“I put a good throw there; it just skipped past McCann”. After sleeping on it, I arrive at the same conclusion. The Tigers host the Twins again tonight in Detroit’s next to last home game of the season.
On Sunday afternoon, the two teams will play for the final time this season as the Twins will send Ervin Santana to the mound, while Detroit will send Randy Wolf to the hill.
Minnesota Twins relief pitcher, Glen Perkins has had a roller coaster type of a season. Through 134 games, he had one of his best seasons in years, slashing.282/.320/.401 with eight homers and 36 stolen bases in a 1.4 fWAR campaign. It just so happened it hit the grass. Wolf has yet to win in 2015 with an 0-4 record and a 1.62 WHIP and 5.91 ERA. Opponents have hit.347/.397/.484 (.881).
Given a lead, Mike Pelfrey proceeded to strugggggggle, as is his wont.
Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Alfredo Simon throws during the… After Minnesota loaded the bases on two walks and an error, Eddie Rosario hit a drive to right that hit a young fan’s glove at the top of the high wall in right-center.
It gave the Twins a 4-0 lead that was keyed by Rosario’s Major League-leading 15th triple of the year. Eduardo Escobar later hit a sacrifice fly, to second baseman Ian Kinsler, for the fourth run. He also threw out J.D. Martinez at third in the second inning, his 16th assist of the year.
Things started out well for the bullpen as Blaine Boyer worked a scoreless sixth inning. “That started the big inning”, he said, admitting the delay got to him. One out from getting out of the inning, he proceeded to walk Anthony Gose, the nine hitter.
Minnesota Twins’ Brian Dozier is congratulated after scoring during…
A little more than two months ago, Perkins finished the All-Star Game. With men on second and third, Perkins came on and walked Miguel Cabrera before allowing Martinezs tying double.
“I’ve said this before, if you can give a long hop to a defender making a tag play, it’s actually easier than a ball in the air”. Two of the four runs were unearned.NOTES: Minnesota re-instated RHP Ricky Nolasco (right ankle surgery) off the 60-day disabled list, replacing him on the disabled list with LHP Logan Darnell, who has pneumonia. Perkins was able to strike out JD Martinez to keep the game tied.
Then Perkins nearly overcame a leadoff double in the 8th inning. Then Nick Castellanos led off the eighth with a double before Davis’ two-out gutbuster. However, he struck out the next two batters. The 39-year-old allowed three runs and five hits in seven innings to end a string of three straight outings in which he failed to complete five frames. “I don’t know if I’m amazed, because I know he’s got a mindset of wanting to catch as many games as possible”.