Minnesota Twins Game Grades: Out-slugged by Brewers
Minnesota Twins doubled up 10-5 to Brewers
The Minnesota Twins were unable to contain the Brewers’ hitters throughout the evening. The Twins fell to 4-11 with the loss.
Tommy Milone got the start and went 4.2 innings allowing 4 earned runs.
As with Milone’s previous start, he cruised through his first 2 times down the Brewers order but faltered facing them a third time.
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Milone left the mound in the 5th having only allowed one run and recording 2 outs but left the bases juiced for Michael Tonkin to deal with. Tonkin couldn’t pick up his teammate seeing all three runners cross the plate. Tonkin eventually got the last out of the inning and wasn’t charged with an earned run.
Ryan Pressly fine debut to the 2016 season evaporated quickly as he allowed 4 earned runs over his 1.1 innings of work. Casey Fien completed the 7th but again allowed an earned run. Not to be left out, Ryan O’Rourke was touched for a home run in the 8th inning.
Offensively the Twins put 5 runs and hit 2 home runs. Miguel Sano and Tommy Milone both had two hits. Max Kepler recorded his first hit of 2016 and his first MLB extra base hit in the 9th. Joe Mauer drove him in with a single but it wasn’t nearly enough to compensate for the mistakes of the pitching staff.
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The Twins will play game 2 of their home and home set against the Brewers at Miller Park tomorrow. First pitch is at 12:40 PM CT. Ricky Nolasco makes his third start of the season.