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Game XVI: Twins at Brewers

Carlos Enrique "Ricky" Nolasco super collides with Taylor Jungmann's 2016 persona as the Twins take on the Brewers in Milwaukee.

Roofed baseball!
Roofed baseball!
Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

First Pitch: 12:40 pm CST
Radio: GO 96.3 FM, TIBN
Know Thine Enemy: Brew Crew Ball

Twins and Brewers face off once again under the confines of the artificial lights of perverted science that is the Brewerdome instead of the broad, sunlit uplands of Target Field. For some reason, the Brewers play under some archaic rule that forces pitchers to bat in the lineup. Pretty weird I know, but that is what we're dealing with here so when in Rome Milwaukee...

Ricky Nolasco (0-0, 3.21 ERA) In his last start Ricky (He looks like a Carlos) got roughed up in the 2nd inning againstthe Angels before settling down to pitch 7 innings. His batting as a Twin has been less than stellar, he's got a .000 BA, but hey, he's a pitcher for crying out loud! Luckily for us, he's spent most of his career in the NL where he batted .138/.182/.178. Crap. Stupid NL. Jorge Polanco also joins the Twins lineup today.

In his last two starts, Taylor Jungmann (0-2, 9.00 ERA) gave up 8 runs on 8 hits in 2 innings against the Cardinals and a 3 run 4th inning against the Bucs. He had a 3.77 ERA in 119.1 IP last year so let's hope this years Jungmann nurtures some Twins dongs. He's sporting a .200 BA this year.

Today's Lineups


Jorge Polanco - 3B

Domingo Santana - RF

Brian Dozier - 2B

Scooter Gennett - 2B

Joe Mauer - 1B

Ryan Braun - LF

Miguel Sano - RF

Jonathan Lucroy - C

Eddie Rosario - LF

Chris Carter - 1B

Eduardo Escobar - SS

Aaron Hill - 3B

John Ryan Murphy - C

Ramon Flores - CF
Ricky Nolasco - RHP
Taylor Jungmann - RHP

Byron Buxton - CF

Jonathan Villar - SS

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'Sconie Fun Fact: It is illegal for any public restaurant, hospital, prison, school, or any other state facility to serve margarine instead of butter in Wisconsin. In the 1890's, soon after some French guy invented a butter substitute, "oleomargarine," the powerful butter trust good folks in the dairy industry got legislation passed outlawing or severely restricting, margarine to protect the wholesome cows and innocent cheese-eating populous. Most states had similar bans, thanks to the same lobbying, but eased restrictions during the depression and WWII, except for Wisconsin, which kept a ban in place until 1967 (to be fair, MN had a ban until 1963). Bootlegging margarine was a booming business for Illinois border towns, where stores had trouble keeping up with the demand for "oleo." A bill was introduced in the WI legislature to overturn the the law in 2011, but it failed, butter (and cheese) is still king after all.


Favorite thing to smuggle in from Wisconsin

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  • 4%
    Scratch 'n dent sale sausages
    (2 votes)
  • 7%
    Cheese curds with extra trans fat
    (3 votes)
  • 14%
    Sunday beer
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  • 21%
    Illegal fireworks
    (9 votes)
  • 51%
    The joy of not getting framed for murder in WI
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