The Minnesota Twins suffered another bullpen meltdown after Ricky Nolasco‘s strong outing
The Minnesota Twins wrapped up their series against the Yankees by getting swept. The Twins have lost 5 in a row.
The Twins are now at a 20-48 record for the year.
The club had optioned Pat Dean and welcomed back Tommy Milone in time for the game today. Dean had his moments but wasn’t consistent enough. Milone had been tearing apart AAA competition and the Twins’ bullpen needed help.
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Milone will start off in the bullpen and soon rejoin the rotation after losing his spot earlier this season.
Ricky Nolasco put together a great start this afternoon. He lasted 7 innings, didn’t walk a man and earned just two runs.
The Twins had a 4-2 lead when Nolasco left the game but after the 8th inning, and three relievers, the Yankees tied the game up. In the 9th, Fernando Abad and Ryan Pressly combined to let up 3 runs making it 7-4.
Offensively, the Twins stuck out way too much but still managed 6 runs and near comeback in the 9th. Byung-ho Park, Eduardo Escobar and Kurt Suzuki all had home runs. Danny Santana was hitless in his return to the lineup.
MVT: Ricky Nolasco
The Twins will play the final game of their set against the New York Yankees at Target Field tomorrow. First pitch is at 1:10 PM CT. Ervin Santana gets the start for the Twins.