Giants Dump Twins, 6-2

timmy - Ed Szczepanski-USA TODAY Sports

Twins left all of the runners on base while the Giants did not.

The Twins' recent run of quality play saw starters pitching late into games, the offense making the most of their opportunities and sometimes both in the same game.  That did not happen on Friday, as Minnesota fell to the Giants 6-2 in front of a sellout crowd at AT&T Park.

Kyle Gibson lasted only five innings, allowing five runs on five hits, zero walks and four strikeouts.  The major damage was done by Pablo Sandoval, who belted a 3-run dong in the bottom of the first and gave San Francisco a lead they wouldn't surrender.  An Ed Escobar throwing error allowed another run to score in the third, and a solo Brandon Hicks dong in the 4th accounted for the rest of the Gibson damage.  Gibby falls to 4-4 on the season, with an ERA of 4.68.

The Twins did their level best to get back into the game against Tim Lincecum, with the notable and important exception of run-scoring, which they did not do their level best at.  They went 0-67 (rough estimate) with runners in scoring position against Timmy in six innings of work by the former Cy Young winner, with the runs scoring on a Joe Mauer triple (not a home run typical) and a GENE grounder in the third.

It was a weird game, is the thing you should take away from this story.

ROBOT ROLL CALL

# Commenter # Comments
1 twinsgirl197 42
2 WestRiverTwinsFan 34
3 SooFoo Fan 32
4 smookaj 28
5 gonzobob 23
6 kenzertz 22
7 whiskeyplz 19
8 rgreen16 13
9 twinsbrewer 12
10 jere.johnson.37 9
11 less cowbell, more 'neau 7
12 montanatwinsfan 5
13 Flip27 5
14 myjah 4
15 DavidGZ 2
16 Luke in MN 1
17 robert_73 1
18 Desert Aaron 1
19 DerTwain 1

CHARTS & GRAPHS


Source: FanGraphs

Have a great weekend, everybody.  If you have a three-day weekend, all the better.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Twinkie Town

You must be a member of Twinkie Town to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Twinkie Town. You should read them.

Join Twinkie Town

You must be a member of Twinkie Town to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Twinkie Town. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9351_tracker