ALDS Games Two, 2019

On this day in baseball history we find the Mickey Owens passed ball, Al Gionfriddo’s catch, Mickey Mantle’s torn knee cartilage and the invention of the high five, among other things.

The early game is the Twins at Yankees, 2:07 PM PDT, TV: FS1

The Twins’ RHP Randy Dobnak will make his sixth big league start on the biggest stage you can get: facing the Yankees at Yankee Stadium in the postseason. He’ll face RHP Masahiro Tanaka, one of the few Yankees starter who was healthy all season. Tanaka has made five career postseason starts and has a 3-2 record with a 1.50 ERA to show for it.

Twins lineup:

Yankees lineup:

The late game will be the Rays at Astros, 6:07 PM PDT, TV: FS1

The Rays ask LHP Blake Snell to get them even in the series, while the Astros send Gerrit Cole out to continue what Verlander did yesterday. By the way, Cole was 16-0 with a 1.78 ERA in his last 22 starts of 2019.

Rays lineup:

Astros lineup:

32 thoughts on “ALDS Games Two, 2019

    • We started watching Brokenwood on PBS instead, and I couldn’t stay awake through that.

  1. Also, if I were pitching against the Dodgers, I would only throw off-speed pitches and cutters/sliders. Why not? We keep swinging at them.

  2. I am still trying to understand this Disquis stuff also I have changed my number.

  3. Hey RBI and Link
    What is going on? How do you feel about this season’s playoffs? I felt good about the Dodger’s chances until last night. Still I think they have a good shot.

  4. I keep replaying last night’s 9th inning. If A.J. had taken ball four, we’d have first and second, no outs. A shaken pitcher would then have to pitch to Muncy. After that, who knows? I really hope A.J. finds his groove. Not to mention Cody. Otherwise, we may not advance.

    • Cody is reminding me of Cody last postseason. From Houston MItchell’s Dodgers Dugout column in today’s LA Times:

      The Cody Bellinger postseason tracker

      Game 2: 0 for 4, 2 strikeouts

      NLDS: 0 for 6, 2 walks, 4 strikeouts, 1 run scored

      Career postseason: .164 (20 for 122), 5 doubles, 4 homers, 13 RBIs, 10 walks, 49 strikeouts