Minnesota Twins: Eureka! Pitching Shuts Down Tigers
Well, well, well, look at what happens when you get three quality starts from the Minnesota Twins’ pitching staff!
You get a series victory over a second-place team with the only loss coming off a 1-0 defeat, despite a solid start from Ricky Nolasco.
Ervin Santana and Tommy Milone both pitched some solid innings in victory with Milone looking like a staff ace during his start.
The bullpen was absolutely fantastic, allowing no runs and just five in 4 2/3 innings.
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Brandon Kintzler made the most of his appearances allowing no runs in two games.
Overall, the offense did what was needed in the two wins but was shut down in the series opener. The Minnesota Twins truck out way too many times over the series; 33 times to be exact.
Despite flexing their muscles with some homers from the likes of Max Kepler, Joe Mauer, Eddie Rosario and Brian Dozier, the offense needs to turn it around and at least start making contact with the ball.
At the very least it will cut down on the strikeouts and force the opposing teams to do something.
What will this mean for the Minnesota Twins at the deadline? The pitching staff may find themselves as hot commodities as each of the starters are starting to find their groove at just the right time.
The Minnesota Twins will continue their road trip with a set of four games against the Boston Red Sox starting Thursday.
They’ll send Tyler Duffey (5-6, 5.23), Kyle Gibson (2-6, 5.12), Ricky Nolasco (4-8, 5.02) and Tommy Milone (3-2, 4.71) to the mound for the series.
Wow, what a bunch of high ERA’s against a team that likes to score runs.
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And as mentioned before, things may continue to shake up as the trade deadline draws near and the Twins come under more pressure to make a move.