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Mariners 3, Twins 1: Berrios strong, but bats silent against Leake

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The Twins lineup couldn’t figure out Mike Leake, as the Mariners complete the sweep.

Minnesota Twins v Seattle Mariners Photo by Stephen Brashear/Getty Images

This game started out on a strong note, with the Twins scoring the first run in the 2nd inning . Eddie Rosario singled, and then Eduardo Escobar doubled to drive him in.

Jose Berrios was sharp today, but allowed a solo home run to Kyle Seager in the 4th inning to tie the game at 1. He worked his way out of a bases-loaded jam with a strikeout of Mitch Haniger, and pop-up by Nelson Cruz. The crazy thing is it didn’t look like he had his best stuff today and he still pitched well.

The Twins lineup really struggled against Mike Leake, who pitched 8 innings allowing just 4 hits and 1 run.

In the 8th, Berrios gave up a 1-out walk and was replaced with Ryan Pressly. Pressly struck out Nelson Cruz, and then Zach Duke came in to face the lefty Seager. Duke gave up a single to right and was replaced by Addison Reed. Ryon Healy promptly lined a double into the gap in left-center, scoring 2 runs. That closed the book on Berrios’ outing: 7.1 IP, 8 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 8 K.

Former Twin Chris Herrmann hit a single, but Byron Buxton threw out Healy at the plate, ending the inning with the Mariners up 3-1.

It was not a good showing by the Twins offense this series, as they scored just 5 runs in 3 games. The 6-9 batters in the lineup today went 0-12.

Studs:

Jose Berrios, The Two Eds.

Duds:

The rest of the lineup: 1-27

Notes:

  • Some good news, as it looks like Joe Mauer is progressing nicely so far, and possibly will be available for the Cleveland series.
  • Brian Dozier’s modest 5-game hit streak is over after a 0-4 game.
  • It’s Jose Berrios’ birthday today. Happy Birthday, Jose! Sorry about the loss and stuff.

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Enjoy your week, everybody!