Kevin Correia did nothing wrong to lose the game on Monday night. Correia pitched a gem, especially if you are grading on the Correia scale, by going seven innings and only giving up two runs on five hits and three walks. That’s a good line.
An even better line is what Hisashi Iwakuma put up. Iwakuma went seven innings as well, but only gave up four hits while striking out ten Minnesota Twins batters. Yeah, it was one of those games for the Twins offense.
Brian Dozier and Trevor Plouffe recorded strikeout hat tricks during the game. Eduardo Escobar and Chris Colabello both went down on strikes twice to emphasize how horrible the Twins’ offense was on Monday night.
The strikeout heavy boxscore can be found right here.
It’s a four game set in Seattle, so the Twins have more opportunities to conquer in the northwest, but I wouldn’t hold my breath.
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