The M’s run differential in the FOUR-game losing streak was FIVE. Today, they won by FOUR.
Go figure – that’s baseball.
ON THE MOUND
Happy Felix Day!
EIGHT innings ~ SEVEN hits ~ TWO earned runs ~ ONE walk ~ FIVE strikeouts = FIFTH win!
} And, thankfully, despite a non-save situation, Nando only posted a 2.5 on the QuiverMeter today (allowed a single with TWO out) before handing Felix the victory.
AT THE PLATE
Early on, it looked as if we would see more of the same, and we did, through FOUR innings anyway . . .
Michael doubled in the 1st with ONE out and was stranded at 2B. They managed to push across a run via a walk and a couple of singles in the 4th and were hoping for more but, Dustin struck out w/runners at 1B and 3B and one out, then Mike walked and then Brad watched strike THREE with the bases loaded
Then came the momentum shift in the 5th . . .
~ first time the M’s recorded THREE hits in an inning since Felix’s last start
~ James (singled and scored), Michael (tripled and scored) and Robbie (doubled, scored in a later inning and recorded FOUR hits) = HOT, HOT, HOT!
~ FIVE, SIX and SEVEN in the order weren’t too shabby either (Justin, Kyle and Dustin each had a hit and either an RBI or scored)
There were several really LONG, LOUD outs (pushing the Twins OF’ers all the way to the wall)
IN THE FIELD
* Felix the Cat in the field (close play covering at the 1B bag – runner initially called out but it was over-turned on a challenge by RG and then a nice play on a would-by bunt base hit).
*TWO nice double plays
tweets of the game . . .