One of the keys to a playoff-friendly season is avoiding being swept in three and four-game series. And on Wednesday night, the Twins made sure that a sweep would not be an option.
After a couple of bad luck defeats, a two-race bullpen game on Monday and a frustrated comeback not one, but twice in a one-race loss on Tuesday, the Twins came forward with a score of 2-1. . in the first entry and remained for the beloved life while gradually growing his leadership.
A week after his control collapsed in New York against the Mets, Odorizzi was much better and got his first win of the season. While it was not extremely efficient (101 pitches in 5 two/3 tickets) did the work, with six hits and a walk gave in front of six strikeouts.
After the Blue Jays scored a run at the top of the first in a pair of singles with a flyout between those who advanced the runner to second base, the Twins responded with two runs after a Max Kepler double, a ride to Jorge Polanco. , a past ball and a two-run single by Nelson Cruz.
The Twins scored another in the third inning in doubles followed by Polanco and Cruz. Then, the walks to Cruz and C.J. Cron were followed by a single from Marwin Gonzalez that extended the Twins' lead to 4-1.
After Odorizzi came out in the sixth inning, Adalberto Mejía recovered very well from the problems he experienced on Tuesday with 1. one/3 entries without punctuation. The Jays hit the ball pretty hard out of it, but was helped by a double-play line to Cron at first base.
Taylor Rogers pitched an eighth scoreless inning with one hit and two strikeouts, and Blake Parker made his fourth save of the season with two strikeouts and zero scams in the ninth.
Cruz accounted for three of the Twins 'four races, driving two in the first and scoring the Twins' fifth career. Breaking news: having it in the middle of the lineup is a game changer.
- Do not look now, but the Twins could have a more than decent initial rotation. The overall numbers do not look very good for Odorizzi this season, but three of his four starts were mostly good, except for the crisis against the Mets. The Twins will wait more for Odorizzi, as well as for Kyle Gibson, but if Jose Berrios throws as an ace, Michael Pineda is really ready for a rebound, and Martin Perez has found something to revive his career, then look for A.L.
- The Twins will look to secure a winning house on Thursday; "W" would give them a 4-2 period at Target Field this time.
Nelson Cruz: 2-for-3, BB, 2 RBI, R
Jorge Polanco: 2 for 3, BB, 2 R,
Marwin gonzalez: 2-for-3, BB, 1 RBI
Bullpen of twins: 2 two/3 IP, 2 H, 4 K, 0 BB
Jonathan schoop: 0-for-4, now 0-fer in his last 15 at-bats