CHW 8, MIN 4: South Side Slip
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Lance Lynn: 45 Game Score, 5.0 IP, 4 ER, 8 K, 1 BB, 65.6% strikes
Bullpen: 3.0 IP, 3 ER, 6 K, 2 BB
Lineup: 1-for-1 w/RISP, 2 LOB
Top three per WPA: Adrianza .230, Dozier .069, Cave .017
Lynn ended up failing to record an out in the sixth, loading the bases on a bunch of weak contact prior to being lifted for Ryan Pressly, who promptly walked Tim Anderson on five pitches to force home a run.
Later that inning, Taylor Rogers gave up a two-run single that put Chicago up 5-4. The Twins ended up using four pitchers that inning, as Alan Busenitz came in to record the third out.
Unfortunately, Busenitz game up a leadoff homer in the seventh and another run came across while he was on the mound in the eighth after a single, a hit by pitch, an error and another single.
Then Matt Belisle came in and walked in another run. And that was just the pitching!
Ehire Adrianza had a good night, going 2-for-3 with a homer and Brian Dozier hit his 11th home run of the season, but the offense struggled. The team combined for six hits and a walk. They only had one at bat with a runner in scoring position all night.
After that nightmare sixth inning that saw the White Sox take the lead, the bats combined to go 0-for-9 with four strikeouts.
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AL Central Standings
MIN 34-41 (-7.5)
DET 36-44 (-8)
CHW 27-51 (-16)
KC 24-55 (-19.5)
Here’s a quick look at the number of pitches thrown by the bullpen over the past five days:
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