MINNESOTA SPORTS FAN DAILY: Monday, September 25, 2017
MSF Daily: 9/25/17
Vikings Dominate Bucs; Offense & Defense Dazzles:
The hate was thick on Case Keenum this week. It wasn’t meant in a negative light from most. It was just a frightened Minnesota fan base that was seeing another season slip through their fingers. This time, it seemed to be falling apart before it even got going.
How I feel as a #Vikings fan right now:
Teddy Bridgewater is hurt
Sam Bradford is hurt
— Slade Williams (@sladewilliams17) September 22, 2017
And then there were those who were hating on Case directly.
“Case Keenum will start for injured Sam Bradford week 2” pic.twitter.com/msgn9lIi9c
— Doug (@fldougiefresh) September 17, 2017
Then, there were those who were calling for Colin Kapernick like so many have all year.
— 1500 ESPN (@1500ESPN) September 22, 2017
The Vikings have no credible backup to Sam Bradford, & Bridgewater won’t be ready until the end of the year. Just sign Kaep. This isn’t hard
— Patrick Fenelon ? (@Patrick_Fenelon) September 24, 2017
No matter your reason for hating on Case Keenum, you shouldn’t be hating anymore…..READ MORE
Everyone in Minnesota was worried about the #Vikings.
— Minnesota Sports Fan (@realmnsportsfan) September 24, 2017
Twins SWEEP Tigers; Magic Number Now 3:
This game was all Twins right from the start. On Saturday, the Twins waited until the 8th inning to make a comeback, yet they were able to pull of the victory by a wide 10-4 margin.
Sunday was the same margin and the same score. But, the domination started right away. Jorge Polanco was the 3rd person to bat in this game.
— Platano Power RD (@PlatanoPowerDO) September 24, 2017
Brian Dozier would knock in another run in the 2nd inning and it was quickly 2-0, Twins. From then on out, it was just a steady barrage of Twins hitting. Granite drove in a run with a SAC Fly in the 4th, Rosario snuck in an RBI and Polanco scored off an error in the 5th.
The Tigers also got 2 runs in the 5th and it was 5-2, Twins, heading to the 6th inning.
That is where Jose Berrios’ night would end. He threw a solid 5 innings, giving up 2 runs on 5 hits. He struck out 6.
In the 6th inning, Mauer singled, scoring both Granite and Dozier. A Rosario hit later and Eduardo Escobar came to the plate.
After 6 innings, the score was 10-2, Twins, and this game was as good as over. Ian Kinsler did hit a homer in the 9th inning to make the score the same as Saturday, 10-4.
FINAL: 10-4 Twins WIN
The Twins are now 5 games ahead of the Angels for that final Wildcard spot and the magic number is now 3. There are only 6 games remaining so this race is as good as over. You are going to see you Minnesota Twins play at least one playoff game this year. How great is that?
The Twins will take this 4-game winning streak to Cleveland where they will try to slow down the Indians, who have run away with the division. Even 1 win out of 3 games should give the Twins a playoff berth by the time the series is over. Monday will be a day off before taking the field again on Tuesday.
Tuesday Game Info: @ Cleveland – 6:10 PM – FSN
Pitching Matchup: Bartolo Colon (4-6, 5.33 ERA) vs Josh Tomlin (9-9, 4.98 ERA)
Lynx Lose Game 1 to Sparks:
The best-of-5 WNBA Finals didn’t get off to the start the Lynx were looking for. They made a desperate comeback in the 2nd half but it wasn’t enough. They went down 85-84. They will return for game-2 on Tuesday.
— WNBA (@WNBA) September 25, 2017
— WNBA (@WNBA) September 24, 2017
— Pioneer Press (@PioneerPress) September 24, 2017
Wild LOSE to Avs in Game 4 of 7 Preseason Games:
The Wild played another preseason game on Sunday. They played in Colorado, against the Avs, who were just in St.Paul playing here, the night before. We are all just waaaaaaiiiiiting for the regular season. It can’t come fast enough….
Colorado wins 5-1 in Denver. pic.twitter.com/9MaMfrSAbg
— Minnesota Wild (@mnwild) September 25, 2017
— Pro Hockey Rumors (@prohockeyrumors) September 25, 2017
— Star Tribune Sports (@StribSports) September 25, 2017
MSF Daily by Eric Strack @RealMNSportsFan