I’m not going to lie to you guys, this game was bad.
For the last day weekday afternoon game of the season, you would have liked to see the Tigers get a win for everyone skipping work. And in a way, a Gardenhire-managed team DID win this game, but that’s solely because Toby Gardenhire was managing alongside Paul Molitor for this series.
“But Ashley, tell us how Spencer Turnbull did in his debut!”
Oh, okay, if you insist. Turnbull went 4.0 innings, gave up six earned runs on six hits, walked a batter, and racked up on two strikeouts on a whopping 81 pitches. The Twins batters really worked him, and while he had moments where he demonstrated some really good stuff (that gives me some hope for his future outings) it just was no a great day for him.
Tigers relievers were a mixed bag, with Buck Farmer and Blaine Hardy getting away with only one hit each and no runs, while poor Matt Hall allowed two more earned runs, bringing the score to 8-0 for the Twins.
In the bottom of the ninth there was definitely a runner on the field but TV didn’t show it, and mostly I was just annoyed that some turd decided to make this game go longer than it already was. Thanks dudebro.
Well, maybe it inspired Castellanos, because he doubled to score Pete Kozma, and with two runners on the Tigers had a little something brewing. A Mahtook sac fly scored Stewart. That was all they would manage though.
Better than a shut-out.
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