Time: 6:10 (23:10 GMT) Vegas Line: -140 TEX / MIN +130
Weather: Around 85, Could Be Some Stormies
Opponent SB site: Here's the link, click on it if ya wanna
TV: FSN. Radio: Is There Anybody Alive Out There?
I'm running hugely late with this, so I'll put it up at 5:10 with the template from last week and fix it as I go. Work in progress!
Why is the dang Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame in Cleveland, of all places? Rock is basically awesome because of happy accidents; people who shouldn't have met, who met. Country music wizards met the African-American soul/gospel tradition in Tennessee. Boom, rock 'n' roll. Traditional soul/gospel singers met underpaid jazz musicians in Detroit. Boom, rock 'n' roll (and the greatest goddamn bass player of ALL FUCKING TIME, forgive my insistence, but I'm totally right. Just listen to this, for chrissakes.)
It just bugs me. Cleveland? Really? Memphis, Detroit, Nashville, hell, even Liverpool, I'd get. Cleveland? Not so much. And their SB baseball site has a bunch of really dicky site rules. I don't wanna dislike anyone, but Cleveland, you're making it too easy ...
Summon the pitchers. Trevor Bauer has a jerk's first name ("yo, I'm hookin' you up with my frat pledge bro, Trevor") He's having a much better season than Twins starter Tyler Duffey, because Cleveland fans get nice things and we don't. BTW, Duffey is right-handed. I know the numbers below don't indicate this. Numbers, my friends, sometimes LIE. Digits:
|ERA||H/9||K/9||BB/9||HR/9||OPS v L/R||BAbip||FIP|
|Duffey||5.20 ||10.4 ||7.7 ||2.0 ||1.6 ||.691/.906 ||.317 ||4.58 |
|Bauer||3.30 ||7.7 ||8.1 ||3.1 ||0.7 ||.644/.635 ||.279 ||3.57 |
|Hone Of NIN||Home Of Prince|
|"Smooth" Santana, 1B ||Eduardo Núñez, SS|
|Jason Kipnis, 2B ||Joe Mauer, 1B |
|"Iron Hands" Lindor, SS ||Miguel Sano, 3B |
|Mike Napoli, DH ||Brian Dozier, 2B|
|Jose Ramirez, LF ||Max von Kepler, RF |
|Lonnie Chisenhall, RF||Kennys Vargas, DH|| |
|Juan Uribe, 3B||Eddie Rosario, LF |
|Tyler Naquin, CF||50 Centeno, C |
|Chris Gimenez, C ||Byron Buxton, CF |