Few things in a baseball game are more disheartening than giving back a lead right after getting one. Twins pitcher Ricky Nolasco has been on the wrong end of those innings a lot, it feels like — so much so, I decided to go back, start-by-start, to see if it really is the case or if it just feels that way because of a few poorly timed meltdowns. As it turns out, it’s happened quite often: nine times, to be exact, including one in Sunday’s 4-3 loss to Detroit.
Sometimes it’s circumstance; runs are going to happen. But the Twins simply need their highest-paid pitcher to perform better, particularly in those situations.
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|Kansas City - WP: J. Vargas||6||FINAL|
|Cleveland - LP: C. Kluber||2|
|Toronto - LP: M. Castro||5||FINAL|
|Boston - WP: K. Uehara||6|
|Tampa Bay - LP: B. Gomes||1||FINAL|
|NY Yankees - WP: J. Wilson||4|
|Washington - LP: D. Fister||4||FINAL|
|Atlanta - WP: E. Stults||8|
|NY Mets - WP: C. Torres||3||FINAL|
|Miami - LP: S. Cishek||1|
|Milwaukee - LP: J. Nelson||6||FINAL|
|Cincinnati - WP: J. Marquis||9|
|Pittsburgh - LP: V. Worley||0||FINAL|
|Chicago Cubs - WP: J. Hammel||4|
|Seattle||3||Bottom 7th Inning|
|Detroit||5||Top 8th Inning|
|Philadelphia - WP: C. Hamels||4||FINAL|
|St. Louis - LP: J. Lackey||1|
|Colorado||4||Bottom 4th Inning|
|Houston||0||Bottom 3rd Inning|
|San Francisco||0||Top 3rd Inning|
|Memphis||12||1st Qtr 6:48|