Mike Zimmer is not a native Minnesotan, but he’s learning how to give a compliment like a seasoned local. “He’s a guy that kind of knows how to play,” Zimmer said about rookie offensive lineman Austin Shepherd.
The Twins are in immediate danger of falling out of a wild-card spot. They get another chance against Toronto on Tuesday (6:07 p.m., FSN) in the next in a series of critical games.
“Here you have two teams very close in the wild-card standings. The Blue Jays go out and get Tulo at short, Price to pitch and Revere to play CF. The Twins go out and get WHO?”
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