It was a pretty sad game most of the way through, with Johan Santana giving up 2 early runs to a guy with the same batting average as Nick Punto. Unfortunately, the game ended when that same guy (Richie Sexson) hit a homer off Matt Guerrier.
The Twins rallied with 2 runs in the 7th inning to make it a 3-3 tie, but Guerrier came on for his second inning of work after throwing 13 pitches in the 8th. It took him just 2 pitches to end it.
Nick Punto had a surprising night at the plate, going 1-for-2 with 2 runs scored and 2 walks. Joe Mauer had 3 hits in 4 at-bats and collected 2 RBI.
It’s just a sad state of the Twins. I got fed up with their futileness yesterday and stopped watching most of the game and turned it back on in the 8th to watch Guerrier pitch.
Tonight’s game starts at 9 central time again, and we’re facing a pitcher that has an ERA above 7 on the year but it’s in the 3.5 range at home (where he’s 6-0 on the season) and the pitcher we’re throwing out there has a 1.7 ERA but has just 1 win to show for it. I’ll try and watch most of it, to cheer Matt Garza on, but it might be tough if the offense is…offenseless.