The Twins swept a double-header against the Blue Jays Thursday at Target Field. The recorded temperature for the first pitch of the nightcap was a tropical 42 degrees, Fahrenheit. Mike Pelfrey’s face is that of man wearing short sleeves who knows it won’t be warming up any time soon. Or it could be the face of a pitcher with a pitch count already at 73 with one out in the fourth.
Or it could just be a one of the thousand funny faces during the course of a baseball season that now last forever in GIF form.
Pelfrey, a member of our team-by-team LVP list, worked 4 1/3 innings allowing five runs — four earned. The Twins came back to win the game, 9-5, thanks in part to a franchise record eight walks in the eighth inning.