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The Twins routed the Tigers again

Aug 23, 2014, 6:05 PM EST

Jordan Schafer, Danny Santana, Oswaldo Arcia Jordan Schafer, Danny Santana, Oswaldo Arcia

The Twins battered Tigers pitching in a 20-run outburst on Friday night, but that wasn’t enough. Behind a five-RBI day from Kennys Vargas, the Twins scored 12 more times in another easy win over the Tigers this afternoon. For those counting at home, that’s 32 runs on 34 hits and 15 walks in two days. That’s a good week for a lot of teams.

Neither Tigers starting pitcher was able to record more than four outs. On Friday night, Robbie Ray allowed six runs on six hits in 1 1/3 innings. On Saturday afternoon, Buck Farmer allowed seven runs on five hits and two walks in 1 1/3 innings.

With today’s loss, the Tigers fall to 68-59, three games behind the AL Central-leading Royals, who play the Rangers tonight.

  1. nothanksimdriving123 - Aug 23, 2014 at 6:08 PM

    Hey, if the Tigers need some pitching help this weekend, I believe Mo’ne Davis is available.

  2. Conner012367 - Aug 23, 2014 at 6:10 PM

    Robbie Ray? Buck Farmer? how come i never heard of these guys before? are they starters or relief pitchers?

    • doctorofsmuganomics - Aug 23, 2014 at 6:19 PM

      Buck Farmer wasn’t supposed to hit the majors until the 2016 season, or so his reported ETA says anyway.

      Robbie Ray I’m going to assume you’ve never read a tigers blog. thats all they talk about over there

      • pkers - Aug 23, 2014 at 6:24 PM

        Actually, I think they’re both pitchers from the 1940’s. They got sucked through a wormhole created by Dave Dombrowski to help out his rotation. Poor chaps just don’t have what it takes to handle modern baseball.

      • Conner012367 - Aug 23, 2014 at 7:43 PM

        No i don’t i am a rangers fan, i have heard all of the starters, like Verlander, Price, and Porcello, and some relief pitchers, but not those 2.

      • doctorofsmuganomics - Aug 23, 2014 at 8:44 PM

        Robbie Ray was one of the three that was traded for Doug Fister, and one of the two who made it past spring training without being traded.

        Buck Farmer was in double A and had never pitched above that lever before being called up.

        Both starters

      • Conner012367 - Aug 24, 2014 at 2:10 PM

        ok thx

    • pwshrugged - Aug 23, 2014 at 8:00 PM

      Robbie Ray was the lefty SP prospect that was the centerpiece of the Doug Fister trade in the spring. He really wasn’t expected to contribute at the MLB level this season, but injuries have had him do a couple spot starts with pretty mixed results.

      Buck Farmer was their… I think their first round pick from 2013, so he’s also quite ahead of schedule by showing up this early. I think he’s only had a handful of starts above single-A ball, but the Tigers’ farm system is so barren and/or injured that they brought him up for a couple spot starts, too.

      • doctorofsmuganomics - Aug 23, 2014 at 8:46 PM

        “Buck Farmer was their… I think their first round pick from 2013, so he’s also quite ahead of schedule by showing up this early. I think he’s only had a handful of starts above single-A ball, but the Tigers’ farm system is so barren and/or injured that they brought him up for a couple spot starts, too.”

        fifth round. other than that this is accurate

      • pwshrugged - Aug 23, 2014 at 9:26 PM

        Fifth makes way more sense, thanks. I must have misheard Rod Allen when he was talking about Farmer prior to his first start with the big club.

  3. baberuthslegs - Aug 23, 2014 at 6:13 PM

    Anyone remember when the Tigers were predicted to run away with the division title?

  4. pkers - Aug 23, 2014 at 6:21 PM

    A hint of what was to come, perhaps, was Mauer’s RBI single in the first that scored Dozier from first. It was a pretty routine hit to center, but Dozier was off with the pitch (not sure if it was a hit-and-run or a straight steal attempt) and he just kept motoring around. The “play” at the plate wasn’t even close.

    http://m.mlb.com/video/v35596779/detmin-mauer-singles-to-put-twins-up-early/?c_id=mlb

  5. sisisisisisisi - Aug 23, 2014 at 6:25 PM

    it would be nice to see Kinsler and his big fat mouth home for the post season

  6. xjokerz - Aug 23, 2014 at 6:46 PM

    We need Sanchez and Verlander to come back. ( Verlander returns tonight ) Robbie ray was sent down

    • raynman49 - Aug 23, 2014 at 7:18 PM

      Mark Sanchez is with the Eagles. (sorry)..

  7. metrocritical - Aug 23, 2014 at 9:48 PM

    May Mike Illitch live long enough to see his team overcome the many mistakes made by D.D. and his woefully misconceived roster.

  8. slappymcknucklepunch - Aug 24, 2014 at 12:56 AM

    Historio where are you?

    Dooooooooom!

    Come on over to the dark side. It is Upton’s
    fault.

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