The Minnesota Twins have a bad bullpen. Whenever that’s the case, it’s challenging for a manager to navigate things a game. All you can do is look for good decision-making processes and hope the players perform. I don’t think Rocco Baldelli had a good night in the 6-4 loss to Houston yesterday evening.
Bailey Ober had his best outing in the majors and the Twins once again showed they had some fight in them late, but the now reliever Matt Shoemaker allowed Houston to regain the lead with a two-run ninth and Minnesota drops the series opener against the Astros at Target Field.
It took him seven years to get there, but Nick Gordon has found himself on the Twins’ Major League roster. Not only that, the former first round pick is showing that he has what it takes to stick in the Big Leagues.
On the farm tonight for the Twins, multiple affiliates were involved in games with gaudy numbers while there were a couple of standout pitching and hitting performances. This was a night with plenty to offer.