Dodgers 7, Twins 0: Absolutely Imperfect Day

Twins never stood a chance against future Hall of Famer

Chris Paddack did a good job limiting the damage despite fighting control issues during his 4.0 inning outing.

He was helped by a nice (if risky) play in left field by Nick Gordon, and hurt by a truly puzzling error by Gio Urshela.

All in all, Paddack’s debut wasn’t terrible. He gave up 3 runs in 4 innings, with 3 strikeouts, 0 walks and a HBP

He was up against less than ideal circumstances between just being traded, facing a deadly Dodgers lineup, and dealing with cold weather, and he did alright. I’m still hopeful for better things to come for him.

The Twins would’ve lost no matter what their pitchers did today.

The lineup looked truly hopeless against future Hall of Famer Clayton Kershaw today,

who sliced and diced them on his way to 13 strikeouts in 7.0 PERFECT innings today, before being yanked by the manager Dave Roberts with six outs to go and only 80 pitches.