Twins pitching issued 10 walks on Wednesday, including five walks in four-plus innings from starter, Kyle Gibson, and that theme, established early in the game, resulted in a 9-4 loss and a series loss to the Boston Red Sox.
Gibson was terrible. He allowed six runs on seven hits with five walks and three strikeouts. Reliever Ryne Harper also issued a walk, followed by newcomer, Sean Poppen, who issued four base on balls in four innings.
The Twins now hit the road to play the Kansas City Royals.
Jake Odorizzi gets the ball Thursday.
-Max Kepler has tied Eddie Rosario for the team lead in home runs after he hit his 19th on Wednesday.
-Marwin Gonzalez has joined Byron Buxton and Ehire Adrianza on the injury list, so the Twins recalled fan favorite, Willians Astudillo, and La Tortuga responded with a 3-for-4 night, including a home run. Twins broadcaster, Dick Bremer, said Astudillo hit the ball as if he never wants to go back to Rochester, New York ever again. Can you blame him?
-The Twins turned three double plays on Wednesday. Who was involved in all three? Astudillo. Never demote that guy again.
-Miguel Sano struck out two more times Wednesday and is now hitting .217. Speaking of demotions…