Minnesota Twins Game Grades: Poor Defense Costly in Loss
Minnesota Twins lose again, completing sweep at the hands of the Tigers
Make it 10-29. Another day, another loss. Nothing new under the sun. This time it was their defense that failed them.
Once again with their tails between their legs, the Twins will limp back to Target Field. Next up are the struggling Blue Jays—something’s got to give. Although the Tigers were struggling when the Twins visited. The visit seemed to do them wonders.
Ricky Nolasco made the start for the Twins yesterday. He lasted 5 innings and allowed 4 runs, 2 of them earned runs.
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Nolasco wasn’t sharp but barring the errors, including one of his own, he did enough to keep the team in it.
Taylor Rogers took over in the 6th and pitched 2 innings. He allowed 2 earned runs to put the Twins back further.
Michael Tonkin, improving dramatically from his previous outing, handled the 8th getting a strikeout and not allowing a run.
Offensively, the Twins didn’t get on the board until the 7th inning when they were down 5-0. They eventually put together 3 runs on the evening but it was too little too late. Trevor Plouffe had a 2 RBI single in the 8th.
Danny Santana had the other RBI with a sacrifice fly in the 7th.
The nightmare continues tomorrow.
MVT: Trevor Plouffe
The Twins will play the 1st game of their set against the Toronto Blue Jays at Target Field tomorrow. First pitch is at 7:10 PM CT. Ervin Santana will make the start for the Minnesota Twins.