Bartolo Colon making Twins debut on Tuesday

Posted July 20, 2017

He cracked in the fourth, though, giving up a run, and crumbled in the fifth, surrendering three more on increasingly hard-hit balls, and eventually absorbed his first loss with his 10th major league team, a 6-3 defeat to the Yankees. But the rookie's opening at-bat against Colon didn't bring any relief. "When you don't put the pitches where they're supposed to be, they hit you hard". At the very least, Hughes' season is over after 14 games and nine starts with a 4-3 record and 5.87 ERA. Kershaw has never faced the White Sox on the road.

"I feel happy", Colon said through an interpreter after the game.

On a big debut stage, Colon immediately displayed his trademark command and confidence and more than proved he is a more capable and reliable back-end starter than the other tomato cans the Twins carted out in 2017. "But like I said, it could've turned out better, that's for sure".

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Attempts to interview Colon before Wednesday afternoon's game against the Yankees at Target Field were unsuccessful.

On the day Michael Pineda had Tommy John surgery, Cessa's performance underscored the need for another pitcher to stabilize the rotation.

"It was pretty unbelievable".

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Twins: LHP Craig Breslow (rib soreness) returned from his rehab assignment, with 1B/DH Kennys Vargas going down to Triple-A with Molitor's preference to carry an eight-man bullpen for the time being. "He walked three guys in the first inning and hit one and only gave up a run?"

He's still a circus clown, but this isn't his first rodeo, and as the Strib's Jim Souhan wrote, the Twins could use a veteran personality in the clubhouse, a la Torii Hunter in 2015, the only other season since 2010 the Twins have been in a playoff hunt in July.

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