OAK 7, MIN 1: Puckett 2,304, Mauer 2,086, Carew 2,085
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Odorizzi: 68 Game Score, 7.0 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 4 K, 1 BB, 66.7% strikes (72 of 108 pitches)
Home Runs: None
Multi-Hit Games: Rosario (2-for-4), Grossman (2-for-3)
WPA of 0.1 or higher: Rosario .143, Odorizzi .139
WPA of -0.1 or lower: Sano -.107, Drake -.215
Jake Odorizzi pitched seven innings … wait, hold up, that can’t be right.
Odo, as was on his Player’s Weekend jersey, managed to hold Oakland to two runs (one earned) on five hits and a walk, throwing 108 pitches in the process. This was the first time Odorizzi recorded an out in the seventh inning for the Twins. The last time he completed seven innings was July 17, 2017.
The bullpen was not as good. Not at all. Oliver Drake gave up three runs in the eighth and then Addison Reed gave up a pair of runs in the ninth.
Mauer’s big milestone hit was the highlight of the night for the bats, as the only run of the game for the Twins was driven in on a Miguel Sano sacrifice fly. Memorable accomplishment for Joe, forgettable night for the Twins.
Here’s a quick look at the number of pitches thrown by the bullpen over the past five days:
Next Three Games
Sat vs. OAK, 6:10 pm CT: Stephen Gonsalves vs. Mike Fiers
Sun vs. OAK, 1:10 pm CT: Jose Berrios vs. Brett Anderson
Tue at CLE, 6:10 pm CT: TBD
Last Three Games
MIN 6, OAK 4: Twins Top Red-Hot A’s
CHW 7, MIN 3: Sox Get to Gibby
MIN 5, CHW 2: Wild Final Inning Puts Twins Over
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