The Moment: The Tigers relentlessly pounded Tyler Duffey in his three innings of work. Justin Upton’s 3 run home run to cap off the third and double the Tigers total was the mark that tipped it entirely in the favor of the Motor City Kitties.
The Hero: Miguel Cabrera, as noted above, is pretty good. He had 4 hits, two of them were doubles and a home run in the first inning. Quite impressive.
The Condolences: Tyler Duffey came into this game with an ERA over 6, and he didn’t get any better. Cabrera and Upton homered off of him, and he was done after 3 innings. Perhaps done for longer. Free Adalberto!
Were Ryan and Kyle in a highlight? YES
The Soundtrack – The Wheel- PJ Harvey – There is absolutely no relation to Steve Harvey.
The Story – Not any fun, this game. I mean, it was dollar dog night, which was OK, but I’m not even sure the dogs I got were worth that dollar, if I’m being totally honest. The party was over pretty quickly after those dogs started doing their damage (they move fast). Cabrera homered in the first inning, and while Minnesota tied it back up in the bottom half of the inning, the race was on, and it wasn’t one that the Twins were going to win.
They did get a good outing from most of their bullpen. Pat Light continues to be an encouraging addition, while the better Ryan was definitely O’Rourke tonight, as he went 2 solid innings, while Pressly watched the lead expand.
Also some fun news: Brian Dozier became the first player since Josh Willingham to reach 30 homers in a season since Josh Willingham. There is still more than a month of the season left. He’s going to hit 35!
So that was enthusiastic, but yes, the Twins up and lost today.