The Twins couldn’t drum up any offense yesterday, getting just 3 hits against the Sox, whose pitcher, Javier Vazquez, allowed just 1 of those in 6 and 2/3 innings. He walked 4 and struck out 5 yet the announcers claimed he had “outstanding command” throughout the game.

Carlos Silva had a great game, lasting only 5 innings but giving up just a run in the first. He allowed 5 hits and had 1 walk to go with 1 K.  Matt Guerrier got his first work of the season and went 2 innings with nothing happening.

Things went from bad to worse when Dennys Reyes came in. Usually a quick worker, Denny gave up a homer to the first batter he faced. Speedy Scott Podsenik then bunted the ball towards Denny, who fumbled with it too much to get Scott out. Darin Erstad then bunted him to second, and Denny tried a fast one to catch Scott leaning too far towards third. The ball sailed into short right field, and by the time Luis Castillo got to it, it was too late. The throw home was close but the ump called him safe. Pat Neshek came in to finish the game.

The only offensive highlight for the Twins was Michael Cuddyer, who went 2-for-3, raising his average to .429 (second on the team).

Jason Tyner started in place of Rondell White because (according to mlb.com) Rondell, while doing pregame warm-ups, “strained his right calf muscle. He is listed as day-to-day.”

Torii Hunter saw just 10 pitches yesterday, twice swinging at the first one (both resulting in him getting out),and then seeing 3 pitches before grounding into a double play in his 3rd at-bat. He doubled the number to 10 in his final AB but grounded out weakly to the SS to end the game.

The Twins play today at 1 o’clock Central, weather permitting.

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