clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Twins 8, Blue Jays 3: Morrison and Kepler found their bats

Mejia get run support, and the bullpen doesn’t blow it.

MLB: Minnesota Twins at Toronto Blue Jays Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports

Adalberto Mejia has made two starts for the Twins this season. In those two starts, the offense has combined for seventeen runs. Eight came tonight, and it was mainly driven by a couple guys who need a strong second half.

Logan Morrison had two hits tonight, but he made them count. He started out with a two-RBI single in the third. He followed that with his twelfth home run of the year, a solo dong in the fifth.

Max Kepler followed that blast with one of his own. The two-run shot was his thirteenth of the year.

As for the rest of the Twins scoring, it happened early, and it happened often tonight.

Before Adalberto Mejia even took the mound, he was staked a two-run lead. Joe Mauer hit a double to start things off, and Eduardo Escobar tripled to bring him in.

The Twins added two more in the fourth, with Joe Mauer and Escobar collecting the RBI’s on a single each, and you know about the fireworks in the fifth, but that would be all the runs the Twins scored today.

Toronto threatened a bit in the first, but Mejia worked out of the jam. The only run he surrendered was a solo dong in the bottom of the third to Lourdes Gurriel Jr.

The other two Toronto runs were scored in the ninth, because of the Fernando Rodney Experience, and defensive indifference.

Eduardo Escobar, Brian Dozier, and Eddie Rosario all left the game early today. Per Rhett Bollinger, it was just to give them a break, and no trades yet


Logan Morrison: 2-5, HR, 3RBI

Max Kepler: 1-4, HR, 2RBI

Eduardo Escobar: 2-3, 3B, 2RBI

Joe Mauer: 3-5, 2B, RBI





EmeraldTwinkie: Wait, Belisle pitched out of a jam? LoMo is knocking in runs? What the hell is going on?

Yeah, I dunno either. I suspect its a cold day in hell or something.