MIN 3, CLE 2: Mitch Garver Makes it Rain
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Adalberto Mejia: 69 Game Score, 5.0 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 3 K, 1 BB, 61.8% strikes (68 pitches, 42 strikes)
Home Runs: Mitch Garver (6)
Multi-Hit Games: Eddie Rosario (4-for-5, 2 2B), Jorge Polanco (2-for-5), Logan Forsythe (2-for-2, BB)
WPA of 0.1 or higher: Mejia .263, Garver .137
WPA of -0.1 or lower: Morrison -.109
This game was delayed more than two hours due to rain. It started coming down again in the second inning, but Garver didn’t seem to mind.
Adalberto Mejia gave up just one hit over five shutout innings, but was removed from this game due to a left wrist strain after just 68 pitches. Though Garver’s blast provided all the runs, the Twins’ best bat tonight was Eddie Rosario. He was 4-for-5 with two doubles and was thrown out at second trying to stretch another single into a two-bagger. This was Rosie’s third four-hit game of the season.
Gabriel Moya and Taylor Rogers turned in scoreless innings before Trevor Hildenberger gave up a pair of runs in the eighth. Fernando Rodney earned his 25th save of the season, giving the Twins a rare victory in a one-run game.
Here’s a quick look at the number of pitches thrown by the bullpen over the past five days:
Next Three Games
Wed at CLE, 6:10 pm CT: Jake Odorizzi vs. Mike Clevinger
Thu at CLE, 12:10 pm CT: Jose Berrios vs. Corey Kluber
Fri at DET, 6:10 pm CT: TBD
Last Three Games
CLE 10, MIN 0: Who Needs Chris Gimenez?
MIN 6, KC 5: Cave Slugs Grand Slam as Twins Sweep Royals
MIN 8, KC 2: New Twins Ace Wins in Front of Old Twins Ace
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