Game 61 Recap: Twins at Natives

Twins 3, Tribe 2 (10)
WP: Matt Capps. Wait, what?
LP: Perez
Blown Save: Matt Capps. Yeah, that seems about right.
Save: Phil Dumatrait. Wait, who?
Twins Record: 23-38, 11.5 games out of first, 2.5 games out of not in the cellar.
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Holy cows. Over the last one game the Twins have won one, in extras to boot. Hot Carl Pavano had a solid outing, allowing seven hits and one earned run over seven innings, striking out three, and walking one. Jose "My Neck Isn't Fat, It's Big Boned" Mijares came on for the eighth and retired all three batters he faced. Then Shortening come on to close out the game. He cruised through the first two batters and then decided to serve up a meatball to Jack Hannahan who promptly deposited the ball into the bleachers. Crisco had trouble with the next batter, Lou Marson, before getting Milton Bradley Michael Brantley to pop up to the glove of Butters in foul territory. This marks the 5th blown save in 13 attempts this season for Capps. At the dish the Twins relied on Ben Revere, who warned Texas that the Twins are coming. Sweet Ben went 3-5, driving in two runs, and scored the only other Twins run of the day off a Morneau double in the 6th. According the Dick, the Key "Hit" in that inning was Cuddy's ground out to the first baseman. Yeah, Dick, that hit really tied the inning together for the pitcher*.

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*edited for clarity

7 thoughts on “Game 61 Recap: Twins at Natives”

  1. What a difference a week makes. The Twins were 20 games under .500 for my last recap, now they're just 15 games under.

  2. Actually, Dick was saying from the pitcher's point of view the key at-bat was getting Cuddyer to ground out without the run scoring, but that meant little once Morneau doubled. But that was what he was trying to convey, that the guy probably felt pretty good about things once he got Cuddyer. Why you would pitch to Morneau in that situation, I'll never know. If he was healthy, it never would have happened. They would just walk him and bring up Delmon Young. So, Morneau's earlier struggles actually helped the Twins win today in a way.

  3. Great Lakes had a tasting this week at the ladies place of employment. They brought up a keg of this. I've gotta be honest, meh. The Holy Moses, Burning River, and Lake Erie Monster however, I could drink that stuff all day.

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