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Red Sox 11, Twins 1: Still counts as just one loss

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Yeaaaaaah, if you just want to turn off this game, that’d be greaaaaaaat.

MLB: Boston Red Sox at Minnesota Twins Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

You know, I had low expectations for Nick Tepesch going into this game, and though he still failed to meet those expectations, it wasn’t really his fault.

Despite the awful score, it really was due to an error from Jorge Polanco in the 2nd inning that would have kept the Twins trailing 1-0. Instead, the Red Sox pounced all over the miscue and added seven more runs to make this game a blowout.

The Red Sox took a 1-0 lead off a two-out solo home run from Chris Young in the 2nd. After a single from Sandy Leon, Tepesch appeared to be out of the inning when not-a-rookie Josh Rutledge hit a weak grounder to Polanco at short. However, instead of forcing out Leon at second base, Polanco rushed himself and bobbled the grounder for an error. Then the Sox went walk, 3-run double, single, 2-run double, RBI single, RBI double to quickly make it an 8-0 lead.

Recent callup Drew Rucinski did his best to save the bullpen by tossing 3 13 innings, but nonetheless Chris Gimenez made his second appearance on the mound by getting the last two outs to cap an ugly game all around for the Twins.

WP: Rick Porcello (2-4)

LP: Nick Tepesch (0-1)

S: lol

Studs

Robbie Grossman (2-for-4, HR, RBI), Jason Castro (2-for-4), Drew Rucinski (3 13 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 1 BB, 5 K, somewhat saved the bullpen)

Duds

Nick Tepesch (1 23 IP, 5 H, 7 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 2 K), Jorge Polanco (costly error in 2nd), Ryan Pressly & Michael Tonkin (combined 2 13 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 3 BB, 1 K)

Roll Call

Rec’d Comments

# Recs Commenter Comment Link
9 montanatwinsfan JesusFC, you guys are negative.
8 gonzobob Haha
6 montanatwinsfan He's young, pretty good looking, has a great smile and is destined to be worth millions
3 Kyle Edelbrock Molitor had shown no ability to manage a pitching staff
3 blackmankitteh Tepesch should be able to pick up his fielders at some point too
3 montanatwinsfan he's appealing
2 SooFoo Fan Hi everyone how's it going? Last night sure was gre.... Oh... oh dear
2 CG19 That was confusing and unhelpful
2 Joel Hernandez If Danny Santana get DFA then all jobs are in trouble
2 TwinsDingers TWINS DFA'ED DANNY SANTANA
1 Cbrolin I'm using it as a rally cap
1 badcoffee Your distant cousin was actually an African Prince
1 TwinsDingers I don't remember either, but it turns out it was a mistake.
1 TwinsDingers Yeah at least both teams arent wearing blue and blue or red and red
1 badcoffee BRING BACK TWINKLE TOWN
1 SooFoo Fan Some confusing and unhelpful things
1 myjah You missed the game last night?
1 myjah one dong
1 blackmankitteh and we thought Gibson is bad
1 badcoffee Well, that was a rather tepid start
1 wayback Top Twins promotion for 2018 - bobble-ribs
1 CG19 We have a starter who had a rib removed for 2 straight games
1 montanatwinsfan you just wait - we're gunna hit 5 consecutive home runs
1 wayback Yep, we have St. Ervin pitching tomorrow
1 myjah In my Q&A answers I wrote for Over the Monster
1 wayback Corey and Danny have lost all interest in the game
1 montanatwinsfan :disappointed:
1 myjah Jorge Polanco made an error

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