Twins pitcher Lance Lynn, who’s gotten off to just a cosmically bad start to the season with an 8.37 ERA, had some unlucky shit happen to him in Monday’s 7-5 loss to the Blue Jays. Caught in a bases-loaded jam, Toronto infielder Lourdes Gurriel Jr. got away with this tiny little swinging-bunt RBI single:
Gurriel was just as surprised as anyone it worked out, because Twins catcher Mitch Garver really blew it. Instead of waiting for the ball to possibly roll foul, Garver could’ve tagged baserunner Yangervis Solarte before he reached home and kept the game scoreless while still earning an out. Instead, everyone was safe. Lynn even struck out the next hitter, Aledmys Diaz, so the inning could’ve been over. Instead, the pitcher walked Curtis Granderson to bring in another run, fell into a 2-0 deficit, and bled four more earned runs over five innings of work. Brutal.