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Giants 3, Twins 2: This one is Tyler’s fault (simulated)

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Really it’s probably Jake’s fault too

Minnesota Twins v Toronto Blue Jays Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images

Today’s lineups:

MIN: Mitch Garver C, Luis Arraez 2B, Byron Buxton CF, Josh Donaldson 3B, Eddie Rosario LF, Jorge Polanco DH, Miguel Sano 1B, Ehire Adrianza SS, Marwin Gonzalez RF, Jake Odorizzi P

SF: Billy Hamilton CF, Brandon Belt 1B, Mike Yastrzemski DH, Austin Slater LF, Evan Longoria 3B, Buster Posey C, Brandon Crawford SS, Yolmer Sanchez 2B, Drew Smyly P


Preface, for those who don’t know: the ‘T’ in TJ stands for Tyler, so I can say this.

Guys named Tyler are all screw-ups. Its a fact. A whole spate of late-eighties parents cursed their children with the popularity of that name.

Tonight, Tyler Duffey proved it was true.

But first, we must check in with another name beloved of late-eighties parents: Jake.

Jake as in Jake Odorizzi, who pitched one hell of a game. He allowed two runs to score on five hits in eight-and-two-thirds innings pitched. He struck out ten, walked one, and allowed one home run.

The one homer came in the second inning, with two out, and Buster Posey stepping into the box. Posey unloaded on the first pitch, and crushed it to left-center. The other run that San Francisco got off Odorizzi was in the seventh. Austin Slater singled at the end of a 12-pitch at bat, went to second on a groundball out hit to third, and scored on a single that Brandon Crawford dropped between Donaldson and Rosario.

The Twins finally got on the board in the eighth inning. Luis Arraez hit a lead-off double. Byron Buxton brought Arraez home with a line-drive single.

Odorizzi got the first two men in the ninth inning out, and then Tyler Duffey came on to face Pablo Sandoval. The Panda watched Duffey’s first offering, a ball, and then turned on the second one. He laced a line-drive home run to left, to give the Giants another two-run lead.

Marwin Gonzalez hit a two-out solo homer in the bottom of the ninth for the Twins to bring us to our final score.

Notes

  • The opposite of Odorizzi today, the Giants used a bullpen day, and a total of five pitchers.
  • Marwin’s first homer of the year
  • Kenta Maeda is able to come off the IL, and has been given a rehab assignment in the minors.

STUDS:

Marwin Gonzalez: 3-4, HR
Eddie Rosario: 2-4
Jake Odorizzi: 8.2 IP, 2 ER, 1 BB, 10K

DUDS:

Tyler Duffey: 0.1 IP, 1 ER, HR
Mitch Garver: 0-4, 3K
Miguel Sano: 0-4, 3K

Tomorrow: Off day. Kansas City comes to town Friday night. First pitch 7:10 central. (Look for the recap around 10pm)

Standings:
MIN 21-16 —
CLE 21-18 1
CHW 19-17 1 1/2
DET 17-20 4
KCR 13-24 8

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