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Game Thread #85: Minnesota Twins (35-46) @ Milwaukee Brewers (49-35)

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Going for win #50!

The new Walking Man walks it off
The new Walking Man walks it off
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Last night Minnesota Twins' (35-46) manager Paul Molitor had the lead in the late innings and used his bullpen wisely to preserve a one run lead and get the game to his closer in the ninth. Milwaukee Brewers' (49-35) manager Craig Counsell used his 'B' arms, and they held the Twins at that one run deficit into the ninth. The strategies both worked...until Minnesota closer Fernando Rodney blew the save and Milwaukee tied things up at 5-5 to take things into extra innings.

Then? The Twins had rookie Zack Littell for the tenth, and the Brewers had All Star closer Corey Knebel. No contest - Brewers 6, Twins 5. Sometimes your players do their jobs, and sometimes they don't.

Today Jake Odorizzi (3-5, 4.62), who did his job against Milwaukee in his last start against them, goes for Minny, and Junior Guerra (4-5, 3.05) takes the mound for Milwuakee. Travis Shaw is not a second base for the Brewers.

Minnesota Twins (35-46)

1. Joe Mauer (L) 1B
2. Jorge Polanco (S) SS
3. Eddie Rosario (L) LF
4. Eduardo Escobar (S) 3B
5. Max Kepler (L) RF
7. Jake Cave (L) CF
8. Bobby Wilson (R) C
9. Jake Odorizzi (R) P
Milwaukee Brewers (49-35)
1. Brad Miller (L) SS
2. Eric Thames (L) RF
3. Jesus Aguilar (R) 1B
4. Travis Shaw (L) 3B
5. Ryan Braun (R) LF
6. Jonathan Villar (S) 2B
7. Erik Kratz (R) C
8. Keon Broxton (R) CF
9. Junior Guerra (R) P

Poll

Will today's game be as aggravating as last nights?

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  • 15%
    No way.
    (13 votes)
  • 10%
    Probably worse.
    (9 votes)
  • 8%
    They're all equally aggravating.
    (7 votes)
  • 64%
    They're all equally aggravating, but this one's on Facebook, sooo - more
    (53 votes)
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