Saturday, May 24, 2014

Late Night: San Francisco 6, Twins 2

A multiple exposure of Tim Lincecum's unique delivery

Box score here

Game story here

Back in April, the Twins were pretty successful in turning a bunch of walks into runs scored. Not so on Friday, when they drew seven walks — six of them off two-time Cy Young Award winner Tim Lincecum — and added seven hits but managed just two runs.

Two runs won't win many games, and certainly aren't enough when paired with the fielding and pitching problems that afflicted the Twins.

Kyle Gibson had allowed one home run in his previous starts combined; the Twins pitching staff as a group hadn't allowed a homer in seven games. The Giants hit two longballs of him Friday.

Trevor Plouffe and Eduardo Escobar had infield misplays that connected to four runs allowed. Outfielders Jason Kubel and Chris Parmelee left their feet in unsuccessful attempts to catch/cut off balls that got past them for triples.

Just not a well-played game by the Twins.

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