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
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:
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