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Game 135: Twins @ Astros

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Pitcher with another guy's name faces opposing pitcher with another guy's name. I hope they mix up bags at the airport and a spy plot ensues.

Baby, don't forget my number. It's 54.
Baby, don't forget my number. It's 54.
Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports
Time: 6:10 (00:10 GMT.) Vegas Line: -195 HOU/MIN +175
Weather: Steamy Hot, Possible Rain, They Have A Roof
Opponent's SB Site: The Crawfish Boxes. Name Grade: B+
TV: FSN. Radio: Marconi Invented It, Probably Regrets That Now

Santana and rookie Lance McCullers are pitching. I thought I recognized McCullers's name, and while it turns out his dad, "Lance," was a major leaguer, that's before my time watching baseball. I must have been thinking of author Carson McCullers.

New Lance is much worse against righties than lefties, which is odddddd. He was in the minors, too. Digits:

Thrower ERA H/9 K/9 BB/9 HR/9 OPS v. L/R BAbip FIP Drug Of Choice
McCullers 3.21 7.7 9.3 3.2 0.5 .573 /.796 .301 2.99 Family Pride
Santana 5.40 10.1 6.2 3.0 1.5 .887 /.753 .302 5.10 Clean Living

Santana has gotten Jed Lowrie, Luis Valbuena, and Colby Rasmus in the past. Go-Go absolutely annihilates him.

The Minute Maid company's headquarters is in Sugar Land Town Square in the city of Sugar Land, Texas. This is entirely appropriate.

Lineups. Basically, the dream outfield you've wanted forever:

Kevin Jepsen's Employer George Jetson's Dog
Aaron Hicks, RF George Springer, RF
Brian Dozier, 2B Jose Altuve, 2B
Joe Mauer, 1B Carlos Correa, SS
Miguel Angel Sano, DH Evan Gattis, DH
Plouuuuuufe, 3B Jed Lowrie, 3B
Eddie Rosario, LF Go-Go, CF
Eduardo Escobar, SS Marwin Gonzalez, 1B
Kurt Suzuki, C Preston Tucker, LF
Byron Buxton, CF Hank Conger, C