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Game 38: Rays at Twins

"My kingdom for a broom!" - King Richard III

Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports

First pitch: 1:10pm CDT

Radio: Go 96.3, TIBN, BOB FM
Know Thine Enemy: DRays Bay

Game notes

  • Josmil Pinto is hitting .278/.371/.407 at Triple-A so far this season. 21 of his 28 games have been behind the plate (the rest as a DH), and he's been tested a lot early with 12 attempted steals. He's caught five of them for a 42% caught stealing. Just pointing that out. No need to see how Chris Herrmann has done.
  • We've had a few features posted this weekend. Talking Twins came in with How the Twins can help Alex Meyer regain his form; Theo77 wants to know how much value you place on leadership; earlier today I took a look a look at Minnesota's upcoming roster crunch.
  • A sweep today would be the Twins' first since taking four games from the White Sox and their second of the year.
  • The Twins are 1-5 versus the Tigers this year. They're 20-11 versus everyone else.
  • Today's five through nine in the lineup are once again very disappointing offensively. But that hasn't stopped Minnesota from winning games anyway.
  • With a victory today the Twins not only sweep Tampa Bay, but they could be a game out of first place by the end of the day.