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Twins win a dramatic one to beat Detroit

Johan Santana was ace-like, throwing 7 strong innings, giving up just 4 hits with 3 runs. He walked 2 and struck out 10. Justin Morneau, though, was the hero of the day. He delivered a two-run homerun, his 30th of the year, in the top of the 8th to put the Twins ahead and put Santana in line for the win. Read the rest of this entry »

Twins even series against Detroit

Brad Radke had a better-than-quality start night last night, going 7 innings while giving up 9 hits and just 2 runs. Joe Mauer highlights the Twins’ offense, going 3-for-5 with a double and 2 RBIs. He raised his league-leading average to .367. Read the rest of this entry »

Clutch hitting allows Twins to win

It was 5-3, in favor of the Royals, heading into the top of the 9th. Their closer, Ambiorix Burgos, was brought in. His stats coming into the game: 51.2 IP, 31 ER, 10 HR, 27 BB, and 53 K. His stats after he was done pitching: 52.2 IP, 33 ER, 12 HR, 28 BB, and 56 K. Read the rest of this entry »

Starting pitching fails, Twins lose second straight series

Sorry for the delay, the internet was bad again today. It doesn’t make me happy to report about games where the Twins flat out suck, so I’ll make today’s post short and simple. Read the rest of this entry »

Twins scoreless against Rangers

Scott Baker pitched decent until he the start of the 4th, where, when it was all said and done, he gave up a grand slam and a solo homerun, among other things, to give the Rangers an 8-0 lead. My gut feeling is that he’ll be sent down to AAA, again. It’s not right to send players around so often, like the Twins have done with both Baker and Boof Bonser. They did it earlier this year with Jason Kubel and Jason Bartlett, and now look at ’em. Read the rest of this entry »

Rare passed ball decides series. July 5th game

The Twins were looking good going into the bottom of the 7th, but we used 3 relief pitchers in that inning and they all gave up a run. If you want to get technical, Juan Rincon gave up all the runs; but he inherited a runner of Crain‘s and a runner of Reyes‘, so they got charged with an ER. After Rincon intentionally walked Angel Berroa to load the bases (for force outs), a ball slowly went between Mauer‘s glove and the ground. The play was very, very close at the plate, and I didn’t even make my own personal decision on whether he was safe or not. My initial thought was that he was out, because it looked like Rincon did a good job of protecting the plate with his foot, but he was safe and they could hav ended the game right there. Read the rest of this entry »

All good things must come to an end. July 4th game

Boof Bonser v. Jimmy Gobble. What a ring! Unfortunately, the Gobble rang louder tonight. Read the rest of this entry »