MIN 7, CLE 5: EDDIE! EDDIE! EDDIE!
Image courtesy of © Brad Rempel-USA TODAY SportsSnapshot (chart via FanGraphs)
Current record: 25-30
Kyle Gibson: 61 Game Score, 5.2 IP, 2 ER, 7 K, 2 BB, 63.6% strikes
Bullpen: 3.1 IP, 3 ER, 3 K, 2 BB
Lineup: 1-for-8 w/RISP, 7 LOB
Top three per WPA: Rosario .531, Dozier .315, Gibson .202
Pitches beware! No zone is safe when you’re facing Eddie Rosario right now. Inside? Outside? High? Low? Nope, you’ve got nowhere to go. Take a look at the chart below via Baseball Savant that shows the location of Rosario’s three home runs on the day:
What a performance, and what a season Rosario is having. He’s hitting .317 with a .925 OPS and those were his 11th, 12th and 13th home runs of the year. It’s June 3, and he’s already tied the second-most homers he’s hit in a single season (he hit 13 in 2015, his rookie year).
Cleveland also got a dominant effort of their own today from Edwin Encarnacion, who hit two homers and drove in four of their five runs. Pretty nice day at the park, but he’s no Rosie.
Kyle Gibson started this game and was perfect through the first four frames, but he only lasted 5 2/3 innings. He exited the game with the Twins up 3-1, but Ryan Pressly gave up a three-run, go-ahead homer.
The Twins stormed back to take the lead thanks to back-to-back home runs in the seventh, but Addison Reed gave up a round tripper in the top of the eighth to tie the game at 5-5.
Brian Dozier led off the bottom of the ninth with a nine-pitch walk before Rosario destroyed a 2-1 fastball to walk it off.
Here are the highlights:
Here’s a quick look at the number of pitches thrown by the bullpen over the past five days:
AL Central Standings
DET 28-31 (-2.5)
MIN 25-30 (-3.5)
KC 21-38 (-9.5)
CHW 18-38 (-11)
Next Three Games
Tue vs. CHW, 3:10 pm CT (DH)
Wed vs. CHW, 7:10 pm CT
Last Three Games
MIN 7, CLE 1: Twins Battle Their Way to Another Victory
MIN 7, CLE 4: Escobar é o Fogo
CLE 9, MIN 8: Twins Fight Back, Fall Short
More From Twins Daily
WOLFSON: Zack Littell to Make MLB Debut Tuesday
2018 MLB Draft: Minnesota Connections
Top Five Twins Prospects Who Should Be Promoted
- Oldgoat_MN, Platoon and ToddlerHarmon like this