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Dodgers 6, Twins 2: What just happened?

Did somebody spike my drink with hallucinogens?

Minnesota Twins v Los Angeles Dodgers
The Twins outfield (?) during an eighteen-minute rule (?) delay?
Photo by Harry How/Getty Images

The Twins dropped their second straight game Tuesday night, as the not-of-Anaheim Los Angles Dodgers rolled them 6-2. Jose Berrios was okay until the fourth inning when he suddenly blew up into pieces (aka gave up four runs). While it wasn’t ideal, things were still relatively normal.

Then the sixth inning rolled around.

In the bottom of that inning, with two outs while the Dodgers were batting, Twins manager Paul Molitor proceeded to make what was probably the longest double switch in the history of baseball. It lasted eighteen minutes. It was so bizarre I even wrote a separate blog post just about it.

I guess that’s why they say you’ve never seen everything in baseball. I’ve never seen something like that.

At the end of the eighteen minutes, though, it didn’t go the Twins’ way. At least I don’t think? They had to take Eddie Rosario out of left field and move infielder Ehire Adrianza out there to take his place, which makes me assume it didn’t go the way the Twins wanted.

To add insult to injury, the Dodgers proceeded to score two more runs against the Twins that inning. OBVIOUSLY, the first play after the lineup hub-bub involved a semi-botched catch by Adrianza (infielder) playing in the outfield. Because of a botched double switch.

With the loss, the Twins are now below .500 on the year.

Of course. Right. Great.

STUDS

  • Joe Mauer: 1-for-2 with 2 walks.
  • Alan Busenitz: 1.0 inning pitched, 1 hit, 0 walks, 0 runs.

duds

  • Paul Molitor and/or Umpires: CAN’T ANYONE HERE PLAY THIS GAME!?!

ROLL CALL!