As the Tigers moved into a share of first place in the AL Central, there’s a small disciplinary issue for the Twins to contend with writes the Minneapolis Star-Tribune’s Joe Christensen.
It was one thing to turn a 3-0 lead into a 5-3 deficit during the third inning against the Tigers. It was another to break one of pitching coach Rick Anderson’s rules.
Kyle Lohse (above) did this when he retreated to the clubhouse after being removed from the game, instead of remaining on the bench to pull for his teammates for the rest of the third inning.
“It’ll be addressed,” Anderson said.
Lohse wasn’t around to answer the questions himself. After the game, he walked past reporters and left Comerica Park without comment.
Asked where Lohse’s confidence was after falling to 2-4 with a team-worst 8.92 ERA, Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said, “You probably have to talk to him, but you can’t because he left. So that’s where his confidence is.”
Is Lohse headed to the bullpen?
Said Gardenhire: “We’re killing our bullpen right now, and obviously we’re going to have to look at all kinds of options, so we’ll see. … [We] don’t have enough time after a ballgame to try to decipher everything that’s going on.”