Reid Detmers versus Joe Ryan today. Cy Rookie downed the Angels in the first inning on just nine pitches. The Twins took a 1-0 lead on a one out ground rule double by Gio Urshela. Gary Sanchez scored a second run on a sacrifice fly to Taylor Ward.
Taylor Ward drew a walk but the next three guys were out to end the Angels half of the second inning. Jermaine Palacios reached on what was ruled an error by Detmers and Carlos Correa singled him in to make it 3-0.
Mickey Moniak popped out to third but Livan Soto walked on four pitches. Luis Rengifo beat the shift to put two men on for Mike Trout who doubled to left to make it 3-1.
Shohei Ohtani singled to score both Trout and Rengifo. 3-3.
Reid Detmers then shut the Twins down three up three down.
Matt Duffy struck out. So did Matt Thaiss. Mickey Moniak walked on four pitches. Livan Soto got a gift hit with three Twins failing to catch a weak fly ball. Rengifo then made out to end the Angels fourth. Jake Cave tripled between Mike Trout and Taylor Ward. Jermaine Palacios drove him in with a sacrifice fly to make it 4-3 Twins. Jose Miranda got a two out hit but that was it.
Mike Trout struck out and Shohei Ohtani got two bases off the glove of Jake Cave. It bonked over the side wall rather than over the outfield wall. Otherwise it would have been a homer. It was ruled an error. Mike Ford walked to put two men on for Duffy who grounded out to end the Angels fifth. Luis Arraez singled to chase Reid Detmers. Mike Mayers came in and gave up a single to Gio Urshela. Gary Sanchez homered to make it 7-3. Mayers also gave up a two out walk to Jermaine Palacios. Matt Wallner struck out to end the inning.
Mat Thaiss and Mickey Moniak struck out while Livan Soto popped out. Jose Miranda bonked one off the glove of Soto to reach on an error. Carlos Correa grounded into a double play and then Arraez also made out to end the inning.
Luis Rengifo grounded out to the pitcher. Mike Trout flied out to Celestino. Shohei Ohtani flied out to Cave who held on to it this time. Gio Urshela singled to right. Gary Sanchez reached on a fielder’s choice while Urshela made it to third on a throwing error by Matt Duffy. Gilberto Celestino scored Urshela on a ground out. Rob Zastryzny came in to pitch for Mayers. Jake Cave advanced Celestino to third on a fly out but he was stranded when the inning ended.
Taylor Ward and Mike Ford grounded out but Matt Duffy struck out to be different. Now Zack Weiss came in to pitch. Matt Wallner struck out. Jose Miranda lined out to Moniak. Correa popped out to Soto.
Jhoan Duran was chucking them in there at over 100 MPH. Matt Thaiss grounded out. Mickey Moniak lined a single to right. Livan Soto lined one off the glove of second baseman Jermaine Palacios. Luis Rengifo got an infield hit to load the bases. Mike Trout scored Moniak on a sacrifice fly. Shohei Ohtani came up with two outs and was out on a line hugger.
Photo credit: Rex Fregosi
While Lotto Five is still alive, we know just enough to of how to win to curtail such an embarrassment.
I like watching our Soto more than the Pad’s Soto play.
Wouldn’t it be crazy if he turned out to be the answer to our MI problem.
Well. ………… it’s not like we are not used to this. Get that draft pick and regroup for next season. Yet, I’ll be at the stadium next Wednesday to catch another game before the season ends, and my kids school band is going to play.
Mayers gave up yet another home run. Mayers doing Mayers things.
We’d like to blame Mayers, but we couldn’t score a run past the 3rd.
And brutal at the same time. I volunteered to write up tomorrow. I hope they give me something to work with.
96 loss season still in play!
We make losing look so easy.
Except when it comes to losing enough for the lottery.
You have to work REALLY hard to suck enough to be in the bottom 5. It’s a commitment that takes year long focus. You have to start shedding talent in November and then ditch more in July. You have to spend NO MONEY. None. If you put out even a little effort as an org, the way the Rockies, Marlins and Royals do, you are doomed to not fail. You have to take on teams like the Reds and Pirates here, it’s serious.
That’s what makes Detroit so special. There owner paid Cabrera, still went out and showed his commitment to winning by signing a bunch of FAs, AND built a really good farm…. and poop. It’s pretty amazing.
Yes, we are bad at losing enough. Hard to do with Trout and Ohtani on the team.