W: P.J. Walters (2-0)
L: Kyle Lohse (1-6)
HR: Chris Parmelee (5), Brian Dozier (2), Ryan Doumit (5), Joe Mauer (5)
MVP: Logan Schafer (.129)
LVP: Kyle Lohse (-.225)
The 1948 Milwaukee Brewers, then Boston's minor league affiliate, won 89 games. At this rate, the Brewers might not win half that many.
The Brewers no doubt wish they could turn back the clock on "Turn Back the Clock" night in Minnesota, which featured 1948-styled uniforms for both teams. Kyle Lohse entered the game as the Brewers most consistent starter, but lasted just 4.2 innings. Through his 85 pitches, he made the Twins look like All-Stars, coughing up 6 runs on home runs to sluggers (sarcasm font) like Chris Parmelee, Brian Dozier, Ryan Doumit, and Joe Mauer. It was another disaster start for Lohse, who has seen his ERA balloon from 2.53 at the start of May to 4.37 after tonight's game.
It wasn't a good night for the bullpen, either. Donovan Hand gave up two runs in relief, and John Axford just barely managed to escape without a run after loading the bases.
It was another game of missed opportunities for the offense. The Brewers scored three runs in the 6th on a 3-RBI triple from Logan Schafer. They threatened in the 7th, loading the bases with no outs and Ryan Braun at the plate. But he only managed to sacrifice in a run, Aramis Ramirez struck out, and Yuniesky Betancourt grounded into a force out. Now would be a good time to mention that I'm retracting my All-Star write-in campaign for him.
The Brewers tacked on a couple more runs on RBI groundouts from Jeff Bianchi and Carlos Gomez in the 8th, but went quietly in the 9th.
You know what? Let's just forget this all happened.