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Berrios Buried, Boshers Bashed by 'Stros 15-7

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It didn't rain Astros runs, but it poured.

“Everyone, deep in their hearts, is waiting for the end of the world to come."
“Everyone, deep in their hearts, is waiting for the end of the world to come."
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I'm kind of glad there was no TV for this one. Jose Berrios had a berry very bad outing. He gave up two runs in the 1st and another four in the 2nd. After giving up a single and a walk in the 3rd, his day was done. I was really hoping "La MaKina ("The Machine" in Spanish but spelled with a "K" instead of "maquina") didn't mean a pitching machine. Berrios gave up eight hits in all, with three ER and a walk while striking out one.

Kennys Vargas hit a solo HR in the bottom of the 2nd to put the Twins on the board.

Max Kepler doubled in Juan Centeno and Robbie Grossman in the 3rd to make it a close game with the Twins down 6-3.

Buddy Boshers came in in the 5th and gave up another six runs, including loading up the bases and hitting George Springer for an RBI and a 3-run homer by Carlos Correa. Astros 12, Twins 3 at that point

Twins still had a little fight in them and Kepler hit a sac fly to right field to score Brian Dozier and Kennys Vargas stroked his second dong of the game with Joe Mauer on to make it 12-6.

Taylor Rogers came in to throw a little gasoline on the raging dumpster fire. He walked the first two batters he faced and then threw a wild pitch that scored a run. Another two Astros runs would score on an RBI single.

Eduardo Escobar, the Twins utility SS and emergency catcher, got a new job title to add to his resume: relief pitcher. After giving up a single he managed to induce the next three batters to fly out, although a diving catch by Kepler helped. He threw a 90 mph 4-seamer and also has a cutter and a curve ball in his repertoire.

Dozier hit an RBI double to make it 15-7 Astros and mercifully the game ended.

W: Fister, (11-7) 7.0 IP, 8 H, 3 ER, 2 BB, 5 K

L: Berrios, (2-3) 2.0 IP, 8 H, 6 R, 5 ER, 1 BB, 1 K

STUDS:

Escobar, Twins latest pitching phenom, 2 for 4 batting

Vargas, 2 for 5, 2 HR, 3 RBI

Kepler, 3 RBI, great catch

Tonkin, 2.0 IP, 3 K

DUDS:

Berrios, looked bad from the get-go. 2.0 IP 8 H, 5 ER

Boshers, 6 H, 6 ER and a BB over 1.1 IP

Rogers, 3 runs without getting an out

Rosario, 0 fer 4

ROBOT ROLL CALL!

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Buddy Boshers put on the DL with shoulder inflammation, Andrew Albers called up.

New gamethread up around 5-ish