Minnesota Twins: Post game report – Seattle Mariners 6/12/19

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DETROIT, MI - JUNE 13: Jose Berrios #17 of the Minnesota Twins throws a first inning pitch while playing the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park on June 13, 2018 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
DETROIT, MI - JUNE 13: Jose Berrios #17 of the Minnesota Twins throws a first inning pitch while playing the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park on June 13, 2018 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images) /
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The Minnesota Twins continued their home stand with the 2nd of 3 against the Seattle Mariners today with a devastating 9-6 loss. 

Jose Berrios pitched yet another gem going 6.2 innings with 6 strikeouts giving up 1 ER on a Daniel Vogelbach big fly to right field to lead off the 6th inning. The offense was quiet through 6 innings yet made a big push for the comeback win. Byron Buxton mashed a game-tying 2 run HR to left in the bottom of the 9th. It wouldn’t be enough though as the Twins would fall to the Mariners in 10 (thanks to some big time errors in the 10th inning).

The Twins will finish their series against the Mariners tomorrow looking to grab the series win as Michael “Big Mike” Pineda will go against lefty Yusei Kikuchi. The game kicks off at 12:10 central and should be a good one taking into account how these first two games played out. Hopefully the result favors the Twins when all is said and done.

Twin Takeaway – The good

I have to go with Jose Berrios here. Though he didn’t get the win or look overly sharp, he was still able to eat some innings and grab 6 punch-outs. Berrios has an outstanding 3.01 ERA on the season and continues to make a statement for his 2nd consecutive All-Star Game appearance. “La Makina” has been extremely consistent this year which bodes well for the Twins moving forward.

Berrios was able to keep the Minnesota Twins in the game despite the offense under-performing through 6 innings. Given any of the usual offensive production through the first part of the game, Jose could have easily walked away from this outing with a “W” in the win column.

Twin Takeaway – The not-so-good

Definitely giving this one to the bullpen. After struggling in his outing yesterday, Trevor May started his 1/3 of an inning pitched today with a walk and a single that moved Edwin Encarnacion to 3rd who would proceed to score on a sacrifice fly. Though giving up one run isn’t necessarily bad, it’s tough to see Trevor having rough outings on back-to-back nights. I have the utmost faith that May will find his groove and get back to normal in no time.

Blake Parker continued his string of brutal outings on the mound giving up 3 runs (2 earned) while unable to record any outs. Parker, who not long ago, was being looked at for the closer role here in Minnesota, is struggling to say the least. With an ERA now at 4.76, it’s safe to say the Twins will need to find a strong closer option via the trade market if they want to contend deep into the postseason.

Tyler Duffey actually did a pretty solid job in the 10th inning but was hurt by a couple big Minnesota fielding errors. It was nice to see Duffey come into a tough spot and have a fairly strong outing from a pitching point-of-view.

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Your Minnesota Twins look to get back to their winnings ways after yet another bullpen meltdown and can more than make up for it with a series win tomorrow at Target Field. Also, make sure you continue to vote for your favorite Twins players to represent the team at this years MLB All-Star Game.

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