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Red Sox 9, Twins 2: Slow inferno in the rain

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A few runs here and there eventually leads to a blowout.

MLB: Minnesota Twins at Boston Red Sox
Keep drinking until you see a rainbow.
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After about an hour of rain delay, the shoulda-been early (for us) game finaly began. Twins starter Hector Santiago was quick to hand out the complimentary 2 run homer to Christian Vazquez in the 2nd, extending that Minnesota hospitality even on the road. The Twins prepared to answer in the top of the 3rd, but rain beat them to it. An hour-ish later play again resumed in a game I really wish would have just been canceled.

Drew Pomeranz came back in to pitch the 3rd for Boston despite having just sat around all that time. It looked like the move may have been a bad one when Eddie Rosario led off with a double on the very first pitch he saw. Unfortunately, he then TOOTed his BLAN so hard he had to go sit down in the dugout. Pomeranz then struck out Byron Buxton and Jason Castro because of course he did. In the third Jackie Bradley Jr. drove in another run on a play including a rare Byron Buxton throwing error, but the damage was limited to one. Buxton would later make up for this, singling in a run in the 5th.

Anyway, with the rain delay causing the bullpen to essentially be the surrogate starter, the game went about how you imagine it would. The Red Sox tagged on runs slowly but steadily, adding 2 in the 4th, 1 in the 5th, and finally 3 in the 6th on a 3 run Chris Young dong. The Twins bats were too soggy and slippery to pick up the mess their pen had made. Besides the aforementioned Buxton RBI, the only other run came in the 8th when human smile-machine Eduardo Escobar smacked a solo dinger on a line drive to right.

Former Twin Fernando Abad had Agood 9th, getting Polanco, Rosario and Buxton 1-2-3. With Cleveland losing today to Texas, the Twins still stay only .5 games behind. They are now 39-36.

STUDS:
Escobar: Dongtown
Rosario: Despite the dumb baserunning gaff, he went 3 for 4.

DUDS:
The frickin’ rain.

CALLBOT CALLROLL ROLLCALL CALL (ROLL)

# Commenter # Comments
1 Rahil Modi 25
2 CG19 23
3 kenzertz 22
4 TJ Gorsegner 19
5 Coach Farmer 14
6 SooFoo Fan 13
7 Joel Hernandez 11
8 TawnyFroggy 11
9 less cowbell, more 'neau 10
10 STRBCK 8
11 Panthers FTW 7
12 PDXTWIN 7
13 Daniel Carlson 6
14 montanatwinsfan 6
15 Nick Rothe 5
16 Tillikum100 3
17 Win-MIN-Twins 3
18 Asthix 3
19 myjah 3
20 Bb_referee 2
21 Can't Read Good 2
22 Name-Game 2
23 gintzer 1
24 Pfuath 1
25 blackmankitteh 1
# Recs Commenter Comment Link
4 Daniel Carlson [no title]
3 montanatwinsfan Looks like "Okay Thanks" is going to win in landslide.
2 kenzertz He's praying for more rain.
2 kenzertz TYPICAL SHORT OUTING FROM SANTIAGO!!!
2 SooFoo Fan This could be going better
2 kenzertz TWSS
2 Joel Hernandez Very quick shift of emotions ^ _ ^
2 Joel Hernandez Only place we are going is away from first place
2 TJ Gorsegner Busenitz could still make the whole thing look shiny
2 TJ Gorsegner Sounds like an overpriced cocktail to me
2 Daniel Carlson [no title]
2 CG19 [no title]
2 less cowbell, more 'neau T-Wolves signed Sideshow Bob
1 CG19 That was a 3 minute span
1 PDXTWIN The bullpen is not deep
1 Coach Farmer Granite should just be our 4th outfielder, not Grossman
1 CG19 Yeah, but that would mean Grossman or Granite starting in the outfield
1 Daniel Carlson I actually miss Blaine Boyer rn
1 SooFoo Fan >me trying to figure out this Twins bullpen
1 Rahil Modi This will be the first time we've lost consecutive road games since the 2nd week of the regular season vs the Tigers
1 STRBCK How fucking long is the leash on Breslow .... god damn
1 PDXTWIN Granite's chance will come in September
1 CG19 R.I.P.
1 Panthers FTW Melotakis...
1 Panthers FTW they're pitching for their jobs
1 PDXTWIN Over under innings pitched for Gimenez this game - 2.1
1 PDXTWIN Beltre go ahead homer in the top of the 9th, Rangers 2, Indians 1
1 less cowbell, more 'neau [no title]
1 kenzertz Career Hits leaders, active players
1 Can't Read Good I just like how he throws hit-able fastballs right down the heart of the plate.
1 TJ Gorsegner I still think "Mookie Betts" sounds like the generic Mobster in an old cartoon
1 TawnyFroggy You guys are so nice.
1 kenzertz Let's get it re-started in here!
1 less cowbell, more 'neau Sawx dugout has a waterproof roof
1 Joel Hernandez Belisle and Breslow are never leaving
1 kenzertz He's good against LHB.
1 less cowbell, more 'neau EXTREME CLOSEUP JOE
1 STRBCK The fact Bux even got leather on that is amazing !
1 Joel Hernandez I can make an audio book of the game
1 Joel Hernandez I will use my helium filled voice
1 Coach Farmer Well, Cleveland lost so we'll at worst they're not moving anywhere

Congratulations to Daniel Carlson on his stunning rendition of a milk carton.

Okay thanks.