KC 11, MIN 3: Big Dud from Big Sexy & Co.
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Big Sexy lasted just 1.2 innings, but lucky for the Twins they had a couple of fresh long relievers to choose from. But Colon wasn’t the only Minnesota pitcher feeling the Sunday blues right now.
John Curtiss got rocked for four runs while recording just a single out. The big blow was a three-run blast to Brandon Moss. Curtiss was among the best relievers in all of the minor leagues this season, but after five big league appearances he holds a 19.64 ERA.
Kennys Vargas was 2-for-2 with a two-run homer and a pair of walks. Ehire Adrianza, who started in left field, was the only other Twin to collect two hits. Dillon Gee pitched 3.0 shutout innings of relief.
Not much else to say about this one. The Twins got crushed. They’ll have tomorrow off to lick their wounds and prepare to host the Padres for two games.
Both the Yankees and Angels games were still in progress at the time this published. At the moment, the Twins sit 3.0 games back of New York and hold a 1.5 game advantage over Anaheim.
Postgame With Molitor
Here’s a quick look at the number of pitches thrown by the bullpen over the past five days:
Tue: Twins (Kyle Gibson) vs. Padres (Travis Wood), 7:10 pm CT
Wed: Twins (Ervin Santana) vs. Padres (Dinelson Lamet), 7:10 pm CT
KC 5, MIN 2: Molitor Pushes All the Wrong Buttons in Loss
MIN 8, KC 5: Rosario Drives in 4, Hildenberger Holds it Together
MIN 4, KC 2: Comeback Complete
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