Congratulations to Trevor May on his first major league win! We can talk about the win being an overrated stat all we want to, but I'm pretty sure it still means something to a starting pitcher, especially when it's his first one. It was the best major league start of his career, although I'll grant that isn't saying much. Still, he did okay. He pitched quite well for three innings, gave up a two-run homer in the fourth, and worked his way out of trouble in the fifth. It would've been nice to see him for one more inning, but between the rain delay and the long inning and the fact that he was a bit wobbly in the fifth, Gardy probably did the right thing to get May out of there at that point.
The offense did all kinds of good things. The Eduardos combined for seven hits, Josmil Pinto had a pair of doubles, Joe Mauer was Joe Mauer, and Kennys Vargas launched another home run. I was surprised to see that was only his sixth. I don't mean that as a criticism, it just seems like he's hit a lot more than that. And it looks like, eventually, he will.
It was just kind of a nice win all around. The Twins got some two-out hits, they were able to play a bunch of people, and they slapped down the White Sox. Tonight we welcome the Los Angeles Angels. Kyle Gibson goes for the Twins against Hector Santiago. Santiago hasn't gone deep into games, but he's done pretty well while he's been in there. He hasn't gotten much run support, though, a trend we certainly hope continues tonight. We're down to twenty-three games left folks. Enjoy them while you can. We're still on track for 84-78!