Cleveland checked in with just 13 quality starts on the season. Minnesota has just 10. This one had to makings to be more of an offensive outpour, than a pitchers duel. Klye Gibson had been roughed up in his last two starts, yielding twelve earned runs in his last two starts. Tonight, Gibby shut down the Indians, and pitched into the seventh inning for the fourth time this season. The righty from Mizzou was a bit all over the place in terms of balls-strikes. Throwing 100 pitches in seven innings with 56 going for strikes. In fact, Gibson has walked more men, than he has struck out for the forth time in as many starts. Cant really blame the guy since he leads the staff in ERA and considering he was on the outside-looking in, during spring training for a spot in the rotation. Gibby lowered his ERA to 3.50 on the season after his start tonight.
Rob Antony claimed that Eduardo Escobar would be the everyday short-stop moving forward, with the Twins making some roster-moves over the weekend. Despite the fact Florimon starting the last three games... Tonight Pedro Florimon started, but was pulled in favor for Escobar in the 7th inning. Escobar made Gardy look like the genius he is
(three innings later) delivering a go-ahead blast in the 10th inning. Eduardo is putting together a nice season, despite seeing limited action. Glen Perkins shutting the door for his ninth save of the year.
Eduardo Escobar so far this season: .333/.370/.500. #MNTwins— Tyler Mason (@FSNtylermason) May 6, 2014
Today marked the first day off for Joe Mauer, resting after leaving Sunday's game with back spasms. Sam Fuld was plugged into the second spot in the order, and went 2 for 4 in Mauer's absence, stroking his sixth double of the season. The rest of the lineup failed to deliver, going 0-11 with RISP tonight. Danny Santana aslo entered the game as a pinch-runner and then hit a infield-single in his first major league at bat later in the game. Thank goodness for, Gardy. Thank goodness for, Eduardo. Twins win 1-0.
Every player that went 0-11 in RISP