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Twins 4, White Sox 2: Eduardo Escobar is my best friend

And I’m willing to share!

Cleveland Indians v Minnesota Twins
Eduardo Escobar, Paragon of Humanity
Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images

It feels like every recap I write starts with me saying how Twins starter Fernando Romero pitched a pretty darn good game, but the offense forgot how to offense. That’s uh, basically PART of this recap. It gets better though.

Yoan Moncada led the game off with a solo dinger to center off of Romero’s very first pitch. Romero would allow some runners in scoring position over the next few innings, but only Moncada (again) would score, being doubled in by Jose Abreu in the 5th. Romero would leave after the 6th, giving up 7 hits, 2 runs and striking out 4.

The Twins hitters, presumably just finishing eating an apple given to them by a witch, could not awaken their bats and figure out Chicago SP Reynaldo Lopez. Lopez gave up a mere one hit (and 4 walks) over his 7 innings of work. No, I don’t know who Reynaldo Lopez is either, but judging by this game he’s been given god powers temporarily like in Bruce Almighty. Not sure that series needed a third flick, God. Your call though.

Nate Jones relieved Lopez for the 8th and promptly got two outs. Brian Dozier managed to barely beat out a single. Eddie Rosario walked and then Miguel Sano smacked a single and Brian Dozier scored. Wow! That’s allowed!

Hey, who’s up now? Oh, that’s right. Ed. Obviously a three run dong to straight center followed. GOD BLESS EDMERICA, MY HOME SWEET HOME!

There was a pitching change while I scrambled to change the negative tone of the recap title to a positive one. (Thanks Eduardo Escobar, UGH) Luis Avilan came in and got Kepler to foul the ball off of himself, for a strikeout? Apparently that’s not a review-able play and no umps were paying attention so, okay then! Poor Max.

Fernando Rodney came in to get that sweet sweet save, and he did so with a 1-2-3 inning! Twins win! I’ll see you in 30 minutes for game 2!



Robot Rolling Call!

# Recs Commenter Comment Link
7 TawnyFroggy Mattsplaining
4 TJ Gorsegner Line Ups!
2 Petron31 Weekday day game gamethreads are slow, also an odd phrase to type
2 BeefMaster Your ideas are intriguing to me, and I wish to subscribe to your newsletter
2 Petron31 It's bad, and seems to happen to the twins a lot when the bases are loaded
2 TeamCrazyMatt (I realize this could be taken as a "mansplaining" thing; that was not my intent)
2 TawnyFroggy Looking at people still on the draft board
2 TeamCrazyMatt And yet it's still 2-0
2 TawnyFroggy Never seen a strike out foul off the leg before
2 Coach Farmer Petit had never before played 1B professionally before this inning
2 Coach Farmer Wrong reliever, but right team and sentiment
2 TawnyFroggy I have as many Cy Youngs as Nolan Ryan, cool.
2 TeamCrazyMatt "Gladden"?
2 TawnyFroggy Hello!
2 TJ Gorsegner NO SOUP FOR YOU!
2 TeamCrazyMatt "if we replay the pitcher's angle, I think we'll see what he's talking about"
2 Name-Game Palka better not destroy the spirit of the twins this series
2 Devereaux Hey townies
2 BeefMaster My radio is working fine
2 BeefMaster Pitchout + PB/WP is one of the dumbest baseball plays
1 EmeraldTwinkie Nice!
1 TeamCrazyMatt That's one!
1 EmeraldTwinkie Maybe it'll be one of those
1 TeamCrazyMatt 10 days from now
1 TeamCrazyMatt ESCY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
1 Name-Game Not ideal
1 EmeraldTwinkie TWINS WIN!!!!
1 EmeraldTwinkie Beat me to it
1 TeamCrazyMatt TWINS WIN
1 SooFoo Fan I have the power
1 TawnyFroggy ED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
1 TJ Gorsegner Whoa... I look away and the Twins score 4
1 EmeraldTwinkie WOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!
1 TawnyFroggy Names are the only fun part of the draft.
1 BeefMaster It makes me happy that the last-ever intentional walk wild pitch was by a Twin
1 Petron31 But not as much as walks haunt
1 Petron31 I'm full of hot takes. Errors are bad!
1 Petron31 Some hits would be nice
1 BeefMaster Can I hijack this thread slightly for MSP visitor discussion?
1 SooFoo Fan Wellp
1 TeamCrazyMatt Flashback time
1 James Fillmore Waking from nap
1 TeamCrazyMatt Welcome to baseball!!
1 TawnyFroggy I bought that CD when I was 8!
1 TeamCrazyMatt I just remembered
1 SooFoo Fan Minimum Kepler
1 TeamCrazyMatt Given that you posted this right after a balk

Gonna try get #Mattsplaining trending on twitter.