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Game 36: Colorado Rockies @ Minnesota Twins

Your friend, Ervin Santana, tries to even the series. His friends will try to help. Unless the Twins all hate each other and none are friends.

You broke my heart, Justin. You broke my heart.
You broke my heart, Justin. You broke my heart.
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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°

TV: FSN. Radio: Free Gladden Rain Delay Anecdotes About Jockstraps

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:

german blah

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.

Today's Lineups

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