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
Molitor said it was “just a blow” to take Escobar, Dozier and Rosario out of the game early. No trades.— Rhett Bollinger (@RhettBollinger) July 24, 2018
Logan Morrison: 2-5, HR, 3RBI
Max Kepler: 1-4, HR, 2RBI
Eduardo Escobar: 2-3, 3B, 2RBI
Joe Mauer: 3-5, 2B, RBI
NO DUDS TWINS WIN
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Yeah, I dunno either. I suspect its a cold day in hell or something.