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Twins fall hard in series opener against Tigers

Francisco Liriano did not pitch his best, getting pulled after just 4 innings of work. He gave up 10 hits, 4 runs (all earned). FSN North reporter Ron “Coomdog” Coomer says he thinks there is something wrong with Liriano still. EDIT: Francisco Liriano, Minnesota’s rookie All-Star, is out indefinitely with what appears to be a left elbow injury. This comes from the Star Tribune. 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 »

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 »