Houston Astros VS Minnesota Twins live match 10 October 2023
1 day ago — The MLB playoffs will continue on Sunday night as the Houston Astros face the Minnesota Twins in Game 2 of the ALDS.
Everyone needs to R-E-L-A-X. The first two games of the Minnesota Twins series ended in losses. Friday’s game was a 2-3 loss where Alex Bregman and Mauricio Dubón were the only Astros to drive in any runs. They ended up losing in the 11th inning, no biggie, move onto the next game. Saturday’s game proved that the Astros are still going to be a problem when they get down early. They have the ability to turn a game upside down with one swing of the bat. They were down 0-4, and who else but Yordan Alvarez hit a screamer of a grand slam over the strange right field fence at Target Field. Ultimately, the Astros lost the game 6-9 (nice), and lost the series. What TV channel are the Minnesota Twins on today? How to watch Astros vs. Twins ALDS Game 2It wasn't quite the start to the ALDS that Twins fans were hoping for, but all is not lost. The Twins fell in Game 1 to the Houston Astros, failing to start string and fully mount a comeback late in the game. Despite falling into a 5-0 hole, the team fought back in the seventh inning and used five pitches to create four runs while knocking Houston on its back. The end result was a loss, but it's hard not to feel confident after that sort of fight late in a game that seemed lost. Minnesota has an opportunity to bounce back on Sunday night and even the series before it heads back to Target Field next week. The Killer B’s Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images After fading in the late-00s, Jeff Luhnow took over the GM seat in 2011 and embarked on the most ambitious “tank” (intentional losing) job in MLB history: 106 and 107 loss seasons in ’11 & ’12 were followed by 111 in 2013—their first in the American League. A 70-92 campaign in ‘14 was cause for celebration! For the most part, the down-to-the-studs rebuild worked: From 2017-2022, the Astros won two World Championships, lost two others, and twice made the ALCS. Think about that for a second—Houston has appeared in the ALCS every year since 2017. Game 2 will feature perhaps the best pitching matchup of the series, as Pablo Lopez will go against Framber Valdez in what should be an absolute duel. The Twins offense waking up late against Houston's bullpen is one of the most encouraging signs we saw in Game 1. Both Jorge Polanco and Royce Lewis combined for four RBI on back-to-back home runs, showing signs of life that we haven't seen from teams in years past. Hunter Brown had a HUGE start after going seven IP with seven strikeouts. His control was significantly better than his first start of the season, and Big Game Hunter appears to be just fine. The Astros will hop on a plane now and head to Pittsburgh for a three game set against the Pirates at one of the best ballparks in the league. ALDS Game 2: Twins at AstrosFirst Pitch: 7:03 PM CT TV: FS1 Radio: TIBN Know Thine Enemy: The Crawfish Boxes In any conversation about the Houston Astros, it’s as easy to bring up their sign-stealing scandal as it was to bring up 0-18 in Minnesota Twins context five days ago. Glad that’s over! I’m not going to do that here. Not because the players on those teams are beyond reproach—I won’t begrudge any fan the right to boo or even outright dislike them. Carlos Correa included. No, the main reason is that I can’t imagine being a loyal fan of a team, achieving the ultimate prize, then having it devalued by scandal. How many conversations on a daily or weekly basis must Houstonians have defending themselves for “supporting cheaters”? Sometimes you want to just root, root, root for the home team. Call it being magnanimous or taking the high road (I’ll say hi to Dennis Green if I see him! ), but I’m a bit weary of the “cheaters” narrative sticking to a team and not its players. Despite Houston emerging from MLB’s 1962 expansion just a year after the Twins, the two franchises have rarely crossed paths. Francisco Liriano had a memorable mound duel with Roger Clemens in 2006 & Houston extended The Streak (RIP) to 18 in 2020—and that’s really about it. This is largely because Houston spent the majority of its baseball existence in the National League. Usually when a game like that ha gotten out of control, the Twins fold. Watching the team score four runs in an inning was the sort of thing that adds to mounting evidence that this team is built different and the series can still be taken over by Minnesota. Sunday night will be crucial, as a win in Game 2 sends the series back to Minnesota tied and with momentum fully on the side of the Twins. For the second straight day, the Twins game will be airing on FS1. Also for the second straight day, there might be some overlap that forces the game to start airing on a different channel thanks to the other ALDS game going on. The core of Jose Altuve, Alex Bregman, Carlos Correa, & George Springer was the best in baseball—until, of course, the sign-stealing scandal came to light and tarnished it all (at very least the ’17 title). Dodger fans—losers of that 2017 World Series—will never let it go Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images That brings us to present, where the Astros went a solid—if unspectacular—90-72 and snuck past the Texas Rangers to take the AL West crown on the 2023 season’s final day. They were 5th in total runs scored (compared to the Twins at 10th) & 8th in team ERA (to the Twins’ 6th). Pretty even in the overall reckoning, and the head-to-head matchups follow suit: Minnesota won the season series 4-2—Kyle Farmer’s home opener walk-off most memorable—but only one game was decided by 5+ runs. R. Richard, and Mike Scott propelled Houston to their first playoff dalliances, though never past the NLCS. Two bad hombres—Richard & Ryan Photo by Rich Pilling/MLB Photos via Getty Images On the backs of Jeff Bagwell, Craig Biggio, Moises Alou, Lance Berkman, and Billy Wagner from 1997-2004, the Astros made postseason play five times—four NLDS defeats (they kept drawing the Atlanta Braves) and one heartbreaking NLCS loss. The very next year Houston finally put it all together and made the World Series—only to be quickly swept away by the pitching dominance of the Chicago White Sox. Houston Astros vs. Minnesota Twins series recapThe Houston Astros vs. Minnesota Twins series recap is not going to be the most fun recap you’ve ever read if you’re an Astros fan. Houston dropped another series to a team that they should be beating, and the pitching staff doesn’t look as stellar as it has in the last six seasons. But, boy, do I have a surprise for y’all, it’s April. These are the same Houston Astros that we’ve seen throughout the Golden Age. Image via Astros broadcast This is par for the course. Astros fans freak out about how this team starts in April every single year, and every single year the Astros are one of the last four teams standing at the end of October. Again, it’s April, there’s no need to panic. Sunday’s game was the third day game of a three game series, and the Astros left little room for the Twins to win this game. Chas McCormick, my starting center fielder, hit a two run homer in the third inning to take the lead. The Astros never gave the lead up and ended up winning the final game of the series 5-1. Chas had four RBIs, and surely has solidified himself as the every day starting center fielder. Houston Astros vs Minnesota Twins Box Score - MLB 2 days ago — MLB should be ashamed that 90% of the fans can't watch a PLAYOFF game! This should be on a main broadcast channel or ESPN at the very least.