MILWAUKEE – Jose Berrios walked slowly off the mound after the seventh inning Sunday and kicked on the filth close to the foul line as catcher Mitch Garver came visiting and put his arm across the righthander.
The Twins had tied the rating 1-1 within the prime of the inning, however Berrios gave up a pair of solo dwelling runs within the backside half. Predictably, they ended up being crushing blows.
“I needed him to know that, listen man, you’re good. We got you. You keep throwing like you are throwing, we are going to be fine,” Garver mentioned. “Today is not the end of the world. A little encouragement, because he did throw well.”
Berrios isn’t the one one in despair, because the Twins’ season has fallen aside, with moments like Sunday’s — after they play effectively sufficient to barely lose — taking place too incessantly.
This time, the Twins misplaced Three-2 to the Brewers, who scored all of their runs on solo homers off Berrios. The Twins completed 1-Eight on their street journey, dropping their final six video games. They even have dropped eight of their previous 9 and 11 of their previous 13.
Travis Shaw led off the second inning by driving a 1-Zero pitch off the second deck in proper for his 15th homer of the season. Berrios proceeded to pitch 4 scoreless innings and was rewarded within the seventh, when Brian Dozier led off with a double, superior to 3rd on a groundout and scored on Jorge Polanco’s bloop single to left.
But Brad Miller hit a 2-Zero fastball out to proper. Two batters later, Nate Orf acquired his first main league hit, a house run to left on a fats 2-2 breaking ball. And the Brewers led Three-1, resulting in Berrios’ dejected stroll.
“I felt bad,” mentioned Berrios, who tied a profession excessive in giving up three dwelling runs. “As a pitcher, you never want to lose and we had the chance to win the game and they hit the two homers. But after that I tried to keep it together and keep pushing.”
Dozier blasted a Corey Knebel pitch to heart with one out within the ninth that was headed over the fence earlier than a leaping Keon Broxton robbed him of a homer. Eduardo Escobar adopted with a house run to proper to make it Three-2. Then Polanco singled, however Max Kepler flew out to finish the sport. The Twins at the moment are Four-16 in a single run video games.
“We’re creating some of our own problems,” Twins supervisor Paul Molitor mentioned. “At the same time, we’re not catching a lot of breaks.”
Win or lose, the Twins had been heading dwelling following a defining second of their season. They received one sport in Chicago towards the White Sox and Cubs. They scored 25 runs in three video games towards the Cubs however misplaced all of them. Then they had been Three-for-21 with runners in scoring place whereas dropping three video games to the Brewers.
And it was throughout this 1-Eight street journey that it was realized that the entrance workplace intends to be sellers earlier than the July 31 commerce deadline and put together for 2019.A pissed off group is headed again to the Twin Cities seeking to regroup.
“It’s leadership, it’s professionalism, it’s veterans,” Molitor mentioned. “There’s numerous issues we’re going to want to lean on right here. It at all times appears slightly extra dire once you’re within the second. You’ve acquired to discover a strategy to dig your self out.
“This game’s about people that can rebound when you get entrenched into a little bit of a hole. We’re going to have to try to find a way to respond. That’s just how the game goes.”