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Twins vs Padres series recap

Posted by Ben Fadden , 02 August 2017 · 526 views

Twins vs Padres series recap The Padres and Twins faced off in a two game series on Tuesday night and Wednesday afternoon. The Padres won game one with the Twins splitting the series winning game two.

In Game 1, San Diego won 3-0 even though it was a very fast game until the eighth when the Padres broke it open with a 2-run home run from catcher Austin Hedges over the right field wall.

Jose Berrios was decent on Tuesday night giving up only two hits during his seven innings of work. Berrios stuck out four and only walked two batters in a solid outing. He allowed only one earned run on a sacrifice fly by Manuel Margot scoring Hunter Renfroe in the bottom of the sixth inning.

While Berrios was decent, Jhoulys Chacin was even better. It may not have looked like it because Minnesota just couldn't get on base. Chacin went seven innings, gave up three hits, zero earned runs, walked two, and struck out three.

Minnesota couldn't get on base at all it seemed like as Max Kepler had a rare 0-4 night while Sano only had one hit.

The Twins bright spot in the game was that they got back young outfielder Byron Buxton. He was on the disabled list with a groin strain and missed 14 games with the big league club partly because he was rehabbing in Rochester. In his first game back he went 1-4.

In Game 2 of the series at Petco Park, Ervin Santana and Miguel Sano led the way as the Twins beat San Diego 5-2.

Ervin Santana pitched a complete game throwing nine innings giving up only four hits and two earned runs on a home run by Jose Pirela in the bottom of the fourth. Santana struck out nine and walked only one as Minnesota cruised to a victory.

Luis Perdomo struggled with his control letting the pitcher, Ervin Santana, hit a two run RBI single in the second inning. After the Santana single, he ended up scoring on a single by Escobar making it 4-0 at the moment. Then, he gave up a home run that was a no doubter to Miguel Sano that was absolutely crushed over the center field wall.

Still with no definite closer, I believe it was good to keep Santana in there since he was dealing to give the bullpen arms some rest.

Minnesota opens up a home stand on Thursday back in Minneapolis against the Texas Rangers at 7:10 CT.