Minnesota Twins Can’t Figure Out Orioles Pitching
The Minnesota Twins lose to Orioles 4-1
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The Minnesota Twins fell to 8-7 in spring action with a 4-1 loss to the Baltimore Orioles this evening. Taylor Rogers got the start and went 2 scoreless innings. Rogers is not expected to contend for a spot in the opening day rotation. If he is to make the team, it’ll be as a second lefty out of the ‘pen—a scenario which is not much likelier. Why was Rogers starting then? If he doesn’t land the bullpen lefty role, he’ll slot in the Red Wings’ rotation.
The Orioles didn’t get on the board until the 4th inning when Ryan Pressly allowed a solo shot. Aside from that one mistake, Pressly was effective: 2 innings, 4 Ks. After Fernando Abad scoreless inning and a third, the Orioles struck again with 2 runs in the 6th. J.R Graham earned both runs. In the 7th Alex Meyer allowed a run to give the Orioles a 4-0 lead.
Offensively, Minnesota was stymied by O’s starter Mike Wright over a 5 inning start and the relievers who took over for him.It wasn’t until the 8th inning that the Twins finally responded. Buck Britton singled home Wilfredo Tovar for the Twins only run.
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The Twins will face a split squad Red Sox team tomorrow at JetBlue Park. After two night games, they’ll be returning to afternoon contests. First pitch is at 12:05 CST. Tyler Duffey will get the start.