First Pitch: 6:10 PM Central Time
at Hiram Bithorn Stadium in San Juan, Puerto Rico
Radio: WCCO 830, TIBN
Know Thine Enemy: Let's Go Tribe
Game 2 of the series between the Twins and Indians in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Sadly, much of the island is experiencing yet another total loss of electrical power. The game is still scheduled and you can read more details about this situation on the Twinkietown.com home page.
There have also been concerns of rain but it appears the game will still go on.
The Twins hope to split the series against division rival Cleveland Indians. Last night the Twins failed to do much against Corey Kluber after an extended snow day vacation.
Carlos Carrasco (3-0, 3.48 ERA, 0.871 WHIP)
Carrasco is coming off a 3 hit, 1 run complete game. He has been his usual consistent self so far this year.
Jose Berrios: (2-1, 2.18 ERA 0.629 WHIP)
Berrios has pitched great in every other game this year. Meaning hopefully tonight he can avoid that trend in front of his home state (yes Puerto Rico should be a state). He threw seven shutout innings with 11 strikeouts in his last start and leads the league with a freakin 24.0 SO/W ratio thus far.
|CLEVELAND INDIANS||MINNESOTA TWINS|
|Francisco Lindor - SS||Brian Dozier - 2B|
|Jason Kipnis - 2B||Joe Mauer - 1B|
|Jose Ramirez - 3B||Miguel Sano - 3B|
|Michael Brantley - LF||Eddie Rosario - LF|
|Edwin Encarnacion - DH||Logan Morrison - DH|
|Yonder Alonso - 1B||Eduardo Escobar - SS|
|Roberto Perez - C||Max Kepler - CF|
|Tyler Naquin - RF||Robbie Grossman - RF|
|Bradley Zimmer - CF||Jason Castro - C|
|Carlos Carrasco - RHP||Jose Berrios - RHP|
Some extra reading, listening, and viewing material:
USA Today article on How Hiram Bithorn Stadium was salvaged in Hurricane Maria aftermath
Star Tribune article on the current power blackout and tonight's game
Tonight's game gives me an opportunity to feature one of my favorite rock bands of the late 90's/early00's Puya, who hail from San Juan PR. They mix latin, funk, and groovy rock with Spanish and English lyrics and feature a horn section and a bunch of percussionists. They are like The Mighty Mighty Bosstones meets Sepultura meets Mr. Bungle meets Santana.
Here is one of their more funky/salsa/latin songs Mire Niño
And one of their more rockin' tunes Oasis
GO TWINS GO!!