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Orioles 3, Twins 2: Welcome to the Fernando Rodney experience

A strange pitching duel turned into one hell of a game today, but unfortunately, the Twins came out on the wrong end.

MLB: Minnesota Twins at Baltimore Orioles
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Opening Day! Isn’t it great? Baseball sure was back in full force today, as the Twins took on the Orioles at Camden Yards in Baltimore. Somehow this game turned into a pitcher duel? Like I said — baseball is back.

Twins starter Jake Odorizzi certainly did his job, going 6.0 innings while giving up only two hits and zero earned runs. The problem, however, was that the Twins hitters did not do THEIR jobs, which is to score runs.

I know, I’m sorry, I am just trying to delay the inevitable here. It was a good game, the Twins fought hard, but they lost. The Twins lost their first game of the year in extra innings, after battling back down 2-0 to tie it in the ninth inning. It felt like the Twins could win this one... until Fernando Rodney had the bases loaded in the bottom of the 11th inning. That’s when you entire life flashes before your eyes and you know it’s over.

Adam Jones hit a home run. Walk-off. Game done. Orioles win.

Max Kepler had a really great at-bat somewhere in there, but I don’t even want to talk about it. Ryan LaMarre, Eddie Rosario, Robbie Grossman — they all played a part in tying the game up. But, honestly, I spent nearly five hours of my life watching this and I am very mad right now.

Leave me alone.