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Game 69: Chicago White Sox @ Minnesota Twins

Now we've been happy, lately. Thinking about the good things to come.

Berrios wishes peace to all on this most reciprocally-numbered game of the season.
Berrios wishes peace to all on this most reciprocally-numbered game of the season.
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First Pitch: 7:10 PM. Vegas odds: -190 MIN / CHW +170

Weather: Overcast, Possible Rain, Start Temp 75°

TV: FSN. Radio: 411 On The 3-4-1

Opponent's SB site: SouthSideSox

Chicago long reliever/starter David Holmberg is probably better at moving than you. Originally drafted by the ChiSox, he was traded to Arizona, who traded him to Cincinnati. Then he signed as a free agent with Atlanta. They let him walk, and now he's back on the South Side.

Why so little love? Does Holmberg have stinky farts? While that's entirely possible, Holberg's biggest issue is his velocity. He doesn't have any, averaging around 88-89 on the fastball, and surviving on his breaking pitches. Give him credit for staying in MLB to this point -- he's very reminiscent of Tommy Milone. (And wouldn't you rather the Twins had some sixth starter like that, rather than the grab bag of Wilk clones they've been scrounging together?)

Today's digits are a Battle Of The Unsustainable Peripherals:

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Obviously, those BAbips are both weird, so I dunno, we'll see.

Would you like to know the REALLY interesting thing about David Holmberg, though?

The really interesting thing about David Holmberg is that there's nothing remotely interesting about David Holmberg.

I had a slow night at work, so I went through Google page after page looking for something about him. Does he have a cat named "Mucous?" Collect heirloom lutefisk seeds? C'mon, Dave, gimme something.

Nope. Every article I found, back to his high school days, was full of respect for coaches and love for parents and "Bull Durham"-worthy cliches. We may actually have discovered a player duller than Joe Mauer. And Mauer breaks out a moonwalk sometimes at parties, so that at least shows SOME personality.

Today's Lineups

Alen Hanson - RF Brian Dozier - 2B
Melky Cabrera - LF Eduardo Escobar - 3B
Jose Abreu - 1B Miguel Sano - DH
Avisail Garcia - DH Robbie Grossman - LF
Matt Davidson - 3B Kennys Vargas - 1B
Yolmer Sanchez - 2B Max Kepler - RF
Tim Anderson - SS Byron Buxton - CF
Omar Narvaez - C Ehire Adrianza - SS
Adam Engel - CF Jason Castro - C
David Holmberg - LHP Jose Berrios - RHP