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GAME THREAD: Twins vs. Blue Jays, 8/7/22, 1:10CT | 2:10ET


 

Good Day, aTwinsFanInMaryland here today with your game thread. The big news of today came this morning with confirmation that Alex Kirilloff will undergo season ending surgery to shorten his ulna, you’re guess is a good us mine as to what that is. This surgery means the Twins number one and number two prospects have undergone season ending surgery this year.

 

Roster Moves: No roster moves to report today

 

The Pitchers:

RHP #17 Chris Archer (2-5, 4.05 ERA, 62K’s) vs RHP #34 Kevin Gausman (8-8, 3.06 ERA, 132K’s)

 

The Lineup:

Twins:

1. Luis Arraez DH

2. Jorge Polanco 2B

3. Max Kepler RF

4. Jose Miranda 1B

5. Nick Gordon SS

6. Gio Urshela 3B

7. Jake Cave LF

8. Gilberto Celestino CF

9. Gary Sanchez C

Blue Jays:

1. Lourdes Gurriel Jr. LF

2. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. DH

3. Alejandro Kirk C

4. Teoscar Hernandez RF

5. Bo Bichette SS

6. Matt Chapman 3B

7. Raimel Tapia CF

8. Santiago Espinal 2B

9. Cavan Biggio 1B

 

Draft Kings Odds: Twins (+160) Blue Jays (-190) o/u 8

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1 minute ago, Winston Smith said:

Lucky to get two innings out of him today.

He's up to 40 pitches in the 2nd inning. No matter what, he won't be going too far into the game. Get the pen ready. 

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How much longer can the Team afford to keep Archer as a Starter???,  Could he have some deal where he starts only??  always thought he could maybe help the Bullpen, as a piggy back starter with Bundy or ?,  This as is is INSANITY!!

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Archer averages 71.5 pitches per start and he's at 45 through 2 innings. BP will be called on in the 4th, unless Baldelli is decides to go against his own analytics and push him higher due to the extra days  off over the next 10 days.

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