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#21 thuuuuney

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Posted 11 June 2020 - 02:38 PM

6/10/20: New York Yankees (49-25) @ Minnesota Twins (49-28) 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 46-29 
2. Royals 39-37 
3. Indians 39-37 
4. White Sox 36-39 
5. Tigers 31-43 
*= AL Central: Only division in baseball with all 5 teams above a Winning % of .400

 

Starting Pitchers Yankees

  • Game 1: Gerrit Cole* 8-2, 2.99 ERA, 105.1 IP, 129 K's
  • Game 2: Jordan Montgomery 4-8, 4.69 ERA, 78.2 IP, 73 K's

*=Gerrit Cole: 1st in AL Cy Young vote ahead of Shane Bieber.

 

Starting Pitchers Twins

  • Game 1: Jose Berrios 8-2, 3.41 ERA, 87.0 IP, 96 K's
  • Game 2: Rich "Dick Mountain," Hill 4-1, 2.45 ERA, 58.2 IP, 72 K's in 13 starts in 2019.

Yankees Batting Order for Game 1 + Bench

  1. 2B D.J. LeMahieu .321 BA, 10 HR, 44 RBI
  2. RF Brett Gardner .285 BA, 7 HR, 20 RBI
  3. SS Gleyber Torres .270 BA, 19 HR, 56 RBI
  4. DH Giancarlo Stanton .283 BA ,21 HR, 39 RBI
  5. 3B Gio Urshela* .379 BA, 13 HR, 40 RBI
  6. 1B Luke Voit .237 BA, 13 HR, 32 RBI
  7. C Gary Sanchez .189 BA, 8 HR, 20 RBI
  8. LF Mike Tauchman .230 BA, 4 HR, 6 RBI
  9. CF Aaron Hicks .218 BA, 6 HR, 18 RBI
  • Bench C, Kyle Higashioka .267 BA, 0 HR, 4 RBI
  • Bench 1B, Mike Ford .364 BA, 4 HR, 8 RBI
  • Bench SS, Thairo Estrada .210 BA, 3 HR, 12 RBI
  • Bench LF, Clint Frazier .147 BA, 0 HR, 4 RBI
  • Bench 3B, Miguel Andujar .220 BA, 13 HR, 40 RBI

*=Gio Urshela: Leads AL in Batting Average (.379)

 

Minnesota Batting Order for Game 1 + Bench*

  1. RF Max Kepler* .264 BA, 23 HR, 44 RBI
  2. SS Jorge Polanco .278 BA, 10 HR, 44 RBI
  3. 3B Josh Donaldson .250 BA, 9 HR, 25 RBI
  4. C Mitch Garver* .305 BA, 22 HR, 52 RBI
  5. LF Eddie Rosario .273 BA, 15 HR, 42 RBI
  6. 1B Miguel Sano* .280 BA, 24 HR, 58 RBI
  7. DH Nelson Cruz .268 BA, 18 HR, 50 RBI
  8. 2B Luis Arraez .317 BA, 1 HR, 12 RBI
  9. CF Byron Buxton .249 BA, 8 HR, 25 RBI
  • Bench SS, Nick Gordon 1-17, 0 HR, 2 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 (24), and Garver (22).

 

Bomba Tracker
- 2020: 140
- 2019 through 75 games: 135

 

Storylines
1. Yankees and Twins baseball almost doesn't need a lead up. Last time this season Max Kepler homered in each 9th inning of the series, the Twins nearly swept but were walked off by Giancarlo Stanton in the 10th, and now for the second time this year it's Gerrit Cole v. Jose Berrios, it really doesn't get better than this.
2. The top two slugging offenses in baseball meet again today and for the Twins to try and combat that, they turn to the final piece they added this offseason who is finally rested enough to perform, Rich "Dick Mountain," Hill.


#22 thuuuuney

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Posted 12 June 2020 - 10:26 AM

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 have not beaten the Yankees in two series in one season since 2008, they have opportunity at history today. With the Evil Empire seeming to have no answer for the Bomba Squad, this could be the final nail in the coffin for the Twins to down their greatest antagonist arguably in the clubs history.

 

Pre-game
12:00pmCT GM1, tenative 2:15pmCT GM2

 

Where to watch.
Virtual Twins Network
 

AL Central Standings*

1. Twins 48-29
2. Royals 40-38 
3. Indians 40-38 
4. White Sox 37-40 
5. Tigers 31-45 
*= AL Central: Only division in baseball with all 5 teams above a Winning % of .400

 

Starting Pitchers Yankees

  • Game 1: James Paxton 8-3, 3.65 ERA, 91.1 IP, 105 K's
  • Game 2: Masahiro Tanaka 7-2, 3.60 ERA, 100.0 IP, 96 K's

Starting Pitchers Twins

  • Game 1: Kenta Maeda 3-3, 3.02 ERA, 65.2 IP, 96 K's
  • Game 2: Jake Odorizzi 3-5, 5.68 ERA, 69.2 IP, 76 K's

Yankees Batting Order for Game 1 + Bench

  1. 2B D.J. LeMahieu .311 BA, 10 HR, 44 RBI
  2. RF Brett Gardner .275 BA, 7 HR, 20 RBI
  3. SS Gleyber Torres .266 BA, 20 HR, 57 RBI
  4. DH Giancarlo Stanton .275 BA ,21 HR, 39 RBI
  5. 3B Gio Urshela* .375 BA, 14 HR, 41 RBI
  6. 1B Luke Voit .244 BA, 14 HR, 34 RBI
  7. C Gary Sanchez .184 BA, 8 HR, 20 RBI
  8. LF Mike Tauchman .222 BA, 4 HR, 6 RBI
  9. CF Aaron Hicks .224 BA, 7 HR, 19 RBI
  • Bench C, Kyle Higashioka .267 BA, 0 HR, 4 RBI
  • Bench 1B, Mike Ford .364 BA, 4 HR, 8 RBI
  • Bench SS, Thairo Estrada .206 BA, 3 HR, 12 RBI
  • Bench LF, Clint Frazier .147 BA, 0 HR, 4 RBI
  • Bench 3B, Miguel Andujar .220 BA, 13 HR, 40 RBI

*=Gio Urshela: Leads AL in Batting Average (.375)

 

Minnesota Batting Order for Game 1 + Bench*

  1. CF Byron Buxton .249 BA, 8 HR, 25 RBI
  2. LF Eddie Rosario .273 BA, 15 HR, 42 RBI
  3. 1B Miguel Sano* .283 BA, 25 HR, 62 RBI
  4. C Mitch Garver .301 BA, 22 HR, 52 RBI
  5. RF Max Kepler .271 BA, 23 HR, 45 RBI
  6. DH Nelson Cruz .272 BA, 19 HR, 54 RBI
  7. 2B Luis Arraez .316 BA, 2 HR, 14 RBI
  8. SS Ehire Adrianza .315 BA, 2 HR, 10 RBI
  9. 3B Willians Astudillo .152 BA, 0 HR, 1 RBI
  • Bench SS, Jorge Polanco .275 BA, 10 HR, 44 RBi
  • Bench SS, Marwin Gonzalez .258 BA, 1 HR, 4 RBI
  • Bench C, Alex Avila .263 BA, 7 HR, 11 RBI
  • Bench CF, Jake Cave .275 BA, 0 HR, 7 RBI
  • Bench 3B, Josh Donaldson .250 BA, 10 HR, 28 RBI

*=Miguel Sano: 2nd among AL 1st Baseman in Batting Average (.283), 1st in HR, RBI, SLG% (25/62/.650)

 

Bomba Tracker
- 2020: 144
- 2019 through 77 games: 139

 

Storylines
1. The Twins have not swept the Yankees at home since 1991 and although that was a three game series and this is a four game set, Twins fans have reasons to be optimistic. Kenta Maeda has been superb his last two starts going 2-1 in 17.2 IP with 5 ER and 22 K's.
2. In the season series this season the Twins are 5-1 against New York and have not had a winning season against New York since 2001 and the Twins look to continue their dominance today.


#23 thuuuuney

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Posted 22 June 2020 - 08:47 AM

6/22: Minnesota Twins (49-30) @ Houston Astros (47-29) 7:10pmCT

 

Catch-up

 

We're back baby. After a week off from my honeymoon the broadcaster is back to call more Virtual Twins baseball in the hopes real ball is announced in the coming days, but for now, we push on.

 

In PA like fashion let's go Covenant Catch-Up on the bit, last week the Twins played 12 games in 5 days and they went 10-2 and completed sweeps over the O's and the Royals and split a series with the Brewers before defeating the Yankees in a series for the 2nd time this year 3 games to 1. But now back to tonight the Twins head into Houston to take on the Astros who currently own the #1 WC spot and are 0.5 games back of a tough foe against the Twins this year in the Angels.

 

Pre-game
6:45pmCT, 7:05pmCT Special Recognition of Nelson Cruz's Humanitarian Award

 

Where to watch.
Virtual Twins Network

 

AL Central Standings*

 

1. Twins 49-30 
2. Royals 41-38 
3. Indians 40-39 
4. White Sox 38-40 
5. Tigers 31-46 
*Twins own 2nd largest lead over 2nd place in a division in baseball (1st being the Dodgers 10.0 games up over the D'Backs in the NL West).

 

Starting Pitchers

  • Houston: Zack Greinke* 5-4, 5.34 ERA, 91.0 IP, 90 K's
  • Minnesota: Homer Bailey** 5-2, 2.25 ERA, 88.0 IP, 58 K's

*=Zack Greinke: Career against Minnesota in 24 appearances, 20 starts (5-9, 4.64 ERA, 1.44 WHIP, 7.2 K/9
**=Homer Bailey: 2nd in AL, ERA (2.25, behind Tanner Roark's 2.24 ERA for the Blue Jays).

 

Houston Batting Order*

  1. LF Michael Brantley .311 BA, 13 HR, 40 RBI
  2. 3B Alex Bregman .340 BA, 15 HR, 37 RBI
  3. 2B Jose Altuve .371 BA, 15 HR, 73 RBI
  4. DH Yordan Alvarez .332 BA, 17 HR, 65 RBI
  5. 1B Yuli Gurriel .279 BA, 14 HR, 57 RBI
  6. CF George Springer .257 BA, 17 HR, 47 RBI
  7. SS Carlos Correa .239 BA, 15 HR, 41 RBI
  8. RF Josh Reddick .275 BA, 5 HR, 21 RBI
  9. C Garrett Stubbs .267 BA, 0 HR, 22 RBI

*=As a club, the Astros lead MLB in Batting Average (.291) and Runs (443).

 

Minnesota Batting Order

  1. RF Max Kepler* .268 BA, 23 HR, 45 RBI
  2. SS Jorge Polanco .277 BA, 10 HR, 45 RBI
  3. C Mitch Garver* .294 BA, 22 HR, 52 RBI
  4. 1B Miguel Sano* .282 BA, 25 HR, 62 RBI
  5. DH Nelson Cruz .276 BA, 19 HR, 56 RBI
  6. LF Marwin Gonzalez .258 BA, 1 HR, 4 RBI
  7. 3B Josh Donaldson .249 BA, 10 HR, 28 RBI
  8. 2B Luis Arraez .321 BA, 2 HR, 15 RBI
  9. CF Byron Buxton .249 BA, 8 HR, 25 RBI

*=The Bomba Squad: Leads the MLB in HR (145) and the top three HR hitters in baseball are all in this lineup (Kepler with 23, Garver with 22, and Sano with 25).

 

Bomba Tracker
- 2020: 145
- 2019 through 79 games: 141

 

Storylines

  1. If I was a sportsbook, I'd set the +/- on this game at 13.5. Two of the most high powered offenses collide in the hot summer heat of Houston in yet another test for this Twins team who is 5-6 this month against teams currently occupying a playoff spot (1-2 against TB, 1-3 against LAA, 3-1 against NYY).
  2. The Astros are playing their best ball all summer in the month of June and specifically in their last 11 games, they are 10-1. The Twins are missing Verlander this series but this high powered offense should make up for the faulty pitching employed by Houston this year as they rank 17th as a club in ERA (4.15).
  3. As a side note, again we're still waiting on word of a real season and once we know the definitive dates I will announce how this project will end, but until then, some terrific baseball coming up this week!

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Posted 22 June 2020 - 07:44 PM


6/22: Minnesota Twins (49-30) @ Houston Astros (47-29) 7:10pmCT

Catch-up

We're back baby. After a week off from my honeymoon the broadcaster is back to call more Virtual Twins baseball in the hopes real ball is announced in the coming days, but for now, we push on.

In PA like fashion let's go Covenant Catch-Up on the bit, last week the Twins played 12 games in 5 days and they went 10-2 and completed sweeps over the O's and the Royals and split a series with the Brewers before defeating the Yankees in a series for the 2nd time this year 3 games to 1. But now back to tonight the Twins head into Houston to take on the Astros who currently own the #1 WC spot and are 0.5 games back of a tough foe against the Twins this year in the Angels.

Pre-game
6:45pmCT, 7:05pmCT Special Recognition of Nelson Cruz's Humanitarian Award

Where to watch.
Virtual Twins Network

AL Central Standings*

1. Twins 49-30
2. Royals 41-38
3. Indians 40-39
4. White Sox 38-40
5. Tigers 31-46
*Twins own 2nd largest lead over 2nd place in a division in baseball (1st being the Dodgers 10.0 games up over the D'Backs in the NL West).

Starting Pitchers

  • Houston: Zack Greinke* 5-4, 5.34 ERA, 91.0 IP, 90 K's
  • Minnesota: Homer Bailey** 5-2, 2.25 ERA, 88.0 IP, 58 K's
*=Zack Greinke: Career against Minnesota in 24 appearances, 20 starts (5-9, 4.64 ERA, 1.44 WHIP, 7.2 K/9
**=Homer Bailey: 2nd in AL, ERA (2.25, behind Tanner Roark's 2.24 ERA for the Blue Jays).

Houston Batting Order*
  • LF Michael Brantley .311 BA, 13 HR, 40 RBI
  • 3B Alex Bregman .340 BA, 15 HR, 37 RBI
  • 2B Jose Altuve .371 BA, 15 HR, 73 RBI
  • DH Yordan Alvarez .332 BA, 17 HR, 65 RBI
  • 1B Yuli Gurriel .279 BA, 14 HR, 57 RBI
  • CF George Springer .257 BA, 17 HR, 47 RBI
  • SS Carlos Correa .239 BA, 15 HR, 41 RBI
  • RF Josh Reddick .275 BA, 5 HR, 21 RBI
  • C Garrett Stubbs .267 BA, 0 HR, 22 RBI
*=As a club, the Astros lead MLB in Batting Average (.291) and Runs (443).

Minnesota Batting Order
  • RF Max Kepler* .268 BA, 23 HR, 45 RBI
  • SS Jorge Polanco .277 BA, 10 HR, 45 RBI
  • C Mitch Garver* .294 BA, 22 HR, 52 RBI
  • 1B Miguel Sano* .282 BA, 25 HR, 62 RBI
  • DH Nelson Cruz .276 BA, 19 HR, 56 RBI
  • LF Marwin Gonzalez .258 BA, 1 HR, 4 RBI
  • 3B Josh Donaldson .249 BA, 10 HR, 28 RBI
  • 2B Luis Arraez .321 BA, 2 HR, 15 RBI
  • CF Byron Buxton .249 BA, 8 HR, 25 RBI
*=The Bomba Squad: Leads the MLB in HR (145) and the top three HR hitters in baseball are all in this lineup (Kepler with 23, Garver with 22, and Sano with 25).

Bomba Tracker
- 2020: 145
- 2019 through 79 games: 141

Storylines
  • If I was a sportsbook, I'd set the +/- on this game at 13.5. Two of the most high powered offenses collide in the hot summer heat of Houston in yet another test for this Twins team who is 5-6 this month against teams currently occupying a playoff spot (1-2 against TB, 1-3 against LAA, 3-1 against NYY).
  • The Astros are playing their best ball all summer in the month of June and specifically in their last 11 games, they are 10-1. The Twins are missing Verlander this series but this high powered offense should make up for the faulty pitching employed by Houston this year as they rank 17th as a club in ERA (4.15).
  • As a side note, again we're still waiting on word of a real season and once we know the definitive dates I will announce how this project will end, but until then, some terrific baseball coming up this week!

Congrats on your nuptials!
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Posted 23 June 2020 - 04:18 PM

6/23/20: Minnesota Twins (49-31) @ Houston Astros (48-29) 7:10pmCT

 

Catch-up
First game back showed some rust for the Twins as they lost the first game of the series in a "close," game 4-3, but for those who were there tuning in it felt like a blowout lose. Homer Bailey allowed a huge three-run HR to Springer, Buxton not only went 0-3 at the plate but he also was 0-3 with at least 2 RISP last night. The Twins will look to bounceback tonight behind their ace in Jose Berrios.

 

Pre-game
6:45pmCT

 

Where to watch.

Virtual Twins Network
 

AL Central Standings*

1. Twins 49-31 
2. Royals 41-40 
3. Indians 40-40 
4. White Sox 39-41 
5. Tigers 32-47 
*Twins own 2nd largest lead over 2nd place in a division in baseball (1st being the Dodgers 10.0 games up over the D'Backs in the NL West).

 

Starting Pitchers

  • Houston: Lance McCullers Jr. 3-4, 4.31 ERA, 87.0 IP, 104 K's
  • Minnesota: Jose Berrios 9-2, 3.26 ERA, 94.0 IP, 102 K's

Houston Batting Order*

  1. LF Michael Brantley .313 BA, 13 HR, 40 RBI
  2. 3B Alex Bregman .337 BA, 15 HR, 37 RBI
  3. 2B Jose Altuve .369 BA, 15 HR, 73 RBI
  4. DH Yordan Alvarez .332 BA, 17 HR, 65 RBI
  5. 1B Yuli Gurriel .279 BA, 14 HR, 57 RBI
  6. CF George Springer .261 BA, 18 HR, 50 RBI
  7. SS Carlos Correa .240 BA, 16 HR, 42 RBI
  8. RF Kyle Tucker .282 BA, 3 HR, 7 RBI
  9. C Martin Maldanado .245 BA, 7 HR, 14 RBI

*=As a club, the Astros lead MLB in Batting Average (.291) and Runs (443).

 

Minnesota Batting Order*

  1. RF Max Kepler .268 BA, 23 HR, 46 RBI
  2. SS Jorge Polanco .277 BA, 11 HR, 46 RBI
  3. LF Eddie Rosario .275 BA, 16 HR, 44 RBI
  4. DH Nelson Cruz .272 BA, 19 HR, 56 RBI
  5. 3B Josh Donaldson .253 BA, 10 HR, 28 RBI
  6. C Alex Avila .263 BA, 7 HR, 11 RBI
  7. 1B Ehire Adrianza .316 BA, 2 HR, 11 RBI
  8. 2B Luis Arraez .320 BA, 2 HR, 15 RBI
  9. CF Jake Cave .273 BA, 0 HR, 8 RBI

*=The Bomba Squad: Leads MLB in HR (147) and SLG (.497).

 

Bomba Tracker
- 2020: 147
- 2019 through 80 games: 141

 

Storylines
1. Today's game officially marks the halfway point of the season as the Twins will play their 81st game of the season. Last year in Rocco's first year as manager the Twins were 52-28 at this time so this year's club a couple games back of pace but well on their way to winning the AL Central for the second year in a row.
2. With yesterday's lose the Twins are now on their second losing streak of the month and overall are 11-8 for the month.
3. All-Star Watch: Berrios currently is 7th in SP votes, Trevor May currently is 1st in RP votes, Garver is 1st in C votes, Kepler is 1st in RF votes.


#26 thuuuuney

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Posted 24 June 2020 - 05:43 PM

Catch-up
Things were looking bleak for the Twins, backs to the rope, and then Trevor May (the real one) raided the stream again! The Twins would rally late thanks to a game-tying HR by Eddie Rosario and then the eventual dagger by the Boomstick in the 12th. Odo looking good out of the pen, Rodgers bounces back, and now the Twins lean on Rich Hill in his second start to try and take down the Astros.

 

Pre-game

6:45pmCT

 

Where to watch.
Virtual Twins Network

 

AL Central Standings*

Team Record PCT GB L10
1. Twins 50-31 .617 - 7-3
2. Royals 42-40 .512 8.5 5-5
3. Indians 40-41 .494 10.0 6-4
4. White Sox 40-41 .494 10.0 5-5
5. Tigers 32-48 .400 16.5 3-7
*Twins own 2nd largest lead over 2nd place in a division in baseball (1st being the Dodgers 11.0 games up over the D'Backs in the NL West).

 

Starting Pitchers

 

  • Houston Josh James 7-3, 3.47 ERA, 72.2 IP, 89 K's
  • Minnesota Rich Hill 1-0, 2.84 ERA, 6.1 IP, 8 K's

Houston Batting Order*

 

LF Michael Brantley .307 BA, 13 HR, 40 RBI
3B Alex Bregman .333 BA, 15 HR, 37 RBI
2B Jose Altuve .373 BA, 15 HR, 73 RBI
DH Yordan Alvarez .334 BA, 19 HR, 68 RBI
1B Yuli Gurriel .278 BA, 14 HR, 57 RBI
CF George Springer .256 BA, 18 HR, 50 RBI
SS Carlos Correa .242 BA, 16 HR, 43 RBI
RF Kyle Tucker .276 BA, 5 HR, 21 RBI
C Martin Maldanado .236 BA, 7 HR, 14 RBI
*=As a club, the Astros lead MLB in Batting Average (.291) and Runs (443).

 

Minnesota Batting Order*

 

RF Max Kepler .269 BA, 24 HR, 47 RBI
SS Jorge Polanco .275 BA, 11 HR, 46 RBI
LF Eddie Rosario .276 BA, 17 HR, 46 RBI
DH Nelson Cruz .275 BA, 20 HR, 57 RBI
1B Miguel Sano .278 BA, 25 HR, 62 RBI
C Mitch Garver .293 BA, 23 HR, 53 RBI
3B Josh Donaldson .254 BA, 10 HR, 29 RBI
2B Luis Arraez .319 BA, 2 HR, 16 RBI
CF Jake Cave .246 BA, 8 HR, 25 RBI
*=The Bomba Squad: Leads MLB in HR (150) and SLG (.499).

 

Bomba Tracker
- 2020: 150
- 2019 through 81 games: 141

 

Storylines
1. Plan moving forward: Assuming Opening Day for real is July 24th, we will be ending the regular season on July 5th, followed by the Postseason from July 6th-July 23rd pending how far the Twins advance. Also as a failsafe, if for some reason the real season is cut short due to COVID-19, we will pick back up where we left off in the regular season the day real baseball is taken away, but let's not think about that.
2. All-Star Watch: Berrios currently is 7th in SP votes, Trevor May currently is 1st in RP votes, Garver is 1st in C votes, Kepler is 1st in RF votes.


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Posted 26 June 2020 - 03:11 PM

Catch-up
It was 1-0 Twins, then 3-1 Astros, then 4-3 Twins, then 5-4 Astros, then 8-4 Twins, and then the Astros would score 6 unanswered and defeat the Twins in a thriller 10-8 on Wednesday night. With a travel day yesterday, the Twins welcome the Rockies for a three game set with a doubleheader tonight because the broadcaster will be gone on Saturday.

 

Pre-game
4:45pmCT GM1, 6:45pmCT GM2

 

Where to watch.
Virtual Twins Network

 

AL Central Standings*

 

1. Twins 50-32 
2. Royals 42-41
3. Indians 41-41 
4. White Sox 41-42 
5. Tigers 32-50 

 

Starting Pitchers Colorado

  • German Marquez 7-6, 2.88 ERA, 106.1 IP, 93 K's
  • Jon Gray 4-5, 3.45 ERA, 99.0 IP, 99 K's

Starting Pitchers Minnesota

  • Kenta Maeda 4-3, 2.93 ERA, 70.2 IP, 105 K's
  • Michael Pineda 1-1, 2.29 ERA, 19.2 IP, 13 K's

Rockies Batting Order GM1

 

CF Raimel Tapia .288 BA, 4 HR, 25 RBI
1B Daniel Murphy .285 BA, 4 HR, 25 RBI
3B Nolan Arenado .297 BA, 20 HR, 50 RBI
RF Charlie Blackmon .277 BA, 6 HR, 46 RBI
LF David Dahl .245 BA, 5 HR, 23 RBI
SS Trevor Story .310 BA, 16 HR, 53 RBI
DH Ryan McMahon .208 BA, 1 HR, 1 RBI
2B Garrett Hampson .278 BA, 4 HR, 18 RBI
C Dom Nunez .260 BA, 7 HR, 16 RBI

 

Minnesota Batting Order GM1

 

RF Max Kepler .265 BA, 24 HR, 47 RBI
SS Jorge Polanco .277 BA, 12 HR, 48 RBI
LF Eddie Rosario .275 BA, 18 HR, 47 RBI
DH Nelson Cruz .277 BA, 20 HR, 57 RBI
1B Miguel Sano .278 BA, 25 HR, 62 RBI
C Mitch Garver .297 BA, 23 HR, 54 RBI
3B Josh Donaldson .254 BA, 11 HR, 30 RBI
2B Luis Arraez .314 BA, 2 HR, 16 RBI
CF Byron Buxton .251 BA, 9 HR, 28 RBI
*=The Bomba Squad: Leads MLB in HR (154) and SLG (.499).

 

Bomba Tracker
- 2020: 154
- 2019 through 82 games: 146

 

Storylines
1. Twingo returns tonight! Jump into chat at 4:45pmCT for the cards!
2. All-Star Watch: Berrios currently is 7th in SP votes, Trevor May currently is 1st in RP votes, Garver is 1st in C votes, Kepler is 1st in RF votes.

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Posted 28 June 2020 - 02:49 PM

6/28/20: Colorado Rockies (39-43) @ Minnesota Twins (51-33) 6:10pmCT

 

Catch-up
Both games this series have been decided 5-4 and both have been split by each club. With the game to decide the series today, the Twins will look to win the series and the homestand as this is their shortest one of the year with all three games against Colorado.

 

Pre-game
5:45pmCT

 

Where to Watch

Virtual Twins Network
 

AL Central Standings

 

1. Twins 51-33 
2. Indians 43-41 
3. Royals 42-43 
4. White Sox 42-43 
5. Tigers 32-52 

 

Starting Pitchers

  • Rockies: Antonio Senzatela 6-3, 3.45ERA, 91.1 IP, 64 K's
  • Twins: Homer Bailey* 5-3, 2.52 ERA, 93.0 IP, 60 K's

*=Homer Bailey: 2nd in AL, ERA (2.52), & WHIP (1.04).

 

Colorado Batting Order

 

CF Raimel Tapia .288 BA, 4 HR, 25 RBI
1B Daniel Murphy .283 BA, 4 HR, 26 RBI
3B Nolan Arenado .300 BA, 21 HR, 52 RBI
RF Charlie Blackmon .280 BA, 7 HR, 48 RBI
LF David Dahl .252 BA, 5 HR, 24 RBI
SS Trevor Story .306 BA, 16 HR, 53 RBI
C Dom Nunez* .267 BA, 8 HR, 18 RBI
2B Garrett Hampson .273 BA, 4 HR, 18 RBI
DH Ian Desmond .252 BA, 4 HR, 12 RBI
*=Dom Nunez: 4-8, 2 2B's,HR, 2 RBI this series.

 

Minnesota Batting Order

 

RF Max Kepler .261 BA, 25 HR, 48 RBI
SS Jorge Polanco .279 BA, 12 HR, 49 RBI
DH Mitch Garver .296 BA, 23 HR, 56 RBI
1B Miguel Sano .276 BA, 26 HR, 64 RBI
LF Eddie Rosario* .270 BA, 18 HR, 47 RBI
3B Josh Donaldson .264 BA, 12 HR, 32 RBI
C Alex Avila .270 BA, 7 HR, 11 RBI
2B Luis Arraez .316 BA, 2 HR, 16 RBI
CF Byron Buxton .246 BA, 9 HR, 28 RBI
*=Eddie Rosario: In month of June, .296 BA, 9 HR, 20 RBI, SLG% .659

 

Bomba Tracker
- 2020: 158
- 2019 through 84 games: 150

 

Storylines
1. With only a couple weeks until the Mid-summer Classic, the Twins are well in control of the AL Central and after an off-day on Monday will have a chance to seemingly put the division away with games against the Tigers, Indians, and Royals before finishing up with the Blue Jays before the break.
2. Homer Bailey is coming off of his worst start of the year, going only 4 2/3 IP and allowing 4 ER in his third lose of the season and will look to bounceback tonight to take the series over the Rockies.


#29 Sconnie

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Posted 28 June 2020 - 06:38 PM

6/28/20: Colorado Rockies (39-43) @ Minnesota Twins (51-33) 6:10pmCT

Catch-up
Both games this series have been decided 5-4 and both have been split by each club. With the game to decide the series today, the Twins will look to win the series and the homestand as this is their shortest one of the year with all three games against Colorado.

Pre-game
5:45pmCT

Where to Watch
Virtual Twins Network

AL Central Standings

1. Twins 51-33
2. Indians 43-41
3. Royals 42-43
4. White Sox 42-43
5. Tigers 32-52

Starting Pitchers

  • Rockies: Antonio Senzatela 6-3, 3.45ERA, 91.1 IP, 64 K's
  • Twins: Homer Bailey* 5-3, 2.52 ERA, 93.0 IP, 60 K's
*=Homer Bailey: 2nd in AL, ERA (2.52), & WHIP (1.04).

Colorado Batting Order

CF Raimel Tapia .288 BA, 4 HR, 25 RBI
1B Daniel Murphy .283 BA, 4 HR, 26 RBI
3B Nolan Arenado .300 BA, 21 HR, 52 RBI
RF Charlie Blackmon .280 BA, 7 HR, 48 RBI
LF David Dahl .252 BA, 5 HR, 24 RBI
SS Trevor Story .306 BA, 16 HR, 53 RBI
C Dom Nunez* .267 BA, 8 HR, 18 RBI
2B Garrett Hampson .273 BA, 4 HR, 18 RBI
DH Ian Desmond .252 BA, 4 HR, 12 RBI
*=Dom Nunez: 4-8, 2 2B's,HR, 2 RBI this series.

Minnesota Batting Order

RF Max Kepler .261 BA, 25 HR, 48 RBI
SS Jorge Polanco .279 BA, 12 HR, 49 RBI
DH Mitch Garver .296 BA, 23 HR, 56 RBI
1B Miguel Sano .276 BA, 26 HR, 64 RBI
LF Eddie Rosario* .270 BA, 18 HR, 47 RBI
3B Josh Donaldson .264 BA, 12 HR, 32 RBI
C Alex Avila .270 BA, 7 HR, 11 RBI
2B Luis Arraez .316 BA, 2 HR, 16 RBI
CF Byron Buxton .246 BA, 9 HR, 28 RBI
*=Eddie Rosario: In month of June, .296 BA, 9 HR, 20 RBI, SLG% .659

Bomba Tracker
- 2020: 158
- 2019 through 84 games: 150

Storylines
1. With only a couple weeks until the Mid-summer Classic, the Twins are well in control of the AL Central and after an off-day on Monday will have a chance to seemingly put the division away with games against the Tigers, Indians, and Royals before finishing up with the Blue Jays before the break.
2. Homer Bailey is coming off of his worst start of the year, going only 4 2/3 IP and allowing 4 ER in his third lose of the season and will look to bounceback tonight to take the series over the Rockies.

At least one isn’t a rain out
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Posted 30 June 2020 - 03:54 PM

6/30/20: Minnesota Twins (52-33) @ Detroit Tigers (32-52) 7:10pmCT

 

Catch-up
The season series at 4-3, 3 of the 7 games have been won by more than one run, Gardy's Tigers and Rocco's Twins have gone head to head this season and now they will faceoff for the third time this season, and second in Detroit (Last time in Detroit Tigers split the series 2-2 thanks to two walkoffs by Goodrum and Maybin).

 

Pre-game
6:45pmCT

 

Where to watch
Virtual Twins Network
 

AL Central Standings

 

1. Twins 52-33
2. Indians 44-42 
3. Royals 43-43 
4. White Sox 43-43 
5. Tigers 32-52

 

Starting Pitchers

  • Twins: Jose Berrios* 9-2, 3.58 ERA, 98.0 IP, 105 K's
  • Tigers: Jordan Zimmerman 1-5, 6.02 ERA, 83.2 IP, 46 K's

*=Jose Berrios: Against Detroit this year in 2 starts: 1-0, 4.50 ERA, 1.33 WHIP, 11 K's

 

Minnesota Batting Order

  1. RF Max Kepler .262 BA, 25 HR, 48 RBI
  2. SS Jorge Polanco .282 BA, 12 HR, 49 RBI
  3. LF Eddie Rosario* .273 BA, 19 HR, 49 RBI
  4. 1B Miguel Sano .279 BA, 27 HR, 65 RBI
  5. DH Nelson Cruz .278 BA, 21 HR, 58 RBI
  6. C Mitch Garver .296 BA, 23 HR, 56 RBI
  7. 3B Josh Donaldson .264 BA, 13 HR, 34 RBI
  8. 2B Luis Arraez .312 BA, 2 HR, 16 RBI
  9. CF Byron Buxton .246 BA, 9 HR, 28 RBI

*=Eddie Rosario: In month of June, .301 BA, 10 HR, 22 RBI, SLG% .689

 

Detroit Batting Order

 

CF Cameron Maybin* .270 BA, 12 HR, 43 RBI
SS Niko Goodrum* .308 BA, 12 HR, 39 RBI
DH Miguel Cabrera .281 BA, 15 HR, 45 RBI
1B C.J. Cron .258 BA, 12 HR, 32 RBI
2B Jonathan Schoop .224 BA, 7 HR, 27 RBI
3B Harold Castro.272 BA, 6 HR, 27 RBI
RF Victor Reyes .291 BA, 5 HR, 30 RBI
C Austin Romine .288 BA, 11 HR, 35 RBI
LF Christian Stewart .194 BA, 4 HR, 16 RBI
*=Cameron Maybin: 4th among AL CF's in All-Star Vote

 

Bomba Tracker
- 2020: 161
- 2019 through 85 games: 151

 

Storylines
1. We've had 4 of the 7 games this season series change leads in the 9th inning, and the other three were blowout wins. It has been at times, some of the best baseball all year and at other times, it's been a barn burner.The FINAL series of the Virtual season between Detroit and Minnesota begins tonight.


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Posted 02 July 2020 - 04:56 PM

7/2/20: Minnesota Twins (53-34) @ Detroit Tigers (33-53) 7:10pmCT

 

Catch-up
The season series at 5-4 in favor of Minnesota, this series tied at 1 as the Twins won game one behind some bombas and the Tigers winning game two from an incredibly unlikely source, their bullpen. The series comes down to tonight behind some of the best starting pitchers in the American League.

 

Pre-game
6:45pmCT

 

Where to watch.
Virtual Twins Network
 

AL Central Standings

 

1. Twins 53-34
2. Indians 45-43 
3. Royals 44-43 
4. White Sox 44-44 
5. Tigers 33-53 

 

Starting Pitchers

  • Twins: Kenta Maeda 4-3, 3.25 ERA, 74.2 IP, 108 K's
  • Tigers: Daniel Norris* 8-4, 2.50 ERA, 100.2 IP, 83 K's

*=Daniel Norris: 1st in American League, ERA (2.50, ahead of 2nd place Lucas Giolito 2.59 ERA).

 

Minnesota Batting Order

 

RF Max Kepler .265 BA, 25 HR, 48 RBI
SS Ehire Adrianza .311 BA, 2 HR, 11 RBI
1B Miguel Sano* .279 BA, 27 HR, 65 RBI
DH Nelson Cruz .282 BA, 22 HR, 61 RBI
C Mitch Garver .299 BA, 23 HR, 58 RBI
LF Eddie Rosario .273 BA, 21 HR, 52 RBI
3B Josh Donaldson .263 BA, 14 HR, 36 RBI
2B Marwin Gonzalez .246 BA, 1 HR, 4 RBI
CF Byron Buxton .247 BA, 9 HR, 28 RBI
*=Miguel Sano: AL Offensive Player on the Month, June

 

Detroit Batting Order

 

CF Cameron Maybin .268 BA, 12 HR, 43 RBI
SS Niko Goodrum* .308 BA, 13 HR, 42 RBI
DH Miguel Cabrera .286 BA, 15 HR, 47 RBI
1B C.J. Cron .258 BA, 13 HR, 34 RBI
2B Jonathan Schoop .221 BA, 7 HR, 27 RBI
3B Harold Castro .281 BA, 6 HR, 28 RBI
RF Victor Reyes .291 BA, 5 HR, 31 RBI
C Austin Romine .289 BA, 11 HR, 35 RBI
LF Christian Stewart .201 BA, 4 HR, 17 RBI
*=Nike Goodrum: 1st among qualified AL SS's in Batting Average (.308), 9th in RBI's (42), 5th in Stolen Bases (6), 3rd in Gold Glove vote for SS.

 

Bomba Tracker
- 2020: 165
- 2019 through 85 games: 156

 

Storylines
1. It all comes down to tonight. With the Tigers being 19.5 out of the division, it may seem like this season series should go the Twins way, but Gardy's Tigers have given us some of the most dramatic loses this season. At Target Field back to back doubles by former Twins C.J. Cron and Jonathan Schoop, the walk-off 1B by Cameron Maybin, and the Walk-off HR by Niko Goodrum. Should be another thriller tonight.
2. Tonight's match-up isn't all about the lineup cards either, the Twins leader in K's in Kenta Maeda (13.02 K/9 averaging 4.2 IP per start), versus the American League Leader in ERA Daniel Norris (His only start this season against Minnesota on 5/12/20: 4.0 IP, 4 H, 4 ER, 1 BB, 3 K's and a ND).

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Posted 03 July 2020 - 04:03 PM

Regular Season Finale: Playoffs start Sunday 7/5 and will move to a blog.

 

7/3/20 Doubleheader: Minnesota Twins (54-34) @ Cleveland Indians (45-43) 6:00pmCT, 8:00pmCT 

 

Moving Forward
Tonight will feature the Twins and the Indians playing a doubleheader for the game they were supposed to play tonight and July 4th's game because I will be out of town. So here is the plan moving forward to get us geared up for the REAL Twins returning. I am going to sim to the playoffs on July 5th and although I can't guarantee how it will go, this is the plan if the Twins go the distance.

 

July 3rd-July 4th Regular Season Twins @ Indians
July 5th-July 9th Wild Card/ALDS TBA
July 10th-14th ALCS TBA *if Twins make it.
July 19th-22nd/23rd World Series TBA *if Twins make it.

 

Pre-game
5:45pmCT
 

Where to watch.
Virtual Twins Network
 

AL Central Standings

1. Twins 54-34
2. Indians 45-43 
3. Royals 45-43 
4. White Sox 44-45 
5. Tigers 33-55 

 

Starting Pitchers Game One

  • Twins: Randy Dobnak* 7-1, 3.71 ERA, 63.0 IP, 42 K's
  • Indians: Aaron Civale 7-4, 3.39 ERA, 104.0 IP, 58 K's

*=Randy Dobnak: Mostly has appeared out of the bullpen this season, this will be his 6th start and 3rd spot start of the year.

 

Minnesota Batting Order Game One

 

RF Max Kepler .264 BA, 25 HR, 49 RBI
SS Jorge Polanco .277 BA, 12 HR, 51 RBI
3B Josh Donaldson* .266 BA, 15 HR, 38 RBI
DH Nelson Cruz .285 BA, 22 HR, 62 RBI
LF Eddie Rosario .279 BA, 21 HR, 52 RBI
C Mitch Garver .307 BA, 24 HR, 59 RBI
1B Miguel Sano .278 BA, 27 HR, 65 RBI
2B Luis Arraez .316 BA, 2 HR, 16 RBI
CF Byron Buxton .251 BA, 10 HR, 29 RBI
*=Josh Donaldson: 12 Game Hitting-Streak.

 

Cleveland Batting Order Game One

 

SS Francisco Lindor* .294 BA, 21 HR, 46 RBI
DH Cesar Hernandez .248 BA, 7 HR, 30 RBI
1B Carlos Santana .267 BA, 15 HR, 49 RBI
3B Jose Ramirez .277 BA, 11 HR, 47 RBI
RF Franmil Reyes .268 BA, 22 HR, 53 RBI
LF Domingo Santana .336 BA, 18 HR, 58 RBI
C Roberto Perez .153 BA, 3 HR, 16 RBI
2B Christian Arroyo .276 BA, 6 HR, 23 RBI
CF Oscar Mercado .234 BA, 7 HR, 31 RBI
*=Francisco Lindor: First in AL SS All-Star Vote with 629K votes (2nd overall in votes and ahead of 2nd place for SS's, Andrelton Simmons .302 BA, 13 HR, 50 RBI, 9 SB).

 

Bomba Tracker
- 2020: 168
- 2019 through 88 games: 157

 

Storylines
1. I've covered 5 Walk-Offs, 6 Extra Inning games, 88 regular season Virtual Twins games, and it all comes down to this. Sunday begins the Virtual Playoffs and tonight we close the door on the regular season with games 89 & 90 before giving you all a taste at what the Twins can really do.
2. Game one starter for Minnesota will feature the lights out Randy Dobnak who outside of one blemish, has a sub 2.00 ERA as a starter this season and will come in for a spot start in game one before turning it over to Odorizzi in game two.

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Posted 04 July 2020 - 09:27 AM

The 91st Mid-Summer Classic, Major League Baseball's All-Star Game

 

AL vs. NL

 

4:10pmCT

 

Where to Watch

 

Since I am horrible at formatting on this wesbite, I am just going to share my post for the pre-game from the Minnesota Twins subreddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/minnesotatwins/comments/hl4mni/game_thread_7420_the_91st_midsummer_classic_major/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x