Minnesota Twins Game Grades: Still Winless in 2016
Minnesota Twins shutout in Kansas City and remain winless
The Minnesota Twins have set a franchise record (since 1961) for their worst start to a season with 5 losses to open the 2016 campaign.
Tommy Milone made his first start of the season and went 4.2 innings.
He allowed 2 earned runs (4 runs) and handed the ball off to Casey Fien.
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Fien’s disastrous start to 2016 continued as he earned 3 runs over his one inning of work.
He allowed 3 hits, a walk and a home run while striking out one. Fien was pulled leaving a runner on 1st. The Twins looked to Michael Tonkin to get the 3rd out of the 6th but he promptly gave up a triple which cashed the inherited runner.
Glen Perkins escaped allowing a run in the 8th inning by the skin of his teeth.
Offensively, a big ol’ goose egg. Too make matters worse, Danny Santana exited the game with a hamstring strain. We wish we had some sort of positive spin to put on all this for you but we’re struggling right now.
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The Twins will face the Royals tomorrow afternoon at Kauffman Stadium to wrap their 3 game set. First pitch is at 1:15 PM CT. Ricky Nolasco makes his first start of the season.