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.

The Twins stole 4 bases (Luis Castillo, Torii Hunter, Lew Ford, and Jason Bartlett), but only Hunter and Ford would score. Bartlett was also thrown out once.

The tone might have been set early, though, when Castillo was thrown out at the plate in the first inning.

Daniel Cabrera, the Orioles’ pitcher, does not have spectacular stuff. In his second start of the season, he walked 9 guys and struck out 10 in only 5 innings of work. In his other start against the Twins this season, he pitched 6 innings and gave up 5 hits, but walked 6 and struck out 5. We did not score a run against him that game. The guy’s WHIP is 1.66 on the season; Matt Garza‘s is 1.60. It has been a habit of the Twins to produce very little against pitchers that don’t particularly stand out as marquee guys. Tonight was no exception.

Dennys Reyes continues to pitch strongly, getting 2 outs to finish off the 7th inning. He didn’t strike anybody out but did not allow a hit.

Juan Rincon, on the other hand, allowed 4 hits and 2 runs in his 1 inning of work. Luckily it was not a critical situation.

Tomorrow’s game, to my knowledge, will not be televised. I heard that it is because Fox picked the game up, so FSN cannot broadcast, but Fox is choosing not to broadcast it. Hopefully this isn’t true, but if it is then Dazzle Man and Gordo will have to do.

In tomorrow’s post I will also talk about the current MVP race.

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