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White Sox 7, Twins 6: Total Eclipse of the Heart

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Twins get behind early and late rally falls short.

Minnesota Twins v Chicago White Sox - Game one
Tim Melville’s debut for MN Twins
Photo by David Banks/Getty Images

8/21/17 Doubleheader vs White Sox: Game 1

The Twins got on the board first with an Eduardo Escobar RBI single, but the bats stayed pretty quiet from there till later in the game.

In the meantime Tim Melville’s debut for Minnesota didn’t go as hot as everyone had hoped. Melville gave up 5 runs (4 earned) through just 3.1 innings of work, including a 3 run homer to Yolmer Sanchez in the 4th.

Nik Turley came on to relieve Melville, pitching 3 2/3 innings while giving up a slightly more respectable 2 earned runs, making it a 7-1 ballgame.

The Twins chipped away at the score adding a runs in the 6th and 7th on a couple sac flys. Jorge Polonco had the biggest hit of the day with a 3-run moonshot in the 8th to bring the Twins back within one.

Alan Busenitz continues to impress by pitching a scoreless 8th and bringing his ERA for the season down to 1.83.

Unfortunately the Twins went down 1,2,3 in the 9th and lose the opening game of the doubleheader 7-6

BOXSCORE AND VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS

Please join us for our Game 2 Gamethread

Studs: Jorge Polonco, Brain Dozier(2-4), Escobar(2-5, RBI), Busenitz

Duds: Melville, Mitch Garver (0-3), Max Kepler (0-3)

Thanks for the laughs in the gamethread with all the great Moby Dick puns you sea monsters.

Whalers and windbags:

# Recs Commenter Comment Link
10 Brandon Brooks Don't be a Dick
10 Brandon Brooks I'm ALWAYS saying that
8 gonzobob Let's just hope
8 Daniel Carlson As long as he doesn't do it on porpoise
7 TJ Gorsegner Now you're just harpooning the fun
7 Daniel Carlson Some Really Obese Groundhog
6 Brandon Brooks Probably wanna start with Slaughterhouse One
6 Daniel Carlson It would be a shamu if it doesn't go well
6 TJ Gorsegner I just want the Twins to bring him to Spring Training as a "Special Baserunning Instructor"
6 Daniel Carlson [no title]
6 TJ Gorsegner Ahoy!
6 TJ Gorsegner All these puns about guys named Herman who wrote about boats.
6 CG19 That sounds like hell
6 James Fillmore I get the win for calling Melville's max at 4 IP
6 TJ Gorsegner I'm just hoping he finally catches his White Whale of MLB success
5 Daniel Carlson Whale hello
5 less cowbell, more 'neau What if you have a reserved seat for game 1 and someone else buys that seat for game 2?
5 TJ Gorsegner That's a hell of a thing
5 TeamCrazyMatt He gon'salves all our problems
5 TJ Gorsegner MobydicKKK
5 Can't Read Good Feats of food that I'm not proud of:
5 Daniel Carlson Are you saying we need to coax Nick Punto out of retirement?
5 Can't Read Good [no title]
5 Brandon Brooks He's more of an Ishmael
4 Name-Game Gimi showing off the bare chest
4 Can't Read Good Look at all that chest Gimi is showing. Unbutton another button, big guy.
4 Can't Read Good "I hate it when my significant other does laundry"
4 James Fillmore I'm so bright my dad called me Sun
4 TJ Gorsegner I think TawnyFroggy would like to claim those honors
4 Coach Farmer Melville sailing through the 2nd
4 TeamCrazyMatt A free ride
4 less cowbell, more 'neau How about the coolness of Melville's 95 mph fastball?
4 Brandon Brooks No, Brandon
4 Brandon Brooks Isn't that that Eagles song?
4 Joel Hernandez Let's go Meb!
4 James Fillmore Jabba the Hogg
4 MNWildcat Their fault for not remembering his safe word.
4 Can't Read Good [no title]
4 Daniel Carlson [no title]
4 Daniel Carlson If Melville doesn't do well....
4 TJ Gorsegner People who remember their safe word
4 James Fillmore You bring the razor blades, I'll bring the speed
4 Panthers FTW it's his fault for not knowing his saf-
3 James Fillmore The Twins were bad