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Astros 7, Twins 2: You need to score runs to win

Who knew?

Houston Astros v Minnesota Twins
Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images

The Twins bats weren’t doing a whole lot today, unless you count not getting hits as “doing a lot.” They got on the board early mostly using the philosophy of “just don’t swing.” After Joe Mauer and Max Kepler singled (Keplers “single” probably better scored as an error.) Jorge Polanco walked on four pitches to load the bases. Eddie Rosario walked, hauntingly, on 5. Byron Buxton then singled in another run for a nice 2-0 lead.

Unfortunately Jose Berrios didn’t have the game he would have liked to, instead running into trouble in nearly every inning he pitched. A few double play grounders helped limit the damage, but when you walk 4 guys and hit another in just 5 innings of work, something probably isn’t clicking that day. The Astros trickled in a run in the 3rd, another in the 4th, and two more in the 5th. Alex Bregman tacked on another in the 7th with a solo dinger off of Boley Bosh Buddy Boshers, but it didn’t really matter. The bats were dead.

Jason Wheeler made his MLB debut, pitching a scoreless 8th. Unfortunately his 9th wasn’t as pretty and two more Astros were allowed to cross home-plate.

With the loss, and Cleveland’s win earlier in the day. the top of the AL central is now a tie. The Twins still have one more game against the Astros tomorrow, so let’s hope that doesn’t go at all like the rest of them have.

Positive thoughts!

Byron Buxton: 2 for 3 with a walk and SB
Jason Wheeler: Not the best outing by hey, made it to the MLB!

Kinda everyone else actually.

Robocall Rollbot!

# Commenter # Comments
1 SooFoo Fan 49
2 Joel Hernandez 43
3 badcoffee 42
4 TawnyFroggy 38
5 Brandon Brooks 25
6 less cowbell, more 'neau 23
7 twinsgirl197 19
8 montanatwinsfan 18
9 TwinsDingers 17
10 CG19 16
11 Rahil Modi 13
12 Gunnarthor 7
13 Nick Rothe 5
15 Can't Read Good 3
16 Asthix 2
17 Name-Game 2
18 Matt Maguire 2
19 Hayden Audette 1
20 Tillikum100 1
21 Devereaux 1
22 clutterheart 1
23 blackmankitteh 1
24 beezer07 1
# Recs Commenter Comment Link
6 TawnyFroggy I'm right here.
6 less cowbell, more 'neau I'm going to rec Uranus
5 montanatwinsfan Sums up my Tuesday nights
4 SooFoo Fan They announced it in his thumb?
3 TawnyFroggy 2017 Twins: Could be worse
3 badcoffee This post is a double jinx
3 Brandon Brooks K
3 TawnyFroggy Can confirm.
3 less cowbell, more 'neau That bullpen implosion affected us all in different ways.
2 Joel Hernandez Congrats!
2 Joel Hernandez Yup if this community can accept bad coffee
2 Joel Hernandez that walked haunt
2 CG19 If you keep using chemistry jokes, all the girls argon
2 less cowbell, more 'neau Or his dad, stalecoffee.
2 Joel Hernandez Luckily the Twins have a deep bullpen
2 badcoffee I don't think its quite there yet, but its a "must compete" game.
2 montanatwinsfan something, something, Uranus
2 TawnyFroggy the bottle?
2 TwinsDingers Buxton
2 badcoffee Thumby John Surgery?
2 Joel Hernandez As oppose to what the Twins batters have done tonight?
2 Brandon Brooks Jorge Polanco is one of my favorite players
2 Joel Hernandez And won't respond to emails on time
1 twinsgirl197 Ayyy I remember girls night...
1 montanatwinsfan Yes and I have a fridge full of cheese slices to prove it.
1 SooFoo Fan We didn't start the Fiers
1 SooFoo Fan Of course!
1 TawnyFroggy I always get all teary eyed
1 Brandon Brooks Yay Wheeler!
1 Gunnarthor Man, if Wheeler could have done that yesterday ...
1 Joel Hernandez it's the eyes.
1 SooFoo Fan SDSU is a party school
1 Brandon Brooks By the way, it's 20% of your grade
1 SooFoo Fan That would be a first
1 Joel Hernandez How about your ability to work on a team project?
1 SooFoo Fan Ughhh
1 Asthix Go Twins go!!
1 less cowbell, more 'neau More sausage
1 less cowbell, more 'neau You're a girl?
1 TawnyFroggy Yesterday.
1 CG19 [no title]
1 Name-Game JOB is the man
1 badcoffee He tore his UCL, they announced it yesterday
1 SooFoo Fan I've never had lobster
1 less cowbell, more 'neau Wrong
1 Joel Hernandez Speed will haunt
1 CG19 Who wants some LOBster?
1 less cowbell, more 'neau Based on 1 current MLB stadium I've been to, #1.
1 TawnyFroggy I can try make you all uncomfortable if you want.
1 badcoffee 2017 Twins: At least we aren't as bad as 2016
1 Joel Hernandez 2017 Twins: Come for the Baseball, stay anyways.
1 Brandon Brooks You may be boron em to death
1 Brandon Brooks "Toward the hole, through the hole"
1 SooFoo Fan It's the one we deserved
1 Joel Hernandez Likely story
1 montanatwinsfan You tell 'em bae!
1 Joel Hernandez Is your brother mediocre coffee going to comment instead?
1 badcoffee There is no coffee but BadCoffee
1 montanatwinsfan Nobley Gaseous, Nobley.

Consider Uranus rec’d.