CHW 5, MIN 2: Time is Running Out
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Current record: 26-32
Jake Odorizzi: 54 Game Score, 5.0 IP, 4 ER, 7 K, 1 BB, 62.6% strikes
Bullpen: 4.0 IP, 2 ER, 6 K, 1BB
Lineup: 2-for-7 w/RISP, 9 LOB
Top three per WPA: Garver .087, Adrianza .081, Escobar .051
This was a bad loss to a bad team. Bad baserunning, bad defense, bad hitting.
Mitch Garver cost the Twins a run by failing to score from second base on a double. He also helped gift Chicago a run on a Ryan Pressly wild pitch a major league catcher should be expected to keep in front of him the vast majority of the time.
Speaking of Pressly, he had another bad outing, giving up two earned runs in an inning of work. After surrendering just two earned runs over his first 15 appearances, Pressly has given up nine earned in his most recent 17 games.
Jake Odorizzi had only given up one run and struck out seven batters over five innings. He gave up singles to the first two batters he faced, the second of which looked like it could have been a double play ball, and exited the game having given up one run. Pressly allowed both the inherited runners to score, meaning Odorizzi was credited with three earned runs.
Ehrie Adrianza hit a pair of doubles and Garver had two hits, including a two-bagger of his own. Eduardo Escobar had a double and a pair of walks. The RBIs came from Adrianza and Ryan LaMarre.
With Eddie Rosario going 0-for-5 we’ve got a fun race going on for team leader in OPS. Rosie is at .894 with Esky nipping at his heels now at .887. The problem is there’s not a guy within 100 points of those two. Max Kepler is third on the team with a .765 OPS.
Rosario left four men on base while Brian Dozier, Kepler and Miguel Sano all left three men on.
Logan Morrison sat both games of yesterday’s double header but was at least able to come off the bench to pinch hit tonight. He’s been dealing with a bad back.
Postgame With Molitor
Here’s a quick look at the number of pitches thrown by the bullpen over the past five days:
AL Central Standings
DET 29-34 (-4.5)
MIN 26-32 (-5.0)
KC 21-40 (-11.5
CHW 20-39 (-11.5)
Next Three Games
Thu vs. CHW, 12:10 pm CT
Fri vs. LAA, 7:10 pm CT
Sat vs. LAA, 1:10 pm CT
Last Three Games
MIN 4, CHW 2 & CHW 6, MIN 3: Escobar Hits Dramatic Home Run, Twins Split Doubleheader
MIN 7, CLE 5: EDDIE! EDDIE! EDDIE!
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