Please pardon me for this highly unusual thread, but we live in highly unusual times...
Fire up your MLB.TV machines and join me for this game thread on a Twins off day: a scoreboard watching game thread!
The browser version of MLB.TV can play up to 4 games at once, as can the Apple TV version. You can block ads on the browser version too. If you don't have those devices, I think you can sign in to watch on up to 4 different devices at once. Hit me up with any other MLB.TV questions!
Directly relevant to the Twins tonight:
5:10 PM CDT (I am loving these early start times!)
White Sox (Keuchel) at Cleveland (Plesac)
Needs no introduction here -- 1st and 2nd place in the division on the line.
5:37 PM CDT
Yankees (Montgomery) at Toronto (Ryu) at Buffalo
Much ballyhooed potential wild card opponent, with home field still to be determined.
2:45 PM CDT (on now!)
Rockies at Giants
Giants are a wild card competitor for our weekend opponent, the Cincinnati Reds.
6:10 PM CDT
Marlins (Lopez) at Braves (Anderson)
Who are these Marlins? Another competitor for our weekend Reds.
7:15 PM CDT
Brewers (Burnes) at Cardinals (Kim)
Our neighbors to the east! Also still more Reds competition -- there are still 6 teams fighting neck-and-neck for just 4 remaining wild card spots in the NL.
Bonus playoff relevance for you night-owls:
8:40 PM CDT (I may not stay up this late )
Athletics (Fiers) at Dodgers (Buehler)
The A's are in a virtual tie with the Twins for the 2nd seed among AL division winners. A's win makes it more likely the central division champ would play the 6th seed (Astros currently) in the first round; A's lose, more likely the central champ faces 7th seed (Cleveland right now).