Boof Bonser again pitched a great game, and if the Twins weren’t so short on starters, I’d say he’s earned to be one in the postseason; but since we are so short on starters, he probably doesn’t have a choice.

Boof threw 7 innings and just 81 pitches, but retired 19 of the 26 batters he faced. He allowed 7 hits, but only 2 runs while walking nobody and striking out 5. He’s thrown at least 5 and 1/3 innings and given up less than 4 runs in his past 8 starts. He really has been pitching good.

Torii Hunter hit another homerun, and even though I don’t like him, what he’s doing for the team right now is fantastic. It really boosts the team, too, because he’s the “leader”. When he wasn’t getting things done, the whole team kind of sagged. But now, they keep producing, and so does he. His 3-run homerun tonight, which gave the Twins the lead and put Bonser in line for the win, is his 28th of the year. With 11 games left in the season, combined with the tear he’s been on, it’s very likely he’ll hit 30 homeruns for the first time in his career. He added his 4th RBI of the night (to give him 90 on the year) in the top of the 9th on a groundout.

Justin Morneau was only 1-for-4, but had an RBI, a walk, and 2 runs scored.

Joe Mauer was 2-for-5 with 2 runs scored. 2/5=4/10=.400, raising his average to .344.

David Ortiz hit a homerun off of Boof, Ortiz’s 50th of the year. That makes him just the second player in Boston Red Sox history to hit 50 or more homeruns with the team. The other was Jimmie Foxx, who also hit 50 way back in 1938.

I am looking for suggestions from my readers about what they want to see in the blog. Any idea at all, about what you want to see, please comment using the comment link. It doesn’t have to be major or minor or anything specific, just what you would like to see me write about. It seems like the posts get shorter and shorter, and I’m at a loss. I could do a review of each player’s stats for the night, but in my opinion too much stats can get annoying.

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