Minnesota Twins post game: Bats spring back to life
By Tyler Kruse
The Minnesota Twins bats woke up early for today’s early afternoon contest as the Twins crush the White Sox and take the series finale by a score of 11-1.
With Kyle Gibson getting the start for the Minnesota Twins, the team needed a big performance from one of their leaders to get back on track. They got just that in the form of 6 solid innings as the Twins jumped on Dylan Covey early and never looked back. Kyle Gibson secured his 10th win of the season as Covey moved to 1-7 on the year.
Twin Takeaway – The good
Though the Minnesota Twins had an outstanding all-around performance today, the bats led the way in this rout of the White Sox. Miguel Sano keeps on mashing as he went 3-4 with a 3-run homer before being replaced in today’s game by Ehire Adrianza. Sano had 3 RBIs and 2 runs scored on the day. Jorge Polanco, Jonathan Schoop, and Max Kepler each provided a 2-run long ball of their own. Bombas away.
Byron Buxton continued to stay hot notching 2 hits including his 28th double of the year. Nelson Cruz had another solid day as he continues to lead the Twins offense in the second half of the season. Boomstick grabbed 2 RBIs to go along with a run scored.
Twin Takeaway – Postive vibes only today
Kyle Gibson wasn’t the most efficient pitcher today which he will have to clean up moving forward. Gibby still managed to secure 9 strikeouts on the afternoon to go along with only 1 earned run in 6 solid innings pitched. Gibby showed some toughness in today’s outing and will need that moving forward as the Minnesota Twins inch their way towards the postseason.
Ryne Harper, Tyler Duffey, and rookie Sean Poppen each threw a scoreless inning to close out the game for Minnesota. They also each added a strikeout to the total giving the Twins pitching staff 12 on the day. Kyle Gibson was the only pitcher to surrender a walk for the Twins staff and it only happened once.
The Minnesota Twins will head to Miami, who they recently made a trade with, following an off-day tomorrow. The Twinkies have a 3-game series in Miami before they head back home to play the Kansas City Royals for 3 before a couple of brutal matchups against Atlanta and Cleveland. Saying the games against Miami and Kansas City are must-win is a little much, but they’ll be important moving forward into a difficult stretch.