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Not a good game for Minnesota

MLB: Game Two-Minnesota Twins at St. Louis Cardinals Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

The Twins were unable to take both games of the double header tonight as they fell in the nightcap by a couple runs. The game started out great for Minnesota as Brent Rooker went deep for his first MLB home run. He has certainly been great since being called up and he’s showing he belongs up here.

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Okay sorry, moving on to the bad parts of the game.

Randy Dobnak entered the game on three days rest and in the third inning everything went wrong and he gave up three runs. Okay he actually gave up five but it would’ve been better if it was three to cap off that sentence. Dobnak hit two batters, walked two batters, and gave up two singles leading to him being pulled in what was his worst outing of the season.

The bullpen consisting of Caleb Thielbar, Tyler Clippard, Trevor May, Jorge Alcala, and Sean Poppen combined for 4.0 innings while giving up just one run. The run came up after Alcala got hurt and Poppen had to quickly warm up and get into the game. Overall a good day for the pen.

The offense never got anything going after the home run from Rooker except for a late Cruz homer and the Twins dropped game two. It was a big game for the team, but it’s always hard to sweep a double header. The Twins will have two off days and then face Cleveland in Minnesota.

STUDS: Brent Rooker, Nelson Cruz

DUDS: The rest of the lineup, Randy Dobnak