Francisco Liriano started for the Pirates against the Twins tonight, and luckily, it was one of THOSE Liriano starts. By "one of those starts," I mean Frankie gave up a homerun to Brian Dozier in the 1st inning, followed by six more Twins runs in the 2nd inning, and didn't return to the mound for the 3rd. Sorry Frankie (but thanks)!
The six runs in the 2nd inning all came with two outs. Francisco got it started with a wild pitch that allowed Kurt Suzuki to score from third. Brian Dozier then walked to fill the bases for Joe Mauer, who promptly hit a base clearing single (and anyone who complains about Mauer being "only a singles hitter" can go eat a sock). Trevor Plouffe followed up with a home run, scoring Mauer and himself.
The Twins scored another run in the top of the 3rd, thanks to a Suzuki double, Aaron Hicks single, and Shane Robinson RBI ground into double play (the Twins just know how to score). That was the last of the Twins scoring, but it proved to be enough. The Pirates scored one run in the 4th, 5th, 6th, and 7th, but luckily eight runs is more than four runs, so the Twins win.
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COMMENT OF THE GAME THREAD
Less cowbell, more 'neau:
"You're about to witness the strength of street knowledge
Straight outta Stockton, crazy closin’ pitcher named Eddie
From the team called Twinkz With Good Attitudes
When I’m called up, I got a change up
Throw tha ball, and Ks are put up
You too, boy, if I throw ‘gainst ya
Your coach are gonna hafta come and pick ya
Off yo’ ass, that’s how you goin’ out"
- Kurt Suzuki: 2-for-3, 2 Runs,1 Double, 1 SO.
- Trevor Plouffe: 2-for-4, 1 Homerun, 1 Double, 3 RBI
- Glen Perkins: 1 IP, 1 Save, 1 Hit, 2 K.
- Danny Santana: 0-for-4, 1 run.