I was going to start the game recap tonight by saying that you can’t stop Oswaldo Arcia, you can only hope to contain him. The Milwaukee Brewers found a way to stop him though. In the sixth inning, the Brewers has Arcia picked off second base and after a run down, Arcia sprained his ankle attempting to slide back into the base. Arcia is day-to-day.
Before the injury, Arcia had another hell of a night. The night was highlighted by a grand slam that was smoked to right field to give the Twins a 4-0 lead. Arcia also got a double, which did eventually lead to his pickoff.
The lead Arcia gave the Twins wasn’t that big of a lead for long. The next half inning, ex-Twin Carlos Gomez hit a three-run shot to centerfield to bring it to a 4-3 ballgame.
Ron Gardenhire was one batter too late in replacing Kevin Correia in the sixth inning. A Kris Davis two-run homer gave the Brewers a 5-4 lead and knocked Correia out of the game. Later in the inning, Jean Segura hit an RBI single off of Anthony Swarzak to give the Brewers the 6-4 lead.
The Twins had a little rally going in the eighth inning, but could only get one run across the plate, Josh Willingham scored on a Josmil Pinto double. Milwaukee got themselves a couple more insurance runs in the top of the ninth when Jonathan Lucroy hit a two-run homer off of Jared Burton to give the Brewers the 8-5 win.
Kevin Correia didn’t have a great ballgame, but his ineffectiveness is no excuse for the Twins offense. The Twins had multiple opportunities to knock in a couple more, but couldn’t come through. Correia gave up five runs on 10 hits in five innings of work.
Another rare non-efficient start from a Brewer’s starter on Thursday night with Wily Peralta only going five innings. Peralta did only give up four runs on five hits and four walks, but was a victim to a very high pitch count.
Caleb Thielbar also pitched in the ballgame.
The boxscore for Thursday’s contest can be found here.