Game 22 Recap: Rays @ The Bullseye

Twins dos, Rays 8

Twins record 9-13, 5 and a half back

I'd link to both fangraphs and mlb's recap, but why bother you won't look at them anyway.
Train Wreck - Prob. Early 1900's

The last time I wrote a recap I said something like 'frankie had a rough day on the mound'. SoCal felt like that was an unfair assessment. I'm going to go out on a limb here and say that frankie had a rough day on the mound, and I'm pretty sure SoCal will agree. After allowing hits to the first five batters Liriano struck out the next two batters, issued a base on balls, and induced a ground ball to end the inning. Frankie retired the next six batters in order. Then the wheels fell off the bus. He gave up a single to the first batter in the 4th inning, and then walked the next two to load the bases. Hacker was brought in to relieve frankie, and subsequently walked the first two men he faced. The mortician was called and the game was pronounced dead at the scene.


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Rock Cats Recap

Where they stand:  New Britain is 9-6, tied for second in the EL East, 1.5 games behind Reading.

Who’s hotJoe Benson is 6-15 with three doubles and a home run.  For the season, he is .379/.446/.638 in 58 at-bats.  Yangervis Solarte is 7-18 with a double and a home run.  For the season, he is .341/.357/.512 in 59 at-bats.  Cole DeVries is 0-0, 0.00, 0.24 WHIP in 12.1 innings with 18 strikeouts in five appearances.  Steve Hirschfeld is 1-0, 2.40, 1.00 WHIP in 15 innings with 11 strikeouts in three starts.

Who’s coldMike Hollimon is 2-16.  For the season, he is .071/.170/.043 in 42 at-bats.  Chris Parmelee is 3-17.  For the season, he is .290/.323/.500 in 62 at-bats.  Spencer Steedley is 0-1, 8.53, 2.37 WHIP in 6.1 innings (five appearances).  He has struck out eight.  Deolis Guerra is 2-1, 5.54, 1.46 WHIP in 13 innings (three starts).  He has struck out eight.

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What’s next:  The Rock Cats have three more games in New Hampshire.  They then come home for three against Harrisburg and four against Richmond.

Remodeled basement. Same half-baked taste.