First Pitch: 1:10 PM CDT TV: FSN 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.
|TORONTO BLUE JAYS||MINNESOTA TWINS|
|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|