Twins Swept By Royals
So the Twins wrapped up their dismal three game series against the white hot Royals on Thursday afternoon losing 7-2. Minnesota was swept in the three game series and the Royals have now won nine straight.
Scott Diamond was abysmal again as he suffered the loss going five innings while allowing six earned runs on nine hits. After yet another rough outing the Twins optioned Diamond to Triple-A Rochester.
The only bright spots in Thursdays game came in the third inning. Already down 3-0, Joe Mauer drove in a run to get the twins on the board, and then Justin Morneau hit a solo homer.
Sadly, that was all of the offense Minnesota could drum up on Thursday. Again they lost to the Royals 7-2 and have fallen to 45-60. Luckily for Minnesota the Astros are coming to town today and they are 3-10 since the All Star Break. Listen tonight at 7:10 to 100.9 Cool Country. Sam Deduno will take on Jared Cosart, who will be making his fourth career start.
Minnesota Twins general manager Terry Ryan provided a brief update on a few injuries throughout the organization prior to Thursday afternoon’s series finale against the Kansas City Royals.
Left fielder Josh Willingham (knee) will join Triple-A Rochester on a rehab stint over the weekend. The Red Wings host the Syracuse Chiefs before heading on the road to face the Durham Bulls. The hope is that Willingham will be able to join the Twins for the White Sox series, which begins with a doubleheader on Aug. 9 at U.S. Cellular Field.
Outfielder Darin Mastroianni will move from the Gulf Coast League Twins to the High-A Fort Myers Miracle as he continues to progress from foot surgery in late May. He’ll join the team in Tampa within the next day or two, according to Ryan.