Joe Mauer picked up 4 hits but the Twins got absolutely beat up by the Brewers in a 16 - 4 pounding today at Miller Park. Minnesota went through 6 pitchers (including backup catcher Drew Butera) as Jason Marquis was only able to go 1.2 innings in his 7th start of the season, bringing his record to 2-4 with a depressing 8.47 ERA.
Conversely, Zack Greinke had the game in total control, going 6.2 innnings giving up 1 ER and picking up 6 K's along the way. And Jonathan Lucroy tied a Brewers franchise record by driving in 7 runs on a day when the 10 run mercy rule would've been nice.The Twins were able to draw first blood after a Willingham singled to left, scoring Ben Revere but the Brewers countered with 2 runs in the bottom of the 1st and never looked back picking up 6 in the 2nd, 2 in the 4th, 1 in the 5th and 5 more in the 7th.
Once again, Minnesota's starting pitching let the team down.
Marquis has 2 quality starts this year with a win against KC (6.0, 3ER) and a loss against ...