Welcome back to another exciting Game Thread installment brought to you by Twins Daily! The game last night was not fun to watch. Sounds like Odorizzi will be ok but probably very sore for a few days. According to reports from the Twins, Zach LittelI might be shut down for an extended period of time. Hopefully today's outcome turns out better.
I am now officially tired of playing the Kansas City Royals. They're like an annoying fly or mosquito buzzing around my face...Enough already! I miss playing some of the other divisions. I miss playing AL East teams and I miss playing AL West teams.
Speaking about missing things, I think I'm actually starting to miss my kids. Today we are driving our youngest son to school and my wife and I will become official empty nesters. All three kids are now enrolled full time at their respective schools or colleges...I figured I would use this game thread introduction to do a quick shout out to my family (yes, my kids read Twins Daily and like to read some of my posts).
To my oldest son at Virginia Tech: Congratulations on making it to your senior year! The United States Army will be getting one helluva good officer next year.
To my daughter at Iowa State: Enjoy your junior year. Keep studying hard and keep your distance from the boys!
To my youngest son at Alexandria Tech: Have fun and learn as much as you can. Try not to party too much your first year away from home.
To my wife: You did a great job raising these kids. They're all good people mostly on account of your patience and love. Thank you!
OK, back to the game thread action! Someone will need to post tonight's lineups as I'll be loading my sons stuff into his new home. I checked but the official lineups have not been posted yet so I wrote in the expected lineups per MLB.
Go Twins! Beat these pesky Royals! I'll be listening to the game in the car and probably passing to my wife a bunch of tissues on the way back home...
SP - Randy Dobnak 4-1, 1.42 ERA
1. Max Kepler (RF)
2. Jorge Polanco (SS)
3. Eddie Rosario (DH)
4. Marwin Gonzalez (3B)
5. Jake Cave (CF)
6. Miguel Sanó (1B)
7. Luis Arraez (2B)
8. LaMonte Wade Jr. (LF)
9. Alex Avila ©
SP - Brady Singer 1-2, 4.56 ERA
1. W. Merrifield (CF)
2. Nicky Lopez (2B)
3. H. Dozier (RF)
4. Jorge Soler (DH)
5. Ryan McBroom
6. M. Franco (3B)
7. Alex Gordon (LF)
8. A. Mondesi (SS)
9. C. Gallagher ©
Weather 90 degrees. 0% chance of rain.