September 2006


It’s been a tough two games with decent pitching in the first and bad pitching in the second, and subpar hitting in both. (more…)

Brad Radke‘s heroic pitching effort, Joe Mauer‘s homerun to tie the game, Jason Bartlett‘s game-winning RBI are highlighted in the post. (more…)

So we’re still 1 game back in the division. Carlos Silva had a great first inning, retiring all 3 batters with just 7 pitches. The second was also good, as he had a 1-run lead and didn’t give up a hit. However, the next two innings were very poor. (more…)

What else is there to say? We won!!! Nobody thought it would be possible after the first two months of the season (including me), but look at us now! I don’t have much time to write this, so I’ll get to the point as quick as possible…we’re going to the playoffs!

Boof Bonser was amazing, giving up only 2 hits (one was a solo homer) over 6 and 2/3 innings. He struck out 5 and walked 2.

Torii Hunter hit a two-run homerun, his 30th of the year, in the bottom of the 7th to give the Twins a 5-1 lead.

Justin Morneau followed suit in the 8th, this time with 2 guys on base. I have a feeling that he needed a little spark like that, and his homerun will do the trick. I think he’ll go on a hot streak for this last week, along with the first part of the playoffs.

Nick Punto and Joe Mauer combined to go 5-for-8 with 2 RBI, a run scored, 2 walks, and a strikeout. Pretty productive day for these guys.

Here are some pictures of the post-game celebration

O-MVP: Torii Hunter – 2; Joe Mauer – 1; Justin Morneau – 1

Co-MVP: Michael Cuddyer – 1; Phil Nevin – 1

Matt Garza took the mound for his 8th start of the season, and threw 5 and 2/3 innings of good baseball. He gave up 6 hits and 3 runs, but all the runs were on solo homers (two by Miguel Tejada). Two of the three also came in the 6th, the last inning he would pitch in. (more…)

Matt Guerrier, although his performance was not spectacular, got his first major league win in 90 career appearances. Rondell White led the team in hits, with 4, but the offensive player of the game has to be Torii Hunter. (more…)

I didn’t watch the game, but Carlos Silva has two sides: his good side and his bad side. Tonight was definitely the bad side. He pitched 5 and 2/3 innings, giving up 10 hits in that span. Included in the 5 runs he gave up was a 2-run homerun to Brian Roberts. (more…)

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