Mike Pelfrey has at times looked like an interesting possibility for a Twins rotation that is nothing but question marks heading into 2014. And then there are times like tonight, when he's looked like Kevin Correia's plodding twin. Pelfrey got knocked around, allowing six runs in the first four innings as the Twins went on to a 6-5 defeat at the hand of Canadian baseball team the Toronto Blue Jays.
The teams traded runs in the first two innings, with the BJs opening the scoring with an Edwin Encarnacion sac fly and the Twins countering with a seeing-eye Chris Colabello single. Toronto proceeded to tee off on Pelfrey in the third, bunching three singles, two doubles and walk into a 5-run inning (a crooked number, in baseball parlance). Pelfrey did manage to eke out six innings without more damage done, but still.
Colabello helped make it interesting in the 7th, pulling a 2-run dong to make the score 6-3. He almost made it super interesting in the 8th, when he struck out with two men on after a Trevor Plouffe RBI single had narrowed the BJs' lead to two.
Josmil Pinto made it a 1-run game by creaming his first major league home run over the 411-foot sign in center to lead off the 9th. The Twins would get no closer, as the game ended on a strike 'em out/throw 'em out double play (baseball terms). Oh well. Better draft pick, huh?
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