Simeon Wood Richardson’s outstanding play was not enough to give the Twins their win, as they lost to Detroit by 5 to 2.
Woods Richardson surely made the Twins eager to see more from the righthander, making his big-league debut during the final week of a season.
The Twins clinched that distinction with another error-filled, offense-starved defeat, losing the three-game series in Detroit and dropping the Twins to 77-82 with only a three-game series against the White Sox remaining.
Speaking about the match, the Twins’ manager Rocco Baldelli said:
“We saw a little bit of everything from Simeon, which is what he does. He’s got a fastball with good carry on it. It has some cut on it as well, which makes it kind of unique. Breaking balls and changeup are all good options. … I like the way Simeon settled in to his start.”
Woods Richardson walked the first batter of his MLB career, Akil Baddoo, who promptly stole second base, then advanced to third when Ryan Jeffers’ throw eluded Carlos Correa.
After an out, Eric Haase hit a routine grounder to first baseman Jose Miranda, who didn’t stop it as it scooted between his legs for another error.
Haase moved to third on a single by Miguel Cabrera, then scored effortlessly on a wild pitch by Woods Richardson, with Cabrera moving to third base when Jeffers’ throw ricocheted away from the pitcher covering home.
The 22-year-old woods who mixes a 91-mile-per-hour cut fastball with a sharp curveball and a slider, gave up only two hits over his next four innings, though one of them was Haase’s second home run in as many games.