Minnesota Twins get touched for double digits for the second straight night in loss
It wasn’t as bad of a stinker as the previous game. That’s something we suppose but it still wasn’t very pretty. The Minnesota Twins were again held to 4 runs while the opposition had its way with Twins’ pitching.
At least the Twins had some fight in them—literally. The two clubs cleared the benches in the 7th when Trevor May beaned Jose Abreu. There wasn’t much of a donnybrook, more just angry glares and shouting.
Ricky Nolasco got the ball for the Twins and was saddled with the loss along with 5 earned runs over 5 innings of work.
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After a strong beginning to the season, Nolasco has faltered over his past few starts. Tonight was his weakest showing so far. He found himself in trouble from the get go and couldn’t seem to escape over his outing. He did manage to last 5 frames. Seven runs crossed the plate on his watch but two were unearned.
Michael Tonkin threw 1.2 innings of relief and was fairly effective but he left two runners on when his exited the game with 2 outs in the 7th. Fernando Abad couldn’t get his man and eventually both inherited runners scored along with an additional run charged to Abad before the inning ended. Abad would’ve gotten out of the inning unscathed if he misplayed a come backer to the mound.
Trevor May handled the 8th allowing a hit and putting a pitch in Abreu’s ribs.
To add insult to injury, actually injury to “injury”, Eduardo Escobar exited the game with a groin injury. The disabled list is a probability for him.
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The Twins will play the 2nd game of their set against the AL leading White Sox at US Cellular Field tomorrow. First pitch is at 6:10 PM CT. Ervin Santana, fresh off the disabled list, will make the start for the Minnesota Twins