Minnesota Twins: Chopped Down by the Braves
Unlike the 1991 World Series, the pair of home games the Minnesota Twins had against the Atlanta Braves did not go their way.
In a short two-game series with the Braves, the Minnesota Twins pitching and hitting could not get in sync as one would perform when the other one wasn’t allowing the Braves to win both games.
On Tuesday, Ervin Santana pitched a complete game and allowed seven hits and two earned runs while striking out five.
It wasn’t enough, however as he was the tough-luck loser, 2-0.
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On the next night Tyler Duffey continued to struggle, going just 1 1/3 innings allowing eight hits and five runs.
Duffey’s ERA on the season is now 6.12 and the possibility of bringing Jose Berrios back to the bigs is looking more and more appetizing.
The Twins fought back valiantly with a home run off the bat of Kurt Suzuki highlighting the night, however they still were on the wrong side of a 9-7 loss.
The Minnesota Twins will face off with the Baltimore Orioles in a makeup game from a previous rain out.
Kyle Gibson (3-6, 4.67) will take the mound against Kevin Gausman (2-7, 3.77).
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We’ll just have to wait and see how Gibson responds after easily his best start of the season where he went eight strong innings against the powerful Boston Red Sox, leading the Minnesota Twins to victory.