SEA 1, MIN 0: Twins Get LeBlanc’ed
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The Twins made Wade LeBlanc look like Sandy Koufax. He pitched six scoreless innings and only gave up three hits. The Twins hit only two balls in excess of 100 mph off LeBlanc. In comparison, the Mariners had six such hits off Jake Odorizzi.
Odorizzi still pitched a great game himself, striking out seven batters over six shutout innings. Matt Magill pitched a 1-2-3 seventh before things got way too interesting in the eighth.
Dee Gordon hit a double off the wall to open things up against Trevor Hidenberger. The next batter laid down a bunt. Logan Morrsion airmailed the throw into right field, allowing Gordon to score the go-ahead run. Also that inning, Max Kepler whiffed on a line drive that he lost in the lights, but luckily just the one run scored that inning.
The Twins didn’t even get a runner to second base until Mitch Garver hit a double in the seventh inning. The only other Twins hits were singles from Joe Mauer, Morrison and Ehire Adrianza and the team failed to draw a single walk.
Robbie Grossman was ejected for arguing balls and strikes while he was in the Twins dugout. Phil Hughes pitched a scoreless ninth inning.
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Here’s a quick look at the number of pitches thrown by the bullpen over the past five days:
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