May with eight strikeouts, zero walks in six innings and only 67 pitches.

That is pretty good!

Not as good as nine K's in seven innings

This is only the 5th game all year that Twins pitchers have recorded 9+ strikeouts.

May done after 80 pitches. hrrmmm

Pulling Hughes made some sense since he wasn't exactly dominating. May looked to be cruising. But, still seven innings and it's only a one run game. Bringing in relievers is the right move from a win expectancy point.

I go back and forth in that situation. On the one hand, you take the "bat out of the hands" of Mauer. On the other hand, the two batters after Suzuki (even though one is Mauer) won't average a .500 OBP. So a successful bunt guarantees two runners one with one out. If you look at a run expectancy chart, a leadoff walk means you would expect 0.88 runs. 1st and 2nd with one out is a run expectancy of 0.92, so you've slightly increased the run expectancy, but the probability of scoring at least 1 run drops slightly.

A rare walk issued by Perkins.

Never a doubt.

Trevor May now has a 36-8 K-BB ratio in 43 2/3 innings this year. In his first three major league appearances, he had 13 walks and 3 strikeouts. Since then, he has 77 strikeouts and 17 walks allowed for a 4.53 K-BB ratio. The AL average is 2.5.

Torii and Nunez go deep 2-0 good guys

Yeah, of course no airshow when

Iwas thereDemand a refund!

Dozier gets off the schneid.

Hunter vs. Gaetti - tough call there. #ratpack

What is this about? Pie eating contest?

There's only one "I" in Gaetti

May with eight strikeouts, zero walks in six innings and only 67 pitches.

That is pretty good!

Not as good as nine K's in seven innings

This is only the 5th game all year that Twins pitchers have recorded 9+ strikeouts.

May done after 80 pitches. hrrmmm

Pulling Hughes made some sense since he wasn't exactly dominating. May looked to be cruising. But, still seven innings and it's only a one run game. Bringing in relievers is the right move from a win expectancy point.

I get that.

I still dont like the move.

OH MY GOODNESS AARON HICKS!

link to that catch

The bunt was certainly the key to that inning.

I go back and forth in that situation. On the one hand, you take the "bat out of the hands" of Mauer. On the other hand, the two batters after Suzuki (even though one is Mauer) won't average a .500 OBP. So a successful bunt guarantees two runners one with one out. If you look at a run expectancy chart, a leadoff walk means you would expect 0.88 runs. 1st and 2nd with one out is a run expectancy of 0.92, so you've slightly increased the run expectancy, but the probability of scoring at least 1 run drops slightly.

A rare walk issued by Perkins.

Never a doubt.

Trevor May now has a 36-8 K-BB ratio in 43 2/3 innings this year. In his first three major league appearances, he had 13 walks and 3 strikeouts. Since then, he has 77 strikeouts and 17 walks allowed for a 4.53 K-BB ratio. The AL average is 2.5.