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Game Thread: 9/28/2021 - Tigers @ Twins - 6:40pm CST


Well, we're officially in the last week of the season now. A mercy killing, to be sure, but it's always sad to see baseball wind down, as we Minnesotans know what that means... disappointment from the Vikings instead of the Twins. And sometimes the Wild.

Sorry, Timberwolves, you're just pathetic and no one expects anything of you, ever.

With only six left to play, the Twins have a chance to pull out of the cellar (2.0 GB Kansas City). And if they sweep all three from Detroit, they have a remote chance at erasing the 6.0 GB they currently sit behind the Tigers, provided you're truly terrible at math.

The upside is that the Twins have been kinda exciting the past few weeks with both Ober and Ryan looking pretty good and making the 2022 pitching outlook turn from dismal to pretty-scary-but-maybe-okay-if-you-squint-really-hard.

Of course, neither one of those pitchers will take the mound tonight, as we will see at least one more CBE before this wretched season concludes.

It's not as if I dislike Charlie Barnes, I simply think he's a very bad starting pitcher.

On the offensive side, Buxton always makes a game worth watching and we've witnessed some prime time Byron Buxton of late, as he has posted a 1.289 OPS over the past week of baseball. And Mitch Garver is back, too! And he looks like the Mitch Garver of 2019 again, absolutely crushing the ball between taking walks.

Damn, it sure would have been nice to see those two accumulate more than 14 plate appearances between the two of them.

Better luck next year, Twins fans!

Detroit:
1. Akil Baddoo (L) CF
2. Jonathan Schoop (R) 1B
3. Robbie Grossman (S) RF
4. Miguel Cabrera (R) DH
5. Jeimer Candelario (S) 3B
6. Isaac Paredes (R) 2B
7. Eric Haase (R) LF
8. Dustin Garneau (R) C
9. Zack Short (R) SS
P - Tyler Alexander (L)

Twins (lineup TBD, this is my prediction):
1. Willains Astudillo (R) C
2. Willains Astudillo (R) 1B
3. Willains Astudillo (R) DH
4. Willains Astudillo (R) SS
5. Willains Astudillo (R) 2B
6. Willains Astudillo (R) 3B
7.  Willains Astudillo (R) LF
8. Willains Astudillo (R) CF
9. Willains Astudillo (R) RF
P - Charlie Barnes (L)

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Here is the actual Twins lineup:

 

HITTERS H-AB RBI HR SB AVG
B. BuxtonCF 61-210 28 16 7 .290
J. Polanco2B 154-568 91 31 11 .271
M. GarverC 51-196 32 13 0 .260
J. Donaldson3B 107-436 67 24 0 .245
M. SanoDH 98-448 71 29 2 .219
B. RookerLF 35-174 15 8 0 .201
W. Astudillo1B 48-201 21 7 0 .239
M. KeplerRF 87-407 52 19 10 .214
A. SimmonsSS 90-401 31 3 1

.224

 

And pitching matchup:

 

PLAYER W-L ERA WHIP IP H K BB HR
T. Alexander 2-3 4.10 1.30 94.1 98 77 25 15
C. Barnes 0-3 6.61 1.53 31.1 36 15 12 4
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4 hours ago, Brock Beauchamp said:

1. Willains Astudillo (R) C
2. Willains Astudillo (R) 1B
3. Willains Astudillo (R) DH
4. Willains Astudillo (R) SS
5. Willains Astudillo (R) 2B
6. Willains Astudillo (R) 3B
7.  Willains Astudillo (R) LF
8. Willains Astudillo (R) CF
9. Willains Astudillo (R) RF
P - Charlie Barnes (L)

I finally got the joke.

1 of these things is not like the others...

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16 minutes ago, sampleSizeOfOne said:

I tuned in for the pitcher trying to stop mid pitch as ump called time, and ended up flinging it into the stands. 

 

That's gotta make highlight reels for years to come.

I’m at the game and didn’t see the ump call time.  I was wondering why they didn’t give Rooker 2nd base cause I thought it was a wild pitch.

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3 hours ago, kydoty said:

I’m at the game and didn’t see the ump call time.  I was wondering why they didn’t give Rooker 2nd base cause I thought it was a wild pitch.

I inferred time, as the umps hands were up after the pitch was thrown, but had to see a replay to be sure. It was really split second timing.

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