Joe Nathan came into the game in the top of the 9th with the score tied at 4. He gave up 3 consecutive hits; a double, another double, and a single, to give up the tie that the Twins fought hard to get.
They were down 4-2 in the bottom of the 7th when they got a single, a double, and another single to tie it up. Torii Hunter made a really nice slide at home to score the first run. Torii also saw 11 pitches in the 2nd inning when he grounded out for an RBI, too.
Matt Guerrier pitched 2 innings of flawless baseball. He’s really done a great job this year when we need a long relief man. I know he’s looking to become a starter and if any of our pitchers falter and the Twins’ brass doesn’t want Glen Perkins in there, I think Matt might be their guy.
It appears as though we need to get used to seeing Luis Rodriguez in the lineup on a daily basis. Nick Punto sprained his ankle fielding ground balls on Saturday and might be headed to the 15-day DL. Another option is to call up Glenn Williams, although that isn’t likely.
Alexi Casilla was 0-for-4 yesterday with 3 strikeouts, when he had just 56 strikeouts in 493 at bats last year.
Boof Bonser got a new career-high in strikeouts yesterday with 8, but he also walked 3 and gave up 2 homers in the same inning in just 5 and 1/3 innings pitched.