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Game 22: Twins at Clevelandians

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Win one for the... just win one already.

Minnesota Twins v Oakland Athletics
Just win already.
Photo by Daniel Shirey/Getty Images

First Pitch: 5:10 PM

TV: BSNO

Radio: WCCO 830, Audacy, The Wolf 102.9 FM, TIBN, twinsbeisbol.com

Know Thine Enemy: Covering the Corner

Ideally, the Twins will start winning today.

In actuality, who knows. (Despite being a Connecticut resident, I have evidently inherited some Minnesota pessimism.)

Reasons for pessimism:

  • The Twins still have yet to win a non-9-inning game in 2021.
  • It tends to come with the field when it comes to Minnesota sports.
  • This thread is being published a handful of minutes late.

Reasons for optimism:

  • Kenta Maeda on the mound.
  • Boomstick in the lineup.
  • Luis Arraez.
  • Byron Buxton.
  • La Tortuga is La Tortuga.
  • I was able to get this game thread to one hundred fifty words by adding an incredibly long, if not completely pointless, bullet point.
  • Okay, I lied, but then I got it to one hundred fifty words by adding one more bullet point to the list right here.

Let’s go.

Today's Lineups

MINNESOTA TWINS CLEVELAND CAPITAL C'S
2 - Luis Arraez - 2B 7 - César Hernández - 2B
20 - Josh Donaldson - 3B 8 - Jordan Luplow - CF
25 - Byron Buxton - CF 11 - José Ramírez - 3B
23 - Nelson Cruz - DH 9 - Eddie Rosario - LF
19 - Alex Kirilloff - LF 32 - Franmil Reyes - DH
64 - Willians Astudillo - 1B 22 - Josh Naylor - RF
60 - Jake Cave - RF 10 - Jake Bauers - 1B
8 - Mitch Garver - C 55 - Roberto Pérez - C
9 - Andrelton Simmons - SS 0 - Andrés Giménez - SS
18 - Kenta Maeda - RHP 43 - Aaron Civale - RHP