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April 18, 2014

What You Need to Know

Meltdown in Minnesota

by Daniel Rathman


The Thursday Takeaway
A week replete with bullpen meltdowns continued on Thursday with what might be the most embarrassing of them all.

It came in the bottom of the eighth inning of the second game of a doubleheader between the Blue Jays and Twins at Target Field. The home team won the twin bill opener 7-0 but was trailing 5-3 in game two. Steve Delabar trotted out to the mound for the visitors. And so it began.

Delabar walked Josmil Pinto. Then he walked Chris Herrmann. Despite Delabar’s control woes, Twins manager Ron Gardenhire instructed Eduardo Nunez to bunt the runners over, which Nunez did on his third try.

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