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Game CLXI: Twins @ White Sox

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What's Hector to him, or he to Hector?

That sound you hear comes from Hector hecklers.
That sound you hear comes from Hector hecklers.
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Time: 6:10 (11:10 GMT). Vegas Line: -115 CHW / +105 MIN
Weather: Patchy Fog, Temp ≈ 60°, Slight Chance Showers
Opponent SB site: South Side Sox
TV: FSN. Radio: A Dying Cub Fan's Last Request

It's Battle Of The Post-Trade Blues today. James Shields has been miserable since coming to the White Sox in June, Hector Santiago mostly the same after discovering Lake Minnetonka in July. Basically, nobody should ever leave California for the Midwest. Southern California is a paradise and you should all move there. I type this because I secretly hate you. Digits:

ERA H/9 K/9 BB/9 HR/9 OPS v L/R BAbip FIP
Shields 5.82
Santiago 4.87

In better days, Shields got batters out with his changeup, that went with a 90-ish fastball. The fastball's still slow, but the change is no longer effective for him. I blame it on the beard; just because you share the same first name with James Harden, doesn't mean that crumb-catcher is helpful.

Santiago may be pitching his last game as a Twin; the team can non-tender him next year. It's more likely to happen if they stock up on amazing starting pitchers in the offseason HAHAHAHAHA

Lineups (Mauer remains dead):

Jekyll Thome Hyde Thome
Brian Dozier, 2B
Adam S**t Eaton Grin, RF
Jorge Polanco, SS Tim May! Anderson, SS
Max Von Kepler, RF Jose Cash Only Abreu, 1B
Miguel Sano, E-5
Melky Discharge Cabrera, LF
Kennys Vargas, DH Todd Turnuv Frazier, 3B
Logan Schafer, LF Avisail SpyKamse Garcia, DH
Lord Byron Buxton, CF Carlos Elfestim Sanchez, 2B
Juan 50 Centeno, C
Omar Alas It Narvarez, C
James Beresford, 1B
Leury No Pun Garcia, CF