Kevin Correia hasn't had many clunkers during his first season with the Minnesota Twins. In fact, he had given up more than four runs just once in his first 19 starts.
Perhaps he was due, then, for the type of outing he had Thursday in Seattle. Correia lasted just 1 23 innings and gave up six runs on seven hits as Minnesota fell 8-2 to the Mariners in the series opener at Safeco Field.
It was Correia's shortest start since June 6, 2010 when he also lasted just 1 23 innings while pitching for the San Diego Padres against the Philadelphia Phillies.
"A bad start to the ball game for us, the first time we've seen Correia have a hard time," said Twins manager Ron Gardenhire. "He just couldn't get the ball where he wanted to."
After a scoreless first inning, Correia couldn't get out of what turned out to be a disastrous second inning. He gave up a leadoff double to Kyle Seager and followed it up with a single by Justin Smoak. After retiring Michael Saunders on a groundout, Correia served ...