The Twins only gave up one run tonight. The Twins also did not win. Most nights, holding the other guys to one run is enough. Tonight, the Mariners staff combined to shut out the Twins, holding them to four hits on the night, and collecting seven strikeouts in the process.
Jake Odorizzi looked pretty darn good. He gave up four hits and one walk, and struck out seven batters of his own over six innings. Matt Magill and Phil Hughes both kept Seattle off the base paths as well. The damage came against Trevor Hildenberger.
Hildenberger only gave up two hits, but took the loss. Dee Gordon lead off the inning by lining a sharp double to left field. Jean Segura followed it up with a sacrifice bunt. That would have been okay, but Logan Morrison committed a throwing error that allowed Gordon to score. Unfortunately, that one run was enough to hang the L on the Twins.
Robbie Grossman got ejected for arguing about a Buxton strikeout, by the way.
Jake Odorizzi: 6IP, 0ER, 7K
Matt Magill: 1IP, 0ER, 0 Hits
Phil Hughes: 1IP, 0ER, 0 Hits
Logan Morrison: 1 Error
Eduardo Escobar: 0-for-4, K
Brian Dozier: 0-for-4, 2K
Max Kepler: 0-for-4, K
Byron Buxton: 0-for-3, K
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Deveraux: First pitch 7:50
Don’t apologize for drinking a beer. Beer is good, especially during a rain delay.