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Game CXLIX: Twins @ Mets

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Lugo. It's not a misspelling of Yugo or Lego. Nor is it how former Twins outfielder Mr. Ford volunteers for a beer run.

The Geico caveman, meanly leaving Jesus Of Nazareth hanging.
The Geico caveman, meanly leaving Jesus Of Nazareth hanging.
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Time: 6:10 (23:10 GMT) Vegas Line: -140 NYM / +130 MIN
Weather: Mostly Cloudy, Start Temp 74°
Opponent SB site: Amazin' Avenue
TV: FSN. Radio: Didn't Play Grandmaster Flash

The Twins can't have nice things, and the Mets can. To wit: they've had a lot of injury issues, and their fill-ins have been better than Minnesota's. Jacob Seth Lugo had a 6.50 ERA in AAA this year; he's usually better than that, and has been since his callup mid-August, albeit benefitting from an absurd BAbip. His best pitch is the two-seamer, and he has the usual off-speed stuff. He also has prominent ears, which makes him feel like my blood brother; I got called "Dumbo" in school. Aren't kids mean? Digits:


ERA H/9 K/9 BB/9 HR/9 OPS v L/R BAbip FIP
Santana
3.53
8.5
7.1
2.5
1.0
.680/.710
.287
3.90
Lugo
2.40
6.7
6.8
2.2
0.6
.643/.575
.250
3.41

Ervin Santana you know, and some of you want to trade him. OK. Lineups (note our hero, Rene!):

Bruegger's
Edible Bagels
Pretty Dozier, 2B
Jose Reyes, 3B
Hideous Mauer, 1B
Asdrubal Cabrera, SS
Jorge Polanco, SS
Yoenis Cespedes, LF
Max der Kepler, RF
Curtis Granderson, CF
Eduardo Escobar, 3B
Jay "Call Me" Bruce, RF
Eddie Rosario, LF T.J. "Hooker" Rivera, 2B
Lord Byron Buxton, CF
James Loney, 1B
Juan "50" Centeno, C
Rene Rivera!!!, C
Pervin' Ervin, P
You go, I go, Lugo, P