Angels 8, Twins 6: After crazy beginning, Twins just fail to bring it home

ET... phone home.... - Stephen Dunn

This game looked like it was going to suck after the first inning, but most surprisingly, it didn't. (Until it did.)

By the bottom the the first inning, the Twins appeared doomed. They went down in-order in the top of the first, and then, to add insult to injury, the Angels loaded the bases in the bottom of the first and proceeded to score five runs off Twins starter Kyle Gibson. The first inning ended with the Angels leading 5-0.

But luckily--these Twins don't just give up.

Wasting no time, Josh Willingham led off the top of the second inning with a home run (which Mike Trout spent a long time pretending he had caught, before reviling, no, JOSH WILLINGHAM OWNS YOU [sort of]). Kendrys Morales followed up with a home run--his first as a Twin, and against his former team. Kurt Suzuki had a rare ground out, followed by a strangle single from Eduardo Escobar. Sam Fuld singled, Danny Santana DOUBLED, and Brtian Dozier singled to tie the game up 5-5. Joe Mauer struck out swinging to end the inning.

It was cool that the Twins tied the came up so quickly, but it didn't last long. Mike Trout homered in the top of the third inning to put  the Angels back ahead. The game wore on until the top of the fifth when Kendrys Morales scored Brian Dozier on a sac fly to take the score to 6-7. But the Angels managed to take on another run in the bottom the the 8th off a sac fly from Kole Calhoun (what a Minneapolis name?), and eventually win the game.

STUDS

  • Brian Dozier: 3-for-4, 1 RBI, 1 Run, 1 BB. All around AWESOME.
  • Josh Willingham: Hit an awesome "EAT IT" home run in the top of the 2nd inning.
  • Kendrys Morales: 1-for-3, 2 RBI, 1 Run, 1 HR (first HR as a Twin, against his former team, right after Josh).
  • Samuel Deduno: 4 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 2 BB, 4 K.

DUDS

  • Kyle Gibson: 2 IP, 4 H, 2 BB, 7 ER.
  • Kurt Suzuki: 0-for-4, 0 BB, 1 K.
  • Eduardo Escobar: 0-for-4, 1 run, 0 BB.

ROLL CALL!

Tonight's top 5 commenters!

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1 SooFoo Fan 52
2 BCTwins 51
3 WestRiverTwinsFan 31
4 kenzertz 25
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