2.27 ERA against Minnesota (Only 0.16 off of his current 2020 ERA) in 6 starts and is averaging 5.2 IP and should most assuredly be a formidable foe for Minnesota tonight.


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Posted 28 May 2020 - 07:10 PM

Moving forward this will house every game-thread in the comments below until real baseball hopefully comes back. I should have done this sooner and apologize for flooding the forums with posts daily.

far from flooded. It’s always great to read your content and listen to your play by play. Keep up the great work
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Posted 28 May 2020 - 08:20 PM

 

5/28/20: Twins (35-21) @ Yankees (40-16) 7:05pmCT

 

Get Your Brooms Out..
 

Catch-up
For the first time since 2014, the Twins have taken a series from the Yankees in the big apple behind a career day from Jose Berrios (14K's Career Best), and the 2nd game in a row with a 3-Run HR by Kepler in the 9th. Now they chase after something that hasn't happened in nearly 53 years, a series sweep in New York

 

Pre-game
6:50pmCT

 

Where to watch.
Virtual Twins Network
 

AL Central Standings

1. Twins 35-21
2. Indians 31-26
3. Royals 28-29 
4. White Sox 26-31 
5. Tigers 22-34 

 

Starting Pitchers

  • Minnesota: Randy Dobnak 5-0, 3.89 ERA, 34.2 IP, 22 K's
  • New York: James Paxton* 7-2, 2.11 ERA, 76.2 IP, 88 K's

*=James Paxton: 4th in AL, ERA (2.11). 3rd in AL, WHIP (0.98).

 

Minnesota Batting Order

  1. RF Max Kepler .237 BA, 15 HR, 31 RBI
  2. SS Jorge Polanco .298 BA, 8 HR, 39 RBI
  3. C Mitch Garver* .330 BA, 19 HR, 41 RBI
  4. 1B Miguel Sano .291 BA, 17 HR, 40 RBI
  5. LF Eddie Rosario .257 BA, 9 HR, 26 RBI
  6. DH Nelson Cruz .260 BA, 12 HR, 34 RBI
  7. 3B Josh Donaldson .238 BA, 3 HR, 15 RBI
  8. 2B Luis Arraez .315 BA, 1 HR, 9 RBI
  9. CF Byron Buxton .228 BA, 6 HR, 18 RBI

*=Mitch Garver: 1st in AL, OPS(1.094)

 

New York Batting Order

  1. 2B D.J. LeMahieu* .313 BA, 7 HR, 35 RBI
  2. RF Brett Gardner .283 BA, 6 HR, 16 RBI
  3. SS Gleyber Torres .279 BA, 13 HR, 36 RBI
  4. DH Giancarlo Stanton .277 BA, 15 HR, 26 RBI
  5. C Gary Sanchez .188 BA, 6 HR, 15 RBI
  6. 1B Mike Ford .382 BA, 2 HR, 4 RBI
  7. LF Clint Frazier .000 BA, 0 HR, 0 RBI in 2 At-Bats.
  8. 3B Miguel Andujar .242 BA, 12 HR, 36 RBI
  9. CF Mike Tauchman .176 BA, 1 HR, 1 RBI

*= D.J. LeMahieu: 11th in AL, OBP (.396)

 

Bomba Tracker
- 2020: 95
- 2019 through 56 games: 104

 

Storylines
1. This is the definition of a revenge game for Randy Dobnak. His last start against NYY in the ALDS he went 2.0IP, 6H, 4ER, 2BB, and the lose. Tonight Dobnak is coming off back to back 7.0IP shutout performances and has earned his spot in the rotation, now trying to defeat his old foe.
2. The Twins have already done something historic beating the Yankees in New York (hadn't been done since 2014), but now with the sweep today, it would net the Twins the first of its kind since 1968. (Credit u/mightyminnesota for the stats via Baseball Reference).
3. In his career Paxton is 3-1 with a 2.27 ERA against Minnesota (Only 0.16 off of his current 2020 ERA) in 6 starts and is averaging 5.2 IP and should most assuredly be a formidable foe for Minnesota tonight.

 

I'll cut up a formal post-game soon but I mean, this is probably my favorite moment of this whole project.


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Posted 28 May 2020 - 08:21 PM

 

far from flooded. It’s always great to read your content and listen to your play by play. Keep up the great work

 

Thank you Sconnie I'm happy you've enjoyed it and you've been very supportive throughout all of this. By the way you should check the highlight underneath today's game..


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Posted 28 May 2020 - 08:36 PM

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Posted 29 May 2020 - 04:03 PM

5/29/20: Minnesota Twins (35-22) @ Chicago White Sox (26-31) 7:10pmCT

 

Catch-up
Chicago finished off their road trip with a 4 game sweep over Baltimore and now begin a home-stand against the Twins for the third time this season (Twins winning previous two series, 4-2 overall against Chicago this season). With the Twins coming off an emotional lose yesterday, could this be the series Chicago proves they've arrived?

 

Pre-game
6:50pmCT

 

Where to watch.
Virtual Twins Network
 

AL Central Standings

1. Twins 35-22
2. Indians 31-27
3. Royals 29-29 
4. White Sox 26-31
5. Tigers 23-34 

 

Starting Pitchers

  • Chicago: Carlos Rodon 5-5, 3.82 ERA, 61.1 IP, 59 K's
  • Minnesota: Jake Odorizzi 2-4, 5.24 ERA, 55.0 IP, 56 K's

Minnesota Batting Order

  1. LF Eddie Rosario .258 BA, 9 HR, 26 RBI
  2. SS Jorge Polanco .292 BA, 8 HR, 39 RBI
  3. 3B Josh Donaldson .237 BA, 3 HR, 15 RBI
  4. DH Nelson Cruz .255 BA, 12 HR, 34 RBI
  5. RF Marwin Gonzalez .269 BA, 1 HR, 4 RBI
  6. 2B Luis Arraez .313 BA, 1 HR, 9 RBI
  7. 1B Ehire Adrianza .286 BA, 1 HR, 8 RBI
  8. C Willians Astudillo .184 BA, 0 HR, 1 RBI
  9. CF Byron Buxton .236 BA, 6 HR, 18 RBI

Chicago Batting Order

  1. SS Tim Anderson .263 BA, 5 HR, 20 RBI
  2. 3B Yoan Moncada .269 BA, 6 HR, 27 RBI
  3. 1B Jose Abreu .249 BA, 3 HR, 19 RBI
  4. LF Eloy Jimenez .312 BA, 20 HR, 44 RBI
  5. C Yasmani Grandal .254 BA, 6 HR, 21 RBI
  6. DH Edwin Encarnacion .208 BA, 12 HR, 30 RBI
  7. CF Luis Robert .311 BA, 5 HR, 9 RBI
  8. RF Nomar Mazara .265 BA, 7 HR, 19 RBI
  9. 2B Leury Garcia .222 BA, 6 HR, 22 RBI

*=Eloy Jimenez: 1st in MLB, HR (20).

 

Bomba Tracker
- 2020: 98
- 2019 through 57 games: 105

 

Storylines

  1. It's the third series of the year between these two AL Central foes and both clubs are coming in 5-2 in each of their last 7 games. So some good baseball being played for the past week should result in a great series in the windy city.
  2. While Mitch Garver has had a rough stretch the past 4 games, Eloy Jimenez has not, batting .411, 3 HR, 6 RBI and 5 XBH during that stretch and is looking to add more firepower tonight now leading baseball in HR's.
  3. For Rondon, it's been two quiet starts against Minnesota this year, both totaling 5.0 IP, 2 ER, and a No Decision. For Jake Odorizzi it's only been one start where he went 5.0 IP, and 2 ER, but he's lacked consistency for the whole season it feels like. In the month of May Odo has made 5 starts, is 1-1 in 23.1 IP with a 6.62 ERA.

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Posted 30 May 2020 - 09:49 AM

5/30/20: Minnesota Twins (35-23) @ Chicago White Sox (27-31) 1:10pmCT

 

Catch-up
We had a Grand Slam from Encarnacion, we had a position player pitching for the first time all season in Miguel Sano, and we had a barn burner in game one that went the way of Chicago 15-6. Today's game happens to fall on a Saturday, where the Twins are 8-1 this season and must really prove a point that it's their favorite day of the week. The White Sox on a 5 game winning streak, the Twins looking to even the series, should be a good one.

 

Pre-game
12:45pmCT

 

Where to watch.
Virtual Twins Network
 

AL Central Standings

1. Twins 35-23 
2. Indians 31-28 
3. Royals 30-29 
4. White Sox 27-31 
5. Tigers 23-35 

 

Starting Pitchers

  • Chicago: Gio Gonzalez* 2-7, 7.18 ERA, 52.2 IP, 42 K's
  • Minnesota: Homer Bailey** 5-1, 1.90 ERA, 66.1 IP, 44 K's

*=Gio Gonzalez: Last start against Minnesota 4/11/20 (7.0 IP, 5 H, 1 ER, 6 K's season high, and the W in a 9-2 White Sox victory).

 

**=Homer Bailey: 2nd in AL in ERA & WHIP, (1.90 and 0.95 respectively).

 

Minnesota Batting Order**

  1. RF Max Kepler .238 BA, 16 HR, 33 RBI
  2. SS Jorge Polanco .286 BA, 8 HR, 39 RBI
  3. C Mitch Garver* .326 BA, 19 HR, 41 RBI
  4. 1B Miguel Sano .294 BA, 19 HR, 44 RBI
  5. DH Nelson Cruz .257 BA, 12 HR, 36 RBI
  6. LF Eddie Rosario .259 BA, 9 HR, 27 RBI
  7. 3B Josh Donaldson .241 BA, 4 HR, 16 RBI
  8. 2B Luis Arraez .312 BA, 1 HR, 9 RBI
  9. CF Byron Buxton .237 BA, 6 HR, 18 RBI

*=Mitch Garver: 2nd in AL, OPS (1.082)
**=Twins Offense: 1st in AL as a club in SLG (.483, 114 doubles with Rosario leading club with 15, 6 triples, and 100 Bombas with Garver and Sano tied for team lead with 19 a piece).

 

Chicago Batting Order

  1. SS Tim Anderson .269 BA, 5 HR, 20 RBI
  2. 3B Yoan Moncada .271 BA, 6 HR, 28 RBI
  3. 1B Jose Abreu .252 BA, 3 HR, 19 RBI
  4. LF Eloy Jimenez* .314 BA, 20 HR, 45 RBI
  5. CF Luis Robert** .333 BA, 5 HR, 12 RBI
  6. DH Edwin Encarnacion .214 BA, 13 HR, 35 RBI
  7. C James McCann .273 BA, 18 HR, 60 RBI in 2019 All-Star campaign, 0-5 this season.
  8. RF Nomar Mazara .274 BA, 8 HR, 23 RBI
  9. 2B Danny Mendick .181 BA, 3 HR, 13 RBI

*=Eloy Jimenez: 1st in MLB, HR (20).
**=Luis Robert: AL Rookie of the month and well on his to win award for May leading all qualified rookies in Batting Average with .333 and OPS with .947

 

Bomba Tracker

- 2020: 100
- 2019 through 58 games: 106

 

Storylines

  1. Chicago is not only one win away from taking the series over Minnesota for the first time this season, but extending their already season high winning streak of 5 games to 6 today.
  2. Feels like we say this everytime, but the unlikely hero of the season for Minnesota will toot the rubber again in Homer Bailey. We've boasted over his stats earlier in this post but he's out for some revenge here in game two as Bailey had one of his worst starts of the year his last time out against Chicago (5.2 IP, 4 H, 3ER, 2 BB, 4 K's).
  3. My whole goal of this project has been to try and provide entertainment and your daily fix of baseball at a time where we so desperately miss it. With all that is going on in Minneapolis right now, we will try and lift your spirits and provide a fun distraction to your otherwise stressful afternoon.
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Posted 30 May 2020 - 06:45 PM

 

 

5/30/20: Minnesota Twins (35-23) @ Chicago White Sox (27-31) 1:10pmCT

 

Catch-up
We had a Grand Slam from Encarnacion, we had a position player pitching for the first time all season in Miguel Sano, and we had a barn burner in game one that went the way of Chicago 15-6. Today's game happens to fall on a Saturday, where the Twins are 8-1 this season and must really prove a point that it's their favorite day of the week. The White Sox on a 5 game winning streak, the Twins looking to even the series, should be a good one.

 

Pre-game
12:45pmCT

 

Where to watch.
Virtual Twins Network
 

AL Central Standings

1. Twins 35-23 
2. Indians 31-28 
3. Royals 30-29 
4. White Sox 27-31 
5. Tigers 23-35 

 

Starting Pitchers

  • Chicago: Gio Gonzalez* 2-7, 7.18 ERA, 52.2 IP, 42 K's
  • Minnesota: Homer Bailey** 5-1, 1.90 ERA, 66.1 IP, 44 K's

*=Gio Gonzalez: Last start against Minnesota 4/11/20 (7.0 IP, 5 H, 1 ER, 6 K's season high, and the W in a 9-2 White Sox victory).

 

**=Homer Bailey: 2nd in AL in ERA & WHIP, (1.90 and 0.95 respectively).

 

Minnesota Batting Order**

  1. RF Max Kepler .238 BA, 16 HR, 33 RBI
  2. SS Jorge Polanco .286 BA, 8 HR, 39 RBI
  3. C Mitch Garver* .326 BA, 19 HR, 41 RBI
  4. 1B Miguel Sano .294 BA, 19 HR, 44 RBI
  5. DH Nelson Cruz .257 BA, 12 HR, 36 RBI
  6. LF Eddie Rosario .259 BA, 9 HR, 27 RBI
  7. 3B Josh Donaldson .241 BA, 4 HR, 16 RBI
  8. 2B Luis Arraez .312 BA, 1 HR, 9 RBI
  9. CF Byron Buxton .237 BA, 6 HR, 18 RBI

*=Mitch Garver: 2nd in AL, OPS (1.082)
**=Twins Offense: 1st in AL as a club in SLG (.483, 114 doubles with Rosario leading club with 15, 6 triples, and 100 Bombas with Garver and Sano tied for team lead with 19 a piece).

 

Chicago Batting Order

  1. SS Tim Anderson .269 BA, 5 HR, 20 RBI
  2. 3B Yoan Moncada .271 BA, 6 HR, 28 RBI
  3. 1B Jose Abreu .252 BA, 3 HR, 19 RBI
  4. LF Eloy Jimenez* .314 BA, 20 HR, 45 RBI
  5. CF Luis Robert** .333 BA, 5 HR, 12 RBI
  6. DH Edwin Encarnacion .214 BA, 13 HR, 35 RBI
  7. C James McCann .273 BA, 18 HR, 60 RBI in 2019 All-Star campaign, 0-5 this season.
  8. RF Nomar Mazara .274 BA, 8 HR, 23 RBI
  9. 2B Danny Mendick .181 BA, 3 HR, 13 RBI

*=Eloy Jimenez: 1st in MLB, HR (20).
**=Luis Robert: AL Rookie of the month and well on his to win award for May leading all qualified rookies in Batting Average with .333 and OPS with .947

 

Bomba Tracker

- 2020: 100
- 2019 through 58 games: 106

 

Storylines

  1. Chicago is not only one win away from taking the series over Minnesota for the first time this season, but extending their already season high winning streak of 5 games to 6 today.
  2. Feels like we say this everytime, but the unlikely hero of the season for Minnesota will toot the rubber again in Homer Bailey. We've boasted over his stats earlier in this post but he's out for some revenge here in game two as Bailey had one of his worst starts of the year his last time out against Chicago (5.2 IP, 4 H, 3ER, 2 BB, 4 K's).
  3. My whole goal of this project has been to try and provide entertainment and your daily fix of baseball at a time where we so desperately miss it. With all that is going on in Minneapolis right now, we will try and lift your spirits and provide a fun distraction to your otherwise stressful afternoon.

 

A crazy game but my favorite moment of the year, the Actual Trevor May raids the stream to check on how the Virtual Twins are doing.

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Posted 31 May 2020 - 09:42 AM

Catch-up
Six lead changes, our 2nd extra innings game in three days, and a raid from the real Trevor May checking in on the Virtual Twins. An unreal day yesterday and what makes today even better, this game will decide the series.

 

Pre-game

12:45pmCT

 

Where to watch.
Virtual Twins Network

 

AL Central Standings

TeamRecord PCTGBL10 Division
1. Twins36-23.610- 6-4 15-10
2. Royals 31-29 .517 5.55-512-11
3. Indians31-29 .517 5.55-516-9
4. White Sox 27-32 .4669.06-48-13
5. Tigers24-35 .407 12.0 5-5 10-18

 

Starting Pitchers

  • Chicago: Reynaldo Lopez* 4-2, 3.74 ERA, 65.0 IP, 62 K's
  • Minnesota: Kenta Maeda** 1-2, 3.19 ERA, 48.0 IP, 74 K's

*=Reynaldo Lopez: In two starts against Minnesota (9.2 IP, 8 H, 4 ER, 8 BB, 12 K's 0-1).
**=Kenta Maeda: Last start against Chicago 4/10/20 (5.1 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 9 K's W in 4-1 win for Minnesota. Also leads Twins staff in K's with 74).

 

Minnesota Batting Order

  1. C Mitch Garver* .321 BA, 19 HR, 42 RBI
  2. RF Max Kepler .237 BA, 16 HR, 33 RBI
  3. 3B Josh Donaldson** .245 BA, 6 HR, 18 RBI
  4. DH Nelson Cruz .260 BA, 13 HR, 38 RBI
  5. LF Marwin Gonzalez .250 BA, 1 HR, 4 RBI
  6. 1B Alex Avila .270 BA, 4 HR, 7 RBI
  7. SS Ehire Adrianza .301 BA, 1 HR, 8 RBI
  8. 2B Luis Arraez .320 BA, 1 HR, 9 RBI
  9. CF Jake Cave .303 BA, 0 HR, 6 RBI

*=Mitch Garver: 2nd in AL, SLG (.663)
**=Josh Donaldson: 4-10 this series with 3 HR.

 

Chicago Batting Order

  1. SS Tim Anderson .277 BA, 5 HR, 22 RBI
  2. 3B Yoan Moncada .263 BA, 6 HR, 28 RBI
  3. 1B Jose Abreu .251 BA, 3 HR, 19 RBI
  4. LF Eloy Jimenez* .308 BA, 20 HR, 45 RBI
  5. CF Luis Robert .328 BA, 6 HR, 13 RBI
  6. DH Edwin Encarnacion** .218 BA, 14 HR, 36 RBI
  7. C Yasmani Grandal .254 BA, 6 HR, 21 RBI
  8. RF Nomar Mazara** .278 BA, 9 HR, 24 RBI
  9. 2B Leury Garcia .230 BA, 6 HR, 23 RBI

*=Eloy Jimenez: 1st in MLB, HR (20).
**=Encarnacion and Mazara "The Twin Killers," have each HR'd at least once in these first two games of the series and in 10 games this season against MIN they've combined for 6 HR's.

 

Bomba Tracker
- 2020: 105
- 2019 through 59 games: 108

 

Storylines

  1. Reynaldo Lopez hasn't necessarily lit up the scoreboard against Minnesota this season, but he has been decent only allowing 2 ER in each start and going 5.0 IP and Chicago will lean on him to take the series for the first time this season over Minnesota today.
  2. The Twins have to ask which Kenta Maeda they are getting today. Averaging 4.2 IP and with the ERA ballooning from 1.78 a couple starts ago to 3.19 now, the Twins need a bounceback game to take the series before heading home to Target Field for a homestand with the Rays and Angels.
  3. Today ends the Twins best month of the year currently 18-9 in the month of May and Chicago having just lost their best winning streak of the year, 5 games, the final game of this series should be a good one!
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Posted 01 June 2020 - 01:33 PM

6/1/20: Tampa Bay Rays (33-28) @ Minnesota Twins (37-23) 7:10pmCT

 

Moving Forward
My goal of this project was only to go until real baseball began. If this proposal is accepted we will deliver games up until the day before real baseball is brought back including simming to the postseason to show a tease of what the real team could bring. Hoping proposal is passed but regardless just wanted to quick update everyone what the plans are.

 

Catch-up
The Twins end the month of May riding higher than they have all season, an 19-9 record, multiple players near the tops of the All-Star ballot, and tonights starter in Jose Berrios coming back to form will make for a fun month of June. Also "Big Mike," returns on Wednesday!

 

Pre-game
6:45pmCT

 

Where to watch.
Virtual Twins Network
 

AL Central Standings

1. Twins 37-23
2. Indians 32-29 
3. Royals 31-29 
4. White Sox 27-33 
5. Tigers 24-35 

 

Starting Pitchers

  • Tampa Bay: Blake Snell** 6-2, 2.59 ERA, 73.0 IP, 88 K's
  • Minnesota: Jose Berrios* 6-2, 3.52 ERA, 69.0 IP, 78 K's

*=Jose Berrios: 2-1, 2.12 ERA, 41 K's, 1.00 WHIP in Month of May (6 starts).
**= Blake Snell: 5th in AL, Quality Starts (10 in 12 starts).

 

Tampa Bay Batting Order

  1. CF Kevin Kiermaier .229 BA, 3 HR, 13 RBI
  2. SS Willy Adames* .301 BA, 16 HR, 46 RBI
  3. RF Austin Meadows .238 BA, 8 HR, 26 RBI
  4. 1B Ji-Man Choi .332 BA, 12 HR, 34 RBI
  5. LF Hunter Renfroe .252 BA, 7 HR, 14 RBI
  6. C Mike Zunino .268 BA, 7 HR, 23 RBI
  7. 3B Yandy Diaz .251 BA, 11 HR, 33 RBI
  8. 2B Brandon Lowe .245 BA, 4 HR, 29 RBI
  9. DH Joey Wendle .232 BA, 5 HR, 15 RBI

*=Willy Adames: 4th in AL, RBI (46).

 

Minnesota Batting Order

  1. RF Max Kepler .237 BA, 17 HR, 35 RBI
  2. SS Jorge Polanco .289 BA, 9 HR, 40 RBI
  3. C Mitch Garver* .320 BA, 19 HR, 42 RBI
  4. 1B Miguel Sano .293 BA, 19 HR, 45 RBI
  5. 3B Josh Donaldson .250 BA, 6 HR, 18 RBI
  6. DH Nelson Cruz .265 BA, 14 HR, 41 RBI
  7. LF Eddie Rosario .258 BA, 9 HR, 27 RBI
  8. 2B Luis Arraez .318 BA, 1 HR, 9 RBI
  9. CF Byron Buxton .242 BA, 7 HR, 20 RBI

*=Mitch Garver: Leading AL vote getter overall for All-Star Game (389K votes at Catcher).

 

Bomba Tracker
- 2020: 107
- 2019 through 60 games: 111

 

Storylines

  1. It's our 4th "Ace Off," of the year as Jose Berrios squares off this time against one of the best in the business, the 2018 Cy Young winner in Blake Snell (21-5, 1.89 ERA, 5.6 H/9, 221 K's in 31 starts).
  2. We're going to find out a lot about these Twins this week. Playing the Rays who as of now are 1.5 out of the Wild Card, and then hosting the Angels who are first in the Wild Card and those Angels took 2 out of 3 in LA in the first week of May.
  3. Again I want to say that this ends immediately when real baseball comes back and one of the things I wanted to do when that date arrived was sim this virtual season to the end to give us a taste of what this team could do come November or December or whenever this proposed season would end.

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Posted 02 June 2020 - 03:30 PM

6/2/20: Tampa Bay Rays (33-29) @ Minnesota Twins (38-23) 7:10pmCT

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Moving Forward
My goal of this project was only to go until real baseball began. If this proposal is accepted we will deliver games up until the day before real baseball is brought back including simming to the postseason to show a tease of what the real team could bring. Hoping proposal is passed but regardless just wanted to quick update everyone what the plans are.

 

Catch-up
A great start from Berrios was nearly squandered by Taylor Rodgers in the 9th as Sergio Romo had to come in and get the save as the Twins escaped with a 5-3 victory on Monday. With the Rays bullpen giving the Twins fits, the Twins will make some adjustments to their bullpen, moving May to closer and Rodgers to setup along with Odorizzi to LRP before "Big Mike," returns for his first start of the year tomorrow.

 

Pre-game
6:45pmCT

 

Where to watch.
Virtual Twins Network
 

Hypothetical AL/NL Central Standings through 61-64 games.

1. Twins 38-23 
2. Cubs 38-24 
3. Reds 37-24 
4. Royals 32-29 
5. Brewers 32-29 
6. Indians 32-30 
7. Cardinals 29-33 
8. White Sox 27-34 
9. Tigers 24-36 
10. Pirates 22-38 

 

Starting Pitchers

Tampa Bay: Ryan Yarbrough 4-3, 3.23 ERA, 64.0 IP, 52 K's
Minnesota: Randy Dobnak* 5-0, 3.63 ERA, 39.2 IP, 27 K's
*=Randy Dobnak: In 3 starts this season, (2-0, 0.89 ERA, 18.2 IP, 15 K's, 1.15 WHIP).

 

Tampa Bay Batting Order

  1. CF Kevin Kiermaier .231 BA, 3 HR, 13 RBI
  2. SS Willy Adames* .305 BA, 16 HR, 48 RBI
  3. RF Austin Meadows .233 BA, 8 HR, 27 RBI
  4. 1B Ji-Man Choi .325 BA, 12 HR, 34 RBI
  5. LF Hunter Renfroe .244 BA, 7 HR, 14 RBI
  6. C Mike Zunino .269 BA, 7 HR, 23 RBI
  7. 3B Yandy Diaz .247 BA, 11 HR, 33 RBI
  8. 2B Brandon Lowe .255 BA, 4 HR, 29 RBI
  9. DH Joey Wendle .237 BA, 5 HR, 15 RBI

*=Willy Adames: T-3rd in AL, RBI (48).

 

Minnesota Batting Order

  1. RF Max Kepler .236 BA, 17 HR, 35 RBI
  2. SS Jorge Polanco .293 BA, 9 HR, 41 RBI
  3. C Mitch Garver* .313 BA, 19 HR, 42 RBI
  4. 1B Miguel Sano .293 BA, 20 HR, 48 RBI
  5. 3B Josh Donaldson .245 BA, 6 HR, 18 RBI
  6. DH Nelson Cruz .266 BA, 15 HR, 42 RBI
  7. LF Eddie Rosario .257 BA, 9 HR, 27 RBI
  8. 2B Luis Arraez .317 BA, 1 HR, 9 RBI
  9. CF Byron Buxton .243 BA, 7 HR, 20 RBI

*=Mitch Garver: Last Six Games, 2-22, 1 XBH, 2 RBI, 8 K's.

 

Bomba Tracker
- 2020: 109
- 2019 through 61 games: 114 (Kepler hit 3 HR off Bauer on June 6th in their 61st game).

 

Storylines

  1. Taylor Rodgers will have to mull over his fate in the Twins bullpen in a setup role for the first time since 2018. The Twins closer leads the American League in Blown Saves with 7 with the next closest being at 4. New closer for Minnesota is Trevor May (29 games, 1-1, 2 SV, 14 Holds, 2.08 ERA in 26.0 IP).
  2. The Rays had men on base all day and waited until the 9th to cash those runners in. Kevin Cash's squad will look to turn the burners on early against a very good starter of late in Randy Dobnak.

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Posted 03 June 2020 - 03:28 PM

6/3/20: Rays (34-29) @ Twins (38-24) 7:10pmCT

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Ways to Help
Just thought I'd pass this along for anyone looking to help donate your time and or money to businesses in Minneapolis affected the link below has a number of businesses you can donate to.
List of Businesses in Minneapolis

 

Catch-up
Taylor Rodgers continues to struggle, the usually reliable Tyler Duffey walks three men and then it taken out, yesterday was a comedy of errors by the Twins pitching staff and credit to the Rays bats as well as they took game two 7-4. Tonight's game will decide the series with Michael Pineda making his first start back from suspension.

 

Pre-game
6:45pmCT

 

Where to watch.
Virtual Twins Network
 

AL Central Standings

1. Twins 38-24 
2. Indians 34-29 
3. Royals 33-29 
4. White Sox 27-35 
5. Tigers 25-36 

 

Starting Pitchers

  • Tampa Bay: Yonny Chirinos 4-3, 3.84 ERA, 75.0 IP, 56 K's
  • Minnesota: Michael Pineda* 0-0, 0.00 ERA, 0 IP, 0 K's

*=Michael Pineda: First game back from suspension (2019 stats: 11-5, 146.0 IP, 4.01 ERA, 1.16 WHIP in 26 starts).

 

Tampa Bay Batting Order

  1. CF Kevin Kiermaier .237 BA, 3 HR, 13 RBI
  2. SS Willy Adames* .304 BA, 17 HR, 51 RBI
  3. RF Austin Meadows .229 BA, 8 HR, 27 RBI
  4. 1B Ji-Man Choi .333 BA, 12 HR, 36 RBI
  5. LF Hunter Renfroe .236 BA, 7 HR, 14 RBI
  6. DH Joey Wendle .238 BA, 5 HR, 15 RBI
  7. 3B Yandy Diaz .247 BA, 11 HR, 33 RBI
  8. 2B Brandon Lowe .256 BA, 4 HR, 29 RBI
  9. C Michael Perez .164 BA, 0 HR, 2 RBI

*=Willy Adames: 3rd in AL, RBI (51).

 

Minnesota Batting Order

  1. RF Jake Cave .297 BA, 0 HR, 7 RBI
  2. SS Jorge Polanco .295 BA, 10 HR, 42 RBI
  3. 1B Miguel Sano* .296 BA, 21 HR, 50 RBI
  4. DH Nelson Cruz .271 BA, 15 HR, 42 RBI
  5. LF Eddie Rosario .257 BA, 9 HR, 27 RBI
  6. C Alex Avila .293 BA, 4 HR, 7 RBI
  7. 3B Ehire Adrianza .312 BA, 1 HR, 8 RBI
  8. 2B Luis Arraez .312 BA, 1 HR, 9 RBI
  9. CF Byron Buxton .243 BA, 7 HR, 20 RBI

*=Miguel Sano: 1st in AL, SLG (.693).

 

Bomba Tracker
- 2020: 111
- 2019 through 62 games: 117

 

Storylines

  1. For the Rays this series can basically be summed up into two parts. Part 1 was the first 8 innings of game one where the Rays had 1 run and 3 hits and looked like Minnesota was going to walk all over them. Then Part 2, the 9th inning of that game and yesterday's game, the Rays have scored 9 runs in 9 innings and have 6 XBH to show for it. With the Rays finding life and looking to take the series today against Michael Pineda making his first start back for Minnesota.
  2. Changes on the Twins staff again this morning as the Twins have for the second time this season optioned Astudillo to AAA (7-42, 1 RBI, .167 SLG in 11 games with Twins), moving Pineda to the starting rotation and with that, bumping Odorizzi out of the rotation for the time being in the 6th man/LRP role.
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Posted 04 June 2020 - 03:43 PM

6/4/20: Los Angeles Angels (36-25) @ Minnesota Twins (38-25) 7:10pmCT

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Twingo
Another "home-stand," for Minnesota means more Twingo courtesy of SotaStick. Pick any of the boards linked below, comment which one you are playing with in the Twitch chat, and see if you can win some awesome Twins merch from SotaStick!

 

 

Twingo Cards (Will not be updated until 5:30pm).
 

Catch-up

The Twins second 2 game losing streak in 7 days, the Indians on their heels for the Central, and a hot Angels club who leads the AL West over Houston should make for some compelling storylines tonight. The Twins turn to their hottest starter in Homer Bailey and for the Angels Andrew Heaney takes the mound after one of his best starts of the year against the Yankees (7.0 IP, 3 H, 3 ER, 11 K's).

 

Pre-game
6:45pmCT (Twingo Cards lock after first pitch at 7:10pmCT).

 

Where to watch.
Virtual Twins Network
 

AL Central Standings

1. Twins 38-25 
2. Indians 34-29 
3. Royals 33-30 
4. White Sox 28-35 
5. Tigers 26-36 

 

Starting Pitchers

  • Los Angeles: Andrew Heaney 5-7, 4.58 ERA, 70.2 IP, 86 K's
  • Minnesota: Homer Bailey* 5-1, 1.99 ERA, 72.1 IP, 48 K's

*=Homer Bailey: 2nd in AL, ERA (1.99, in 1st is Hyun-Jin Ryu [TOR] with 1.94).

 

Los Angeles Batting Order*

  1. DH Tommy La Stella .294 BA, 11 HR, 37 RBI
  2. CF Mike Trout .296 BA, 11 HR, 43 RBI
  3. 3B Anthony Rendon .308 BA, 19 HR, 49 RBI
  4. 2B David Fletcher .288 BA, 3 HR, 18 RBI
  5. 1B Albert Pujols .265 BA, 7 HR, 31 RBI
  6. LF Justin Upton .255 BA, 11 HR, 35 RBI
  7. RF Brian Goodwin .206 BA, 7 HR, 24 RBI
  8. SS Andrelton Simmons .295 BA, 10 HR, 32 RBI
  9. C Jason Castro .270 BA, 6 HR, 17 RBI

*=Angels in the Outfield: Best Fielding % in Baseball (.993)

 

Minnesota Batting Order

  1. RF Max Kepler .236 BA, 17 HR, 35 RBI
  2. SS Jorge Polanco .294 BA, 10 HR, 42 RBI
  3. C Mitch Garver .317 BA, 19 HR, 43 RBI
  4. 1B Miguel Sano .292 BA, 21 HR, 50 RBI
  5. 3B Josh Donaldson .242 BA, 6 HR, 18 RBI
  6. DH Nelson Cruz .271 BA, 15 HR, 42 RBI
  7. LF Ehire Adrianza .309 BA, 1 HR, 8 RBI
  8. 2B Marwin Gonzalez .237 BA, 1 HR, 4 RBI
  9. CF Byron Buxton .250 BA, 8 HR, 22 RBI

*=Miguel Sano: 1st in MLB, HR (21).

 

Bomba Tracker
- 2020: 112
- 2019 through 63 games: 117

 

Storylines
1. Once again with their backs to the wall the Twins turn to their most reliable starter to get them off the schnid in Homer Bailey. Not only does he have the 2nd best ERA in the AL but he really has only had one blemish thus far and through 11 starts has 5 Quality Starts.
2. It's crazy to say this, but the Angels have been winning games despite Trout not really playing like himself. Trout is slugging at the worst rate of his career (.544), and only has 1/3 of his XBH total from last year in nearly half the At-Bats. In this unusual spell free agent acquisition in Rendon has been worth every penny, 6th in the AL in Batting WAR (3.1).


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Posted 05 June 2020 - 03:50 PM

6/5/20: Los Angeles Angels (37-25) @ Minnesota Twins (38-26) 7:10pmCT

 

Twingo
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Twingo Cards

 

Catch-up
The Angels nearly get walked off by Minnesota in the 9th as the go-ahead run in Adrianza came to the plate after a 2 out 2-RBI single by Cruz, but the Halos escape and now move to a 6 game winning streak and 3-1 on the year against Minnesota.

 

Pre-game
6:45pmCT (Twingo Cards lock after first pitch at 7:10pmCT).

 

Where to watch.
Virtual Twins Network
 

AL Central Standings

1. Twins 38-26
2. Royals 34-30 
3. Indians 34-30 
4. White Sox 29-35
5. Tigers 26-37 

 

Starting Pitchers

  • Los Angeles: Griffin Canning* 3-1, 3.76 ERA, 64.2 IP, 66 K's
  • Minnesota: Kenta Maeda** 2-2, 2.96 ERA, 54.2 IP, 83 K's

*=Griffin Canning: 5.0 IP, 2 ER, 2 BB, 7 K's in Win over Twins on 5/3/20.
**=Kenta Maeda: 4.0 IP, 3 ER, 1 BB, 5 K's in Loss against Angels on 5/3/20.

 

Los Angeles Batting Order*

  1. DH Tommy La Stella .289 BA, 11 HR, 37 RBI
  2. CF Mike Trout .295 BA, 12 HR, 47 RBI
  3. 3B Anthony Rendon .304 BA, 18 HR, 49 RBI
  4. 2B David Fletcher .286 BA, 3 HR, 19 RBI
  5. 1B Albert Pujols .258 BA, 7 HR, 31 RBI
  6. LF Justin Upton .255 BA, 11 HR, 35 RBI
  7. RF Jo Adell* .270 BA, 9 HR, 30 RBI in AAA
  8. SS Andrelton Simmons .295 BA, 10 HR, 32 RBI
  9. C Jason Castro .271 BA, 6 HR, 17 RBI

*=Jo Adell: Makes Big League Debut, ranked 6th highest prospect in MLB by MLB.com.

 

Minnesota Batting Order

  1. RF Max Kepler .239 BA, 17 HR, 35 RBI
  2. SS Jorge Polanco .292 BA, 10 HR, 42 RBI
  3. C Mitch Garver .309 BA, 19 HR, 44 RBI
  4. DH Nelson Cruz .270 BA, 15 HR, 44 RBI
  5. 3B Josh Donaldson .237 BA, 6 HR, 18 RBI
  6. LF Eddie Rosario .257 BA, 9 HR, 27 RBI
  7. 1B Alex Avila* .267 BA, 4 HR, 7 RBI
  8. 2B Luis Arraez .311 BA, 1 HR, 9 RBI
  9. CF Jake Cave .262 BA, 0 HR, 7 RBI

*=Alex Avila: 7 of 12 hits have been XBH off the bench (3 2B, 4 HR).

 

Bomba Tracker
- 2020: 112
- 2019 through 64 games: 121

 

Storylines
1. The last time Kenta Maeda took the rubber there were rumors his days in the starting rotation were coming to an end. He answered the call by delivering his best performance of the year, going 6.2 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 9 K's and the win over Chicago. The Twins will lean on him to end the losing streak here today.
2. This is the second time this season both of these starters faced off against each other and the last time, Canning was victorious. With Mike Trout answering the call yesterday with a late Grand Slam and the calling up of the best prospect in the Angels organization in Jo Adell, there are a lot of things to be excited for as an Angels fan even outside of the 6 game winning streak.

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Posted 06 June 2020 - 11:31 AM

6/6/20: Los Angeles Angels (38-25) @ Minnesota Twins (38-27) 6:45pmCT

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Twingo
Another "home-stand," for Minnesota means more Twingo courtesy of SotaStick. Pick any of the boards linked below, comment which one you are playing with in the Twitch chat, and see if you can win some awesome Twins merch from SotaStick!

 

Twingo Cards (Will not be updated until 1:00pm).
 

Catch-up
For the second day in a row, the Twins rally in the 9th inning is too little too late. Now on their longest losing streak of 4 games, the Twins turn to their ace in Jose Berrios to try and bounceback while the Angels come into town currently holding the highest winning streak of any club this season at 7 in a row.

 

Pre-game
6:15pmCT (Twingo Cards lock after first pitch at 6:45pmCT).

 

Where to watch.
Virtual Twins Network
 

AL Central Standings

1. Twins 38-27 
2. Royals 35-30 
3. Indians 34-31 
4. White Sox 30-35 
5. Tigers 26-38 

 

Starting Pitchers

  • Los Angeles: Felix Pena 5-2, 2.84 ERA, 69.2 IP, 52 K's
  • Minnesota: Jose Berrios* 7-2, 3.41 ERA, 74.0 IP, 83 K's

*=Jose Berrios: In month of May (2-1. 34.0 IP, 22 H, 8 ER, 12 BB, 41 K's).

 

Los Angeles Batting Order

  1. 2B Tommy La Stella .289 BA, 11 HR, 37 RBI
  2. CF Mike Trout .294 BA, 12 HR, 47 RBI
  3. 3B Anthony Rendon .308 BA, 19 HR, 52 RBI
  4. SS David Fletcher .286 BA, 3 HR, 19 RBI
  5. DH Shohei Ohtani* .333 BA, 4 HR, 15 RBI in 72 At-Bats.
  6. LF Justin Upton .255 BA, 11 HR, 35 RBI
  7. 1B Matt Thaiss .194 BA, 4 HR, 5 RBI
  8. RF Jo Adell 0-3, BB in debut yesterday. .270 BA, 9 HR, 30 RBI in AAA
  9. C Max Stassi .444 BA, 1 HR, 4 RBI

*="Sho Time," Ohtani against Minnesota this year:
Pitching|5.0 IP, 6 H, 4 ER, 1 BB, 5 K's, Win.
Batting|2-3 2B, R

 

Minnesota Batting Order

  1. RF Max Kepler .236 BA, 17 HR, 35 RBI
  2. SS Nick Gordon* .338 BA, 8 HR, 18 RBI in 145 AB's in AAA.
  3. 1B Miguel Sano .287 BA, 21 HR, 50 RBI
  4. DH Nelson Cruz .271 BA, 15 HR, 45 RBI
  5. 3B Josh Donaldson .237 BA, 6 HR, 18 RBI
  6. LF Eddie Rosario .262 BA, 11 HR, 30 RBI
  7. C Alex Avila .271 BA, 5 HR, 8 RBI
  8. 2B Luis Arraez .304 BA, 1 HR, 9 RBI
  9. CF Byron Buxton .249 BA, 8 HR, 23 RBI

*=Nick Gordon: 1st Round Pick by Minnesota back in 2014 Draft makes his Big League Debut.

 

Bomba Tracker
- 2020: 115
- 2019 through 65 games: 119

 

Storylines
1. We already had one player make their debut this series in Jo Adell, and now the Twins will answer with one of their own in one of their many touted prospects in Nick Gordon. Gordon slashed .298/.342/.459 in 70 games last year in AAA.
2. Anthony Rendon likely daggered the Twins with his 3-Run HR and that has bee the case all year against Minnesota for Rendon, batting .368 with 2 HR, 5 RBI's, and slugging at .684 in 19 at-bats against the Twins this season.
3. The Angels four games away from tying their franchise record of an 11 game winning streak, the Twins on their longest losing streak of the year with the Royals hot on their toes, a big game for both teams will be on the table tonight.

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Posted 07 June 2020 - 09:47 AM

6/7/20: Los Angeles Angels (38-26) @ Minnesota Twins (39-27) 1:10pmCT

 

Twingo
Another "home-stand," for Minnesota means more Twingo courtesy of SotaStick. Pick any of the boards linked below, comment which one you are playing with in the Twitch chat, and see if you can win some awesome Twins merch from SotaStick!

 

Twingo Cards (Will not be updated until 4:00pm).

 

Catch-up
In his first game in the big leagues, Nick Gordon walks it off for the 5th time of the season for Minnesota in yet another thriller in a 7-6 victory. Today the Angels will look to take the series for the second time this season against Minnesota while the Twins will look to even it up before an "off-day," tomorrow more on that in the last storyline.

 

Pre-game
12:45pmCT (Twingo Cards lock after first pitch at 1:10pmCT).

 

Where to watch.
Virtual Twins Network
 

AL Central Standings

1. Twins 39-27
2. Royals 36-30 
3. Indians 34-32 
4. White Sox 31-35 
5. Tigers 26-39 

 

Starting Pitchers

  • Los Angeles: Julio Teheran 6-2, 4.38 ERA, 72.0 IP, 61 K's
  • Minnesota: Randy Dobnak* 5-0, 3.65 ERA, 44.1 IP, 29 K's

*=Randy Dobnak: In 4 starts this season, (2-0, 1.84 ERA, 23.1 IP, 17 K's, 1.15 WHIP).

 

Los Angeles Batting Order

  1. 2B David Fletcher .284 BA, 3 HR, 19 RBI
  2. CF Mike Trout .298 BA, 12 HR, 47 RBI
  3. 3B Anthony Rendon .310 BA, 19 HR, 54 RBI
  4. LF Justin Upton .259 BA, 13 HR, 39 RBI
  5. DH Shohei Ohtani* .316 BA, 4 HR, 15 RBI
  6. 1B Albert Pujols .254 BA, 7 HR, 31 RBI
  7. SS Andrelton Simmons .292 BA, 10 HR, 33 RBI
  8. RF Jo Adell 0-7, BB through two games .270 BA, 9 HR, 30 RBI in AAA
  9. C Jason Castro .271 BA, 6 HR, 19 RBI

*="Sho Time," Ohtani against Minnesota this year:
Pitching|5.0 IP, 6 H, 4 ER, 1 BB, 5 K's, Win.
Batting|2-7 2B, R

 

Minnesota Batting Order

  1. RF Max Kepler .243 BA, 17 HR, 35 RBI
  2. SS Jorge Polanco .288 BA, 10 HR, 42 RBI
  3. 1B Miguel Sano* .290 BA, 21 HR, 50 RBI
  4. C Mitch Garver .305 BA, 19 HR, 44 RBI
  5. DH Nelson Cruz .276 BA, 15 HR, 46 RBI
  6. LF Eddie Rosario .266 BA, 11 HR, 33 RBI
  7. 3B Luis Arraez .303 BA, 1 HR, 9 RBI
  8. 2B Nick Gordon .338 BA, 8 HR, 18 RBI in 145 AB's in AAA. 0-5, Walk-Off RBI Sac-Fly in debut.
  9. CF Byron Buxton .245 BA, 8 HR, 23 RBI

*=Miguel Sano: 1st in AL, SLG (.665).

 

Bomba Tracker
- 2020: 115
- 2019 through 66 games: 122

 

Storylines

  1. The Angels still lead the season series 4-2 over Minnesota, but a crucial win for a Twins club who was on their longest losing streak of the year, now looking to even the series behind "Dobby."
  2. It was Mike Trout with a Grand Slam in game one, Rendon with a 4 RBI day in game two, and a two home run day for Upton despite losing, it seems every game a new Angel is destroying the Twins. My vote, I think Adell after a rough first couple games will prove three times is the charm and have a good day today.
  3. Moving forward, I am getting married on the 13th so I will be streaming next week with this as the schedule: 6/7: 12:45pmCT vs. LAA|6/8: 11:45pmCT GM1, 4:45pmCT GM2&3 @ BAL| 6/9: 11:45pmCT GM1, 4:45pmCT GM 2&3 @ KC|6/10: 4:45pmCT GM1&2 vs. MIL|6/11: 4:45pmCT GM 1&2 vs. NYY|6/12: 4:45pmCT GM 3&4 vs. NYY.

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Posted 08 June 2020 - 09:53 AM

6/8/20: Minnesota Twins (39-28) @ Baltimore Orioles (18-47) TRIPLEHEADER 11:45pmCT, 4:45pmCT, 6:45pmCT

 

Outlook
I am getting married this Saturday (woot woot) but that means I will be taking a week off for my honeymoon so we are streaming Virtual Twins Baseball like crazy this week to make up for my week off. Below is this week's schedule:
Schedule for the Week

 

Catch-up
The Angels defeat the Twins for the second time this season, this time at Target Field, and now move to 5-2 on the year against Minnesota as they take a much needed day off before doing battle with the Baltimore Orioles who the Twins bested in a three game series back in late May.

 

Pre-game
11:30amCT GM1, 4:30pmCT GM2, tenative 6:30pmCT GM3

 

Where to watch.
Virtual Twins Network
 

AL Central Standings

1. Twins 39-28
2. Royals 36-31 
3. Indians 34-33 
4. White Sox 32-35 
5. Tigers 27-39 

 

Starting Pitchers Twins

 

  • Game 1: Michael Pineda 0-1, 8.10 ERA, 3.1 IP, 2 K's
  • Game 2: Homer Bailey* 5-1, 2.07 ERA, 78.1 IP, 50 K's
  • Game 3: Jake Odorizzi 2-5, 5.94 ERA, 63.2 IP, 68 K's

*=Homer Bailey: 2nd in AL, ERA (2.07)

 

Starting Pitchers Orioles

  • Game 1: John Means 2-9, 5.43 ERA, 66.1 IP, 37 K's
  • Game 2: Alex Cobb 1-8, 5.28 ERA, 75.0 IP, 52 K's
  • Game 3: Kohl Stewart* 2-6, 4.70 ERA, 59.1 IP, 41 K's

*=Kohl Stewart: Last start against Minnesota 5/19/20: 4.0 IP, 6 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 3 K's, Loss

Minnesota Batting Order for Game 1 + Bench

  1. RF Max Kepler .243 BA, 17 HR, 35 RBI
  2. SS Jorge Polanco .286 BA, 10 HR, 42 RBI
  3. 1B Miguel Sano* .286 BA, 21 HR, 51 RBI
  4. LF Eddie Rosario .270 BA, 12 HR, 35 RBI
  5. 3B Josh Donaldson .242 BA, 6 HR, 19 RBI
  6. C Mitch Garver .302 BA, 19 HR, 44 RBI
  7. DH Nelson Cruz .272 BA, 15 HR, 46 RBI
  8. 2B Luis Arraez .310 BA, 1 HR, 11 RBI
  9. CF Byron Buxton .250 BA, 8 HR, 23 RBI
  • Bench C, Alex Avila .255 BA, 5 HR, 9 RBI
  • Bench SS, Ehire Adrianza .314 BA, 1 HR, 8 RBI
  • Bench SS, Nick Gordon 0-9, 0 HR, 1 RBI
  • Bench CF, Jake Cave .275 BA, 0 HR, 7 RBI

*=Miguel Sano: 3rd in Hank Aaron Award vote behind Gio Urshela .389/13/38 and Xander Bogaerts .322/15/40

 

Baltimore Batting Order for Game 1 + Bench

  1. 2B Andrew Velazquez .258 BA, 4 HR, 11 RBI
  2. LF Anthony Santander .226 BA, 6 HR, 22 RBI
  3. DH Renato Nunez* .254 BA, 9 HR, 32 RBI
  4. CF Austin Hays .234 BA, 7 HR, 12 RBI
  5. 3B Rio Ruiz .274 BA, 0 HR, 3 RBI
  6. 1B Chris Davis .165 BA, 5 HR, 14 RBI
  7. RF Dwight Smith Jr. .246 BA, 4 HR, 16 RBI
  8. SS Jose Igelsias .232 BA, 1 HR, 14 RBI
  9. C Austin Wynns .219 BA, 5 HR, 14 RBI
  • Bench 3B, Hanser Alberto .189 BA, 2 HR, 13 RBI
  • Bench RF, D.J. Stewart .333 BA, 4 HR, 5 RBI
  • Bench C, Pedro Severino .144 BA, 0 HR, 2 RBI
  • Bench 2B, Ramon Urias .228 BA, 6 HR, 16 RBI

*=Renato Numez: 5th in AL, Doubles (17).

 

Bomba Tracker
- 2020: 116
- 2019 through 67 games: 124

 

Storylines

1. The last time the Twins played the O's this season they won 2 out of 3 and last year the Twins went 9-0 against Baltimore so the dominance is very prevalent in this series. And especially after a brutal homestand, the Twins will look to avenge some demons on the O's pitching staff.
2. The O's so far this June are playing .500 baseball with a 3-3 record and are looking to put a brutal month of May behind them in which they went 5-23.
3. Will update this thread after each game.

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Posted 09 June 2020 - 08:07 AM

6/12/20: Minnesota Twins (42-28) @ Kansas City Royals (37-32) |TRIPLEHEADER| 11:45pmCT, 4:45pmCT, 6:45pmCT

 

Outlook
I am getting married this Saturday (woot woot) but that means I will be taking a week off for my honeymoon so we are streaming Virtual Twins Baseball like crazy this week to make up for my week off. Below is this week's schedule:
Schedule for the Week

 

Catch-up
You know how the Twins went 9-0 against Baltimore last year, well they're now 5-1 against them this year after launching FOURTEEN Bombas in a three game sweep and now head into Kansas City to take on the surprise team of the year, the 2nd place Royals.

 

Pre-game
11:30amCT GM1, 4:30pmCT GM2, tenative 6:30pmCT GM3

 

Where to watch.
Virtual Twins Network
 

AL Central Standings

1. Twins 42-28 
2. Royals 37-32 
3. Indians 35-35 
4. White Sox 34-36 
5. Tigers 28-41 

 

Starting Pitchers Twins

  • Game 1: Jose Berrios 7-2, 3.65 ERA, 79.0 IP, 88 K's
  • Game 2: Kenta Maeda* 2-3, 3.15 ERA, 60.0 IP, 87 K's
  • Game 3: Michael "Big Mike," Pineda 0-1, 4.70 ERA, 7.2 IP, 4 K's

*=Kenta Maeda: Leads Twins staff in K/9, (13.05), while Trevor May leads Twins relievers in that category (16.07, 2nd in MLB among relievers).

 

Starting Pitchers Royals*

  • Game 1: Brad Keller 9-3, 3.23 ERA, 83.2 IP, 67 K's
  • Game 2: Heath Fillmyer 3-5, 5.78 ERA, 67.0 IP, 45 K's
  • Game 3: Danny Duffy 4-5, 4.54 ERA, 77.1 IP, 61 K's

*=Bomba Squad vs. Royals: Twins lead baseball with 130 HR's meanwhile the Royals staff is 4th in the MLB in least amount of HR's allowed (74).

 

Minnesota Batting Order for Game 1 + Bench*

  1. RF Max Kepler .252 BA, 21 HR, 41 RBI
  2. SS Jorge Polanco .282 BA, 10 HR, 43 RBI
  3. C Mitch Garver .307 BA, 20 HR, 46 RBI
  4. 3B Josh Donaldson .254 BA, 9 HR, 23 RBI
  5. LF Eddie Rosario .267 BA, 13 HR, 36 RBI
  6. DH Nelson Cruz .272 BA, 16 HR, 48 RBI
  7. 1B Alex Avila .278 BA, 7 HR, 11 RBI
  8. 2B Luis Arraez .311 BA, 1 HR, 12 RBI
  9. CF Byron Buxton .251 BA, 8 HR, 25 RBI
  • Bench 1B, Miguel Sano .282 BA, 23 HR, 54 RBI
  • Bench SS, Ehire Adrianza .314 BA, 1 HR, 8 RBI
  • Bench SS, Nick Gordon 0-9, 0 HR, 1 RBI
  • Bench CF, Jake Cave .275 BA, 0 HR, 7 RBI

*=Twins: 1 of 5 teams to have 6 players with 10 or more HR's.

 

Kansas City Batting Order for Game 1 + Bench

  1. 2B Whit Merrifield .268 BA, 9 HR, 38 RBI
  2. SS Adalberto Mondesi .288 BA, 6 HR, 37 RBI
  3. RF Jorge Soler* .326 BA, 18 HR, 50 RBI
  4. 3B Hunter Dozier .233 BA, 8 HR, 33 RBI
  5. LF Alex Gordon .307 BA, 10 HR, 44 RBI
  6. C Salvador Perez .304 BA, 11 HR, 30 RBI
  7. 1B Ryan O'Hearn .219 BA, 9 HR, 29 RBI
  8. DH Maikel Franco .264 BA, 12 HR, 29 RBI
  9. CF Brett Phillips .296 BA, 7 HR, 24 RBI
  • Bench SS, Nicky Lopez .222 BA, 0 HR, 5 RBI
  • Bench C, Cam Gallagher .211 BA, 0 HR, 1 RBI
  • Bench CF, Bubba Starling .270 BA, 3 HR, 7 RBI
  • Bench LF, Anderson Miller .105 BA, 0 HR, 2 RBI

*=Jorge Soler: 1st in All-Star Vote in RF (457K votes) ahead of Twin's RF Max Kepler (442K votes).

 

Bomba Tracker
- 2020: 130
- 2019 through 70 games: 129 ***First time 2020 team has outpaced 2019's squad

 

Storylines

  1. June has been a good month to be a Royals fan as the club is 7-3 and now plays host to the Twins with a chance to jump back into the race and become a legitimate contender for a playoff spot nearing the halfway mark of the season.
  2. Rocco has done a pretty good job of keeping the Twins level headed after large wins, as the Twins are 4-2 following a game where they scored 10 runs or more this season but he'll have his work cut out for him after a lopsided series in Baltimore. With a chance to pave away from the pack and be the clear cut leader in the Central, or a chance to nearly be tied with KC, a lot is riding on this series for both clubs.
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#20 thuuuuney

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Posted 10 June 2020 - 11:03 AM

6/10/20: Milwaukee Brewers (37-34) @ Minnesota Twins (45-28) 4:45pmCT, 6:45pmCT

 

Outlook
I am getting married this Saturday (woot woot) but that means I will be taking a week off for my honeymoon so we are streaming Virtual Twins Baseball like crazy this week to make up for my week off. Below is this week's schedule:
Schedule for the Week

 

Catch-up
The Twins are on their longest winning streak of the year after sweeping the O's and the Royals on the road and now come back home to play host to an interleague rival in the Brewers who have won 5 of their last 8 and are in a battle for a Wild Card spot.

 

Pre-game
4:30pmCT GM1, tenative 6:30pmCT GM2

 

Where to watch.
Virtual Twins Network
 

AL Central Standings*

1. Twins 45-28 
2. Royals 39-35 
3. Indians 38-36 
4. White Sox 35-38
5. Tigers 30-42 
*= AL Central: Only division in baseball with all 5 teams above a Winning % of .400

 

Starting Pitchers Brewers

  • Game 1: Freddy Peralta 2-2, 2.93ERA, 70.2 IP, 80 K's
  • Game 2: Adrian Houser 3-3, 4.89 ERA, 70.0 IP, 73 K's

Starting Pitchers Twins

  • Game 1: Homer Bailey* 5-1, 2.06 ERA, 83.0 IP, 55 K's
  • Game 2: Devin Smeltzer 3-0, 5.22 ERA, 39.2 IP, 36 K's

*=Homer Bailey: 1st in MLB, ERA (2.06).

 

Brewers Batting Order for Game 1 + Bench

  1. CF Lorenzo Cain .275 BA, 7 HR, 27 RBI
  2. 3B Eric Sogard .236 BA, 4 HR, 21 RBI
  3. RF Christian Yelich .234 BA, 14 HR, 45 RBI
  4. 2B Keston Hiura .283 BA ,14 HR, 35 RBI
  5. LF Avisail Garcia .305 BA, 13 HR, 33 RBI
  6. 1B Justin Smoak .272 BA, 7 HR, 29 RBI
  7. SS Orlando Arcia .278 BA, 3 HR, 20 RBI
  8. DH Ryan Braun .204 BA, 3 HR, 5 RBI
  9. C Omar Narvaez .263 BA, 13 HR, 36 RBI
  • Bench C, Manny Pina .241 BA, 1 HR, 6 RBI
  • Bench 1B, Jedd Gyorko .204 BA, 1 HR, 5 RBI
  • Bench 2B, Brock Holt .278 BA, 5 HR, 18 RBI
  • Bench LF, Ben Gamel .200 BA, 2 HR, 7 RBI
  • Bench CF, Tyron Taylor .244 BA, 2 HR, 13 RBI

Minnesota Batting Order for Game 1 + Bench*

  1. RF Max Kepler* .261 BA, 23 HR, 44 RBI
  2. 2B Luis Arraez .308 BA, 1 HR, 12 RBI
  3. 3B Josh Donaldson .254 BA, 9 HR, 25 RBI
  4. 1B Miguel Sano* .284 BA, 23 HR, 55 RBI
  5. C Mitch Garver* .304 BA, 22 HR, 52 RBI
  6. LF Eddie Rosario .270 BA, 14 HR, 38 RBI
  7. DH Nelson Cruz .270 BA, 18 HR, 50 RBI
  8. SS Nick Gordon 1-13, 0 HR, 1 RBI
  9. CF Byron Buxton .252 BA, 8 HR, 25 RBI
  • Bench SS, Jorge Polanco .280 BA, 10 HR, 44 RBI
  • Bench SS, Ehire Adrianza .315 BA, 1 HR, 9 RBI
  • Bench C, Alex Avila .263 BA, 7 HR, 11 RBI
  • Bench CF, Jake Cave .275 BA, 0 HR, 7 RBI

*=Bomba Squad: Top 3 HR hitters in all of baseball are Kepler (23), Sano (23), and Garver (22).

 

Bomba Tracker
- 2020: 138
- 2019 through 70 games: 132

 

Storylines
1. The Bomba Squad outpacing the 2019 squad, the largest lead of the year in the AL Central, hopefully real baseball around the corner, there a ton of reasons to be happy if you're a Twins fan. Now coming home to try and keep the winning streak alive against the Brew Crew will be a tall task but should lead to some great baseball tonight.
2. The Brewers come into Target Field for the first time this season and they are in the middle of a race for the Wild Card. Nearing the middle of June the Brewers are 5-3 this month and for game one lean on one of the surprises of the year in Freddy Peralta who leads the staff in ERA (2.93).