I originally thought that the Twins would be starting Dillon Gee in this game in place of Jaime Garcia, who the Twins traded away to the Yankees. I was wrong. Instead, the Twins started Kyle Gibson, and it went about as well as you would expect.
That is to say, Gibson gave up two runs in the top of the first inning on a home run by Nomar Mazara. Gibson gave up another run in the second. And, okay, sure—maybe Gibson doesn’t deserve as much flack as I’m giving him here, because he did end up making it 5.1 innings, but that was just not an encouraging start to the game, and the Twins never came back from it.
The good news for the Twins is that... um... Eduardo Escobar is cute as heck? He made two great defensive plays and was laughing a lot, as always. Otherwise, it was pretty bad for the Twins. Taylor Rogers continued to struggle in the pen, the Twins batters only got four hits total, they lost the game, badda bing, badda boom...
Happy birthday, Bobby Kielty.
- Ryan Pressly: pitched 2.0 perfect innings with 2 strikeouts.
- Jorge Polanco: 1-for-3 with a double—the only Twins’ extra-base hit in the game. Also made some good defensive plays.
- Brian Dozier: 1-for-3 with a walk—the only Twins walk in the game (Joe Mauer did not play).
- Kyle Gibson: 3 earned runs on 7 hits and 2 walks over 5.1 innings.
- Robbie Grossman: 0-for-4
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Should Dillon Gee have started this game for the Twins instead of Kyle Gibson?
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