It was the Twins who got the first run today. Brian Dozier hit a double, and later scored on a Miguel Sano single. They had a chance to add more, but Robbie Grossman and Jason Castro struck out to end the threat. If Gibson could have a good day, we had a decent shot of winning.
Kyle Gibson did not have a good day.
The first inning went OK, as Danny Santana threw out Ian Kinsler at home for the third out. The 2nd inning started with Danny Santana dropping a fly ball hit by Justin Upton, and then Alex Avila drilled a 2 run homer to right-center. The 3rd inning was even worse. Detroit went single, groundout, walk, single, walk, strikeout, double, single to score 5 more runs. Gibson was done after 2.2 innings, with 8 hits, 7 R (6 ER), 2 BB, 3 SO. Buddy Boshers finished up the 3rd, and pitched scoreless 4th and 5th innings.
The Twins got a run back in the 5th on Eddie Rosario’s second home run of the year, making the score 7-2.
A 5 run deficit is kinda doable, so maybe some fans thought the Twins had an outside chance of making this interesting.
Michael Tonkin came out for the 6th inning, gave up a single and a walk, but then struck out the next two batters. Then, he struck out Nick Castellanos and the ball got by Castro to the backstop. Two runs scored, as Castro had a tough angle to throw to first. A Victor Martinez double plated a third runner, 10-2, Tigers.
In the 8th inning, Max Kepler hit his second home run on a line to right field, this one of the “2-run” variety, 10-4 Tigers.
In the 9th, the Tigers hit a final nail into the coffin with a 3-run home run by John Hicks off of Ryan Pressly, 13-4.
OH I ALMOST FORGOT:
Chris Gimenez got the final out in the 9th inning for the Twins. He had about an 83 MPH fastball. Super utility player!
Kepler, Rosario: They hit dingers.
Gibson, Pressly: They gave up dingers.
ROBOT ROLL CALL:
|9||Ton Brady Quinn in The Fly 2||10|
|12||less cowbell, more 'neau||6|
|20||Too Rich To Write Checks||1|
Have a good week, everyone.