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White Sox 6, Twins 3: Not a great start for the rookie

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Rookie Zack Littell made his first start for the Twins in the second game of tonight's doubleheader. It wasn’t great.

Chicago White Sox v Minnesota Twins - Game One
I’M USING THIS PICTURE BECAUSE YOU ALL LOOK LIKE DORKS, YOU DORKS!!!!!!
Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images

After a 4-2 win in the beginning of today’s doubleheader, the Twins just couldn’t keep it together later tonight. I don’t want to blame it in Zack Littell — the 22-your-old who made his major league debut for the Twins tonight — but... he did kind of give up six earned runs over 3.0 innings? So like... I mean...? It was kind of your fault, Littell. Sort of?

What the Twins are supposed to do, is call in Matt Magill. I still refuse to acknowledge who Matt Magill is because I’m an asshole, but he’s actually been doing pretty well — posting a 1.53 ERA over 17.2 innings for the Twins this year, in fact. That is probably the scariest statistic I have EVER seen for the Twins and WHAT? I hardly known who Matt Magill is, but apparently he’s saving the Twins and he saved them tonight.

But yeah, apparently not even MATT MAGILL (*heaves into a paper bag for a second*) and whoever Matt Magill IS pitched three scoreless innings tonight! How about that? Trevor Hildenberger, Taylor Rogers, and Zach Duke each pitched a scoreless inning after that too... which calmed me down a lot from the WHO IS MATT MAGILL AND HOW DOES HE HAVE A 1.53 ERA OVER 17.2 INNINGS PITCHED FOR THE TWINS THIS YEAR? WTF?

But any-who, the Twins lost. They are now third in the AL Central, trailing the first-place Indians by 4.0 games.

ROLL CALL!

TOP COMMENTS YEAH

# Recs Commenter Comment Link
6 gintzer Hey, guys. Living the dream today. Skipped out early from work to go to the game.
5 Cbrolin or up 4-0
4 TeamCrazyMatt A Littell rough start to his debut
4 TawnyFroggy That's what....she..he? Said?
3 Hayden A GAME THREAD 2: TWINS-WHITE SOX BOOGALOO
3 TeamCrazyMatt One, two, three four five,
3 Cbrolin Tawny got double duty
3 Titus Decker Dear God, for my birthday, let Rosie hit a dinger.
2 myjah Rick Procello
2 TeamCrazyMatt You should know when
2 myjah I think we found ourselves the GIF OF THE GAMETHREAD!!!!!!!!!
2 Daniel Carlson Go Twins Go!!
2 myjah I was planning on going to the game myself!
2 Asthix Beans will haunt
2 Daniel Carlson Freddie Mercury came out a long time ago
2 Cbrolin as many times as you'd like
2 James Fillmore Oh ye of Littell faith
1 TeamCrazyMatt Had a relapse of concussion symptoms
1 Titus Decker I missed the first game.
1 montanatwinsfan he was a Littell wild
1 TeamCrazyMatt Not all of the credit
1 James Fillmore I hadn’t seen that one before now
1 TeamCrazyMatt Pregame footage of Sano
1 TeamCrazyMatt I did enjoy
1 James Fillmore Happy birthday regardless
1 TeamCrazyMatt Clearly the weather is not pleased
1 TawnyFroggy WOOOOOOO
1 TeamCrazyMatt Hence
1 Brandon Brooks Let's win or something
1 TJ Gorsegner Go Twins Go!!!!
1 TeamCrazyMatt No Weird Al love?
1 TeamCrazyMatt And to pitch in this league
1 Cbrolin but..but........
1 James Fillmore The biological Replacement for people my age gets out of it!
1 Cbrolin [no title]
1 James Fillmore I’d forgotten that
1 Cbrolin [no title]
1 TeamCrazyMatt DOUBLE GAME THREAD GO TWINS GO
1 bf4mvp I never feel like we're out of a game anymore.
1 bf4mvp Sadly
1 TeamCrazyMatt Can't spell Double
1 Titus Decker Its just such a great feeling,
1 gintzer Start getting nervous only when the Twins are down by 8 or more runs.
1 bf4mvp This might change
1 Cbrolin if I knew I'd tell you