The internet is sucking again, and the write page isn’t completely loaded, so this post is delayed and hopefully things can get better.

Matt Garza pitched, in my opinion, pretty good last night. It’s just that the Twins’ offense can’t hit doubles or homeruns to score some people.

Garza had 5 innings of work, throwing 102 pitches and threw 63% strikes. He struck out 5 and walked 2. He did give up all 3 runs, but that isn’t so bad if you know that two of those runs came from sacrifice flies.

The Twins totalled 7 hits, with 6 singles and a solo homerun. Something I noticed about the Twins is their lack of multi-run homeruns. The Twins have 107 total homeruns this year, but 61 solos for a 57% chance of a solo for each homerun hit. The Chicago White Sox, on the other hand, have 179 total homeruns with 94 solos. That gives them a 52% chance for a solo shot each time they hit a homerun.

Justin Morneau was the one who hit a homer yesterday, his 31st of the year. I think it’s great that he isn’t in the top 5 in the American League for homeruns, but is 3rd in the AL for RBIs. If you think about it, homeruns are exciting but a guy like Detroit’s Brandon Inge can have 21 homeruns with only 62 RBIs. If you hit homeruns but can’t drive in runs in other situations, I don’t think you’re a very good ballplayer. It also shows with Inge because his batting average is a very pitiful .243.

Torii Hunter had an ofer day yesterday, and I guess that doesn’t surprise me at all. People may rag on Mike Cuddyer for not having a higher average or for not doing something else, but Torii is the supposed “face of the Twins” and he’s probably one of the worst hitters on the team. I sure hope he isn’t on the team next year, because his 10 million could be used in a much better way.

Nick Punto thinks he’ll return to the lineup tonight against Chicago, as he’s been out with a bruised knee, but Gardenhire says nothing is for sure until Punto gets to the Dome.

In Wednesday’s game, Dennys Reyes was pitching to batter Jason Michaels. Michaels watched the first pitch go a little inside for ball one. He then fouled off a pitch to make it 1-1, and swung and missed on the following pitch. He proceeded to walk to the dugout, thinking that the first pitch was a strike. Catcher Joe Mauer didn’t want to say anything, and neither did the home plate umpire, making it a two-strike strikeout. MLB.com’s Gameday for that game shows the first pitch as a called strike, but that isn’t how the umpire called it.

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