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Game 149: Blue Jays at Twins

Everything is falling apart! PANIC.

Hello darkness my old friend
Hello darkness my old friend
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First Pitch: 1:10 PM CDT
Radio: TIBN, Go 96.3
Be aware of: Bluebird Banter

A couple of days ago, the Twins were looking pretty good at 3 games ahead of the Angels in the wild card standings. Now with back to back losses paired with back to back wins by LAA, that lead is just 1 again. Looks like the dream of the Twins pulling away late into this season isn't happening. Gonna have to grit our teeth through the end of the season. Hoping to be a stopper today will be Kyle Gibson.

We've been seeing vintage "Good Gibby" lately, which is refreshing. In his last 5 starts he's pitched to a 1.38 ERA over 32.2 IP. The peripherals aren't shabby either, with 3 walks compared to 26 strikeouts. He faced Toronto on August 22nd and threw 6.2 IP allowing just 2 runs. I'd take a similar performance today.

Today's Lineups

Ezequiel Carrera - RF Brian Dozier - 2B
Josh Donaldson - 3B Joe Mauer - 1B
Justin Smoak - 1B Jorge Polanco - SS
Jose Bautista - DH Eddie Rosario - LF
Michael Saunders - LF Byron Buxton - CF
Kevin Pillar - CF Max Kepler - RF
Ryan Goins - 2B Eduardo Escobar - 3B
Raffy Lopez - C Jason Castro - C
Richard Urena - SS Robbie Grossman - DH
Joe Biagini - RHP Kyle Gibson - RHP