ON the MOUND
Coming into this game, The Bear hadn’t allowed a run to the Twins in 33+ innings . . .
he added another EIGHT and ONE THIRD innings before giving up a solo shot w/ONE out in the 9th
Sucks that Kuma didn’t get the win but, the team will take W’s any way they can right now!
EIGHT.TWO innings ~ THREE hits ~ ONE run/earned run ~ ONE walk ~ EIGHT strikeouts
Look Ma, an effective, efficient bullpen performance! (that’s EEBP for short 😉 )
} Carson gets a bit of redemption after yesterday’s blown save, striking out the only batter he faced
} Nando wasn’t quite as lights out as yesterday (walked the lead-off batter) but, retired the next THREE in order
} Tommy allowed a lead-off double but then, was able to retire the next THREE in order and record his second save
AT the PLATE
Not a lot of scoring, by either side, given they BOTH scored their FIRST runs in the 9th on solo shots . . .
~ The M’s homer? Who else? Nellie! (29th)
~ the only other extra base hit – Jesus M’s double
~ LoMo had a pinch-hit RBI single in the top of the 11th
~ AJ added some 11th inning insurance: a TWO-run single
~ How ’bout that Ketel Marte?!? The rookie got his FIRST major league hit, went 3/4 with a run scored and a walk
IN the FIELD
* No DP’s turned (but, TWO turned against them 😦 )
* Kyle with a GREAT diving stop and throw to 1B for the out
* AJ with a NICE catch at the WALL to rob an extra-base hit
* Kuma with a “defensive” defensive move . . . .
tweets of the game . . .