Byung Ho Park, who has struggled mightily outside of a majestic dong last Friday night, worked a full count in the 8th inning, saw a pitch he liked, and drilled it into the left field corner. Trevor Plouffe scored, Kevin Jepsen got the save, and the Minnesota Twins got their first win of the 2016 season, defeating the Los Angeles Angels of Orange County, California Angels, 5-4.
The evening started as a classic Tommy Milone/Garrett Richards pitcher's duel, you know, like always. Both starters unexpectedly (well, at least Milone) pitched five scoreless innings to start the game, before the Angels got on the board in the top of the 6th on a Yunel Escobar double.
Whereas that might have proven to be an insurmountable, one-run obstacle, the Twins fought back in the bottom of the inning, with Miguel Sano and Trevor Plouffe both hitting run-scoring doubles to capture the lead.
With the wind at their backs, the Twins IMMEDIATELY GAVE UP THE LEAD, as Albert Pujols and Kole Calhoun jack jobs off Milone gave the Angels a 4-2 lead at the 7th-inning stretch.
Whereas that might have proven to be an insurmountable, two-run obstacle, the Twins fought back again in the bottom of that inning, too, with the third Ed driving in the second Ed, then Joe Mauer driving in the third Ed to tie the game at 4.
And then they fricking won.
- Eduardo Nunez. Went 3-for-3, pushing his average to a stupid .778, and didn't die when Sano ran into him.
- Joe Mauer. Got a nice assist after the Sano/Nunez collision, and a very timely RBI.
- Park. I mean, he was due.
- No duds tonight. It was a win.
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