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GAME THREAD: Twins vs. Cleveland, 05/14/2022 @ 6:10 PM CST


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Yesterday, 2017 1st Round Pick Royce Lewis had a grand moment, foreshodowing to a (possibly) grand career.

Today, the Twins will battle the Guardians.

In one corner, we have Shane Bieber. A former Cy Young Winner. A dragon who shoots flames of fire past its victims (the opposing hitters).

In the other corner, we have Devin Smeltzer. A survivor of one of the harshest and most unforgiving diseases known to man, who is now pitching in the major leagues.

Bieber vs. Smeltzer. Guardians vs. Twins starts right now. On Bally Sports North.

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Lineups:

Cleveland (15-16)

HITTERS H-AB RBI HR SB AVG
M. StrawCF 28-115 3 0 8 .243
S. KwanLF 25-88 13 1 1 .284
J. Ramirez3B 35-116 32 7 3 .302
O. Miller1B 27-86 13 3 0 .314
A. RosarioSS 27-109 8 0 1 .248
F. ReyesDH 23-109 10 3 0 .211
A. Gimenez2B 28-85 19 4 2 .329
O. MercadoRF 15-73 15 4 0 .205
A. HedgesC 13-74 7 3 1 .176

 

Twins (19-14)

HITTERS H-AB RBI HR SB AVG
L. ArraezDH 24-79 7 1 0 .304
J. Polanco2B 29-117 20 4 1 .248
G. SanchezC 17-82 12 2 1 .207
M. KeplerRF 26-104 14 5 1 .250
G. Urshela3B 21-94 7 1 0 .223
J. Miranda1B 5-39 3 1 0 .128
N. GordonLF 14-56 1 0 0 .250
G. CelestinoCF 15-44 1 0 0 .341
R. LewisSS 8-25 4 1 0 .320

 

PLAYER W-L ERA WHIP IP H K BB HR
S. Bieber 1-2 4.13 1.19 32.2 30 29 9 3
D. Smeltzer -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
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54 minutes ago, stringer bell said:

From what I've read, Buxton wants to be out there every day. That is why this is so mystifying to me.

I don’t know that I buy that story anymore. You’d think with such an incentive heavy contract you’d have to pull him off the field kicking and screaming. For whatever reason he seems to be content taking every third game off. 

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1 hour ago, Danchat said:

Why is Miranda in the #6 spot when he's been struggling badly, yet Lewis is still in the #9 slot? Weird. That on top of Buxton starting to get used more like a reliever rather than a $100M outfielder...

I'll add Celestino to the list with Lewis. Urshela and Sanchez are soaking up ABs high in the order while being nearly black hole status. I don't think there's much to lose by bumping some of the kids up. 

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Former Twin David West passed away today due to brain cancer. This is his most memorable performance to me:

https://www.baseball-reference.com/boxes/MIN/MIN199006230.shtml

My wife and I went to this game on our first date. He threw 6 no-hit innings before Bo Jackson led off the 7th with a single.

And the rest is history.

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9 minutes ago, Nine of twelve said:

Former Twin David West passed away today due to brain cancer. This is his most memorable performance to me:

https://www.baseball-reference.com/boxes/MIN/MIN199006230.shtml

My wife and I went to this game on our first date. He threw 6 no-hit innings before Bo Jackson led off the 7th with a single.

And the rest is history.

That's sad to hear. West was a NY Met prospect that came here in the Viola trade, with Aguilera and Tapani. He never quite realized the potential he was thought to have. Still, he pitched 10 years in the bigs. RIP. 

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4 minutes ago, CRF said:

That's sad to hear. West was a NY Met prospect that came here in the Viola trade, with Aguilera and Tapani. He never quite realized the potential he was thought to have. Still, he pitched 10 years in the bigs. RIP. 

I remember that after that trade, Tapani and West pitched for the Portland Beavers, back when we were often among the 100 or so ticket buyers.

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5 minutes ago, PDX Twin said:

I remember that after that trade, Tapani and West pitched for the Portland Beavers, back when we were often among the 100 or so ticket buyers.

I know this was 33 years ago, but this is why Portland is not a viable site for a MLB franchise. The population is simply too low.

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It's getting frustrating giving the opposition advantages, before the games even start.  We make questionable pitching decisions.  We overuse some pitchers and let others vacation on the bench.  Our line-up is a headscratcher more often than not...We need to be more consistent and let these guys go out and earn their salaries.  The Buxton situation is just one mind boggling example.

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