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  1. After two frustrating games against the White Sox the Twins find themselves three games back from the South-Siders in the AL Central race. The good news? The Twins’ bats have been hot against Chicago ace Lucas Giolito, who takes the bump tonight.Yesteday's Game Recap CHW 6, MIN 2: White Hot-White Sox TODAY Twins (30-20) @ White Sox (32-16), 7:10 pm CDT Twins Starter: Jake Odorizzi, RHP 8.10 ERA Rocco Baldelli announced Tuesday night that Odorizzi will return from the 10-day IL to start Wednesday night’s game against Chicago. Odorizzi was placed on the IL after taking a liner off the chest on August 21 against the Royals. It’s been a year of injuries for ‘Odo,’ as he missed the entire month of July with a back injury and has only made three starts all season. All of Odorizzi's starts have come against the Royals, who split the season series with the Twins at five a piece. Odorizzi has a clean slate against the Sox this year and hopefully tonight;s game will provide an opportunity for him to find some sort of rhythm for the first time this year. Last year Odorizzi posted a 2-2 record against the Sox in four starts. White Sox Starter: Lucas Giolito RHP 3.43 ERA Giolito has played an integral role to the success story of baseball across the Windy City this summer. Not only did Giolito record his first no-hitter on August 25, he did it in dominant fashion, striking out 13 and only walking one batter against the Pirates. That performance combined with Alec Mills’ no-no on August 13 for the Cubs marked the first time both Chicago teams have recorded a no-hitter in the same season. While Giolito has posted a 4-2 record on the season his two starts against Minnesota have been rocky. In the season opener the Twins shelled Giolito as he exited the game after just 3.2 innings, giving up 7 runs on 6 hits and 2 homers. And even though the Twins lost their August 31 matchup to the Sox they were able to post 4 runs on 4 hits in Giolito’s five innings on the mound. Twins Starting Lineup: White Sox Starting Lineup: What to Watch for: Max Kepler has a career .364 average against Giolito in 22 at-bats. Nelson Cruz has a .353 average in 17 at-bats, including three home runs. Expect these two sluggers to carry the heavyweight for the Twins offense against the White Sox ace.Byron Buxton is faster than Jimmy John’s delivery service. He proved that last night, banking his third career inside the park home run on a line drive he clubbed to left center field. Buxton has batted .304 in his last seven games and will need to find ways to get on base for the Twins to find success.Jake Odorizzi hasn’t made it past 4 innings yet this year. And after a game where the Twins’ bullpen was heavily utilized they will need him to put up a quality start.Other News:In addition to Odorizzi, the Twins have activated Alex Avila from the Injured List. As a result, the team has optioned Travis Blankenhorn and Randy Dobnak to the team's alternative site in St. Paul. Around the AL Central Chicago White Sox 32-16 Minnesota Twins 30-20 (3 GB) Cleveland Indians 26-22 (6 GB) Detroit Tigers 21-26 (10.5 GB) Kansas City Royals 20-29 (12.5 GB) Click here to view the article
  2. Yesteday's Game Recap CHW 6, MIN 2: White Hot-White Sox TODAY Twins (30-20) @ White Sox (32-16), 7:10 pm CDT Twins Starter: Jake Odorizzi, RHP 8.10 ERA Rocco Baldelli announced Tuesday night that Odorizzi will return from the 10-day IL to start Wednesday night’s game against Chicago. Odorizzi was placed on the IL after taking a liner off the chest on August 21 against the Royals. It’s been a year of injuries for ‘Odo,’ as he missed the entire month of July with a back injury and has only made three starts all season. All of Odorizzi's starts have come against the Royals, who split the season series with the Twins at five a piece. Odorizzi has a clean slate against the Sox this year and hopefully tonight;s game will provide an opportunity for him to find some sort of rhythm for the first time this year. Last year Odorizzi posted a 2-2 record against the Sox in four starts. White Sox Starter: Lucas Giolito RHP 3.43 ERA Giolito has played an integral role to the success story of baseball across the Windy City this summer. Not only did Giolito record his first no-hitter on August 25, he did it in dominant fashion, striking out 13 and only walking one batter against the Pirates. That performance combined with Alec Mills’ no-no on August 13 for the Cubs marked the first time both Chicago teams have recorded a no-hitter in the same season. While Giolito has posted a 4-2 record on the season his two starts against Minnesota have been rocky. In the season opener the Twins shelled Giolito as he exited the game after just 3.2 innings, giving up 7 runs on 6 hits and 2 homers. And even though the Twins lost their August 31 matchup to the Sox they were able to post 4 runs on 4 hits in Giolito’s five innings on the mound. Twins Starting Lineup: https://twitter.com/dailyrotonews/status/1306349381558448129 White Sox Starting Lineup: https://twitter.com/dailyrotonews/status/1306307860637405185 What to Watch for: Max Kepler has a career .364 average against Giolito in 22 at-bats. Nelson Cruz has a .353 average in 17 at-bats, including three home runs. Expect these two sluggers to carry the heavyweight for the Twins offense against the White Sox ace. Byron Buxton is faster than Jimmy John’s delivery service. He proved that last night, banking his third career inside the park home run on a line drive he clubbed to left center field. Buxton has batted .304 in his last seven games and will need to find ways to get on base for the Twins to find success. Jake Odorizzi hasn’t made it past 4 innings yet this year. And after a game where the Twins’ bullpen was heavily utilized they will need him to put up a quality start. Other News: In addition to Odorizzi, the Twins have activated Alex Avila from the Injured List. As a result, the team has optioned Travis Blankenhorn and Randy Dobnak to the team's alternative site in St. Paul. Around the AL Central Chicago White Sox 32-16 Minnesota Twins 30-20 (3 GB) Cleveland Indians 26-22 (6 GB) Detroit Tigers 21-26 (10.5 GB) Kansas City Royals 20-29 (12.5 GB)
  3. After yesterday's crucial win over Chicago, I thought about how big the game tonight (Wednesday) is going to be. It will really be important in terms of catching the Sox and Cleveland in the final 3.5 weeks of the season. Then I looked at the coming schedule. With most everyone (except Garver) looking like they should be on the field within a week, I noted that the Twins have two doubleheaders in a five day stretch. They are not alone in this crazy partial season, but there will be a lot of innings to cover within those five days. I think there is a good shot that the Twins will have six different starters available for the seven games. Odorizzi looks like he will be on track to pitch within a week plus the Twins have Berríos, Maeda, Dobnak, Hill and Pineda all nominally healthy. There is one day off before the stretch of games and two days off afterwards. Also, with doubleheaders this year, the games are only scheduled for seven innings and an additional player is added. According to my calculation, the Twins would need to pitch 55 innings in the seven games, if they go the full seven in each doubleheader and there are no extra innings. How should the pitching staff be handled? Will Rocco do a bullpen game in the doubleheader with Detroit? On the other end (doubleheader in St. Louis) pencil in Odorizzi for one of the games with a bullpen game the alternative? Also of note, the Twins play Cleveland after their two days of rest.
  4. Catch-Up After taking down the lead dogs in the majors in the LA Dodgers, the Twins head across town to take on the Halos for a three-game weekend set where we will see the MLB's best player in Mike Trout and most exciting player in Shohei Ohtani (Ohtani will play SP game one and DH in game three). Pre-game 6:50pm Where to watch Virtual Twins Baseball Network AL Central Standings 1. Minnesota 18-13 2. Cleveland 19-15 3. Kansas City 17-15 4. Chicago 13-19 5. Detroit 9-23 Starting Pitchers Twins: Jake Odorizzi 1-3, 4.31 ERA, 31.1 IP, 33 K'sAngels: Shohei Ohtani 1-1, 7.52 ERA, 26.1 IP, 36 K'sTwins Batting Order RF Max Kepler .241 BA, 8 HR, 11 RBI SS Jorge Polanco .275 BA, 4 HR, 19 RBI C Mitch Garver .290 BA, 8 HR, 15 RBI DH Nelson Cruz .236 BA, 4 HR, 15 RBI 1B Miguel Sano .261 BA, 7 HR, 12 RBI LF Eddie Rosario .238 BA, 3 HR, 12 RBI 3B Josh Donaldson .279 BA, 2 HR, 11 RBI 2B Luis Arraez .309 BA, 1 HR, 6 RBI CF Byron Buxton .237 BA, 5 HR, 11 RBIMinnesota: 1 of 6 teams in MLB with 8 men or more at 11 RBI's a piece. Angels Batting Order DH Tommy La Stella .358 BA, 6 HR, 17 RBI CF Mike Trout .267 BA, 5 HR, 17 RBI 3B Anthony Rendon .316 BA, 9 HR, 26 RBI 2B David Fletcher .239 BA, 3 HR, 14 RBI 1B Albert Pujols* .361 BA, 4 HR, 21 RBI LF Justin Upton .233 BA, 2 HR, 7 RBI RF Brian Goodwin .219 BA, 5 HR, 15 RBI SS Andrelton Simmons .354 BA, 6 HR, 22 RBI C Jason Castro .230 BA, 6 HR, 11 RBI*= Albert Pujols: 3rd in AL, Batting Average (.361). Bomba Tracker - 2019 through 31 games: 55 - 2020: 45 Storylines 1. A late resurgence from Albert Pujols has gotten him off to his best start as an Angel since 2012, (.285/30/105), but also added in the mix is an uncharacteristic start from Mike Trout, batting .267 thus far which will bode for some interesting talking points this weekend. 2. For the first time since April Fool's Day, the Twins maintain sole possesion of the AL Central lead. The Twins will lean on Jake Odorizzi, who's been very hit or miss early this year, to try and go on their second 5 game winning streak of the year (Last Time: 3/28/20-4/1/20). 3. The Bomba Squad's spark was lit on the final game of the homestand last Sunday and since then the Twins have homered 7 times in their last 3 games. Meanwhile the stand atop the stacked AL West, leading the "Asterisks," by one game and will look to extend that lead tonight.
  5. Promotion Night I thought one of the things missing without having Twins baseball at Target Field was the promotions they'd have at the ballpark so tonight is our first one! I have partnered up with SotaStick and are giving away this shirt tonight to the first person who wins Twingo. For Twingo comment which of the four boards you are choosing to play with on Twitch and then you are stuck with that board. If there are no winners prize will carry into Saturday's game at 1:10pmCT Twingo ONLY for Boston game at 7:00pm (Will explain rules during Seattle game at 5pm).https://docs.google.com/document/d/1t94Ajsn-YRACuXNu_yySn2xA161f70a0zsMslpt3uoo/edit?usp=sharing (Link for Twingo Cards)https://sotastickco.com/collections/mn-baseball/products/homer-t-shirt (Shirt being given away). Catch-up After a "rain-out,"(NFL Draft) yesterday the Twins will play a doubleheader today against Seattle and Boston. The Twins look to even the series with Seattle with Berrios on the mound and then for game two look to take game one behind Jake Odorizzi. Pre-game 4:40pmCT GM1, 6:50pmCT GM2 Where to watch. Stream AL Central Standings 1. Indians 17-10 2. Royals 13-11 3. Twins 13-12 4. White Sox 10-16 5. Tigers 5-20 Starting Pitchers (Game One) Seattle Taijuan Walker 0-3. 4.82 ERA, 28.0IP, 24 K'sMinnesota Jose Berrios 2-1, 6.17 ERA, 23.1IP, 27 K'sStarting Pitchers (Game Two) Boston Ryan Weber 0-0, 3.09ERA, 23.1IP, 14 K'sMinnesota Jake Odorizzi 1-3, 4.78ERA, 26.1IP, 26 K'sSeattle Batting Order 2B Dee Gordon .314 BA, 0 HR, 4 RBI CF Mallek Smith .244 BA, 2 HR, 9 RBI RF Mitch Haniger .245 BA, 5 HR, 13 RBI 1B Daniel Vogelbach .254 BA, 2 HR, 6 RBI C Tom Murphy .250 BA, 6 HR, 14 RBI 3B Kyle Seager .221 BA, 6 HR, 7 RBI LF Braden Bishop .247 BA, 0 HR, 4 RBI SS J.P. Crawford .198 BA, 4 HR, 13 RBI DH Dylan Moore .194 BA, 1 HR, 4 RBIMinnesota Batting Order DH Max Kepler .232 BA, 5 HR, 8 RBI SS Jorge Polanco .288 BA, 3 HR, 14 RBI 1B Miguel Sano .267 BA, 6 HR, 11 RBI RF Nelson Cruz .253 BA, 4 HR, 15 RBI LF Eddie Rosario .267 BA, 3 HR, 12 RBI 3B Josh Donaldson .272 BA, 2 HR, 8 RBI 2B Luis Arraez .286 BA, 1 HR, 4 RBI C Alex Avila .294 BA, 1 HR, 1 RBI CF Jake Cave .250 BA, 0 HR, 3 RBI________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Batting Orders Game Two. (Boston) RF Alex Verdugo .293 BA, 0HR, 5 RBI SS Xander Bogaerts .353 BA, 6HR, 17 RBI 3B Rafael Devers .264 BA, 4HR, 17 RBI DH J.D. Martinez .330 BA, 8 HR, 21 RBI LF Andrew Benintendi .203 BA, 2 HR, 5 RBI CF Jackie Bradley Jr. .145 BA, 1 HR, 3 RBI 2B Jose Peraza .265 BA, 1 HR, 6 RBI 1B Mitch Moreland .148 BA, 2 HR, 10 RBI C Christian Vazquez .156 BA, 2 HR, 11 RBITenative Twins Batting Order RF Max Kepler SS Jorge Polanco 1B Miguel Sano DH Nelson Cruz LF Eddie Rosario C Mitch Garver 3B Josh Donaldson 2B Luis Arraez CF Byron BuxtonBomba Tracker - 2020: 36 - 2019 through 25 games: 49 Storylines 1. This will be the Twins second doubleheader of the year, the last time was in Seattle where the Twins swept the two-game set 10-2 and 6-2. 2. Twingo night one again but there is a giveaway with it tonight and that will coincide with game two of the doubleheader as the Twins begin a three game set to top off their homestand with the Boston Red Sox. 3. After the series with Boston the Twins will be off on Monday, followed by a road trip in Cali as they take on the Dodgers followed by the Angels.
  6. Catch-up The Twins bats awaken and launch three bombas, but the birthday boy Miguel Cabrera and the Tigers wouldn't just let the Twins walk all over them as he launches two home runs along with a three run shot from Austin Romine. The game went down to the wire and the Twins escaped with a 7-6 win today and are looking for the sweep against the Tigers ace, Matthew Boyd Pre-game 12:45pmCT Where to watch. https://www.twitch.tv/thuuuuney/ AL Central Standings 1. Indians 16-7 2. Twins 12-9 3. Royals 11-10 4. White Sox 9-13 5. Tigers 4-16 Starting Pitchers Detroit: Matthew Boyd 0-2. 3.91 ERA, 23.0P, 21 K's Minnesota: Jake Odorizzi 1-3, 4.43 ERA, 20.1IP, 23 K's Detroit Batting Order CF Cameron Maybin .297 BA, 2 HR, 8 RBI SS Niko Goodrum .246 BA, 1 HR, 8 RBI DH Miguel Cabrera .200 BA, 2 HR, 8 RBI 1B C.J. Cron .250 BA, 0 HR, 0 RBI 2B Jonathan Schoop .145 BA, 2 HR, 6 RBI 3B Harold Castro** .359 BA, 2 HR, 8 RBI RF Christian Stewart .266 BA, 2 HR, 11 RBI C Austin Romine .294 BA, 2 HR, 8 RBI LF Victor Reyes .284 BA, 1 HR, 5 RBI**= Harold Castro: 6th in AL, Batting Average (.359). Minnesota Batting Order C Mitch Garver .254 BA, 4 HR, 9 RBI SS Jorge Polanco .286 BA, 2 HR, 12 RBI 3B Josh Donaldson .296 BA, 2 HR, 7 RBI DH Nelson Cruz .275 BA, 3 HR, 12 RBI 1B Miguel Sano* .246 BA, 5 HR, 9 RBI RF Max Kepler* .241 BA, 5 HR, 8 RBI LF Ehire Adrianza .235 BA, 1 HR, 4 RBI 2B Luis Arraez .308 BA, 1 HR, 4 RBI CF Byron Buxton .212 BA, 3 HR, 5 RBI*= Max Kepler and Miguel Sano: Both have homered in each game this series. Bomba Tracker - 2020: 30 - 2019 through 21 games: 37 Storylines 1. After a pitchers duel in game one of the series, both offenses combined for 6 home-runs yesterday in a crazy 7-6 win by Minnesota. The scorecard should be a little easier to score today as the ace of the rotation for Detroit in Matthew Boyd takes the mound versus Jake Odorizzi. 2. The Twins against LHP have been very hit or miss, starting the year 3-0 off of a LHP starter averaging over 6 runs a game. But in their last two games against LHP they have been bested by the veteran Gio Gonzalez (7 shutout innings in Chicago) and Ryan Borucki (7 shutout innings in Toronto) . Today will prove to be a big test for the Bomba Squad as they square off against Matthew Boyd. 3. The Twins haven't had a sweep since the end of March when they swept Seattle and today are looking to get the brooms out for sweep #2, also hosting Seattle again for a four game set starting tomorrow. While Detroit gets over their toughest week of the year so far going 0-7, the calendar turns over and for Detroit, they hope the week starts off with a win!
  7. Because of other Labor Day shenanigans, I wasn't able to watch any of today's Twins-Tigers game, but listened to the opening innings. As if oft my wont, I had the opposition's broadcast chosen so I got to hear the Tigers' radio guys demonstrate their love for the Minnesota Twins. One of the most valuable things about listening to opposing teams' broadcasts this season is to hear the amount of respect this Twins team has around the league. But one thing struck me as perhaps going a bit too far, and that was a comment that the Twins were like the Astros in terms of being able to provide an analytical improvement to a pitcher. They were specifically talking about Jake Odorizzi and commenting on how the Twins had made him a better pitcher by having him throw his fastball more often and higher in the zone. This was compared to what the Astros have done with pitcher such as our old friend Ryan Pressly. As I said, this caught my ears unawares because I often think of this as one of the Twins' areas of need, as they (and it was this front office group) who let Pressly go and have watched him thrive in Houston. But I wanted to give it a look to see if there is anything to the idea that Odorizzi has changed his approach since coming from the Rays. First some basic statistic conversation about Odorizzi's value. In his 4+ years with the Rays (2013-2017 with 2013 being very limited), Odorizzi earned an ERA+ of 103, a FIP (Fielding Independent Pitching) of 4.22 and earned 8.2 bWAR. In his two years thus far with the Twins, that compares to an ERA+ of 108, a FIP of 3.96 and a bWAR of 4.5. The majority of this value has come in 2019 as his ERA+ is 128. This compares to his Rays high of 117 in 2015. So 2019 has been the best year of his career, but 2018 was not: in fact, his first year with the Twins saw an ERA+ of 95. So the first thing to say is that if the Twins have done something special with him, it was not until this year. Then I began to dig into pitch distribution, as the Tigers' radio team suggested. This year, according to Statcast, Odorizzi has thrown 56.4% 4-seam fastballs, 19.1% cutters, 17.1% splitters, and 7.4% curveballs. This IS the highest percentage of 4-seamers since his first two years in the league, but the trend has been consistently upward since a low of 31.1% in 2016, before he became a Twin. The splitter and curveball have not changed significantly. The big change, according to the way Statcast charts these pitches, is in this: in 2019, Odorizzi has not thrown a slider, a pitch he threw 21% of the time in 2018 which was the highest percentage of his career. He has swapped that pitch for a huge increase in his use of a cutter, at 19.1% in 2019 from a low of 2.4% in 2018 and surpassing the previous career high of 12.4% in his previous career year of 2015. So, based on comparing pitch usage in 2019 to 2018 (a down year) and 2015 (his previous career year) it would seem that the consistent pattern for good Odorizzi is: throw more cutters, scrap the slider, and keep the 4-seamer going. Perhaps, given some strangeness in the data and the fungibleness of these definitions, the same pitch that used to register as a slider is now reading as a cutter. But either way, the change in that pitch seems to be the change that connects Odorizzi's quality 2019 to 2015.
  8. Game 2 of the four game series between the Twins and Rangers in Arlington. Today it will be Minor versus Odorizzi, a matchup of surprise All-Stars. Runs should be hard to come by at least while the starters are on the mound.Minor had a lousy July (20 earned runs in 27.1 innings), but has thrown fifteen shutout innings so far in August. Odorizzi has similarly bounced back from a tough patch and has won his last two decisions and pitched effectively in his last three starts. Both bullpens have had issues since the All-Star break. The Twins' pen will be rested because Pineda and Smeltzer combined to pitch all nine innings yesterday. There probably will be an additional arm in the bullpen for the Twins, since Devon Smeltzer was optioned back to Rochester after his four-inning appearance last night. While Minor's splits vs. left and right handers are pretty inconsequential, it figures the Twins will load up with right handed bats against the Ranger lefty. Yesterday's play did not affect the pennant race. Both Minnesota and Cleveland won. Minnesota still holds a half game lead going into play today. The Tribe faces New York at Yankee Stadium again tonight. You might detect a halfhearted "go Yankees" from me, but I'll try to keep that on the down-low. Picks to sit and picks to click: Polanco has struggled some offensively, particularly against LH pitching, if I'm managing the Twins, I rest Jorge against the tough left hander. Arraez has a .320 slugging percentage versus lefties--all of his hits vs. same-side pitchers are singles--and with the Texas heat, every possible player should get a break, so Schoop (.861 OPS vs. LH) for the rookie. Mitch Garver had raked against southpaws all year. I expect a couple hits including at least one extra-base hit. Marwin Gonzalez has been raking, especially from the right side and I expect his late-season surge to continue. Go Twins!! Twins Garver c Arraez LF Polanco DH Sanó 3B Kepler cf Cron 1B Gonzalez RF Schoop 2B Adrianza SS Odorizzi p Rangers Choo DH Santana 1B Andrus SS Calhoun LF Mazara TD Odor 2B DeShields cf Kiner-Falefa 3B Mathis c Minor p
  9. Hello everyone and welcome to the game thread for the Royals vs. Twins on Joe Mauer Day. The weekend is all Joe Mauer all the time and his elevation to the Twins' Hall of Fame along with the retirement of number 7 has brought back many Twins' greats and Mauer teammates. There will be a sellout crowd tonight and I would expect the game to start later than the posted 6:10 start time. Mauer and his career have been discussed to death on this site, so I will leave that topic and concentrate on the game. First thought--With now a two-catcher rotation and ten very capable players everyone is getting days off. Adrianza is in the lineup at least twice a week and Gonzalez gets four or five starts in a week. This is keeping everyone fresh and shows the quality and versatility of the position players on the 2019 Twins. Second thought--Jake Odorizzi has been nothing short of fantastic this year. The win-loss, ERA and WHIP numbers are off the charts. I would think unless he stumbles there will be an All-Star berth for the free agent-to-be. Third thought--One of the Twins' most indispensable players left the game early. I suspect Buxton will sit out today, but a long-term injury for Buxton could be damaging. Let's hope Byron stays healthy. Fourth thought--Except for Taylor Rogers, the bullpen had last night off. Getting a couple of the struggling members in a low-leverage situation would be a chance to "hit the reset button" and be more effective going forward. Fifth and last thought--The opponent. The Royals aren't very good, but they have gone about rebuilding in a good way. They have lots of young players, team speed, decent defense. They need to hit and pitch better. Today's starter, Glenn Sparkman, is coming off a good start. Please post lineups when they become available. I'll be enjoying a parade in my former hometown tonight, so I'll have to catch up after the game. Go Twins!
  10. Sound the alarm! The Twins pitchers currently lead the league in team strikeout percentage! I know, I know, we’re talking about three games in March. This sample size hopes one day it will grow up to become a “small sample size.” That said, Jose Berrios and Jake Odorizzi each struck out 10+ batters in the Twins first two games, something that only Randy Johnson and Curt Schilling have ever done before. As an encore, Michael Pineda and Martin Perez teamed up for 11 strikeouts in 7.2 IP in game three. There’s a legitimate chance that this is the best starting rotation to ever reside on Target Field’s mound. It would not surprise the reader to know that the Twins have been really bad at getting strikeouts. For five straight seasons, from 2011 through 2015, they finished dead last in team K% in all of baseball. In the 35 years since the Pohlad family took over as the Twins’ owners, their 15.9 K% is the second to worst in the MLB, just 0.1% better than the last-place Tigers. So ya, leading the league in strikeout percentage is very unusual, even if it is only three games into the year. But the question is: are the Twins pitchers really this good or are the Indians hitters really bad? Should we commence construction of Wes Johnson's statue? Or should we point and laugh at the Cleveland’s crappy lineup? A point in the favor of Twins pitchers is that their stuff has been better. Odorizzi’s velocity is up nearly a mile per hour over where it was a year ago, and his swinging strike rate was up 140% over his career mark. Berrios had a similar increase in his swinging strike rate (156% increase over his career mark). Pineda also got more whiffs and was insanely efficient in blanking Cleveland through his four innings. Perez maintained his spring velocity bump with a fastball that maxed out at 97 mph while producing a swinging strike rate at nearly double his career mark. Here’s the problem though: if the Indians hitters really do suck, then these improvements in swinging strike rates are exactly what we’d expect to see. Bad hitting teams make opposing pitchers look good. It’s the pitching equivalent of a Snapchat filter that removes your blemishes and makes your eyes look like Alita (you know, the freaking Battle Angel). With proven major-league hitters Francisco Lindor and Jason Kipnis on the injured list, the Indians gave 18% of their team’s plate appearances to a putrid combination of Eric Stamets, Max Moroff, and Brad Miller. Hanley Ramirez was batting fifth despite not having played a major-league game since last May. Their leadoff hitter Leonys Martin has never produced an above-average DRC+ in his career. These guys are … not great. It’s Jose Ramirez, Carlos Santana, and the cast of The Expendables up there hacking. To see if having a bad lineup explains the Twins’ pitching dominance, I looked at the PECOTA projections for each Cleveland hitter and weighted them based on the number of plate appearances they actually had in this series. This gave me with a PECOTA-projected K% for the Indians when Jose Ramirez gets 12 plate appearances and Jake Bauers gets 9 and Jordan Luplow gets 4 … you get the picture. I did the same with Twins pitchers, weighting them by batters face for each pitcher and adding them all together. INDIANS HITTERS PROJECTED K% 21.7% TWINS PITCHERS PROJECTED K% 21.2% ACTUAL K% FOR BOTH 38.6% Had the Indian’s projected strikeout percentage been worse, I would’ve been tempted to chalk this up to terrible Indians hitting. Similarly, had the Twins projected strikeout percentage been higher, I'd talk myself into thinking the Twins pitchers are great. As it is, we’ve probably got a little from Column A and a little from Column B, but even that is uncertain in our tiny sample. We can’t glean anything conclusive from three games, we knew that coming in, but these are interesting data points that trend in an exciting direction. As we collect more and more data points over the coming weeks and months, the picture will continue loading until it eventually becomes clear. In the meantime, we can stare these particular data points and admire their beauty. Twins pitchers are striking people out and it’s amazing.
  11. Eno Sarris’ top 175 pitchers for the 2019 fantasy baseball season The Twins top five according to Sarris all make it in the top 175! Berrios 18 Above Strasburg, Corbin, Price, Wheeler, Morton and Greinke Kyle Gibson 60 Above Matz, Woodruff, Lucchesi, Quintana Odorizzi 69 Above Jimmy Nelson Pineda 71 Above Stroman, Gonzales, Smith and Gray Fernando Romero 135 Above Valdez, Cease, Gohara, Williams, Lynn Take all those positions and average them out and our rotation comes out in with an average of 70. It is interesting to see how Gibson/Odorizzi/Pineda are all bunched and that they project Romero. Based on 32 teams that is pretty average - a 500 team. 32 teams would have five rotation places or 160 spots. At least Romero keeps us above the 160 mark.
  12. Manager Paul Molitor has not yet named his opening day starter. I have an out-of-the-box suggestion: Fernando Romero. Romero has not yet allowed a run - or a hit - in spring training. He's been nearly perfect. Yes, I know, he's not expected to make the opening day roster. Here's my thinking: • Clearly Ervin Santana cannot be the opening day starter – he's recovering from finger surgery. • Jose Berrios would be the next logical choice, but Molitor wants him to pitch in Puerto Rico, his native land, later in April. That does not line up easily with an opening day start. • Lance Lynn may not be ready by opening day. With the late signing, Lynn may need a few more days to get up to 60-90 pitches. • Jake Odorizzi and Kyle Gibson have not proven enough in spring training or last year to warrant being the opening day starter. • Romero has electric stuff, had a great year last year in the minor leagues, and he's been nearly perfect this spring. Let's see if he's ready for the big show. I realize there are rules about sending a player down who is on the opening day roster. He might have to start two games. But that would give ample time for Lynn to get up to speed. The Twins could carry both Lynn and Romero on the roster at the beginning, and have one less batter. If the Twins were to go with Zack Granite over Robbie Grossman, Granite could start out in Rochester, and be called up when either Romero goes down, or if there's an injury. What do you think?
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