The Minnesota Twins powered their way back to the win column against the Oakland A’s thanks in part to Eddie Rosarios 3-run no-doubter.
Kyle Gibson would get the start for the Minnesota Twins as he faced off against former Detroit Tigers pitcher Mike Fiers. Gibson had a pretty successful outing throwing 7 innings of 6 hit and 3-run ball while securing 7 strikeouts. Just enough for Kyle to earn the win, he grabbed his 9th of the season. Gibson also threw 106 pitches with 73 of them being strikes, a pretty solid outing for Gibby.
Twin Takeaway – The good
Eddie Rosario saves the day. With 2 on and 1 out in the bottom of the 7th inning, Baldelli brought in Eddie Rosario to pinch-hit for Jake Cave. Rosie would crush the first pitch thrown to him off the facing of the second deck in right field to give the Twins a 4-3 lead. With some added insurance in the form of two solo blasts by Mitch Garver and C.J. Cron, the Twins would get back to their winning ways.
It was the type of win that could start a little momentum by a team that could desperately use some. Gibson pitched well enough for the win and Taylor Rogers brought his usual shut-down “stuff” to earn his 14th save of the season. The Twins ended the night with 9 hits while sending 10 different hitters to the plate throughout the evening. Each Twins hitter bagged a hit besides Ehire Adrianza, though Ehire has been a relatively steady presence at the dish as of late.
Twin Takeaway – The not-so-good
The big takeaway from this game is the necessity to clean up some of the errors in the field. Luis Arraez committed his second of the season with a throwing error while Miguel Sano committed a fielding error, his 10th of the season. The Twins defense has now climbed into the top 10 with 63 errors on the year. After a great start, the defense is getting a little sloppy. Cleaning that up could bode well for this team with a heated divisional race underway.
Jake Odorizzi starts on the hill for the Twins tomorrow in the 2nd of 4 against Oakland’s Chris Bassitt. Odorizzi is currently 11 and 4 with a 3.06 ERA and 98 Ks on the season. Let’s keep the wins rolling.