So Gardy decided to use a bunch of relievers who had spent the year in Rochester. That's not a bad thing to do. The Twins are going nowhere, the guys they've been using have been used a lot lately and haven't been doing all that well, let's give some other people a chance.
Unfortunately, it didn't work very well. A. J. Achter: five runs (two earned) on five hits in two innings. Lester Oliveros: two runs on two hits and two walks in one-third of an inning. Ryan Pressly: two runs on four hits in one inning. Wow.
Not much else to say about the game. The Twins led 3-1 after two, the Angels tied it in the third, took the lead in the fifth, and put the game out of reach in the sixth.
One thing I did not hear is why Logan Darnell started instead of Tommy Milone. I haven't seen anything about Milone being injured, so I assume it was simply a manager's decision. I also haven't seen anything about whether this was a one-time deal or if Darnell is going to stay in the rotation. If anyone knows, please say so in the comments. I don't have a problem with giving Darnell a few starts, but I'd be a lot happier if he was replacing Nolasco than Milone. Yes, Milone has been pretty awful in his five starts, but he has seventy-eight big league starts that say he's not awful. It's awfully early to decide to pull the plug on him, if that's what they've done.
Today the Twins have a scheduled off-day, as opposed to the off day they had yesterday. They go to Cleveland Tuesday night in a battle of Trevors, with Trevor May facing Trevor Bauer. Only nineteen games left. No chance for a .500 season now. We'll just have to settle for 80-82.