Minnesota Twins Game Grades: Drubbed by Astros
Minnesota Twins squared by the Houston Astros
Doubled up? No. Tripled? No. Squared! Final score 16-4 (4²=16) Astros over the Minnesota Twins last night.
It was the worst loss of the Twins’ dreadful season. Minnesota is now 8-20 with the defeat. It would take a miraculous turnaround to salvage the season at this point.
In order to match the Twins’ record from last year, the team would need to sport a 75-59 record over the remainder of the season. That’s a .787 Win% pace.
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Phil Hughes started for the club and was awful. He allowed 6 earned runs over just 2 innings of work. Hughes needed 58 pitches to get that far.
He handed the ball over to Casey Fien who allowed 3 runs in 2 innings. Ryan O’Rourke was charged with 3 runs in just 0.1 innings. J.R Graham, recently called up, allowed 2 runs in 1.2 innings.
Trevor May handled the first and only scoreless inning for the Twins in the 7th. Ryan Pressly gave up two earned runs in the 8th to run Houston’s total up to 16. Michael Tonkin was needed to complete the last out of the inning.
Offensively, the Twins cut the Astros’ 6-0 lead in half after a three run third inning courtesy of Brian Dozier 3 run shot. Danny Santana hit an RBI groundout in the 4th
MVT: Brian Dozier
The Twins will play the 1st game of their set against the AL leading White Sox at US Cellular Field tomorrow. First pitch is at 7:10 PM CT. Ricky Nolasco will make the start for the Minnesota Twins