August 24, 2019

Really? Twins lose to Tigers

The Twins accomplished the unthinkable Friday night with a 9-6 loss at home to the Detroit Tigers, a team that is nearly 50 games under .500 at 39-87. Even worse: The Twins took an early 3-0 lead.

Twins starting pitching has struggled of late, but on Friday both the starting pitching and relief played a role in serving up nine runs on an incredible 17 hits. Jose Berrios fell to 10-7 after he gave up five runs, all earned, on 10 hits, including a grand slam.

Relievers Sergio Romo and Ryne Harper also surrendered four runs.

Meanwhile, Tigers starter Drew VerHagen, who has an ERA of 6.31, struck out 11 Twins over six innings. Ugh.

Despite an awful loss, the Twins still lead the Cleveland Indians by 2.5 games because they were swept by the New York Mets. However, the Tribe did beat the Royals 4-1 on Friday.

Kyle Gibson gets the ball Saturday.

Extra innings…

-Some twitter reaction to the Twins’ loss:

(From what I know, Berrios works extremely hard at his craft. Better days ahead, Jose, better days ahead).


Hi, I’m Rolf Boone, Twins fan.

I became a fan of the Minnesota Twins after a friendly wager in the early 1980s. I survived Ron Davis, the meltdown in Cleveland, Phil Bradley at the Kingdome and then marveled at a rising generation of stars and two World Series wins in 1987 and 1991. Brad Radke made the 1990s bearable, while Kirby Puckett’s eye injury, exit from the game and eventual death made it almost too much to bear. The new century ushered in more talent — Joe Mauer, Johan Santana, Joe Nathan, Torii Hunter, Justin Morneau — and consecutive seasons of playoff baseball, followed by consecutive seasons of losing baseball. A winning season returned in 2015. So here we are. Go Twins.