Today's season opener in Baltimore started off with a prolonged "rain" delay, during which it didn't actually rain that much. The game started and went two innings before an actual rain delay started, knocking out both Twins' starter Ervin Santana and the Orioles' starter Chris Tillman. That might have actually been a good thing for the Twins, seeing as Tillman struck out 5 of the Twins' batters in a row before the second delay started.
Eduardo Escobar came back after the rain delay with a 3rd inning, lead-off double, but failed to score. No scoring happened on either side until the bottom of the 5th inning, when Adam Jones hit a double into right field that was woefully played by Miguel Sano. So, um, yeah.
The Orioles led 2-0 entering the 7th inning, when the Twins luckily came to life! Eddie Rosario doubled, and Byung-Ho Park was hit by a pitch. Our hero, yet again, Eduardo Escobar came up with a double to drive in Rosario, and Park was later driven in by a sac-fly from Kurt Suzuki to tie the game 2-2.
But the Twins wouldn't score again. They lost on a walk-off hit by Matt Wieters of the Orioles in the bottom of the 9th. Considering the Twins hadn't even made it to third base by this time last year, we can call it a moral victory. Right?
Here are our TOP TEN game thread posters for Opening Day:
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