While the Minnesota Twins have been backed into a corner and are down to their final strike in the ALDS, all hope is not lost.
Game 3 was brutal, there's no nice way to slice it. Sonny Gray got dominated, the Twins best hitters went ice cold, and everything that could go wrong did so to an almost comical degree. The series isn't over, though, and there's reason to believe Minnesota can climb back into the ring and force a Game 5 on Friday.
Joe Ryan will be on the mound, making his first start of the postseason. It's unclear how deep into the game he'll get, but everything is lined up for him to bounce back frmo a rough end to the season and channel the inner-ace Twins fans need him to be.
Some good news for the Twins is that Houston will be starting José Urquidy in what could be a bullpen game. Minnesota has dominated Astros relievers so far this series, scoring six runs off ten hits after Dusty Baker takes his starter out of the game.
If Joe Ryan can hold his own and the Twins bats can wake up after a horrible day on Tuesday, there's a very real change this series heads back to Houston for a winner-takes-all game on Friday.
ALDS 2023: How to watch the Minnesota Twins today (October 11)
Tonight FOX is airing The Masked Singer in its primetime slot, which means Twins fans will have to tune into FS1 to catch the game. It's a little bit of a bummer that Minnesota wasted it's shot to prove itself on national television in Game 3, but it might not be the last time we see them under those bright cable lights.
Game 5, if we get there, would also air on FS1 which means if the Twins want to be featured on a true national broadcast they'll have to reach the ALCS.
One thing to note about this game is the new start time. Originally the game was scheduled to start at 1:07 pm CT -- another horrid break MLB threw the way of Twins fans. With the Texas Rangers completing a sweep over Baltimore last night, the Twins-Astros game now moves back into the time slot that was earmarked for a potential Game 4 between the Rangers and Orioles.
This means no shadows, not need to find an excuse to dip out of work, and a primetime playoff game at Target Field.
Here's everything you need to know in order to catch tonight's critical Game 4 of the ALDS between the Twins and Astros:
- Date: Wednesday, October 11th
- Game Time: 6:07 pm CT | 7:07 pm ET
- Location: Minneapolis, MN
- Stadium: Target Field
- National TV Channel: FS1
- Live Stream: Fox Sports Go | Fubo