Johan Santana Region: #4 vs. #13

4. Span Triples Down the Line

In 2008, with six games left in the season, the Twins were behind the White Sox by two and a half games. Fortunately, their last six games were at home, with three against the Sox. They won the first two games of the series to keep their season alive, and one more win against the Sox would put them in first place.

The Sox staked themselves to an early 6-1 lead, which took the wind out of the sails of most Twins fans watching. But they slowly crept back, and were down 6-4 entering the bottom of the 8th. Brendan Harris double to start the frame, and with one out, Carlos Gomez singled to bring the game within one. Up next was Denard Span, and Dick Bremer came through with the call of his career.

13. Carlos Silva Throws 74-Pitch Complete Game

On May 20, 2005, Silva struck out three batters in a nine-inning game and still got twenty-seven outs while allowing only five baserunners.  It was a magic trick that not even the magician could explain.  The Twins beat the Brewers 5-1 and Silva was barely warmed up after tossing 74 pitches.

The Better Moment

  • Span Triples Down the Line (68%, 13 Votes)
  • Carlos Silva 74-Pitch CG (32%, 6 Votes)

Total Voters: 19

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The Better Moment

  • Santana Outduels Mussina in ALDS (72%, 13 Votes)
  • Jacque Jones Breaks Up Garcia's No-No (28%, 5 Votes)

Total Voters: 18

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The Better Moment

  • A.J. Goes Yard (67%, 12 Votes)
  • Joe Crede Walk-Off Grand Slam (33%, 6 Votes)

Total Voters: 18

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The Better Moment

  • Twins Win 87 World Series (100%, 20 Votes)
  • Rincon Induces Triple Play (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 20

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14 thoughts on “Johan Santana Region: #4 vs. #13”

        1. Gomez Derangement Syndrome? I didn't realize he was the original carrier of that disease

          Also, the comment from Gardy about that being the loudest he had ever heard the Metrodome was pretty true. I remember it being as nutty outside the Dome after this game as Game 163 the next year.

  1. Also, I'm still amazed at how much of a useless oaf Konerko was on the play. He's holding Gomez at first and still lets the ball elude him easily.

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