Justin Morneau started off the scoring for the Twins, hitting a solo homer in the 2nd inning, and Torii Hunter followed suit just one pitch later to give the Twins an early 2-0 lead. Johan Santana had 6 IP, allowing 7 hits and 4 runs with 6 strikeouts. He also walked 2 batters

The Twins had the bases loaded in the bottom of the 4th, after the Orioles scored 3 in the top of the inning, but only managed one run out of it. Torii came up, swung at the first pitch he saw, and grounded out. Newcomer Jeff Cirillo hit an opposite field single to score Michael Cuddyer, but 3B coach Scott Ullger sent Morneau behind him and apparently Justin isn’t all that fast as he was thrown out by quite a bit. He at least plowed into the catcher, hoping to knock the ball loose, but it didn’t work.

The Twins had the bases loaded again in the 5th when Morneau knocked in Nick Punto on a single which Justin tried to stretch to a double, unsuccessfully. Hunter followed with a double to score Joe Mauer.

So I’ve decided I want to keep track of a couple different items over the course of the season, and maybe add on as I go. First, I want to track the total number of pitches that Torii Hunter sees per game and total for the season. I could easily find these stats on espn.com or mlb.com, but I’d rather keep track myself. So, THPSPG/S means Torii Hunter’s Pitches Seen Per Game/Season. And, after 1 game, THPSPG/S is 9/9. I will average it out after the second game, so the first number will usually be a decimal. Also, LCIHSF. means Luis Castillo‘s Infield Hits So Far. That number, right now, is 1.