MIN 9, KC 6: Twins Swat Four Homers, Avoid Sweep
Image courtesy of © Peter G. AikenSnapshot (chart via FanGraphs)
Gibson: 43 Game Score, 6.2 IP, 11 H, 5 ER, 0 BB, 6 K, 68.1% strikes (64 of 94 pitches)
Home Runs: Kepler (19), Austin (16), Field (7), Polanco (5)
Multi-Hit Games: Jorge Polanco (4-for-5, HR), Johnny Field (4-for-5, 2B, HR), Rosario (2-for-4), Forsythe (2-for-5), Gimenez (2-for-5)
WPA of 0.1 or higher: Polanco .240, Rogers .136, Field .130, Rosario .117
WPA of -0.1 or lower: Gibson -.151
Here are all four of the Twins home runs, which came off the bats of Max Kepler, Tyler Austin, Field and Polanco:
Austin also made a couple of nice defensive plays, including nice grab in foul territory, spilling over the railing and into an empty suite in the process.
Kyle Gibson tied a season high by giving up 11 hits and five earned runs. This was also just the second time all season that he didn’t walk a batter. Taylor Rogers retired all four of the batters he faced and Trevor Hildenberger gave up a run in the ninth.
So why the Robbie Grossman picture? It was his 29th birthday today (I also thought it was a pretty sweet pic). To celebrate, Robbie had a single and two walks.
Next Three Games
Mon at DET, 6:10 pm CT: TBD vs. Jordan Zimmermann
Tue at DET, 6:10 pm CT: Jake Odorizzi vs. Daniel Norris
Wed at DET, 12:10 pm CT: TBD vs. Spencer Turnbull
Last Three Games
KC 10, MIN 3: It’s a Hard Road
KC 8, MIN 4: OH THE HUMANITY!!!
KC 6, MIN 4: Coming Down is the Hardest Thing
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