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Game 40: Brewers @ Twins

Milwaukee is in second place in their division, behind... Pittsburgh? I'm telling ya folks, the End Times are upon us.

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Who is this cheeky young devil?
Who is this cheeky young devil?
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Time: 7:10 Central. Vegas Line: -140 MIN / MIL +120
Weather: Partly Cloudy, Start Temp 82°
Opponent's SB Site: Brew Crew Ball
TV: FSN. Radio: Listen to Twins broadcasters here, but catch Bob Uecker if possible

Looking up the stats on Milwaukee lefty Brent Suter, I saw that BRef listed his nickname as "The Raptor." That is a strange nickname; he doesn't look especially reptilian. So I looked up where the name came from, and found this very fun interview. (Apparently somebody said he runs kinda like a raptor.)

Here's a heck of a thing. He met his future wife in second grade, but they "never really hung out in the same groups." Well, yeah, duh. It's second grade! Boys don't hang out with girls, they're grody!

Then he met her again... in college. Oh, and what college? Friggin' Harvard. (Good thing he didn't go with his other choice, MIT.)

Suter throws the usual four pitches, only not very hard at all: his fastball tops out at 86. He relies on a slight cutting movement and a deceptive delivery. Much better against lefties than righties, digits:


Take away those walks, and Gibson's having an All-Star season so far. If you wonder "where has this guy been all my life," Bryz had a rundown here.

Today's Lineups

Lorenzo Cain - CF Sexx Dragon - 1B
Christian Yelich - LF Brian Dozier - 2B
Jesus Aguilar - 1B Eddie Rosario - LF
Travis Shaw - 3B Eduardo Escobar - 3B
Domingo Santana - RF Max Kepler - RF
Ji-Man Choi - DH Robbie Grossman - DH
Jonathan Villar - 2B Byron Buxton - CF
Manny Pina - C Ehire Adrianza - SS
Orlando Arcia - SS Bobby Wilson - C
(yes he's Oswaldo's brother)
Brent Suter - LHP Kyle Gibson - RHP