While the Twins were swept in Detroit today, they did manage to put a run across the plate, which is something they had yet to do all season (ALL TWO GAMES!). Just because that run came on a Yoenis Cespedes fielding error can be ignored, if you prefer.
The pitching today looked about the same/as worse as it had the past two games, with starter Kyle Gibson going just 3.2 innings, giving up 8 hits and 6 runs. He walked 5 batters, didn't strike anyone out, and gave up a dinger to J.D. Martinez in the fourth before he was pulled. Gibson had a bunch of batters with two strikes, but wasn't able to complete the outs with the majority of them.
For Detroit, Shane Greene was as sharp as he needed to be, allowing only 3 hits (all singles) in the first six innings. He gave up just 4 hits over 8 innings, and allowed one unearned run on Cespedes' misplay. Other than that, Greene did everything he needed to in order to help the Tigers complete their sweep, with Tom Gorzelanny coming in to close the game out for him in the 9th.
Couple game notes for you...
-Chris Herrmann took a foul tip off his mask that pulled him from the game. That was the bad news, and the good news is that he passed the concussion tests and should be okay to keep playing.
-It took the Twins 24 innings to score their first run of the season. This gave the Tigers the 3rd longest scoreless streak to start a season in MLB history. Hey, the Twins made history!
-Paul Molitor made his first managerial challenge today. The play remained as called on the field. Oh well, can't win 'em all, right?
|7||less cowbell, more 'neau||31|
The Twins thankfully get out of Detroit tomorrow, and take on the Chicago White Sox at the Cell at 3:10 pm CST. Probable starters are Tommy Milone for Minnesota and Hector Noesi for Chicago. Make sure you stop by Twinkie Town for all your gametime info!