Iwakuma Punches Out Ten As Minnesota Twins Fall In Seattle


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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.

Oswaldo Arcia registered two hits with one being a double, plus Kendrys Morales and Brian Dozier hit singles, but that is all the offense the Twins could muster in Seattle.

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 Mariners put up both their runs on two solo homers. One came in the second inning from Mike Zunino and the other in the seventh via Michael Saunders.

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.