Minnesota Twins

Morning Six Pack: Eflin blanks the Buccos, Fowler returns with a bang

Two Beers: Zach Eflin, Philadelphia Phillies

Eflin was a beast last night. The 22 year old rookie threw a complete game shut out in Pittsburgh. Only surrendering three hits as he struck out six without walking a single batter. Eflin is 3 and 3 on the year and may be shut down at some point due to inning limitations, but he is quickly proving that he belongs in the long range plans of the Phillies.

One Beer: Tyler Lyons, St. Louis Cardinals

In the 16 inning marathon that was the game between the Cardinals and Dodgers, Lyons entered the game in the 11th inning and was sensational out of the ‘pen. Lyons went 4.2, only allowing one hit and striking out two. Lyons’ effort allowed the Cardinals to keep all of their starting pitchers fresh for the rest of the weekend, while the Dodgers were forced to use starter Bud Norris for 1.1 in relief. The Cardinals won on a walk-off home run by slugger Matt Adams.

One Beer: Matt Kemp, San Diego Padres

Kemp blasted two home runs in the Padres 5 to 3 win over the NL East leading Nationals. In the nation’s capital, Kemp took starter Tanner Roark deep in the 1st and 5th inning. Kemp finished 2 for 4 with 4 RBI’s.

One Beer: Kyle Gibson, Minnesota Twins

Kyle Gibson was brilliant in Boston last night, holding the Red Sox to only two hits over eight innings. Gibson struck out six on his way to his third win of the season. The Twins won the game 2 to 1.

One Beer: Dexter Fowler, Chicago Cubs

Folwer returned from the DL in a big way on Friday night. Fowler blasted a lead-off homer off of Brewers starter Jimmy Nelson and would go on to add two more hits, including a double. He finished the night 3 for 4 with two runs scored and three RBI’s. The Cubs won the game 5 to 2 in Milwaukee.

BoSox blow out Twins, Yelich stays hot against Phils

Dustin Pedroia went 5 for 5 and David Ortiz mashed his 24th home run of the season, leading the Red Sox past the Twins 13 to 2.

Pedroia had two doubles and scored three runs in the rout. Knuckleballer Steven Wright threw eight innings against the last place Twins, surrendering four hits while striking out nine to improve to 12 and 5 on the year.

Twins starter Tyler Duffey did not make it out of the third inning and saw his record fall to 5 and 7.

The Red Sox have won nine of their last ten and are a half game ahead of the Orioles in the AL East.


The Miami Marlins punded out 16 hits against the Phils in the City of Brotherly Love this evening, cruising to a 9-3 win.

Christian Yelich slammed a solo shot in the 4th off of Jared Eickhoff. Yelich had six hits in the four game set in Philadelphia and two home runs. Tom Koehler went eight innings and only allowed two hits and one earned, bringing his record to 7 and 8 on the season.

The Marlins head back to Miami for a big weekend series against the Mets and will throw southpaw Adam Conley against Logan Verrett in the opener.