One hit and one walk.
That is all Ervin Santana gave up today, and he went the distance for the Twins—pitching all nine innings in their 6-0 clobbering over the White Sox. I mean, just think about that. Santana also struck-out eight batters and has a 0.41 ERA on the season now.
The other funny part about this game was the first inning—because that is when five of the runs in the game were scored. Luckily they were all Twins runs! The White Sox’s supposed “Ace,” Jose Quintana, had a terrible start to the game, bringing eleven Twins batters to the plate in the bottom of the first. Robbie Grossman doubled, Joe Mauer singled, Miguel Sano doubled, Jorge Polanco singled... and so on and so fourth—except Buxton. Byron Buxton obviously, SOMEHOW, struck out—but the Twins still scored five runs.
The sixth run came in the bottom of the eighth, when Robbie Grossman drove in Danny Santan on a single.
Quintana did somehow regain his composure and pitch 5.2 innings in the game without giving up any more runs than those first five in the first—but the key words here are “those first five in the first.” That’s bad.
Good for the Twins, though.
- Ervin “THE MOFO MAN” Santana - 9 inning pitched, no runs, one hit, one walk, eight strikeouts.
- Max Kepler - 2-for-4, 1 double, 1 triple, and 2 RBI.
- None—every single Twin got a hit and no Twin gave up a run.
ROBOT ROLL CALL!
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