Kent Hrbek Region: #4 vs. #13

#4: Hrbek Tags Out Gant.

We talked about this a lot just last week.  I'm just grateful it happened before instant replay.  Not because of it could have been overturned.  It just would have been nauseating sitting through it.

#13 Bobby Korecky Gets His First Career Hit And His First Career Win

On May 19, 2008, the Twins were a game out of first place in a very crowded AL Central.  In a back-and-forth game against the Rangers, the Twins tied in the 9th thanks to a Joe Mauer single.  However, due to Mike Redmond pinch-hitting for Adam Everett (my word) and  Craig Monroe pinch-hitting for Alexi Casilla (oh man), Gardy lost the DH after the 9th inning (at least Monroe walked and scored the tying run!).  Howie Clark filled in at second base and DH Brendan Harris went to short.

Korecky relieved Juan Rincon in the 11th and helped him escape a bases loaded jam with one out.  And then in the bottom half he promptly banged a single to right.  In fact, he was on 3rd base as the winning run with just one out when Morneau and Cuddyer were shut down (as they had been all game).

No worries, though.  Korecky pitched a 1-2-3 ninth against Josh Hamilton, Milton Bradley, and David Murphy.  And then in the bottom half, Carlos Gomez (who had started on the bench due to an injury) singled and scored on Howie Clark's final hit of his career.

The Better Moment

  • Hrbek Tags Out Gant (77%, 17 Votes)
  • Bobby Korecky: First Hit, First Win (23%, 5 Votes)

Total Voters: 22

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The Better Moment

  • Eric Milton No-Hitter (55%, 12 Votes)
  • Juan Berenguer Saves ALCS Game 2 (45%, 10 Votes)

Total Voters: 22

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The Better Moment

  • Pedro Munoz Walks Off in 22nd Inning (65%, 13 Votes)
  • Twins Win 15 In A Row (35%, 7 Votes)

Total Voters: 20

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The Better Moment

  • Larkin Walks It Off (96%, 23 Votes)
  • Mike Sweeney Pops Into Infield Fly Double Play, Gets Nailed by Dougie (4%, 1 Votes)

Total Voters: 24

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18 thoughts on “Kent Hrbek Region: #4 vs. #13”

      1. This exchange is pure gold:

        StatFreak101: I have had about enough Bonser as I can handle.
        8:52:54 pm on May 19, 2008

        twayn: You're going to run out of players to hate pretty soon, Stat. There's only 25 on the roster.
        8:54:45 pm on May 19, 2008

  1. Do I vote for the thing I've seen a thousand times or that game nobody remembers but us?

    My hesitation about the Gant play is that it may not have even mattered to the outcome of the game. Meanwhile Korecky just took over that game

  2. I gotta say, so far in the Hrbek regional, I don't remember any of the occurrences. And so many of these happened before I was a Twins fan. But it's fun to see everyone else's reminiscings

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