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.
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.
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Consider Uranus rec’d.