Rolling Oswaldo Arcia Hurt In Minnesota Twins Loss


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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.

Doubles in the ballgame for the Twins belong to Arcia, Eduardo Escobar, Josmil Pinto and Trevor Plouffe.

The boxscore for Thursday’s contest can be found here.