Michael Pineda, Twins stop Tigers 6-2, win four of five games in series
September 8, 2020
Michael Pineda allowed the first two batters of the seventh inning - yes, the seventh - to reach base, prompting a mound visit by Twins pitching coach Wes Johnson.
"He told me, 'It's OK. Just concentrate right now and try to execute the pitch and get a ground ball for a double play.' "Pineda said. "I said, 'Yes. I love it. I love the plan.' "
Pineda got a flyout for the first out, then got that ground ball - but the Twins couldn't turn an inning-ending double play and a run scored. Pineda took matters into his own hands at that point as rain fell upon Target Field.