First Pitch: 12:10 PM. (Maybe.) Vegas odds: Back in the 50's tourists used to be able watch H-bomb tests from some resorts
Weather: Hoping A Hard Rain Ain't A-Gonna Fall, Start Temp 50°
Opponent's SB site: Purple Row, Purple Row
It's Wednesday, so it must be raining. Let's see if it lets up.
Today should be the most favorable matchup of this series for Minnesota, with Santana facing off against still-a-rookie 22-year-old RH German Marquez. Marquez relies on essentially a 94-MPH fastball and 80-MPH breaking ball; he stomped on the Cubs' lineup last week.
German's first name is pronounced "her-mahn" except by his teenage bullies, who pronounced it "fartmaster." 2017 digits:
Crap -- all those numbers look like Santana's due for a fall. Well, it won't be today, dammit! He has that cagey veteran's Will To Win.
And yes, the purple looks like it has reverse measles. It's to curse the Rockies, OK? I do what I can.
|Charlie Blackmon - CF||Brian Dozier - 2B|
|DJ LeMahieu - 2B||Joe Mauer - 1B|
|Nolan Arenado - 3B||Miguel Sano - 3B|
|Mark Reynolds - DH||Max Kepler - RF|
|Carlos Gonzalez - RF||Kennys Vargas - DH|
|Ian Desmond - 1B||Jorge Polanco - SS|
|Gerardo Parra - LF||Chris Gimenez - C|
|Alexi Amarista - SS||Eddie Rosario - LF|
|Tony Wolters - C||Byron Buxton - CF|
|German Marquez - RHP||Ervin Santana - RHP|