In a game most Twins fans hoped would result in the first win of the season, the Twins once again squandered opportunities and allowed (this time) the Chicago White Sox to take the lead and hold on. This time, it was Jose Quintana throwing six solid innings and Austin Jackson, known Twins killer, knocking in two RBI for the White Sox that dropped the Twins to a paltry (some would say terrible 0-7 start).
To be fair to Kyle Gibson, only one of his three runs given up was earned, thanks to a throwing error from Eduardo Escobar in the fourth inning with the bases loaded. Gibson ended up going 5 2/3 innings, giving up 6 hits, walking 3, and striking out another trio. The highlight for the Twins today was the relief pitching from Ryan Pressly, who ended up throwing a very solid 2 1/3 innings. He has yet to give up a run in 5 innings of relief, and has 6 Ks.
The offense left quite a bit to be desired today - the only RBI came from Eddie Rosario grounding out in the fourth inning. Other than that, the Twins went 0-6 with RISP. Slightly disheartening, if we're being honest.
Per Rhett Bolliger -- no team has ever gone 0-7 and made the playoffs. Yay baseball!
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The Twins are looking to secure their first win of the season by taking on the White Sox at Target Field on Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at 7:10 pm CST. Pitching for your hometown team will be Phil Hughes, who is looking to get his first win after a bummer of a loss in Baltimore. Chicago will have Carlos Rodon on the mound, who took another hard loss against Oakland.