Eddie Rosario had a big night for the Twins with 2 RBI doubles and a HR but a late 3 run Home Run by the Dodgers Cody Bellinger cost the lead and the game as the Dodgers take game one of the series 6-4.
Bartolo Colon had an fairly excellent night on the mound against the best team in baseball. He made quick work of the Dodgers allowing only 3 hits with no walks through the first 4 ininngs.
The Twins meanwhile got on the board first in the 4th on an RBI Double by Eddie Rosario and another RBI Double a couple batters later by Jason Castro scoring Rosario to make it a 2-0 ballgame. Robbie Grossman also appeared to score on the play but was ruled out after a long review challenge by the Twins. According to the broadcast team the Twins challenged that the Catcher blocked the basepath and not the actual ruling on the field.
In the 5th Colon was not quite as Big & Sexy as his first 4 innings giving up back to back Home Runs to Yasmani Grandal and Joc Pederson tying the game at 2. A Yasiel Puig triple would lead to another run on a Chris Taylor single with the Dodgers taking the lead 3-2.
Eddie Rosario would answer back again in the 6th with a solo shot to left, his 11th on the year to tie things up again at 3. The Twins missed a good scoring opportunity later in the inning with the bases loaded and no outs but failed to bring any more runs home.
In the 7th after a scary Miguel Sano hit-by-pitch Rosario came up big again with another RBI double to left scoring Sano to give the Twins the lead again at 4-3.
Buddy Boshers and Matt Belisle on in relief of Colon would pitch solid 6th and 7th innings keeping the Twins on top going into the 8th when the normally reliable Taylor Rogers gave up a 3 run shot to Cody Bellinger putting the Dodgers out front for good with a final score of 6-3.
Note: Kyle Gibson was optioned to Rochester following the game so it looks like Mr. Colon might have earned his stay on the team at least for the time being.
STUDS: Eddie Rosario, Jason Castro (2-4) , Bartolo Colon (1 sexy sac bunt)
DUDS: Brian Dozier (0-5), Taylor Rogers, Replay Umps
|5||Can't Read Good||29|
|10||less cowbell, more 'neau||14|