Boof Bonser pitched a great game last night, pitching 5.1 innings while giving up 3 runs on 6 hits. He struck out 5 and walked 2. He threw 65% strikes. Justin Morneau could probably be credited as the hitting hero tonight, delivering a two-out, two-RBI single to give the Twins a 6-3 lead going into the top of the 8th.

Morneau went 2-for-4 with the two RBIs.

Joe Mauer went 2-for-5, raising his average to .360.

The Twins stole 2 bases last night off of former Twin A.J. Pierzynski, who really doesn’t have that good of an arm. The stealers were Jason Tyner, and Nick Punto, who then scored on Morneau’s single. Gameday also says that Bartlett stole a base, but Gameday contradicts that by showing him go 0-for-4 with 0 walks.

I should start ragging on Torii Hunter regularly, because just hours after I said he might be one of the worst hitters on the team, he goes 2-for-3 with a solo homerun, and he also hit a double. Jason Kubel hit a double right after that, scoring Torii. Hunter started the night with a career average of .382 against pitcher Freddy Garcia. He finished it with a .405 average.

Before the game, FSN showed a stat. The stat was most two-out RBIs in the American League, and leading in that stat was Morneau, with 45. Second was Michael Cuddyer, with 42, and third was David Ortiz with 40. Morneau got two two-out RBIs tonight, to make his new total 47. Cuddyer got 0, and Ortiz has 0 through a game and 6 innings in a doubleheader against the Yankees.


I’m listening to WCCO radio right now, and Dark Starr is on. A caller just called in with a question/theory. It was “Trade Joe Mauer to the Rockies…”(the guy wasn’t done talking). Dark: “If your parents knew you were out with the car tonight, they’d be very upset. Next caller.” How awesome is that? To have such sass, such authority. Truthfully, the guy deserved to get hung up on. Mauer is the future of the Twins.

Pat Neshek got the official win, his third of the year, throwing 1.1 innings of scoreless ball. He struck out two and gave up an infield hit to speedy Scott Podsednik.

In yesterday’s post I said that a player with a decent number of homeruns but not that many RBIs wasn’t, in my eyes, a good ballplayer. Upon further review that isn’t really what I think, and honestly I don’t know why I said that. There are more aspects that need to be involved, like whether or not there are guys on base when the player bats. In Inge’s case, he’s batting 9th in the order, so there might not be a lot of guys on base for him to get RBI opportunities.

Tonight’s game is at 6:10, and Brad Radke will take the mound for the Twins.

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